STRADBALLY

ELECTRIC PICNIC FUNDING

ELECTRIC PICNIC FUNDING

All clubs, charities and associations in the local area are invited to apply for funding from proceeds of donations from residents tickets

for this year’s event. When applying give a brief summary on where funding might be spent if your application was successful. All applications to be sent to Carmel Dillon, Church Avenue, Stradbally and the closing date is Friday, September 6.

LATE JOE O’ROURKE

The death occurred on Wednesday, August 7 of Mr Joe O’Rourke, Woodview, Stradbally and late of Curraclone, Stradbally. His remains were reposing at the Presentation Convent Chapel and were interred in Ballatore Cemetery on Friday morning. He is survived by his wife Claire and his extended family to whom we tender our deepest sympathy.

STRADBALLY TIDY TOWNS

Stradbally Tidy Towns are holding their annual door to door collection on Thursday, August 22. Your continued support would be much appreciated in the upkeep of the town.

BEAT THE BARGE

The Beat the Barge 4k fun run will be held on Saturday, September 21 in Vicarstown commencing at 7pm. It’s time to start training.

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Farden Club are organising a trip to Maynooth on Tuesday, September 17 for the Big Gala Demonstration by Jonathon Moseley in the Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. Anyone intending to travel please phone or text Dorrie 0872596129, Frances at 0863551756 or Vera at 0857254361.

The next meeting of the club will be held on Wednesday, September 4 in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally at 8 p.m. Payment or deposit for the trip to Maynooth on September 17 will be taken.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing will be travelling on Saturday, August 31 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 059/8625215 or 8625902.

MEALS ON WHEELS ANNUAL RAFFLE

Tickets on sale for their annual fundraising raffle with €700 in prizemoney. The draw will take place in St. Joseph’s Hall on Saturday, August 24 commencing at 7pm.

STRADBALLY AND DISTRICT ANGLERS

A general meeting of the Stradbally & District Anglers Association will be held in St. Mary’s Hall on Monday, August 26 commencing at 8pm

sharp. All members to attend and on the agenda will be the recent worm and fly competitions held at the lake recently. This meeting was originally scheduled to be held on Monday, August 12 but due to unforeseen circumstances had to be postponed.

NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The National Ploughing Championships are taking place in Ratheniska from September 24 to 26. If you are interested in providing accommodation for visitors and would like to register with the National Ploughing Association, please contact Jessica at 087-3304539, or npaunregaccom@gmail.com

RAFFLE

A raffle in aid of St. Brigids Hospital, Shaen (patients comfort fund) will be held in Portarlington Community Centre at a dance on Friday, August 30 at 10pm. Tickets are €2 and your support would be greatly appreciated.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

They are also looking for unwanted items such as: good quality ladies and gents summer wear. Their furniture room is also opened in the Boys

Old School on the Vicarstown Road, just phone Pascal on 087-1359382 and he will arrange a time. Confidential line 086-3384055..

VICARSTOWN RECEATION GROUP

Walking from the bride every Wednesday at 8pm. All welcome.

TROCAIRE DOOR TO DOOR

Fundraisers will be in the area in August and September.