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Christmas Chicken Run
Little Hill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Christmas Hen Rescue Runs are taking place at various locations on the 9th, 10th & 16th December. Full list of locations can be found on Little Hill Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Facebook page. Please bring adequate transport box.
Experience Christmas at Emo Court & Parklands
Experience Christmas at Emo Court & Parklands on December 10th, from 2pm until 6pm. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with delightful music, holiday beverages, scrumptious treats, and a wonderfully decorated atmosphere.
Admission is free for all! Join us for a magical time celebrating the joys of the season.
Safe Home Ireland
Safe Home Ireland was set up in 2000 to facilitate the desire for qualifying Irish born emigrants abroad to return to their homeland. Over the years Safe Home has evolved from simply providing a housing option for older Irish born emigrants. It now provides an information and advocacy service supporting Irish people while still abroad, to make informed choices about returning to Ireland and assists those who have returned by providing person-centered and holistic outreach support on accessing services and rights. Safe Home Ireland would like to meet with those who recently (or not so recent!) returned to Ireland to explore their experience of returning home, and the first in-person ‘Returned Irish Emigrants Network’ meeting will take place on Saturday (9th Dec) in Portlaoise Parish Centre at 2pm. Refreshments provided. Call Karen McHugh on 087 977 5080 for more info OR just come along on the day to join the Network.
Clara GAA Club big bingo
Clara GAA Club are holding a big bingo in the Clara GAA Centre on Sunday (10th December) Doors open at 6.45pm. Flier games, Jackpot books and side prizes all available. See Clara GAA Bingo on Facebook.
Killua Castle, Clonmellon, Christmas Fair
Killua Castle, Clonmellon, Christmas Fair. Saturday 9th December 11:00-4pm.. Festive music, locally produced food, gifts and a huge raffle with prizes including dinner in the 'Twelve Points' dining area, overnight stay at the castle, 5 star holiday, and, Christmas Hampers. See Killua Castle on Facebook.
Handbags and Gladrags Fundraiser
Oxmantown School, Birr Handbags and Gladrags fundraiser on Friday the 8th December. Tickets cost €10 which include mulled wine/prosecco and mince pies/cheese & crackers. New and nearly new dresses, coats, handbags, wallets and gift sets for sale on the night. We are trying to raise funds for our wellbeing garden area.
Tickets from The Loft coffee shop, Mulholland's Pharmacy or Oxmantown National School, Birr.
Pop Up Handmade Pottery and Art Gallery open each Fri & Sat 10am - 4pm in Annaharvey Farm for the next 3 weekends - lovely locally handmade Christmas presents for all the family - mugs, jugs, bowls and platters along with beautiful oil paintings. Tea and coffee with treats to be enjoyed. Call Lynda on 0862232939.
LOETB Portlaoise Youthreach Christmas Market
Our Christmas market is being held at our centre in Portlaoise. (LOETB, Ridge Rd, Portlaoise, Co Laois) on Thurs 14th December from 11-13.00. All proceeds are being donated to Cuisle Centre Portlaoise. We will have many handmade products made from our students including Christmas logs, candles, wreaths, flowers, baking products and many many more! We are also holding a raffle on the day and tickets can be bought on the day many spot prizes.
Moate Monster Christmas Bingo
Moate Community Association Monster Christmas Bingo begins on Wednesday 22nd November at 8pm for 5 weeks in Moate Community Hall. Huge Christmas Jackpot each week of €5750 plus ‘Sit beside prizes’ , Super Jackpot Sheet, Page 10 & Flyer games, for even more chances to win ! See Moate Sports and Recreation Facebook.