STRADBALLY

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Stradbally Flower and Garden Club May meeting on Wednesday, May 6 in St Joseph’s Hall, Stradbally at 8pm. This is an important meeting as summer outing to be finalised.

WHIST DRIVE

Top score Esther Smyth, 1st lady Leslie Hunter, 2nd lady Maree Fennin, 1st gent Mervyn Parr, 2nd gent Dick Farrell, 1st half Christina Brown, 2nd half Henry Parr, lowest score Anne O’Dowd, hatching Antoinette Lalor, raffles Anne O’Dowd, Tom Kearns, Teresa Grufferty, Esther Smyth.

Next whist drive will be in aid of Stradbally Tidy Towns on Friday, May 15. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

1916 COMMEMORATION

A public workshop will be held to develop ideas for the commemoration of the 1916 Rising in Laois on Wednesday, May 13 in the Stradbally Arthouse. The workshop will run from 8-10pm and will include a presentation on the national plans, some background to the plans for Laois so far, and the rest of the time will be dedicated to facilitate workshops.

Cancer Society

The Irish Caner Society Church Gate collection will be taken up on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 at all masses.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT STRADBALLY

Upcoming events: Thursday, May 14: Bus to Boora Bog and Jamboree will leave St Mary’s Hall at 10am. Bring a packed lunch. Day out to Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery is on June 17, final arrangements later. Names to any member of the committee as soon as possible.

FORESTR SHOW

The Irish Forestry Woodland & Bio Energy Show will be held in The Lawn, Stradbally on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10 from 9.30am to 5.30pm each day. Not to be missed.

WIND AWARNESS GROUP

The AGM of the Swan/Wolfhill/Luggacurren Wind Awareness Group will take place in Luggacurren Hall on Wednesday, May 13 at 8.30pm. Do come along to be updated on the Government’s energy policy for the Midlands. Local community action groups and Wind Aware Ireland representatives will be in attendance. This is a golden opportunity to be informed on what is proposed for our area and our community.

VICARSTOWN RECREATION GROUP

The Vicarstown Recreation Group evening race meeting at Fairyhouse Race Course on Thursday, May 28. Bus leaving Vicarstown at 2pm. Buffet meal and race card €20 per person in private suite. Phone 0578626158 or 085 7482558.

Walking from the Vicarstown Bridge at 7.30pm.

MEN’S SHED

If anyone is interested in this idea would they contact John Harrison phone 086 4076629.

STRADBALLY CIVIL DEFENCE

Stradbally Civil Defence are looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in joining phone Seamus Carpenter 087 2512757 or Fergal Graham 086 3796980.

STRADBALLY VINTAGE RALLY

Stradbally Vintage Club Rally will be held this year on Sunday, June 21 at the Lawn. Admission €5, children free.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2015

Stradbally, May 16 11am and in Timahoe on May 23 also at 11am.

T&S UNITED SCHOOLBOYS

T&S Utd Schoolboys Soccer Club will be running a kick start one course on Saturday, May 15 in Timahoe. It is compulsory that all people involved with teams have this certificate. The cost is €45 and we need a minimum of 15 people to run the course. Contact Alan Hartnett, T&S Utd secretary.

TIMAHOE ICA

Timahoe ICA meeting on this Wednesday evening, May 6 iin St Brigid’s Hall at 8pm.