Dec 112015
 

Unfortunately due to weather forecast of significant rainfall and assessment of the land this morning, it has been decided to postpone the Dunsany Chase. This decision was taken with due respect to landowners and with the Health and Safety of the participants in mind.

IMPORTANT:
A sale of 100 quality hampers will take place in Dunsany Hall from 1pm on Sunday 13th (THIS SUNDAY!) as planned. Mulled wine, soup and sandwiches will be available, free to all. Raffle will take at 3.30pm.

A special visitor will drop in with goodie bags for children @ 2pm.

Please come along

 Posted by at 8:10 pm
Nov 152015
 

24th Annual Dunsany/Kilmessan Chase Launch 2015

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At the launch of the 24th Annual Dunsany/Kilmessan Chase were pupils from Dunsany/Kilmessan National Schools along with top jockey Paul Carberry, successful local trainer Matthew Smith and  accompanied by Vice Principal Mr. Donnelly aboard his horse Frank. This year’s Chase will take place on Sunday 13th December, meeting at 1pm for a 1.30pm start. As usual we provide refreshments, raffle, charity auction and plenty of fun afterwards in Dunsany Hall. Whether you have a horse or not come join us on the day! We will not have a lead rein this year.

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 Posted by at 5:31 pm
Nov 192014
 

Today we launched the 23rd annual Dunsany Chase

with guest star jockey Colin Kane. 

 

This year the Chase will take place on Sunday December 7th. Please come along and join us we meet at 1pm and as usual this year we have lead rein for children also.  Refreshments in Dunsany Hall afterwards along with auction and plenty of good fun to be had by all.  Hope to see you there.

 

 

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 Posted by at 7:34 pm

Dunsany Chase 2014

 Dunsany Chase, Events, Fund-raising, Good News  Comments Off on Dunsany Chase 2014
Nov 122014
 

    

                   The Dunsany Chase

The Dunsany Chase is nearly upon us again! This year’s Chase will run off on Sunday 7 December this year. The Chase is a valuable source of yearly income for us. The Chase is now in its 22nd year. A committee of dedicated volunteers have been meeting regularly to ensure this year’s Chase is as good as all those that have gone before.

We appeal again for your help this year. Your help is especially required to make the post Chase auction a success.

WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS PLEASE….

  • Provide items for our hampers {wines, all other types of booze!, jams, chutneys, suitable hamper foods, chocolates, puddings, cakes, Christmas candles, etc… ~ any items you think would be good for inclusion in a hamper}. Items now being accepted.

  • Last year the ‘special’ hampers sold very well ~ we’d like to make similar up again this year ~ child’s hamper/ new baby hamper/ pet hamper/ drinks hamper/ toiletries hamper ~ any new, novel ideas very welcome.

  • Homemade cakes (iced & un-iced), puddings and jams sell fabulously well. Last year we had a record number of Christmas cakes, thank you.

  • If you have any hamper baskets from previous hampers, that you no longer need, we’d be delighted to receive them.

  • If you have any unwanted, unused gifts {toiletry sets/jewellery sets/lamps/household items, etc…}, these sell very well.

  • If through contacts/work, you can get a signed picture/book/CD, etc…these make wonderful auction items.

  • If you paint/sketch/make anything (wooden items/hand-knits/crochet, etc…) ~ these items always sell well at the auction.

  • If you know a business/someone who would like to advertise their business through the Chase’s Facebook page, please ask them to contact us here at the school.

  • If you can offer a service that would be sought after and would like offer that for auction, please let us know.

     

 Posted by at 11:29 pm