STRADBALLY

NEW TOILETS AT PLAYGROUND AND ACTIVITY PARK

NEW TOILETS AT PLAYGROUND AND ACTIVITY PARK

Construction has commenced on the provision of the much needed toilets, disability toilet and changing facilities at the Children’s Playground at The Green, Stradbally recently. The new toilets are situated at the rear of the Cosby Cottages, which are listed protected structures. Casey Bros Builders, Stradbally were awarded the contract for the construction. As part the contract the Cosby Cottages are to be refurbished and provision will be made for the installation of lighting and CCTV cameras at a future date.

The committee would like to thank Stradbally ICA Guild for their co-operation and goodwill in bringing this project to fruition, and regret any inconvenience caused to the users of the playground during the construction period which will take approximately eight weeks.

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Farden Club are organising a trip to Maynooth on Tuesday, September 17 for the big gala demonstration by Jonathon

Moseley in the Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth. Anyone intending to travel please phone or text Dorrie 0872596129, Frances at 0863551756 or Vera at 0857254361.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist drive will in St Patrick’s Hall will be held on July 19. Thank you to our helpers and supporters.

RAFFLE

A raffle in aid of St Brigid’s Hospital, Shaen (patients comfort fund) will be held in Portarlington Community Centre at a dance on Friday, August 30 at 10pm. Tickets are €2 and your support would be greatly appreciated.

STEAM RALLY

The organisers of the 49th National Steam Rally being held in Stradbally, County Laois on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 August 2013 are looking forward to another great event. Admission price €10. Children (under 12) free. 10am to 6pm each day.

STRADBALLY ST VINCENT DE PAUL

They are also 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 1359382and he will arrange a time. Confidential line 086 3384055.

LAOIS WALKS FESTIVAL

The festival is running until July 31. This is the Year of the Gathering and organisers are delighted to invite all to walk with visiting French walkers from July 18 to July 21. Details of walks and trails workshops are on facebook laoisWalks-Festival also on www.laoistourism.ie or contact Anne at 057 8661900 for a brochure.

CLOPOOK CEMETERY

Clopook cemetery mass will be held on Thursday, August 1 commencing at 7.30pm.

BENEFIT NIGHT

A benefit night in aid of Tullamore Oncology/Haematology Unit will be held on Friday, July 26 in Bergins, of Timahoe. Numerous spot prizes on the night, also raffle. There will be a donation box for anyone who wishes to give a donation on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this very worthy cause.

VICARSTOWN CEMETERY MASS

The amount of €1,294 was raised at the recent cemetery mass. Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL

A reminder that the Youth 2000 Summer Festival will be held from August 15 - 18 in the Cistercian College, Roscrea. This festival is or young people aged 16-35, and will include inspiring talks, workshops, dramas, concerts, prayer, mass and times of sharing. This is a donation only retreat and free buses are available throughout the counry - just bring a sleeping bag. Book online www.youth2000.ie

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Neighbourhood Watch would like to thank all who contributed to their church gate collection held at all masses in Stradbally last weekend.