Thursday, March 16, 2017

Joe and Noeleen's concert for the Teach

A concert by Stardust and friends in Fallons in Kilcullen at the Easter weekend will be the latest in a line of fundraising events for the Teach na nDaoine Centre being developed from the Old Dispensary, writes Brian Byrne.

Stardust is the husband and wife duo Noeleen Eston and Joe O’Neill, and a number of fellow musicians will be joining them on the night.

The show, on Saturday 15 April, will be in the back room of Fallons, with tickets on sale at €10, from Kilcullen Post Office and from members of the Teach na nDaoine Committee.

A raffle will also be held in association with the night.

The Teach na nDaoine project received full planning permission late last year, which includes an extension to the rear of the current building, which will make possible an extensive range of services, particularly to older people in the community, when it is completed.

Preparatory work to secure the former Dispensary building and make it safe for development was carried out last year by volunteers.

The project is currently in the process of clearing the various statutory certificates required before building can commence. A committee member expects this process to be completed within two months.

A €45,000 grant from the National Lottery was received towards the funding requirements last November, and this is being supplemented by a range of fundraising events, including ballroom dancing classes running on Monday nights in the Cross & Passion Hall.