Friday, October 30, 2009

Direct Bugle email - Come on, we would be delighted to print your family’s special photo – wedding, christening etc.

Birthdays - happy birthday to Martin Deegan who celebrated his 60th with a family meal in The Thatch recently and to Carmel Marshall who had a surprise 60th in the Ardenode Hotel on the 18th July. Little Des Horan was 5 on the 12th July; Niamh O Rourke celebrated her 21st with a great party; Jacinta B and Anne M nee G have a major birthday coming up in the next few months (we have no Bugle edition in August) and Ettie Featherstone who will be celebrating her 75th on August 4th.

And to young Nan Quinn of Coughlanstown who celebrated her 87th birthday in July an’ she as fresh as a daisy. Congrats to you all!

For a real round of birthdays, see a Letter to the Editor on page with this edition; a correspondent from Derry has named a lot of Ballymore’s ‘maturing’ folk!

To all the students who have recently completed their Leaving and Junior Cert examinations. School’s out for summer…..make the best of it! And to Una Boland on her retirement from Hollywood National School, photo coverage with this edition.

A special note to all the children and parents who participated in the recent Feile na Peil series – it was a tremendous success across the country and especially so in Ballymore where the event added a little festive atmosphere to the village.

Get Well Wishes to Barbara O’Neill, Frances O Donoghue, Tom Quinn, Michael Beggs and Denis McCarthy

Alzheimer's Tea/Coffee morning raised €855 - many thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a success.

IN a small box:
Ballymore Eustace Juvenile Badminton Club will resume at the Bandhall on Thursday 10th, September 2009. Details of changes and times will be displayed in local shops from August 1st.
New members please phone prior to joining. Enquiries phone Laura 087 821 8566

Householders – Beware!
House break-ins continue to be a regular occurrence during the summer months; please be alert to strange cars in the area and particularly, vehicles which enter and exit your property as though they had entered by mistake. Take the number if you can and report it to your local Garda Station. Be Vigilant and let your neighbours know if you are away or the house is left vacant for a period of time.

In Reverse print, please
The late Michael Nolan of Tipperkevin
At the time of going to press, we are saddened to learn of the passing of one of Ballymore’s oldest citizens, the late Michael Nolan of Tipperkevin who died peacefully at Naas Hospital on July 14th. Predeceased by his wife Helen, Michael would have been 92 on his next birthday; he is survived by this children Phil, Anne, Michael, Paddy, Brendan, Josephine and Kieran; grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Michael was well known within the farming community but was also worked within the construction and auctioneering sector; he enjoyed good health and let an active life until recent months and will be sadly missed by family and friends. May he rest in peace, amen

The late Tom Cahill.
Much sadness for the Cahill and Glennon families last week as young Tom Cahill (28) was finally laid to rest after a long battle with terminal illness. Late of Springifeld, Kilcullen Road, Naas, the late Tom was a son of former Councillor and Mayor of Kildare, Mary Glennon and Eamon Cahill, well known vet in the farming community, whose family once lived in Ballymore Eustace. Tom gently left this world on Sunday, July 5th in the arms of his beloved Jess (Halligan), his sister Hannah and brother Andrew. He will be forever loved and missed by his aunts and uncles and his wonderful gang of cousins who were there with
Tom through two years of incredible courage as he fought a cruel illness. Also Tom's friend, Paddy Halligan who welcomed him into the Halligan family. During her terms of office as MCC, Mary Glennon represented many residents and community groups on local issues and has many close friends in the village including Maura and Chris Dennison plus members of the local Gardening Club. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary, Eamon and family. The late Tom Cahill of Naas, may he rest in peace, amen.
Mrs Bernie Toomey of Main Street, Ballymore Eustace would like to thank all who sent mass cards or letters of sympathy to her on the sudden death of her sister Maureen recently. Bernie was especially appreciative of the support shown by friends and neighbours who travelled to Longford for the funeral mass. “You kindness was most appreciated” - Bernie

Scoil Mhuire Awards 2009
Scoil Mhuire, sixth class of 2009 who graduated at a ceremony held in Scoil Mhuire on June 25th. Anne Kelly, nominee for Ballymore Person of the Year 2009 presented each of the 28 pupils with a commemorative medal depicting the Scoil Mhuire logo.

The courtesy award was presented by Cris Catamora, Scoil Mhuire's basketball coach from the Phillipines to Stephen Piggott who was chosen for this award for his courtesy, good humour and sunny personality.

Shane Barrett, member of the successful winning Ballymore Hurling school team made a special presentation to the team's coach, Martin Kelleher, on behalf of the winning team.

The Scoil Mhuire Citizenship Perpetual Award in memory of the late Josephine Doran was presented by John McCarville, Chairperson of the school Board of Management chairperson to this year's winner Fionnuala O'Connor who was chosen by her teacher Ann Scanlon for her outstanding contribution to school life.

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