Friends and neighbours of Pat and Tommy
Flaherty wish them every happiness in their new home. Although
busy moving house, Pat still found time to streamline the
distribution of the newsletter in our area, and co-ordinate
the December Poker Classic. That’s dedication for you!
We are pleased to announce that Allenwood Day Care
Centre have extended a warm welcome to newcomers from the
Timahoe area. They provide transport to and from the center,
once weekly, and offer an enjoyable day to all who come
– chitchat, meals, cards and above all, a friendly neighbourly
atmosphere. If you would like more details, contact Shirley
Credit Union Poster Competition
Congratulations to Karen Brosnan and Karen
Dunne, from Timahoe N.S., prize winners in the local Credit
Union Poster Competition. There were 252 entries this year,
so both these young artists must be very talented indeed.
We wish them every success at the next level of the competition.
A meeting to set up an Active Age Group in our area
was held in The Hob, Kelly’s Bar, on Saturday 18th November
last. A very small number attended, but what we lacked in
numbers was compensated by the lively discussion. Ideas flew
fast and furious. All who attended were enthusiastic. A Christmas
get-together is in the pipeline. In the New Year we hope to
set the ball rolling and coax along a larger attendance. This
is an ideal opportunity for our “more mature” citizens to
meet and mingle, chat ….and complain. Our Active Age committee
– Shirley, Pauline and Margaret – will be there to take your
suggestions on board.
The Timahoe Community Development Council
November Table Quiz was held, as usual, on the last Friday
of the month, in Kelly’s Bar. The proceeds were in aid of
the Timahoe N.S. children’s Christmas Party. Quizmaster,
Sam Leigh, presented a challenging quiz and £142 nett proceeds
will subsidise the children’s party. We are pleased to be
associated with this festive event. The monthly table quiz
resumes in January. Aileen Saunders is, even now, busy gathering
her questions. We take this opportunity of thanking all
our quiz presenters during the year. Their time and effort
is greatly appreciated. Would you like to give it a shot?
Everyone has their own personal approach. Varying the presenters
adds to the interest and enjoyment.
Contact Margaret at 863508 to arrange a month.
A table quiz for senior pupils in Timahoe N.S. is being
coordinated by our Youth Committee and will be held in the
week approaching Christmas. We appreciate Mr. Lynch’s co-operation
in making time in the hectic pre Christmas schedule to host
the quiz and we hope all who participate enjoy the event.
“Every journey begins with the first step”
Our three year journey towards a Community Meeting House
has, at times, seemed all uphill ….. meetings, discussions,
fundraising, more meetings drawing up plans …..and more
meetings! The members of our Building Committee – Mick,
Pat, Gail Terry and Margaret (fondly referred to as “The
Famous Five”) deserve praise for their determination to
hold on to the dream. This year Noel Byrne joined the ranks
…… and the meetings went on. Three years later, we have
made PROGRESS. The site notice has been erected and planning
application has been submitted. Noel Fitzgerald and Councillor
P.J. Sheridan must be acknowledged for bringing us to our
first landmark. Their guidance and advice were like road
signs, steering us along the way. 2000 A.D……site notice
Thanks ….and please…………..and Happy Christmas
Christmas is traditionally a time to think of those who
have helped us over the year, our family, relations, friends,
neighbours and colleagues. It provides us with an opportunity
to acknowledge their care and kindness. Timahoe Community
Development Council took time out during their November
committee meeting to do just that. Although we meet monthly
and are busy working in between meetings, we could not make
any progress without your support. This comes in many shapes
and forms. The most obvious, I suppose, is active – attending
our fundraisers. With all the demands on your pockets and
on your time, we appreciate the financial support you have
given us over the last number of years. Your goodwill is
equally appreciated. Your kind words of encouragement keep
us going, keep us trying, keep us working. Your interest
in our goals, both long and short term, is valued and any
comments – positive or negative – are taken on board and
shape our decisions. So, Thank you….for all your support
Please…..continue to support us.
Timahoe Community Development Council wish
our neighbours and friends a warm wonderful Christmas. We
hope 2001 will be good to you and for you. Quoting an old
Irish blessing: “May God hold us all in the palm of His
hand.” Timahoe Community Development Council would like
to acknowledge the generosity of Ger Kelly in providing
facilities for our meetings and functions in Kelly’s Bar
and for his sponsorship for the events run during the year.
Margaet Kane, (Chairperson) Good Neighbours
Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support Group.
Contact the Parish Centre,
Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Now that Christmas is nearly upon
us it might be a good opportunity to take the time to say
a special “hello” to our neighbours. In these busy days
we all seem to be rushing hither and yon, with very little
time to stop for a friendly chat. The holiday season gives
us the chance to “slow down” for a few days; so go on, get
out there and drop in on your neighbours, have a chat and
just pass the time of day, you’ll both feel better for it.
In particular try to drop in on any elderly neighbours,
the winter in particular can be a lonely time for them due
to the cold weather. They might need a lift to the shops
or just welcome a friendly face dropping in for a chat.
The benefit night held in Kelly’s
Pub on the 28th Oct last was very well supported. A total
of £2044.54 was collected. We would like to take this opportunity
to thank everybody who attended and those who gave items
for the auction and the raffle. We would also like to say
a big “Thank You” to the ladies who made sandwiches. A special
word of thanks to Margaret Dunne, Paddy Maher, Kelly’s Pub,
Woodlands Golf Club, Tommy Grogan, The Village Shop, Changes
Hairdressers, Choice Stores, St. Kevin’s GFC and S Dunne
Landscapes and to those who gave cash donations. Many thanks,
P. Flaherty & T. Kelly.
Timahoe Ladies Club (AKA The Movement)
A revival meeting of Timahoe Women’s Movement
was held on November 2nd in Kelly’s pub, Timahoe. There
was a very good attendance, and some big decisions were
made. The first of note is the name of the group has changed
to Timahoe Ladies Club (AKA The Movement). Secondly a formal
committee was formed with three positions being filled:
Chairperson, Paula McEvoy;Secretary, Clare Kelly and Treasurer,
A substantial list of potential activities for the group
to engage in, over the next year was made - including yoga,
salsa dancing, flower arranging, self defense, colour me
beautiful and walking tours to name but a few. The variety
of suggestions ensures that there will be something for
women of all ages, stages and fitness to enjoy.
The next meeting will be held at 9pm on Thursday, December
7th, again in Kelly’s Bar Timahoe. Anyone wishing to come
along is very welcome. Please feel free to contact Paula
McEvoy @ O45-8635O3 for further details. Paula McEvoy, Chairperson
Derry Gun Club
November Draw Results 1st Prize £50 Kathleen
Dolan 2nd Prize £10 Martin Macken 3rd Prize £10 Mick Sherlock
4th Prize £10 Ciara Byrne The next draw will take place
on Dec 15th in Roches Pub – extra prizes for Christmas.
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