STRADBALLY

THE LATE TOM O’BRIEN

THE LATE TOM O’BRIEN

The death occurred on April 7 of Tom O’Brien, (Knocknabraher, Stradbally) peacefully at the Beacon Hospital, Dublin. Husband of Mary and father of Cora, Esther, Dolores, John, Tom and Karen; deeply regretted by his sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and ever loved granddad to Simon, Katie, Robert, Hazel, Mary Rose, Amy, Jack, Adam and Harry, his sisters and brothers, extended family and friends. His remains were reposing at his residence and removed on Monday to the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally and following requiem mass his remains were interred in Oughvale Cemetery.

THE LATE BRIGID MCEVOY

The death occurred on April 14 of Brigid McEvoy, (Coolnabacca, Timahoe) peacefully at her home. Brigid, wife of the late Denis; deeply regretted by her loving sons Johnny and Tim, nephews, nieces, relatives, her wonderful carers, neighbours and friends. Her remains were reposing at her home and removed on Sunday evening to St Michael’s Church, Timahoe and following funeral mass on Monday morning her remains were interred in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING

An important meeting will be held in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally on Monday, April 30 at 7.30pm.

ELECTRIC PICNIC 2012 OFFICERS

At the AGM of the Electic Picnic the following officers were elected for 2012: chairperson Jillian Kennedy, vice-chairperson Kevin Barry, secretary Carmel Dillon, vice secretary Carmel Delaney, treasurer Betty Redmond, vice treasurer Noel Ryan, PRO Martin Mahon. There were also a number of representatives for each area appointed.

NATIONAL DRAWING DAY

National Drawing Day will take place at The Arthouse and Library, Stradbally, on Saturday, May 19 from 11am - 1pm. All ages welcome to a fun and creative morning with participating artists. Bring a sketch pad and pencils/pens/charcoal etc (some supplies will be provided). Resident artist Lorraine Walsh will also be running a fun drawing workshop in her studio on National Drawing Day. Please contact Cara Byrne, on 05786 41740 or email on cbyrne@laoiscoco.ie.

SCRAP SATURDAY

Stradbally Parish Gaels & Timahoe Ladies would like to thank everybody who donated to scrap Saturday and all the the people who gave up there time to help out.

SNOOKER LEGEND

Legendary snooker player, Jimmy White will be at the Napper Tandy, Stradbally to play an exhibition of snooker on the night. Call 086 0315273 for more information on ticket availability etc. A night not to be missed.

LAOIS HUNT RACES

Point to Point races in The Lawn, Stradbally on Sunday, May 20. Family fair also at The Lawn on Sunday, July 1.

ST COLMAN’S NS

If you wish to enrol your child for September for St Colman’s NS, Stradbally, please return form with birth cert by April 30. Thank you to everybody who sponsored or donated to our Christmas hampers raffle.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist on Friday, April 27 at 8.30pm. Please note change of date.

STRADBALLY GAME & CONSERVATION CLUB

Stradbally Game & Conservation Club are holding a fundraising draw which will be held in Dunnes on Saturday, May 5. First prize €300, 2nd prize €150, 3rd prize €75 and 4 prizes of €25 each. Tickets now on sale at €2 each or 3 for €5. Support much appreciated.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

The St Vincent de Paul and having a sponsored walk in May. Sponsorship cards from Paschal 087 1359382 and Mary 086 3312621.

TIMAHOE LADIES GAA GOLF CLASSIC

Timahoe Ladies GAA are holding a golf classic at The Heath Golf Club on Friday, April 27. If interested in taking part please contact Derek at 085 7582272 or Podge 087 9220993.

ANGLERS ASSOCIATION

Membership fee for the 2012 season is now due. Adults €15, OAPs €7 and juveniles €7. Fees may be paid at Stradbaly Lake office. Insurance necessary to enter land beside the river. Enquiries to Stradbally Lake office.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION

Taken up last weekend for the Children’s Education Development Fund was greatly supported. Thanks to all.

PARISH LOTTO

Draw held on April 12 -no winner - Numbers drawn 10, 13, 29, 30. 5 x €40 Josephine Flynn, Billy O’Neill, NOleen Bowe, Toom Devoy and Catherine Cahill. Next weeks jackpot €6,000.

TROCAIRE

Return Trocaire boxes to the parish office or in the sacristy after any mass. Do not leave boxes lying around in the churches.

CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, April 28 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen at 059 8625215/059 8625902.

PARISH RAFFLE

Thanks to all who bought tickets and a special word of thanks to the sellers. Results at the back of the three churches, John Donohues, Simpsons and Ramsbottoms.

TABLE QUIZ

Annanough GAA table quiz in Creans, Vicarstown on Friday, April 27 at 9.30pm. Tables of 4, €10 per person. A special fee of €5 per person for all u-18s. All support welcome.

LAOIS COMMUNITY FORUM

Laois Community Forum is a platform for community and voluntary groups to link with one another across the county and alse be involved in the development of our county, economically, socially and culturally, through being represented at county level. Nominations must be submitted by this Thursday, April 19 at 50m. The election takes place on May 2 at 7.30pm in St Colman’s School, Stradbally.

OUR LADYS HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER

A rock music festival in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in the Napper Tandy, Stradbally on Sunday May 6 commencing at 2pm. This is a field event with great fun, tug-of-war, football games etc.