Do not miss the Samaritan Christmas Concert this year

The 26th annual Samaritan Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 6 in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone at 8pm.

RTE correspondent Teresa Mannion, who previously lived in Athlone, will be taking on the role of compere for the event. After studying media communications in Dublin, Teresa started her career with RTE in the Dublin newsroom. She then spent some time with RTE in the midlands before being appointed to her current role as senior journalist in RTE Galway.

Two years ago, during storm Desmond, she became an international household name when her impassioned “avoid unnecessary journeys” news report went viral, and last year she won another place in our hearts as she participated so energetically in Dancing with the Stars.

Teresa is married to Dave O’Connell, who is Editor of the Connaught Tribune, and they have two sons, Cian and Tom.

The 26th Annual Samaritan Christmas Concert will feature the Army Band of the 2nd Brigade, St Brigid's Community Choir, Athlone Pipe Band, and guest artist, Simon Casey.

Tickets cost €12 and are available at the Franciscan Friary, Cunninghams' Pharmacies, Midland Sound Equipment, and from the Castle Gift Shop

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