Ballinakill Community Alert remind people that the text service is to be used to alert everybody in the community to any suspicious behaviour in the area and to make people more aware. For every one text that is sent out by someone approximately another 450 are sent out on the system. This system is not free to run and we would appreciate if people would refrain from replying to texts that may be sent out in error and are not in any way related to what the system was originally set up for. When used properly this system is hugely beneficial to the community. We would like to thank you for your co-operation on this matter.
The marriage was solemised on Friday, February 14 at St Bridget’s Church, Ballinakill, between Mr Brian O’Donnell of New Ross, Co. Wexford and Miss Denise Carter, Church St, Ballinakill. The ceremony was performed by Fr Sean Conlon, PP Ballinakill. The bride was given in marriage by her father Mr Michael Carter. She was attended by Susan O’Donnell (sister of the groom) and her friends Geraldine Fogarty and Jacqui Cassin. Best man was Paddy Walsh (friend of the groom) and groomsmen were Denis Conway and Damien Carter. Child attendants Ella O’Donnell & Molly O’Donnell. Harpist on the day was Fionnula Monks from Dublin. Reception was held in Mount Juliet Hotel. Denise is a clinical nurse manager2 at Mater Hospital Dublin. Brian is Project Manager with Easons. The couple are wished all the best in their newly married life. They will reside in Dublin.
New members always welcome. We meet in the Old school community hall at 1pm every Wednesday.
Walkers meet every morning in the square. All are welcome.
Bingo in the old hall. Over €1,200 in prizes every week and a raffle. Come & support and you might be lucky.
There was 9 tables. Winners on 11 games were Tony and Paddy Walsh. Runners up on 9 games were Jim Walsh and John Mooney. On 8 games were Sean O Shea and Phil Doheny. Mary Farrell and Eugene Murphy, Pat Foley and Pat Dunphy. Raffle winners were Billy Kirby, Mem Dunphy, Paddy Dunphy, Eileen Carroll and Mary Kelly.
Nos 1,16,17,27. No winner. €20 each: Bridgid Jones, John Hyland, Emily Lalor, Ray Duggan, Ellen Mc Grath, Henry O Neill, Hughie & Majella, Liz Mc Donald, Clare Walsh, Martha Siney.
Ballinakill Parents Assoc. meet on Thursday, March 6 at 7.30pm in the Old School Community Hall. We would encourage all parents to attend and take an interest in the activities of the school.
Crossroads Youth Group are holding an open night on the Friday, March 14. Disco and other activities on the night. All are welcome. The age group is 9 to 18 years. Hope to see you there.
China in Ballyouskill
A Chinese delegation, led by Madam Qiao Li, wife of the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Luo Linquan visited the Wheel Inn, in Ballyouskill, where they were met by a mounted group from the local hunt in this, the year of the horse. Environment Minister Phil Hogan met the visitors.