Development Plan for the Tir na Mona Group is starting to take shape. On Saturday 6th
February, a Workshop was held in the new office at Timahoe. Joan Mooney facilitated the
Workshop, which was very successful and inspiring. Several sub-committees are
undertaking to carry out the writing up of the plan ie. the development of the area using
resources available. There will be further workshops and each area will draw up its
own plan specific to its own needs and resources present.
all the children for their contributions to the newsletter. Also thanks to the Teachers
for their kind co-operation.
St. Patricks Day float
The Tir na
Mona Group are entering a float in the St Patricks Day Parade in Kilcock and
Enfield. The theme of the float is Turf Cutting. For more details and times
check in your local paper. Please come and support us on March 17th.
Saturday 27th March, at 3pm, a Car Treasure Hunt will start. The meeting point is
the Castle in Donadea Forest Park. Entry for a car will be £10. A mobile
phone would be very useful in case one gets lost. For further information please
contact Siobhan at 869263 after 6pm. Please join us in a "fun filled and
adventurous evening". See you at 3pm at the Castle.
Landscaped Islands ?
afoot to landscape the island area at Donadea Cross. Well keep you posted as
Donadea development group
Development Group hold their meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. The next
meeting will be on the Tuesday 6th April at 8.30pm in Connolly's, Ballagh. All
Fr. P.J. Byrne
A very warm
welcome is extended to Fr. P.J. Byrne on his appointment as P.P. of Kilcock and Newtown
Parish. A native of Co. Carlow, he studied for the Priesthood in St. Patrick's College,
Maynooth and has worked in Co. Laois and in London. We, the community, wish you the very
best of luck and extend every blessing on your new position.
The big clean!
27th March, 25 hard-working locals gathered in Donadea Forest Park. Their aim, to clean up
all the litter that was lying around the walks and the walls of the church. They started
at 10am and finished at 4pm. Thanks to all who came that day and congratulations on
a job well done. The forest looks great.
Friends Of The
For many weeks now, negotiations and meetings have been taking place
between the "Friends of Donadea Forest" and Kelt, with the co-operation and
participation of Coillte. These meetings have been amiable and indeed
productive. At present, costing for the upgrading and restoration of walks and
trails are with Coillte for clearance and when this is cleared, the plans and costing can
be submitted to Kelt. It is envisaged that three main walks will be re-furbished to
a standard sufficient to allow easy access to everyone, including disabled persons with or
without wheelchair, the fit and, of course, the elderly. Seating and picnic tables
at various points are also planned, with signage, tree identification and
directions. These walks will vary in length from approx. 1000 mtrs to 5000 mtrs, for
the more ambitious trail blazers! A separate costing has also been submitted for the
restoration and refurbishment of "The Tower House". This could be used for
meetings by various groups in the area. This handsome building also boasts a fine
limestone staircase with heavy ornate iron handrail. The room in question, which is
on the second floor, also has very attractive plaster-work. We look forward to
keeping you informed on further progress and happenings. With thanks to Tir na Mona.
expansion programme at Woodlands Golf Club is continuing at a great rate with the planting
of over a thousand trees on the course since Christmas.
Club and Pitch & Putt Club have combined to establish and run a weekly Lotto, with a
guaranteed Jackpot of £200, which will increase by £50 each week until won. Four
numbers to be selected on each ticket and tickets are priced at £1 each. The first
draw took place on the 2nd March at 10pm.
forget! Woodlands Pitch & Putt Club Captains Mick Mitchell and Esther Ryans
first official outing comes on Sunday 21st March on their Drive In followed by an 18 Hole
Competition. We wish them the best in their year of Captaincy.
Ticket No: 1428. Ger OSullivan, 5 Sarto Pk., Naas.
Ticket No: 945.Mary Donnelly, C/o Two Marys,Oral B Lab.
Ticket No; 115.Denise & Eileen Brophy, 150 Hazelmere, Naas.
Ticket No: 866.Stuart Callery & Orla Keely, 343 Glenview Pk., Tallaght.
Ticket No: 1103.Ger Kelly, Timahoe House, Donadea.
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