The Mobile Library will be outside
Staplestown National School on Thursday 10th September from 11.45 - 12.30.
A group of 9 children ranging in ages
from 8 - 6 years stayed with host families in our community for three and a half weeks
this summer. Through the good-will and generosity of a large number of people, these
children visited the Zoo, Baldonell Aerodrome, had a fantastic trip on the barge in
Robertstown, went to Woodlands for Pitch & Putt, where they were then presented with
soft toys and minerals. They also went horse riding to Kill on two occasions and
were entertained for a day at Tiermohan Summer Camp. Lots of other activities were
also organised including a great day at Mondello. St. Kevin's Staplestown deserve a
special mention for allowing us to use the hall on numerous occasions for meetings, coffee
mornings etc. not least sponsoring the bouncing castle at the bar-b-que. Thank you
also to anyone we may have omitted to mention.
Clane / Chernobyl Thanks
The Clane / Chernobyl Link Group which
organised the children's visit, would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped to make
this visit such a success, from those who made financial donations, to those who donated
crisps, minerals etc. To superquinn, Naas for supplying burgers and sausages for the
farewell bar-b-que. Thanks also to those who offered to host a child, but due to
changing circumstances, on the part of both families or child could not do so in the end.
Maybe next year!!! Finally, although it was hard work, it was an experience
which the families involved, would not have missed and Monday morning the 10th August saw
a lot of tears shed at Shannon Airport as the children were departing for home.
Sincere thanks to everyone concerned.
Choirs, junior and senior resume activities
this month in Staplestown Church every Thursday night at 7.00pm for juniors and 8.30pm for
senior members. New members always welcome.
A Christmas Celebration
Plans are being addressed for a Christmas
Celebration of Music similar to last years event. Details of the date and time will
be available in a later edition of the Newsletter.
Local Sports News
Congrats to Niamh Reilly of Staplestown for
her athletic successes this summer. Niamh came second and earned herself a silver
medal in the All-Ireland under 15's. She also won 2 bronze medals for the high jump
Best of luck to Kieran Young who goes Mosney the first week in September to compete in the
under 16's high jump.
Congrats to Anne(Dowd) and Liam Braken,
Staplestown, on the joyous occasion of the birth of their lovely twins, Ciaran James and
Shuana Catherine. And staying with the Dowd family, the community send best wishes
to Maureen who on the 11th September will say Goodbye to the status of Miss when she
weds Mr Pat Malone in Staplestown Church.
Good Luck to all those who sat exams this summer and who recently received results.
Now that the season of reaping the harvest
is upon us, parents would ask farmers to pass on the messages to their tractors/machinery
drivers to drive with caution, as children and other road users use these roads which are
narrow. Let this harvest pass without any bad accidents.
October is going to be a busy time for the
Staplestown Millennium Choir and Tir na Mona, Staplestown. On Friday 16th October
there will be a Glenn Miller Jazz Swing Band night in Dowling's of Propersous and on
Friday the 23rd October there will be a Giant Auction and Country and Western night in
Downlings also. Tickets for both events will cost £5. More Details to follow
in the next issue of the newsletter.
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