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for acknowledgements, births, anniversaries, wedding photos, birthdays etc, send them to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them into Notes Box at Fogarty’s Post Office or Elizabeth’s Hair Salon.
Congratulations to Ann and Paul Murphy on the birth of their son, Sean and to Noel and Julie Winders on the birth of their daughter, Kayleigh. Ollie & Eileen O’Neill, a daughter Sadbh.
Birthday wishes to Sean Deegan, who celebrated his 40th birthday during Punches town Week and to Ger Sammon soon to celebrate the ‘Big 40’ also!
And more birthday wishes to a member of the Deegan family, this time to young Nick Deegan photographed here, who celebrates his second birthday in May
Get Well wishes to Will Hennessy, May Dennison and Paddy Monaghan; delighted to see Gail Kinsella is recovered and looking as gorgeous as ever!
Belated 60th Birthday Wishes to P.L. – its not every man who gets a new house built to host a party, fabulous new kitchen, state of the art facilities……but you still have to cook yourself…….
Best wishes to pupils at Scoil Mhuire preparing for their First Holy Communion; remember after the service, teas and refreshments will be served in The Resource Centre - family and guests welcome.
Your Local CDA – in a reverse header please?
The Ballymore Eustace Community Development Association Ltd (CDA) represents the residents of the village. The CDA is the umbrella organisation for Tidy Towns, Meals on Wheels, Punchestown Festival Committee, Friendship Club, Community Alert, Bingo, Ballymore Bugle and Hall Committee. It is the owner of the River Walk and Resource Centre. Bookings for the Resource Centre can be made by contacting Monica at 045-863363. An answering machine is in operation if the phone is not manned and all messages will be responded to. The CDA works to ensure the village grows in a sustainable and attractive manner; we have made submissions on the County Development Plan and will take a primary role in the Local Area Plan.
Any suggestions or comments welcome. Contact Fiona Breslin (Chairperson CDA), Honeysuckle House, Bishopsland, Ballymore Eustace. 087-9956085
The Late John Headon
Formerly of Chapel Street and more recently Broadleas, the late John Headon will be remembered for his lifetime support of The Wolfe Tone Brass & Reed Band, both as a player member but also as one of the committee’s most dedicated workers. As his funeral coincided with the Festival Parade, the event was dedicated to his memory and a banner depicting same led the parade, carried by two members of the Ladies GFC. (Tara Wilson and Philip Black printed the banner at short notice). Many readers will remember the imposing figure of John as he marched with the band at local, national and international events.
Members of local Fine Gael formed a guard of honour led by Councillor Billy Hillis; there was also some former colleagues from Kildare County Council in attendance with whom John had worked for years in the water services. The Bugle will feature a tribute to John in one of our future editions. He is survived by his son, Tom, daughter in law Niamh and extended family. May he rest in peace, amen.
Tom & Niamh Headon wish to thank all those who extended sympathies to them following the recent passing of Tom's father John. They would also like to thank all those who visited with John and cared for him during his illness, along with Fr. Breen - your generosity of spirit was much appreciated.
A special note of thanks to the committee, organisers and participants of the Punchestown Festival for the tribute paid to John during the parade, thank you all very much.
Trout and Salmon Anglers’ Association
Four members of the Association met with three officials of Kildare County Council Water Services Department on the 21st February 2008. Items discussed included the proposed new sewage treatment plant and pumping station for Ballymore Eustace, implementation of conditions imposed by An Bord Pleanala in granting planning permission to Dublin City Council for the new development taking place at the Waterworks, Blessington Sewage Treatment Plant discharge into Golden Falls Lake and the pollution of Golden Falls and Poulaphouca Reservoir, Barrack Street Close and various other bits and pieces that cropped up on the day. The group visited the various locations of interest and concern. The Council officials answered some of our queries and concerns and promised to get back to us with all the outstanding answers. The Association wishes to thank the Director of Water Services Kildare County Council for facilitating the meeting.
Four angling competitions have taken place to date this year. The Jimmy Evans Cup on Sunday 16th March was won by Martin Keogh and runner-up was Sean Goulding. The J. and K. Murray Cup on Sunday 6th April was won by Liam Cox and runner-up was Peter McGlynn. The Punchestown Festival Trophy on Sunday 20th April was won by Sean Goulding and runner-up was Trevor Winder. The junior section was won by Patrick Langan. The Tony McKnight Trophy on Sunday 11th May was won by Mick Francis and Tommy Winters was runner-up. The Junior section was won by Troy Francis.
The Brook of Donode at Coughlanstown was restocked with 12000 unfed salmon fry on 28th March and the Ardenode/Lemonstown stream was restocked with 18000 unfed salmon fry on Saturday 5th April 2008. Our thanks to the Eastern Regional Fisheries Board and Pat O’Molloy of the Islandbridge hatchery and all the helpers that turned up.
The daffodils planted by the Tidy Towns workers last autumn along the Riverside Walk and Naas Road are a real delight this spring and a credit to all who took the time and effort to plant them. Many thanks and keep up the good work.