STRADBALLY

CHILDREN’S IMPRESSIONS

CHILDREN’S IMPRESSIONS

An exhibition of work by the children of Corrig Kids Playschool in aid of Chernobyl Children International at the Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, on Saturday July 14, at 12pm. The exhibition will be officially launched by

Cóilín Rush, artist in residence, with guest speaker from Chernobyl Children International. Face painting and entertainment on the day for the children. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition will continue until end of July. For further information contact Arthouse, Stradbally at 057 8641740 or Edel at Corrig Kids Playschool 087 2267042.

STRADBALLY STEAM QUEEN 2012

Stradbally Steam Rally which takes place on Sunday, 5 and Monday 5 August are looking for a second steam queen. If you are aged 18 or over and available over the rally weekend, why not enter yourself to represent a local business. Great cash prize for the winner. If any businesses are interested in entering a nominee please contact 087 2668854.

VINTAGE DIESEL TRAINS

The Irish Steam Preservation Society, celebrate the 60th birthday of our vintage diesel locomotive No 4 ‘Rusty’ and the 125th birthday of our carriage 7L with a rare opportunity to travel behind one of our diesels. All the other locomotives will be on display including Steam Loco No. 2 at Stradbally Hall on Sunday, July 15 from 1pm until 4.30pm.

OUGHAVAL AC

Many thanks to all of you who contributed so generously to the recent church gate collection for our athletic club. €702 was raised.

LAOIS LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB AGM

The Laois branch of the official Liverpool Supporters Clubs will hold its AGM in Napper Tandy’s back function room, Stradbally on this Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm. All existing members and any new members wishing to join are asked to attend. If you need any application forms or need any information please contact JP Cushen on 087 7423604.

SYMPATHY

Deepest sympathy is extended to Ted Delaney, Timahoe on the death of his brother Joe Delaney, Abbeyleix who was interred in Abbeyleix.

ICA

The guild would like to thank all who supported their draw, bought or sold tickets. First prize €200 Josie Burke, Church Avenue and other winners included Sarah Murphy, Mary Cahill, Kenneth Kennedy, S Graham.

STRADBALLY COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION

The Stradbally Community Allotments Association would like to thank all who supported the official opening of our allotments at the Green on June 15. Mairead McGuinness went down a treat. Special thanks to our sponsors. Great day was had by all. Incidentially there are still some allotments available, contact Noel 087 6577188.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist drive will be on Friday, July 20 at 8.30pm sharp. A big thank you to all who help and those who support the whist drives. Your presence and help is greatly appreciated.

VINTAGE RUN

Club Le Cheile are holding a vintage run on Sunday, September 16 commencing at 11am in Timahoe. Contact 086 1515325.

VICARSTOWN ACTIVE RECREATIONAL

People who are travelling to the Ivy Restaurant on Thursday, July 12 are to be in the restaurant by 7pm for BBQ demonstration. 5 course meal and wine cost €45 per person. Annual outing will take place in Ballingarry House Hotel, Tralee on August 13 and 14 returning 15. Cash will be collected for outing end of July. Seats available, contact 057 8626158. Walking from bridge every Wednesday at 8pm.

CAMPA SAMHRAIDH TIG MOCHUA

The Irish speaking summer camp for 12-16 year olds, to hit Timahoe this summer July 23 to August 4 in Timahoe Hall. Fun games, drama, art, sport, all in an Irish speaking environment. Giving your children the chance to improve their Irish. Contact campa.samhraidh@yahoo.ie.

PARISH LOTTO

Draw held on July 5, no jackpot winner. Two match 3s €100 Mrs M Bowe, Dan and Maureen Donohue. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,600. Tickets available from John Donohue, Paddy Ramsbottom. Seller receives 10% of jackpot winning ticket.

SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS

Fun, creative art and craft workshops for childred aged between 6-12 years old, run by professional artists at the Arthouse and Library, Stradbally during the month of July. The emphasis is on learning art and craft skills, developing confidence and creativity while enjoying the process. €30 per child per workshop (2 hours per day for 4 days). For details contact 057 8641740.

TIMAHOE PLAYGROUND

The committee would like to thank everyone who supported this project. We are delighted to inform you that we have raised €10,000 ourselves and secured funding in the region of €50,000 from LEADER. A site has been located and we are at an advanced stage in the tendering process. Fundraising will continue to ensure all ancillary costs are met. Thank you the people of Timahoe for your kind donations.