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August 02, 2006

Monasterevin Bypass

Is there something missing on the stretch of bypass between Monasterevin and Portlaoise. What has every new bypass got that we don't, a sculpture ? Anyone any idea what would make a good sculpture for this stretch of bypass ?

Yew Tree Cemetery Prayers

Prayers will be held in the Yew Tree Cemetery on Thursday 3 August at 8pm.

Country Life

Glanbia Monasterevin had a very successful launch of the new 'Country life store' on thursday 28 July .
The store was officially opened by county footballers, Derek Mc Cormack of Kildare and Joe Higgins of Laois.
The store was blessed by Fr. Denis O Sullivan and Rev. Leslie Stephenson. It was attended by Glanbia Chairman and committee members.
A barbeque was offered to patrons and a free raffle took place. Great credit to manager Jim Clifford and his staff. The new store has something for everyone in Monasterevin.

Local Developments

Fionnuala Dukes M.C.C sends informs us of some developments for the local area from the minutes of the Kildare Area Meeting of 7 June.
Motion from Cllr. Dukes; "that Kildare County Council take the necessary steps to arrange for the erection of a bus shelter in Monasterevin and that as Bus Eireann says they do not provide bus shelters as the necessary finance is not available, that Kildare County Council liaise with Adshel who have in the past erected bus shelters."
The members were informed that this matter had been brought to the attention of Adshel by the area engineer as requested by the committee. The matter itself is a commercial matter as Bus Eireann do not provide bus shelters. The Roads Department outlined another possibility which would be to apply for DTO (Dublin Transportation Office) funding for the provision of a series of bus shelters on that route. Resolved, that the Roads Department apply for DTO funding.
Another motion from Cllr. Dukes was that Kildare County Council take action, if necessary under the Derelict Sites Act, or any other appropriate act, to improve the appearance of the CYMS Hall in Monasterevin. The committee was informed that the building was inspected by the Senior Executive Engineer to see if it could be dealt with under the Derelict Aites Act. It was reported that the building itself was not in a ruinious or dangerous condition nor was it littered. The windows were boarded securely but some of the facade nameplate was missing some letters. It seems that the duty of care is currently with the Bishop of the Diocese of Kildare.
Resolved, that Kildare County County write to the Bishop of the Diocese of Kildare to try and get more information on who is actually responsible for the upkeep of the building.

Monasterevin Soccer Club

The 25th AGM of Monasterevin AFC Soccer Club takes place this Sunday 9 July at 2.30pm at the Day Care Centre. A big turnout is expected in this, the Clubs Anniversary Year. All welcome, especially former members who might like to get involved again either as players, mentors, committee, fundraising or any other area of Club activity.
The Club has grown in recent years, with the introduction of Schoolboys teams and presently has five teams, Senior A, Senior B, U16, U14 and U12. Success at Senior level is dependent on a thriving underage system, in order to continue to challenge at the highest level in the Kildare League the Club has ambitions to increase further the number of Schoolboys teams.
If you would like to become part of the future developement of Soccer in Monasterevin, take an hour out this Sunday.

Local Lottos

PARISH Lotto: Numbers drawn on 27 June were 05, 13, 17, 24. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 J.Freeman, C.Doolan, Mrs. McInerney,C.Noons,S.Keogh. Jackpot now €2,600.

Ballykelly G.F.C. & Communty Council Development Lotto Draw. Numbers drawn on 26 June were 03,11,17,21. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20. Lucky Dip, G.Arnott, J.Dunne, J.Kelly G.Muldowney. Jackpot now €7,400.

St. Pauls Secondary School

Sean OFearghail TD has been informed by the Minister for Education and Science that Officials in the Planning and Building Unit of the Department are actively pursuing the acquisition of the site for St.Pauls Secondary School Monasterevin which has been identified for the school.