Clonoulty-Rossmore

Fun Run in the Sun - Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club had a very successful Fun Run on Sunday, 14th July, even the weather held up. Every mode of transport was catered for, walking, running, cycling and driving.

Fun Run in the Sun - Clonoulty Rossmore Vintage Club had a very successful Fun Run on Sunday, 14th July, even the weather held up. Every mode of transport was catered for, walking, running, cycling and driving.

Great fun was had by young and old. The presence of our 3 local County G.A.A. stars Timothy Hammersley, John O’Neill and John O’Keefe added a touch of glamour and prestige to the day. Everyone had a good appetite worked up for the BBQ afterwards, which proved a very popular social gathering for all members of the community. Plans are well under way for our Annual Rally which will be held on Sunday, 19th August in Clonoulty Village. Yes we will be clashing with the All-Ireland Hurling Semi Final, but don’t let that worry anyone as we intend to broadcast the match live in the field. The Tipp FM Roadcaster will be on site on the day until 2pm, get your requests ready!

This year we are having a variety of craft and trade stands, if anyone is interested in having a stand please check out our website for the traders application form on www.clonoultyrossmorevintage.com or contact any committee member as all trade stands must be booked in advance. A family fun day is guaranteed with the numerous side-shows including bouncy castle, guess the weight of the bullocks and many more entertaining activities. There will be a catering marquee, chip van and ice cream catering for all tastes. Also we will be looking for donations of toys, books, jewellery and handbags for sale on our stand if you have any available please contact Mary Hennessy @ (087) 8200208.

We are also having a patrons list in our brochure again this year if you are interested, a donation of E10 is required to get your name included and can be given to any committee member. If anyone is available to help on the day it would be greatly appreciated if they let us know in advance.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to seeing you all on the 19th August.

The following is a list of the Committee Members: President John Crowley, Chairman Liam O’Dwyer, Secretary Judy Hayes, Treasurer Tricia Mulhall, Vice Chairman TJ Donnelly, Assistant Secretary Joseph Kearney, Joint PROs Sean Ryan and Mary Hennessy. Members, Padraig Kearney, Seamus Hennessy, Ollie Quinn, Fr. Tom Egan, Billy Maher, Jim Ryan Casey and Tom Maher.

Bingo - Bingo will be held in Clonoulty Hall on Sunday, 5th August (Bank Holiday weekend) at 8.30pm and on the first Sunday of every month. This bingo is run on a purely voluntary basis to raise funds to build a playground for the children of Clonoulty, Rossmore, Ballagh, and all surrounding areas. Every time you play, you help us take a step closer to our goal – thank you. It could be your lucky night, so why not come along with some friends and try your luck. Great cause, great fun, great prizes!

Playground - As part of our fundraising efforts, we will be bag-packing in Dunnes Stores on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of the August Bank Holiday weekend. A big thank you to the G.A.A. for kindly letting us use their collection buckets and thanks to all who have volunteered to pack bags. We are asking the whole community to help us with this. Please don’t leave this to others, if you have a child who will use the playground, we are asking you to give some of your time and volunteer to fill one of the timeslots on the Saturday. To do so, simply call Aisling Ely on (086) 1742541. And if you happen to see us at the check-outs, please give as generously as you can, we promise to be gentle with your purchases.