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HORE­TOWN SPORTS FIELD

There is a Christ­mas Raf­fle tak­ing place on Satur­day night 29th in Whites Bar in aid of the run­ning and main­tance of Hore­town Com­mu­nity Sports field. Tick­ets are on sale at only €2 each, or three for €5 at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions: Ann/Markie Sin­nott’s, Car­roll’s Pub, Whites Bar, The Oak Tree, Foulksmills Store, Foxe Hair, McDon­agh’s Bar and the Out­house.

Prizes in­clude are: First – €250; sec­ond – €100 1-4-All Voucher; third-Foxe Hair and Aroma Beauty Vouch­ers; fourth-Mixed Spir­its and Wine Set; fifth-Celtic Linen Bath Gift Set; sixth – €50 Voucher for Foulksmills Store; sev­enth-Prosecco Wine and Glasses Gift Set; eighth-Fruit and Veg Ham­per; ninth-Medium Size Ham­per; 10th-Small Ham­per.

Most of prizes are spon­sored lo­cally from in­di­vid­ual do­na­tions or vouch­ers in­clud­ing from New Ire­land As­sur­ance, Foxe Hair, Aroma Beauty, Celtic Linen, Foulksmills Store, Anne/Markie Sin­nott, Paddy Reville Fruit and Veg, plus many in­di­vid­ual bot­tles etc to make up the var­i­ous ham­pers of which the group is re­ally grate­ful. So grab your­self a ticket as there lots of prizes and all for a lo­cal sports field used by Clongeen Ladies’ Foot­ball, camo­gie and Soc­cer as well as the un­der­age soc­cer via Stoney Rovers. Your sup­port would be much ap­pre­ci­ated.

CLONGEEN GAA AGM

Clongeen GAA will hold their an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15, at 8.30 p.m. in the club­house. Prayers for de­ceased mem­bers of the club will be of­fered at Mass in Clongeen church be­fore the meet­ing at 7.30 p.m.

ST VIN­CENT DE PAUL

St Vin­cent de Paul will hold a church gate col­lec­tion next week­end in Clongeen, Lit­tlecul­len­stown, Bal­lymitty and Car­rig-on-Ban­now where your sup­port would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Also, the lo­cal St Ai­dan’s Con­fer­ence is hold­ing its an­nual Christ­mas Raf­fle soon and your can meet us at Su­perValu in Wellingtonbridge on De­cem­ber 8 to be in with a chance to win some very worth­while prizes.

CHRIST­MAS MU­SIC CON­CERT

Clongeen Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Group presents in Con­cert Louise Morrissey and Theresa and the Stars in St Ai­dan’s Church in Clongeen on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 28. The show starts at 8 p.m. with ad­mis­sion cost at €20 each. For tick­ets or for any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact 086 3278485. A great nights en­ter­tain­ment is guar­an­teed to be had.

BABY/TOD­DLER GROUP

This friendly group meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ing dur­ing school terms be­tween 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. in the Sun­shine room in Clongeen School. It is open to any­one from the Clongeen area and from fur­ther afield – par­ents, grand­par­ents, guardians, child­min­ders, etc. are all wel­come, and of course the lit­tle ones too (ba­bies to tod­dlers). The cost is only €4 per adult which in­cludes re­fresh­ments for both the adults and chil­dren.

This is a fun and relaxed group with loads of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts and singing, where both adults and chil­dren can meet new friends. As tod­dlers are grow­ing up and mov­ing on to the next step in their young lives, we have loads of room for new com­ers this Septem­ber.

Please feel free to share this in­for­ma­tion and we look for­ward to see­ing both new and fa­mil­iar small and big­ger faces. For more info, visit and like our Face­book page or you can call or text Véro at 086 1034878.

OVER-35S SOC­CER

We had the usual num­bers again on Satur­day the 24th with 16 play­ers tak­ing to the field. As usual the game went to the older lads win­ning the brag­ging rights by a goal or two, prob­a­bly time to mix things up a bit. The fes­tive mood soon be­gins with the 35’s Christ­mas knees-up tak­ing place in Whites on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15, so if you were ever think­ing of join­ing, now would be a good time and be in­volved in the fes­tiv­i­ties with us.

Re­mem­ber that games take place on Satur­day evenings at 6 p.m. in­door in Grantstown. Please try to be there 15 min­utes be­fore­hand so we can kick off in the al­lot­ted time. If you’d like to come along or want fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please give Dave Burke a shout ei­ther by text or a call to 086 8596627.

RU­RAL SO­CIAL SCHEME

The Ru­ral So­cial Scheme pro­vides in­come sup­port for qual­i­fy­ing farm­ers and Fish­er­men, who are in re­ceipt of spec­i­fied so­cial-wel­fare pay­ments, in re­turn for 191/2 hours on the com­mu­nity each week. There are two RSS po­si­tions avail­able in the area.

To qualify you must be: ac­tively farm­ing or fish­ing, be in re­ceipt of Farm As­sist or Job Seek­ers Al­lowance, must ap­ply to the EU Ba­sic Pay­ment Scheme if you do not or­di­nar­ily ap­ply for BPS and ap­pli­ca­tion can be made to join the Scheme.

COF­FEE MORN­ING

Poul­peasty Women Group (PPWG) are host­ing a fundraiser event in Poul­peasty Hall on De­cem­ber 7 at 10 a.m. There will be tea/coff­fee, cakes/buns, bric-àbrac, books, as well as a rafffle for a Christ­mas ham­per, beauty voucher, wine and choco­lates. Come along for a cuppa and chat and try your luck in the raf­fle.

BOOK LAUNCH

‘Where the Boro Wa­ters Flow’ by Damian Cullen will be launched in the Cloch Bán, Clon­roche on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, at 8.30 p.m. This book is com­bi­na­tion of his­tory and po­etry largely re­lat­ing to the Boro River.

The po­ems are mostly writ­ten in the 1930s and 40s by po­ets who lived near the Boro and pre­serve his­tory and folk­lore in their verses. His­toric ru­ins of mills and man­sions, an­cient churches, bridges and river cross­ings are all in­cluded along with some in­ter­est­ing stories about some of Boro’s noted peo­ple. Light re­fresh­ments served.

ST VIN­CENT DE PAUL

The an­nual col­lec­tion in aid of St Vin­cent DePaul will take place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, and Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9. Please give gen­er­ously.

RATHNURE PANTO

Rathnure Pan­tomime So­ci­ety presents their 24th Christ­mas Panto, Broom­stick: Tinker­bell’s Christ­mas Ad­ven­ture in Rathnure hall on De­cem­ber 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.45 p.m. nightly.

Early evening per­for­mances on the Sun­day shows. Call 087 0687801 or 087 6954112, or book through Mes­sen­ger on our Face­book page.

CHRIST­MAS CRAFT FAIR

Coláiste Ab­báin are hold­ing their Christ­mas Craft Fair on Thurs­day evening, De­cem­ber 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free En­try to fair – Items on show will be wreaths, can­dles, fabric/knit­ted crafts, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions/ ta­ble cen­tre­pieces, buns/cakes, gifts and many many more.

San­tas Grotto will be open from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. En­try to Santa €3. Look­ing for­ward to your con­tin­ued sup­port.

LOTTO

The num­bers drawn were 2, 23, 28 and 32, and there was no win­ner. Next week’s lotto jack­pot stands at €10,000, Re­serve €2,100. Con­so­la­tion win­ners of €30each were Va­lerie Ryan, Sinéad and Rob Jack­son, Joan Sheehy, Chris Brown, Lil­lian Bol­ger. Tick­ets avail­able from all lo­cal out­lets or from any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

CIT­I­ZENS IN­FOR­MA­TION

The Cit­i­zens In­for­ma­tion of­fice in Graigue­na­managh is open Tues­days, Thurs­days, and Fri­days from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This is a free pri­vate and con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion ser­vice.

CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET

A Christ­mas Mar­ket will be held in Abbey Hall on Satur­days from Novem­ber Novem­ber 17 for four weeks, Loads of hand­crafted Christ­mas gifts dec­o­ra­tions art and crafts, Baked food and pre­serves.

TIDY TOWNS JACK­POT

This week’s re­sults are first prize – Dan Malone – €231, sec­ond prize-Corey and Irene –€50, third prize – Doire­ann Roche – €25.

NEW­TOWN HALL

New­town hall will be the venue for a Christ­mas fair on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those in­ter­ested in sell­ing their pro­duce and crafts, in­clud­ing home bak­ing, veg­eta­bles, fruits, jams, cards etc con­tact Brid­get at 085 1165678 or Mary 086 0662408.

ALDI OPEN­ING

Cllr Peter ‘ Chap’ Cleere was thrilled to wel­come Aldi to Graiguen­managh. He com­mented ‘There has been con­sid­er­able in­ter­est and ex­cite­ment in our area over the last cou­ple of months re­gard­ing this new store open­ing, and the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of peo­ple I have spo­ken to are in favour of this and are ab­so­lutely de­lighted that this day has fi­nally ar­rived. Aldi open­ing their doors this morn­ing is a ma­jor boost for the area’ ‘Aldi com­ing to Graigue­na­managh will be a huge help to those who have to travel out of town to do their shop­ping, mean­ing that more money will stay in Graigue­na­managh, with shop­pers, in turn pick­ing up ex­tras in the town cen­tre.’.

Cleere added ‘This is very much a ‘win-win’ sit­u­a­tion for Graigue­na­mangh, as Aldi have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the ac­cess area around Well Lane, in­clud­ing new pub­lic light­ing, tar­mac and rail­ings which will be a huge amd wel­come ad­di­tion to the town’ ‘The shop­ping choice of res­i­dents in Graig and its hin­ter­land will be sig­nif­i­cantly en­hanced and there are so many ben­e­fits as­so­ci­ated with an Aldi store, in­clud­ing em­ploy­ment op­pur­tu­ni­ties. I would like to wish Aldi the very best of luck with their new store’. raised.

A DVD of the con­cert is avail­able for €10. Or­der copies from Fr Broad­ers – an ideal Christ­mas gift and it raises funds for our church.

BINGO

The bingo jack­pot on Tues­day the fourth is €6,000 with re­serve jack­pot at €400. Sit-be­side prizes on each game in the bingo book con­tinue till Christ­mas.

CLOTHES COL­LEC­TION

There will be a Used Clothes Col­lec­tion at the school on De­cem­ber 12. Bring your pre­vi­ously loved cloth­ing, bed linen, cur­tains, belts, hand­bags and shoes (paired) in a large plas­tic sack to the school gate by 9.30 a.m. No cush­ions, du­vets, pil­lows, socks or un­der­wear please.

The clothes are col­lected by the NCBI and all pro­ceeds go to­wards the ac­tiv­i­ties of the chil­dren at the school. The Na­tional School Carol Ser­vices will take place in Rathnure Church at 7 p.m. on De­cem­ber 18 and all are wel­come.

ST ANNE’S GAA

Club Shop – Open ev­ery Fri­day night till Christ­mas from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New stock now in.

Club lotto – The num­bers drawn last Tues­day were 1, 4, 23 and 28. No jack­pot win­ner. There were two match-three win­ners who each won €100 and the jack­pot this week is €7,600.

CAMO­GIE DIN­NER DANCE

We would like to thank all those who came to our 50th An­niver­sary din­ner dance re­cently. A great night was had cel­e­brat­ing our achieve­ments over the years, here’s to the next 50.

CHRIST­MAS TREES

Rathnure camo­gie are bring­ing Christ­mas to you – Christ­mas tree spe­cial. Any tree from 5ft to 8ft, only €30.

Col­lect your tree on one of our des­ig­nated col­lec­tion days or for just €5 we can de­liver to you (se­lected lo­ca­tions only). For or­ders con­tact 087 7444817.

Cal­en­dars: We have stock­ing fillers covered too – Rathnure camo­gie club 2019 Cal­en­dars, only €10.

CHRIST­MAS PANTO

Rathnure Pan­tomime So­ci­ety presents their 24th Christ­mas Panto, Broom­stick: Tinker­bell’s Christ­mas Ad­ven­ture in Rathnure hall on De­cem­ber 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.45 p.m. nightly. Early evening per­for­mances on the Sun­day shows.

Call 087 0687801 or 087 6954112, or book through Mes­sen­ger on our Face­book page.

BOOK LAUNCH

‘Where the Boro Wa­ters Flow’ by Damian Cullen will be launched in the Cloch Bán, Clon­roche on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, at 8.30 p.m. This book is com­bi­na­tion of his­tory and po­etry largely re­lat­ing to the Boro River.

The po­ems are mostly writ­ten in the 1930s and 40s by po­ets who lived near the Boro and pre­serve his­tory and folk­lore in their verses. His­toric ru­ins of mills and man­sions, an­cient churches, bridges and river cross­ings are all in­cluded along with some in­ter­est­ing stories about some of Boro’s noted peo­ple. Light re­fresh­ments served.

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