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ct4Christmas In Cobh 2009 Event Guide

Saturday 28th November

Ryan Morgan, Jim Quinlan & Alan Carne in Concert
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm
Tel: 021 4813790 Email:

Sunday 29th November

Cobh Wedding Trail in conjunction with
Irish Rail & Illusive Model Agency

Sirius Arts Centre, WatersEdge Hotel,
Commodore Hotel, Marlogue Inn, Gilbert’s
Restaurant and the Crow’s Nest, 2pm
Contact Sirius Arts Centre Tel: 021 4813790

Thursday 3rd December
Shopping Event at Christy’s Irish Store at Cobh Heritage Centre – 20% off
everything except Newbridge range 10am – 9pm
Cobh Heritage Centre will be providing a hot evening supper and music – bookings to be made on 4813591. Opening Reception of Exhibition
featuring the new book “Shorebirds of Ireland” by Mark Carmody and Jim Wilson

Sirius Arts Centre, 7pm, Runs through January 2010

Friday 4th December
Farmer’s Market Cobh Heritage Centre, 10am – 1pm
Active Age Coffee Morning in aid of The Park Road Centre
€6 incl tea/coffee/scone
Great Island Community Centre, 11am
Contact Claire Cullinane Tel: 021 4814940 Email:
Ryan Morgan, Jim Quinlan & Alan Carney in Concert – Encore!
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm

Saturday 5th December
Santa Arrives in Cobh by Boat Kennedy Pier, Town Centre, 12 Noon
Visit Santa in his Grotto Sirius Arts Centre, 12.30pm – 4.30pm
€5 (incl. Parcel)
Christmas Cheer
Guest choirs and musicians at the Christmas Tree Cobh Town Centre, 3pm – 5pm
Switching on of the Christmas lights at 5pm
Artykids – Free Children’s
Christmas Art Workshop
Robson Room, Commodore Hotel,
Drop in between 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Christmas Angels and Scrooges
Children’s torch lit procession from the Heritage Centre to the Christmas Tree, 4.30pm. Bring a torch, glow stick or a night light in a jam jar.
All Welcome. Free!
Christmas Fair St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, 2.30pm – 5pm

Sunday 6th December
Art & Craft Fair Great Island Community Centre, Tel: 021 4815904

Monday 7th December
Woman, Wellbeing & Wardrobe Style Night, Illusive, Ticknock, 7.30pm
Contact Claire Cullinane Tel: 021 4814940 Email:

Wednesday 9th December

Christmas BINGO Bonanza In aid of Rushbrooke Rowing Club
Commodore Hotel, 8pm
€10 single book & €15 Double book. Available at the door or any member,
Tel: 087 6264801

Thursday 10th December

Michael O’Regan in Concert. Support Act: Kate Perryman and Peter Piggott
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm

Friday 11th December

Farmer’s Market Cobh Heritage Centre, 10am – 1pm
Dickie Rock in Concert Cobh GAA Hall, Tel: 021 4811416

Saturday 12th December

Christmas Gala Concert Produced by Terri Byrne Great Island Community Centre, 8pm in aid of “Christmas in Cobh” and the festive illumination of the Pat O’Mahony Bandstand “A not to be missed Christmas extravaganza with soloists and choirs performing your favourite yuletide songs and carols. Guaranteed to lift the spirits of young and old.”
Tickets €10 (including mince pies and mulled wine) from the Commodore Hotel and Ursula Duffy 4813581
Dog Tail Soup (featuring Fergus O’Farrell from Interference) in Concert
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm
Christmas Gift Giving Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, 6pm

Wednesday 16th December
Candle Lit Carol Service St. Colman’s Cathedral, 7.30pm
All welcome. Free!

Thursday 17th December

East Cork Choral Society with guests St. Mary’s National School Choir
Great Island Community Centre, 8pm
Tel: 021 4815904

Friday 18th December

Farmer’s Market Cobh Heritage Centre, 10am – 1pm
An Evening of Christmas Cheer with Trio
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm

Sunday 20th December

Cobh Senior Citizens Christmas Party Commodore Hotel, 2pm
Contact Frances Tabb, Cobh Branch Irish Red Cross Tel:
021 4813538
An Evening of Christmas Cheer with Trio – Encore!
Sirius Arts Centre, 8pm

Tuesday 22nd December
Christmas Penitential Service St. Colman’s Cathedral, 7.30pm

Thursday 24th December
Caroling on the Carillon – The traditional recital of Seasonal music presented by Adrian Gebruers on the Carillon of St Colman’s Cathedral 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Children’s Crib Service Christchurch, Rushbrooke, 6pm
Vigil Mass for Christmas Day St. Colman’s Cathedral, 6pm and 8pm Rushbrooke Church, 9pm
Midnight Mass for Christmas Day St. Colman’s Cathedral, 12 midnight
Ballymore Church, 12 midnight

Friday 25th December
Christmas Day Masses
St. Colman’s Cathedral, 8.30am, 10am and 12 noon. Rushbrooke Church, 11am
Ballymore Church, 9.30am
NB No Evening Masses!
Family Communion for Christmas Day Christchurch, Rushbrooke, 10am
Further details of this service and other events are available at
Christmas Day Charity Swim in aid of Cobh Hospital. Cuskinny, 11.30am
Sponsorship cards and details from John Lynch Tel: 021 4812484

Saturday 26th December

Cobh GAA Club Puc Fada Carthy’s Cross (near Ballymore), 11am
Tel: 021 4811416

Sunday 27th December
Free Guided Tour of Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve with Jim Wilson
Entrance to Cuskinny Court, 11am
Feast of the Holy Family
Blessing of Babies baptised in 2009 and of all children St.Colman’s Cathedral, 4pm

Monday 28th December –

Sunday 3rd January (incl)
Titanic Trail Walking Tour – Special 2 for the price of 1 (Pre-booking required)
Commodore Hotel, 11am. Contact Michael Martin Tel: 021 4815211

Thursday 31st December
Ringing in the New Year as nowhere else in Ireland!
Carillonneur Adrian Gebruers presents a special recital on the 49-bell Carillon of St Colman’s Cathedral. Commences at 11.50pm and concludes on the stroke of midnight with “Auld Lang Syne”.

Monday 4th January

Woman, Wellbeing & Wardrobe Style Night. Illusive, Ticknock, 7.30pm
Contact Claire Cullinane
Tel: 021 4814940 Email:

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th January

Cobh Showbird Society Open Show, Cobh Community College
Sat 9th: 4pm – 6pm, Sun 10th: 10am – 1pm
Contact John Lynch Tel: 021 4812484

Christmas in Cobh Shop Window Display Competition
See You In Cobh, the community group promoting Christmas In Cobh encourages all Businesses to enter our Shop Window competition under the theme “Christmas
In Cobh – Shop In Cobh”. Windows must be dressed by Friday December 4th for judging week commencing December 7th . See You In Cobh will provide some
seasonal merchandising material to assist you.

Contact Hendrick Verwey
Tel: 087 2593850 Email:

Cobh & Harbour Chamber Shop Local Campaign – many shops in Cobh will open late on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th December until 8pm. There will also be a selection of shops open on Sunday 20th December – 12 noon until 5.00pm

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