May Mona Newsletter

_____________May Timahoe News____________

First Aid Course.

We are all very attentive, every Monday night, at the First Aid Course, being run in the Tir na Mona Offices. The course is very enjoyable and hopefully, will be very beneficial to all. At the present time we are half way through the course. Needless to say some of us are dreading the final test, which is at the end, but we’ll be fine and hopefully do well when the time comes.


The auction that was held recently in Coill Dubh Community Hall, was a great success, with over 1,000 raised. Even though there was a small attendance, sincere thanks to those who made it on the day and gave their undivided support. Also thanks to everyone who kindly donated items and a special word of thanks to Ger Nevi and Michael Fitzpatrick, who did great work on the day. Also thanks to Coill Dubh for the use of their hall.

Field Day.

The 6th of June at 2pm, the Bank Holiday Sunday, sees the repeat of a very enjoyable event. The now annual Timahoe Field Day. Last year was a great success and a great time was had by all who attended and helped on the day and night. This year the Field Day should be one to remember and once again the Timahoe Committee are sending out the call for help. Anyone interested in helping can contact Terry @ 863550 or Mick @ 863574. See this space for more news in the next issue.

Drug Awareness ?

The recent Drug Awareness meeting which was organised by Tir na Mona and held in St. Kevin’s Club House was so badly attended, that Tir na Mona have decided to hold one again sometime in the near future. Out of a possible 240 families in the Timahoe area only 5 families attended. This leads one to suspect that there are only 5 families in the Timahoe area with children. Or is it that there are only 5 families in the Timahoe area who care about drug abuse. Rubbish! The whole issue of drug abuse and drug pushing involves each and every one of us. Think how you would feel if you discovered your child on drugs or pushing drugs on your neighbours children. Would you know where to turn to for help? For your benefit but most importantly for the benefit of your children. Please attend the next meeting.

Notice Boards.

New "Notice Boards" are to be erected in the near future, in the Timahoe area. We hope this method of communication will be appreciated and used by the whole community.

Table Quiz.

The recent Table Quiz was a very enjoyable night. The questions went down very well and made the contestants use their grey matter. Everyone had a great time and a grand total of 276 was raised. Thanks to Margaret Kane, who worked so hard on the questions, "Well Done Margaret", to Emily Cosgrove and Aileen Saunders , questionnaires and to everyone who turned up on the night.

Fashion Show.

On the 13th of May, a Fashion Show will take place in "Dowling’s" of Prosperous. The doors open at 8pm sharp and the cost a mere 5.00 a ticket. The proceeds are in aid of Timahoe National School. It is hoped that as many people as possible go to this very enjoyable event.

Ladies Mini-Marathon.

Calling all walkers, runners or indeed anyone who wants to take part in the Mini-Marathon in Dublin. The proceeds are in aid of Timahoe National School and takes place on the 13th June. Anyone interested in taking part can contact Pat @ 863701 for sponsorship cards.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of the late Mrs. Mary Anne "Babby" Brown. "Babby" was a great supporter of the community and of St. Kevins. To her husband Tom, sons,

Personal Alarms.

Anyone expecting a visit from the above committee, will get one in the near future. You have not been forgotten. Hopefully we will have some information for the next issue.

Parachute Jump.

The fundraising for the Parachute Jump is going well. The jump will take place in Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly. Keep your eyes peeled to this spot for more information.

Play School Trip.

Elaine Kane took her small charges to Dublin Zoo, for a day trip, on Tuesday 27th April. The enthusiasm shown by the childen was very heartening. The memories of the trip will last for a very long time to come.

Clean-Up ?

The Clean-up scheduled for the 17th April was by no means the most successful. The hand-full of volunteers who did turn up did brilliant work, and thank you very much. So, due to the poor show, the Clean up has been rescheduled to 8th May at 11am. Please come along and help us to clean up your community. We meet at Peter’s. Don’t forget that "Many Hands Make Light Work".

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