Sunday 15 December 2019

Annual Loreto Beaufort Past Pupils Dinner to be held at Grange Golf Club

This year's Annual Loreto Beaufort Past Pupils Dinner will take place on Friday, September 16, at Grange Golf Club in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin.

Tickets for the non-profit event cost €25 and include a three-course meal with pre-dinner champagne/cocktails between 8pm and 8.45pm.

Contact for further details or send a cheque (made payable to Loreto Beaufort Past Pupils' Union) to Judy Byrne Murray, 4 Castleside Drive, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

One-day courses for practical parents

Sheila O'Malley and Practical Parenting, Ireland's leading provider of the new Dr Tony Humphreys' parenting programme, have announced they will hold a one-day parenting course on Saturday, July 16, at Croghan, Co Offaly.

Other one-day parenting courses will be held in Dublin on a series of Saturdays (July 23, August 13, August 27 and September 3). The venue for the courses is Bewley's Hotel Leopardstown (on the M50). More details from

Artists relive William's Aughrim win

THE Aidan Heavey Library in Athlone will host an exhibition of art and writing inspired by the events of the Battle of Aughrim, which took place on July 12, 1691, and was the most bloody battle of the Williamite/Jacobite War.

The exhibition was opened last week by John Donohue and throws new light on the famous battle in which up to 9,000 people were killed and marked the final victory of King William of Orange over James II.

Una Spain, of artists collective Group 8, said: "The exhibition explores the dramatic hidden history that lies amid the everyday landscape that we pass through, but don't really see."

Rebels with applause

THE Cork Comedy festival kicks off this Thursday and will run until Sunday. Some of Ireland's finest comedy performers, including David O'Doherty and David McSavage (right), are lined up for the festival, with some 25,000 revellers expected to attend. For more information see

'Sense and Sensibility' gets an airing

AN open-air performance of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will be staged next weekend at the beautiful forest estate of Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.

The "theatre under the stars" event, portraying the lively romances of the Dashwood sisters, will be performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company on Saturday, July 16.

The public can bring picnics or use the mansion's kitchen cafe. Tickets from 0404-46111.

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