Around the districts: Adamstown, Graiguenamanagh, Rathnure, Tullogher-Rosbercon
Adamstown, Cards: The weekly '30' Card Game continues in the community centre this Friday, March 8, at 9 p.m. Thanks to the ladies for the tea last week. Catering on Friday, March 8, will be Mary Delaney, Sheelagh Delaney, Catherine O'Rourke and Elizabeth Greene. Catering on Friday, March 15, will be Catherine Walsh, Eileen J Walsh, Eileen N Walsh. Catering on Friday, March 22, will be: Callie Doyle, Angela Furlong and Louise Furlong. Proceeds going to parish funds.
Card winners on Friday, February 22 were Seán Cullen, Johnny Nolan, John Hanley, Pat Quinn, John Murphy, Tom Rochford, Denis and Maria O'Connor.
All the card players send their best wishes to Matt for a speedy recovery and be back playing soon.
Adamstown NS News
The lucky winner in our split-the-pot draw on Wednesday, February 27, was Mary Lawlor, Newtown, who won €101. The school winner was Laura O'Gorman. Thanks for your continued support.
The parents' association are having a 'Clothes Recycling' collection this Thursday, March 7, outside the school at 9.30 a.m. and we appreciate your support. Our annual Book Fair will start this Friday, March 8, and continue till Wednesday, March 13.
Our First Holy Communion children made their First Confession on Wednesday night last, and they are working hard in preparation for their First Holy Communion day on Saturday, May 18.
Our junior classes had a lovely time visiting Cólaiste Abbain recently where they saw baby chicks and some lambs, thanks to Mr O'Connor and his team.
Coláiste Abbain News
Well done to Mr Haddigan for organising the ski trip to Italy creating fantastic memories for our students and exposing them to new cultures and expanding their worldview.
Mr O'Connor and the Agri Club have been very busy recently hatching eggs in the incubator, and looking after the baby chicks. We are so delighted that all aspects of rural life are being promoted and celebrated in Coláiste Abbáin and it is great to see the first year students so interested in the Agri Club.
Thanks to Brianna Furlong McGrath for designing our Past Pupils notice board outside the office. Hopefully this will encourage our exam students to work harder.
Lourdes Ticket Draw
Tickets are on sale now for our annual Lourdes Draw in which we hope to send three parishioners to Lourdes in May. Tickets cost €5 and any household may purchase up to four tickets. Draw confined to Adamstown Parish. Draw will take place on Palm Sunday, April 14. Your support is very much appreciated.
Active Retired meal
Adamstown Active Retired is having a meal in the Horse and Hound this Thursday, March 7, at 1.30 p.m. and all welcome.
Coffee and bingo morning in Adamstown Community Centre this Tuesday, March 5, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Why not join us for a coffee, tea, toast and novel bingo, have a chat and meet new and old acquaintances. All older members of the community are welcome.
GAA dance in Adamstown Hall
Adamstown GAA is hosting a dance in Adamstown Hall on Saturday, March 9, Full bar on the night and tickets are €20, available from all committee members or by contacting 087 1852949. Music by the Kilkenny's. Over-18s only.
Adamstown Cemetery Committee invites applications from tenders for the laying of a new path from the cemetery entrance in the churchyard to the cemetery toilets.
All applications to be submitted to the Hon secretary Liam Whelan in Kellystown no later than March 15.
Pat Byrne Memorial Road run
A public meeting will be held in Adamstown Community Centre on Tuesday, March 5, at nine o'clock to make arrangements for the Pat Byrne Memorial Road run. The total proceeds will go to the St Abban's Church Parochial funds.
St Patrick's Day Trad Session
On St Patrick's Day there will be a Trad Session in Cullen's Lounge commencing at 9.30 p.m. March 17, music by local musicians.
The session is a fundraiser in aid of the Community Centre Development Fund. Tickets are €5 each, door prizes and raffle.
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Amenity grant scheme
Local Cllr Chap Cleere has welcomed the announcement of the amenity grant scheme to assist voluntary bodies in the provision/improvement of amenity facilities and is now accepting applications for the Amenity Grant Scheme 2019. Preference will be given to projects which are community based and which are considered to offer most benefit to the local community. Please contact Chap for further details.
The next Graiguenamanagh Historical Society talk will be: 'The story of 200 years of the O'Leary Family in Graiguenamanagh 1819 - 2019 'by Philip Murphy. It will be held in the Graiguenamanagh Library on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.
Philip Murphy, who is a member of the O'Leary family, has a Certificate in Local History from Maynooth University and is a long time member of the Graiguenamanagh Historical Society. He is an author of a number of publications and has written the introduction to the Anthology 'The O'Leary Footprint 'which outlines the contribution of the O'Leary family to the social life of Graiguenamanagh and their appreciation of the history of Duiske Abbey.
In his talk Philip will discuss this remarkable and talented O'Leary family who produced many Writers, Journalists Poets, Artists, Antiquarians Photographers and Carvers over two Centuries.
The numbers drawn were 13, 17, 22 and 25 and there was no winner. next week's jackpot stands at €10,000, Reserve jackpot €3,750. Consolation winners winners of €30 each were Tammy Dreelan, Anastatia and Margaret, Rachel and Seán Lamb, Sinéad and Rob Jackson, P McGarrity. Tickets available from all local outlets or from any committee member.
The Citizens Information office in main street Graignamanagh is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Providing a free private and confidently information service available to all.
Tidy towns jackpot
This week's February 28 results are first prize - Lillian Bolger - €252 second prize-Catherine Hayden - €50, third Prize-The Kelly Family - €25. Money raised through the jackpot will be used to keep the town looking well all year round. Draw takes place every Thursday in the Abbey Centre at approximately 4 p.m.
Fleadh Cheoil 2019.
The town of Borris is once again, host to the County Carlow Fleadh Choil on Friday Saturday and Sunday, April 12, 13, and 14. more details later.
The bingo jackpot on Tuesday the fifth is €1,600.
Blind Date/Mr and Mrs: Presented by Aidan Redmond and Fr Brian Broaders. Coming to Rathnure Hall at 8.30 p.m. next Saturday, March 9, with doors open at 7.45 p.m. Some local characters looking for love in the first half of the show followed by a few couples showing how much (or little) they know about each other in the second half. Contestants are already selected so there will be no one called up from the audience. Hosted by Liam Sharkey and John Reilly. Tickets: €10 are on sale now. BYOB welcome. Contact Aidan: 087 4516611, Fr Brian: 086 8274634 or Martin: 087 4141633.
GAA Club lotto
The numbers drawn last Tuesday, February 26, were 1, 6, 18 and 29. No jackpot winner. Michelle Hogan, c/o Bernie Higgins and Melissa Freeman, Rathnure were the two match-three winners who each won €100. Jackpot this week: €10,000.
Camogie Club news
membership must be paid before March 17. After this time you will not be insured to play. No pay, no play. Adult (non-student): €100, Over 18 (full-time student): €85, Under-10 to Under-18: €40, under-eight: €25, Non-playing member: €40, Family: €150.
The Tullogher-Rosbercon Vintage and Classic Club had their recent AGM which attracted a large attendance. The following officers were electe2019. President Michael Kielthy, chairman, Jamie Doyle, vice-chairman, Vinnie Murphy, secretary, David Mackey, treasurer, PJ Murphy, PRO Fergus O'Leary. Safety Officers, Tom Walsh and Mick Hennessy.
Shirley Phelan has moved all her New Ross classes to Studio 47 at the Waterford Road Business Park. New additions to the fitness classes are step aerobics, body conditioning using body weight and free weights, HIT workouts and of course the ever-popular Pilate Classes. The sessions take place mornings and evenings Monday to Thursday. All Times are listed on her page book page entitled 'Pilates with Shirley Phelan' or she can be contacted by phone at 085 1339049.
There will be a meeting of the Pastoral Council in the Parochial House on Thursday evening, March 7, at 7.30 p.m. All council members please note change of date from that already announced.
The parish are looking for volunteers to become Eucharistic Ministers in the three churches, Rosbercon, Tullogher and Mullinarrigle. A Training programme is being put in place during the season of Lent. Anyone, who would like to volunteer are asked to contact Fr Dan Cavanagh, 051 421515, Mobile, 087 2335432 as soon as possible.
A day of Prayer
A day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse took place in St Mary's Cathedral Kilkenny on Friday, February 15, where Bishop Dermot Farrell lit the Candle of Atonement. He also dedicated the Atonement Prayer for use in all the Parishes in the diocese of Ossory. Here, in Rosbercon, we did likewise, lighting the Candle of Atonement prior to all Masses during the month of February. Something had to done to halt the decline in Churchgoers for in a recent survey only 20% of Catholics in the diocese of Ossory attend weekly Masses.
The Tullogher-Rosbercon Senior Football team were beaten by Muckalee in the Kilkenny Championship at the weekend going down on a 1-13 to 2-6 score line. Considering that they only went up from intermediate last year they acquitted themselves well against a strong Northern opposition and can only learn from that experience.
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