To mark National Tree Week, Blackrock Tidy Towns planted an avenue of seven native Irish white beam trees along the pedestrian entrance to Blackrock Park from Sandy Lane.
At an informal event on Saturday, March 8, seven families from Gort na Glaise each completed the planting of one tree and undertook to look after it until it becomes mature, while children from the estate under planted the tress with daffodils. The avenue of trees will form an attractive entrance to the park and further enhance the award-winning amenity. It is one of the first initiatives arising from the new park plan unveiled recently by the Blackrock Park Committee.
The €20,000 jackpot was still not won in the Geraldines lottery last week with the numbers drawn: 6, 16, 26 and 28.
Four players shared the €200 prize for selecting three of the numbers. They were: Joe Lynch c/o Greengates Stores; Breda Heslin c/o McKeowns Bar; Marie Lennon c/o Briege Watters and Martin O'Hanlon, Ravensdale.
Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters as part of Book Day at Saint Francis School
The Geraldines GFC are to hold their victory presentation dinner this Friday night in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
It is to honour their highly successful teams last season, and also their under-21 county championship winning side of 2012.
The club in 2013 enjoyed it's most successful season ever, winning the county intermediate championship and league, and the team also were Leinster champions, only having their great winning run halted by All-Ireland champions Truagh in the All Ireland semi-final earlier this year.
The club also won the county minor championship last year.
It will be a night all associated with the club will want to be a part of. The tickets, price €30 each are available from club secretary Paula Hand (telephone 087-9106658).
The Parish Pastoral Council is hosting a series of talks during Lent featuring a number of leading and well known public figures. These include Archbishop Eamon Martin and Father Peter McVerry SJ, the human rights campaigner and Mrs Briege O'Hare, writer and spiritual director.
The general theme of the talks is 'A Heart Open to God' and the first is this Thursday, starting at 7.30pm.
The first speaker is Father McVerry and the talk will take place in Saint Oliver Plunkett School, which will be the venue for all of the talks.
The following Wednesday Mrs Briege O'Hare will be the guest speaker, and the concluding talk will be given by Archbishop Martin on Thursday, April 3, with the series concluding the following Thursday with a 'Feedback and Reflection'.
The talks are open to all to attend.