A very special Christmas event - “A Taste of a Cosy Christmas” - takes place on Sunday, December 4 in in Mountratin aid of the Cuisle Centre.
A Taste of a Cosy Christmas was a brain storming idea over a cosy chat among friends, Sinead Hanlon owner of the Cosy Cafe and Marguerite Sheeran of timber manufacturer, CJ Sheeran.
Both ladies want to introduce Christmas to Mountrath with warmth and good spirit while helping out the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre as they both had relatives in the recent past with the dreaded illness .
So after lots of calls and contacts later and, with the help of local sponsors, The Taste Of a Cosy Christmas is a reality in Mountrath Square on Sunday, December 4 from 4pm till 9pm.
Mince pies and mulled wine are available on arrival.
Santa Claus himself will be making a very special visit from the North Pole with some of his very best elves to speak to all the good boys and girls in Mountrath.
Culinary wizard, Michelin Star head chef from the recently crowned number one top hotel in the world Ballyfin Demesne, chef Sam Moody will give a demonstration of culinary delights for your festive feasts.
Local music man Damien Bowe, from the award winning band The Vows, will be belting out all the favourite festive tunes and guests will be treated to carols sung by The Cosy Cafe Choir and Mountrath Community School Choir.
The very talented Imelda from the Local Flower Shop will be demonstrating how to create the perfect Christmas wreath
A total of 25 stalls consisting of local artesian delights, crafts, wood turning with an aroma of cinnamon, spices and a taste of festive cheer for everyone will truly be a treat to the taste buds .
“We want it to be a joyful happy event so we are incorporating a Christmas Jumper Competition with a great hamper prize kindly supplied by Carrolls Costcutters. This surely will bring some colour to the square on the night.
“There are also door prizes on the evening, ” says committee member, Sinead Hanlon.
“The kids will enjoy meeting Santa and his elves along with face painting and a cup cake demo with Danielle from the Cosy Cafe Bakery .
“There will also be some very special guests from Disney which we can’t reveal but let’s just say we think they’ll be freezing!” noted Sinead.
For the sweet toothed guests there will be an array of candy floss, crepes, waffles, and yummy toasted marshmallows to indulge in at the square in Mountrath whilst adults can enjoy wine tasting from Costcutters and dive into all the delicious treats on offer .
A Taste of a Cosy Christmas hopes to raise awareness and raise much needed funds for The Cuisle Centre and are looking forward to seeing you all on the Sunday, December 4 .
Entry is €10 per adult, €5 per child or €20 for a family.
Sponsors of the event are CJ Sheeran, The Cosy Cafe and Bakery Boutique, Sign Sketchers, Tom O'Grady Solicitors, Carrolls Costcutters, Mountrath Community School, Fitzpatrick Electronics, Tommy Ferns, Bernie Coss (MC), Ciamh McCrory, Mountrath GAA, Ballyfin Demesne, Floral Vision, Hanlons Woodcraft, Micheal Carroll, Damien Bowe The Vows Wedding Band, Downeys Auto Stop Portlaoise, Frances Harney (Story Telling), Laois County Council (Brenda Cuddy), and A&B Mediation.