Hello to everyone and Seasons Greetings. Here is a brief outline of all the celebrations we’ve been enjoying during December….
Friday 5th December –
We held a Christmas Concert with Dessie Ronan, Gene Bannon & friends in the Dining Room, Killykeen. There was a great sing song and everyone enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies to kick off the Christmas spirit and mark the turning on of the Esker Lodge Christmas lights.
Friday 12th December –
We had a very special Church of Ireland Christmas Service, where everyone was welcomed and we enjoyed a great turn out
Wednesday 17th December –
We had a lovely day here in Esker Lodge on the 17th December for our residents Christmas Party. Enda McDermott and the band played traditional music and we had poetry recitals by residents and staff. We also had a special guest appearance from the North Pole, with Norbert remarking that he was a “lovely Santa”. We wrapped up the evening with a Christmas raffle, where Santa had a gift for “everyone in the audience”. A big thanks to the McElwaine’s for making it a family affair this year!!!
Thursday 18th December –
We held our special Christmas Mass with Fr Sean & Bishop Leo O’Reilly which is now an annual tradition.
Sunday 21st December –
The Ballinagh Choir came in to sing Christmas Carols in Killykeen & Dun a Rí which everyone enjoyed hugely.