| Parenting Course
Details are being finalised
for the Parenting Course, commencing mid-April, being
held on Thursday nights, in Kelly's Kitchen, from 8.00
-10.00 p.m. This is a structured course, with a handbook,
aimed at helping parents to guide their children through
this difficult stage of their development. Places are
limited to 12. Some places still remain. For further details
or to book your place, ring Margaret Kane (863508)
Spirits were high leaving Kelly's at 1.00
p.m., on St. Patrick's Day.
The cold and drizzle didn't dampen the good humour of Timahoe
Active Age Group, as they boarded the bus for Newbridge,
to view the parade.
We acquired a prime viewing spot, right opposite the Stand
and enjoyed the floats, until the rain finally drove us
indoors. Suffice it to say that we had recovered from the
drenching by the time we arrived…. starving… at "The Town
House". We had a hard job holding Paddy Downey back from
the disco music , while we were waiting for the meal…..and
it was worth waiting for…… piping hot and tasty. We arrived
back in Kelly's( a bit later than we had planned), to music
and a warm welcome home . The shamrock was well and truly
drowned then, in between the dancing and singing , although
some of our more philosophical members (Fintan & Larry)
had deep, meaningful discussions on history, traditions
and life in general! It was a wonderful day! We missed Joe
Ward, who was unwell. Hope you are feeling better Joe !
Congratulations to the Active Age Committee for organising
the event. The next Get-Together will be on Wednesday 24th
10 enthusiastic people braved
the elements on Saturday, 9th. March, to make inroads
on the litter in our area. The air was crisp. The fields
were white with snow. The spring sun made a weak effort
to shine, and, at 11.00 a.m., the action began. Ditches,
margins, hedges and roadsides were covered on foot, and
although one large skip was filled to capacity, it was
only the tip of the litter iceberg. Drehid and Mucklon
had previously been pinpointed as being the high dumping
grounds. Great praise is due to John Molloy and Gerry
Woods who did trojan work tackling the mountains of rubbish
on the Drehid Road. Climbing down into ditches, they pulled
and hauled black refuse sacks, household goods, bottles,
bags and beer cans, ferrying load after load back to the
skip. When backs were breaking and legs refusing to do
step-aerobics in the ditches any more, we retired to Kelly's,
at Ger's invitation,for refreshments. Never did a cup
of tea taste so good and the hot soup and rolls were like
manna from Heaven.
We greatly appreciate the work of all who participated.
On a more depressing note, it was ironic that on the very
day that the Clean-up was carried out, the Community Noticeboard,
beside the school, was vandalised. It makes you stop,
think ….. and wonder at the differences between people's
regard for the place they live in… our community.
Table Quiz The tradition of the monthly Friday
Quiz was broken, on 29th March, when "Walker's Inc." presented
their questions. As the last Friday was Good Friday, the Quiz
was held the night before, on Thursday.
Serious efforts to get the Quiz started on time met with a
measure of success. Question 1, Round 1 was asked at 10.00
pm and it proceeded with military precision to the final question.
"Sixty Seconds" seemed to be the password!
Sixty seconds to answer the Question!
Sixty Seconds to hand up the sheets!
Sixty seconds between rounds!
If Larry Gogan ever retires, Paula McEvoy will be installed
in his place as the undoubted "Sixty Second Quiz Queen". Mary
Fallon calmed the pace a little when she was presenting. At
one point there was a lull of 65 seconds !
It was a brilliant quiz. The questions were very varied and
the scoring was consistently high, with everyone in with a
winning chance. The feel-good factor was … 60!
Sincere congratulations to the winners, who, being so shy,
almost remained anonymous on the night, avoiding the glare
of publicity, by skipping the presentation of prizes. But
everyone deserves their 15 seconds of fame, so , Bunny, Joan
and Margaret, congratulations on overcoming stiff competition
and winning the quiz, even if it was only by a point !
It was suggested at a recent meeting , that an "Early Bird
"system be introduced at the monthly quiz. People arriving
on time would be given bonus points and a head start on the
latecomers ! This suggestion is being considered !
Timahoe Community Council
would like to wish Ger and Breda Casy and family the very
best of luck in the shop. We would encourage all the community
to support local ventures such as this which enrich our
community by providing much needed local services.
Dont forget that it
is up to all of us to look out for the more vulnerable in
our neighbourhood. If you see something suspicious phone
your local community alert contact or Paddy Maher at 086
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