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Friday 18 January 2019

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Whist Drive: The first Whist Drive of the year takes place at St Anthony's CWCW on January 4 at 8 p.m. sharp. The cost of admission is €5 on the night and tea will be served. New players are urgently being sought to take part and people are asked to come along and try something new this year.

Tidy Towns annual draw

The Tidy Towns annual Christmas draw took place in Stamps Pub. The winners were as follows. First Prize Róisín Williams; second James Howlin; third Joey Doyle; fourth Maria Hudson; fifth Áine Murphy; sixth Kelly Sheehan. The group wishes to express their gratitude to all this year's sponsors, namely Pettitt's SuperValu, Riverside Park Hotel, Wilton Gardens, McCauley's Pharmacy, Centra Supermarket, Templeshannon, Mackin Travel, J'Adore Shoe Boutique, Smyth's Hardware, Enniscorthy Credit Union, Eddie Watchorn, M&M Meats, Yellow Rose Boutique and Byrne's Bookshop.

Concern Fast

Those behind the annual Christmas Fast for Concern wish to thank the people of Enniscorthy and further afield who gave so generously to the cause this year.

The collection raised a total of €2,665, with money still being collected.

These funds will now be forwarded directly to Concern to help some of the neediest people in the world. Once again, thank you for helping those less fortunate.

Pilgrimage

The destination for this year's St Aidan's Parish Pilgrimage has been decided as Medjugorje. The trip will also include a one-day stop over at the beautiful and historic Dubrovnik.

The proposed dates for the pilgrimage are Monday, September 30, to Saturday, October 5.

These dates are only approximate at the moment and the cost of the trip will be announced at a later date. Bookings are now open at O'Leary Travel, Main Street, Enniscorthy, at 053 9233178.

St Senan's Defibrillator

A new defibrillator has been installed on the outside wall of St Senan's Church having been donated by the Ger Devereux Memorial Fund. The potentially lifesaving piece of kit will now be available to anyone in distress and the code for the box can be obtained in case of an emergency by calling Enniscorthy Garda Station.

Trained users will also know the code.

Those wishing to train in the use of the defibrillator are asked to contact St Senan's parish office. The CPR/AED course will take four hours to complete and is run in conjunction with Enniscorthy Red Cross.

Brendan Grace show

2019 is set to get off to a hilarious start at the Riverside Park Hotel as comedy favourite Brendan Grace returns for a special show this Saturday, January 5.

Grace is celebrating 48 years of generating hearty chuckles from his audiences, performing all over the world and undertaking countless TV appearances.

The show he's bringing to Enniscorthy this time out could best be described as somewhat of a 'greatest hits' tour where he'll work his way through his most requested pieces from nearly half a century of side-splitting comedy.

Tickets for the show are priced at €30 and are available from hotel reception at 053 9237800 or ticketmaster.ie.

Retirement Association

The January meeting of Enniscorthy Retirement Association will take place next Tuesday, January 8, at 2.30 p.m. in the Riverside Park Hotel.

Membership and renewals will open at a cost of €10.

New members are also welcome to come along.

Among ongoing activities for the group are: Monday - Line dancing at 11 a.m. at Astro Active Centre; Indoor bowls at 1 p.m. at Astro Active Centre and pitch and putt at 10 a.m. weather permitting and also at the same time on Friday; Tuesday is bus, walk or lunch; Wednesday - Walk at 11 a.m. from Riverside Hotel; table quiz at 2.30 p.m. every second Wednesday at Loreto Village; Thursday - Ramblers' walk at 9.30 a.m. from Lidl car park and craft sessions at 2 p.m. at the Astro Active Centre.

Screening

Mental Health Charity First Fortnight, in partnership with IFI National, is hosting a special film screening at the Presentation Centre on January 11 at 8 p.m.

'Two Days, One Night' features Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as the impressive Sandra, a woman who returns to work at solar plant after suffering from depression to find out that her colleagues have chosen to take a yearly bonus at the expense of her job.

She has just one weekend to convince them to change their minds in order to regain her position.

What follows is arguably the Dardenne brothers' greatest cinematic achievement to date. Tickets to the screening are priced at €8 with all of the proceeds going to the cause.

Age Action volunteers

Age Action Ireland are on the lookout for patient, friendly and kind volunteer tutors to work on a one-to-one basis with learners over the age of 55 who would like to learn how to use basic technology in Enniscorthy Library.

Age Action runs the award winning free Getting Started Programme which helps to fight against digital exclusion among the ageing and older populations of Ireland.

Volunteers help learners to use technology such as computers, laptops, android phones, iPhone, iPad and android tablets. Full training will be provided, but a good level of English is required.

Classes are due to start in January/February 2019 and are two hours a week for five weeks.

To register call 01 4756989 or gsvolun-teer@ageaction.ie.

Gymboree

Gymboree for kids is due to take place at Enniscorthy Library this Friday, January 4, from 11 a.m. to midday.

Gymboree is specially designed to help young children learn and develop as they play.

This is a family event, suitable for children 0-5 years. Booking for this event is essential.

To book your place, call the library at 053 9236055.

Grow meeting

If you're struggling with anxiety or depression and are feeling isolated at what can be a difficult time of year, then Grow is here to help.

Offering free and confidential mental health support groups, no referrals or bookings are needed.

In Enniscorthy, meetings take place at the Presentation Centre, Mondays at 2 p.m.

Three Amigos Country show

The Three Amigos - Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney - make a welcome return to the Riverside Park Hotel to start the New Year off with style this Thursday night.

The trio have gained rave reviews for previous shows in Enniscorthy and are looking forward to making a return as they present a very special night of country favourites.

A mix of music, song and comedy, the trio enjoy a wonderful chemistry onstage and promise a mix of country hits from both sides of the Atlantic and some great rock'n' roll, along with special tributes to the late Don Williams, Glen Campbell, Joe Dolan and Big Tom McBride.

A limited amount of tickets are still available for purchase from the Riverside Park Hotel for what looks set to be a great night of good old fashioned country music.

All welcome to attend to start the new year with a song.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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