You are invited to attend a Public Consultation Meeting on the New National Planning Framework in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny, Wednesday 8th March 7.30 pm
This new National Planning Framework will shape Ireland’s development to 2040 and beyond. It is essential that people get involved and that the views of the South East and Kilkenny are expressed in the public consultation process now underway. This evening has been arranged to provide people with information on the content of the Government’s “Ireland 2040 Our Plan Issues and Choices” paper published in February 2017.
A panel of local speakers will give an overview of the National Planning Framework process and facilitate a discussion to encourage people to make submissions as part of that process. You are encouraged to take part in this consultation process which will be an important step in making the views of Kilkenny people heard in the National Planning Framework.
More information about the National Planning Framework is available from the website: www.ireland2040.ie
Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council
Title: Launch of "Once we sang like other men" by John MacKenna
Venue: Carlow Central Library, Tullow Street
Start Date/Time: 03/03/2017, 20:00
Details: Writer in Residence at Carlow Libraries in Partnership with Carlow Arts Office, John MacKenna, will launch his 18th book, "Once we sang like other men" on Friday 3rd March at 8pm in Carlow Central Library.
Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
Venue: Carlow County Museum
Start Date/Time: 03/03/2017, 10:00
Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm
Title: The Quiet Revolution - 70th Anniversary of Rural Electrification Exhibition
Venue: Carlow County Museum
Start Date/Time: 03/03/2017, 10:00
Details: The Rural Electrification Scheme has been described as one of the greatest social and economic developments in twentieth-century Ireland. This exhibition explores the bringing of the light to Carlow, from the first public lighting in 1891, to the implementation of rural electrification in the area (1947-1963) and has a focus on Paddy Dowling, Carlow Person of the 20th Century. The Quiet Revolution Exhibition has been developed in association with the E.S.B.. Admission is free.
Title: Carlow Farmers Market
Venue: Potato Market Carlow
Start Date/Time: 04/03/2017, 09:00
Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public
Start Date/Time: 03/03/2017, 10:30
Details: Can the fishing industry be sustainable in the light global economic and environmental challenges? Activist and filmmaker Risteard O Domhnaill (The Pipe) looks at three different fishing communities whose livelihoods are seriously under threat. On Arranmore, super-trawlers hoover up dwindling stocks. In Norway the search for new oil fields threatens maritime life. In Newfoundland, an oil boom has hit, closing off the fisherman’s opportunity. Narrated by Brendan Gleeson, this hard-hitting documentary reveals the waste and greed that threaten one of the oldest industries in the world. Tickets: €5 per student
Title: Open Mic @ VISUAL
Venue: GB Shaw Bar (Visual)
Start Date/Time: 04/03/2017, 20:30
Details: On March 4th, Eric Butler will present a selection of both emerging and well-known local acts for an evening showcasing Carlow’s musical talent. Come and enjoy a drink in the relaxed environment of the bar, while listening to an eclectic mix of artists, as well as Eric performing some of his own work. Tickets: €12/10conc
Title: Isla Grant
Start Date/Time: 05/03/2017, 20:00
Details: Highly respected singer and prolific songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland after an absence of two years with a beautifully constructed show. Isla is now established in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada as a singer/songwriter of the highest quality. Over the last few years, she has completed hugely successful Tours of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK and once again received five 'Gold Discs' for CD sales. Add this to six 'Platinum Discs' already received in Ireland and you can see why this 'Scottish Lass' is so popular. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful 'Hit' songs and some new from her latest album. Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her 'Live' Shows is a joy to behold and as always her genial husband Al will make his popular contribution to the show featuring some of the all-time Jim Reeves 'Hit Songs'. Apart from Al Grant, one of Ireland's finest musicians, multi-instrumentalist Glen Flynn is an integral part of the Isla Grant sound. A treat for all Isla Grant fans Tickets: €26
Start Date/Time: 08/03/2017, 20:00
Details: Tickets: €8/6conc Dir: Sarah Gavron, UK, 2015, Duration: 106 mins, Cert: PG 13 Film for International Women's Day The film makes a series of arguments about patriarchal power, the complexities of political resistance and the economic implications of the right to vote. The NY Times A wonderfully involving, moving Carey Mulligan and a spirited ensemble flesh out a handsomely crafted, timely look at why and how far people are willing to go for a cause. Empire Mulligan plays Maud Watts, a laundry worker in pre-first world war London whose loyalties to her husband and son keep her on the outside of the growing women’s rights movement. But when too-neat fate forces Maud to testify about her tough work/life conditions, she finds herself at the epicentre of a struggle that is met with violence, imprisonment and worse.
Title: Calamity Jane
Start Date/Time: 08/03/2017, 15:00
Details: Tickets: €6 Dir: David Butler, USA, 1953 Duration: 101 mins, Cert: G Daytime Screening of Calamity Jane in VISUAL Deadwood, Dakota Territory, is largely the abode of men, where Indian scout Calamity Jane is as hard-riding, boastful, and handy with a gun as any; quite an overpowering personality. But the army lieutenant she favours doesn't really appreciate her finer qualities. One of Jane's boasts brings her to Chicago to recruit an actress for the Golden Garter stage. Arrived, the lady in question appears (at first) to be a more feminine rival for the favours of Jane's male friends...including her friendly enemy Wild Bill Hickock. Staring Doris Day and Howard Keel.
Title: Seachtain na Gaeilge/ Irish Language Festival 2017
Venue: Various Locations throughout Carlow
Start Date/Time: 03/03/2017, 12:00
Details: Wednesday 1st – Friday 17th March 2017 Join us in Carlow throughout the month of March for a feast of music, dance, drama, fun and entertainment to celebrate all aspects of Irish language and culture as part of St. Patrick's National Festival. Highlights include the Pan Celtic National Song Contest, the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Location: Venues throughout Carlow
Seachtain na Gaeilge Ciorcal Comhrá Blanchardstown Library: 11th of March 12-2pm Drop in for comhrá agus craic. Suitable for beginners and improvers agus éinne atá líofa chomh maith.
Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre hosts Business Advice Clinics Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre and Work Matters - the library’s Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal (LEO) are offering Business Advice Sessions in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday 2nd & Thursday 16th of March 2017. Booking is essential. Genealogy Advisory Service Advice will be provided by Fiona Fitzsimons from Eneclann,Trinity College campus company that specialises in history and heritage. This free service will take place from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Wednesday 8th March. Fiona will be able to answer family history questions. Please book your 30 minute slot at the library desk or on 01-8905563. Places are limited on the above events, please book at the library desk or on 01-8905563 The Baby Book Club meets this month on the 3rd Tuesday at 11.30am. Stories, songs & fun for children of pre-school age. Sign up at the desk or call 8905563. (Next meeting Tuesday 21st March.)
The Parent & Toddler Group meets every Wednesday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. All are welcome to drop in at any stage.
Conversation exchanges: Spanish ConversationGroup - Mondays at 6.30pm. French ConversationGroup – Saturdays at 10am—-12pm. EnglishConversation Group- Wednesdays at 6 pm. (Informal and casual English chat, drop-in, no teacher) Irish Conversation Group— Saturdays at 12.00pm.
Library on the Radio The Blanchardstown Library Show is broadcast at 1.00pm on Wednesdays and 5.30pm on Saturdays of the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month, on 92.5 Phoenix FM. Www.phoenixfm.ie
Questions about Europe? Visit the Library's Europe Direct Centre — your local link to Europe. Freephone the Europe Direct Call Centre on: Ph. 00 800 6789 1011 (Free from a landline) You can speak to an operator in any of the official European Languages. Visit www.europedirect.ie
Storytime Storytime takes place in the library every Tuesday from 12.15pm-1pm for children age 3 years and upwards. No need to prebook. Just come along and join us for a couple of stories.
Garristown Library Adult Book Club The Garristown Library Book Club meet on the second Monday of every month from 7-8pm. Their next meeting will be on Monday 13th March when they will be discussing The Green Road by Anne Enright. New members are always welcome.
Garristown Library Adult Scrabble Club The Scrabble Club meet every Wednesday afternoon from 1.45pm-3pm. New members always welcome.
Crafts St. Patrick’s Day crafts will take place in the library on Thursday 16th March at 3.30pm. For ages 5-12 years. Phone 01-8355020 to book
Mother’s Day crafts will take place in the library on Thursday 23rd March at 3.30pm. For ages 5-12 years. Phone 01-8355020 to book
Review of the Wexford County Development Plan 2013-2019
Your County, Your Future, Your Plan!
Public Consultation Events
On the 7th February 2017 Wexford County Council commenced the review of the Wexford County Development Plan 2013-2019 and the preparation of a new Development Plan for the County.
The first public consultation process is currently underway. The Planning Authority prepared ‘Issues Papers’ which are on display at the main public Council offices and libraries across the county and on www.wexfordcoco.ie. The purpose of the Papers is to stimulate public discussion on the issues that will be considered and addressed in the new Plan.
The Planning Authority is holding a series of Public Consultation Events to further facilitate discussion and invites the general public and interested groups and bodies to come along. These will be drop-in, informal events, where the Forward Planning team will be available to meet with you on a one-to-one basis to discuss the review of the Plan.
The dates, venues and times of the Public Consultations Events are as follows:
Monday, 6th March 2017
The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy Town
Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Gorey Town Public Library
Thursday, 16th March 2017
The Brandon House Hotel, New Ross
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Wexford Town Public Library
Please get involved in the review of the Plan. This is your opportunity to have your say in the future development of your county.
The town of Carrickmacross are expecting thousands of spectators at this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade which is on today at 3 pm. The Parade will take its usual route commencing at the junction of the Donaghmoyne and Dundalk Roads. This year promises to be one of the best Carrickmacross has ever seen with 7 marching bands, local schools, organisations and businesses bringing lots of music and colour to town.
At 11.15a.m. the flag will be raised at the Courthouse accompanied by music from the Stedfast Shoes Brass Band – all welcome!! Carrickmacross Comhaltas Branch will perform on the reviewing stand before the Parade starting at 2.15p.m
The Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the best Parade’s around with many colourful floats. There will be the annual Perpetual Cups and Shields which will be awarded to the winners and runners-up of the “Best Float” and the “Best Band” on the day, and this year it could be you!
Don’t forget the inflatable castles and obstacle courses available for the kids outside Boylan’s Bar and Hudson’s Funfair will be in the Drummond Etra Carpark, and €100 Prize Money for Best Dressed Window!!