RATH­DRUM

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AP­PRE­CI­A­TION

Rath­drum St. Patrick's Day Pa­rade com­mit­tee met last week to re­view this years Pa­rade and to dis­cuss fu­ture plans. They were very en­cour­aged by the com­pli­men­tary feed-back re­ceived from the large at­ten­dance.

Fr. Brian O'Reilly P.P. in his Weekly News­let­ter de­scribed the Pa­rade as “A spec­ta­cle of colour and imag­i­na­tion that gave us all some­thing to be proud of”. He went on to pay trib­ute to all who work so hard to bring such an en­joy­able event to the town each year.

The com­mit­tee wish to ex­tend their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Businesses in the area for their gen­er­ous sup­port fi­nan­cially. They have been very sup­port­ive of the Pa­rade over the years which has been vi­tal to its suc­cess. They would also like to ac­knowl­edge the con­tri­bu­tion of the many people who gave their time and tal­ents to make the event en­ter­tain­ing.

The hero­ine of the oc­ca­sion was Grand Mar­shall Ger­ar­dine Cooper and last weeks meet­ing ex­pressed their thanks to Ger­ar­dine for tak­ing part. The fu­ture is bright for the Pa­rade judg­ing by the large num­ber of young people par­tic­i­pat­ing.

While the com­mit­tee were happy with this years route they iden­ti­fied a num­ber of items for im­prove­ment. More park­ing re­stric­tions around the start at Avon Mo­tors and down the Main Street. The en­cour­age­ment of more Com­mu­nity Floats was also dis­cussed and the re­cruit­ment of new mem­bers on the Pa­rade Com­mit­tee and more stew­ards. A spe­cial word of thanks was ex­tended to the Gar­dai for their as­sis­tance. AVON­DALE CAMO­GIE

Avon­dale Camo­gie club will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Satur­day 19th April in Par­nell Me­mo­rial Park start­ing at 12.00 noon. En­try fee will be 5 euro per child or €10 per 3 chil­dren and €2 for any re­main­ing en­tries. There will be lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing Face Paint­ing, Welly Throw­ing, Wheel-of-For­tune and much more.

There will be a Cake Sale plus Tea or Cof­fee. So why not come along for a fun­filled af­ter­noon and help raise funds for the Camo­gie club. Un­der-age Train­ing takes place on Tues­days at 6.15 p.m. New mem­bers wel­come. COUNTER CUL­TURE

Katie O'Kelly brings her Dublin Fringe Fes­ti­val Hit Show “Counter Cul­ture” to Conary Com­mu­nity Hall on Satur­day 12th April at 8.00 p.m. RACE NIGHT

Glen­malure Golf club are host­ing a Race Night which will take place in The Cor­ner House, Rath­drum this Fri­day night 11th April at 8.00 p.m. A great night is guar­an­teed and all are wel­come. Ad­mis­sion free. COM­MU­NITY GAMES

The Fi­nal of the run­ning sec­tion for Rath­drum Com­mu­nity Games will take place in the Rugby Grounds at the Ivy Leaf this Thurs­day 10th April at 6.00 p.m. PAR­NELL A.C. NOTES

Mick Byrne came home first in the re­cent Dun­boyne Four Mile Chal­lenge in the 0ver 50's. M.J. Bolton was 4th in the over 55's and Martin Breen re­ceived a P. 3 in his cat­e­gory. The club mem­bers are now train­ing for county and Le­in­ster Road Race cham­pi­onships. This will in­clude all Se­nior Men and Women. GAR­DEN CLUB

Avon­dale Gar­den club will hold their meet­ing this Thurs­day 10th April in the Func­tion Room of Ja­cob's Well, Rath­drum at 8.00 p.m. John Ryan, well-known Gar­dener and Tree Ex­pert will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on or­chards, prun­ing and plant­ing. All are wel­come.

I.C.A. GUILD

Rath­drum Guild of I.C.A. will hold their an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in the R.D.A. Hall on Tues­day 15th April at 8.00 p.m. Fees are now due and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

READY TO GO WALK­ING

This Thurs­day 10th April Rath­drum Walk­ing Group will be back on the trail for their first Evening Walk of 2014. Any­one wish­ing to join in can come along to Par­nell Me­mo­rial Park at 7.00 p.m. All you need is walk­ing boots or shoes and rain gear. The Lead­ers are well-rested af­ter the win­ter and are look­ing for­ward to re­new­ing friend­ships from the past. The plan is to bring the Group over 20 sep­a­rate lo­ca­tions around the area high­light­ing the scenic beauty and his­tor­i­cal sites plus all the fresh air they re­quire.

EASTER EGGS RAF­FLE

Over the next few weeks a large num­ber of Easter Eggs will be on of­fer at the Fri­day night bingo in the R.D.A. Hall. This is a Spe­cial Easter Raf­fle and is in ad­di­tion to the su­per cash prizes to be won.

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