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Nollaig na mBan / Womens Little Christmas

On this day it is the tradition in Ireland for the women to get together and enjoy their own Christmas, while the menfolk stay at home and handle all the chores. It is also common for children to buy their mothers and grandmother’s presents on this day, though this custom is gradually being overtaken by Mother’s Day.

Although Nollaig na mBan is slowly dying out in many parts of Ireland, in Cork on the South West coast, the tradition is still very strong. Many bars and restaurants in Kinsale will report a near 100% female clientele on this day, as the Corkonian and Kinsale women meet up with girlfriends, sisters, aunts and mothers to celebrate their own little Christmas with Nollaig na mBan

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Nollaig na mBan / Womens Little Christmas

On this day it is the tradition in Ireland for the women to get together and enjoy their own Christmas, while the menfolk stay at home and handle all the chores. It is also common for children to buy their mothers and grandmother’s presents on this day, though this custom is gradually being overtaken by Mother’s Day.

Although Nollaig na mBan is slowly dying out in many parts of Ireland, in Cork on the South West coast, the tradition is still very strong. Many bars and restaurants in Kinsale will report a near 100% female clientele on this day, as the Corkonian and Kinsale women meet up with girlfriends, sisters, aunts and mothers to celebrate their own little Christmas with Nollaig na mBan

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Kinsale Leather – Late Night Shopping Launch

Kinsale Leather kicks off their late night shopping on Thursday 19th December 2019 and will open daily until 7pm serving wine & mince pies until Monday 23rd December
You will find lots of new colour in store from their core collection and new favourites like The Market Bag, Round Festival Cross-body and buttery soft leather Beth Bucket Bag will all be back.
From Forest Green to Tourmaline Pink they will have a little something for everyone! Even the littlest customers we have new suede Ruby Baby Shoes, from soft Grey to bright Mustard !
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A Night At OHK – Wine Tasting Food Pairing

OHK Cafe are hosting WINE TASTING FOOD PAIRING led by Fionnuala Harkin from bespoke wine company Wines Direct on Thursday December 12th 2019. This is a ticketed event and tickets are 45€ price includes wine and food. Perfect for those planning a special Christmas get together with friends or colleagues !

 

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2019 Kinsale Tri Club Santa Dash 5k

Date: Sunday 8 December 2019 at 10:30 am
Location: starts and finishes at Town Park
Registration from 9:30am on the day

Price: €10 for adults, €5 for children and €30 for families (cash only)

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A Night At OHK – Plant Based Cheeze Board

On Friday December 6th, OHK Cafe will host PLANT-BASED CHEEZE BOARD night with vegan chef Suzanna Melinn from Banana Melon Kitchen.  You can expect a pairing of festive cocktails and vegan wines PLUS Live Music ! Booking a table is recommended but walk-ins are welcome to this casual, cosy festive night!

 

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge (2019)

Special Olympics Ireland is calling on you to get freezing for a reason and take the Plunge for local athletes this November (30th November 2019 starting at 10:30 am.)

Kinsale is set to host its third Special Olympics polar plunge and you’re invited. Garda Moran and Garda Ryan, from Kinsale Garda Station, recently teamed up with Polar Plunge mascot Bear Chills and Special Olympics Athletes to ask you to join them at Kinsale’s Main Pier on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 10.30 AM and help support local athletes.

Special Olympics athletes constantly step up to the challenges they face, to compete in a sport they love. We nominate you to challenge yourself and to experience the exhilaration of plunging into the icy cold seawater. Are you brave enough?

“Every day, Special Olympics athletes face challenges that living with an intellectual disability puts in front of them. We believe in Special Olympics that Sport doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Through the hard work Special Olympics athletes, volunteers, coaches, and families put in, resilience and confidence is revelled and the playing field is leveled. Help us to continue to revel inspiring people in your community to overcome some of the challenges faced by people with an intellectual disability by taking on a challenge of your own.” said Munster Regional Director of Special Olympics Ireland, Eóin Ó Béara. “The Polar Plunge is fun and open to everyone, families, businesses, schools, and individuals! Fancy dress is encouraged and it is sure to be incredible and dare I say, festive atmosphere on the day.”

Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at http://www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge. Early bird registration costs just €15 and €20 from November 3rd with plungers asked to go one step further in their support by fundraising an additional €50 to support local athletes.

Funds raised through the Polar Plunge will go towards the continuation of the Munster programme which serves 1,624 athletes in 60 clubs.

These events would not be possible without the Law Enforcement Torch Run, An Gardaí Siochána, volunteers and the 10 incredible athletes organising the event through Special Olympics Athlete Leadership programme.

Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge.

 

 

 

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Nollaig na mBan / Womens Little Christmas

On this day it is the tradition in Ireland for the women to get together and enjoy their own Christmas, while the menfolk stay at home and handle all the chores. It is also common for children to buy their mothers and grandmother’s presents on this day, though this custom is gradually being overtaken by Mother’s Day.

Although Nollaig na mBan is slowly dying out in many parts of Ireland, in Cork on the South West coast, the tradition is still very strong. Many bars and restaurants in Kinsale will report a near 100% female clientele on this day, as the Corkonian and Kinsale women meet up with girlfriends, sisters, aunts and mothers to celebrate their own little Christmas with Nollaig na mBan

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