Sunday, July 27, 2008

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For acknowledgements, births, anniversaries, wedding photos, birthdays etc, send them to: or drop them into Notes Box at Fogarty’s Post Office or Elizabeth’s Hair

BABY news!
A new baby boy for Barry and Lisa Glancy in Chicago – ‘Declan John’, a brother for Ciara and Sophie.

Congratulations to Conor Darker on overseeing the hatching of his first ever duckling…….ahhhhh, if only having children was as easy…..

Birthday wishes to Finola O’Brien - not to be confused with Lorraine seein’ as I always do – on reaching a certain birthday recently…..
To Shane Flynn on reaching his 21st recently
To Frances O Donoghue nee Clarke on the celebration of her 85th birthday.

Wedding bells Congratulations to Margaret McLoughlin, Boleybeg and Pierce Fitzgerald on their recent marriage; to Sara McGee, Glebe East, Ballymore-Blessing ton and James Cronin, Grangecon; Louise Kilbane, Cooloney, Sligo formerly Bishopland and Fergal Fearon on their wedding.

Congratulations to Fiona O’Driscoll and Robin White on their engagement.
To Lynsey O Reilly on passing her driving test recently – Good woman, Lynsey!
Congratulations to students who recently completed their third level education and indeed, to all students who have recently received their college results; if you failed a few subjects, knuckle down and start preparing for the repeats – it’s not over yet!

Your Local CDA

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 Katherine Geoghegan
There was much sadness felt within the community for the death of Katherine Geoghegan, Broadleas. It is a dreadful thing for any parents to watch their child suffer during a long illness and our hearts go out to parents, Kay and Tom Geoghegan. Aged only 37, Katherine’s death was premature and her family’s sense of loss must be unbearable; Katherine is survived by her sister Caroline and brother Noel, niece Danielle, aunts, uncles, cousins and members of the extended family.
May she rest in peace, amen.

Kay and Tom would like to thank all who attended the funeral and removal, sent mass-cards or flowers; to neighbours and friends for your kindness; to Dr Ni Bhrian and staff of Naas Hospital for your support over the year and to District Nurses, Ellen and Esther.
Special thanks to Katherine’s cousins, Juanita and Jen and husband, Thomas for your continued support over the years – The Geoghegan Family.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of the late Paul Byrne, Kilcullen, may he rest in peace, amen.

We offer our sympathy to Irene Murphy and her son, Mark on the death recently of Irene’s mother, Tess Dempsey; Irene is recovering from the sudden shock of Brendan’s death and to lose her mother at this time must be doubly hard to bear.
Our thoughts are with you.

The Late Paddy Monaghan
Elsewhere in this edition we pay tribute to the Paddy Monaghan, truly a son of Ballymore. Paddy came to Ballymore as a youngster, adopted by Mrs Monaghan of Plunkett Road; Mrs Monaghan had a daughter Lil, and also adopted Mary and Rita (Nora), the latter who was traumatically placed with a family in Donegal after six years with the Monaghans. (Rita reports that no two children of the same sex were allowed to be adopted so, despite Mrs Monaghan’s appeal to the Bishop and all authorities, she was moved to another family). Happily, Rita and Paddy made contact again as adults and Paddy, she says, was simply the best and kindest brother anyone could wish for. Plunkett Road became a summer home to Rita’s children, the Toners and in recent years, Rita and her husband James have returned to Monaghan’s cottage to live.

The Toner children acknowledge the wonderful years Paddy gave them, opening his home to them, teaching them to swim, taking them on day trips to Glendalough, topping them up with pocket money…….. “Best Uncle in the world”.

We extend our sympathy to Rita, James and all the Toner children; to his many friends particularly Rita and members of the O’Rourke household where Paddy was also adopted! Ballymore has truly lost one of its finest sons.
May he rest in peace, amen.
Rathmore Area C.E. Ltd.
At present we have vacancies in the Ballymore Eustace /Rathmore area in Child Care, Shop Assistant. Caretaker, Clerical.
Eligibility: Over 25 years of age. In receipt of one of the following payments from the Department of Social Welfare. Unemployment Benefit/Assistance. Disability Benefit. Lone Parent Allowance. Widow Pension. !9.5 hours per week offered.
Applicants must be willing to participate in training.
C.V. to Ann O’Sullivan. Rathmore Area C.E. Ltd., Community Hall, Rathmore, Naas, Co.Kildare

St. John’s
Church of Ireland
Ballymore Eustace

Our new rector, the Reverend Leonard Ruddock will officiate at his first service in Ballymore on Sunday August 10th 2008. The service will commence at 09.45 with words of welcome from members of the community, followed by Holy Communion.
The members of St. John’s would welcome all those interested by asking them to join us in helping to celebrate the start of a new era in our church and in the community. This joyous occasion will be followed by refreshments in the Band Hall.
Let’s give Leonard, his wife Hazel and their children, Gary and Amanda a big Ballymore welcome.

Paddy Cook.
Rector’s Warden.

The Wizard of Oz
The final curtain has come down on the Ballymore Junior Drama production of the “The Wizard of Oz.” After many months of practice; learning lines, singing and dancing, the show was a great success. Congratulations to every child involved – you all played a vital part in making the show such a winner.
We would like to thank all the parents for their co-operation in providing costumes, props raffle prizes etc. This help is important when there are such a number of performers involved. We would like to thank the Band Hall Committee, particularly Tommy Dwyer and Sean Murphy for their patience and help. We would like to give an extra special thank you to our wonderful director, Brian Brady. His patience and good humour had to be seen to be believed. It is not easy to direct a show with so many “over- enthusiastic” performers. Lastly, we would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all of you who attended the shows in such great numbers and who gave such encouragement to all the children.
There were winter nights when you would be tempted to leave the band Hall and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” back to your fire in the sitting room, but these are long forgotten when show nights come. The nerves, the fun and excitement, the challenge of having to go on stage and perform your part, the hair styles, the make- up, are all part of what makes Junior Drama so unique.
Due to the large attendances this year we were able to give generous donations to St. Brigid’s Hospice and to Scoil Mhuire. The cast were treated to an evening in NRGY in Rathcoole.
At the moment we are “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” but shortly we will be planning for next year. No doubt, it will be bigger and better than ever. What wonderful talent the young people of Ballymore have! Today the Band Hall tomorrow Broadway!!!
The Junior Drama Group Committee.

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