Newtownforbes notes



Corr: Ann Marie McKeon Tel: 086-0479281. e-mail:


Beginners yoga class commencing on Tuesday, 8th September at 11am in the Giving Tree (Wendy Louise Hat Design), Cloontagh, Newtownforbes. Bring a yoga mat, water and a sense of fun and adventure! To book a place contact Maria on 086 8618633.

Karate Club

Newtownforbes & Kilglass karate club are honoured to have four students representing them & AMA Ireland in the upcoming international competition on August, 29th in Dublin. We wish the best of luck to Allen Cox, Caithlin Conway, Neil Devlin & Shane Brough. All students have worked extremely hard to qualify and we have no doubt they will all do themselves & their club proud.


Well ladies here we are again, summer break is over and now it’s back to work. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday night September the first at 8.30pm. Our competition is a holiday photo and it must be from this year. I will send out a text as regards the teas as my records are not up to date. We will be having our chalk painting class at the end of September, details at meeting. We look forward to seeing you all back bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for the year ahead. As always we have plenty of place for new and past members, so come along ,have the chat and the cuppa and we will throw in a bit of fun as well.


Wetlands heritage Ireland is hosting their 3rd Annual Barry Raftery Memorial Conference at Corlea Visitor Centre, Kenagh on Friday August 28th. For bookings or information phone Corlea Visitor Centrte 043 3322386 or Kieran McEntee 086 0596072. Coffee on arrival and lunch provided. Admission €10. Concession €5.00.

Clonguish Lotto

No Jackpot winner. Winning numbers 5, 6, 16, 26. €100 John Conboy, c/o Hugie Doyles; €25 Martina Mannion, c/o A. Jones; €25 Serena, c/o A Jones. Next weeks draw in Castle Inn. Jackpot €5,700.

Active Age

Meetings resume on Thursday, September 3 in Newtownforbes Parish Hall, from 2pm-4pm. New members welcome, lots of fun things planned.