News from Ballingarry

Ballingarry Senior Social Club - Will hold their get together in the Old School, The Commons on the 16th May at 2pm. All are welcome to come along for the chat and cup of tea.

Ballingarry Senior Social Club - Will hold their get together in the Old School, The Commons on the 16th May at 2pm. All are welcome to come along for the chat and cup of tea.

Community Alert Text System - Launch on Friday May 17th in Scoil Ruain, Killenaule. This is a very important event and your support will be appreciated. Other parishes in the area will be launching on the same night. There will be refreshments provided and no cover charge. There will also be numerous security stands and information packs available on the night. Currently 270 have signed up in Ballingarry. Please come along to show your support and let others know.

Scrap Metal Saturday Collection - In aid of Ballingarry Tidy Towns on May 18th from 8am-3pm, in Ballingarry GAA centre car park. This is an ideal opportunity to spring clean your farm yard, garden, sheds, house. Anything consisting of metal is accepted. Strictly no TV’S or computers accepted. Please support this very worthy cause.

Here are some ideas to help you get started!!!!!!

Electrical - freezers, fridges, cookers, ovens, toasters, kettles, dryers, washing machines, cast iron baths, ironing boards, clothes horses,

Garden/Garage - lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, ladders, goal posts, swing sets, old metal or iron, garden furniture, bikes, golf clubs, BBQ’s, Gas heaters

Farm Yard - batteries, gates, boilers, radiators, Aluminium windows & doors, tanks, boilers, sheets of galvanise

Any old cars, machinery, engines all accepted.

For more information contact 087 2444819 or visit “Tidy Towns Ballingarry” on Facebook, START SPREADING THE NEWS, COLLECTION 18TH....

Tidy Towns - Would like to remind all businesses, organisations, schools and homes that closing for 2013 competition is May 28th. Unfortunately we do not know when judging will occur nor we do have any control on what they will comment on or name. Please play your part & make an effort. Their main focus is on weeds, grass verges, clean paths, walls, floral displays. We are trying our best and we hope you will help Ballingarry increase its marks from 192. Please let us know if we can assist you with any queries you may have. Thanks

The Local Roads Action Group - Has now submitted their report to the Director of Services (Roads) and Area Engineer, South Tipperary County Council. This report contained submissions from over seventy individuals and covered the worst local secondary, primary and tertiary roads. A total of 23 different roads have been included in this report. The majority are from the Gortnahoe Area Map which covers most of Ballingarry and the Commons. Others areas reported on were from Mullinahone, Drangan & Grange. Common complaints were to do with the lack of maintenance, drainage and ad hoc repairs if any in the past number of years. We have asked the council for feedback and action on this report which they requested from residents over 6 weeks ago. We hope that they will treat it with the same sincerity that we have! Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend a number of meetings and for all the phone calls and emails and remember that this is not the final step by any means. We need to keep the pressure on officials and elected representatives from here on in”

St Joseph’s N.S. Ballingarry - Open Afternoon for New Entrants Friday 17th May from 1-2pm. Parents and children welcome. 

Course Information Morning - We are planning our courses for Autumn 2013.  If you are under 35 and in receipt of a Social Protection payment and are interested in doing a part-time course we would like to invite you to an Open Morning at the Millennium Family Resource Centre, Glengoole, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday 14th May 2013 from 9.30am – 12 noon, with regards to the options available.

The Old School, The Commons - Our school reunion 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 6.00 to 8.00pm;  Bodhrán from 7pm - 8pm ; Banjo from 8.00 to 9.30pm and Accordion from 8pm to 9pm.  Guitar lessons on Friday evenings are from 5pm - 6pm for beginners and 6pm - 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 5-6pm on Friday evenings and Adult Set Dancing time is from 9 - 10pm on Monday nights.  Our annual Céilí will take place on June 29th.

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