We would like to extend Seasons Greetings to all our readers wishing them a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful and Prosperous New Year. We also wish to thank the many people and organisations who gave us items which we were pleased to include in the Notes.
Many people from many parts of the world are travelling back to Rathdrum to spend Christmas with their families and friends. We wish them a safe journey and an enjoyable holiday.
There is just one Bingo Night left before Christmas. So it is the last chance to get some extra cash. This Friday night there will be €2,000 in prizes. There will be a number of seasonal prizes plus an extra Free Game. The R.D.A. would like to wish all bingo supporters and helpers a very Happy Christmas.
Blood donors are reminded that the Mobile Transfusion Unit will be in the R.D.A. Hall to-night 17th December and contributions will be greatly appreciated. Opening hours will be from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
AVOCA MINERS CROSS
A fund-raising day will take place in Avoca Re-cycling Centre on Saturday 20th December. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Miners Cross including E.S.B. supply, etc. Come along and have a cup of tea, Christmas cake, mince pies, etc. Try your luck at the Raffle for some great prizes. Santa himself will arrive at 1.00 p.m. to draw the winning tickets.
Avoca Re-cycling Centre opening hours over Christmas and New Year will be as follows: Saturday 20th open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. Tuesday 23rd December open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Tuesday 30th December from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Returning to normal working hours from Friday January 2nd, 2015.
The Team at Avoca Re-cycling wish to say a big thanks to everybody during the past year and extend Christmas Greetings and best wishes for a Peaceful New Year.
PARNELL A.C. NOTES
Congratulations to Caoimhe Daly O’Brien on her excellent performance in the U-13 All-Ireland recently. The club are holding their Annual 5K Fun Run on New Years Day. The event will take place in Avondale Forest Park starting at 11.00 a.m. Included will be Boys, Girls, Juniors, Seniors, Vets and Walkers. Lots of prizes and refreshments.
The following is the time-table for Christmas Services in St. Mary and St. Michael’s Church, Rathdrum: Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th December Confessions 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Rathdrum). Carol Singing 8.30 p.m. Con-celebrated Mass 9.00 p.m. Christmas Day Mass Clara Vale: 9.00 a.m. St. Colman’s Hospital: 10.00 a.m. Greenane: 10.15 a.m. Rathdrum: 11.30 a.m. St. Stephen’s Day Mass at 11.00 a.m. (Rathdrum). Usual Sunday week-end Masses on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December. Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st December 2014 and Thursday 1st January 2015 Mass at 11.00 a.m. Friday 2nd January Mass 9.00 a.m.
Set Dancers will assemble in Rathdrum Sports Complex on January 2nd, 2015 for the Annual Set Dance/Ceili in aid of Fr. Willie Walshe Mission Fund. This should be a lively night’s dancing with the music of The O’Kane Family and The Bass Band. The dancing will commence at 9.00 p.m. and there will be a short break for seasonal refreshments. Fr. Willie who is currently on holiday from the Missions is hoping to attend this event.
Danielle O’Connell at the table quiz in the Beach House, Greystones.