Ballingarry

Meeting - Hall committee meeting this Thursday, April 19th in the Hall at 8 p.m. prompt. All members please attend.

Meeting - Hall committee meeting this Thursday, April 19th in the Hall at 8 p.m. prompt. All members please attend.

Volunteers for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers - If you would like to make a commitment to these important ministries please call to the sacristy.

Ballingarry Juvenile Crusade - Ballingarry Juvenile G.A.A. Club has joined the Lucozade Sports Crusade. This means we are collecting the caps off Lucozade sports bottles. We ask that anytime you buy a bottle or find a discarded one that you retain the cap for our crusade. We will have buckets left in shops and schools locally for your use. Míle buíochas for your support.

Friends of Ballingarry G.A.A. Golf Classic - Our 16th Annual Golf Classic takes place in Callan Golf Club on Fri/Sat 11th to 12th May. Entry for the Golf Classic is available at 200 euro for a team of 4 which includes golf, a 3 course meal in the Clubhouse & complimentary refreshments on the course. For timesheet bookings contact Martin Maher at (087) 2828880 or any of our Committee, M. Wall 086/6072246, Ml Cooney 086/2322070, R. Cashin 087/0670455, Rd. Kealy 086/8195874, Eddie Ryan 086/3888154, L. Cahill 087/2801665, Wm Maher 087/2724477, M. Duggan 086/8235356, J. Logue 085/7365535. Thanking you for your continued support over the years.

Brightsparks Childcare Services - We are now enrolling for September 2012. Catering for children from 6 months – 5 yrs. ECCE & CETS places available. For details Contact Sally at (052) 9154896 Ext. 2. Brightsparks Childcare Centre are taking part in the Tesco for Schools promotion and would be very grateful if people could help us collect vouchers which are available in stores now.

Folk Choir - Folk group meets every Monday night in the sacristy meeting room at 8.30 p.m. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.

Benefit 3 Training - There are still a few places left for the computer training programme in Slieveardagh CITE, Ballingarry & the Schoolhouse in the Commons. Brush up on your internet skills, or if you are a complete beginner, learn how to use the internet, this course is for 3 mornings. Anyone interested should call Angela (052) 9154896 Ext.1 to book a place.

Tractor and Vintage Car Run - Will take place in Ballingarry on Sunday, April 29th at 1 o’clock. This is in aid of Ballingarry Tidy Towns. Cost is 10 euro per entry and refreshments will be provided. Please come along to what will be a very enjoyable day out for all ages.

Ballingarry Tidy Towns - Tractor Run and Vintage Cars is being organised and will take place in Ballingarry on Sunday, 29th April at 1 p.m. Admission is 10 euro per entry. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in “Jimmy’s” Bar/Lounge. It is being run to raise funds for Ballingarry Tidy Towns Committee, who are now actively involved in a massive clean-up of the Village and its surrounds. Thank you Brian for the idea and your support and assistance. A lot of improvements have been made to date, but as in all situations it costs money to rent equipment, petrol to run them, buy paint, etc. All the work done is voluntary. Please support. We had a great turnout at our meeting on Wednesday night last, 11th April in “Jimmy’s” Lounge. It was decided to hit the highways and bye ways again on Saturday morning for another massive clean-up operation. The response was that more than 25 people came out at 10 a.m. to pick up rubbish, do some strimming, powerwash buildings and footpaths, paint walls and houses, do hedge / verge cutting, etc. Well done to all. New volunteers are always welcome. If you have a strimmer or hedge cutter, bring it with you. We’ll have petrol to put into it. Ballingarry is now officially entered in this year’s Tidy Town’s Competition. Judging will commence in the middle of May. It is up to each community member to play their part in making this a success. It is not just the Village that will be judged, all approach roads 3km from the Ballingarry signs will be judged on also. We will be meeting at the Community Centre every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Please come along and help with the clean-up. For further information you can log onto Ballingarry Tidy Towns on facebook. There is still a lot of work to be done, so all help will be greatly appreciated. If anybody requires any assistance, please do not hesitate to let the Tidy Towns committee know, as we are all aiming to achieve the same goal. We would like to thank all those who have volunteered their time, over the past weeks. Improvements are evident.

Senior Social Club - all are welcome to the Community Centre on this Thursday, April 19th at 2.30 p.m. when the Mullinahone club members will visit for the evening.

Thanks - Lisnamrock Parents Council would like to sincerely thank all those who supported the recent Easter Raffle by buying tickets or donating prizes. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Newsletter deadline - 8 p.m. Wednesday. E-mail all items for April: eileen.heaphy@ireland.com