Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-on-Fergus will hold their eighth annual Christmas Fair this Friday evening.
Commencing at 17:00, the Fair has something for everyone, both young and old. For the first time in its eight year, it will take place on a Friday evening and will run until 21:00 giving children time to get home and enjoy ‘The Late Late Toy Show’.
There is a wide range of products on offer at the School for the Christmas Fair. Local crafts people will have stalls including items such as hand-made jewellery and cards, Dromoland Castle’s estate shop will be selling goods while home-baking, tea rooms, face-painting and a magic show are some of the other attractions.
Santa’s Grotto has proven to be very popular since the Christmas Fair’s inception. He will be in the school again this evening ably assisted by his hardworking elves. Visits to the Grotto cost €8 and included in that are a gift for all visitors to Santa’s Grotto.
A musical treat is in store from 17:30 to 18:30 as the Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire Choir and Concert Band team up with the Limerick Redemptorists Concert and Performance Group. It is another first for the event with two musical groups coming together to entertain the masses.
Speaking to The Clare Herald, Ann McMahon, Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire Principal said it is an event for the entire family and is the perfect way to get set for the Christmas period. “It all promises to be lots of fun for all the family and you might get all your Christmas shopping done before December arrives”.
She added that is very much looking forward to the Christmas Fair and in particular the joint performance from the School Choir and Concert Band with the Limerick Redemptorists. “The highlight of the Fair this year is the performance of the school concert band, which has 38 members from Second to Sixth classes, who join with the members of the Redemptorist centre of Music concert band playing a selection of carols, marches and music from the movies from 5.30 -6.30”.
All funds raised will go towards Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket-on-Fergus.