Fancy footwork at the South Court Hotel

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan Advertisement Facebook Previous articleHospital responds to superbug deathsNext articleColaiste Chiarain gets planning for new school Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsFancy footwork at the South Court HotelBy Alan Jacques – November 24, 2016 1613 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan man Tomás gets Ireland active in the great outdoors Twittercenter_img Print Linkedin Stranded motorist robbed biker on County Limerick road All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.EXPECT fancy footwork aplenty at the Great National South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 as part of Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.Twenty-four brave souls will trip the light fantastic as part of this event, which will raise much-needed funds for the West Limerick Parish’s community centre. There will be much cavorting and jiving as the dancers, who have been in training for the past two months, cut some rug this weekend.Limerick footballer Peter Nash and Limerick senior camogie player Cliona Lane will be among the local talent taking to the dancefloor at the South Court on Saturday night.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Competition is fierce and their dedication is amazing,” says chairperson of Kilcornan Community Council, Gillian Downes.“They’ve all been training really hard and having great fun and making great friendships too. We are hoping to raise between €10,000 and €15,000 for work that’s needed on the community centre. It is the hub of our local community and everything that goes on comes from there.”Money raised from Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing will go towards future development of the community centre, adjacent to the national school, with hopes to include dressing rooms, heating, external toilets and lighting and sound for the stage area.Ross Mann of Limerick FC with Kilcornan National School teacher Shirley Balfry who are taking part in Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.(Pictures: Brendan Gleeson)“It is in major need of an overhaul to bring it to the standard required for the times. All profits from the dancing will be used for this purpose,” Gillian tells me.Shirley Balfry who teaches Junior Infants at Kilcornan National School will be ‘free-styling’ on the dancefloor this Saturday night with light-footed Limerick FC footballer Ross Mann.“The school will benefit greatly from any work on the community centre so we are delighted to be a part of this event. It will be invaluable to us,” Miss Balfry commented.“I have always loved dancing and have been doing Set Dancing since I was younger and also love Salsa, Ballroom and Zumba. My dance partner this weekend is Ross Mann. As a footballer he is light on his feet and well able to keep in time too,” she says.Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing takes place at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 at 8pm. Tickets cost €20. For more details visit the Facebook page or contact Gillian Downes on 087 Alan [email protected] Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Limerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work TAGSKilcornanKilcornan Community CentreKilcornan Community CouncilKilcornan National SchoolKilcornan’s Strictly Come DancinglimerickLimerick FCRoss Mann Kilcornan pupils make waves to protect environment last_img read more

Beer Blog: Asheville Distilling Company Blonde Whiskey

first_imgTattoo Removals and Restraining OrdersHere’s the thing about blondes: they really do have more fun. Dolly Parton—fun. Miley Cyrus—fun. Bat shit crazy, but fun. This bottle of whiskey sitting in front of me called “Blonde”—Fun. With a capital “F.”Asheville-based Troy and Sons makes Blonde, putting a mixture of heirloom red wheat and corn into the mash—the wheat contributes a softness to the whiskey and the corn adds the sweet element you find in most bourbons.Not that Blonde is a bourbon. There’s no age statement on the bottle, which usually means it isn’t aged the requisite two years to legally claim bourbon status. The good news is, this whiskey doesn’t need “bourbon status,” or a magical age-statement to be worthy of your time.This is an incredibly smooth (thanks wheat), sweet spirit with huge notes of caramel and vanilla. There’s almost no heat, whatsoever—none of that characteristic whiskey burn. Like I said: F.U.N.Troy and Sons uses oak barrels with a honeycomb pattern inside to enhance the aging. They say the result is a whiskey with more vanilla and caramel, and I believe it. This whiskey has a hell of a caramel backbone. It’s there in the nose, in the sip, in the after taste… The more I get into the bottle, the more notes of vanilla come out to play as well. Eventually, I get the feeling like I’m sucking on a candy bar. But that’s probably because I’m four or five glasses in. But whatever. I’m a journalist. This is research.The danger, of course with this whiskey and all blondes, is that at some point, the fun ends. The bottle runs empty, the blonde shows her Miley Cyrus side. After that, it’s just the hangover. Tattoo removals and restraining orders.Still, blondes are worth it.–Beer Blog is a regular column on Sometimes we talk about other things. Email us if you have ideas for this column.last_img read more