Official opening of Funky Fringes: The official opening of Funky Fringes took place in Tarmonbarry village recently. Congratulations to Ellie Ann King, first of all on her beautiful premises and secondly for providing a number of badly needed jobs in the region at this difficult time for the economy. It is wonderful to see the younger generation having faith in our Country and eager and willing to invest here. Small business is difficult but this young lady and her friends are determined to progress and show the rest of us that our little villages and towns have a future. I know I speak on behalf of all the people in the region when I wish Ellie Ann well and I really do hope that this business will flourish a be a huge success. Good luck to Ellie Ann and friends. Also our good wishes to Lorraine next door with her lovely beauty clinic. The business is called Ambience and fits in beautifully besides Funky Fringes.
Haydog’s Shave or dye event: Haydog’s Shave or Dye event in Kon-Tiki Ruskey on Friday 24th May. Day starts in Tarmonbarry in Ellie Ann’s Funky Fringes hair salon. Heads been dyed from 2pm. Heydogs will be doing a bucket collection during the afternoon. Full body waxing by Ambience of Tarmonbarry courtesy of Lorraine. Head shaving by Ellie Ann and Dawn. Guest appeaerance by Chris the Sheep from Fr. Ted. Music later on the night with Late Night Radio. All proceeds to Irish Cacer Society. Great nights dancing and craic guaranteed.
Padre Pio Mass: Mass of St.Padre Pio will take place in Strokestown Parish Church on Tuesday 28th May at 8pm. Chief Celebrant will be Fr. Angelus O Neill OFM Capuchin Friary, Church St, Dublin. Fr Angelus will give an individual blessing with the Pio mitten after Mass and he will also be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 6.30pm prior to the Mass.
Special Mass for farming community: A special Mass for the farming Community will take place in St Anne’s Church, Scramogue on this Wednesday at 7pm. All people in the Parish and the region are invited to attend. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Eamon O’Connor PP, Whitehall/Scramogue.
Fundraiser: Whitehall National School are having a fundraiser at Longford Greyhound Track on Friday 7th June. Tickets will cost 10 euro each. Children will get in free to the event. There is also sponsorship requested from the public for 8 races or maybe part sponsorship if you feel its too much of a financial burden to fully sponsor a race.
Bowling Fundraiser: A fundraising night will take place at Roscommon Leisure Centre on Friday May 24th from 7pm.Teams of 4 cost 40euro. Light refreshments on the night. All funds raised in aid of Roscommon Disability Support Group Derrane.
Whitehall National School Enrolment 2013: Enrolment at the school for 2013 is now underway and enrolment forms are available from the school or by contacting the Principal on 043-3326399.Parents who return their completed enrolment forms will be invited to an induction day in early June to have a look around the school and meet the teachers and pupils.
Girl Guides: As from September it is hoped to form a Ladybird Unit in Clondra.It will cater for girls aged 5years to 7 years. An a assistant Leader for the Brownies Unit and an Assistant for Ladybirds to help with Units at weekly meetings for one hour each week. It would be most appreciated if some volunteers come forward to assist the group.Call Helen Rock 086-8710701 or Rose McKenna 086-1976846 for more information.
Cycling Club: A cycling Club is currently been formed in the Scramogue/Tarmonbarry region and people of all ages in the region are encouraged to join. For further info contact Sean on 086-2492321,Mary on 087-4178858 or Joe on 086-1052197.
Cloonfower NS: Enrolment forms for Cloonfower School are now available from the school contact 071-96-38177 or alternatively forms can br downloaded from their website www.cloonfours.ie
Lady Golfers: Strokestown Golf Club are looking for beginner Lady Golfers. The club have a fine course at Bumlin,less than a mile from Scramogue Cross. If you would like to know more contact Florence at 087-8701872.
Barry’s U-12 training: St. Barry’s GAA have under 12 training each Tuesday and Friday at 7pm.
Trip to Dail Eireann for Ruskey residents: A trip to Dail Eireann is been organised for Tuesday 25th. Train leaves Dromod station at 10am. 3 Course lunch in Dail Eireann at 12.50 ahead. There will be a tour of Leinster House after lunch and also a visit to the Dail Chamber in session will take place. Contact 086-8534100 if you require further information.
Line Dancing: Line Dancing will commence at Ruskey Community Centre on Wednesday 5th June starting at 7.30 pm and continuing until 9pm.