Loughrea Events: 8-15 December

Loughrea Events: 8-15 December

Loughrea Events: 8-15 December

In between all the decorating and shopping, there’s lots of fun to be had around Loughrea. Celebrate the season with these great Loughrea events:

Don’t forget Loughrea Christmas Promotion and free parking on certain days !

Christmas Festival & Visit Santa at Slieve Aughty Centre
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 23 December 
, 4-7 pm Fridays and 12-6pm Saturdays, Sundays
Every year, Santa plans a stop at Slieve Aughty Centre, where he enjoys a soft chair next to a cosy fire in his cabin while he visits with children from around the country. Read more…

St Raphael’s College Official Opening, Book Launch and Christmas Fair
8 & 9 December | St Raphael’s College, Baunoge, Loughrea
St Raphael’s College are hosting their first Christmas Fair in the school on Saturday 9 December, from 10am – 4pm.
The centenary book launch and official opening of the new and refurbished St. Raphael’s is planned for 8 December 2017. On the following day, 9 December, the school will be open for visitors to come and view. The centenary book will be available to buy in the school on the 9th.
The Christmas Fair is organised by Transition Year students as part of the Student Enterprise Programme. If you are interested in displaying, demonstrating or selling at St Raphael’s College Fair please contact the school office at 841062 or tcunniffe@saintraphaels.ie Proceeds of the event will go to Saint Vincent de Paul and towards the funding of a Centenary Garden for the school in Spring 2018. All are welcome.

Loughrea Christmas Bingo
8th, 15th & 22nd December | Temperance Hall, Barrack Street, Loughrea
Free entry to our €1000 Christmas draw with every book purchased.
Jackpot is now €10,000 in 46 numbers!
€500 Flyer must be won & Raffle, spin and win up to €400.
Christmas draw takes place Friday 22nd at Bingo. Winners must be there on the night. Friday 8th, 15th & 22nd.

Loughrea Christmas Arts and Crafts Market
9 & 10 December
| Loughrea School of Art, Main Street

Loughrea School of Art will host their second annual Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 9th December and Sunday 10th December in the magnificent old Georgian Building on Main Street, in the heart of Loughrea, that is home to their studios and art shop. Read more…  “Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are cancelling our Christmas Arts and Crafts Market this weekend. We’re sorry for any disappointment caused.
However, we do still have the FREE draw for our Luxury Christmas Hamper! Just call up to our art store on the first floor above Spectacular Opticians on Main Street, Loughrea and put your name in the box.
The draw will be made on Friday 22nd December and the winner will be notified by text.

Christmas baking at Loughrea Kids Cook
9 & 16 December

If your kids have caught the baking bug, there’s no time like the festive season to encourage them to roll up their sleeves and get busy in the kitchen. Loughrea Kids Cook is hosting fun-filled baking classes led by qualified chef Vernice Moloney. Christmas baking classes are taking place on Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December, from 10am to 1pm, and again from 3pm until 6pm. Call Vernice directly on 087 2125277. Read more…

Christmas Party Nights at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
9, 16, 21 December

Celebrate the festive season in style this year with a night to remember at one of Lough Rea Hotel & Spa 2017 party nights. Read more…

Christmas Coffee Morning
Sunday 10 December
, 11.30am – 2pm | Loughrea Family and Community Resource Centres, Pigott’s Street
Come along and enjoy some warming hot chocolate, mulled wine, mince pies and lots more festive goodies 10 December at 11.30am. Fundraiser for ‘Save Loughrea Town Hall’ LARC Loughrea Arts Recreation & Culture. Donations welcome.

Loughrea School and Office Supplies Customer Appreciation Afternoon will take place on Monday 11 December, from 2pm til 6pm. Call into Loughrea School & Office Supplies, Bride Street, Loughrea.

St Raphael’s Centenary Book Launch
Tuesday 12 December, 8pm
| Loughrea Library, Church Street
Loughrea Literary & Historical Society will host the launch of St Raphael’s Centenary Book at Loughrea Library on Tuesday 12th December. Seasonal refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

BAFFLE Triple Event
Wednesday 13 December, 7.30pm | Morrisseys, West Bridge, Loughrea
Theme: THOSE WHO NEVER RAN or I WAS ROBBIED. If you’re baffled by this, call 085-7239561. 8.00-8.30pm Watching Lesser Spotted Ulster on UTV featuring Loughrea and Baffle. After: Original Poems by BAFFLE’s Sunny Side Poets.

A Night with the Stars Christmas Special
Thursday 14 December | Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Old Galway Road, Loughrea
A Christmas Country Special with 6 great acts including Brendan Shine, Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney, Ray Lynam, Mick Flavin, Kathy Durkin with Keltic Storm Band and compere Valerie Hughes. Phone: (0)91 880 088.

Christmas Cookie Decorating Workshop in Loughrea Library
Thursday 14 December, at 4:30pm | Loughrea Library, Church Street, Loughrea
Suitable for children aged 6+. Places are limited so please book in advance 091 847220.

Tráth na gCeist – Irish Language Table Quiz for all the family
Déardaoin 14 Mí Nollaig/Thursday 14 December
Leabharlann Bhaile Locha Riach (Loughrea Library)
7pm – 9pm. 10 Euro an duine – ceathrar ar fhoireann – Go lear Duaiseanna

BOI Loughrea Christmas Customer Day
Friday 15 December | Main Street, Loughrea
Bank of Ireland Loughrea are hosting their Christmas Customer Day on Friday 15 December in the branch on Main Street, Loughrea. On the day there will be lots of goodies, music entertainment from St Brendan’s N.S choir, and a gorgeous hamper courtesy of McInerney’s Supervalu Loughrea on offer.

Kids Christmas Movie Night
Friday 15 December, at 6:30pm | Loughrea Library, Church Street
Come along to Loughrea Library on Friday 15 December, where they will be showing ‘Olive the Other Reindeer’. The movie runtime is 45 minutes – rating PG. Places are limited so please book on 091 847220. Parent supervision is required.

Upcoming Events

16 Dec BRAVO Winter Wonderland 2017
19 Dec Loughrea Lions Club presents The Army Band in Concert

Discover Loughrea is brought to you by Loughrea Chamber of Commerce, supporting business locally. To list your event on Discover Loughrea please email discoverloughrea@gmail.com. For businesses in town interested in becoming a member of the Loughrea Chamber of Commerce please email loughreachamberevent@gmail.com