CLONASLEE

EasHEALTHY FOOD MADE EASY

EasHEALTHY FOOD MADE EASY

A 6 week course which will take place in Clonaslee Community Centre at the end of March and will most likely be held in the morning. Exact dates and times to be confirmed. The course will cover: low fat recipes, cooking on a budget, basic nutrition, low fat healthier options, recipes low in sugar, cooking seafood. Course material devised by a Community Dietician. To book your place and more information, please phone the Centre on 057- 864-8277. Ingredients will be supplied.

TIDY TOWNS

Clean Up Laois Week begins in April so we appeal to clubs, schools and the community to get involved. Stop Food Waste programme is from April 15 to May 6. We hope that people will come to this and learn how to stop wasting so much. You can join by ringing Catriona at the Centre on 057-864-8277.

ST STEPHEN’S DAY

If you have any sponsorship outstanding for the Hospice walk, please return as soon as possible to Sheila Bourke 087-633-9540 so we can finalise total collected.

EASTER DRAW

In aid of Debra Ireland: 10 prizes, Tickets €2/strip or 3 strips/€5. Tickets from Edel Dunne, Chapel St or local shops. Draw takes pace Easter Saturday, April 4.

STOP FOOD WASTE

Four week Stop Food Waste Challenge to raise awareness about food waste and cover: menu planning, using your shopping list, storing food, new ways of cooking, turning leftovers into delicious meals and finally, how to deal with unavoidable food waste and home composting. It is a four week course. Each class lasts one hour and it is free of charge. Exact dates and times to be confirmed. Please contact the Community Centre on 057 8648277 to book your place.

SCOIL BHRIDE NEWS

Congrats to the pupils of Fifth and sixth class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Manmans church on March 24. The ceremony was attended by Bishop Denis Nulty. With the Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Football Roinn 3 Title safely tucked away earlier this year, the school hurling and camogie teams have commenced training in advance of competitions starting soon after Easter Holidays. The overhaul of our Sensory/ Prayer Room is taking shape and we hope to have it fully complete on our return to classes after the Easter Holidays. This room is named after Mrs Kathleen Ryan who taught at our school for many years prior to her retirement. A woman of great faith with a special dedication to children, SBC has many fond memories of Kathleen who continues to visit regularly.

MUSIC CLASSES

Clonaslee Comhaltas music classes starting at 6pm on Thursday in the Community Centre. Instruments taught: tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, concertina, fiddle and button accordion. The classes are beginner classes for children and adults; class fee is €6 weekly. If you would like to join come along on Thursday night. One year rental system for button accordions and fiddles. For information contact John Conway on 085-285-1772.

CEMETERY MASSES

Clonaslee cemetery Friday June 5 at 8 pm; Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 3 at 8 pm.

WHIST RESULTS

Sunday March 15: Top score plus jackpot and bonus of €114: Annie Parnell. Gents: 1 Martin Rigney 2 Matt Barrett. Ladies: 1 B O’Brien 2 Dolores Murray. Quarters: 1 Thomas Casey 2 Martin Delaney 3 Paddy O’Donovan 4 Mick Kelly. Lowest score: Lucy O’Brien. Hatching: Patricia Quinn. Raffle: Annie Parnell, Thomas Casey, Teresa Byrne, Dolores Murray, Tom Gowing, Dolores Murray. Ongoing jackpot plus a bonus prize. Join us every Sunday in the Parochial Hall.

PARISH LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 8-11-21. €30 winners: Paddy Hogan, Scaroon; John O’Sullivan, Scoil Bhride; Chris Horan, Clonaslee; A. K. & N. Dunne, Ballymacrory; Betty Barrett, Tullamore Road; Áine Condon, Ballykaneen. Promoter’s prize: John Callaghan, Ger Kelly, Shirley Langford. Next week’s Jackpot: €800.

CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA LOTTO

Jackpot not won. Winning no: 16-5-7-26. €40 winners: Paddy Dunne, Eamonn Conroy, Kayla Walshe, Dolores McCann, Patrick Purcell. Promoter’s prize: Tom McRedmond. Next week’s Jackpot: €3,100.