CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVE LIGHTING
The Stradbally Tidy Towns Christmas tree draw will be held in Dunnes on Saturday, December 21. The committee are holding a meeting on November 19 in St Mary’s Hall at 8pm to plan the switch on, etc of the tree and would invite you to attend to hear any new ideas for this year’s tree. The annual running cost of the tree in 2012 was €740. Tickets are only €2.
LATE MICHAEL RYAN
The death occurred on Wednesday, November 13 of Michael Ryan, Kilmurray, Stradbally. Beloved husband of Bridget, deeply regretted by his loving family, sons, daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, brother in law, sister in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. His remains were reposing at the chapel of rest the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise and removed on Friday to the Church of the Assumption, The Heath and following requiem mass on Saturday, burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
COMMUNITY GAMES SILVER CIRCLE
The Community Games silver circle series first draw was held in Dunnes on Saturday night last and continues for the next five weeks.
FLOWER GARDEN CLUB
Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal would like to say a huge thank you to Stradbally Flower and Garden Club for donating gift filled shoeboxes to needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa.
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club. A magical Christmas demonstration of flower arrangements for the home will be given by Claire Feeney (AOIFA) in St Joseph’s Hall on Wednesday, December 11 commencing at 8pm and all arrangements will be raffled at the end of the night and sit down supper will be served. Claire is from Tipperary town and has been chosen as one of the judges for the World Flower Show to be held in the RDS next June.
A meeting of the Stradbally and District Anglers Association will be held on Monday, November 25 commencing at 8pm in St Mary’s Hall. Lake board members to attend.
NIGHT VIGIL TO KNOCK
There will be a bus travelling from Stradbally for the Night Vigil to Knock for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, December 7. The bus will leave at 6pm and contact Annie O’Neill 0578625323. Booking essential.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
If you have any unwanted items such as good quality ladies, gents and childrens winter clothes and footwear please drop them into their shop at Main Street.
REGIONAL PIONEER DINNER DANCE
A reminder that the regional Pioneer dinner dance will be held in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Friday, November 29. Tickets €25 from 8625321 or 8625271.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of the late Michael Higgins, Esker, Timahoe who was interred in Timahoe on Wednesday.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion Enrolment for Stradbally children at 6.30pm on November 23.
Next session Stradbally / Timahoe Thursday, November 28 in Stradbally School. Speaker will be Des Sutton.
T & S UNITED CHURCH GATE COLLECTION
T & S United church gate collection will be held on the weekend of November 23 and 24.
VICARSTOWN RECREATION GROUP
The group held a very successful flower demonstration on Wednesday, November 13 last given by Carmel McAlinden. A most enjoyable night was had by all.