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Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 1:00am

Phone service

Senior Help Line is reminding people that its phone service will operate right throughout the Christmas period. The confidential listening service for older people, provided by trained older volunteers, is open every day of the year, from 10am to 10pm, including all the days of Christmas and the New Year.

The LoCall number is 1850-440444. Calls cost no more than 30 cents.

Quaker Meeting House concert

Nóirín Ní Riain PhD and sons Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin will give a performance at the Cork Quaker Meeting House on 28 December, at 8pm, in aid of the renovation of the Quakers’ 1938 Meeting House.

Music on the night will range from Irish sean-nós, Gregorian chant and other spiritual music; to more modern sounds such as rap and beatbox. The suggested donation is €20, or whatever you can give. Contact Denise Gabuzda on 085-7285287.

Sarsfields Poc Fada

Sarsfields Juvenile Hurling Club will hold its annual Poc Fada on St Stephen’s morning from 10.30am at The O’Connell Group premises, Brooklodge in Glanmire. €20 for a team of three. All are welcome.

Women’s Little Christmas

Get together for Women’s Little Christmas at the Cork International Hotel on Friday 6 January at 12.30pm in aid of Brú Columbanus. Guests will be treated to a Prosecco reception, lunch, a make-up demonstration by ‘Glamity Jane’ (Mary Jane O’Regan) and after-dinner entertainment by singer Linda Kenny. MC at the event will be Sandra Murphy.

Tickets are €45 and are available from Brú Columbanus in Wilton.

Macroom library reopens

Christmas has come early to Macroom with the restoration of a full-time library service.

Cork County Council reopened the library service on Wednesday and it is operating at a temporary premises at Railway View. Although the library has been providing a weekly mobile service, the new location will allow the restoration of full-time hours and access to the full range of books and other items.

Age-friendly businesses

Four Cork businesses received their registration certificates confirming their Age Friendly Business status at the Lord Mayor’s Chambers, City Hall, last Thursday; as part of Cork City Council’s ongoing commitment to Cork being an Age Friendly City.

The companies involved were Leader and Co, Vibes and Scribes, Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors and Cogans Of Carrigaline.

Children’s Art Calendar

An artwork entitled ‘Lollipop Trees + Country Houses’ by 17-year old Cork student Ronan Desmond from Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Ballincollig, is one of 13 chosen to illustrate the 2017 Texaco Children’s Art Calendar.

A piece called ‘Blackberries’ by Alexandra Ohrim (16) from Loreto College, Fermoy was also chosen. The calender is currently available through a select number of Texaco service stations and Texaco authorised distributors countrywide.

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