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___________March Coill Dubh News___________

Sincere condolences are sent to the families and friends of Tommy Ward, Corduff and Mary O' Sullivan, Blackwood, who died recently. R.I.P. Birthday Wishes go to: Stephen Kinsella on the occasion of his 80th birthday,and to Peter Gordon on his 60th birthday. Get Well wishes go to Mrs. Curtis, Paddy Scanlon and Paddy Sullivan. Birthday wishes also go to Barry Cluskey who celebrated his 60th birthday in Woodlans Golf club on the 26th Jan . A great night was had by all. Congratulations : To Michelle Dunne and her partner on the birth of their twin boys; To Tadgh and Ann butler on the birth of their twin girls; To rosemary and Pakie O'Brien on the birth of their new son.


The Society was formed in 1993 and is one of the largest and most progressive in County Kildare. During those years the Society has held more than 50 talks and lectures on various topics of historical interest in this general area. Over the years we have had many outings to places of historical interest all over Ireland. In addition the Timahoe Graveyard has been changed from being derelict to its present well kept state. A plaque has been erected to commemorate 1798. Also the Quaker Burial ground has been cleaned up and a new boundary wall in stone has been built. Contact has been established with the descendants of the Timahoe Quaker Community in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Many more talks and projects are planned in order to preserve the history of the area. We plan more publications in the future and have a full programme of events and outings already published for this year. Our talks are always given on the 1St. Wednesday of the month in Kellys Lounge. You are invited to join the Society and hopefully benefit from what we are doing. The Annual subscription at present is 5 Euro. Please contact Owen Denneny,(863 521) Eileen Fitzharris, (869288) John Larkin (860837) Andy Flaherty (863534)or any member of the Society.


At the recent A.G.M. held in Kelly's the following officers were elected for the coming year:

President Tommy Murphy
Chairman Owen Denneny
Vice Chairman Fergal Mc Keown
Secretary Eileen Fitzharris
Treasurers Andy Flaherty and Kathleen Doherty
P.R.O. John Larkin

There was a good attendance and a very successful meeting at which the programme for the year was discussed. The Society is anxious to recruit new members for the coming year and those interested can contact any of the committee. The Annual Sub is 5 Euro.
On the 6th. March Ted Creaven gives a talk on Archaeological Finds in the area and on April 3rd Michael McKee delivers his talk on Carbury. Both are in Kelly's Lounge.

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