Tiermohan Parents Council
Tiermohan parents council invite all parents
from Newtown, Rathcoffey, Timahoe and Tiermohan schools to an information night followed
by a cheese and wine reception in Newtown hall on Wednesday 12th April at
Dr. Vincent Maloney, Child Psychologist is our guest
speaker, who is renowned for his informative and entertaining talks on child related
Tickets available for Scoil Dara Development Draw. Over 60
super prizes to be won
. cars, continental holiday, computer plus training and
numerous cash prizes. Tickets available, contact Liam at 045-869309
Draw takes place April 19th
Congratulations and best wishes to Josh
who recently celebrated a special birthday.
Young at heart
A cheerful greeting, a blazing fire and a
welcome cuppa; all this and more are yours if you come along to our senior citizens social
club in Newtown Hall. We are open every Thursday from 10am until 2pm.
No invitation is necessary and all are
welcome. Our members are gradually increasing. The knitting and crochet needles are busy
preparing items for display at our bring and buy sale to be held on Sunday 7th
May. This will incorporate a tea and coffee day and we hope to be open from 10am until
So mark the calendar and come along to
Newtown for your Sunday afternoon tea, meet friends and have a look around our lovely
This is where we start our appeal to your
good nature. We need people to volunteer to bake cakes and donate them for this worthy
cause. Also any bric-a-brac you can give would be greatly appreciated.
As we are a totally voluntary organization
we depend on peoples generosity to keep us going. We need more voluntary workers so anyone
out there who can spare a few hours on Thursdays please come along.
We now have transport organized so
dont feel you cannot get to the hall, just contact any committee member and we will
arrange transport for you. If we missed you last time we called to your house dont
worry, we will be re-checking on all those we missed over the next week weeks.
Come along and join us at
"young at heart" in Newtown Hall each Thursday, and our Tea and Coffee Day in
Newtown Hall on Sunday 7th May 10am - 6pm. We look forward to seeing you.
A sincere thanks to all who donated items
to our club, they are really appreciated.
For further information contact Brid or Marian at
01-6293055 or 045-869303.
Forest Park Update
The last year has seen great
improvements in and around the six hundred acre estate which is Donadea Forest Park. The
walkways have been resurfaced, with some new walks added. The pathway from the car park
to, and around the lake, has been surfaced so as to be accessible to physically challenged
New signposts are soon to be erected, clearly marking out
the numerous features, and walkways, so that visitors wont get lost!
"Friends of the Forest" a working group of Tir
na Mona, have successfully drawn down matched funding, in cooperation with Coillte Teo.,
from K. E. L. T. (Kildare Leader II company). This funding is being spent on the walks and
Funding has also been drawn down from K. E. L. T. to carry
out a feasibility study on the eight acres of walled gardens, beside the castle, which are
the biggest gardens of their kind in Ireland. This fine feature has huge potential, if
developed properly as an amenity.
"Friends of the Forest" have had two very big
cleanups of the forest in the last year, and as there are no litter bins in the park, we
would stress the need for you to bring home your litter with you.
There are a number of "right of ways" through
the park which lead into the surrounding countryside. The main ones being, from the houses
at the "range", "the blue door" entrances from the Staplestown road,
and the Kilcock avenue at Donadea cross roads. It is extremely important that the public
continue to use these "right of ways", to ensure that they are not closed up.
Tir na Mona have plans to make these "right of
ways" into countryside walks; linking Donadea forest with other places of interest in
the surrounding area.
The "lime tree" avenue which is a half mile
long, is worth a visit at present, as the daffodils which were sown by Clane scouts and
"Friends of the Forest" are now in full bloom. This avenue can be reached from
the Clane to Donadea road beside Leo Reillys joinery or from the forest walks
To finish we would welcome people from Kilcock to get
involved with "Friends of the Forest". You can contact the Tir na Mona office
for information about meetings and events tel.. 045-870210.
Enjoy the forest and care for it.
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