Archive for September, 2016
REGATTA: The River Maigue Rowing Club is holding a Regatta on Sunday September 25 starting at 1pm. Boat races, a cracking BBQ and music from 5pm to 7pm with Double Trouble. Also a raffle with some great prizes including hampers kindly sponsored by Flex in Raheen. All this takes place on the riverside at John Quinn’s De Bucket at the Ferrybridge, Clarina. Come and join us for a fun day out. For any enquiries please find us on Facebook (search River Maigue Rowing Club) & private message.
SET DANCING: There will be no set dancing next Wednesday September 28th. It will return on Wednesday October 5th. Cost is €5 and newcomers are especially welcome.
GUITAR LESSONS: There are a couple of places available for those who would like to try their hand at playing the guitar. Lessons are at 8pm on Wednesday evening. For more information contact Cora @ 087 4185586
THANKS TO ALL OUR BAG PACKING VOLUNTEERS: Our aim to raise €25,000 in the coming year to clear the outstanding loan on the Centre got off to a flying start last weekend with the Bag Packing event. Once again we are delighted with the help we got from young and old who turned up and volunteered their time to man the checkouts and rattle their buckets. Thanks to the management of Dunnes Stores Jetland Centre for facilitating us and all our volunteers for kickstarting this terms fundraising in such a positive way. We couldn’t do it without you.
21 DAY COMMUNITY WALKING CHALLENGE STARTS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12: In conjunction with Get Ireland Walking and the European Week of Sport we are very excited to host our own 21 Day Walking Challenge. Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The aim of the challenge is to go for a walk every day for 21 consecutive days and develop a walking habit. You can walk with us or on your own. We will provide you with a special record card to keep track of your walks and help you set up and maintain a regular walking schedule. There will be organised walks from the Community Resource Centre at 7am, 9.15am and 7pm Monday to Friday. To join one of these group walks meet us at the Resource Centre. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a Hi Vis top.The route for the first week will be a 4km loop from the Community Centre to Clarina Village, Bricklodge and back by Kilkeedy. There will also be a shorter option. Walkers should find a pace and distance that suits them. All are welcome.There will be an optional €1 donation per walk to enter our “End of Challenge” raffle for exciting prizes ! For more information contact Mary Conway 087 7675991
45 CARD DRIVE: The weekly 45 card drive in aid of the Ballybrown Community Resource Centre commences on Thursday September 15 at 8.45pm. Your support for this fund raising venture would be greatly appreciated. Why not come along and enjoy a great night out for just €5. Joe Purcell and his team are back in action and looking for your support. Please bring a friend, everyone is more than welcome. Maura and Helen will be on hand to ensure you don’t go home hungry. See you on Thursday night.
BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: Yes my friends it’s that time of the year again and we are now compiling and collecting items for the 2016 Parish Journal. Under the watchful eye of our Editor Tom Donovan, Des Fitzgerald, Michael McNamara, Martin Hayes, Carl Musgrave and Willie Ryan are looking for items to be included in this years edition. Wedding photos, graduation photos and new baby arrival photos should be handed in to Des Fitzgerald or any committee member as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to have articles or photographs included can contact any of the aforementioned people. As usual we will be looking for support in the form of adverts and a full page costs €100, a half page costs €70 and a quarter page costs €40. A full page in colour costs €160. Your continued support is much appreciated. The Journal would not be the success it is without this financial help.