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November 25, 2008

Monasterevin Person of the Year

Congratulation to Sr. Angela on being awarded, Monasterevin Person of the Year in the new Lions Club, sponsored  competiition.  Sr. Angela received the award for the very important work she does with her Breakfast Club.

Bord Gais Pipeline

The works going on at present in the town is been undertaken by Bord Gais who are installing a gas pipe-line which will be installed in December and pumped in January 2009. Anyone interested, please contact 086/0430053.

Knitting Club
Tutor Eva Kavanagh holds the knitting club in the Day Care Centre every Friday from 11am to 12.30pm. Cost €5, includes materials. The group are hoping for sponsorship, contact 087-2898048.

Credit Union Poster Competition Results

Age 7 and under 1st Aoife Dunne, Kildangan N.S; 2nd Rebecca McWey, Kildangan N.S.; 3rd Shannon Aylward, Scoil Eimhin Naofa.

Highly Commended; Joseph Prendergast, Kildangan N.S.; Niall Callan, Kildangan N.S.; Sarah OSullivan, Kildangan N.S. Kayleigh Broughall Nurney N.S.

Age 8-10 years; 1st Ciara Worrell, St Johns N.S.; 2nd Lily Kaneda, Lackagh N.S.; 3rd Taylor Brennan, Scoil Eimhin Naofa.

Highly Commended; Scott Moody, St Johns N.S.; Caitlin Mooney, Scoil Eimhin Naofa; Clodagh O’Loughlin, Lackagh N.S.; Evan Foley, St Peter’s N.S.

Age 11-13 years: 1st Sean Colgan, St Paul’s; 2nd Ian Ridgeway, St Paul’s; 3rd Kelsey Bolger, Lackagh N.S. Highly Commended: Shaunna Heavey, Lackagh NS; Jade McCormack, Scoil Eimhin Naofa; Rebecca Mahon, Scoil Eimhin Naofa; Ciara Connolly St Paul’s. 

Age 14-17 years: 1st Wayne Kerry, St Paul’s; 2nd Tomas Kelly, St Paul’s; 3rd Dylan McMahon, St Paul’s. 

Special Category: 1st Jacinta Davis, The Willows, Monasterevin, 2nd Maura Delahunty, Monasterevin, 3rd Audrey Holligan Cowpasture.

Highly Commended

Sandra Moran, Monasterevin, Declan Heavey, St Evin’s Park. Gaye Rowe, Moore Abbey.

Prizes were presented to the winners on Monday 17th November.

Youth Club

Anyone interested in getting involved in setting up a Youth Club for the young people from the area, there will be a second meeting on Tuesday 25th November in the Parish Centre at 7.00pm. For further information please contact Paul 087-7777463.

Help Link South

Provide telephone alarms designed to help the elderly and disabled. This helps people to live an independent life in their own home and eliminate fear, isolation and loneliness.If you are 65 or over and would like your name submitted for a grant, please contact your Local Community Alert Group, Neighbourhood Watch, Residence Association or contact Helplink South 090 6445081.

November 10, 2008

Handel’s Messiah

A reminder of the oratario and the perfect opportunity to put you in the mood for Christmas. Saturday 22nd November at 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Kildangan.Tickets cost €20 including wine reception. Funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of Kildangan Hall.


November 07, 2008

Kildare Person of the Year

Mary Doyle, Monasterevin, was one of the finalists in this year competition, held in the Keadean Hotel, Newbridge, on Saturday 1st November. A large group of family and friends attended the banquet, and all enjoyed a great night. Mary is a most worthy finalist, as she is a wonderful volunteer for so many organisations. She is the driving force behind the Christmas Lights Committee, Whist weekly drive, Apostalic Workers. Monasterevin is proud of Mary and wish her continued good health and happiness. Mary wishes to thank everyone who sent her good wishes and to all who supported her.
Credit Union AGM
Wednesday 12th November at 8pm, the annual general meeting of Monasterevin Credit Union will be held in the Hazel Hotel. All members are encouraged to attend, as this is an occasion when they get the reports on how their Credit Union is performing. Refreshments will be served and those in attendance will be entered for a draw.
Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Anyone interested in filling a shoe box with small gifts for children of the Third World, please contact Nancy Nolan 045-525610 or 087-7720347.

Local Draws and Lotteries
Monasterevin GFC: Weekly draw results n150 Sean Ryan. Seller’s prize B. Ransome, n50 M. Harrison, n50 M. Holligan, n50 E. Spain.

Monasterevin AFC Soccer Club: Lucky 15 winners with 21pts S. Connolly, K. Donoher, N. Dunne.

Parish Lotto: Numbers drawn on 28th October 03, 05, 10, 12. Jackpot not won

Winners of n20 J. Donoher, F. Whelan, L. Mahon, L. McDonald, V. Behan Jackpot now n7,200.

Ballykelly GFC and Community Council Development Lotto Draw:
Numbers drawn 3rd November; No Winner €20 each to Ann Byrne c/o M Foster Rebecce Dempsey c/o M o Rourke Dolly Connelly c/o S Whyte Ann Mockessy c/o G Harrison Betty Whyte c/o S Whyte Next weeks jackpot 11,200

November 03, 2008

Yew Tree Cemetery

Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady’s Chapel on Friday 7th November at 7.30pm for the happy repose of all who are interred in the Yew Tree Cemetery.

Monasterevin Credit Union
Credit Unions have launched a campaign to encourage people to get a loan from their local credit union to fund their Christmas shopping instead of dealing with money lenders. Monasterevin Credit Union have produced a leaflet in cooperation with Kildare Money Advice and Budgeting Service giving hints and advice on how to financially plan for Christmas and indeed for all spending.

If interest charged by the credit union and rates charged by moneylenders e.g. €1,000 borrowed from the credit union and repaid over one year by weekly payments of €20.60 , would cost the member €1050.60, the same €1,000 borrowed from a moneylender and repaid over one year by weekly repayments of €30.00 would cost the member €1,530. The member who chooses the credit union will save €479.40.

At the launch on Thursday 16 October Paddy Lavery, Coordinator of Kildare MABS, said that he hoped that members would find the leaflet useful. Councillor Fionnula Dukes congratulated Monasterevan Credit Union for their commitment to the community and said that the leaflet would sow the seed of responsible money management into the future.

The credit union will distribute the leaflet with the annual report and it is also available in the office.

Finbar Wright Concert
The concert held in St Peter & Pauls Church, Monasterevin on Friday 17th October was an outstanding success. The newly formed Gospel Choir performed on the night and was very highly praised. Over €5,000 was raised for parish funds. Thanks to the committee who organised the event.

St Paul’s Secondary School
The parents council are seeking volunteers to bag-pack on Saturday 8th November in the new Dunne’s Stores, Kyle Centre, Portlaoise. Volunteers, please contact Helen at 087/1260602 or Mary at 086/3904348.

Knitting Club
Starting on Friday 7th November in the Day Care Centre, Monasterevin. All skills including beginners are welcome. Private tutor cost €5. Class 11am to 12.30pm. Contact Deirdre 087/2898048.

Handel’s Messiah
Saturday 22nd November at 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady of Victories, Kildangan.Tickets cost €20 including wine reception. Funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of Kildangan Hall.
Local Draws and Lotteries

Monasterevin A.F.C Soccer Club:            Lucky 15 winner David Lane.

Monasterevin GFC:                         Results of weekly draw; €150 Tom Byrne, Sellers prize J.Byrne, €50 T.Behan, €50 J.Lawless, €50 J.Robinson.

Parish Lotto:              Numbers drawn on 21st October 01, 12, 21, 23. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 L. Howard, N & D Weldon, C.Dunne, M.Kaye, C.Flaherty
Ballykelly Lotto:        No Winner; Jim Connelly c/o M Kelly Matt Lonergan c/o I Kelly Damien and Deberoh c/o B Coughlan Brigid and Micheal c/o B Coughlan Pauline O Reilly c/o J Behan Next week’s jackpot €11,000