February meeting was held on Tuesday, February 5, Pat o Halloran, President opened the meeting with prayer and My Land, and welcomed everybody back after Christmas holidays. Votes of sympathy were passed with Quinn family and Sadie Chester on recent bereavements. Yvonne Porter read minutes of December meeting in the absence of Alice Reilly. Secretary thanked all who supported Christmas raffle. Members will attend table quiz in Spink on February 27. Draw for scholarship to An Grianian took place, two places were awarded and will go to Laois week, June 10 – 14. Yvonne Porter and Alice Reilly were the lucky recipients. Catherine Smith gave treasurers report. Guild will enter float in this year’s St Patricks day parade. Supper was served by Violet Rathwell. Next meeting is on March 5, hostess for March is Helen Cruickshank. Competition winners are as follows 1 Pat O Halloran, 2 Mary Hearns and 3Gertie Thornton. Raffle 1 Mary Butler and 2 Sadie Chester.
The Friends of the Abbeyleix Hospital committee request that anyone intending to fundraise on behalf of the Hospital, must clear same with the committee first. Please contact the Hospital for details at 057 87 31204
BALLYPICKAS R BOOT SALE
Want to clear out the attic or garage? Want to pick up a bargain? Come along to our car boot sale on Sunday February 10 from 10am to 3pm in Ballypickas GAA Grounds. Traders set-up from 8.30am. Sellers: Cars €5 and Vans €10. Public Admission: Adults €2 and children are free. All proceeds go to the running of the club.
Congratulations to Abbeyleix Acorns who have qualified to compete in the final of of The Special Olympics Leinster Regional Game in Carlow on February 22 and February 23. The team sport is Badminton and Table Tennis. The club had had great success in recent years. Every good wish to the team and their coaches for all the hard work they have put in to prepare for the final.
Abbeyleix Park AGM
The AGM of Abbeyleix Park Development will take place in the meeting room in Fr Breen Park on February 20 at 8.30 pm. We would appreciate a good attendance from interested parties. In the interest of all future developments for the park it would be important to have a representation from all clubs as all developments in the park are part of an ongoing process and cannot be done without the imput of all clubs and the community. We are requesting all clubs to nominate 2 representatives to attend the AGM. We are also appealing to clubs to put forward a canditate for defibrilator training which will be organised by the Park Development. We see it a necessity for all clubs to engage in defib training.
Abbeyleix Women’s Development are holding a patchwork exhibition in Abbeyleix Library for the month of February. The collection includes samples of Americian, Afro American, and English patchwork. The designs are very varied from simple designs to very imaginative and show what can be achieved with a little skill. The Exhibition runs until March and is well worth a visit.
Abbeyleix Then and Now
The recently launched book by local author Kevin O’Brien was a great success. Abbeyleix Women’s Development Group greatfully acknowledges the tremendous support they receive from Morans Newsagents, Abbeyleix Credit Union and Abbeyleix Library with the distributaion and sales of the book, with Abbeyleix supplies sold out over the Christmas period
The Irish Epilepsy Association greatfully acknowledges all who supported their recent Church Gate collection which raised €375 for the organisation. Brainwave is committed to working to meet the needs of all its members living with epilepsy.
The AGM of the Harps GAA club took place recently. The following members were elected. President John Alley, Vice-Presidents Jimmy Fogarty, John Dollard and John Moore,
Chairperson Kieran McEvoy, Secretary Dan Deegan, Treasurer Martin Fitzpatrick, PRO Mick Fitzpatrick, committee Seamus Campion, Albert Townsend, Barry Murphy, Gabby Irwin, Donal Deegan, Enda Murphy, Kevin Galvin, Justin Brophy, Noel Delaney, Joe Deegan, Padraig Henderson, Eamon Doheny, Jim Kells and Sean Conroy. See sport for more.
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