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Congratulations to Carol McGrath and husband of Hollywood on the birth of their baby boy
Happy 50th Birthday to Kevin Keenan – and you thought you could let it slip by un-noticed……
Congratulations to Michelle Hubbard, ACE GAA woman and Eimear Kavanagh of Granamore on celebrating their 21st recently.
To Esther O’Keefe (nee Maher formerly of Ardenode) on celebrating her 60th birthday
And to Mark Darker who celebrated his 18th birthday recently.
Well Done to Elizabeth Deegan, hair dresser extraordinaire, super mother and hat maker – despite knowing that she might not be able to attend herself, Elizabeth volunteered to sponsor the Children’s Fancy Dress and allow the children of Ballymore at least one celebratory event during Punchestown Races.
Well done, Elizabeth!
Best wishes also to Ossie Hunter, Tom Quinn, Gerry Kelly, Liz Deegan of Horsepasstown and Mona Nugent
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The Late Bill Lawlor
At the time of going to press, we have learned of the death of Bill Lawlor who had been ill for quite some time. We extend our sympathy to his sister Maureen, brother Myles, sister-in-law Kathleen and extended members of the family and to his good friend, Harry Deegan. Bill was a renowned handballer in his time and we will pay tribute to Bill in a later edition of The Bugle. The Late Bill Lawlor, may he rest in peace, amen.
We extend our condolences to Catherine Garvey and her family on the death of her mother, Mrs Aileen Eustace, Cross Chapel, Blessington – may she rest in peace, amen.
The Late Mrs Margaret Hughes (87)
I was very much saddened to hear of the death of Margaret Hughes, formerly of Golden Falls, Ballymore Eustace. Many of you may remember the late Bill Hughes who worked with the ESB and resided at Golden Falls, along with Margaret and their four children Alice, Margaret, Liam and Pat. A sister of the late Pat Mahon of St Brigid’s Park, Margaret was born at Knocknadroos over Hollywood and was the last of her family having been predeceased by her sisters Kathleen and Mary and brother Denis who lived in England.
The family moved to Sallins in 1972 and Bill passed away at a relatively young age in 1985. Until four years ago, Margaret enjoyed good health but since November ’08, she has been seriously ill, in and out of Larchfield Nursing Home and Naas Hospital. The family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at both establishments for the wonderful care and compassion they gave Margaret during her illness.
(Liam I meet regularly in Newbridge as he has worked forever in the The Man’s Shop…. And he reminded that the late Brendan Headon of Sillagh, my father Paddy Barrett and Bill shared lodgings over Higgins’ Pub (now the Ballymore Inn) when they were young men starting out in their respective trades.) The late Margaret Hughes, formerly of Golden Falls – may she rest in peace, amen.
The Late Eithne Dougherty (85)
We extend our sympathy to Christine Deegan of St Bridget’s Park on the death of her mother, Mrs Eithne Dougherty. Matt Purcell recalls the generosity of Eithne and her late husband, Vinny who put up the late Paddy Monaghan, Eamonn Deegan and Matt for most of the time the Ballymore men were staying in New York.
On another occasion, the couple treated them and a large group of friends to a meal in the Green Acres in Rathfarnham. Eithne is survived by her daughter Christine, son Liam, grandchildren and extended members of the family. She was pre-deceased by her son John who died in infancy and her late husband, Vinny.
May she rest in peace, amen.
DAFFODIL DAY COFFEE MORNINGl
The organisers of the Daffodil Day Coffee Morning held recently in the Thatch wish to sincerely thank everyone for their support; to everyone who helped out on the day, to those who donated prizes for the raffle and to those who sent in cakes and donations.Thank you also to Christy Dennison who donated daffodils and to the staff at the Filter Beds who purchased them. We are especially grateful to Darren who allowed us to use The Thatch - which looks great following the recent renovations. Without his help and assistance, the coffee morning would not have been possible. An enjoyable time was had by everyone and €1,500 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society. This money will go towards funding the Society's free nationwide patient-care services. These include a home-based night nursing service for those at the end stage of their illness. The Society's patient-care services also include hospital-based liaison nurses and the funding of teams to provide specialist pallative care in patients' homes.In addition, the Society provides a National Cancer Helpline (freefone 1800 200 700) which is staffed by nurses trained in cancer care, who offer advice, information and support to anyone worried about any aspect of cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. You can also contact the Society by email (or by live chat online (Thank You!
‘ Walking Sunday’ - The Traditional Start to National Hunt Raceweek
Sunday 26th, 2-5pm Sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald O’Reilly, Naas
‘Walking Sunday’, the traditional ‘kick off’ to Punchestown Races will be hosted once again on Sunday 26th April, 2-5pm. You will meet half of Ballymore there and Christy will be flying around taking photos for next months’ Bugle. So if you want your photo to appear, get out there and shadow Christy. A really relaxed afternoon with lots of activity for the children including a Fancy Dress, Magic Show, Carnival, Puppet Show and a “Best Dressed Dog Competition” plus a plethora of prizes to be won! Punters can enjoy viewing the amenities at the racecourse or you can walk the course or compete in the Millbrook Race, another historic event in association with Walking Sunday.
Despite the downturn in residential sales, Sherry FitzGerald O’ Reilly of Naas are sponsoring Walking Sunday for the third year running. Well done, John O’Reilly - its good to see a company supporting an event that is so enjoyable to the people of Kildare, particularly the parishes of Naas, Eadestown, Rathmore and Ballymore.
Walking The Course
The first walkers set off around 2pm on the 2.2 mile walk but people are free to walk as much or as little as they wish. “We are urging walkers - fit or otherwise, families, dogs and their owners, children in fancy dress, indeed anyone who just wants to take a short stroll, to come along and join in some of the wonderful activities we have organised for the afternoon.” said John.
A Fancy Dress Competition will be open to all children from 2-4pm with 2 categories: Aged 2-6 years and 7 - 10 years. “We have wonderful prizes for the winners - a party from the Kids Party Club and a Family Day Out in Clara Lara Adventure Park, so all kiddies should come dressed up on the day. There will also be a carnival, magic show, puppet show, rosettes for doggies who walk, kiddies walking achievement certificates and lots of goodies for early comers.” he added.
Best Dressed Dog & Owner
At 2pm there will be a ‘Best Dressed Doggie Competition’ and also a ‘Matching Mutt Contest (dog and owner)’ where prizes will be sponsored by local company, Husse Pet Food with the proceeds going to animal rescue organisation, Celtic Animal Lifeline.
The traditional ‘Millbrook Cup’ cross country race will take place at 3pm preceded by a fun run at 2.30pm with Naas Athletic Club; Stan Hickey leads an historic walk of the course at 3pm and for anyone who wants a health check following their exertions, O’Reilly’s Pharmacy will there with the latest technology to assess heart rate, blood pressure and BMI.
Everyone who attends the day can enter a Free Competition where prizes will include a Family Break for 5 to Trabolgan Holiday Village for four nights, family day passes to Trabolgan, Annual Members’ badges for Punchestown, vouchers for tickets to the reserved enclosure, MBT Footwear and a ‘Husse Doggie Hamper’.
What have you got to loose……….. “Where’s our dog, Smoochie – I wonder would that leopard skin negiglee look good on her…”
Walking Sunday – from 2-5pm next Sunday, 26th April - the perfect ‘kick start’ to raceweek! See you there – Rose