Ballyroan ICA held their first meeting of 2013 on Tuesday February 12. Presided over by Kathleen Scully. Kathleen welcomed everyone back after the Christmas break and adjourned the meeting for a short time as a mark of respect for Mrs Kitty Fogarty recently deceased. Kitty was a founder member and a life long member of Ballyroan ICA.
Three members represented the guild at the Federation Table Quiz which was held in Spink on February 27. Also at the National Recruitment Day on March 2 in the Portlaoise Shopping Centre. The guest speaker on the night was Mr Anthony Collins Chairperson of Ballyroan Community Alert. Anthony gave a very imformative talk on the advantages of Community Alert in Ballyroan and gave the members lots of tips on keeping themselves and their properties safe. Raffle winners were Bridie Moran, Anne Lawlor, Elizabeth Quinlan and Kathleen Scully. Votes of sympathy were passed with Fogarty, Doyle, Kelly, Holohan, Delaney, Foyle, Mc Wey and Conroy families on their recent bereavements. Supper was serve by Kathleen Gorman. Next meeting on Tuesday March 12 at 8pm. Hostesses will be Lily Mc Donald and Bridie Troy.