THE board of management, of Coláiste Mhuire, Buttevant, received great news, and a boost for their endeavours over the past weeks, when news of the granting of planning permission for the proposed new Coláiste was made public.
The proposed new second level education facility will be sighted on the Station/Liscarroll Road area of the town. Having seen the plans of the new Coláiste the new facility will have all the most modern amenities available for the attending students.
Another month must now pass as part of the planning before the actual "grant of permission" is officially issued. This new development will assure the long-term and permanent security of second level education in Buttevant and the surrounding area.
Congratulations, and well done to all concerned with this project, for their perseverance and determination from the outset.
A fund raising, and charity Zumbathon, incorporating the Zumba fitness craze, will take place on April 28 in aid of the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, for the North Cork region.
The venue will be the G.A.A. complex, at Carrigoon, Mallow, and will be held between the hours of 1pm and 4pm inclusive.
There will be amazing dance work out with instructess, Teresa Napier, and many guest instructors, from all over Ireland. Rugby star Niall Ronan, will also be in attendance. There will be many activities available for the young people, while their parents, and guardians, partake in the zumbathon.
There will be clowns, face painting, and other activities, to occupy the young folk during the afternoon. Admission for the zumbathon will be €10 and there will be a charge of €2.50 for the childrens' activities. A great afternoon of fitness activity, and good fun for all, is assured.
With no action, informative or otherwise, being forthcoming from either government, national roads authority or local authority, Buttevant Community Council, of Muintir na Tire, has decided to upgrade it's protest campaign and "up the ante" with regard to the condition of the towns' streets and footpaths.
Having sought legal advice, with regard to possible measures which can be taken, the Comminity Council is proceeding with their lobbying of prominent government ministers such as Minister Varadkar, of the transport department, and Minister Deenihan, of the heritage, and culture department.
Also the Community Council is organising a more public, and prominent, protest campaign which it is hoped will bring the deplorable condition of the streets on the main national highway route to a more national and public perception.
The people of Buttevant have for a long time now been more than patient, and accepting, with the attitude of the relevant authorities concerned. It is now time to be united with our protest and make our presence felt, and acted on, by those who make us pay taxes and show us nothing in return.
The weekly bingo session continues, on Monday night in Buttevant G.A.A., hall, where numerous monetary prizes can be won, by participating players.
The bingo jackpot is now standing at €3,600 and will continue to rise, weekly, until it is won, by some lucky player. There is also an in-house lottery and extra sheet game to be won. The clubs' local instrumental music group won the Munster Final, of the Senior Scór music group talent competitions held in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, recently.
Buttevant soccer club is, again this year, organising a juvenile summer camp, for those who may be interested. The camp will be held from July 15 to July 19 inclusive.
The mainstream camp will have an entry fee of €65-, and a deposit of €25-, will be needed to secure a place on the camp programme. There is also an option of paying the fee on a weekly basis. All relevant information can be had by telephoning the clubhouse on (022) 41025 or by contacting Aisling on (083) 13090045. Early intention of participation is advisable.
Buttevant Heritage Group is holding its' annual "Walled Town Day" to coincide with the annual national "Walled Town" celebrations this year on Sunday, June 16.
There will be many activities on the day with medieval themes', with which it is hoped to highlight the many areas and items that Buttevant has to offer with heritage and medieval connections. The government minister for Heritage and Culture, Jimmy Deenihan, will also be in attendance for this occasion. The Buttevant Heritage Group is planning to launch a book which will outline and detail the heritage buildings, places and areas within Buttevant town and it's environs.
SYMPATHY is extended to those who have suffered a bereavement, or personal loss, recently.
WELL WISHES go to those who are ill, at home or is hospital, at this time.
TAKE CARE of yourself, and each other, as you go about your daily lives, and routines.