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April Timahoe News__________



The Timahoe Community Development group of Tir na Mona are liaising with Kildare County Council, via Ann Marie Conneely, to erect a place name, at Timahoe Cross.
This will be another small step on the journey of establishing a sense of pride in our area. Plans for two community notice-boards are also in the pipe line …… another little step in forging a community spirit. Another proposed plan, currently under discussion by Kildare County Council, is the Drehid Dump. Is this a case of two steps forward, one gigantic step back? A dump would certainly reinforce our identity ……. But as what? As a relatively unspoilt, rural area? As an environmentally caring community? As a good place to live? As a place to be proud to belong to? Or will our very name conjure up images of heavily laden trucks thundering through in clouds of dust? Should we let the dust settle on the proposed Drehid Dump plans or should we take them out and give them a good airing? That’s the important question, what’s your answer.?

Thanks to all those who supported the Timahoe Community Development group Cake Sale in February. The sum of £229 was raised for the Timahoe Community Meeting House building fund.


The monthly table quizzes are continuing on the last Friday of each month in Kelly‘s Bar. A very enjoyable evening was had by all on the 30th March last when the questions were posed by Ann & Jimmy Smyth. The April quiz on Fri 27th will be hosted by Emily Cosgrove. Would you like a chance to pose the questions? Contact Margaret @ 045863508 if you would like to challenge your friends.


We would like to extend our sympathy to Maureen Gibbons and Bill Dunne on the death of Paddy French. Paddy will be sadly missed by all his neighbours and friends in the community. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.


Business and pleasure were equally balanced at the February Social of the Timahoe Active Age Group. The business in hand was to christen the group. 15 names were suggested, listed and voted upon. Votes were counted and the excitement mounted. By a margin of only one vote, “Kelly’s Heroes” was duly declared selected. Liam Egan was congratulated on his prize winning suggestion and glasses were raised in a toast to “Kelly’s Heroes”. Business completed, we relaxed to the soothing songs of Colin Hickson, whose easy-listening style created a cosy, friendly atmosphere. we appreciate Colin’s generosity in giving his time and talents to entertain our heroes. Our compliments to our sandwich-making team - Pat, Paula, Shirley and Margaret, who provide a tempting variety of tasty sandwiches each month.
The March Get Together was cancelled as a mark of respect to Mollie Delaney R.I.P. It was with deep regret that we heard of her death. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam. The March meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday 11th April. In Kelly’s Lounge.
The program is as follows: 8.30 - 9.30: election of a committee 9.30 (sharp!) Golden Years Table Quiz.
Please bring a pen. Refreshments as usual. The April Get Together will be on the last Wednesday of the month as usual. (April 25th)


Due to the foot and mouth crisis we had to postpone the above event from March 18th until we get the all clear from the powers that be. A new date has not been set yet - but as they say- WATCH THIS SPACE.


Draw results for 2/3/2001 1st prize Chloe Smullen 2nd prize Jem 3rd prize Phyllis Donoghue 4th prize Kathleen Kenny


Patient: Doctor, doctor, sometimes I feel like a teepee and sometimes I feel like a wigwam. Doctor: Sit down, you’re too tense.
Q. What happens if a yeti sits on you? A. You get sasquashed.

Our annual Easter Bunny Hunt unfortunately will not take place because of the foot and mouth disease situation. But don’t worry children, Bozo the clown will appear at a later date when it is safe to travel again. So watch your MONA for further information. Lots of love from Bozo the Clown.


Another great night was had on 1st March with Joan Weld Moore as we had a second enlightening demonstration of flower arranging. We look forward to Shauna Hickson joining us on April 5th to guide us with beautification techniques. Remember ladies, you are all welcome to come and join us the first Thursday of each month in Kelly’s Hob, Timahoe at 8 pm.


Wanted- a good home for a one year old Springer Spaniel. Ph 087 2582320

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