Feb 23

Gerry Finn 086-88055

Reporter:

Gerry Finn 086-88055

BALLYBROWN CHOIR: Practice for the choir will run every Tuesday night up to Easter in Ballybrown Church. The choir performs each year at Christmas and Easter and practice is held once a week for a small number of weeks beforehand. New members are needed for the continuation of this choir which has been highly commended over the years. Anyone interested should come along next Tuesday night February 26 at 8pm.

BALLYBROWN CHOIR: Practice for the choir will run every Tuesday night up to Easter in Ballybrown Church. The choir performs each year at Christmas and Easter and practice is held once a week for a small number of weeks beforehand. New members are needed for the continuation of this choir which has been highly commended over the years. Anyone interested should come along next Tuesday night February 26 at 8pm.

KNOCKFIERNA RAMBLING HOUSE: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc, at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1 at 8pm. So mark your diary for Kilfinny Community Hall on Friday March 1 at 8pm for what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.

THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.

BALLYBROWN NS PUPILS PRESENT CHEQUE TO BÓTHAR: Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and, on that day children all over Ireland were busy discussing treats to be avoided for the season. In Ballybrown National School, the Sixth Class pupils marked the first day of Lent by showing generosity to those less well off than themselves. They presented a cheque for €450 to Peter Ireton of Bóthar, the charity that sends livestock to Africa. The money will go towards a cross-breed cow for a family in Africa.

‘The Sixth Class children organised a Fun Day in the run up to Christmas to raise funds for a variety of causes,’ said teacher Willie Curtin. ‘We had face painting, nail bars, Lucky Dip, Mini Golf and much more. The Cake Stall was very popular and there was a monster Raffle. Santa Claus even popped in.

In total, the Fun Day raised over €1,300. This was made up in the main of 20c and 30c purchases. Following a vote among the pupils, it was decided to give some money to a local cause, a national cause and an international cause. Bóthar was chosen as an appropriate international cause. Mr. Ireton visited the class and explained the work of Bothar.

In the not too distant future, a family in Africa will benefit from the generosity of the children of Ballybrown National School.