STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club meeting on Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm in St Joseph’s Hall. Lisa Bowe local beautician will be there to give a demonstration on make-up and give advice on skincare. This is an open night and all are welcome. The flower classes going for the past four weeks and continuing for another two weeks have been a great success with their teacher Angela Behan O’Carroll. All are delighted with their beautiful displays at the end of the evening.
Angela will be back to give the Easter demonstration on Wednesday, March 27 and all her displays will be raffled. This is also an open night. Club members are busy at the moment gathering shamrock for distribution for the St Patrick’s Day parades.
STRADBALLY COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS
A meeting of the Stradbally Community Allotments will be held in St Mary’s Hall on Wedneday, March 6 commencing at 8pm. Allotments are still available. Fees accepted on the night and can be paid up to Tuesday, March 19 to Siobhan 086 3300943.
STRADBALLY AND DISTRICT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION AGM
The AGM of the above named club will be held in St Marys on Thursday, March 7. Starting time will be 8.30. All existing members are asked to attend. Please take note that membership fees for 2013 are now due and must be paid before or on the night of the AGM.
STRADBALLY ICA MEETING
A meeting of the Stradbally ICA will be held in St. Patrick’s Hall on this Tuesday, March 5 commencing at 8pm. All welcome.
STRADBALLY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
A meeting of the Stradbally Neighbourhood watch will be held in March of which a time and venue has to be decided.
STRADBALLY KIDS CLUB
Stradbally Kids Club registration night will take place on Wednesday, March 6 in the clubhouse. Registration cost is €5.
PHASE 3 COMMUNITY GAMES
Closing date for phase 3 of events is March 12 and panel sheets to be brought to the next monthly meeting to be held in Killenard at 8pm. Laois county quiz final will be held in Killenard on March 7 at 7pm. Please register teams with co-ordinators before event at 6.45pm. Mountmellick will host this year’s talent show with the date of March 15 being set aside for same. Venue yet to be confirmed. Starting time will be 5.30 approx. Laois cycling finals and also duathlon to be held in Emo on April 5. Round 1 Leinster matches February 28 - March 7, round 2 March 14 - 21. Leinster finals April 7 Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.
STRADBALLY COUNTRY MARKETS
Stradbally Country Markets open every Saturday from 10.30am - 1pm with lovely fresh cakes, buns, vegetables, flowers etc.
STRADBALLY CONCERN GROUP
Personal alarms, anyone interested in having an alarm installed can contact any of the following Joe Oakley 057 8625511, John Delaney 057 8627093, Pauline Harrison 057 8625359 for more details.
LAOIS FLEADH 2013
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 will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Stradbally on this Saturday, March 9, 2013 commencing at 11am and in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, March 2.
Lourdes 2013 - July 1-6, Portlaoise/small group from Stradbally. For more information contact 057 86 22458.
STRADBALLY PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
Every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon in the GAA Hall, Polesbridge, Stradbally. More information contact Orla Fee on 086 886244 or Fiona O’Donnell 086 3840052.
VICARSTOWN FIANNA FAIL AGM
The annual general meeting of Vicarstown Fianna Fail will be held on Friday, March 8 in the Old School commencing at 8.30pm. Sean Fleming TD and Cllr Ray Cribben will be in attendance on the night.
TIMAHOE LADIES FOOTBALL
Timahoe ladies football underage training is back up and running. It will commence every Saturday morning in Stradbally GAA grounds for one hour for under 8s, 10s and under 12s.
In aid of Crumlin Hospital will now be held on Friday, March 15 at 8.30pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally.
Timahoe National School are organising a cake sale on St Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 in the hall before and after 10.30am mass.
VICARSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT
A very successful meeting of the Vicarstown Community Alert was held on Tuesday, February 26 and a committee was elected. Special thanks to Conor O’Leary, Muinter na Tire and Garda Wayne Farrell. Also thanks for generous donation received on the night to cover initial costs. Another meeting will be held shortly.
VICARSTOWN RECREATIONAL GROUP
Meeting on tonight, Tuesday, March 5 at 7.15pm which will be a brief meeting to arrange 2013 outing, social events for the coming months. All members are requested to attend.
If any of the parishioners have any daffodils would they please leave them into the the church on Thursday / Friday, March 7 and 8 at the holy water font.