Windgap Community Alert Text System Membership Renewals Due Now ! Contact Number Reminder - 0873369993 Put it in your phone ! Even if your not a member.
Windgap Community Alert Text System.
Membership Renewals Due Now !
Report any suspicious activity to 0873369993 - even if you are not a member.
Windgap community alert system has been a huge success since its launch in 2013, with a large membership across the parish area.
The group invites renewal of membership, and new members.
Renewal is required only for those who signed at launch of scheme in 2013. Recent signups are exempt for the moment.
Contact any member of the committee.
Danny O’Shea, Killtalaghan
John O’Shea, Butlerswood
Jimmy Coyne, Killamery
P. J. Egan, Butlerswood
Martin McCarthy, Slate Quarries
John Ryan, Windgap
Richard Walsh, Kilmacoliver
Bobby Phelan. Barnatrasna
Mary Egan, Tullahought
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WINDGAP PARISH NEWSLETTER 15 FEBRUARY 2015
MASSES DURING THE WEEK
Monday & Friday: Dunamaggan: 9.30 a.m.; First Friday mass in Windgap at 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday: Windgap at 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: mass at 12.10 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny.
Saturday: Kilmoganny at 7.00 p.m.;
Sunday: Tullahought at 9.00 a.m.; Windgap at 10.00 a.m.; Dunamaggan at 11.00 a.m.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Nicholas’s Church, Windgap each Monday from 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Holy Hour each Wednesday from 3.00 - 4.00 p.m. St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan.
RECENTLY DECEASED: Vincent Jones, Dublin, formally of Windgap.
ANNIVERSARIES: Thomas & Margaret Kennedy, Mealoughmore, mass at 10.00 a.m. Sun. 15th; Michael Moore, Tullahought, mass at 9.00 a.m. Sun 15th; Hannah & Michael O’Meara, Baunreigh.
ASH WEDNESDAY 18th February is a day of Fast (3 Meals) & Abstinence (no meat).
Masses and the blessing and distribution of ashes will be as follows:
St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan at 9.30 a.m.; St. Nicholas’ Church, Windgap at 11.00 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny at 12.10 p.m.
St. Nicholas’ Church, Tullahought at 7.00 p.m.; St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny at 7.30 p.m.
FOOTBALL CLUB: A Club has been formed and registered with the GAA/LPGA and is now ready to register new players. A cake sale will take place on this Sunday 15th after mass to raise awareness and funds in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan. Interested players can also come down and register on this day. Registration for Players in: U10 years old is €20, all other juvenile grades is €35 and a family registration fee is €70.00 for 1 adult and up to 3 girls. Registration will also take place with Dunnamaggin GAA on Saturday 21st in St Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny after 7.00 p.m. mass and on Sunday 22nd after 11.00 a.m. mass in St Leonard’s Hall, Dunnamaggin and in Kells Scouts Hall after 11.30 a.m. mass. All girls are welcome and it is planned to cater for all interested ages. At the moment the Club is considering 5-8’s, U 10, U12, U14s & U 16s. It is important that all interested parties come and register on these days as the Club need to know what resources and coaches we will need to provide for the new club. Training will start in Dunnamaggin GAA Club at the beginning of March and the 8 to 12 year olds will be starting a 12 week Gaelic 4Girls introductory program to Gaelic Football, which is run by the LGFA at the club. Any queries can be emailed to DunnaLadiesGFC@gmail.com
OTHERS BEREAVED BY SUICIDE: Kilkenny Bereavement Support will host 6 nights of Group Support for Adults Bereaved by Suicide in recent times or in the past. It will take place on Tuesday nights commencing on Feb. 24th 2015 at 8.00 p.m. at Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch, Freshford Road, Kilkenny. The Group will provide the bereaved with the experience of a safe and comforting place where they will receive the support of fellow bereaved. The group experience will help participants to understand the grieving process, remember the deceased and discuss coping strategies for difficult times, e.g. special dates and events. For more information, please phone 056-7756538 or 087-9610334.
ENROLMENT FORMS for September are now available from the school. Grandparents’ Day Celebrations will take place in the Community Hall, Windgap on Friday 13th February at 1.15 p.m. All are welcome whether grandchildren are in the school or not.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: If you would be willing to become a Eucharistic Minister or know of someone who is suitable please contact any member of the Parish Pastoral Council or Rev. Nicholas Flavin.
DEBT WORRIES WEARING YOU DOWN Kilkenny MABS is concerned with the difficulties being faced by many people with mortgage and debt issues. Anyone affected by debt should not ignore the matter but seek help as early as possible and this may alleviate the stress and social difficulties associated with debt. New clients to the service have less than 10 days to wait for a new appointment. Kilkenny Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) are now offering a free intermediary service to assess people for Debt Relief Notices (DRN). A Debt Relief Notice is one of the options for dealing with debt under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012. Staff at Kilkenny MABS have a new role under the act as Approved Intermediaries with The Insolvency Service of Ireland and can administer these DRN’s. The Insolvency Service of Ireland has waived any fee applicable for a DRN. MABS are also involved in a new voluntary code for dealing with debts with a number of banks. The concept of debt settlement is recognised by Banking Payments Federation of Ireland and MABS as central to this protocol. Debt settlement is accepting payment that may be less than the full amount of the debt owed in respect of unsecured debt and final settlement of that debt. Kilkenny MABS is a Free, Confidential and Independent Service funded through CIB. Contact Kilkenny MABS, 8 William St, Kilkenny 0761072610 or Kilkenny@mabs.ie
GERMAN LESSONS & GRINDS by experienced Language Tutor and native speaker. Children and adults, private or group lessons - all levels catered for. Please call Babette on 086-608 4602.
A FASHION SHOW will be held in the Springhill Hotel on Friday February 20th in association with Windgap Development. It promises to be a fun night for all the Community, with some well-known faces modelling !! Tickets available from any committee member: Helen Walsh 087 2774634, Noel Smith 086 3845136, Julie O’ Brien 086 8095329, Rachel Murray 086 3616056, Tony Doyle 087 9124581, Simon Brophy 087 9893006, Nicholas Flavin 087 2257498, Jimmy Walsh 087 7875501, Shay Power 087 2102064, Brian O’ Rourke 087 6607140 and from Cronin’s Shop Nine mile house.
SHRUGHAWADDA PLAYERS will present their new play ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ in St. Eoghan`s Centre, Kilmoganny from Tuesday 17th February to Friday 20th February at 8.15 p.m. nightly. Tickets are on sale at Kilmoganny Post Office 051-648001, Pete Moran`s Shop 051-648283, Dunphy`s Pub 051-648252 or contact Alycia Kearney 051-648118. Adm. €10; OAP €7; (Tuesday night only)
TABLE QUIZ in Tullahought Community Centre on Wednesday 18th February at 8.00 p.m. in aid of Tullahought Badminton Club
TROCAIRE BOXES & YEARLY ENVELOPES will be distributed during the coming week. This year the 9 envelopes are in a box with different colors for each collection. The numbers on the envelopes have been changed
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GAA Handball All Ireland 40x20 2nd Level Colleges Championships: Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Senior Boys Doubles
SF1: Emmet Landy & Darragh O’Shea (Colaiste Eamann Ris, Callan, Kilkenny) dft Eoghain Quinn & Ronan Lagan (Dean Maguire, Carrickmore) 15-0, 51-0
SF2: Jonathan Walsh & Daniel Hayes (Cashel Community College, Tipperary) Bye
Final: Jonathan Walsh & Daniel Hayes (Cashel Community College, Tipperary) dft Emmet Landy & Darragh O’Shea (Colaiste Eamann Ris, Callan, Kilkenny) 15-6, 15-1
WCC - Anyone looking for a skort or hoodies or training top please contact elaine on 0861024897 before friday
Member of Windgap Youth CLub jpined with their cohorts in the Hugginstown club, to embark on a "to hell or back" woodland onstacle course, across Calstlemorris wodds. A great day was had with the first team home from WIndgap consisting of Laura Foley. Leah Murray, Lucy White, and Emer Dunphy. Thanks to all who tok part and helped, especially those from the host Huggisntown club.
Next Sunday, members head to the Ossory games in the Watershed. A further trip is planned for the Kilkenny Actiivity centre on March 6th.
A huge crowd turned up for the now annual event in Windgap Hall earlier today....Well done to all !
Eoin O Brien and Sean Purcell won the under 13's A Doubles Schools Handball Final in Kilkenny on Friday last. St.Nicholas Windgap National School will be representing Kilkenny in the Leinster Finals at the end of the month.
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