Floral Hanging Baskets at St. Columba’s Graveyard: We regret to report that two floral hanging baskets at St. Columba’s Graveyard were taken recently. This is a most unfortunate incident, given the wonderful work being done by the local Tidy Town’s Committee this year, and we appeal to those who took the baskets to return them to the graveyard. We also appeal to those living in the area, as well as to the general public, to be extra vigilant and to report any such incidents to the local Gardai. This is not the first time that such an incident has taken place regarding the great work done by the committee. Earlier this year valuable flower pots were also taken in the same location and it is disturbing how low these perpetrators have come to carry out such incidents. The nature of the crime has dipped the confidence of the hard working committee who have put hours of voluntary work enhancing our villages.
CAPPAMORE DAY CARE CENTRE: Cappamore Day Care Centre reopens to all its patrons on next Tuesday, 20th August. The mini bus will be pick up patrons as before and new members are always very welcome.
Cappamore Historical Society: On next Sunday, August, 25 a guided tour of places of historical interest in Newport area will take place. Conducted by Mary T Ryan the tour will start at Newport Church at 2pm. All are welcome to attend both events.
PALLASGREN FESTIVAL: The following is the line p for the Festival which takes place this weekend
Wednesday 21: 8:30p.m.: Monster Bingo in Pallasgreen Community Hall.
Thursday 22; 6p.m: Car Boot Sale in GAA pitch, in aid of the three Mayoral candidates.
Friday 23: 7pm.: Skittles competition, teams of four, car park of Community Hall. Entry: €20 per team
7:30p.m.: Team truck pull, teams of six, outside Community Hall. Entry: €30 per team
9:30p.m.: Race Night in aid of Aoife Fanning Mayoral Election Campaign, O’Dwyer’s Bar.
9:30p.m. to 12pm.: Teenage Disco in Pallasgreen Community Hall. Entry: €8 per person.
Sunday 25: 2:pm.-6pm: Field Festival, to include:
Children’s adventure area with the tallest rock wall in Europe, longest obstacle course in Ireland, 4 bungee trampolines, a bucking bronco, and bouncy castles galore , Donkey Derby, with buster race and tote, Wheel of Fortune,Monster Bar-B-Q ,Mini Bingo, Splash’n’Dash, Penalty Shootout Competition, Puc Fada Competition, Etc. etc. etc.
Entry: €10 per family
€5 for individuals
CHURCH NEWS: 4-in-1 Collection; Sincere thanks to those who returned their contribution last weekend. The target for this collection is €7912.80. We ask those who have not returned their contribution to do so as quickly as possible please.
September Parish Draw ; This will take place on Thursday, 5th September at 7.30pm in the Old Credit Union Room of the Communtiy Centre. Promoters can pick up their cards after Mass this weekend.
SYMPATHY: The death took place last week of Patrick Paddy McCormack of Knockbalyfookeen Requiem Mass took place in St John the Baptist Nicker and internment was later in Doon cemetery. Sympathies are extended to his wife Jill, family relatives and friends
REGAN’S CENTRA FUN EVENING: Regans Centra Shop will be holding a special promotions day this Friday afternoon August 23rd at 4pm. As you may be aware Centra is one of the main sponsors of the GAA and the Liam McCarthy Cup will pay a visit to the shop this Friday. Also on the day there will be the Centra Characters which and some leading sports personalities and games and obstacles courses to try your hand. For a fun evening all are welcome at 4pm.
CLIONA’S FOUNDATION CYLCE: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year will take place on Saturday August 31st leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur.With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30) and a less arduous 40km route (€30 for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at www.eventmaster.ie. Sponsorship cards available from Cliona’s Foundation 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary !
O’DWYER’S BAR GOLF SOCIETY: The latest outing took place in Dundrum last week with a team competition. The winners resulted with a 69pts total and they were; Paul O’Connell, Ned Gammell and Philip Cosgrave.
Nearest to the Pin was Tom O’Dea and longest Drive winner to Ian Barry.
Next outing is the rescheduled Captains Prize ( Joe Heelan) in Portumna Golg Club on Sunday September 14 . Tee time is reserved from 10am -11.15am. For timesheet you can contact the Bar 384295 or Tom O’Dea 087-9220906.
The society would like to express their sympathy to member Jill McCormack on the recent of her husband Paddy, May he rest in peace.
PALLASGREEN GAA LOTTO: No Winner Mon Aug 12th draw. Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 18 & 27.
Lucky Dip Winners: Pat Hourigan, John Barry, Helen Ronan, Viveanne Dea & James Buckley.
KNOCKANE GAA Lotto : No Winner Mon Aug 12th Draw. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 13 & 20.
Lucky Dip Winners: Leonie O’Donnell, Denise Finn, Brian & Laura O’Connell,Marie Nash.
Seller’s Prize: Tom O’Donnell.