Anne Smith and Mary Murphy
would like to thank everyone who supported their recent
table quiz fund raiser. The total amount raised was £305
and this enables them to bring a lady from Chernobyl to
Ireland for urgent eye treatment in June. This lady is a
mother of two of the children who come to this area each
year. This year there is a total (at the moment ) of 14
children from Belarus coming here in June.
After last years fund raising
it was agreed that all excess funds be forwarded to the
charity “To Russia with Love”. Therefore a cheque for £2,000
was sent last July. On receipt of this cheque a letter of
acknowledgement was sent - a copy of which is set out below.
This organisation, with the help of Irish doctors and carers,
help almost 200 orphaned children .
Letter from “To Russia with Love”
I acknowledge with gratitude your kind donation
of £2,000for the charity. You have worked extremely hard
in fund - raising for us and I wish to thank, through you,
your friends and neighbours in Kilmurray.
In the last year life in the orphanage in
Khotylyovo has changed dramatically for the better, and
this would not have been achieved without the help that
you and others like you have given us.
Thank you ,Mary, for your friendship and
MOCHUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1993, St. Mochua Historical Society
has had a very busy time since then. Each year has seen
many tours and outings, many talks and lectures and many
very successful social functions. In 2001 we hope to see
the publication of a book of local interest and also the
completion of a video high-lighting the historical and beauty
spots of the area. The society wishes to thank Kildare County
Council for their continuing grants towards the upkeep of
the local cemeteries. All the society’s activities are open
to both members and non-members.
Events during the coming months are:
June 6nd Trip to Ballindoolin House - 6.30
July 4th Outing to Larch Hill, Kilcock -
Aug 5th Outing to Guinness Hop Store & Kilmainham
Gaol - 9.30 a.m.
Sept 5th Meeting & Exhibition of photos, post
cards, memorabilia and unusual artifacts, Kelly’s Lounge
- 8.30 p.m.
Contact members are:
Eileen Fitzharris @ 045 869288
John Larkin @ 045 860837
A. Flaherty @ 045 863534
Owen Denneny @ 087 2328936
AT BALLYNAFAGH BOG
The Irish Peatland Conservation Council are
holding an earthwalk and picnic at Ballynafagh bog on Sunday
27th May at 12 noon. Young and old all welcome but please
book with IPCC at tel 01-8722397. For details on how to
get to the bog phone Morna at the Tir na Mona office, tel
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