Clonaslee St Manman’s Rounders training for Senior Ladies and Mixed team is on Thurs February 19 from 8-9 pm in Community Centre. New members very welcome.
Clonaslee Comhaltas singing and music session is on Friday February 13 at 8:30 pm in the Parochial Hall. All welcome to attend.
The total for the recent Irish Heart Foundation collection was €311.21. Thank you to all who contributed, the collectors and Dinny Finnerty for his help.
Clonaslee United 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance is on Friday March 6. Tickets cost €40 and available from Flynn’s Post Office.
Castlecuffe Parents Association is holding a table quiz in Swan’s on Saturday February 21 at 9pm. Cost for a table of 4 is €20. There will be a raffle on the night. Join us for a great night.
Clonaslee Comhaltas now have a second music teacher with classes starting at 6 pm in the Community Centre. The instruments: 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 only. John Conway on 085-285-1772.
SCOIL BHRÍDE NEWS
Many thanks to all who organised and supported the recent auction and bring and buy sale at Scoil Bhríde. In particular we would like to thank the many businesses and friends for their generous donations and sponsorship. A sum of €2,700 was raised on the day giving us a total of almost €3600 to spend on refurbishing our Sensory Room. Well done to our two U-13 teams who competed in the annual Credit Union Quiz in Mountmellick on Monday February 2. Our 6th class team narrowly missed out on a top 3 finish coming a creditable fourth place. Thank you to Fr O’Reilly for coming to our school to perform a ‘Blessing of the Throats’ for our Confirmation children. All associated with Scoil Bhríde would like to thank all who supported the recent Auction and Bring ‘n’ Buy Sale at SBC.
Friends of St Vincent’s at St Vincent’s Community Nursing Unit Mountmellick fundraiser on February 20 in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise. Doors open at 9 pm music by well-known Shawn Cuddy and his band. Tickets €15 each from Jackie Farrington on 087-277-0625. Raffle prizes we hope you try to support us in raising some much needed funds.
KNIT & CHAT
Knit & chat and enjoy a cuppa on Mondays in the Heritage Centre from 10:30am – 12noon. All welcome!
Clonaslee cemetery Friday June 5 at 8 pm; Corrigeen cemetery Friday June 26 at 8 pm; Kilmanman cemetery Friday July 3 at 8 pm.
Please contact Castlecuffe National School on 057-864-8238 if you wish to enrol your child for the school term starting in September 2015. Enrolment forms and information will be given to parents.
Parents of all junior infants for September 2015 contact the school in writing over the next few weeks. Give details of child’s name, address, dob and PPS number and your own contact number. Forms later in year. Call 057-864-8334 between 2pm and 4pm each day for details.
Sunday February 1: Top score: V Kearns. Gents: 1 Dinny Kelly 2 Jim O’Brien. Ladies: 1 Teresa Byrne 2 Heather Kelly. Quarters: 1 T Kearns, B O’Brien 2 Tom Gowing 3, Ray Redmond 4 Mary Gowing, Martin Delaney, Mick Kelly. Raffle: Angela Walshe, Teresa Byrne, Becky Thompson, Matt Barrett, Patricia Quinn.
CLONASLEE PARISH LOTTO
Jackpot won! Congrats to Liam Corcoran, Clara on winning €1,400. Winning no: 11-17-2. €30 winners: Coln Snell, Brittas; Pady Farrell, Clonaslee; Eddie Smith, 12 Hillview; John O’Keeffe Snr, Brocca; Peter Keating, Shraduff; Paddy Hogan, Scaroon. Promoter’s prize: Mary Rose Corbet, Ger Kelly, Matt Barrett. Next week’s Jackpot: €500.
CLONASLEE ST MANMANS GAA
Jackpot not won. Winning no: 9-17-15-4. €40 winners: Betty Sullivan, John McDonnell, Joe Digan, Paddy Lanigan, Liz McEvoy. Promoter’s prize: Tommy Smith. Next week’s Jackpot: €2,200.
CÓR AN EARRAIGH
To add to the excitement of Seachtain na Gaeilge and to afford people an opportunity to sing in our native tongue, members of the public are invited to join an informal sing-along of the traditional songs which we learned as students during our primary school education e.g. Trasna na dTonnta, Báidín Fheidhlimidh, Mo Sheamaisín, etc. Please contact Maureen Culleton on 087-648-2038 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group rehearsal at a time and place to suit everyone. The group will perform the songs in Portlaoise Library during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Looking forward to hearing from people interested in joining Cór an Earraigh.