STRADBALLY

OFF TO THE DOGS

OFF TO THE DOGS

Timahoe National School are holding a race night in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium on Friday, September 27. The fundraiser is to properly fit out the new classroom extension. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased in the Timahoe National School or by contacting 087 7443824. There will be a raffle on the night with lots of prizes. This will be the school’s rundraiser for the year and it is hoped for a wonderful turnout on the night.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist will be on Friday, September 20 at 8.30pm sharp. support welcome on the night.

FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Garden Club are organising a trip to Maynooth on Tuesday, September 17. Anyone intending to travel please phone or text Dorrie 0872596129, Frances at 0863551756 or Vera at 0857254361.

THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The National Ploughing Championships are taking place in Ratheniska from September 24 to 26. An event to look forward to.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

They are 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.

VICARSTOWN RECEATION GROUP

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

PRAYER MEETING

The prayer meeting resumed on Monday, September 2 at 8pm in the Presentation Convent Chapel and every Monday night there after.

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

Ecumenical service of remembrance and hope in theChurch of the Assumption, Tullamore on Tuesday, September 10 at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

C0MMUNITY ALLOTMENTS

Stradbally Community Allotments committee would like to thank everyone who supported their cake sale on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 as it was a great success. Special thanks to all who baked for the sale and the sponsors.

THE LATE JIM FLANAGAN

The death has occurred on Thursday, August 29 of Jim Flanagan, Dunamaise House peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Pauline and dearly loved dad to Joe, Regina, Ned, Caroline, Lorraine and Seamus. Deeply regretted by his loving family, bothers Joe and Tom, sisters Minnie, Rita and Cathy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. His remains were reposing at his residence on Friday, until removal on Saturday to SS Peter and Paul’s Church for 2pm requiem mass after which interment afterwards in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.

CULTURE NIGHT

A culture night will be held in Stradbally on Friday, September 20 (free events at the Arthouse and library). Art workshops, 5.45pm-6.45pm. Join the Arthouse resident artists for an hour of creative art workshops. Exhibition and talk, 7pm. Join artist Pat Byrne to view ‘Excursion’, a new body of arkwork.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION

The Irish Wheelchair Association will be holding their annual church gate collevction on Saturday, 14 and Sunday 15 September.Your continued support for this very worthy cause will be much appreciated.

STRADBALLY COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR ALL

‘Abilities’ would like to invite people to view our garden in the Green, Stradbally (beside the allotments) or if anyone would like to volunteer, we would be very grateful. Contact Maggie 087 9217467.