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The March Get Together, postponed as a mark of respect to the late Molly Delaney, R.I.P., was held on April 11th. A small but lively group gathered in Kelly’s to express their opinions on forming a committee. Their unanimous opinion was that the present committee - a working group of Timahoe Community Development Council - is doing a fine job and , as the old saying goes “if it’s working, don’t fix it!” So the business aspect of the meeting was decisively concluded ….. no new committee.


The Table Quiz was a trip down ‘Memory Lane’. Captain of the winning table, Jimmy fox, conceded that the three ‘youngsters’ on his team weren’t official members. With good grace they forfeited their prize to genuine members, to loud applause and much laughter. No sooner had the presentation of Easter Eggs been made when the sweet , honeyed sound of the panpipes floated in the air. Dan charmed us all with his talented playing. When Dan took a break our members sang their own favourites ….. and remembered two of our group who would certainly have enjoyed the night …. Molly Delaney and Paddy French, R.I.P.

The April Get Together saw our old friends Ger Casey and Paddy Kelly back to provide some musical entertainment for the night. They played brilliantly and the evening was a great success with the fantastic crowd really enjoying themselves. Thanks as always to Ger Kelly for his hospitality and to Ger and also to Kate Butler for the sandwiches. The May Get Together will be held on Wed 30th. May in the Hob, Kelly’s Bar, at 9.00 p.m. This will be a night of song and chat so brush up all the old favourites so that you can join in the singsong. Plans are also afoot to entice a storyteller to entertain us that night. So come along, meet all your friends and enjoy the fun.


Many thanks to Emily and Linda Cosgrove for hosting the April Table Quiz. The questions were both entertaining and challenging and a most enjoyable evening was had by all. Many thanks also to all who turned up on the night and took part and to Ger for his traditional hospitality. Our monthly Table Quiz on Friday 25th May will be presented by Mary Fallon. We appreciate Mary’s offer to co-host the quiz with a friend. Would you like to set the questions for June or July? Co-presenters welcome. This is a unique opportunity to add a new dimension to your relationship. Imagine….. instead of discussing the bills, the baby or the budget, you could both go into research ……. Gathering 100 questions for the Table Quiz!! That would look impressive on your C.V.!! Go on …. Give it shot. Contact Margaret at 863508 to book a slot.


The April meeting of the Women’s Group had a very entertaining and informative demonstration from Shauna Hickson, beauty therapist, who lives and works in Donadea. The coming months will feature Tupperware and Avon. The Group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Hob, Kelly’s Bar at 8 p.m. All ladies welcome.


The Car Treasure Hunt which was postponed earlier in the year due to the Foot and Mouth situation is now due to take place on Sun 20th May instead. The entry fee is £10 per car and proceeds are in aid of community notice boards. The starting time is 2.30 p.m. from Kelly’s Bar, Timahoe. This is a great family day out not to be missed. So come along and enjoy the fun and do your best to win the great prizes on offer.


Draw 2/4/01

1st Prize Owen Dunne, Killina

2nd Prize Anthony Donoghue, Hodgestown

3rd Prize Rebecca Brereton, Donadea

4th Prize John Tuohy, C/o Roches

Draw 27/4/01

1st Prize Seamus Cullen

2nd Prize Peg McMahon

3rd Prize Luke Byrne

4th Prize Linda Smullen

The next draw will take place on 25th May in Roches. Thanks to everyone who supported the draws.

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