Clonmel Common Thread dons seasonal garb

After a busy Autumn with the zombie walk as its highlight, the Common Thread Café is due to close for three weeks from 22nd December to 15th January, but not before a few seasonal events taking place.

After a busy Autumn with the zombie walk as its highlight, the Common Thread Café is due to close for three weeks from 22nd December to 15th January, but not before a few seasonal events taking place.

On Friday 14th December @ 7pm, Treasa Nic Dhiarmada, principal of Gaelscoil Cluan Meala will launch In the name of the FAdá, an Irish language handbook which analyses with humour the distinctive issue of the FAdá in the Irish language and how the meaning of whole sentences are altered by its use. This book, as well as another volume entitled, Making out in Irish were written by Rossa O’Snodaigh from the Irish band Kila, who have over the years used the Irish language very successfully for most of their lyrics. Both books will be for sale on the night and can be signed by the author; seasonal refreshments will be served.

On Sunday 23rd December, to close a busy year, the café will hosts the last Singer songwriters session of the year which will be dedicated to Christmas songs, so come along to hear the special selection picked by our local talent: fun renditions of old Christmas songs and duets will be the order of the evening. Christmas woolly jumpers and reindeer antlers a must!! For further information contact eoin@junctionfestival.com <mailto:eoin@junctionfestival.com> Doors open at 8pm; BYOB, leave a donation

The café is always looking for new people willing to volunteer: why not try it out in the New Year? If you are mature, not too shy and can work on your own, and have a free morning or afternoon (Tuesday to Friday), please contact us on commonthreadcafe@gmail.com <mailto:commonthreadcafe@gmail.com> or call into the café. The café will re-open on Tuesday 15th January at 11am