THE Ionad Pobail here in Cill na Martra was full to the door for the inaugural production of the Lion King recently. It was put on by the pupils of Scoil Lachtaín Naofa and every child had a part to play.
Dressed in spectacular costumes, the pupils sang, danced and spoke their parts very competently, proving once again that proper preparation prevents poor performance. All the hard work by the staff of Scoil Lachtaín insured it all went without a hitch.
The spectacular show was really appreciated by all the parents, grandparents and invited guests. Thankfully, it was recorded by Dan Joe of LTV and it is expected that DVDs of the production will be available shortly.
LA LE BRIDE
After a long wet winter, Lá le Bríde and the first day of Spring will be welcomed by all this Friday. The ancient tradition of putting the Brat Bhríde out to be blessed by the saint on the eve of the feast day continues still. Her little crosses can be seen in byres here and there, Reminding us to put our trust in St. Brigid of Kildare.
Next day is Candlemas Day and weather lore says, if Candlemas day is dry and bright, winter will remain in flight, if the day breaks dull with rain, winter will be on the wane.
ON YOUR BIKE IN 2013
The Valley Wheelers Cycling Club are already back in the saddle on Sunday mornings and they welcome new members to join them.
Next Sunday they will meet in Béal Athan Ghaorthaidh at 10am and on the following Sunday at the Mills at the same time. All levels and pace will be accommodated. See www.valleywheelerscc.com for more details.
The death took place just before Christmas of one of our former curates. Fr. Con O'Donovan was a very young curate when he served in our parish in the late fifties. He retired as PP of Ballclough in 2006 and it was there he was in interred following Requiem Mass in the local church. Go ndéana Dia trócairte ar a anam dílis.
FLEADH TEA PARTY
The Fleadh Tea Party is happening on Friday, February 8, in the Ionad Pobail at 8.30pm. This event is a vital fundraiser for this year's Fleadh in Baile Mhúirne. Mary at (085) 1109901 will accept bookings from table hosts and anyone joining a table. Plenty ceol and craic will round off the night.
Bhí €4,600 sa phota óir ar an Luan seo chaite i Mons nuair a roghnaíodh uimhreacha 6, 24 agus 28. Ní raibh siad ag éinne. €75 agus duais an díoltóra: Mícheal O'Críodáin, Drom Reidh. €35 Máirtín O hUidhir, Na Cúla. €15 Helen Uí Bhriain, Cluain Droichid. €15 Anne Marie Uí Chorcra, Baile Uí Bhuaigh. €15 Ava Ní Chonaill, Cnoc Sathairn.
UDARAS NA GAELTACHTA
Tá Udarás na Gaeltachta ag tairiscint scolaireachtaí I réimse leathan ceirdeanna d'iarrthóirí le caillíocht mar cheardaí a bhaint amach.Tuilleadh eolas agus foirm iarratais ó (091) 503139.
Little Iarlaith Joesph O'Duinnín, Cluain Cluid was baptised recently to the delight of his parents Jillian and Donal, grandparents and extended family. Míle comhghairdeas.
Art classes will commence in Cois Cille on Tuesday, February 5, and the chiropodist will be in attendance on the same day. Ring 40999 to make an appointment.
An Gaeltacht Macra are hosting a table quiz at An Muileann on Friday, February 8, at 8.30pm. This newly founded branch will have a céad mile fáilte before all.
Cuireadh an cluiche ar cheal an deireadh seachtaine seo chaite agus beidh sé ar siúl anois ar an Aoine seo 1ú Feabhra i Mourneabbey ag 8 in. Go n-éirí leo.
Cuireadh an cluiche seo ar cheal freisin agus beidh sé ar siúl anois ar an Satharn seo, 2ú Feabhra i Gleann Maidhir ag 2.30 in. Go dtéigh gach éinne slán.
Buail isteach don Leabharlann i Maigh Chromtha ar an Luan, 4ú Feabhra, ag 11:30rn don Ciorcal Cainte le Nora. Failte is fiche roimh cách.