Ballingarry

Tidy Towns - Tidy Towns held a “Scrap Metal Collection” on Saturday last, May 18th from 8 till late in Ballingarry G.A.A. Car Park. All kinds of stuff was taken away - Fridges, Cookers, Washing Machines, Cars, Bicycles, Gates, Ladders, Swings, Batteries, Engines, Tanks, Boilers, Radiators, Wheelbarrows, Pumps, etc.

Tidy Towns - Tidy Towns held a “Scrap Metal Collection” on Saturday last, May 18th from 8 till late in Ballingarry G.A.A. Car Park. All kinds of stuff was taken away - Fridges, Cookers, Washing Machines, Cars, Bicycles, Gates, Ladders, Swings, Batteries, Engines, Tanks, Boilers, Radiators, Wheelbarrows, Pumps, etc.

Tidy Towns would like to thank each and everyone who helped in any way to make this venture the resounding success that it was, to Ballingarry G.A.A. for allowing us the use of their Field; Thanks to the Volunteers who helped out during the day; Thanks to “Everybody” who dropped off items; Thanks to those who promoted the Event; Sincere Thanks from all of us at Tidy Towns. Money raised will go directly back into making further improvements in Ballingarry. Tidy Towns 2013 Entry Form has been submitted. Please make an extra effort to lend a helping hand, even if its outside your house or on your road. Judges will be visiting from next week onwards. Please help Ballingarry increase from 192 marks. Thanks to all those who are making a wonderful effort. All their requirements can be found on “www.tidytowns.ie”. Remember many hands make light work.

Kelloggs Cúl Camp - Will take place in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry from the 29th July to the 2nd August from 10am till 2.30pm each day. €55 for first child, €45 for second child and €40 for third and so. You can book online at kelloggscúlcamps.gaa.ie and use the special code inside the box of Kelloggs cereal to book you place and get a €5 discount with every code. For further information contact any club officer. Registration night will be in the next few weeks. 

Ballingarry Camogie Club - Last Saturday our U/14 girls reached a Co. Semi-final and even though they were narrowly defeated by Clonoulty, there is no doubt that this experience will stand to them in the future. Also a big thank you to everyone who supported us in our recent clothes collection.

The Roads Action Group - Have received a comprehensive and detailed reply from Area Engineer regarding the road repair and works required that were submitted from local residents. He stated that he will survey all listed roads (27) starting on 20th May and as the submission was very detailed containing many items requiring attention this survey would take some time to complete. The Council now want a further follow up from residents to cover the drainage works needed on local roads. The maps must now be marked to indicate exactly where and what side etc., residents feel these drainage works must be undertaken. The reply further states that work for 2013 will mainly consist of drainage improvements with patching and pothole filling in the worst area to be decided after survey is complete. We will be in touch again with persons who made submissions regarding drainage and a follow up meeting with these residents will be necessary.

May Altar - This is the lovely month of May – the Month of our Lady. The Month of the Rosary in our homes, where we make our prayers of petition and thanks through her to her Son Jesus.

The Commons Community Childcare - The Commons Playschool caters for children 2yrs 6mths - school Age & are now enrolling for September 2013, ECCE (Free pre-School Year) & Cets for parents who wish to return to training. We also offer CCS Subvention e.g. Reduced childcare places for families who are in receipt of a social welfare payment. For further information Contact Alice 052/9154900.

Community Text Alert System - Was launched last Friday night in Killenaule. We would sincerely like to “Thank” all those who travelled to the event. Ballingarry had the largest attendance their on the night. We will be having a meeting next week and will be providing the latest updates to you. Date will be announced next week. Ballingarry has over 345 people signed up now to this system.

The Old School, The Commons - Our school re-union will be celebrated on June 29th and we would like to invite all past pupils of the school to this event. (See The Gathering website for details). As it may be difficult to make contact with all past pupils we would appreciate any help we can get in making contact with others or collecting old photographs etc. If you would like to help out in any way please text your name to 086 312 1950 and we will gladly get in touch. Music lessons have resumed in the school on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to join the others who are taking music classes each week at €5 per class please come along on Wednesdays for the following classes; Tin Whistle from 6 to 8pm;  Bodhrán from 7pm to 8pm; Banjo from 8 to 9.30pm and Accordion from 8pm to 9pm.  Guitar lessons on Friday evenings are from 5pm to 6pm for beginners and 6pm to 7pm for Advanced.  Please come along as we are hoping to build up our music group for next summer’s music festival which will take place on June 30th. Step dancing time is 5 to 6pm on Friday evenings and Adult Set Dancing time is from 9 to 10pm on Monday nights. Our annual Céilí will take place on June 29th.

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