The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir invites you to Saint Francis Xavier Church on Thursday 13 March at 8.00 pm. for what is essentially a free concert. The choir’s live performance will be recorded by an RTE Radio 1 crew for broadcast on the ‘In Concert’ programme on Easter Monday. It promises to be a unique event, both because it’s a free concert by an award-winning and hugely popular choir and because it has the deeper purpose of reflecting on Easter themes. The songs and the spoken pieces interspersed throughout the performance will be uplifting and thought-provoking. For more details, contact Slí Eile at 01-8880606 or 086-3775869.
Tributes have been paid to Fr Diarmuid Ó Peicín whose funeral took place on Friday 7 March 2008 and was featured on TG4 Nuacht. (www.tg4.tv > Cúrsaí Reatha – Cartlann > Nuacht TG4 – 7/3/08) His work to save Tory island was the subject of the 2007 documentary Fear na n-Óilean and the film-maker Anne Marie Nic Ruaidhri told the Donegal Democrat that he was a leader who “inspired people, especially the Tory people, and he was passionate about island communities and helping them.” That passsion led him to Europe where he found an unlikely ally in Dr. Ian Paisley. Minister for State, Pat “the Cope” Gallagher also paid tribute to Fr Ó Peicín saying it was ironic that he passed away on the same day that his friend Ian Paisley announced his retirement. Read more »