STRADBALLY

COUNTRY MARKETS

COUNTRY MARKETS

Every Saturday from 10 - 12.30 at St Patrick’s Hall Main St.

STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB

Annual outing will this year be on Saturday, June 30 and will leave Social Services Hall at 10am and return approx 9.30pm. Outing will be to Altamont Gardens with tour of walled gardens included. A visit to Nicholas Mosse Pottery and Kilkenny Castle and with some stops on the way for coffee shopping in Kilkenny and finishing the day with dinner in River Court Hotel, Kilkenny. Names and deposit can be given to any of the following Pauline Harrison 8625359, Vera Donohue 8625273, Dorrie Moran 8625217.

LATE JOHN JOE O’BRIEN

Deepest sympathy is offered to the extended family of John Joe O’Brien, Garrons, Stradbally, who died on Saturday, May 12.

NEW OPENING HOURS FOR STRADBALLY LIBRARY

The following new hours will operate in Stradbally library from May 15: Tuesday 1pm - 5pm & 5.30pm - 8pm,

Thursday 1pm - 5pm & 5.30pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Athletics training has now resumed in the Lawn on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.15 to 8.15pm. All children u/6 to u/16 welcome welcome to attend. To comply with insurance policy children must be of school going age. Please note children must live within the Stradbally, Timahoe and Vicarstown boundaries to compete with our area, attending local schools in the area does not qualify a child to compete, it’s where a child lives decides the area in which they can compete. Any adult who may wish to help out at training are always welcomed and encouraged to participate. Laois county finals to be held in St Abbans on June 10, so we hope to send as strong a team to the finals when our own area finals are held at the end of May.

RACE NIGHT

Stradbally Youth Centre are looking for your support as we are holding a race night to raise much needed funds in order to keep our doors open. Our race night is being held in Nappers Tandys on Saturday, June 2. We are hoping that you will support us by either sponsoring a race for a cost of €50 or buying a horse for €20. If you would like to help by selling a card on our behalf we would be very grateful. If you wish to support us please contact any of the leaders or phone 086 1525600. Any support at all would be greatly appreciated as we would like to keep this centre in the heart of our community.

TIMAHOE LADIES

Timahoe ladies are holding a 5km run/walk on Saturday May 19 at 12pm. Entry fee €10 for run and €5 for walkers. Registration at parish hall 11am or passes can be purchased from senior panel members. Also a big thank you to all our sponsors and anyone who took part in our golf classic on April 27, a great day was had by all and your support is much appreciated.

STRADBALLY ICA

Stradbally ICA are planning a day trip to Belfast to visit The Titanic Exhibition. It is hoped to have the trip in June. Anyone interested please phone M Graham 0578625272, D Mulhare 8625333, B Kelly 8625419. Date and cost later.

WHIST DRIVE

Next whist drive will be aid of Stradbally Tidy Towns and will be on Friday, May 18 commencing at 8.30pm. Numerous prizes on offer and €60 toop score if over 10 tables.

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. Please contact Cara Byrne, art administrator and on 05786 41740 or email on cbyrne@laoiscoco.ie.

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.

SYMPATHY

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Tom Lalor, formerly of the Rathmore Road, Stradbally who died recently in England.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion will be held in the Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally on this Saturday, May 19 commencing at 11.30am.

TRUST

Rev Olive would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated tea bags and coffee for TRUST, caring for the homeless in Dublin.

STRADBALLY C0UNTRY MARKETS

Every Saturday from 10am-12.30pm. Selling home baking, sweet and savoury, vegetables, preserves, crafts, jewellery etc. Tea and coffee also served on the morning, so go along and have a look around.

STRADBALLY GAME AND CONVERSATION CLUB

Winners of the draw held last weekend in Dunnes: 1st prize €300 Carmel Delaney and other winners were €150 Martin Mahon, €75 Angela Connell, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th prizes of €25 each to Fran Baker, Lambes Stew, Dara Kavanagh, Mick Kelly. Other winners were Emma Maher, DJ Byrne and Robert Costello. Thanks to all for your continued support.

WHIST DRIVE

The following are the results of the whist drive held on April 27 in St Patrick’s Hall, Stradbally. Top score Kay Chase, 1st lady Mary Gowing, 2nd lady Eithne Moran, 1st gent (tie) Mick Foy and Christine Browne, 1st half Sylvia Wilkinson, 2nd half John Graham, lowest score Cora Moore, hatching Lily Pearson, no trick in any other game Lorna Allen, Willie Wallace and Ena Wallace. Raffle Sylvia Wilkinson, Margaret Brennan, Dorothy Mullen and Cecil Thompson. Next whist drive will be aid of Stradbally Tidy Towns and will be on Friday, May 18 commencing at 8.30pm. Numerous prizes on offer and €60 toop score if over 10 tables.

PARENT AND TODDLER CRAFTS

Come along to the Arthouse and Library, Stradbally for a morning of fun and craft on May 24 and every consecutive Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. Contact 0578641740 or cbyrne@laoiscoco.ie.

VICARSTOWN FINE GAEL

Vicarstown Fine Gael held their AGM recently at the old Community Centre, Vicarstown. There was a good attendance on the night. Deputy Charlie Flanagan, TD, Cllrs Tom Mulhall and James Deegan were in attendance. Local and national issues were discussed on the night. There was a good questions and answers also. Officers elected were president John Gorman, chairperson John Nolan, vice chairperson Tom Bond, secretary Ann Maloney, treasurers Jim Scully and Sean Luttrell. Also note that the Emo Fine Gael District will be holding their AGM on Monday week, May 21 at the Gandon Inn commencing at 8.30pm.

PARISH LOTTO

No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 15, 31. 1 match 3s Theresa Clancy. Next week’s jackpot will be €6.400.

BUS TO CLONFERT

Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing will leave Stradbally at 8.30am. Phone Eileen 059 8625215/25902. Booking essential.