Bray People - - DISTRICT NEWS -


2013 should be a won­der­ful year in Ire­land with cel­e­bra­tion of “The Gath­er­ing” when many fam­i­lies will travel home to join in the many so­cial events. We can only hope that “The Gath­er­ing” will rise all our spir­its in th­ese dif­fi­cult eco­nomic times and that there are more pros­per­ous times emerg­ing in the near fu­ture.

So may we ex­tend good wishes to all our con­trib­u­tors, read­ers and friends for a healthy, happy and pros­per­ous New Year. YOGA CLASSES

Yoga classes will take place in the R.D.A. Hall ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing start­ing on 14th Jan­uary. The classes will con­tinue up to Easter. Classes will com­mence each Mon­day at 10.00 a.m. TOP SCORE

N. Vick­ers and C. Power got top score at last weeks Whist Drive in Rath­drum. 2nd J. Vick­ers and P. O'Fla­herty. 3rd T. En­right and R. Murphy. 4th M. Haughton and R. Murphy. Raf­fle win­ners were B. Byrne, B. Kennedy and N. Vick­ers. Next Whist Drive will take place on Wed­nes­day 16th Jan­uary at 8.45 p.m. AVON­DALE GARDEN CLUB

Happy New Year from Avon­dale Garden club. The club will re­sume its meet­ings on the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month in the Func­tion Room of Ja­cob's Well, Rath­drum at 8.00 p.m.

First meet­ing of the year will take place this Thurs­day 10th Jan­uary. Larry Roe will give a Talk on what to do with your gar­dens for the coming months. A cal­en­dar of events for the year will also be given to mem­bers at this meet­ing. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. Con­tact Kathryn at 086-1737753 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. TIDY TOWNS

The Rath­drum Tidy Towns com­mit­tee would like to thank the Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents Cor­mac Hayes, Ais­ling Kelly, Mark Roche, Amy Po­lard and Doire Flood from Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege who did a mag­nif­i­cent job in putting the first News­let­ter to­gether. They are look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the stu­dents on their next is­sue which is due out in April. PAR­NELL A.C. NEWS

The Wicklow Ju­nior and Se­nior Races took place in Bray re­cently. Lo­cal boys Pa­trick Kinsella and Donal Flan­nery were 2nd and 3rd in the Ju­nior Boys sec­tion. Mick Byrne be­lied his years by tak­ing 3rd in the Se­nior com­pe­ti­tion. Best per­for­mance of the day came from the Se­nior Ladies Team who were 3rd. Rep­re­sent­ing Par­nell A.C. were S. O'Byrne, C. Byrne, H. Nolan, E. Shee­han and P. O'Byrne.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Sheila Byrne, Pa­trick Kinsella and Donal Flan­nery who are se­lected to run for Le­in­ster in the In­ter­na­tional Cross Coun­try in Antrim on Satur­day 12th Jan­uary. The club would like to ex­tend very best wishes to ev­ery­one for the New Year. SYM­PA­THY

The re­cent death of Syl Murphy, Avoca and for­merly Bal­lyteigue, Rath­drum was re­ceived with much sad­ness and shock in the area. While he had been re­ceiv­ing hospi­tal treat­ment for some time his death was most un­ex­pected.

Syl was a lovely gen­tle char­ac­ter and was a trea­sured friend to all who knew him. He be­came well-known as a Bar Man and a Shop As­sis­tant in the area and was noted for his courtesy to cus­tomers. He later joined the staff of Scher­ing Plough Chem­i­cal Com­pany, Rath­drum where he re­mained up to his re­tire­ment.

His cousin Fr. Michael Cullen who was chief cel­e­brant at Funeral Mass in Avoca Par­ish Church said in his homily that Syl was a spe­cial friend and it was al­ways a plea­sure to be in his com­pany. He also said that Syl had a very Chris­tian out­look on life which he in­her­ited from grow­ing up in a spe­cial Murphy fam­ily home in Bal­lyteigue.

There was a very large con­gre­ga­tion at the Funeral Mass and later at the burial in Rath­drum ceme­tery. Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to his wife Josephine, three sons, brothers, sis­ters, ex­tended fam­ily and many friends. May he rest in peace. AN­NIE MA­SON

We would like to ex­tend our sym­pa­thy to the cousins, rel­a­tives and friends of An­nie Ma­son, Bal­li­na­clash who was laid to rest in Greenane ceme­tery on 29th De­cem­ber af­ter Funeral Mass in the Church of the Most Sa­cred Heart, Aughrim.

An­nie was a gen­tle lady who looked af­ter her mother and aunt up to their death. Un­for­tu­nately she suf­fered from poor health for a num­ber of years. TOWN RAN DRY

The water taps ran dry in Rath­drum last Fri­day morn­ing while thou­sands of litres ran down the Main Street. This was caused by a ma­jor burst pipe on the street.

The Co. Coun­cil staff sprung into ac­tion and water sup­plies were re­stored in the late af­ter-noon. Well done boys.

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