Monday 30 November 2015

Ballymartin NS book

Published 05/11/2013 | 05:24

A new book 'Country School Remembers - Ballymartin N.S' which charts the history of Ballymartin N.S, with memories from pupils and teachers, complemented by a rich array of photos, is available in Kiernan's of Borris, The Little Shop, Muine Bheag or contact Mick Kinsella 087 2038394.

It gives a fascinating glimpse into country life in a bygone era. The recent reunion event in the Step House was a resounding success. Many thanks to all who made it possible. Mrs. Anne Tighe Kiernan, Borris, was Principal of Ballymartin N.S. from 1954 to 1969. She came from teaching in a four teacher school in Killenard, near Portarlington, to Ballymartin, Borris in November 1954. The school had only one room with a big open fire for heat. When she turned the key in the door of Ballymartin N.S. for the last time in 1969 there were 27 pupils on the roll on that last day.

These 27 pupils were transferred by bus to Borris N.S. Mrs. Kiernan remembers the names of the 80 plus pupils she taught during her years teaching in Ballymartin N.S., is very proud of them and enjoys meeting them.

Craft shop

The Craft Shop in the Bagenalstown Family Resource will be open from October until end of December this year. If the shop is successful it will continue. At a meeting of all members in January next year it will be decided if they should continue or not.

Nurney Villa draw

Nurney Villa October 50/50 Draw Results. €500 Barry Hayes, Old Leighlin €50 Chris Collins, Barrow Lough, Leighlinbridge €50 Bob Howson, Carlow Road, Leighlinbridge. €25 Eamonn Murphy, Newtown Road. €25 Vinny Doran, Oldtown €25 Fran Mullins, Philip St. Bagenalstown. €25 Ailish/Brian Kavanagh, Ballyknocken Manor €25 Mick O'Reilly, Clonmelsh. €25 Paddy Dermody, Clonmelsh €25 David Smyth, Nurney.

Budget cooking

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre Due to demand, a second series of courses on 'Cooking on a Budget' will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Cost of six weeks courrse €20.00. Please telephone Josie to book your place on 059 9722028 A 6 week course on 'Creative Sewing' begins on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Cost €20.00, please ring Josie on 059 9722028 to book your place. Benefit 4 Computer classes are beginning soon, learn how to email, skype, surf the internet and more. Please contact Joanna @ 059 9722028 for further details.

Fenagh GFC draw

Fenagh G.F.C. 50/50 Draw: 1st €400 Winner Ann Murphy, Wellbrook Lawn, Fenagh, Promoter Kenneth Murphy; 2nd €200 Winner John Minchin, Coolnacuppogue, Promoter Kenneth Murphy; 3rd €100 Winner Seamus Farrell, Ballinkillen, Promoter John Hickey; 4th €100 Winner Tom Browne, Coolnacuppogue, Promoter Theo Kearney; 5th €50 Winner Catriona Corcoran, Ballybromell, Promoter St. Fortcherns; 6th €50 Winner Frank and Joan Corcoran, Ballybromell, Promoter Oliver Gavigan; 7th €50 Winner Ed Browne, Cloneen, Promoter Muiris Bric; 8th €50 Winner Ann Byrne, c/o Promoter Imelda Hughes; 9th €25 Winner Kathleen Murphy, Evergreen, Promoter Austin Kinsella; 10th €25 Winner Maria Kinsella and Clare Nolan, Promoter St. Fortcherns. Fenagh G.F.C. wish to thank all who support the draw. November draw takes place in Kearney's on Monday 25.

Fesivals AGM

The Bagenalstown Festivals Committee will hold their Annual General meeting in the McGrath Hall Bagenalstown on Tuesday night, November 5 at 8.30pm. Existing members are asked to attend and the committee would love to see new members come along and make their contribution for next year.


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