DAFFODIL DAY: Plans to have one thousand Daffodils fluttering and dancing in next Spring breeze in Windgap requires all hands on bulb planting on this Saturday next November 1st at 11am. All welcome, bring a trowel or planting tool.
TOP TRAINER: Congratulations are extended to Tyrones Carl McCabe a teacher in St Patrick's Bearnageeha National School in North Belfast who co-trained St.Galls Senior football team along with Christopher Quinn to win their 8th Antrim Senior Football Title in a row on Sunday last. A staunch Kilkenny hurling supporter visited the area three years ago. As part of his visit Carl linked both Bearna na Gaoithes when he cycled from Windgap to Belfast in support of Suicide awareness in his school and community. On the way he traveled via Galway to meet up with his Naomh Éanna team mates from Omagh as they cycled from the home of St. Enda on the Aran Islands and traveled back to Omagh via Sligo. After an overnight break Carl undertook the final leg to link up the two Windgaps/Bearna Na Gaoithes when he cycled on to his Belfast school known as the “Windy Gap” The training achievement sees four current County Football Champions in Fermanagh, Cavan, Tyrone and Antrim al trained by Tyrone men.
PLANNING NEWS: To date no response or details have been received from DunoAir the Developers of the Carrigadoon Wind Park to a request at the public meeting held in the the Carraig Hotel for photos to show the visual impact of the turbines from the Kilkenny side of the Lingaun River that has been designated
MC CARTHY CUP VISIT: Arrangements have been made for the visit of the McCarthy Cup to visit Windgap School on Friday 14th of November.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the Killamery Bridge Club card game held in the Olde House were Catherine Burke and Helen Lanigan, Best Gross: Gracey Landy and Mary Walsh, 2nd Moira Hickey and Peggy Vaughan. 3rd. Pat Arrigan and Margaret Comerford. 4th.Maureen Cantwell and Finoula Walsh.
DRAMATIC INVITATION: Shrughawadda Players Drama group in Kilmoganny are holding a meeting in St. Eoghan`s Centre,Kilmoganny on Tuesday 28th Oct at 8pm.
where readings for a new play will commence. The group would like to invite new members to join the drama group and state that no experience is necessary and everybody is welcome. For further details contact Alycia at 051-648118 or 087-6757490
ADVIC NIGHT OUT: A fundraising event on behalf of the AdVIC charity that works closely with the family of homicide victims will take place in the River Court Hotel on Saturday night the 1st of November. Music on the night will be provided by Bench Warrant. There will be no set cover chargeon the door and donations will be greatly appreciated. A raffle will take place on the night for great prizes. If you are unable to attend the event that is supported by the Whelan family in Windgap and would like to make a donation or sponsor a prize please contact John Whelan on 087 1252395
BADMINTON REGISTRATION: A registration evening for Tullahought Badminton Club took place in Windgap Hall recently. New members are welcome
ATHMOSPHERIC CONCERT: A Fundraising concert for the Suir Valley Action Group will take place in the Nano Nagle Centre in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday November 8th at 7.30pm. An evening of great entertainment is promised in a truly magical and atmospheric venue.Entertainment by Hookery Jiggery, Breege Phelan, Brian Byard, Pete MacGowan and more! Also raffles and prizes. The evening will be a great opportunity to have some fun while we raise awareness and much needed funds for the fight against Eirgrid. Tickets €10 on the door. Anyone who'd like to contribute prizes for this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org This is a combined effort between the Ahenny Action Group, Ballyneale Environmental Action Group and Faugheen Against Pylons.
PIONEER SOCIAL: The annual South Ossory Pioneer Social takes place in the Rhu Glen on Friday 14th of November. All members eligible for Gold or Silver pins are invited to contact their local branch members.
WILDLIFE: The autumnal season has seen the commencement of the migration of pheasants and birds towards fields where horses, sheep and cattle are being fed. Elsewhere they are moving for shelter and roosting places towards orchards and mature ditches with crab apple trees where windfalls are also available. Also well on the way to supply seasonal sustenance are a heavy crop of berries on the black and white hawthorn threes with holly trees displaying red berries almost three months ahead of their traditional Christmas time.
BALLYNEALE HALL: A meeting of the Suir Valley Action Group meeting and AGM takes place in Ballyneale Hall on Monday 20th October at 7.30pm, All welcome. There will also be discussion and reports on the fight against pylons and wind turbines in the area including a report on the recenty county council meeting. Information on how we can continue the battle to protect our landscape, environment and community.
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