The Samaritan Christmas Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone on Thursday December 8 at 8pm.
This festive event will feature music from the Army Band of the 4th Western Brigade, conducted by Captain Fergal Carroll; well-known baritone Derek Ryan; and local group Anam, a group of 24 singers who, under the direction of Heather Shine, perform every Sunday at evening Mass in St Mary’s Church. Compere for the night is Siobhan Gavin.
Tickets are priced €10 and are available from Musicworld, Golden Island Shopping Centre and The Castle Gift Shop, Castle Street, Athlone.
The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day in total confidence at 1850 609090.