Sincere sympathy is expressed to
Dolores Kennedy, Cooltrim, Donadea, on the death of her beloved
brother, Martin Murphy (R.I.P.), from Co.Meath.
CHRISTMAS TREE AT DONADEA JUNCTION
Josh Rose and his helpers (Pat McLoughlin,
Liam and young Maeve Holton) erected the Christmas tree kindly
donated by Coillte. Mackey's shop, Donadea, kindly donated the
beautiful set of lights that lit up the tree with Christmas
cheer. Josh and his helpers planted a large selection of spring
bulbs around the junction. A very generous local person who
wishes to remain anonymous donated these bulbs. Also thanks
to Larry Doran for donating the heathers for the junction. Thank
you also to Pat McLoughlin and Gerry Brennan for clearing the
soil and rubble at the junction, it's a big improvement to the
DONADEA FOREST PARK
Friends of Donadea Forest, Tir Na Mona, invite
you to a Public Forum in St. Kevin's Clubhouse, Staplestown,
Donadea, on Tuesday 26th February 2002 at 8.00 pm. Working with
Coillte and Kildare County Council, we are hoping to expand
the facilities available to the public at Donadea Forest Park
by developing the gardens, buildings and the tower. A broadly
supported plan will be necessary for this purpose. The meeting
will be facilitated and your input will be welcomed.
WREN BOY'S CONCERT 2001
This year's concert kicked off at 2pm in front
of Donadea Castle; the day was sunny, dry and cool. A large
crowd assembled at 2pm to hear members of Kilcock Ceoltais play
some lively traditional tunes. In fact this group of musicians
was vital in getting the event off on a lively note. Brian Maher
and Dessie Marron were next to perform with "Sweet Caroline".
Our wren appeared next and he told us about how the wren became
King of the Birds. Next up were Katie Burns, Siobhan Dougan
and Alison Kidd who performed so well the songs that won them
a Scor award recently. Next came the wren boys who looked meaner
and better than ever. Full credit to all who dressed up in wren
boys costumes. Paddy and Gail looked very threatening in their
Viking outfits along with Aonghus who came as a hunter!, also
the Colgan and Fitzsimons children deserve special mention for
their costumes. Next Vincent Waters and his Staplestown scouts
appeared in their wren boy's attire, they recited the Wren song,
and we look forward to a bigger input from them next year. Alice
Holton and Roisin Bolger played some lively tunes on their tin
whistles. The strawboys came next and they looked so well prepared
this year. They are as always a big hit with the kids. Josh
Rose our juggling Wren Boy put on a brilliant performance juggling
with balls and fire; the man has great talent. The wren appeared
again and the wren boys were soon on his tail. He was almost
captured when the straw boys shielded him from the angry wren
boys who eventually gave up and conceded defeat and the wren
was safe for another year. Next up to perform was Ned Farrell
from Prosperous and his daughter Geraldine. We are very grateful
to Ned and Geraldine for performing for us. We ended the afternoon
with a medley of Christmas songs. It was then back to Connollys
Pub where the father and mother of a session was in full swing
with musicians from Kilcock, Donadea and Kill playing to the
joy of the large crowd. Some of the straw boys and wren boys
were very late to leave the establishment, as they were very
caught up in their work of entertaining the crowd!! Well done
to all who took part in arranging the event. Special thanks
to Pat McLoughlin, Josh Rose, Alan Byrne, Vincent Waters, Kevin
Doran, Mick Mooney, James & Mary Reid and to Marian and her
daughter for the very welcome sandwiches and especially to the
performers who made the event such a success. Over £700 was
collected on the day and the proceeds go to Newtown Donadea
Senior Citizens Day Care Centre.
NEIGHBOURS! We want to alert
you to the fact that there is a rash of petty thievery happening
in the community at the moment. Remember to take sensible precautions
against the opportunistic thief Ė Donít leave your car unlocked
. Donít leave valuables in plain sight in your car. Remember
to check your doors and windows are closed when you leave the
house and last thing at night. Letís watch out for each other
and especially for the more vulnerable in the community. We
can nip this in the bud if we are vigilant. If you see anything
suspicous contact your local community alert group
Timahoe Paddy Maher 087-2582320
Coill Dubh John Roddy 860354
Staplestown James Egan 869564
Donadea Iggi Callaghan 869409 & district
Donadea/ Dolores Kennedy 869206 Tiermoghan Or the Tir Na
Mona office at 869977
Or your local Garda station or 999.
AIB Clane opening hours
- Mon 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tues 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Wed 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Thurs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sat 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.