County Limerick village welcomes festive season with Christmas Fayre  

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Getting ready for the Knockaderry Christmas Charity Craft Fayre are Helen Beckett, Niamh and Aine Sexton, Ciaran O'Mahony and Betty O'Sullivan

Getting ready for the Knockaderry Christmas Charity Craft Fayre are Helen Beckett, Niamh and Aine Sexton, Ciaran O'Mahony and Betty O'Sullivan

BANISH Scrooge and every kind of Christmas grinch to the badlands. Instead put on your Santa hat or your reindeer jumper and head to County Limerick this Sunday where the promise is one of community and festive cheer. 

Starting at noon and continuing until 4pm, the Knockaderry Christmas Fayre is “a first” for the parish, said Helen Beckett, PRO for the Knockaderry Support Group which is the engine behind the event. 

The group has traditionally organised a concert or play to raise funds for cancer charities during autumn. But this year, they decided to test out the idea of a Christmas Fayre and hoping to get a big response.

Already, in terms of stalls, the response has been good, Ms Beckett explained. And they are confident they will have a good range of crafts and other items on sale. 

Hand-made Christmas cribs, decorations, stockings and cards will be on sale along with hand-crafted stained glass, knitted and crocheted items and wooden crafts. 

Shoppers will also have the chance to stock up on Christmas cakes and puddings as well as  jams , chutneys. and home baking.

“We will also have a bric-a-brac stall with furniture, pictures, clothes, scarves, delph, books, cushions and lots more,” Ms Beckett said. In addition, the Halla Beag will be set up for teas and coffees with some home-baked treats to savour. “We will also have a Kiddie’s Korner.” 

All proceeds from this Sunday will go towards the work of Milford Care Centre and St Joseph’s Foundation.