Derry And District Gun Club
Results of draw on 26/5/00
1st £50 BA Dwyer
2nd £10 Keith Fox
3rd £10 Kay Maguire
4th £10 Luke Byrne
Next draw takes place on 23/6/00
The club will hold a clay shoot on June 25th in Billy Brownes Pit
Starting Time 12 noon
There was a good turnout at the recent Community Alert AGM in
Timahoe. The committee of Paddy Maher, chairman; Aileen Saunders, treasurer; and Gail
Maher, Secretary, will continue for the next year. A number of people have volunteered to
act as area contacts and we will circulate names and telephone numbers in the near future.
TIMAHOE FIELD DAY
Many thanks to all those who have helped in
any way with the Timahoe Field Day on Sun the 4th June. The success of the day is made
possible by all those who volunteer their time and skills, donate generously to the
various stalls, sponsor events and most importantly to all those who come along on the day
to make it a fun day out for all the family.
GREETINGS ON THE WEB
Hello to Jackie, Mark and family in Luton
from Bridget, Mick and family in Timahoe.
MONA ON THE WEB
Dont forget that the MONA Newsletter is
available on the web at http://kildare.ie Let family and
friends abroad know about it so that they can catch up on events at home.
Its just where I wanted to be,
Just you and me.
My conscience tells how Im,
Beyond mortal reach.
To the place Ive never been before,
Hearing every living sound.
By Lynda Cosgrove.
With you by my side,
To the other side.
A NEW CHURCH, A
Friday 12th may 2000 was a memorable occasion for all of us
gathered in the church of the Nativity of our Lady, Newtown for the blessing by Bishop
Ryan of our "new church".
The original Newtown church built in 1840 was taken down in
1975 when a second church was built. The original bell tower from 1840 still stands
today. The second church, opened in 1975, had deteriorated badly. A church renovation
Committee, set up in only 1997, worked closely to completely transform the building into a
beautiful place for worship. We are delighted with the lovely stained glass windows, which
tell the Faith story of Newtown and Cloncurry. The shape of the new Irish ash seating
creates a welcoming space to gather.
Our opening ceremony on may 12th was all about
participation- young and old everyone pulled together to prepare the church, the mass and
our lovely parish hall for refreshments afterwards. We were delighted to give pride of
place to the Confirmation young people from Newtown NS and Tiermohan N.S. It was special
to have Rev. David Fraiser, St. Peters Donadea, and the Millicent Youth Choir
present with us for the mass. There is a very close bond between St. Peters and Newton -
long may it continue.
The reaction to our "new" church has been very
positive from locals and visitors alike. First Communions, confirmations, weddings and
baptisms will make our church a special place to meet. Many thanks to all our
"MONA" readers for your good wishes and contributions towards the church. It is
very much appreciated.
We rejoice in our new church, a time of faith, hope and new
eginnings in Jubilee 2000.
Paul O' Boyle c.c Kilcock and Newtown
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