The annual Coolgreany Gymkhana will be held in Coolgreany on this Sunday, July 7, in Coolgreany, and plans are advancing favourably for that day, this is always a very worthwhile one with some lovely trophies and cups to be won in all of the different horse and pony events, and also some great jumping in all of the children’s jumping classes.
In conjunction with the Gymkhana there will be a Monster Raffle, with tickets on sale at present. The prize money is first prize of €500, second prize of €200, and three prizes of €100 each. Tickets are €2 each or book of three tickets is €5. Draw will take place on day of Gymkhana. All proceeds will go to St David’s Church Funds. Everyone welcome.
COOLGREANY VINTAGE CLUB
A meeting of Coolgreany Vintage Club Members will take place in the Coolgreany Inn on this Wednesday at 8.30 p.m., to start preparations for our vintage day on September 8.
GOLDEN CIRCLE CLUB
The Golden Circle Social Club are running the following events.
Trip to the Country Music Festival in Gowran Park, Kilkenny on July 14, cost of bus €15, event tickets available on the gate at €25.
Trip to ‘Copperface Jacks the musical’ in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on July 27, cost of bus plus ticket €60.
A four-night holiday is being organised for October 6 to October 10 next, staying in Sligo, deposits now being taken. For more information and to book please contact Gertie at 083 4042746.
Congratulations to Seán Kavanagh Newtown, who celebrated his 11th birthday on last Saturday, June 29, also birthday wishes to Alex Brogan Knockgreany, who celebrated his eighth birthday on last Sunday, June 30.
The three local ladies: Vera Grogan, Alice Gardiner, and Betty Russell, who participated in the recent marathon and raised €664 for the Arklow Cancer Support Group, would like to thank everyone who sponsored and supported them in their efforts, and that the above amount has been handed over to the support group.
The club is appealing to the community for support for their weekly lotto which has changed slightly due to the closure of the local post office.
CHILDREN’S CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
The Lennon Centre, Annagh are running children’s creative writing workshops in July for children aged 11 to 16 years. Dates as follows: Saturday and Sunday July 21/22 for age 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday July 28/29 for age 14-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Cost per child is €50 for the weekend. For further info contact 086 3287217.
All contributors to our Local Coolgreany Notes, please be aware that all notes must be with me by 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the very latest for publication in the newspapers the following week. Phone 087 4605166.