STRADBALLY PLAYGROUND TOILET
The construction of the toilets and the disability toilets with baby changing facilities at the playground and activity park has now been completed as phase one of the development. Phase two will commence shortly and will consist of flood lighting and cctv cameras. The works are expected to be completed by mid December. The committee would like to thank Casey Construction, Stradbally who carried out the building contract. They also wish to thank Eamonn Clancy of the Stradbally Community Employment Scheme for the manner in which he tended the playground.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVE LIGHTING
The Stradbally Tidy Towns Christmas tree draw will be held in Dunnes on Saturday, December 21. The committee are holding a meeting on November 19 in St Mary’s Hall at 8pm to plan the switch on, etc of the tree and would invite you to attend to hear any new ideas for this year’s tree. Tickets are only €2.
COMMUNITY GAMES SILVER CIRCLE
The Community Games silver circle series continues in Dunnes on Saturday night for the next four weeks. Winners November 16 were €200 Oisin Ramsbottom, and other winners included Donal Horgan Sheamie Hewitgt, Deirdre Duff, Leah Dwyer and Helen McEvoy.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DEMONSTRATION
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club. A magical Christmas demonstration of flower arrangements for the home will be given by Claire Feeney (AOIFA) in St Joseph’s Hall on Wednesday, December 11 commencing at 8pm and all arrangements will be raffled at the end of the night and sit down supper will be served.
NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK
There will be a bus travelling from Stradbally for the Night Vigil to Knock for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 7. The bus will leave at 6pm and contact Annie O’Neill 0578625323.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The annual church gate collection takes place on Saturday, 7 and Sunday 8 December at all masses. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All monies collected in the parish stays in the parish.
If you have any unwanted items please drop them into their shop at Main Street.
Next session Stradbally/Timahoe Thursday, November 28 in Stradbally School. Speaker will be Des Sutton.
REGIONAL PIONEER DINNER DANCE
A reminder that the Regional Pioneer dinner dance will be held in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Friday, November 29. Tickets €25 from 8625321 or 8625271.
VICARSTOWN RECREATION GROUP
Cuppa tea, chat every Wednesday morning at 10.45am in the old community centre. Phil Coulter in the Mount Wolsely Hotel, Tullow on December 19. Phone 0578626158 for more information. Cash will be collected for concert on this Tuesday night, €32 per ticket. Also any tickets outstanding for Active Retirement Christmas draw will be collected on Tuesday night, November 26 at 7.30pm in the old community centre.
TROCAIRE EMERGENCY APPEAL
The Trocaire Emergency Appeal for Philippines and Syria last weekend resulted in St Colmans school €1,000, Vicarstown €801, Timahoe €580 and Stradbally €1,442.
FREE DEMENTIA WORKSHOP
A free dementia workshop will be held in St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise on November 28 from 6-8pm.
ST COLMANS BUMBER HAMPER DRAW
The St Colmans National School Christmas bumber hamper draw will be held on Friday, December 20 in the school. Tickets €2 and book of 11 for €20.
HEYWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Open night for prospective 1st year students and their parents on Thursday, November 29, 2013 from 7pm to 9p.m.