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Set dancing lessons

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September - 14 - 2017


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Culture night 2017

 

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Charleville Castle and Rahan CCE

to host

Rambling house sessions

 

 

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A great night planned in a terrific venue which is right on our door step, our castle. So step inside the great ballroom where you will find a nice warm fire and be entrawled with tall tales where the rule of the day being “never let the truth get in the way of a good story”, throw a few songs into the mix and of course some lively music, sure a dead mans feet would be twitching for a bit of a dance and dance we surly will!. Then to finish things off what about a cup of tea and something tasty.

We are very lucky to have so many great characters here in the midlands who would have you in stitches with their tales of misadventure and the like and then at the drop of a hat a song is delivered from one of the many talented singers that live amongst us. The line between performers and the audience will be blurred somewhat as remember this is a rambling house and spontaneity is the rule, so switch off the TV, jump up from the couch and head on in to Charlivelle castle for some real live entertainment which you can be part of rather than spectate via a glass screen.   

Friday, September 22nd – craic starts 8:30pm

 

There is a welcome on the mat!

 

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Further information contact Mike on 086 3883156

 

August - 9 - 2017


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Set dancing classes wrapup

On Thursday the 20th of April we had our last set dancing class and we have now receded back into the shadows giving way to the long summer evenings cutting grass or saving turf, etc, etc or what ever keeps you out of trouble these days.

We had a great turnout with 4 sets on the floor at any given time and that together with different party pieces from many characters made for a very entertaining night.

A big thanks to Norah Carroll for steering us through the winter months with quick wit and plenty of laughter and we are looking forward to doing it all again in September 😉

 

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On our final night coincided with a fund raiser for Sinéad Greene who is travelling to Calcutta with a group of teachers for 6 weeks on a voluntary basis to offer teaching support to those in need, over €400 was raised on the night and a big thank you to all in attendance for their generosity.

So we wish the best of luck to Sinéad on her trip.

May - 17 - 2017


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Tullamore Credit Union Community support fund

Rahan Comhaltas would like to thank Tullamore Credit Union

for their generous support through their Community Support Fund 2017 to aid us maintain and build upon our musical instrument bank which is a great benefit to our students who are exploring as to which instrument they would like to learn.

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April - 18 - 2017


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Happy St Patricks day

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Some pics from the craic in Eskir Rí nursing home at their annual indoor parade

 

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March - 13 - 2017


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Set Dancing Lessons

Happy Christmas to you all from Rahan Comhaltas and we wish you a happy and healthy new year.

 

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Set dancing Committee present the two Joe’s from St Vincent De Paul, Clara branch the takings from our Christmas breakup Ceili which exceeded €120.

Classes return on Thursday 12th of January, and everybody is welcome, so lets shake off the turkey together.

December - 16 - 2016


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Offaly Comhaltas Awards – Sunday 6th November 2016

 

Midlands Radio 3 Coppers And Brass – coverage of the annual Offaly Comhaltas Awards  which took place in the Bridge house on Sunday 6th November 2016

 

This link to a podcast of the program was kindly shared to us by Emma Comerford.

 

November - 26 - 2016


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Mummers will take place again in New Inn, Galway on 7/8th of Jan. 2017

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We are looking for expressions of interest from anyone willing to take part in this event

November - 17 - 2016


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Carol Service on the 11th December at 7pm 2016 in the Island Church

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Our updated Set List for the event below

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November - 17 - 2016


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Trad for Trocaire

We are proud to report that we managed to raise €460 for Trocaire, many thanks to all involved in a very successful and enjoyable fund raiser!

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October - 12 - 2016


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