Sunday, August 23, 2009

"The streets of Ballymore Eustace will soon be displaying street name signs in both Irish and English. This is a project a long time in the hatching; it was first mooted well over fifteen years ago! Everything comes to those who wait - or so my old Dad used to tell me! The signs have been made by Sean Deegan of SD Signs, and he has generously donated them free of charge. A big thank you to Sean from Ballymore Eustace CDA on behalf of the whole village."
We had recieved a €2,000 donation from the KTK KCC Levy Fund which means that all costs of erecting the signs and additional signage required is now covered and hopefully, you will soon be seeing the signs around the village.
On Tuesday May 26th the Community Playgroup and the Early Years Parent and Toddler group joined forces for a sponsored walk around the Ballymore GAA pitch. The aim of the walk was to raise funds for the DANONE BIG TODDLE FOR BARNARDOS. Fortunately the rain held off and we had a beautiful morning for the walk. Some of the smaller members were pushed around in the buggies! All in all a great morning was had and over 800 euro was raised. A big thank you to all who sponsored the "athletes". Thanks also to those who organised the event and last but not least, thanks to the parents who came along to support the kids! Every cent raised goes directly to the essential work Barnardos does with vulnerable children in Ireland. Please find attached two photos: one of the members of the Community Playgroup and one of the Early Years Parent and Toddler group. Una Bagge (of the Early Years Parent and Toddler group)
Village Green Garden Club
Garden Club members had a real treat in May as we visited Josephine Hardiman’s garden and art studio in Punchestown. Josephine showed us two garden sculptures, her paintings, and her collection of photographs of flowers, fields, sunsets, and trees, in fact all of nature. She draws on all she sees around her for her inspiration, and also on her love of poetry which she weaves in to her art through calligraphy. We also had a glimpse of how a flower was painted in watercolour, and how pastels were used and blended. We had time to stroll in Josephine’s lovely peaceful garden, and enjoy a delicious tea. A magical evening for all.
In June we had a lovely afternoon visiting two members gardens in Naas, and finished the day with a barbeque cooked up south African style by Estelle’s husband Alastair .
Next Garden Club meeting is on the last Thursday in September at 7.30 in the Resource Centre. New members always welcome.

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