Tuesday, 16th January 2018
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Aonghus McAnally recreates the iconic sound of his close friend in this touching tribute to one of Ireland's greatest ever singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy. Christie delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007. McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of Christie's voice and guitar playing. This magical evening is not to be missed.

Starts @ 8pm – Tickets €25 / €22 conc. available from the box-office

Tel: 051 874402 or online @ http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/aonghus-mcananllyas-christie-hennessy

Christmas in Benildus

Did you attend the sell out concert in St. Joseph and Benildus Church last year? The standing ovation received was fitting for such a wonderful and spiritual event. The event returns, Christmas in Benildus 2 will take place on Wednesday December 20th at 8.00 pm, doors open at 7.30 pm. Following on from the success of last year, many of the same artists are returning for what promises to be a Christmas highlight once again in the City. This unique blend of soloists, choirs, international musicians, readings and poetry, gives one that timely lift, right before Christmas. Project Music Management is proud to present Valerie Leahy Soprano, Vanessa Whelan Soprano, Dominic McGorian Tenor and the irrepressible Niamh Murray Soprano as our soloists, the Parish Choir under the direction of Joe O´Beirne, SOSPIRO Male Voice Choir and the Edmund Rice Choral Society. They will be joined by our international music trio, Jacob Shaw Cello, David Lau Magnussen Piano and Organ and Anna Egholm Violin. The evening will be presented by Gerry Kane and will follow a similar format to last year, music, readings and poetry all on a Christmas and cheerful theme. Tickets are priced at E15 and will be released on Friday the 24th November. Enquiries can be made at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and booked by calling the Parish Office on 878 977 from the 24th November. Last year this event sold out early, so please reserve from the 24th to avoid disappointment.


Letters to the Editor


    HealthCatastropheMary Harney, when she was Minister for Health, many years ago, declared that 300 people on trolleys in hospital corridors was a 'health crisis'. Now here we are in 2018 and we have nearly twice that number of people on trolleys within a hospital system that barely seems able to cope. The sad and infuriating thing about this, is that this is a yearly occurence where every winter ,just as the New Year is coming in, we find ourselves in the same position - every year.The Gove …

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