PARENTING TEENAGERS COURSE
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.
O.A.K. PARTNERSHIP AND KILDARE V.E.C
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
ACTIVE AGE GET-TOGETHER
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.
CAR TREASURE TRAIL
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
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,
Birthday Wishes go to: Adam
Murphy, Donadea, Fiona Kelly, Coolcarrigan, Vinnie Flaherty,
Timahoe, Tommy Flaherty, Timahoe, Breda Mangan, Timahoe,
Dont 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
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