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They’re back…and hoping for a ‘full house’!

Christmas in Killarney’s best loved Gobnaits are back again this year with more fun and madness for their annual Christmas Bingo night.

The famous four arrived in town on Monday morning, courtesy of Pat Moynihan’s ‘Bingo Bus’ with the help of Fr Andrew Joy, to launch their own style charity ’Christmas Bingo with the Gobnaits’.

The unique fun event will take place on Wednesday, December 12, at the Laurels Hall, Main Street, Killarney.

And Pat Moynihan’s ‘Bingo Bus’ will be on hand to collect participants from Beech Road car park, at 8.30pm on the night.

 

Bingo will begin at 9pm sharp and a book of cards is €10.

Dressing as a Gobnait, or one of Gobnait’s husbands, is optional!

Host for the evening is none other than Fr Andrew Joy.

 

“It promises to be a night of fun and hilarity, with a trip down Killarney’s memory lane,” Andrew Joy said.

 

"We're hoping for a full house on the night. I'm also encouraging as many people to avail of Pat Moynihan's 'Bingo Bus' which departs Beech Road car park at 8.30pm, and after a quick tour of the town, will drop Bingo passengers to The Laurels in Main Street! Expect more of the same antics as last year’s fun table quiz, and if you're easily offended by good 'clane' (sic) fun, stay at home."

 

 

As part of the fun on the night participants will be tasked with various jobs, such as, ‘run over to Reidy’s for a bag of bon bons’, make a few sandwiches for the ’Tay’ at half time, ‘run down to Colm Foley for last week’s ‘Cork Examiner’, wash a few tea towels - all in the cause of good old time traditional fun this Christmas, he added.

Fun spot prizes, including the traditional tin of USA Assorted Biscuits, Blue Nun, and sunlight soap are all up for grabs, and of course a few excellent vouchers for dinner and shopping for some lucky competitors.

“Our Gobnaits include, Kate O’Leary, Emer Corridon, Julie McGowan and Annmarie O’Shea-Kennelly.

“Video clips and news updates will be posted on the Christmas in Killarney Facebook page - you have been warned!”

 

 

 

 

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

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There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

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