Ballingarry

Sincere Gratitude - I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all who joined me in Slieveardagh NS on my retirement. Thank you so much to present and past pupils, staff, former colleagues, Board of Management, Parents Council and the local community. It was my privilege to have worked for so many years with you all. Many Thanks, Veronica Maher.

Sincere Gratitude - I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all who joined me in Slieveardagh NS on my retirement. Thank you so much to present and past pupils, staff, former colleagues, Board of Management, Parents Council and the local community. It was my privilege to have worked for so many years with you all. Many Thanks, Veronica Maher.

Old School The Commons, Slieveardagh Fieldtrip - We are hosting a fieldtrip to the mine workings and collieries of interest in the area on Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th March. On this trip there will be a variety of features to see, including engine houses, historic buildings, shafts, and gantries and other 20th century installations. Underground access is expected to be possible at some locations, via mine inclines. Those expecting to go underground should bring appropriate clothing.

Programme will take in The Commons, Gorteen, Earlshill, Mardyke and Lisnamrock Collieries, as well the isolated features Copper Steeple and Ballynunty Drainage Level.

Handouts and maps covering geology and mining history will be distributed on the day. The trip begins at the Old Schoolhouse at 10.00am on Saturday and at Lickfinn colliery at 10.30am on Sunday. All are welcome. If you would like more details or would like to book your place on this fieldtrip (there is no charge) please text your name to the following numbers:- 087 2591693 / 086 3121950.  

Collection - Thanks to all for your generous response last weekend to our annual collection to defray the costs of producing the newsletter weekly

Choir Practice - This Wed 27th 8.00-9.00pm in the upper room of the Sacristy.

Trócaire Boxes - Are in the Porches. Please take one. Lent - Fast and Self Denial

St Joseph’s N.S. - Any parent wishing to enrol their child in St Joseph’s N.S. Ballingarry for September 2013 please call to the school for Enrolment Form or contact the school by phone on 052/9154533 and we will forward an enrolment form to you. Please have forms returned before Friday, March 22nd.

Mohober N.S. - Mohober N.S. will hold a Table Quiz on Fri, 15th March in Amby’s Bar & Lounge in Ballingarry.  Adults table of 4 €20 & Juveniles table of 4 €10. Please support for evening fun & lots of prizes.

Ballingarry G.A.A. - On the 9th March in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry’s G.A.A. field, Tipperary and Kilkenny minor hurlers will play a challenge game at 3pm, a date to put in your diary. As you all know our own William Maher is again in charge of the Tipp Minors for 2013 with the intention of winning back-to-back All-Ireland titles.

Ballingarry Tidy Towns - Will hold a meeting this Thursday night, 28th February, in Jimmy’s Bar at 9 o’clock. This meeting is in relation to implementing our 2013 plan for the competition. If you can help out in any way please come along. New members more than welcome.

We would like to remind all Community Members that Litter is becoming very evident on all our approach and secondary roads to

Ballingarry. If you would like to help collect litter in your area, Tidy Towns can provide you with Litter Pickers, Disposable Gloves and Plastic Bags. We can also arrange for any Litter you collect to be picked up from you. Your support would be appreciated. For further information contact Imelda @ 087 2444819

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fund - Draw will take place on 9th March. Tickets €20 each can be had from Eleanor Fennelly, Tel: (052) 9154119.

Urlingford Library - Has new opening hours: Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Open Tuesday 10-1, 2-8. Thursday 10-1, 2-5. Saturday 10-1.30. Top New Year’s Resolution; Read More Books. You know where we are!!

Credit Union - Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. New Members welcome.

Community Alert - Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda 052 – 9154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times.

St. Josephs Graveyard queries - Freephone 1800 20 26 27.

Newsletter - Please email all items for the newsletter to: ballingarrynewsletter@gmail.com