Nollaig na mBan or Women’s Christmas as it translates is traditonally the day when women enjoy a day of pampering while the menfolk take over the household chores. Observed in many other countries as The Twelfth night, Little Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany. The celebration also marks the day that Christmas decorations are taken down and put away.
Although celebrated in different ways across the country and indeed different generations, one thing remains the same and that is the celebration of women and the effort involved in ensuring the success of the Christmas Festivities. On the 12th day after Christmas Day, anyone would need a rest!
Treat yourself to a complimentary morning class at Genuine Fitness, Coral Leisure Centre, Arklow. Take some time for you and try out a new class. Drop Jenny a message here to book in
If Bray is your neck of the woods, then you could opt to take in a Harp recital @ Bray Library @ 11.30am. A 30 minute recital brought to you by Harpists from Bray Comhaltas and your local Library.
Blessington Library welcomes you to join them for stories, myths and legends. Based on the award winning book ‘The World’s Wife’, by Carol Ann Duffy and told by storyteller Carmel Stephens. Book here or call 045 891 740
Wicklow stalworth Mia Parsons & the Charlie Moon Trio invite you to sit back and enjoy some groovy, schmoozy jazz and blues @ The Hot Spot Music Club, Greystones @ 8pm. Tickets available here
For anyone who may be in the Glenmalure area on Saturday 7th Jan and observes a pack of women running over mountain and down glen, don’t worry, it’s just the ‘She Summits’ Nollaig na mBan trail runners making their way to the Bosca Beatha Sauna parked at Glenmalure Lodge. The race is currently fully booked.
If all else fails you could always put your feet up in front of the Late Late show who have a raft of super Female performers lined up for their Nollaig na mBan special including Wyvern Lingo’s Krea, Pamela Connolly of the Pillow Queens, Niamh Farrell of Ham SandwicH and many more.