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Farm­ers mar­ket

A farm­ers mar­ket will take place in Val­ley­mount Hall this com­ing Sun­day, Septem­ber 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Re­fresh­ments will be on sale. Make sure to come along on the day.

Hospice cof­fee morn­ing

The hospice cof­fee morn­ing will take place in St Kevin’s Hall on Fri­day, Septem­ber 28, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Do­na­tions for same much ap­pre­ci­ated. Thank you,

Va­ri­ety con­cert

A va­ri­ety con­cert will be com­ing your way on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, at 8 p.m. in the Tramway The­atre Bless­ing­ton in aid of Bless­ing­ton/ Balt­in­glass Day-Care Cen­tres. Acts will in­clude Richie, Lor­raine and the Young Wil­loughby’s, The Bal­ly­more Eus­tace Pre­lude En­sem­ble, Amy Bar­rett and Alexan­dra Dou­glas. Tickets priced at €12 are on sale in the par­ish of­fice, Hen­nessy’s and the Of­fice Shop Info: can be got from 087 2934806.

Camino info even­ing

A Camino de San­ti­ago in­for­ma­tion even­ing will take place in Charles Camp­ing Bless­ing­ton on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27, from 7 p.m. You will be able to get in­for­ma­tion on walk­ing, travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion. All are most wel­come to at­tend on the night.

The late Joe O’Riordan RIP

The death took place re­cently of Joe O’Riordan, Kil­bride Road, Bless­ing­ton. His re­mains were re­moved to the Church of Our Lady Bless­ing­ton for re­quiem Mass and his burial took place in Shanganagh Ceme­tery Dublin. There was a large at­ten­dance at Joe’s fu­neral which was most fit­ting as he was well known in the Bless­ing­ton area and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ceme­tery Sun­day

On Sun­day, Septem­ber 16, the an­nual bless­ing of the graves and cel­e­bra­tion of Mass will take place in Manor Kil­bride Ceme­tery at 2 p.m. Par­ish­ioners are ad­vised to no­tify rel­a­tives and friends liv­ing out­side the area in plenty of time in case they may wish to come along n the day.

Vol­un­teers teach­ers

Vol­un­teers are ur­gently needed to teach older peo­ple to use com­put­ers in Bless­ing­ton Li­brary. Age Ac­tion is run­ning ba­sic com­puter classes for older peo­ple in Bless­ing­ton Li­brary. Classes are held on Thurs­day af­ter­noons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and run for five weeks. Class sizes are small with one vol­un­teer tu­tor for ev­ery stu­dent. Ba­sic com­puter skills and an in­ter­est in work­ing with older peo­ple are needed but pa­tience and a good sense of hu­mour are just as im­por­tant. Train­ing will be pro­vided. If you can help or would like more in­for­ma­tion please email gssouth­le­in­ster@age­ac­ or tele­phone 087 6951053.

AA meet­ing

Is al­co­hol caus­ing prob­lems for you or some­one you know? There is a so­lu­tion. An Open Pub­lic AA meet­ing will be tak­ing place in St Joseph’s Hall on Mon­day, Septem­ber 17, from 8 p.m. to 9.30 with speak­ers from the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion, Al­co­holics Anony­mous and Al Anon. Re­fresh­ments will be sup­plied on the night.

Soc­cer acad­emy

Bless­ing­ton FC Acad­emy re­turned last Sun­day Septem­ber 9 at Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege. It takes place weekly from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. The Acad­emy caters for boys and girls born in 2013,2012 and 2011. If your child is in­ter­ested in join­ing, please con­tact Acad­emy Di­rec­tor JP King at 087 8161838.

His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

The West Wick­low His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is bring­ing you an event with a dif­fer­ence’ Hello Delia Mur­phy’ is the story of the singer Delia Mur­phy, whose sig­na­ture tune was ‘The Spin­ning Wheel’. She was cred­ited with lay­ing the ground­work for the Ir­ish folk re­vival in the 1930s – 1950s, con­tin­ued later by Liam Clancy.

The pre­sen­ta­tion is a talk in­ter­spersed with Delia’s songs. It is given/ sung by her niece Car­men Cullen ac­com­pa­nied on gui­tar by Gerry An­der­son. Car­men has a lo­cal con­nec­tion, as her un­cle was the late Des Cullen, for decades a chemist in Balt­in­glass. The pre­sen­ta­tion takes place in Balt­in­glass Court­house on Wednesday, Septem­ber 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at €10 are on sale in ad­vance. En­quiries to or 086 3301032.

GAA ac­tion

It was a bad day at the of­fice last Sun­day at Aughrim for Bless­ing­ton se­nior footballers. They were knocked out of the cham­pi­onship by St Pat’s. It was a match the ‘Blues’ ad to win so it was a typ­i­cal en­counter. But once again in this year’s cham­pi­onship they got off to the worst pos­si­ble start as they con­ceded three early goes which left them chas­ing the match. How­ever, by half-time they had re­duced the deficit to four points. But that was as close as it got with St Pat’s run­ning out win­ners by eight points.

So the long wait goes on for a county cham­pi­onship for the ‘Blues’. Ah well, what’s an­other year.

Com­mu­nity Walk­ing Group

Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Walk­ing Group meets ev­ery Mon­day at 7 p.m. in the Coimín Cen­tre (€2 for tea or cof­fee af­ter­wards) and ev­ery Thurs­day at 7 p.m. in the car park of Avon Ri. All ages and fit­ness are wel­come.

Can­cer Sup­port

West Wick­low Can­cer Sup­port in­vite peo­ple touched by can­cer to a morn­ing of es­sen­tial oils med­i­ta­tion and re­lax­ation with Gemma Deeney in the HSE build­ing, Pri­mary Care Cen­tre, Bless­ing­ton (op­po­site Aldi) on Wednesday, Septem­ber 12, from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. No charge.

Bus to Maynooth

Some lo­cal stu­dents are try­ing to or­gan­ise a bus to Maynooth Univer­sity.

The bus will de­part from Bless­ing­ton ev­ery morn­ing from Mon­day to Fri­day.

wPick up points are in Bless­ing­ton, Eadestown, Punchestown and Naas. It will re­turn ev­ery even­ing from Maynooth Univer­sity Cam­pus. For fur­ther de­tails you can con­tact An­drew tel.087 2438887.

Par­ish Book Club

Par­ish Book Club re­sumes on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27, at 10 a.m. in the Coimin Cen­tre: ‘Thupten Jinpa: A Fear­less Heart. Why com­pas­sion is the key to greater well­be­ing’ is the book of the week.

Credit Union

Bless­ing­ton and Dis­trict Credit Union’s €3,000 Schol­ar­ship Draw is open to mem­bers and mem­bers chil­dren. Clos­ing date will be Oc­to­ber 5.

Stu­dent loans are also avail­able at a re­duced in­ter­est rates.

Call into the of­fice or phone Tracey at 045 865 328 or ap­ply at bless­ing­

His­tory lec­ture

Bless­ing­ton His­tory So­ci­ety’s next talk will be Dublin’s First Map (Speed’s plan 1610) given by Séa­mus O’Maitiu in the Coimin Cen­tre on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 20, at 8 p.m. Non-Mem­bers €5.

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