The inaugural Kells Hay Festival will take place from June 28th to 30th and already there are two Booker prize winners (John Banville and DBC Pierre) confirmed on the programme. Read more details in the Meath Chronicle article here.
Kells Chamber held a free prize draw on Thursday January 31st. To enter, people simply had to shop in Kells during December and January and keep their receipts and return them to the Chamber Office with their contact details.
The results of the Kells Chamber of Commerce Free Gift Voucher Draw are as follows:
- Winner of a €100 Kells Gift Voucher - Killian Manning (purchase made in Tom Doherty's Butchers).
- Winner of a €50 Kells Gift Voucher - Lorna O'Rourke (purchase made in Gormley's Pharmacy).
- Winner of a €50 Kells Gift Voucher - Mary Mulholland (purchase made in O'Brien's SuperValu).
Thanks to everyone that entered and the retailers for supporting the scheme. Congratulations to our winners!
Do you know of any hard-working volunteers who deserve to be acknowledged for their work in the community? Kells & District Chamber is holding its biennial Community Spirit Award. This Scheme aims to reward the hard work and contribution of some of the wonderful volunteers who give so generously of their time, from sporting clubs to charitable organisations, and from voluntary groups to those who work in the youth/education or elderly or health sectors.
“We all know the people who volunteer selflessly and help drive the organisation or club or society that they’re involved in,” says Kells Chamber President John V. Farrelly. “This is our chance as a community to recognise and acknowledge their hard work.”
Previous winners include Betty Smith in 2011, who was acknowledged for her years of tireless work with the Moynalty Steam Threshing committee. All local clubs and societies are asked to nominate one person from their organisation. You can also nominate an individual whom you believe has made a substantial contribution to the local community. An independent judging panel will assess the entries and narrow it down to a short list and the final candidates will be notified by phone in late February.
All three final candidates will be honoured at the President’s Ball in The Headfort Arms Hotel on Friday March 1st – in the presence of Guest of Honour An Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. The finalists will each be awarded with a framed Certificate of Achievement. In addition, the overall winner will be presented with a work of art by local artist Mark Smith. All three short-listed nominees will each receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the Ball. The black-tie President's Ball includes a champagne reception, a four-course meal with wine, live music and DJ until late. Tickets are priced at €65 each and are in strong demand. Nomination Forms for The Community Spirit Award 2013 are available now from Kells Chamber Office or via download here. All entries must be completed and received by February 20th 2013 to Kells Chamber Office, Carrick Street, Kells – or via email. For further information, please contact Patricia or Antonia on 046 924 0055.
Another service on offer to members of Kells & District Chamber of Commerce is the chance to publicise your business and any forthcoming events, sales, news or special offers in our weekly e-newsletters or on our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. The Chamber window office is also available to hire for free for displays. If you would like to have an item included, then contact Patricia or Antonia in the Chamber Office on 046 9240055 or email email@example.com
The Books of Kells Shop on Market Street will be open from 10am to 2pm every Wednesday to Saturday in 2013.
Kells Chamber President`s Ball 2013
The Kells and District Chamber President's Ball will take place on Friday March 1st 2013 in the Kenlis Suite, Headfort Arms Hotel. There will be a Champagne Reception at 7.30pm sharp, followed by a four-course gourmet meal (featuring the best of local and seasonal produce) and wine. There will also be live music with The Corrupt`d playing until late, followed by a DJ set. Presentations of Lifetime Achievement and Community Spirit Awards will take place on the night. Our Guest of Honour is An Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny TD. Tickets are priced at €65 each and it is a Black Tie event. For information and bookings (tickets are limited), contact Tricia or Antonia in Kells Chamber Office on Castle Street or phone 046 924 00 55.
Win €200 of Keep It Kells Gift Vouchers
Thanks For Your Support!
Kells Chamber would like to sincerely thank our members, traders and residents for their generous contributions towards our numerous Christmas Lights collections. Between the Church Gate Collection, the weekly collections and money boxes in the shops, the streets of Kells were beautifully illuminated for the festive season once again. Thank you to all!