TIMAHOE NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS COUNCIL AGM
Venue: Kellys Lounge at 9.15 p.m. on the 10th February
Following a very successful year for Timahoe National School
Parents Association, the committee raised in excess of £4,000, for which we thank the
generous contributions from parents like yourselves, local businesses and the general
community. The greater portion of this money went towards computers, printer, software and
specialised software supplied to the school. The new parking facility was also part funded
by the committee. We also carried out various successful functions throughout the year
culminating in a very enjoyable childrens Christmas party.
We take this opportunity to thank Mick Carroll, Pat (Bunny) Mangan,
Martin Murray, Declan Heffernan, Tommy Flaherty and Bobby Brogan for the work carried out
at Timahoe NS and also Declan Johnson who supplied the machinery free of charge on the day
and Jimmy Ginty of kcc for supplying the road works signs on the day.
Elections for committee members will take place on the night of our
AGM. We hope to attract new members. We look forward to your attendance.
secretary, Timahoe Parents Assoc.
Congratulations to the team from Timahoe NS who won the Junior section
in the Coill Dubh and District Credit union Quiz on 24th January. The team,
made up of Paul Moran, Aonghus Maher, Natasha Moore and Cian Bell, are through to the next
round of the competition in February. We wish them the best of luck.
Congratulations to Hugh Maher and Stephen Dunne on their recent project
in the Young Scientist Exhibition., The boys did a project entitled "Waste Management
in the Community" which looked at how much household waste could be diverted from
going to landfill by reducing, reusing and recycling. They found that over 63% of the
weekly waste could be diverted form landfill! Their project shows the way we can go when
everyone does their bit. Well done, boys!
Congratulations to Mikey & Yvonne on the birth of their daughter
Jane and to Jane Carlisle & Trevor Harris on the birth of their son.
Dont forget that the Spring Clean-Up
will take place on March 4th - more information regarding the locations
of skips & start times will be published in the Leinster Leader nearer the time.
Please turn out and do your bit to keep your neighbourhood clean.
There are still some copies of the Timahoe Millennium Calendar
available. Contact any member of the committee if you havent got one yet.
Timahoe Community Council are holding a monthly table quiz on the last
Friday of each month in Kellys Bar, Timahoe. The first one was
held on Friday 28th January and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The next one will be on
Friday 25th February at 9 p.m. Everyone welcome, so come along and have some fun
PARKING AT TIMAHOE N.S.
Work is continuing on the provision of parking facilities at Timahoe N.S. and we hope
to have it completed in the near future.
CAR TREASURE HUNT
Timahoe Community Development Council are holding a Car Treasurer Hunt
on Sunday 20th February starting at 2 p.m. at Kellys Pub, Timahoe. Entry
£10 per car. Come along for the craic and a good family day out.
TIMAHOE N.S. CHRISTMAS DRAW RESULTS
1st prize Hamper - Róisín Kilcoyne
2nd prize Hamper - Conor Byrne
3rd prize B. Whiskey -Joanna Ward
4th prize Box of chocolates- Peggy Delaney
5th prize tin of biscuits-Jamie Bowers
Thanks to: the Parents Association,
M.D.Y. Construction, Kellys Bar,
Brady Meats, John Heffernan Fruit + Veg and all who contributed to the prizes.
Unfortunately there have been a number of break ins in the Timahoe area
in recent weeks. If you notice anything suspicious in the area please contact Paddy Maher
of the Timahoe Community Alert Group at 086-2582320.
DERRY GUN CLUB
XMAS DRAW RESULTS
1st prize £50 - Owen Dunne
2nd prize turkey - Ann Langton
3rd prize B. Brandy - Steven Moore
4th prize B. Whiskey - Alivia Cassidy
5th prize L. Lamb - Rebbeca Breretan
6th prize £10 -Noel Aungier
7th prize £10 - Lily Fox
8th prize £10 - Jack Reilly
9th prize Tin Biscuits - Paddy Keegan.
SPONSORS FOR XMAS DRAW WERE:
Gerry Kelly (pub), Tommy Grogan,
M.D.Y. Construction, Noel Behan
Their support was greatly appreciated
DERRY AND DISTRICT GUN CLUB MONTHLY DRAW
Results of draw on Friday 21/01/00
1st prize £50 = Paul Heffernan, c/o N. Fox
2nd prize £10 = Pat Duff, c/o K. Kirk
3rd prize Laura Byrne, c/o A. Byrne
4th prize £10 John Mc Cabe, c/o K. Kirk.
NEXT DRAW WILL BE HELD IN: KELLY PUB TIMAHOE ON FRIDAY 18/02/00.
TIR NA MONA "WREN BOYS" CONCERT 1999
Christy Maxwells phone call confirmed it, the weather seemed OK.
for running the event in Donadea Forest Park . Christy and his son Barry set out to
collect the 40 ft. covered trailer which was to be our stage. Alan Brereton arrived at
12.30 p.m. with his sound system and guitar. James Reid was laying out the cable for our
power supply from St. Peters Church . Pat McLoughlin arrived with his car trailer,
which was to act as the stairways to the stage, by 1.30 we were ready to start the show.
Ciara Tuite and Henry Wright played the first set of tunes, which kicked off the event.
Brian Maher was next to arrive, and soon he had the crowd getting into
the spirit of the event with Alan and Henry accompanying him. Alan, Brian and Henry formed
the nucleus of the group that entertained us for the afternoon, and they really did it in
style, well done lads!
Our " little wren" Kevin Doran arrived and told us all about
the wren . Some unusual looking people started to arrive they must be "Wren
Patricia the "queen" of the "wren boys" plucked a
chicken on stage, she told us that she was single and she was on the lookout for a man as
well as the wren.
Patricia organised the rest of the "wren boys" chanting
"the wran , the wran the king of all birds"---------etc. The crowd was almost
300 people by now, and the weather was holding up well. Dessie Marron came up and sang a
couple of songs he still sounds as good as ever! Thanks Des.
The wren at this time was flying through the forest, and the singing
and storytelling was also in full flight. The crowd was singing along and people were
opening up picnic boxes, and a great afternoons fun was in place.
Something was about to happen when the "Straw Boys" were
spotted, the little wren was still enjoying his solo flight through the forest when the
"wren boys" copped him. Soon the "wren boys" led by Patricia were
giving the little bird chase. He looked in serious trouble as those mean bunches of
"bousies" were catching up on him.
"Hurry up straw boys"! "Straw boys come quickly!"
"Oh! Come quickly" - whew! They arrived in time! . The chant "straw boys
are we" "straw boys are we - Well mind the wren", drowned out "
the wren, the wren!, And the tussle between the "wren boys" and the
"straw boys" was heating up ----the little wren nestled himself very cleverly
amidst the group of "straw boys". He was now safe from the ravages of Patricia
and her savage bunch of hooligans. The "straw boys" won out, and a truce was
called -----The wren was safe for another year.
Something was happening which may have upset the "wren boys"
rhythm. Patricia and Willy , a nasty rich "wren boy", struck up a friendship,
and would you believe it?, Willy proposed to Patricia on the stage. Patricia got her bird,
a fine big rooster in Willy, and Willy got his bird, a fine mature chick in Patricia. ----
So all was not lost for the "wren boys"
The evening was darkening, at 4p.m., when we ended the fun; so we
packed up and left the forest to the wren and the other creatures.
The Kilmurry "straw boys" went to St. Kevins Clubhouse,
and with Henry on guitar a mighty singsong erupted which lasted for three hours. The party
moved on to Roches pub and another great session started up. Howard Byrne gave us a
great rendition of "Paddy is not at work today",
The "wren boys event concluded at 10.30 p.m. As we departed
Roches in good spirits. This was a long enjoyable day.
Special thanks to Alan and Marie Byrne, Theresa and Eileen Noone, Mary
Reid and all who helped to make the straw suits. Thanks to Christy Maxwell for the
trailer. Thanks to James Reid and St. Peters for the cable and power. Thanks to Alan
Brereton for the sound and music. Thanks to Brian Maher and Henry Wright who also
entertained us. Thanks to Ciara Tuite, Joe Harris, Des. Marron, Pauline Finnegan, Patsy
Prendergast, Morna Hosey, Janet Colgan, the people who joined in and dressed up as
"wren boys". Thanks to Coillte for use of the Park. Thanks to Bernadette Crean
and a special thanks to Kevin Doran our wren, also thanks to Pat McLoughlin and Josh Rose.
Thanks to the public for your support ,over £600 was raised , which
will go to Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children , and International Orphan
Aid.----See you next year!.
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