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_______October Timahoe News_______

"The Dynamic Duo", Ger & Liam Kelly, hosted our September Quiz and it certainly was a Quiz with a difference. Oh, the craic was as good as ever; the questions as challenging and the atmosphere as electric, but the usual controversy was somewhat muted. Perhaps the statement on the posters that "disputing the answers is a barring offence" put a damper on the debates. As the night progressed, quite a few ran the risk, by querying and disputing. The Dynamic Duo" were kept on their toes ... and handled themselves magnificently. Well done, lads.
The October Table Quiz, due to be held on the last Friday as usual, clashes with a Poker Classic being organised by the Parents' Association, so we've rescheduled the Quiz for the following Friday, November 2nd, at 9.00 p.m. Watch for the posters to find out who is in the hot seat that night!


...held in Kelly's, on Sun. 16th September certainly achieved it's purpose. There wasn't a sad face to be seen from 3.30 p.m., when the Fancy Dress Parade was held, until 6.00 p.m. when the last piece of litter was collected.
There were smiles all round at the children in the Fancy Dress. Adjudicator Padraig Downey, praised the parents for the tremendous effort they had put into the costumes. He awarded medals in three categories .. Most Original, Most Topical and Funniest. He was particularly impressed with Adam & Eve!! Proud parents and grandparents cheered their toddlers to victory in the pre-school race. Smiles were replaced by screams of laughter as the adults demonstrated their unique skills in the Three-legged race and their graceful agility in the Balloon race. The afternoon took on a "Garden Fete" atmosphere... bunting, stalls, novelty events and ,of course, music. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who came along and by the organisers also.

Many thanks to our helpers ... Aileen (books), Joan ( plants), Paul (Money Drop ), Mags Dunne( Buzz Off), Mick Carroll ( Auctioneer) and our expert Facepainters, Sinead and friend. Congratulations to our hardworking Committee. As B.A. used to say in The A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together."


The fourth A.G.M. of Timahoe Community Development Council takes place in Kelly's Lounge at 8.00 P.M. on Wednesday 17th October. This provides invaluable opportunities for the Committee to review progress and evaluate its performance over the last year. It also provides you with an opportunity to voice your views, make suggestions and shape our goals for the coming year. PLEASE ATTEND. New members are always welcome and we are always glad to see old friends too.


The day of the EURO is on the horizon.... Time to shake out the mattress, check the pockets of the coats in the back of the wardrobe and empty the piggy banks. Nationwide appeals for coins have already been launched by various charities. Timahoe Community Development Council is asking you to consider our project.... the building of our Community House, as a worthy local cause. Pauline Finnegan will co-ordinate our "Pennies from Heaven" Appeal. You can, if you wish, donate your coins to Pauline or to any of our Committee members. You will receive an official receipt and will be acknowledged (name & amount ) in our 'Pennies from Heaven" Account Sheet.


The ingredients for the Active Age Wicklow Trip were sweet, savoury and spicy .. a sprinkling of religion, a touch of culture, a taste of history, a dash of sight-seeing and a spot of shopping. The mixture resulted in a very varied and enjoyable day Glendalough, Wicklow Gaol, Bray seafront and roadtrain and Enniskerry. The icing on the cake was the hooley in Kelly's, when we came home. We danced into the wee, small hours of the morning. They don't call us active for nothing!

Our September meeting was more sedate. We had a Table Quiz. It was the brains, not the feet, that were active that night. The competition was friendly and the winners got a round of warm applause as they were presented with their cups (soup cups) and photo albums.

Our next Get-Together is the last Wednesday in October, the 31st .. music and chat are on the Agenda, as well as the usual Raffle & Refreshments. Come along and meet your neighbours and friends.


"Happy 80th Birthday" to Barney Cox.
"Welcome Home" to Jim Heffernan.
"Take it easy" to Mollie Kelly, who hurt her back.
"Take care" to Terry Doherty, Nancy Mangan & Nancy Byrne.

Lovely Louise, the unclaimed porcelain doll, searching for her owner since our Field Day in July, is now happily settled in Prosperous, with her owner, Mary Burke.


Timahoe Ladies Club recently received funding from the Department of Social Community and family Affairs to run a Personal Development Course. The course, Personal Development through Self Awareness" is being given by Mary Jo Hannon. The first course started on Tuesday 25th Sept. and will run for seven weeks. It is planned to run a further session at a later date.
As the October meeting clashed with the Fashion Show in Dowlings on 4th October the group opted to head to the Fashion Show with their friends and neighbours.
Don't forget that Timahoe Ladies Club meets on the first Thursday of each month. For further details contact Paula at 863503.


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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