ACTIVE AGE GROUP
After a couple of false
starts, the Timahoe Active Age Group got going in earnest
on Wednesday, 20th December, in Kelly’s Lounge. At 8.30
p.m. the flickering candles cast shadows on the festive
decorations. Christmas crackers graced the tables. The delicious
aroma of Liz Ward’s cooking wafted on the air. A mountain
of spot prizes lay ready to be claimed. The host, Ger Kelly,
anxiously awaited his guests…….and arrive they did. By 9.30
p.m. elbow room was at a premium. The lounge was buzzing,
and the craic began. A beautiful meal, music, dancing and
high spirits combined to make the Timahoe Active Age Group
Christmas Party a tremendous success. Ger Kelly’s generosity
was acknowledged to loud applause. Liz Ward and her colleagues
gave both their time and their talents voluntarily and this
generosity was much appreciated. Thanks also to Suzanne
Kane for her great work on the posters and tickets as well
as all the friends and neighbours who helped on the night
and with the preparations before hand. A fantastic night
was had by all.
The Christmas Party was a hard act to follow but the Active
Age group had another brilliant get-together on January
24th. To the delight of everyone the gentlemen asked the
ladies to trip the light fantastic and the singers also
took to the stage. Everyone got their thinking caps on to
come with a snazzy name for the group. More on that at the
Ger and Karen provided a very warm and friendly atmosphere
and Dinnie Moran and Mick Lawlor provided the music and
the members of group provided the craic.
Timahoe Active Age Group will be meeting on the last Wednesday
of each month, so highlight Wednesday the 28th February
on your calendar. Come along and meet neighbours and friends
for the 3 C’s - Ceol, Caint agus Craic. Admission is free
and there is a raffle on your door ticket. A night not to
be missed. So get thinking on a name for the group and we
will see you all in February.
Three piece cream coloured suite for sale, 5 months old, can
be viewed in Clane. £500 o.n.o. tel 045 861055
The monthly Table Quiz
has recommenced after the Christmas Break and the very successful
January Quiz was run by Aileen Saunders. The February Quiz
on the 24th February will be run by Trish Kelly and Claire
Kelly. The March Quiz will take place on the 30t March and
will be run by Ann Smythe. We have no quizmaster/mistress
yet for the April Quiz. Perhaps you would like to host a
quiz? If you want the chance to put the questions to your
friends why not contact Margaret at 863508.
The Tir na Mona Timahoe
Ladies Group hold their meetings in Kelly’s Lounge, Timahoe,
on the first Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. A number
of talks and classes are planned for the coming months.
An introduction to Yoga takes place on Tues 13th and Tues
20th of February. On Thurs 1st March there will be a Flower
Arranging demonstration. Ladies from surrounding areas are
welcome so come along and make some new friends.
A very successful Poker
Classic was held on Friday 1st December in Kelly’s Lounge.
Many thanks to all those who bought tickets for this event
and came along on the night. The night itself was a great
success and everyone had a great time. Thanks to Tom Flaherty
who was M.C. on the night. Thanks also to all those who
sold tickets and also the people who prepared the refreshments.
A total of £558.10 was raised for the Timahoe Community
Meeting House Fund.
BRIC-A-BRAC & CAKE SALE
A bric-a-brac and cake sale
will be held in Staplestown Church Hall, after 11.15 am
Mass, on Sunday 11th February - the Sunday before Valentine’s
Day. Call in and treat yourself. Proceeds in aid of Timahoe
Community Meeting House fund.
CAR TREASURE HUNT
Timahoe Dev. Council, Tir
na Mona, will be holding a car treasure hunt on Sun 18th
March. Ph Paula for details @ 863503
I AND US
In the November issue,the
support of P.J.Sheridan, Michael Fitzpatrick, John O’neill
(Area Manager)and Kildare County Council were acknowledged.
Their combined efforts succeeded in making the Drehid Road
safer for motorists. Two warning signs, alerting drivers
to the fact that the road is liable to ice, were particularly
revelant during the recent sub-zero temperatures. Despite
the fact that the road remained frozen over, for more than
a week, it is noteworthy that no accidents or collisions
occurred, between the two signs.
The rows of reflective markers along the verges - 22 on
one side and 8 on the other - were as effective as a lighthouse
in the darkness, beaming motorists safely home.
It took many months - corresponding, appealing, organising
and co-ordinating- to acquire the signs and markers. It
was successful, but it has been soured. Almost overnight,
the number of reflective markers drastically reduced. Instead
of 30 ,only 6 remain. Are we living in an age , in an area,
where the safety of a group is sacrificed for the benefit
of of an individual, where the personal needs of an individual
are considered more important tnan the prevention af an
Erecting the markers and signs was a team effort,sabotaged
by indididuals who put themselves first. Is “I” more important
than “US”?. Not if there is justice….”US” comes before “I”
in the word justice and there is no “I” at all in TEAM.
At last! The news you have
all been waiting for. Oliver Donnellan has been awarded
the contract for TDWS (Timahoe-Donadea Water Scheme). It
is expected that he will commence work in the next couple
Philip Baxter, litter warden
for the North Kildare area is contactable at 086 8285577
or through the environment section of Kildare County Council
at 045 873838 to take reports on illegal dumping or littering.
If you prefer details may be phoned or faxed to the Tir
na Mona office at 045 869977 where they will be passed on
to the relevant authorities.
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