Thursday 23 November 2017

County Choir members raise their voices in aid of St Vincent de Paul

A LOCAL St Vincent de Paul charity will benefit from a special concert next Saturday night in St John's Church, Ballinteer, Co Dublin.

The well-known soprano Niamh Murray will be singing with the 100-strong Dublin County Choir in a performance that will include John Rutter's Requiem and an Andrew Lloyd Weber medley, all performed under the baton of Colin Block.

Also included will be a work by Irish composer Mary McAuliffe, which was specially commissioned by the choir. Tickets, priced €15, are available from St John's parish office on (01) 499-4203.

Secret double life of a female gambler

Next week's episode of TG4's crime series, Idir Mna (Tuesday, 10pm) features a compelling story of a woman's long battle with her addiction to gambling.

The tumultuous story of Sile from Wexford is one with two sides. To the outside world, she is a successful and loving mother, regarded with admiration in her local community.

But behind closed doors, she struggles constantly with an intense need to put her financial security and mental stability on the line for the chance of just one win.

Gray lines out for Legends Night

FORMER Scottish international Eddie Gray is teaming up with two of his team mates from the legendary Leeds United team that dominated English football in the early Seventies, for a special event in Dublin next week.

Gray is being drafted in as a replacement for English striker, Mick Jones, who has had to withdraw from the Leeds Legends Night.

The Dublin Leeds United Members Club, which is organising the event, said it was disappointed that Jones had had to pull out but is deeply grateful to Gray for stepping in at such short notice.

The event takes place on Thursday, November 11, at 7.30pm in the Players Lounge, Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3. Tickets €20.

New MSA support group meeting

A new support group for people with the neurological disorder Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) will hold a meeting today for those affected by the condition.

The group, which is linked with the UK-based MSA Trust, aims to bring together people with MSA and their carers. The meeting takes place at the Citywest Hotel, Naas Road, Co Dublin, at 2pm.

Sunday Independent

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