BIRTHDAY WISHES GO TO:
Master Thomas Fallon, Corduff,
on his 1st birthday.
Ellie Brogan, Timahoe on her 3rd birthday
Sean & Barry Mangan on their 9th birthday
Aonghus Maher, Timahoe
Also to Catriona Flaherty and Danielle Malone, Lower Hodgestown.
BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES
Danielle Kane, Hodgestown
Tilly Brogan, Timahoe
Vicky Dunne, Kanes Pass
Charlotte Lynch, Kanes Pass
Nicola Muldoon, Hodgestown
Derry Sarah &Colm Burke, Hodgestown
A special birthday wish goes
to Mary Murphy, Staplestown who will be celebrating the
big 40 this month. p.s. hope you enjoy Paris, Mary.
Get well wishes go to Bernie
Birthday wishes also go to
Gemma Kane from Derrymahon on her 22nd birthday which
she celebrated on the 22nd of January last. We also wish
Gemma every success for the future as she is about to
start on her new adventure. Bon Voyage Gemma.
ACTIVE AGE GROUP
LOOKING BACK !
"Kelly's Heroes" celebrated
their first birthday at their A.G.M. in November. It was
an emotional moment when the cake arrived and Brigid Heffernan
, founder member, cut the cake to a rousing chorus of
Christmas was doubly celebrated by the group. They got
into the festive spirit on 7th December in "the Hamlet",
and were in flying form for the Christmas Party on 19th.This
year the Active Age Group were in a financial position
to host the party, due to the generosity of our community
, who supported the weekly Bonus No. Members, neighbours
and friends met to celebrate in "Kelly's". The Lounge
was transformed into a wonderland, with decorations, flickering
candles, festive table settings and party hats. Staplestown
Choir, led by Elaine Kane, Choirmistress, added to the
atmosphere with carol singing. Looking on, it appeared
that the singers and musician, Brian Maher, were enjoying
themselves just as much as their appreciative audience!
A tasty, traditional Christmas meal was prepared by Liz
Ward and served by a team of efficient helpers.
Our sincere thanks to:
Our sponsors, Brady Meats,
John Heffernan, Gary Burke and the donor of the turkeys,
who wishes to remain anonymous
Liz Ward and her team of helpers
All who donated spot prizes
Supporters of the Bonus No. who made this night financially
Active Age members without whose support there would not
be an Active Age group in Timahoe.
Having enjoyed such a successful
first year, the pressure is on the Active Age Committee
to maintain the standard. At their January Meeting, M.Kane
(Chairperson), S.Higgins (Secretary) and Ger Kelly(Treasurer)
evaluated the past year and compiled a programme of events
for the coming year. It sounds exciting, with many novel
ideas being introduced.
The Active Age meet on the last Wednesday of the month,
New members always welcome.
APPEAL FOR MUSICIANS
During the past year, musicians
have provided their services, talents and time free to
entertain the Active Age Group, at their monthly Get-togethers.
This is an ideal opportunity to acknowledge Colm Hickson,
Ger Casey, Brian Maher, Elaine Kane & Staplestown Choir.
Paddy Kelly (Prosperous ) planned to join the list, by
entertaining us at the Christmas Party but, due to an
unforeseen event, was unable to oblige.
We extend an open invitation to any musician, singer,
storyteller or dancer who would volunteer their talent
to entertain for a couple of hours, to contact Margaret
Kane (863508). Anyone with a talent to share and a few
hours to spare will be welcomed with a heart and a half
EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
"Kelly's Kitchen" is rapidly
becoming the seat of learning in Timahoe. A very successful
10 week Personal Development Course was held there, in
the Autumn, facilitated by Mary Jo Hatton and organised
by Timahoe Ladies Club.
On Wednesday 6th February
an 8 week course for parents of children from 3 yrs -
8 yrs will commence. Each 2 hour Session will begin at
8.00 p.m. Places are limited to 15 and, due to the high
interest in the course, they have all been filled. We
regret that some parents were disappointed when they were
too late to reserve a place. We will research the possibility
of organising a second course to facilitate those disappointed.
Margaret Kane, Kate Butler
and Fiona Murphy have to travel further afield to Newbridge,
to pursue their chosen courseÖ. A 10 week course on Community
Development, organised by Network Kildare. They hope that
they themselves, our Community Council and the community
at large will benefit from what they learn , believing
that "through knowledge, comes development"
Congratulations to Aileen
Saunders & Gail & Paddy Maher on their excellent Quiz
on Friday, 28th December. A thoroughly enjoyable night
was had by all. It was smoothly and professionally presented.
Round after round proceeded with precision timing. The
"feel good" factor was obvious. All 11 tables were charmed
with their high scores and everyone was in with a chance
until the last round, when the winner was decided by a
The March issue will feature a detailed account of the
exploits of "Gentleman John" and "The Legend" as hosts
of the January Quiz. The Table Quiz is back on the agenda
for 2002 and will be held on the last Friday of the month,
in "Kelly's Lounge", in aid of the Community House Building
Fund. It's a great way to meet people and make new friends,
especially if you are new to the area. All are warmly
welcomed, so please come along.
At the Community Council
A.G.M., in October, the issue of a local Health Centre
was raised. Since the closure of the Health Centre (near
the Bord na Mona Works in Timahoe) due to vandalism, we
have lost local access to doctors, dentists and nurses.
The elderly and parents of babies, toddlers and children
have to make their way to Carbury or Kilmeague, to the
nearest Health Centre.
We are researching the possibility of having the local
Health Centre repaired and re-opened. A vital part of
our campaign will be harnessing the support of our community
and of the neighbouring areas. We will keep you updated
on our efforts Ö.. but we will need your support to make
Kelly's Lounge, Friday, 1st
. March 9.30 p.m.
Proceeds in aid of Timahoe Community House Building Fund.