Charities are pride of our Lions

    Front, Philip O’Neill, Lions Club, Lisa Morris, Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge, Dean Katherine Poulton, Brian O’Callaghan, President Lions Club, Ber Cahill, St Vincent de Paul, Noreen Lanigan, Kilkenny Social Services. Back, John O’Regan, Lions, John Brennan, St Vincent de Paul, Roger Curran, Lions, Kieran Bollard, Lions, Celine Collins, Padraig Keegan, Lions and Margaret Hennessy, St Patrick’s St Vincent de Paul

    By Jimmy Rhatigan

    THE evening had to be the pride of our Kilkenny Lions.

    It was a spectacular occasion in the acoustic-friendly St Canice’s Cathedral where a host of young local talent displayed their musical prowess.

    Richard Crotty, Joshua Ola and Carl Kanani, members of Kilkenny College Jazz Band

    Occasion was a mid-week fundraising concert involving local primary schools, an event that doubled as our local Lions Club Christmas Appeal launch.

    There was a big crowd parents, extended families and friends in the cathedral for what proved to be a brilliant feast of music provided by St Canice’s Co-Ed School, Kilkenny College, St John of God, St John’s School, St John’s Choir.

    Among the guests were representatives of local charities, beneficiaries of the Lions Club appeal, the St Vincent de Paul Society, Kilkenny Social Services and Amber Women’s Refuge.

    The charities were represented by Ber Cahill, Noreen Lanigan and Lisa Morris respectively.

    The evening was a wonderful mix of jazz, recorder, orchestral and choral music entertainment.

    The charities involved have been doing brilliant work in our community forever and a day and thanks to help and support of the Lions Club they will continue their Trojan labour of love this Christmas.