Ballingarry

Senior Social Club - Next meeting is Thursday, 17th May at 2.30 p.m. in Ballingarry Community Centre. All are welcome to come along to join in afternoon tea and bingo.

Senior Social Club - Next meeting is Thursday, 17th May at 2.30 p.m. in Ballingarry Community Centre. All are welcome to come along to join in afternoon tea and bingo.

Friends of Ballingarry GAA 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.

Wedding Bells - Congrats to Mary Brennan, Foyle, on her marriage to Gary Sweeney, Loughmore, on Friday last, 4th May at the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry. The Celebrant was Fr. Derry Quirke. Bridesmaids: Lorraine Sweeney; Best Man: Jody Sweeney; Groomsman: Evan Sweeney; Page Boy: Cormac Boylan; Flower Girl: Aoife O’Donnell; Readers: Annette O’Donnell and Tommy Sweeney; Prayers of the Faithful: Timmy Gleeson, John Phelan, Mary McGarvey, Ciara Kelly, Thomas Power, Ray Greed. Offertory Procession: Kathleen Gleeson and Joan Sweeney; Communion Reflection: Maria McFadden; Music: The O’Connell Sisters. The Reception was held in the Ormond Hotel, Kilkenny and a great time was had by all.

Prayer Meeting - Prayer Meeting at the Presentation Sisters, The Commons, on Tuesday, May 8th from 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.

The Old School, The Commons - The Old School are delighted to announce their official opening on Saturday, June 30th. We are planning a weekend of celebrations which includes a Vintage Car & Tractor run on Sunday, July 1st followed by an evening of music to honour our great Bodhran Player, Roundy Lawlor. Further details in the coming weeks.

Ballingarry Tidy Town’s - 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 and being commented on. Once again a sincere thank you to each and everyone who helped in any way to make our Tractor / Vintage Car Run the major success that it was. At the end of May we are hoping to organise a General Parish-wide weekend Clean-up where the residents of each road will be expected to play their part. More on that next week.

Ballingarry G.A.A. – Anyone wishing to order tickets for the Tipp v Limerick game in Thurles on Sunday, May 27th, please contact Club Secretary before May 19th at (087) 2104539.

Vigil - 3 Hour Vigil in honour of Our Lady of Fatima will be held in the Pallottine Chapel, Thurles on Monday, May 14th from 7.30 – 10.30 p.m.

Thanks - Slieveardagh N.S. would like to thank all who contributed generously to our recent Church Gate Collection. Amount raised 571 euro. Also a big thank you to all who supported and helped at our Easter Cake Sale and Jumble Sale, it was a great success. Thanks to all sponsors of Easter Eggs towards our Raffle. Congratulation to all the prize winners.

Fitness Classes - Express 4 wk course starting Tuesday, May 8th in Mullinahone Community Centre from 7 – 8 p.m. Cost 30 euro. Please txt Esther at (086) 8960369 to confirm your place.

Tenders - Ballingarry Community Centre is inviting tenders for work to the Community Centre regarding; (a) Spray Foam Insulation and Roof leak repair. (b) Alterations to Heating System. All written quotes to be sent to Anna Gleeson, Secretary, Ballingarry Community Centre, or phone John McNamara at (052) 9154669 for viewing purposes. All who tender must be registered and have appropriate insurance.

Enrolments - The Commons Community Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2012 catering for children aged 2yrs 6mths to 5 years ECCE, CETS and reduced rates for families receiving social welfare payments. For details contact Alice Teehan (052) 9154900. Our annual church gate collection takes place on this Sat 12th & Sun 13th of May.

Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser - On Sunday last, May 6th there was a stop off at the G.A.A. field for The 3 Ballingarry motor bike run in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. A large crowd turned up to support the event and to view the many bikes on show. There was a great response from the locals to the fundraising which took place in the carpark.

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.

Brightsparks Childcare Services - We are now enrolling for Sept 2012. Catering for children from 6 months – 5 yrs. ECCE & CETS places available. For details Contact Sally at [052] 9154896 Ext 2.

Mini Bus - Mini-Bus to Clonmel now twice weekly every Tuesday & Friday morning starts in The Commons and travels via Ballingarry, Mullinahone, Drangan, Cloneen & Killusty. 10 euro Return. Contact (087) 2188255.

Newsletter deadline - 8pm Wed: E-mail all items for May: patricia.butler21@gmail.com