Kildorrery Christmas Market 11-12 Dec 2021

Kildorrery Christmas Market was held on the weekend of the 10th, 11th and 12th of Dec, with the Market Group following Government guidelines relating to Covid restrictions.
 
Christmas Stalls
For anyone visiting the Market over the weekend they were treated to a wonderful, colourful and festive display of Christmas Fare offering a wide range of products and produce. It was fantastic that many of the stall holders were accommodated in the newly refurbished Store building and under cover in the marquee. Thank you all so much for coming to our market and we wish you every success for 2022. Thanks to our Chairperson, Janice Bent and Kerene Gallagher for helping with bookings and liaising with the stall holders.

Christmas Market Raffle
Thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas Market Raffle. Many thanks to all those who sponsored prizes and congratulations to the winners. Big thanks to the Christmas Market Secretary Marie Collins and all the volunteers for selling tickets over the three day event.

Refreshments & Community Stall
Thank you to Mag Slattery, Kathleen Hanley and Siobhan Skinner for organising the refreshments and the Community Stall and overseeing that everything ran smoothly. Huge thanks to the many volunteers – too numerous to mention by name that helped with Covid checks, served teas, manned the Community stall, sold raffle tickets, donated baking and helped to tidy up when the Market was finished and to everyone that contributed in any way to make the event such a success.

The Group are grateful to Ted Enright, Conor Maguire and Dave Sheehan and the workers on the Rockmills CE scheme for erecting the community marquee and for cleaning and preparing the Store and the Creamery. Thanks to Pad Joe McCarthy for supplying the marquee. Thank you to Cork County Council and the workers for taking away the bins for recycling.
 
From everyone in the Christmas Market Group thank you for your support and encouragement and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a bright New Year.

Santa's Visit To Kildorrery 2021

Santa took up residence in his Winter Wonderland with over 300 children coming along to meet him. Our sincere gratitude and very special thanks to Peter Watson and Linda Murphy for creating the wonderful and enchanting Santa wonderland for the children and their families to enjoy.

While waiting to visit Santa the children had great fun guessing the amount of birds in the Count the Bird game. Congratulations to the twelve children who had the correct amount: Mai and Eli Snaith, Edward and Zoe Boyle, Grace and Hannah O’Regan, Ciara and Tadhg Hanrahan, Darragh Mallon, Bella Howard and Lucy and Zoe White. Well done all!

Thanks to Elf John Hennessy who was busy photographing each family during their visit with Santa and to Elf Lauren Gould for helping Santa. Huge thanks to Tom & Mary Thornhill for their generosity and for sponsoring the Santa photos and to Kathy and John Thornhill, for their wonderful and generous contribution which is always very much appreciated by the Christmas Market Group.

On Sunday Robyn and Lilly Christie, Aoife Meade, Sarah Kennedy and May Snaith entertained us all with their beautiful Christmas Carol singing. They raised €80 and donated the proceeds to the Store Restoration fund. Thank you so much girls for your wonderful generosity! 

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