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Christmas Events

Christmas is a time of year that affords young people the opportunity to have fun and also use their spare time in a fun and responsible manner. No Name Clubs throughout the country have been planning events to co-incide with the Christmas period and the new year. The following is a listing of some of the activities and events No Name Clubs are running over the festive period and provides examples of the excellent services our clubs are providing within communities. The events started in early December and run up to early January. Further details of individual activities will be posted on the No Name Club website.

Donegal No Name Club’s teenagers held their Christmas disco at Pier One Complex in Donegal Town on Friday, December 10th. Around 150  young people from the town and surrounding region turned out for the celebrations as DJ Glenn provided the best of 2010’s music.  The enjoyment of the Christmas disco is captured in a gallery that can be viewed here or below.

Killarney No Name Club held a wooly hat disco at McSorley’s Nightclub on Friday December 10th. This pre-Christmas event saw wooly hats of all shapes, sizes and colours being adorned on the Killarney club’s dancefloor and excellent night was had by teenagers from Killarney and surrounding regions.

Louisburg No Name Club’s teenagers travelled to Galway Bay on Ice on Sunday December 12th for a day of activity and fun.

Members of Kells No Name Club exchanged gifts as part of a Kris Kindle and party night it held on December 13 before it broke for the Christmas break.

Castleknock/Clonsilla No Name Club members took part in carol singing in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. The club sang from 5.30pm – 6.30pm on December 16 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland. And that’s not the end of the club’s efforts over the festive period. On Sunday December 19th it will be carrying out bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Blanchardstown to raise money for the club itself. This will help support it in the valuable work it is carrying out in the communities of Castleknock and Clonsilla.

Erris No Name Club is throwing a Christmas Party for club members on Thursday, December 16th. Music, dancing and food have been lined up to mark the last meeting of the club for 2010. All will take place at the club’s drop-in centre in Belmullet and the craic will run from 7pm.

It’s been a busy few weeks for Shannonside No Name Club and the eventful run-up to the Christmas period will culminate in a trip to Killarney by 30 club members to go ice skating. The club is based on the Kerry Limerick border and is travelling south to Killarney On Ice on Friday, December 17th. Around 30 teenagers will be braving the ice and looking to stay on their feet during the trip. The club recently went on a pre-Christmas shopping trip to Dublin. Members made the long journey to Dundrum Shopping Centre to do some purchasing ahead of the festive period. To break the long journey, it stopped off on the way to and back from Dublin and these stops resulted in snowball fights that brought great fun to the club’s teenagers and adults.

Athenry No Name Club will be wrapping up 2010 and heading into the Christmas break with a trip to the cinema and a spot of bowling. 14 members of the Galway club are travelling to Oranmore on Friday December 17th to visit Omnipark Cinema and the City Limits Entertainment Centre.

More than 50 No Name Club Galway teenagers will be taking to the ice to help themselves get in the mood of the festive season. Gort and Mountbellew No Name Club teenagers are travelling to Galway City on Friday December 17th to soak up the Christmas atmosphere. They’ll be visting the Christmas market in Eyre Square and then heading onto Galway Bay on Ice to put their skating skills to the test.

Baltinglass will be hosting a very special visitor on Saturday, December 18th. And on hand to help with visit of Santa Claus to the Wicklow town will be the local No Name Club members, who will provide assistance as elves and as stewards for the big event. The big man will arrive to the town on a fire brigade engine, turn on its Christmas lights and present local children with pre-Christmas gifts. This is an annual event that brings great excitement and happiness to the town’s children and Baltinglass No Name Club is actively involved with the running of it.

Castlebar No Name Club is using the goodwill of the festive season to raise money for a very worth cause. The club will be holding a flag day and carol singing on Saturday December 18th to collect money for St Anthony’s Special School and for the club itself.  St Anthony’s is a primary school for children with special needs. Around 30 of the club’s teenagers will be participating in the flag day around the town and it will run from 2pm – 5pm. A quick break, and they will then move onto Market Square (outside Dunnes Stores) for carol signing from 6-8pm. Again, this will raise valuable money for St Anthony’s and the No Nome Club.  Last year the club raised valuable and much-needed money for the Gort flood appeal and its generosity is evident once again this year. All are encouraged to support the club in its efforts.

I102-104FM DJ and No Name Club favourite Fergal Darcy will generate an electric atmostphere as he takes to the DJ box for Kilbride No Name Club’s 2010 Christmas Disco. The popular DJ will be playing at Jack’s Live Venue, Castle Street, Roscommon on Tuesday December 21st and will bring his electric mix of modern music to the venue. The event is running from 9.30pm to 12.30am and admission will cost €8 for No Name Club members and non members will be charged €10. This promises to be a night that will get those attending into the party mood ahead of the festive season.

Glow in the darks lights and outfits can be expected for the Christmas disco Gort No Name Club has organised to celebrate the festive season. An ultra violet party is the theme for the Christmas event and DJ Sully is going to provide the music that will get the glowsticks whizzing. The event is being held at Lebane Hall on Thursday December 23rd and will run from 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Following on from the celebrations of Christmas day, the teenagers of Dungarvan have a No Name Club disco to look forward to. Dungarvan No Name Club is hosting its end of year disco at Creation Nightclub on Wednesday, December 29th. It will run from 9pm to midnight and is open to teenagers from third year upwards. Admission is €10 for an event that will feature the best in modern music and be a night of great fun.

Rodeo the Reindeer will be the special guest at Claremorris No Name Club’s Christmas disco. Rodeo will be in feisty mood at the disco and a prize will be offered to the person who can stay on him the longest. A top DJ will play at the event that is taking place in the Dalton Inn Hotel on Thursday December 30th and will run from 9.30pm – 12.30am. Members of the No Name Club will be charged €6 for admission and the cost for non members will be €8.

On Sunday January 2nd Mayo and Sligo Clubs will travel to Galway Bay on Ice for a spot of ice skating. Balla, Castlebar, Claremorris and Tubbercurry are clubs that have confirmed they will be travelling and other clubs are invited to attend. Over 100 teenagers travelled to the skating rink from Mayo clubs last year for a great day of fun and the success of it is expected to replicated once again. Anyone club interested in travelling can contact Brian Finn at 086 3537265.

Westport No Name Club is planning a disco early in the new year, for Wednesday January 5th, and more details will be made available closer to the date.