There will be a free collection by WEEE Ireland of electrictal items on Thursday, February 7 at Stradbally Church car park, 2pm-6pm, Supported by Laois County Council, this allows people to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. There are other days around the county throughout February.
The following are the results of the Whist Drive held in St Patrick’s Hall on January 18; Top score Brigid O’Brien, 1st lady Veronica Kearns, 1st gent Tom Finn, 2nd lady Nellie Thompson and Kathleen Hennessy, 2nd gent Eamonn Owens, 1st half Molly Kavanagh, 2nd half Kay Chase, low score Birdie Langton, hatching Kit Farrell and Gerry Kealy, raffle Etta Craig, Cora Moore, Charlotte Glynn and Kay Chase. Next Whist Drive will be held on Friday, February 15 commencing at 8.30pm sharp. A special Whist will also be held in St. Patrick’s Hall on Friday,February 22 with the proceeds in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Your support please for this very worthy cause. Starting time is 8.30pm.
STRADBALLY PARISH GAELS
Stradbally Parish Gael’s AGM will take place in the Clubhouse in Stradbally on Thursday, January 31 commencing at 8 pm sharp. All welcome.
STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Flower arranging classes will begin on Tuesday, February 5 in St. Joseph’s Hall from 7.30 to 9.30. p.m. and are open to all . The classes will be given by Angela Behan O’Carroll (AOIFA) and will continue every Tuesday night for 6 weeks a limited number of places are available so book early. A Bus will leave Stradbally for Tullamore for the Showband Show on Thursday, February 7 in the Court Hotel, Tullamore. Bus will leave. from Social Services Stradbally at 6.30 p.m. and will pick up passengers in Portlaoise and Mountmellick. Seats can be booked with Dorrie at 08625217 or Vera 08625273.
COMMUNITY GAMES PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2013 PHASE 1
Phase 1 of Laois Community Games is now fixed for 2013. Any Stradbally area children wishing to compete in any of the following team events should contact Claire O Neill @086/0519860. Panels for 21st of January - Badminton U15 5 boys + 3 girls, panel of 10, Chess U12/16 5 boys + 3 girls panel of 10. Draughts U10/12/14 boys/girls panel of 7. Hand Ball [One Wall] U13/15 boys/girls panel of 6. Indoor Soccer boys + girls U13/15 panel of 8.Table Tennis boys + girls U13 panel of 5. Any parent or coach willing to help out are most welcome to do so. It would be great to have as many teams as possible to enter. The winter programme is really suitable for children who do not enjoy traditional track and field, athletics in individual form and prefer to be part of a team effort. Phase 2 for February - Art U10/12/14/16 boys + girls, cross country U13/Mixed Distance Relay,1200mtrs 5 boys + 5 girls, duathlon, modelmaking u/10/12/14 and 16. Rugby Mini boys/girls u/11 panel 12, Tag U11 mixed boys/girls panel 12 and tag U14 mixed panel 12. Also table quiz U14 boys/girls or mixed.
The club will be running a New Year Tournament, so please contact Tom at 087-2976804.
OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS
Oil Painting for adults with artist Gemma Guihan at the Arthouse,Stradbally starting on Wednesday, February 13 and running for six weeks. Morning course 11am-1pm. Evening course 7pm-9pm. Limited places available. Fee is €120. Phone 0578641740 Arthouse or Laois County Council 057 8674342/3.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Laois GAA Club Members Draw and your support for Stradbally GAA Club would be greatly appreciated.There are four draws beginning March 1 and the first prize is €10,000 in each draw. Tickets are €130 each and can be purchased from any committee member. Club membership for the year is €20, please contact Alan Hartnett 085-1679521 to arrange payment.
LAOIS FLEADH 2013
Pencil into your social calender that the Laois Fleadh 2013 will be held in Ratheniska and Stradbally on June 2. The committee would very much welcome any suggestions, ideas or volunteers to help to make this a great event. For more information contact Michael 087 9933162.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion in the Church of the Sacred Heart,Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, May 25.
Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, March 9, and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, March 2.
February is enrolment month for Scoil Mhuire Fatima, in Timahoe. To enrolling child please contact Ann (Secretary) for further details. Phone 0578627051.
THE GLEBE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
The Glebe Residents Association are holding their annual general meeting in St. Mary’s Hall on Tuesday, January 29 commencing at 8.30pm. A big turnup of residents would be much appreciated.
CLUB LE CHEILE
Club le Cheile a social evening on Friday, February 1 in Abbeyleix Golf Club at 8.30pm. Music by Done and Dusted adm €5 euro. Bus from Stradbally. Contact 086-1515325.
The housebound of the parish will be attended to on Friday, February 1.
Stradbally Youth Theatre meet weekly in St Patricks Hall, Stradbally on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm for ages 12 upwards starting on Sat 19th January. Contact Siobhan on 086 3300943 for more info.
CONGRATS TO TIMAHOE SCHOOL
Heartiest congratulations to Timahoe School on receiving an award on ‘Environment’l at the RDS recently.
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