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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Local events in the run up to Christmas

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Enjoy a turn on the carousel at the Drogheda Christmas Festival over the weekend.

This is a busy time for everyone with lots of social events happening. This year sees the first ever Drogheda Christmas Festival which has craft stalls and an exciting timetable of events over the weekend.

Elsewhere there’s panto, music, comedy sport and even a bit of Samurai Grappling. Enjoy!

Tuesday December 3rd

Traditional Music Session – Carberry’s North Strand 9.30 pm

Wednesday December 4th

Pantomime – ‘The Piped Piper’ by EM Productions in the Droichead Arts Centre 7.30 pm €10

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Bingo – Annual fundraiser for Stamullen Parish in the City North Hotel, Gormanston 8 pm

Traditional Music Sessions –The Punt, Nolan’s, O’Casey’s 9.30 pm

Thursday December 5th

Book Launch – “TK Whitaker - His Life and Times” by Ted Greene in Drogheda Library 5 pm  

Winter Wedding Showcase – In the Conyngham Arms, Slane 6 pm – 8 pm

Christmas Craft & Music Fair – Crafts, Bake Sale and live music in St Mary’s Diocesan School 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm                                                                                                                                   

Pantomime – ‘The Piped Piper’ by EM Productions in the Droichead Arts Centre 7.30 pm €15

Nathan Carter in Concert – TLT Theatre 8 pm

Country by the Viaduct –Patrice McNeill in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.45 pm No Cover Charge

Friday December 6th

Drogheda Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm

Drogheda Christmas Festival - Vintage Carousel, Live Entertainment, Christmas Cinema, Mini Christmas Market – Scotch Hall Wharf 2 pm – 8 pm 

Outdoor Christmas Cinema – “The Polar Express” at the riverfront, Scotch Hall 4 pm

Illumination Show – Christmas Festival Light Show at St Peter’s Church, West St at 5 pm & 7 pm  

Pantomime – ‘The Piped Piper’ by EM Productions in the Droichead Arts Centre 7.30 pm €15

Drogheda Classical Music Series – Patrick Rafter (Violin) & Michael McHale  (piano) in St Peter’s Church of Ireland 7.30 pm €20/€18

ABBA Forever – The TLT Theatre 8 pm €25

Table Quiz – In aid of St Nicholas GFC in the Thatch, Donore Road, Tables €50 (max – 6 people) 8 pm

Saturday December 7th

Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm

Christmas Market – In aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland in the Lime Tree Julianstown, 10 am – 5 pm  

Drogheda Christmas Festival - Vintage Carousel, Live Entertainment, Christmas Cinema, Mini Christmas Market – Scotch Hall Wharf 11 am –7 pm 

President’s Lunch – Old Drogheda Society President’s Lunch with guest speaker Breda Tuite in the d Hotel 1 pm €35 Bookings 041-9833097

Gaelic Football – Leinster Intermediate Club Championship Final – Mattock Rangers v Mullinavat Drogheda GAA Grounds 2 pm  

Pantomime – ‘The Piped Piper’ by M Productions in the Droichead Arts Centre 2. 30 pm & 7.30 pm €15

Illumination Show – Christmas Festival Light Show at St Peter’s Church, West St at 5 pm & 5.45 pm

Outdoor Christmas Cinema – “Elf” at the riverfront, Scotch Hall 5 pm

Live Forever – Oasis Tribute Band in the Crescent Concert Hall 9 pm €12

 Sunday December 8th

Drogheda Christmas Festival - Vintage Carousel, Live Entertainment, Christmas Cinema, Mini Christmas Market – Scotch Hall Wharf 11 am –7 pm 

Gaelic Football – O’Byrne Cup – Meath v Loth Pairc Tailtain, Navan 2 pm

Darts Exhibition – Former World Champion, Rob Cross and Ricky Evans in aid of SOSAD, in the Crescent Concert Hall 6 pm

Pantomime – ‘The Piped Piper’ by EM Productions in the Droichead Arts Centre 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm €15

Drive In Bingo –In aid of Duleek- Bellewstown GFC – Bellewstown Racecourse 2 pm

Illumination Show – Christmas Festival Light Show at St Peter’s Church, West St at 5 pm & 5.45 pm

Outdoor Christmas Cinema – “Home Alone” at the riverfront, Scotch Hall 5.30 pm

Drogheda Male Voice Choir – Outdoor performance at the riverfront, Scotch Hall at 6.30pm following official opening by Mayor Bell at 6 pm

Concert – In aid of Drogheda Cares At Christmas, Michael Holohan & friends, Tredagh Singers, Boyne Valley Chamber Orchestra in Augustinian Church  8 pm €15

Monday December 9th

Liam Lawton in Concert – Internationally acclaimed singer Liam Lawton in Ballymacgarvey Village 8 pm €30

Tuesday December 10th

Traditional Music Session –Carberry’s 9.30 9m

Wednesday December 11th

Tullyallen Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Entertainment by the pupils of Tullyallen School in Village Square 6.30 pm

Book & CD Launch – “What Noise on Earth” –poetry by Susan Connolly and “Prodical Notes” by classical guitarist, Terry McHugh in Droichead Arts Centre 7.30 pm

Traditional Music Sessions –The Punt, Nolan’s, O’Casey’s 9.30 pm

Thursday December 12th

Coffee Morning – In aid of St Peter’s Church of Ireland with carols by Tredagh Choir, Annesbrooke House, Duleek 10 am – 1 pm €5

Christmas Tree Festival – Craft and produce stalls & refreshments in Julianstown Church of Ireland Parish Rooms 5 pm – 8 pm in aid of Parish funds and SOSAD Adults €5 Children €3

Lourdes Brass Band Concert – Lourdes Brass Band with MD Michael Alcorn in Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €8

Country by the Viaduct –Patrice in Nolan’s, Chord Road 9.45 pm No Cover Charge

Friday December 13th

Drogheda Farmers Market – West Street 9 am – 5 pm

Christmas Tree Festival – Craft and produce stalls & refreshments in Julianstown Church of Ireland Parish Rooms 10 am – 8 pm in aid of Parish funds and SOSAD Adults €5 Children €3

Illumination Show – Christmas Festival Light Show at St Peter’s Church, West St at 5 pm & 5.45 pm

Outdoor Christmas Cinema – “Elf” at the riverfront, Scotch Hall 5 pm

Concert – Drogheda Male Voice Choir with guests Amie Dyer, Voices of the Boyne & Drogheda Boys Choir in the TLT Theatre 8 pm €23

Holly Jolly Christmas – St Peter’s Male Voice Choir in concert in the Barbican Centre 8 pm €25

Annual Carol Service – featuring Shane Bariscale, Eoin Conway,Dai Fox, Jimmy Billings with Boyne Chamber Orchestra & Rosemount Singers n Collon Church of Ireland 8 pm.  

Kern in Concert – TraditionaL folk band Kern in the Droichead Arts Centre 8 pm €16/€14       

Saturday December 14th

Drogheda Open Air Market – Bolton Square 9 am – 1 pm

Drogheda Christmas 5K – Starts from Lourdes Stadium 11am

Cottage Market – St Peter’s Church of Ireland Hall, Peter St, 11 am – 4 pm

Christmas Tree Festival – Craft and produce stalls & refreshments in Julianstown Church of Ireland Parish Rooms 11 am – 6 pm in aid of Parish funds and SOSAD Adults €5 Children €3

Christmas Family Fun Day – Music, Face Painting, Games, Refreshments 2 pm – 6 m Voluntary donation  

Samurai Grappling – Over 40 of Europe’s top fighters in action in the TLT Theatre 4 pm €30 

Opera – Live from the New York Met – Madam Butterfly by Puccini in Droichead Arts Centre 5.55 pm €24/€12

Comedy – “Would Ya Be Able” with Enya Martin in the Crescent Concert Hal 8.30pm €23l       

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