Graveyard Masses - Mass will be celebrated in the Old Church Graveyard on Wednesday, 25th July at 7.30pm and in the Church Graveyard on Friday, 3rd Aug at 7.30.
Well Done - Well done to William Maher, Manager of the Tipp. Minor hurling team, who guided his young charges to a great victory in the Munster Final in Cork on Sunday last. Let’s hope he can guide them to further success and All-Ireland glory on the first Sunday in September. That would be a remarkable achievement because William captained the Tipp. Minors of 1996 to the ultimate success following a replay against Galway all of 16 years ago. Well done to all the team members and backroom staff.
Meeting - Public Meeting in Ballingarry Community Centre on this Wednesday, 18th July at 8 p.m. to gather ideas about the restoration of the derelict corner at the crossroads of the village. What would you like to see there? Come and let us know.
Fun Day - Ballingarry Family Fun Day, Sunday, 22nd July, Bouncy Castles, Tug of War, Face Painting, Barbecue, Skittles, Side Shows etc. Start 12.30.
Tidy Towns - We are still looking for everyone to lend a hand. Please continue to be litter conscious. If it’s your litter, take it home with you. If you create rubbish, please dispose of it properly. We should all take responsibility for a cleaner environment.
Interviews - Open interviews for Level 4 Employment Skills commencing this September will be held in the MFRC on Monday, 23rd July from 2-4pm and Tuesday, 24th July from 12-1pm. Level 4 Tourism & Catering course in September. Contact (052) 9157992.
Old School, The Commons - The Committee of The Old School would like to thank all those who contributed in helping to make the weekend of celebrations so successful. A special word of thanks to our sponsors and those who made donations and bought raffle tickets. We were very grateful to the people of the village and surrounding areas who helped in the running of the ceili, the vintage show and the musical celebration for Roundy Lawlor. As this was such an enjoyable experience, plans are already in place for next year’s festivities. If anyone would like to visit the school and view the photographs and mining artefacts the opening hours are from 9.30am to 1pm (Mon - Fri). Raffle Results, Biddy O’Dwyer, Drangan, Luke McIntyre, Newport, Barry Hayes, Ballingarry, Liam Noonan, Grange, Carmel Troy, Ballinastick, Donal O’Connor, Eddie Teehan, England, David Quinn, Coalbrook, Shane Long’s Jersey, Séamus Brennan, Kilkenny.
Community Games - Well done on their victory in Skittles to Lauren Cleary, Stephen Cleary, Daniel Lyons, A.J Dunne, Aaron Dunne & Laoise Lawlor who represented Ballingarry and Tipperary in the Munster finals of U/12 Community Games in Limerick at the weekend. Darren & Leanne Prout, Lorraine & Aoibhe O’Shea are through to the All-Ireland Track & Fields Finals in Tullamore.
Meeting - Hall Committee Meeting on this Thursday, 19 July in the Hall at 8.30 p.m. All members are asked to attend as an important matter has to be discussed and an equally important decision to be made.
Famine 1848 Walk - This year’s Famine 1848 Walk takes place on Saturday, 28th July at 3 p.m. The Walk will be led by Fr. Derry Quirke, P.P. Ballingarry. The walk commemorates all those who died during the Great Famine and the 1848 Rising which took place in Ballingarry in the middle of the Famine. The Rebel Leaders were transported to Van Diemen’s Land. The Walk will begin at the National Flag monument in The Commons and proceed to the Famine Warhouse. The distance of one and a half miles will be covered at an easy pace and all are welcome to participate in this informal event or to gather at the house. This is the seventh year of this annual event which has become a parish occasion. At the end of the walk, light refreshments will be served in the Tea Room. The Walk takes place hail, rain or shine, on the last Saturday in July, the day of the Rising.
Cúl Camp - Kelloggs Cúl Camp takes place in the G.A.A. Field from the 30th July until the 3rd August from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily. Everyone who takes part will receive a full kit and bag. 1st child E55, second child E45 3rd child E40. You can book online and get a discount with promotional packs of Kelloggs cereals or contact Kathleen Walton on (086) 0893065.
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
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock – Sunday, August 5th, Leaving Community Centre at 7.45 a.m. sharp. Please give names to John O’Connell (087) 2621468, or Kathleen Kelly, (086) 8907883.
Commemoration - This year’s Annual Liam Lynch Commemoration, which has been organised by the Liam Lynch Monument Memorial Committee, will take place on Sunday, 22nd July at the Liam Lynch Monument on the Knockmealdown Mountains. Michael Batt Nugent, Cahir will chair the commemoration with Robert Troy Fianna Fáil TD from Longford-Westmeath delivering this year’s oration. Assemble at 2:30pm and Oration will be delivered at 3pm.
Newsletter deadline - 8 p.m. Wednesday. E-mail all items for July to firstname.lastname@example.org