Safetalk - a suicide alert skills programme will be delivered as part of Laois Connects week on Tuesday, October 1 10am-1pm at St Mary’s Hall Stradbally by Josephine Rigney, HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Officer. Contact Josephine on 086 815 7850. No booking needed.
LATE MICHAEL DUNNE
The death occurred on Saturday, September 14 of Michael (Mick) Dunne, Moyanna, Vicarstown. He is deeply regretted by his loving wife Lil, son Michael, daughters Catherine, Nuala and Angela, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. His remains were reposing at his daughter Catherine’s residence in Moyanna until removal to the Church of the Assumption, Vicarstown and following funeral mass on Monday burial took place immediately afterwards in Moyanna Cemetery.
Stradbally Anglers Club will hold a juvenile meeting on Monday, October 7 in St Mary’s Hall commencing at 7pm sharp to form a juvenile club for 2014. All juveniles attending must be accompanied by a senior. The meeting will be hosted by Owen Buggy. The club would like to congratulate Owen on coming second in the World Juvenile Fly Fishing Championships, a great achievement indeed.
The Community Garden For All Abilities are running a garden workshop on October 1 from 9.30am to 12.30pm and October 3 from 9.30am to 12.30pm, at their garden in The Green. They have a professional gardener/tutor giving the classes. Places are limited. The workshop is funded by the Communiy Garden and they would appreciate if participants would donate a small portion of their free time to their garden project in return. If interested phone Maggie 087 9217464.
BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, September 28 leaving Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 8625215/8625902.
STRADBALLY COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS
Visit their stand at the National Ploughing Championships No 592 Row DI.
ELECTRIC PICNIC FEEDBACK
All feedback on this year’s Electric Picnic from local residents are welcome. Send to Carmel Dillon, Church Avenue, Stradbally before this Friday, September 27.
STEAM TRAIN RIDES
The Irish Steam Preservation Society’s Narrow Gauge Railway is running September 28/29 from 1pm until 4pm each day.
OFF TO THE DOGS
Timahoe National School are holding a race night in Newbridge Greyhound Stadium on Friday, September 27. The fundraiser is to properly fit out the new classroom extension. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased in the Timahoe National School or by contacting 087 7443824. There will be a raffle on the night with lots of prizes.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Their furniture room is also opened in the Boys Old School on the Vicarstown Road, just phone Pascal on 087 1359382 and he will arrange a time.
VICARSTOWN RECEATION GROUP
Walking from the bride every Wednesday at 8pm. All welcome.
Held every Monday night at 8pm in the Presentation Convent Chapel.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
The Irish Wheelchair Association wish to thank everyone who contributed to the collection which raised €680. Special word of thanks to the collectors.
SAFE TALK PROGRAMME
The HSE Suicide Prevention Resource service will deliver a Safe Talk on Tuesday, October 1 from 10am to 1pm in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally. Numbers limited. Phone Josephine Rigney 086 8157850/057 9357807.