SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER
Stradbally senior citizens annual Christmas dinner
will take place in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Sunday, January 20 commencing at 1pm. Bus will leave Social Services Centre at 12 o’clock. Anyone attending or who require transport should ring 8625161, 8625134, or 8625149. All senior citizens from Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe areas are welcome.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
A meeting of the Stradbally Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Monday, January 28 commencing at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall. All concerned to attend and new faces welcome.
STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club are planning to run a bus to the showband show in the Court Hotel, Tullamore on Thursday, February 7 and is open to members and non members. Anyone wishing to travel with them please give your name to Dorrie Moran 86 25217, Vera Donohue, 86 25273, or any member of the club. Concert tickets are €25. Also the first meeting of the club after the Christmas recess will be held on Wednesday, February 6 in St Joseph’s Hall commencing at 8pm.
Phase 1 of Laois Community Games is now fixed for 2013. Any Stradbally area children wishing to compete in any of the following team events should contact Claire O Neill 086 0519860. Panels for January 21. Badminton U15 5 boys + 3 girls, panel of 10, chess U12/16 5 boys + 3 girls panel of 10. Draughts U10/12/14 boys/girls panel of seven. Handball (one wall) U13/15 boys/girls panel of 6. Indoor soccer boys + girls U13/15 panel of 8. Table tennis boys + girls U13 panel of 5. Any parent or coach willing to help out are most welcome to do so. It would be great to have as many teams as possible to enter. The winter programme is really suitable for children who do not enjoy traditional track and field, athletics in individual form and prefer to be part of
a team effort. Phase 2 for February art U10/12/14/16 boys + girls, cross country U13/ mixed distance relay, 1200mtrs 5 boys + 5 girls, duathlon, modelmaking u/10/12/14 and 16. Rugby mini boys/girls u/11 panel 12, tag U11 mixed boys/girls panel 12 and tag U14 mixed panel 12. Also table quiz U14 boys/girls or mixed.
Next whist drive will be held on Friday, January 18 in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally commencing at 8.30pm sharp. All welcome.
LAOIS FLEADH 2013
Pencil into your social calender that the Laois Fleadh 2013 will be held in Ratheniska and Stradbally on June 2. The committee would very much welcome any suggestions, ideas or volunteers to help to make this a great event. For more information contact Michael 087 9933162.
STRADBALLY ST VINCENT DE PAUL
They are looking for donations which can go on sale in the shop. If
you have any unwanted items such as good quality ladies, gents and childrens clothing and footwear, furniture, bric-a-brac they can be dropped off Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. A big thank you to everyone who has donated unwanted items so far.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and in St Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, March 2. A Confirmation meeting will held for Stradbally and Timahoe parents and young people in St Colman’s School on tonight, Tuesday, January 15 commencing at 7.30pm.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Josie Nolan on the death of her sister Rita Lanigan. to Helen Maher on the death of her sister Marie O’Meara, to Margaret Conlon on the death of her sister Eileen Lennon, and to Mary Miller on the death of her brother Tim O’Connell.