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May Timahoe News____________
Dolores Kennedy, Chairperson


The PARENTING TEENAGERS COURSE began on Thursday, 25th April, in Kelly's Kitchen. This is the fourth course to be held in the kitchen since September and we are indebted to Ger' for permitting us to use this very cosy, friendly venue for education and training and for facilities to have the cup of tea and biscuits too.


We also acknowledge O.A.K. PARTNERSHIP for totally funding the course and KILDARE V.E.C. for their assistance and guidance. We hope all the participants will find the six weeks course useful, relevant and, most of all, enjoyable.


On Saturday, 20th April. Kelly's Kitchen was once again a seat of learning, when members of Timahoe Community Development Council met there for a WORKSHOP, to review and evaluate their progress to date. A full day was spent reflecting, discussing and planning. All who attended found the workshop helpful, informative and worthwhile.


Plans are already in the pipeline for the ACTIVE AGE GET-TOGETHER on Wednesday, 29th May, at 9.00 p.m., in the Hob. The Suggestion Box will be in plain view, inviting member's suggestions and the Members' draw will be held, as well as the usual monthly raffle.


Paula Mc.Evoy is cruising the local highways and by-ways, spotting oddities and landmarks, as she gathers the clues for our next CAR TREASURE TRAIL, on Sunday, 26th May. As usual, we will meet in Kelly's, at 3.00 p.m., to log in. All proceeds are in aid of Timahoe Community House Building Fund. See posters for further details.


I believe the "Timahoe Terrors" will be in action again at our May TABLE QUIZ, on Friday, 31st May. They took the place by storm last November, when they hosted a most successful Quiz, and impressed all present with their smooth, professional presentation. Come along to Kelly's at 9.00 p.m., for a 9.30 p.m. start.


The first in a series of Planning Meetings for our annual FIELD DAY was held recently. It is a big undertaking and we would welcome all the help we can get, in the planning stages and on the day. If you would like to come on board to help before, during or after the event, please contact any member of our committee and we will welcome you with open arms.


We welcome the re-opening of the shop in Coolearagh and wish Breda & Ger every success.

It has highlighted the urgent need for a footpath from Churchview, so pedestrians can travel safely---especially children- - - from their home to the shop. Residents of Kane's Pass also face the same danger, as the path ends abruptly at Churchview and both cyclists and pedestrians are at risk, especially in the dark winter evenings. Timahoe Community Development Council has complied a survey to ascertain the demand of local residents for a footpath/cycle path. The findings will be forwarded to Kildare County Council. A member of our Committee will call to Churchview and Kane's Pass during May with the short survey. We would appreciate your help to present a case to Kildare County Council, urging them to extend the footpath to the shop.


Fiona Murphy and Margaret Kane were recently presented with their Certificates, on completion of a 10-week course on Community Development, facilitated by Network Kildare.

Congratulations to Frank Smyth of Timahoe on winning Construction Plant Fitter/Mechanic of the Year recently. Frank, who has just completed his studies in Bolton Street College of Technology in Dublin was also Apprentice of the Year in 2000. We wish him every success in the future.

Best of luck to Bridget Mahony and Sinead Nic Eoin who travelled to the R.T.E. studios in Dublin recently to audition for a talent show. Both girls are students of Timahoe Drama Works. Their parents, teachers and friends are all very proud of them and wish them every success in the audition.

Wedding Anniversary wishes go to Liam and Claire Kelly, Timahoe; William (Liam) and Cathriona Flaherty, Lwr Hodgestown; Willie and Elaine Kane, Timahoe.

Birthday Wishes go to: Adam Murphy, Donadea, Fiona Kelly, Coolcarrigan, Vinnie Flaherty, Timahoe, Tommy Flaherty, Timahoe, Breda Mangan, Timahoe, ShellyMangan, Timahoe


Don’t forget that it is up to all of us to look out for the more vulnerable in our neighbourhood. If you see something suspicious phone your local community alert contact or Paddy Maher at 086 –2582320.

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