Ballingarry

Ballingarry Tidy Towns will hold a Meeting in Jimmy’s Bar next Thursday night February 7 at 9pm to discuss our Tidy Towns effort going forward. If you are a Resident or User of the village, please come along and give your support. Ballingarry received 192 marks last year out of a total of 400. Our challenge is to improve this by 20 marks or more this year. We have made great progress since we set up less than 12 months ago, which is evident to everyone in the locality. We should be proud of our achievements to date. And we definitely are. This year we are asking for the help of organisations, clubs, businesses, resident groups, schools, and ordinary residents to lend us their support in any which they can. All Welcome.

Ballingarry Tidy Towns will hold a Meeting in Jimmy’s Bar next Thursday night February 7 at 9pm to discuss our Tidy Towns effort going forward. If you are a Resident or User of the village, please come along and give your support. Ballingarry received 192 marks last year out of a total of 400. Our challenge is to improve this by 20 marks or more this year. We have made great progress since we set up less than 12 months ago, which is evident to everyone in the locality. We should be proud of our achievements to date. And we definitely are. This year we are asking for the help of organisations, clubs, businesses, resident groups, schools, and ordinary residents to lend us their support in any which they can. All Welcome.

Sincere Sympathy

We extend our sincere sympathy to the Dunne family, Bouleakeale, on the death of Mary (nee Keating ) on February 1 (peacefully) after a long illness borne bravely. She is deeply regretted by her loving husband Seán, son Eddie, daughter Alena, mother Biddy, father Michael, brothers Michael, Joe, and Tom, sister Brigid, mother-in-law Kitty, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Reposing at her residence on Saturday, her mortal remains were removed on Sunday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry. Following Requiem Mass, she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. “ Go ndeana Dia trocaire uirthi”.  

Ballingarry G.A.A. Club Lotto

Lotto Nos: 1-10-16-23. No Winner: €40 each: 1. Megan Kavanagh, Ballingarry. 2. Sarah Denn, Mullinahone. 3. Tommy & Fionnualla Pollard. 4. Noel Brennan, Coalbrook. 5. Bernadette Healy, Foyle. Jackpot This Week: €9,900. 

A Monster Whist Drive will be run on Wednesday 6 February AT 8.30pm in Callan Parish Hall in aid of Fr. Philip O’Halloran’s Missionary work in Uganda & Kenya for the Mill Hill Fathers.  There will be 100s of prizes for a raffle AND whist.  Tea served.  All are welcome to support.

Entries are been sought for the following categories in Community Games 2012/13. Cross Country. (under 14) will take place in Thurles on Sunday 10 February. Entries on the day. Art & Model Making. Takes Place in Pres Sec School Clonmel Saturday 2 March at 2pm. Entries by 24 Feb. Quiz. Takes Place in Thurles Pres Sec School on 1 March at 9pm. Entries on the night. Draughts. In Newport Community Center on 3 March. Project & Handwriting. In Silvermines on 23 March, Entries by 16 March.
Talent Competition. (Various) In Lattin on 23 Feb. Entries by 16 Feb. Gymnastics. Takes place in Monroe on 1 April at 10am. Closing date for entries 2 March. Swimming. In Clonmel Pool. Girls on Sunday 10 Feb & Boys on 3 March. Closing date for entries 24 Feb. Duathlon. (Run/Cycle/Run) In Newport on 17th Feb. Entries by 10 Feb. Entrants must be resident in the parish and all events are open to both boys & girls. For details of competitions contact secretary on 9154484 or email decla@eircom.net.

Collections boxes for 2013 are still available on the front pew.  If you are not using a weekly envelope and would like to do so please call to the sacristy. Thank you for your continued support towards the parish finances.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fund draw will take place on 9 March.  Tickets €20 each can be had from Eleanor Fennelly, Tel: 0529154119.

The Fatima Apostolate Thurles are holding a Three Hour Vigil in Honour of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the Pallotine Chapel, Thurles Monday 11th February commencing at 7.30 p.m. The Vigil will be conducted by Father Pat Deely and Eddie Stone. It will conclude with Holy Mass. All are Welcome. The Old School Step dancing in the school every Friday evening from 5pm to 6pm. Adult set dancing every Monday night from 9pm to 10pm.  All are welcome so please come along for an enjoyable night of dancing.

Urlingford Library has new opening hours;   Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Open Tuesday 10-1, 2-8. Thursday 10-1, 2-5. Saturday 10-1.30. Top New Year’s Resolution; Read More Books. You know where we are!!

Credit Union. Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Community Alert. Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda 052 – 9154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times.

St. Josephs Graveyard queries:- Freephone 1800 20 26 27.

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