Parent & Toddler (P & T) Child-minders Grants

Parent & Toddler (P & T) Child-minders Grants

The Parent and Toddler Group Initiative is an nationally available fund from POBAL and Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Parent & Toddler Groups are organised on a not for profit basis and encourage parent participation in childhood development and support, a kind of peer support. Grants will range from €100 to €600 for existing P & T’s with up to €1000 for new start-ups. Funding is available for Equipment, Training, Materials for Activities and minor refurbishments. The new Child-minder Grant applies if you are minding or intend to mind 2 children, minimum 1 full time and 1 part time. You must voluntarily notify with HSE and you must nt have received a grant previously. You must give undertaking to attend training and network with other minders. You must provide a service for 2 years after receiving the funding. It is recommended that only 1/3 of funding is spent on consumables like paint, sand and materials for crafts. Further information and application forms from, the LCC office or 087 787 3054.

GAA Lotto

Numbers drawn were 1, 18, 23, 28, Bonus number 17. No Jackpot winner or 3 number winners. 5 X €40 Lucky Dips – Myra Hanley, Dara Foynes, Michael Murphy, Pat Farrell, Cloonfad, Spewy. Draw for 13 September in Cox’s, Jackpot €4,600 for 4 correct numbers. €8,600 for 4 correct numbers plus Bonus number.

Stretch and tone class

Starting Monday, 15th September at 8pm at Community Centre, Roosky. Contact Elaine 086 2181 003 for details.

RSG 24/7 Care Service

Are you in need of a break from caring in the home? Do you need extra help caring? If so, RSG 24/7 Care Service, a long established not for profit care provider, can help you professionally and at a low cost. All aspects of care catered for and packages tailored to meet your needs. Staff fully trained and Garda vetted. Phone 09066 25853 or email or visit website


Congratulations to Keith Dolan and Deirdre Duffy on the birth of their baby girl Ava, a little sister for Oisin.

Yoga Classes

New Yoga classes starting in Rooskey Community Centre on 24th September at 6.30pm for 10 weeks. Booking essential in order for class to start. Contact Malo 086 3308 999 for more details.

Roosky Active Retirement

Our next outing on Tuesday, 16th September will be to two nearby locations in Dublin, The National Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery and new Museum. Guided tours in each venue. Coach will leave the Rooskey Centre at 9am. Booking non-refundable fee of €10 will be required to reserve your seat. No bookings taken after Tuesday, 9th September. The final cost of the trip to include bus, dinner, entry to Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Museum is €50 to be paid no later than Friday, 12th September. A five minute stop at Apple Green on route both ways. Contact Sean 087 236 1982 or Anna 086 359 6630 to book your seat.


Expression of interest night for Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts takes place on Wednesday night, 10 September from 7pm – 9pm at Kilglass GAA Clubhouse. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to register an interest in having their child involved in Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouts. Any adult wishing to become a leader is welcome to attend also. See you there!