Many local events organised by different clubs in the parish had to be cancelled during the past week owing to the bad weather conditions. Dates will be announced for some events to be held at a later time. St. Mary's Central School and Scoil Ruain were closed. The local community turned out to help clear the pathways for pedestrians and were very helpful to the elderly by visiting and doing some shopping and the youth were delighted to help in any way they could. Special word of thanks to Council and Fas Workers and to the Gardai for advising people not to travel unless necessary and giving contact numbers of nearby stations if help was needed.


Weather did not stop Santa Claus from arriving at the Sports Complex and the reception he got was marvellous. Well done to the organising committee for going ahead with the day and bringing parents out with their children to fill the hall and enjoying a variety of events in a very comfortable hall and a lovely Christmas atmosphere.


Members are travelling to C.J. Sheehan's Restaurant in Bohernacrusha, Thurles on this Sunday 12th December for Christmas Dinner at 1pm. Members meet at Main Street Car Park for take off of 12.20pm. Tickets E22.50 to Mary before the day. Weather permitting.


Sincere sympathy to the Healy family, Castlequarter and the Graham Family, Ballynonty on the death of their sister in law, Theresa Healy, England, to the Kennedy Family, Graigue and Killenaule on the death of their Aunt Nora (Kennedy) O'Mahony, Kilkenny to the O'Dwyer Family, Springhill on the death of Mary's mother Mrs. Ann Butler, Hollyford. Eternal rest to all their souls.


The Slieveardagh Lotto is held on Tuesday Nights, this week the Lotto will take place in Slieveardagh Cultural and Enterprise Centre. This week's Prize Fund is E10,200 – Jackpot E10,000. Tickets cost E2 and are available in Slieveardagh Centre, Killenaule, Shops, Pubs and Post Offices in Killenaule, Ballingarry, Glengoole, The Commons, Gortnahoe, Ballysloe and Ballynonty. Results of Lotto Tuesday 2nd December 2010: Numbers Drawn: 7, 9, 10, 25 Bonus Number 6. No winner of the Prize Fund or the Jackpot. There was no Match 3. There were 5 lucky dips. They were: Adrian Kelly, C/o Ambys, Nora Coffey, Grove Road, Fethard, Bridget Bolger, Ballintogher, Killenaule, Mary Devitt, Castlequarter, Killenaule, Mary and Alice, C/o Hogans, Ballysloe, There was six lucky dips: Martina Cormack, Glengoole, Carmel Cleere, No. 1 The Rockys, The Commons, Tom and Margaret, C/o O'Connells, River Street, Killenaule, John Hogan, C/o Joe Hogan, Sarah and Kate Cleere, Garrynoe, Ballingarry, Kathleen Bourke, Grange.


The winning photos from this competition are on view in the Slieveardagh Rural Development Centre, River Street, Killenaule. Please drop in and have a look.


Numbers drawn: (18,25,27,29) No Jackpot winner or Match 3. 4 Lucky dips at E50 each – P.J. Hayes, Post Office, Tom O'Connor, Main Street, Sean Gleeson, Moyglass, Liam Leahy, Ballinure. Next week's Jackpot E2,600.