A Public Meeting was held in Kelly’s Lounge on 17th May, to
discuss the proposed Drehid Dump. The aims of this meeting
To clarify the exact location
To identify the refuse catchment area
To estimate environmental damage
To highlight health risks
To establish the impact on our community
The Goal was to enable our community to make an informed
decision on the proposed site. This report of the meeting,
as summarised by Margaret Kane, was published in the “Leinster
Leader”. It raised the question “WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF DREHID
BOG??” Perhaps an even more important question is “CAN WE
PROTECT THE FUTURE OF DREHID, AS A BOG?”
“PUBLIC MEETING: Almost one hundred people
attended a public meeting in Kelly’s lounge, Timahoe on
Thursday 17th May. The agenda had a single focus - the proposed
landfill site in Drehid. The most recent information on
the proposal, as furnished by Kildare County Council, was
heatedly discussed. That so many high profile people attended
was an indication of the concern this issue has evoked in
this rural, tranquil community.
Bernard Durkan, M. Fitzpatrick, S. Power, P. J. Sheridan,
T. McEvoy and J. Reilly contributed their views. Special
interest groups, Wild Ireland, Duchas, Kildare Failte, North
West Kildare gave their perspective. Outraged environmentalists
outlined the irreparable damage a dump would cause.
Action to procure an effective Waste Management Plan was
urged. Feelings among the members of the Drehid/Timahoe
community ranged from confusion as to the exact location
of the proposed dump and anger at being literally “dumped”
upon. P. J. Gorey spoke eloquently of the bog as a “living
museum” - our past, present and future which begged the
“What is the future of Drehid Bog?.” An Action Group was formed
to ascertain just that. Members are Larry Martin, Martin Murray,
Gerry Woods, Sheila Carter, Walter McKeon, Jane Mangan, Luke
Dunne, John Dunne, Shirley Higgins, Paddy McNally, Adam Hanbridge
and Brendan Weld. This Group will strive to ensure that Drehid
Bog will remain a legacy that generations will be proud to inhert.”
Three Planning Meetings have already been held to arrange
Field Day 2001. Thanks to the support and co-operation of
Fr. Ramsbottom and Mr. Lynch, our fourth Annual Field Day
will be held in the grounds of Timahoe NS. A crucial meeting
for stall / event organisers will be held on Thursday, 14th
June , to tie up loose ends and firm up details. We urge
all organisers and anyone who would like to help us on the
day - as a steward ( co-ordinator ) stall holder - to come
along to Kelly’s on 14th June, @ 8.00 p.m. We NEED your
help, to make our Field Day a success.
Mary Fallon added a new qualification to her C.V. on Friday,
25th May. She took her courage in both hands and donned
her quizmistress’s hat …. Not an easy task for someone as
gentle and soft spoken as Mary, considering our Table Quizzes
can sometimes …… well, most times….. be quite controversial,
but Mary, ably assisted by Frank, steered it smoothly through.
Well done, Mary and Frank!!! And many thanks to all who
supported the Community House Building Fund by taking part
in the quiz and donating prizes for the raffle.
As well as being a fund raising event, the monthly table
quiz has proved to be a great social night for all who attend.
There is always a friendly atmosphere with good humoured
banter between the players. The quiz night on 25th of May
was living proof of a community coming together to enjoy
themselves, with participants from all corners of the parish.
The June quiz will be co-hosted by Dessie and Tom. The burning
question is ….. who will accept the hot seat, for the July
Give it a shot…. It will look great on your C.V.!!!
TIMAHOE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
(a member of Tir na Mona)
ANNUAL FIELD DAY 08 - JULY - 2001
Your support and generosity helped to make our Field Day
a very successful and enjoyable event last year. The bottle
Stall, the Book Stall and the Bric-a-Brac were firm favourites.
Can we call on you to help us again this year?
BOTTLE STALL: ANyTHING in a BOTTLE, CAN or JAR will be welcome.
The following list of suggestions may be helpful.
Minerals Wine Dog Food Shampoo Biscuits Salad Dressings
Tuna Cat Food Conditioner Honey Shaving Foam Mousse Jam
Spray Polish Peas Air Freshener Perfume Spirits Sauces Coffee
Bubble Bath Hair Spray Beans Beer Lager Shoe Polish Hair
Gel Sweets Tinned Fruit Corn
Do you have any books to donate to our Book Stall? All types
of books are welcome……… Children’s books, novels, magazines
All kinds of everything required for this stall……………Unwanted
presents, ornaments, delph, toys, household goods…………..
A member of our committee will call weekend:
15th - 17th June weekend:
22nd - 24th June
Donations to any of the above Stall can be collected by
contacting the Stall organiser.
BOTTLE STALL: Margaret Kane…….8633508 BOOK
STALL : Aileen Saunders……863517
BRIC-A-BRAC : Margaret Kane……..863508
TIMAHOE ACTIVE AGE GROUP
The Timahoe Active Age Group will hold it’s Get Together,
as usual, on the last Wednesday of the month, June 27th.
Ideas for our Summer Outing will be the main topic of conversation.
A very warm welcome awaits you, in Kelly’s, @ 9.00p.m.,
on Wednesday, 27th June.
At 2.55 p.m., on Sunday, 20th May, cars began to converge
on Kelly’s Lounge. @ 3.00p.m. they were under starter’s
orders. @ 3.01p.m., the first of 18 cars left on the Treasures
Trail, to follow Paula’s 58 clues. All arrived back safely
and of course, sparkling conversation and some controversy
ensued, adding to the overall enjoyment of the day. It was
a tremendous success. Many thanks to Paula and our sponsors
- Coill Dubh + District Credit Union, M.K. Maintenance and
Ger Kelly and everyone who turned up on the day and supported
us. The proceeds of the Treasure Trail will purchase two
Community Notice Boards. Austin Brady has given us permission
to erect one, in viewing distance of parents dropping and
collecting children, to and from school. A site for the
second is being researched. These boards are for community
use (groups and individuals) to cover lost and found, buy
and sell, upcoming events etc.
A meeting was held at Timahoe N.S. on Wednesday 16th May
to discuss funding to supply and install a prefab at the
school for this September to facilitate our new teacher.
In the long term funds need to be raised for a permanent
classroom and refurbishment to the school. A committee was
formed and there were many ideas of ways to raise funds
the first being sponsorship of some parents taking part
in the ladies Mini Marathon on June 4th.Many thanks to those
who attended the meeting. The next meeting will be held
at 8pm on Wednesday June 6th . Please attend we need your
support. Timahoe N.S. fundraising committee
The pupils, teachers and parents of the school thank Timahoe
Community Development Council for sponsoring a table quiz
in the school recently. Nine tables took part. 1st Francis
Kilcoyne, Theresa Barron, Aishling Carroll, Sandra Byrne,
Tommy Flaherty. 2nd Karen Brosnan, Grainne Carrol, Leanne
Dwyer, Craig Casey, Rachel Smith. 3rd Orla Kelly, James
Tracey, Sabrina Cox, Sean Mangan, Bridget Dunne, Cassandra
Thanks especially to Margaret Kane for organising the quiz
and purchasing prizes. Congratulations to the U. 11 team
who came 1st in the Coill Dubh and District Credit Union
Quiz. Th team consisted of Emma Kelly, Karl Bourke, Sabrina
Cox and David Higgins.
They went on to represent the district at Chapter level.
They did not win but achieved a very high score competing
against much larger schools. At the local District Level
Quiz the U. 13 team came 4th place. Francis Kilcoyne, Emma
Owens, Natasha Moore and Cian Bell. Well done to all the
Good Luck to Patricia Kelly, Paula McEvoy, Alma Kenny and
Frances Brogan who are doing the Mini Marathon in June in
aid of the new classroom for Timahoe N.S. in September.
We hope they all do well. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Well done to Bridget on passing her driving test recently,
there‘ll be no stopping her now!
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