The Timahoe section of Tir Na Mona held their AGM. on September 6th last in
Kellys Pub. The meeting was addressed Terry Doherty, outgoing chairman, who gave a
review of the past years events, including several fund-raising nights in support of
the Timahoe School Christmas Party, the Clean Up days organised in the Spring, our auction
in April, another successful Field Day in June and the reactivation of the Community Alert
Group. The training and education programme during the year was also mentioned, with
particular praise for all those who successfully completed the Basic First Aid Skills
Our plans for the year ahead include the ongoing efforts to improve road safety at the
school, the provision of personal security alarms for the elderly and the provision of
Community Notice Boards and local Place Name signs.
The plan for a Community Meeting House to serve a broad range of functions was also
unveiled at the AGM We are currently in discussion with Kildare Co. Co. with regard to a
site for this Meeting House and will let you all know more about this as events unfold.
A new committee was elected as follows:
Chairperson: Mick Carroll.
Asst Chairperson: Bernard Owens
Treasurer: Margaret Kane
Asst. Treasurer: Pauline Finnegan
Secretary: Gail Maher
Asst. Secretary: Anthony Delaney
PRO: Shirley Higgins
A number of members of the community offered their services as the need arises and we
thank them for this support.
The new chairperson called on Mr. P.J. Sheridan, Chairman of Kildare County Council to
address the meeting. Mr. Sheridan praised the outgoing committee for their work on behalf
of the community during the past year and urged the new committee to continue this work.
He told the meeting that his door was always open to us and urged us to work with the Co.
Council who are adopting a new spirit of partnership with local communities. The meeting
passed a vote of thanks to Mr. Sheridan for his support of our endeavours and his work on
behalf of the various projects in both the Timahoe and wider Tir Na Mona areas.
If you have any queries regarding the work of Tir Na Mona or the Timahoe branch, or if
you would like us to pursue anything on your behalf, please feel free to contact any of
the above. Remember, the Community Council is working on your behalf, so you need to let
us know your needs and concerns.
The Tir Na Mona group is currently involved in a feasibility study on Ballinafagh Lake
which has been funded by KELT. As part of this study we are gather historical background
on the Lake and would love to hear from those who can remember the lake as it used to be.
If you would like to share your reminiscences please contact Terry Doherty 863550.
We would like to remind everyone that we are looking for pictures for our Millennium
Calendar. Please contact Bernard Owens at 863676 if you have any pictures based on the
Timahoe area. All photos will be returned to their owners.
ST FARNANS CAREERS NIGHT
The Parents Council of St. Farnan's Post Primary School, Prosperous, are holding a
CAREERS NIGHT on Wednesday 6th October starting at 8pm. This will cover a range of
different Career opportunities and should be of interest to all students and their
parents. The CAREERS NIGHT is open to all students and parents and we hope to see a big
Alexander the Great as he was drawing to the close of his
young life was worn out by heavy drinking and wounds which he had received in battle.
There was one doctor in whom he had great confidence, but people were jealous because the
doctor was so close to Alexander. They wrote him a letter telling him that the doctor had
intended to poison him. Alexander put this letter under his pillow. The doctor came into
his room and poured some medicine into a glass. With one hand Alexander took the glass and
with the other he drew the letter from under his pillow and gave it to the doctor. As the
doctor read the letter, Alexander swallowed the medicine with one gulp. That was faith and
trust of a high level. Alexander knew his doctor, he knew his man. We know our God. In
spite of our worries and darkness we believe He knows all about us and we trust Him. God
will never forsake us, never let us down. He is our rock on which we can safely plant our
feet as we plod along our daily path-way of life.
340 g flour
165 ml buttermilk
55 g castor sugar
450 g cooking apples, sliced
85 g butter
225 g blackberries
½ teasp. bread soda
170-225 g sugar
castor sugar for sprinkling
a little beaten egg for glazing
10 inch enamel plate or pie tin
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
Sieve the flour, castor sugar, salt and bread soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.
Beat the egg and mix with the buttermilk. Make a well in the centre of the flour and sugar
mix. Pour in most of the milk and egg; mix stir to a soft but not sticky dough; add the
remainder of the liquid as necessary.
Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and gently shape into a round. Divide the
dough into two pieces, one bigger than the other; keep the bigger piece for the lid.
Spread the smaller piece onto the plate, fill with the apple and blackberries and drizzle
the sugar on top. Roll out the top to fit, dampen the edges with the beaten egg and cover
the pie. Gently press the edges to seal them. Make a hole in the centre for steam to
escape, brush with the rest of the beaten egg and sprinkle with a little of the sugar.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the fruit is soft and the
crust is golden. Leave it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle on the remaining castor sugar
and serve warm with softly whipped cream.
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