The AGM of Edgeworthstown Active Retirement was held in The Green on Monday, 3rd March. There was a large attendance present. Councillor Thomas Victory chaired the meeting as an independent chairperson. The following committee was elected - Chairman: Dessie Skelly, Vice Chairperson: Patricia Durkin, Secretary: Margaret Sides, Treasurer: Angela Kelly, Vice Treasurer: Margaret Kelly. The Active Retirement Group meet every Friday from 11.30am – 1.30pm in The Green. New members welcome.
On Sunday March 16th next a Tractor run will leave from Creegan’s in Bunlahy and proceed to Granard,Abbylara, Lisryan, Edgeworthstown, Ballinalee and returning to Bunlahy. Registration which will cost 20 euro, will start at 10am and continue until 11-30am and the run will leave at Mid-day. All proceeds from the run will be shared between Suicide Awareness and the Ballymore Football club and all support will be greatly appreciated. For further details contact Noel on 0851743279
25 Card Drive
Scoil Bhride Parents Association will hold their Annual 25 Card Drive on Friday, March 21st, at 8.30pm in Scoil Bhride, Glen. Everyone is welcome, guaranteed to be an enjoyable night. 300 euro in prizes to be won. Free raffle and refreshments will be served.
We will be having an official opening of our new pitch and stand on the 4th May next – more details later. There was no jackpot winner in the last Lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 20, 24, 28, 29. Twenty-five euro winners were Michael Kelly, Liam and Roisin Greene, T. Mahon and Tom Dooley.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
27th May – 1st June – 5 nights – Fully inclusive price : €699 – led for the first time by Bishop Francis Duffy. Places available – Please contact Joe Walsh Tours 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Tel: (01)2410811. Pilgrimage Director : Rt Rev Monsignor Bernard Noonan P.P. Moate Co. Westmeath. Tel: 0906481180. Director Special Section for the Sick: V Rev Michael Scanlon P.P. Cloghan Co. Offally. Tel: 0906457122 .
A Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where the men are able to gather and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other men and where the primary objective is to advance the health and well- being of the participating men. Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind. Becoming a member of a Community Men’s Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can find many of these things in an atmosphere of friendship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a chat and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for. Members of Mens Sheds can come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and they would like something meaningful to do with that time. Anyone interested in getting involved or setting up a Mens Shed in Edgeworthstown please contact Carmel at the Old Schoolhouse Office or at 043 6671801.
Tickets for the forthcoming production of “Snow white and the Five Dwarfs” are now on sale from the following outlets, John Farrell Giftstores, Costcutters, Philip Quinns Corner House, The Park House Reception, Quinns Supply Stores and at the Old Schoolhouse Office. Tickets are €10 with concessions for children. The Pantomime will run on Friday, 28th March, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March. Show starts at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and at 6pm on Sunday.
Best wishes to our young singers, musicians and Poets who will represent Edgeworthstown in The Community Games Talent contest on Sunday, March, 16th in the Backstage Theatre, Longford. Times to be decided for each category.
The Spring Clean Day was held on Saturday last, 8th March and was a great success. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out in all areas on the day. A special word of thanks to the Edgeworthstown Fire Service for their help.
Congratulations to our under 13 Futsal team who won the county final in Kenagh on Sunday last, 9th March. The team was as follows:- Adam Kelly, Andrew Garry, Evan Hogan, Tiernan Hussey, Cameron Nugent, James Kiernan, Ethan Donlon and Liam Kenny. Also, well done to our second team who put up a great show. These were, Andrew Edwards, Brian Williams, Cameron Cassidy, Matthew McGuinnness and Justin Rae. We would like to wish the best of luck to all the boys and girls who are competing in the talent competition this Sunday 16th march in the Backstage Theatre. Training is in progress for the swimming competitions which will be taking place shortly. Also, our Gaelic/Soccer/Hurling training will be commencing very soon. Thank you to everyone that is helping out in all these areas. Our church gate collection is on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd March. Your support would be appreciated.