STRADBALLY

STRADBALLY CHERNOBYL GROUP

STRADBALLY CHERNOBYL GROUP

Stradbally Chernobyl Group would like to thank all who supported the candle sale on Easter Saturday. Amount raised was €800. Twenty children will arrive in Stradbally and Portarlington on June 24 for a month’s reast and re-couperation. Many thanks to all in our local community who have made it possible to continue our work over the last 16 years.

FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

A committee meeting of the Stradbally Flower and Garden Club will be held on tonight, Tuesday, April 24 in St Josephs Hall commencing at 8pm.

THE LATE MARY RAMSBOTTOM

The death occurred on April 17, 2012 of Mary Ramsbottom, (nee O’Carroll), (Garryglass, Timahoe), peacefully surounded by her loving family. Mary beloved wife to Billy and dearly loved mother to Pat, Mairead, Liam, JJ, Mellow, Patricia, Mary P. and Karol, deeply regretted by her loving family, brother Michael, sisters Brid, Marie-Goretti, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbours, relatives and friends. Her remains were reposing at her residence until removal on Thursday morning for requiem mass following which her remains were interred in in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe.

MAIN STREET RESIDENTS AGM

The AGM of the Main Street, Stradbally residents will be held on Wednesday, April 25 commencing at 8pm in St Mary’s

Hall. All are welcome to this meeting to help our community to get our town looking well for the summer.

NATIONAL DRAWING DAY

National Drawing Day will take place at The Arthouse and Library, Stradbally, Co Laois on Saturday, May 19 from 11am - 1pm. All ages welcome to a fun and creative morning with participating artists. This is time to embrace your creative side. This is a free workshop but participants are asked to bring a sketch pad and pencils/pens/charcoal

etc. Resident artist Lorraine Walsh will also be running a fun drawing workshop in her studio on National Drawing Day. Please contact Cara Byrne, art administrator and arts co-ordinator on 05786 41740 or email on cbyrne@laoiscoco.ie.

MS FUNDRAISER

A darts tournament in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland will be held in Ramsbottoms, Stradbally on Saturday, April 28 commencing at 6pm. Raffle tickets €2 with great prizes. DJ Skelly will be playing from 10 pm till late. Please support this very worthy cause.

FULL STEAM AHEAD

The Irish Steam Preservation Society’s narrow gauge railway will have full steam up and running on the May bank holiday weekend, Sunday and Monday 6 and 6 from 1.30pm until 4.30pm at the Cosby Estate, Stradbally.

DAFFODIL DAY

Thank you to all who donated to Daffodil Day so generously and to the volunteers for selling the daffodils and merchandise on the day. Your support is very much appreciated by the Irish Cancer Society. Thanks also to the local shops for their help in taking the collection boxes. The sum of €2330 was raised.

THE LATE BRIGID MCEVOY

The death occurred on April 14 of Brigid McEvoy, (Coolnabacca, Timahoe) peacefully at her home. Brigid, wife of the late Denis, deeply regretted by her loving sons Johnny and Tim, nephews, nieces, relatives, her wonderful carers, neighbours and friends. Her remains were reposing at her home and removed on Sunday evening to St Michael’s Church, Timahoe and following funeral mass on Monday morning at 11am her remains were interred in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Ballyadams.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING

An important meeting will be held in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally on Monday, April 30 commencing at 7.30pm.

LAOIS HUNT UPCOMING EVENTS

Point to point races in The Lawn, Stradbally on Sunday, May 20. Stradbally family fair also at The Lawn on Sunday, July 1.

ST COLMAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL

If you wish to enrol your child for September for St Colman’s National School, Stradbally, please return

form with birth cert by April 30. A sincere thank you to everybody who sponsored or donated to our Christmas hampers raffle, your support and generousity is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to all.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist on Friday, April 27 at 8.30pm. Please note change of date.

GAME & CONSERVATION CLUB

Stradbally Game & Conservation Club are holding a fundraising draw which will be held in Dunnes on Saturday, May 5. Tickets now on sale at €2 each or 3 for €5. Your continued support would be much appreciated.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SPONSORED WALK

The St Vincent de Paul and having a sponsored walk in May. Sponsorship cards are available from Paschal 087 1359382 and Mary 086 3312621 for anyone who would like join.

TIMAHOE LADIES GAA GOLF CLASSIC

Timahoe ladies GAA are holding a golf classic at The Heath Golf Club on Friday, April 27. If interested in taking part please contact Derek at 085 7582272 or Podge 087 9220993.

ANGLERS ASSOCIATION

Members please note that the membership fee for the 2012 season is now due. Adults €15, OAPs €7 and juveniles €7. Fees may be paid at Stradbaly Lake office. All members must be insured before they can enter on land adjoining the river. All enquiries etc can be made at Stradbally Lake office.

PARISH LOTTO

Draw held on April 12, no winner, numbers drawn 7,15, 17, 32. 1 match 3 Teresa Scully. Next week’s jackpot €6,000.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing on Saturday, April 28 leaving Stradbally at 8.30. Phone Eileen at 059 8625215 or 059 8625902.

FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ

Annanough GAA are holding a fundraising table quiz in Creans, Vicarstown on Friday, April 27 commencing at 9.30pm. Tables of 4 - €10 per person. A special fee of €5 per person for all under 18 participants. All support on the night very welcome.

OUR LADYS HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER

A rock music festival in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin will be held in the Napper Tandy, Stradbally on Sunday May 6 commencing at 2pm. This is a field event with great fun, tug-of-war, football games etc. A day not to be missed your full support would be much appreciated.

CEDF

CEDF Uganda church gate collection held recently in Stradbally, Timahoe and Vicarstown realised a sum of €927.23. Many thanks to everyone for their generosity.

PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP

GAA Hall, Stradbally, every Tuesday 10am - 12 noon. Coffee and a chat for parents, healthy snacks and play for the kids. All welcome, €3 per family. More info, contact Orla Fee on 086 8862447 or Fiona O’Donnell on 086 3840052.