STRADBALLY

ASTRONOMY LOVERS

ASTRONOMY LOVERS

Stargazers are expected to come out in force when members of the Midlands Astronomy Club attend the Library in Stradbally on Saturday,

November 16. Members of the club will give talks, and weather permitting, practical demonstrations on Astronomy. The event co-incides with Midlands Festival of Science running from 11 to 17 November.

STRADBALLY COUNTRY MARKET AND CHRISTMAS FAIR

Get into the festive spirit at the Stradbally Country Market Christmas Fair on this Saturday, December 7. 10.30am - 4pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally. The country market movement is a community development project. There are presently 20 members, all from Stradbally and neighbouring parishes. Produce on offer includes home baking (breads, scones, biscuits, cakes and desserts), preserves (jams, jellies, chutneys and pickles), savouries (quiches, and lasagnes), cut flowers, herbs, fresh fruit (in season), vegetables and salads. Free-range eggs, locally-produced honey, arts and crafts, and fuel (timber, turf and kindling) are also regularly supplied. We are holding a Christmas draw in aid of the local branch of St Vincent De Paul. Do drop in for mulled wine and mince pies.

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Garden Club are holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 6 in St Joseph’s Hall Stradbally. There will be

a demonstration on the night given by members and also names will be taken for the Christmas night out at this meeting. This is an open

night.

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Team Hope Christmas appeal. We would like anyone with shoe boxes to bring them along to this meeting on this Wednesday 6 as closing date

in November 11. Labels for the boxes can be had from Vera Donohue Main Street. or Dorrie Moran, Main Street.

STRADBALLY GAA ANNUAL NIGHT OUT

Stradbally GAA are holding their annual end of year night on Saturday, November 9 in Dunnes pub. There will be music and food on the night as well as a draw for 15 prizes of €100 for anyone who bought a €130 ticket during the year. The club encourage all club members to come along for what will be a thoroughly enjoyable enening.

GOLF CLASSIC

The Stradbally GAA Golf Classic will take place in Newbridge on Friday, November 15. Contact Billy Delaney on 086 8824199 ot Johnny Robbins on 087 9001858 to book your spot on the outing. A great day’s outing guaranteed.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

If you have any unwanted items such as good quality ladies, gents and children’s winter clothes and footwear please drop them into their shop at Main Street. Thank you to all who have kindly donated clothing, footwear, bric-a-brac and furniture to the store.

CEMETERY SUNDAY

Cemetery Sunday will be held on November 10 in Moyanna at 2pm, Timahoe 2pm and Oakvale 2.45pm.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert travelling on Sunday, November 10 for the holy souls and mass and prayers leaving Stradbally at 10.30am. Phone Eileen

059-8625215, 059-8625902.

A GREAT EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT

A great evening of entertainment at the Arthouse, Stradbally for the Leaves Literary Festival on Friday, November 8. Readings and music and

contributions by Michael Harding, Rita Kelly and Mary O’Donnell and music by Lily Kettle starting at 8pm sharp. Phone 0578663355.

VICARSTOWN RECREATION GROUP

Carmel McLinden will be coming to the old Community Centre in Vicarstown on November 13 to give a demonstration on dried flowers arrangements and Christmas arrangements. Also they will finalise their trip to Mount Wolsley Hotel, Tullow for the Phil Coulter show.