ACTIVE AGE GROUP OUTING
Seamus O'Neill, Prosperous,
put his coach into gear at precisely 9.30 a.m., on Wednesday,
11th July and headed for Athlone, with 26 on board. Timahoe
Active Age Group were off on their Summer Trip. After homemade
scones and coffee in the Restaurant, we all enjoyed a guided
tour of Locke's, in Kilbeggan.
Up and down stairs we went,
viewing the workings of this famous distillery and tasting
it's fine products. Jim Heffernan and Ger Kelly demonstrated
their expertise in this area, when they won an impressive
prize for correctly identifying samples, by taste alone.
After a bit of a mystery tour, we located Lakeside Hotel,
where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and leisurely after-dinner
drinks. Our Skipper collected us then and 23 of our group
ventured down the gangway for a cruise on Lough Ree. Jimmy
Fox and Ger Kelly got into the spirt by donning Viking helmets
and having a sword fight below deck. After that, it was
onward and upward to Curraghboy, where Charlie, the owner
of Derryglad Museum warmly welcomed us into his Aladin's
Cave. Over 2,000 exhibits awaited us. Mollie Kelly was in
her element identifying exhibits and tripping down Memory
When Charlie wound up the old
gramaphone and played "Goodbye, Johnny Dear", all gathered
round and joined in so enthusiastically, that Charlie had
to wind it up again, for an encore. As we sat in "The Palace"
enjoying "light refreshments", the group raised their glasses
to the supporters of "Kelly's Heroes", our Active Age Group,
whose generosity provided the total funding for our trip,
and everyone. .EVERYONE.. unanimously agreed that it was
a wonderful day.
It was 9.30 p.m. when we returned.
Friends and relatives met us at the bus to welcome us home.
In to Kelly's we trooped, to relish memories of the day
and enjoy Betty Dolan's tasty sandwiches. The Athlone Trip
will be a hard act to follow.., but we'll try!!! On Sat.
1st September, we're off to Wicklow to discover what treats
lie in store for us in the "Garden of Ireland".
TIMAHOE FIELD DAY
July 2001 Bunting, music and
the promise of sunshine set the scene for Timahoe's fourth
annual Field Day, on Sun. 8th July. Motorists and pedestrians
alike were safely steered to and from the venue by an efficient,
professional and experienced Civil Defence team. Shrieks
from sponge throwers, encouraging shouts for the young footballers,
cheers for winners of the children's events, good-humoured
haggling at the stalls, friendly hellos from neighbours
and the honeyed tones of Colm Hickson combined to create
a carnival atmosphere in the secluded, well-kept grounds
of Timahoe N.S. The Field Day was a resounding success,
as a fundraiser for our Community House Building Fund and,
more importantly, as a family social event.
We acknowledge the support
and co-operation of Fr. Ramsbottom, PP. and Seamus Lynch,
Principal, in permitting us to use the school grounds. It
was an ideal venue and contributed greatly to the overall
success of the day. We greatly appreciate the generosity
of our sponsors, listed below, the dedication of our Field
Day Committee and the energy and enthusiasm of our helpers.
However, without the support of the people in our community,
the event would not have been successful.... So, from Timahoe
Community Development Council, a big "Thank you" to all
who came along on the day and well done to all the children
who took part in the football and art competitions.
THANKS We would like to thank
the following sponsors for their generosity which helped
make the Timahoe Field Day such a success: Brady Meats;
Changes Hair Studio; Choice Stores; Pat Cosgrove; C & U
Newbridge; Declan CuIIen; Kit Dunne; Catherine Gormley;
Gerry's Take-Away; Jack Mangan; Finn McCarthy; Doran's Nurseries;
Sean Flannery; John Heffernan; Ger Kelly; Intel; L.A. Nurseries;
Superquinn, Naas; Timahoe Parents' Association; Woodland
Golf Club. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Austin Brady; Civil Defence;Peter
Drennan; Mrs. Jordan; St. Kevin's G.A.A.; Michelle Lee;Fr.
Ramsbottom P.P.; Timahoe N.S. Board of Management. FIELD
DAY DOLL Lovely "Louise", our Field Day Doll, remains unclaimed.
We have the name of the lucky
lady who correctly guessed the doll's name but do not have
an address or telephone number. If it's YOU, ring Margaret
(863508 ) to claim your porcelain doll.
Timahoe A.G.M. 2001 Timahoe
Community Development Council will hold it's fourth A.G.M.
on Tuesday, 16th. October, in Kelly's Lounge, at 8.00 p.m.
A review of the year's progress will be presented and short
and long term goals, for the coming year, will be listed.
YOUR suggestions and comments are valued and we would welcome
and appreciate your attendance at our A.G.M.
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
Kildare Community Network