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Cobh Carillon Festive Season

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CHRISTMAS BELLS
The traditional hour-long recital of Seasonal music on the Cobh Carillon will be presented by the Cathedral Carillonneur, Adrian Gebruers, on Christmas Eve commencing at 4.30. As has been the case for the past few years, Adrian will be joined by his granddaughters Amy and Ella Gebruers in a programme of solos and duets.

RINGING THE CHANGES
Continuing a tradition initiated by his father in 1924, Cathedral Carillonneur Adrian Gebruers will present a special recital on the 49-bell Cobh Carillon on New Year’s Eve commencing at 11.50 and concluding with the playing of Auld Lange Syne on the stroke of midnight.

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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