Congratulations to Jane Hehir and Kevin Daly, Donode on their recent marriage; the couple’s reception was held in the scenic Ferry Carrig Hotel just outside Wexford Town and I’m told the Ballymore contingent, as always, had a ball – even Mammy Daly who hobbled her way around after damaging her ankle on the golf course….
Congratulations to our new(ish) neighbours Rachel and David Edwards, whowere married on 16th June. Best wishes for a long and happy lifetogether from all your neighbours in Bishopsland!
Many congratulations to Fiona Daly from Bishopland and Edward Flynn from Donard.
A nice picture of one of the most personable Punchestown Queens and her new hubby for the next issue please.
Our picture shows Anne Marie Murray and Ross Mullally who were married on the 2nd June 2007.
Best wishes to Emma Nevin, daughter of Sheila and Tom Nevin whose wedding to Andrew Douglas will take place on August 11th and promises to be as lively as the hen party to which many of the Perfecto Ladies travelled and, as is their duty, had a ball….
Welcome to baby Erin, beautiful little daughter born to Karen Cremins and Kevin Daly of Whiteleas.
The Good Samaritan
And staying with the Dalys, a special thank you from one of the family to Patrick Doyle of the Seasons; Patrick recently came to the rescue of a busy mother who experienced a puncture en route to school, stopped and helped change the tyre, despite the weather being atrocious. This mammy and the children in the back wish to extend a hearty ‘thank you’ to Patrick for his kindness and chivalry. (Although I suspect the youngsters mightn’t have minded missing school…)
GET WELL WISHES from family and friends to Cathy Mahon of St Brigid’s Park who has been in hospital recently.
Alzheimer’s Tea Morning Many thanks to all who helped make the tea morning such a success. A total of €750 was sent to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland – our special thanks to Fogarty’s, Billy Hillis, Costcutters, Mace and to Mary Hayden who was such a help on the morning.
Early Years Baby and Toddler Group
The venue for the Early Years Baby and Toddler Group will be changed for the months of July and August. For the first Tuesday in August the group will go to 'Fun Factory' play centre in the M1 business park at 10am. For the location of all other weekly sessions during these two months, please call Fiona Breslin on 087-9956085. The group will go to 'Activity Alley' play centre in Blessington for the first Tues in Sept and thereafter will resume meeting in the resource centre at 10 am. Have a great summer!
Condolences to Paddy Higgins and family on the death of his wife Frances Higgins, Newbridge who passed away recently; the Higgins family ran the Arch Bar on Main Street, Newbridge for over 40 years and it was a favourite haunt for GAA enthusiasts and the local population. Frances, nee Murphy, was always delighted to meet Ballymore folk and catch up with local news – a lovely warm person who will be sadly missed by her husband, Paddy, sons Michael (who lives in Coughlanstown), Pat, John and David; sisters Rita, Maureen, Kitty and Teresa; brothers Michael, Johnny and Joe, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and extended members of the family including sister-in-law, Mary Hayden. May she rest in peace, amen.
We extend our sympathy also to the family of the late Tommy Nolan, the most sociable of men, easy going, never one to cause offence. Stud groom at Ragusa during the Mullions golden years, Tommy was very well respected within the horse-breeding industry and the local community and this was reflected in the huge turnout at his funeral. We offer our sympathy to Martina and John and the extended members of the family, may he rest in peace, amen. (See Tim’s full tribute with this edition)
DELIGHTED TO SEE SUCH AN ARTICULATE RESPONSE FROM THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL YOUTHS IN THE JUNE ISSUE RE: ARTICLE ON PAGE 3 IN THE PUNCHESTOWN ISSUE
IT IS GREAT TO SEE FRESH TALENT COMING THROUGH .
AS ROSE REPLIED TO THE LETTERWRITER DRINKING UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS ILLEGAL , IN AN IDEAL WORLD THIS WOULD BE THE CASE . I WOULD ALSO SUGGEST THAT IF THIS WAS ENFORCED THAT HALF THE READERS AND CONTRIBUTORS TO THE BUGLE MYSELF INCLUDED NO DOUBT WOULD FIND THEMSELVES ON A LOCAL MINIBUS HEADING TO THE COURTS FOR A DAY OUT !! SPECIAL RATE FOR DRINKERS OF COURSE !!
IT,S QUITE IRONIC THAT AT 17YRS 364 DAYS YOUR NOT LEGAL BUT HEY!! THE VERY NEXT DAY YOU CAN TAKE ALL THAT BIRTHDAY CASH INTO A LOVELY WARM HOSTELRY AND GET HAMMERED LEGALLY !!
AS WITH ALL ORGANISATIONS GETTING HELP IS A HUGE PROBLEM AS THE ALL ENGROSSING PRESSURES OF MODERN DAY LIFE ENGULF US .I WOULD PROPOSE THAT EVERY STREET , ESTATE , ROAD , IN BALLYMORE BE CANVASSED WELL IN ADVANCE OF RACE WEEK IN AN EFFORT TO GET ONE REP FROM EVERY AREA,WHO CAN THEN LIAISE WITH THE LOCAL RESPONSIBLE YOUTH OF BALLYMORE . IF THEY WANT IT THEY WILL COME. I FOR ONE WILL THROW MY HAT IN (PERFECTO STYLE OR NOT !!)
LOOKING AT THE LINE UP FOR THE FORTHCOMING CARMEN FAIR AND THE HUGE SUCCESS OF LAST YEARS I,M SURE THE ORGANISERS OF SAID EVENT WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIR ORGANISATIONAL SECRETS !!.
I WAS ACTUALLY A TEENAGER MYSELF AND HAVE FOUR OF THEM . I DO NOT LOOK THROUGH *ROSE TINTED GLASSES* AND HAVE FOR SOME TIME REALISED THAT THEY ARE FOR LIFE AND NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!! WARTS AND ALL.
HAVING MET QUITE A LOT OF BALLYMORES RESPONSIBLE LOCAL YOUTHS IN AND OUT OF MY HOUSE OVER THE YEARS I HAVE FOUND THEM TO A GIRL AND BOY , MAN AND WOMAN TO BE EXTREMELY BRIGHT , FUNNY ARTICULATE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS LEGAL OR OTHERWISE !! OVER 18 OF COURSE
THEY ARE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL UNDOUBTEDLY MORE THAN ADULTS ON OCCASIONS! .
I THINK THE SAYING SHOULD BE TRY PUTTING A YOUNG HEAD ON OLD SHOULDERS
IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A BUMPER 2008 FESTIVAL WITH AN US , RATHER THAN AN US AN THEM .
WHO KNOWS MAYBE WE MAY EVEN GET A ( JUNIOR PERFECTOS ) GOD FORBID !! , HAVE FUN DESCRIBING THOSE OUTFITS, PIERCINGS , TATTS, QUIFFS ETC.
MIGHT I SUGGEST THAT THE RESONSIBLE LOCAL YOUTHS CONSIDER A REGULAR SLOT IN THE BUGLE AND GIVE US AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR VIEWS/IDEAS ETC.
WELL DONE YOUNG WRITER YOU MOTIVATED ME WRITE THIS AT 11.00 PM ON A SATURDAY NIGHT , AND NOT A DROP OF BOOZE IN SIGHT.
(NON PERFECTO AND MOTHER OF FOUR NON PERFECTOS )
To,The Editor of the Bugle.I am writing to express dissatisfaction with the edited version of the article that appeared in the May 2007 Issue, regarding work undertaken by the members of Liffey Housing Residents Association(LHRA).-Tree planting and community clean-up.I spent considerable time and effort writing the article and feel the edited version took away some of suttees of the work that LHRA are doing. Also my creative writing endeavours were undermined.The work under taken by the committee”under the twin theme of community and responsibity” is an on going commitment by LHRA. A large part of this work is to empower our youth, in order that they become responsible members of the community- Not Just Once a Year.A selection of photos was sent in, and it is felt by the committee that if there was room for any photos, then it should have included as many of our youth as possible. As this would give them a sense of belonging in our community. With respect to the hard working folk who gave” the church wall and railing and the gates a make over….”- 14 photos! For the pundits of Punchestown- 13 photo’s! We would have no objections to your publishing the original article and – 8 photos’!The edited version omitted two committee members, Trish Fennel and Rekha Patel from the listed committee.We look forward to hearing from you.Yours SincerelyRekha Patel(For, and on behalf of LHRA committee)
Dear Editor,I was more than surprised to read in last month's 'Bugle' that there is a 'holy well' in BME said to have been blessed by Fr. Charles of Mount Argus (now St.Charles).As a young boy in the 1920's I knew Billy Davitt, the son of the owner of the old mill and played around the mill area quite a lot with him and other boys from the village and I knew the well, which was only one of several in that particular area. It never was a holy well, nor were any 'cures' attributed to it.My eldest sister, now 96, has never heard of such a claim. My father, born in Ballymore and who was head master in Hollywood and then in BME from the mid 20s to the mid 40s, always said that the nearest 'holy well' was the one at Lacken. I can remember people from the village travelling up to Lacken to obtain water for some ailment. I can't say if it worked.I thought I should comment on the contributor's article just in case Ballymore became bracketed with the infamous 'moving statues' and the 'bleeding statues'Des O'Byrne.
More Bits ‘n Bobs from Rose in Spain
Memories in reply to Liam
Oh, Liam Daly’s piece in last month’s edition brought back memories……..”May I?”, “Oranges & Lemons”, “In and out the Dusty Windows…rat,tat,tat on my shoulder, I am the master!”, “Tip ‘n Tig”, the all-time classic favourite. ‘Baby houses’ that were amended into battles ships or Indian reservations with the shifting of a few stones….Remember the elastic band games? You bought a bag of elastic bands, connected them together and put them on facing chairs or around the ankles of your friends. There was straight forward hopping in and out, then standing on the lines and for the more complicated steps, wrapping them around your feet and quickly criss-cross them and jump! Do it properly, and the bands uncrossed to the original setting; do it wrong and the elastic bands slapped against the backs of your ankles with a painful ‘twap’!
Skipping ropes were trendy; Kathleen McGarr and her sisters got ropes one year from Santa and I was green with envy – the wooden handles were individually painted in a high gloss finish…not like the plastic gaudy striped ones you bought in the shop.
I savoured Enid Blyton’s books on elves and imps in my early reading days and then progressed to The Secret Seven and The Famous Five, deadly they were. Like Liam, I loved the Hotspur and the Victor – remember Alf Tupper, the running milkman and all those heroic English soldiers who struck a blow at the hard-headed Krauts on the outside covers in every edition… they might have been blown up or riddled to bits but they always got a medal…..
“Highway to Heaven”, “Little House on the Prairie”, “Magnum”, “McIvor”….. hold on a minute, Liam Daly! I know young girls mature quicker than fellas but I watched these with my children when I was well in my twenties…. “Bosco”, “Forty Coats” and you were watching these? Interesting… You sure, Liam, it wasn’t “Dathai Lacha”, “RinTin-Tin”, “Tom & Gerry”, “Bat Man” and “The Man from UNCLE” or “The Fugitive” in your time…..
Oh, I do remember lemonade bars, Marietta ‘sambwiches’ with jam in the middle, ice-cream in a glass with a fizzy drink, Barratt’s sherbet dip, Ribena was posh and stealing Farley’s rusks from the baby press. I don’t ever remember eating a bun burger at home nor chicken nuggets – we got those in Roma Café in Phibsboro on the way home from Croke Park, if Galway or Kildare won (Galway was a safer bet, even then)….
Simple pleasures – wasn’t all good though; I hated those itchy-woolly‘ vests’ we wore from the end of October till the end of May and I hated those t-bar shoes we girls wore for the summer; I hated having my hair brushed every day by my mother who had a grip on the ponytail that any tug-a-war man would have been proud of…no such thing as Johnson’s “No more tears” in those days…. We did have summers then? Hay making was great craic and it was roasting weather and when the combine harvesters came in…. busy, hazy summer days, mushroom picking followed by lots of blackberries in the early Autumn– where’d the good weather disappear to????
I was glued to Wimbledon this year what with all the mammoth matches in the mens tournament and all the exciting new players in the Ladies matches - can’t spell their names, can’t pronounce them either but loved watching them.
I was as much enthralled with listening to the commentators – tennis greats such as Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Boris Becker, champions all.
I was fascinated with McEnroe; hard to believe this grey-haired, middle-aged man with the calm voice and clinical analysis of the game was the same lunatic who entertained us in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Remember the young buck with the mop of frizzy hair, divided in two by a striped headband, the down-turned mouth, the surly expression, the ferocious temper? He was reprimanded for racquet abuse, umpire abuse, time wasting, foul language – pretty much anyone he could offend from the sideline judges to the umpire, he let rip!
Now he is the essence of respectability and, apart from Becker, his commentary was the most entertaining being witty and informative. Just once, during the Nadal matches, I was hoping McEnroe would forget the cameras and shout at the Spaniard when he botched a shot “Ah come on, you can’t be serious!”
Lovely to see Bjorn Borg in the audience for the men’s final when Roger Federer matched the Swede’s five consecutive wins (1976-1980). Borg has aged gracefully, the features are still the same, even the haircut is similar - only the blonde is now a sophisticated silver grey.
The Three Anns
Well four, actually if you count Ann Daly senior but whilst in Spain and all within the same week, I met Ann Murphy of Dunlavin, Ann Murphy married to Brendan and Ann Murphy, Johnny’s daughter, “Three Anns, Murphys All”, within the same week.
(Big thank you to the two Ann Dalys who treated me to a Sunday out, first Sunday dinner Brendan’s Ann cooked in seven years - I am honoured!).
As I was leaving a restaurant one night, I heard a voice call “Rose Barrett!” – well, that is my name…. Who should I meet only Mary Malone with her husband John and lovely daughter Saoirse. Haven’t seen Mary for twenty five years, at least. Then I bumped into opticians Carmel and Oliver Tehan of Naas – the latter was actually celebrating his sixtieth birthday, looking good on it too.
Enable Ireland Kildare Awareness Week will run from the 17th to 22nd of September 2007
During this period staff will visit schools across the County informing students about the services that they provided for Children with Disabilities, we will also be selling our button badges on the Street and at Supermarkets around the County.
Enable Ireland Kildare provide services for Children with Physical Disabilities currently we have over 100 children attending our services in Nanas. Services include Physio,Occuptional,Speach & Language therapy, Social care, Family support. We are fundraising to construct a purpose built treatment centre in Naas this new centre will provide all services required for the children. We are currently seeking tenders to construct this new centre, the cost will be in access of €4 million.
We are looking for volunteers to sell our button badges at the Supermarkets, your place of work or to your neighbours if you would like to volunteer for a hour or more please contact .
Event's & Fundraising Manager
Enable Ireland Monread Ave Naas Co Kildare
Office 045 846108