OPERATION TRANSFORMATION IN WINDGAP HALL: In the past ten days parishioners from Cambridge, Waterford and Dublin cities the English Shires and the Nire Valley along with a similar sized group from the locality have transformed the local parish hall. Having given a hotel decor feel to the entrance hall, one now enters the interior to a colour theme of white and various hues of linen. Click to "read more" below to continue.....................................
BOHEMIAN VISITOR: On Sunday a rare Irish sighting was made in Tullahought
when Monica and Frank Long visiting their parents Joseph and Sarah in the Crowley household saw and identified a Bohemian Waxwing with its Jedward like comb from faraway Scandinavia and Russia. Caught on Camera in the garden the colourful thrush sized bird joins the photo of a white blackbird that was seen feeding amongst the berried hedge some years ago. Like many other local households they are delighted with the return of the pheasants to local farmyards and gardens in search of food supplies following the pinch in the weather.
GAA AGM: An open invitation is extended to all players, parents and members to Windgap GAA Clubs AGM takes place on Friday evening at 8pm in the Clubrooms. At it, the year's activities on the playing fields and the reports on the clubs finances and at Development level will be reviewed. Following the election of officer's plans will be made for the New Year with the fall out from the ongoing emigration and unemployment levels being high along the list. In recent weeks nomination papers have been circulated to all members.
IN THE PIPELINE: The Hall painting project is one of a series from the new Parish “Planning for the Future Group” that are planned before the New Year. It includes a “Cup of Tea” in the parochial house after Christmas morning mass, the widening of the entrance to the church Car Park and the launching of a Parish Website. Work is ongoing on the various sub committees in preparation for the next meeting on January 15th.
TIDY TOWNS: Sunday saw the meet of the Kilmoganny Harriers switched at short notice from their planned Windgap venue to Tullahought. In wet sticky conditions a large crowd attended and hunted till dusk. The short notice saw a lack of communications with the local Bronze Medal award winning Tidy Towns committee and with some landowners in the area. The committees ongoing work on maintaining the roadside margins was only saved as the result of a mile of temporary fencing that was erected in conjunction with a dairy farmer the previous day. Its aim was to protect the wide margins as a herd of around eighty cows was being moved through the village. In the process of being taken down early on a wet Sunday morning the very early arrival of the first of the horse boxes well before midday saw committee members having to go reverse their plans and go through the act of putting it all up again. The final result saw the margins protected from incursion and damage by the increased levels of traffic that included the hunts followers and the lorries, tractors and large vehicles that transported the various sized and type of hunting horses and ponies into the area. The provision of off road parking by a local farmer also helped immensely in assisting the attempt to retain the bronze Medal in 2013.
WATER SCHEME: The AGM of the Group Water Scheme for members of all households takes place in the Parish hall on Wednesday at 7.30 pm.
DEFRIBILATOR LOCATIONS: The first of the defibrillator installations has commenced. In the meantime they are available in the residences of Richard, Joanne Walsh, Tullahought, Richard (087-9963355) and Joanne (087-6826680. John, Katrina, Cian Ryan, Windgap. John (087-6576045), Katrina (087-9289718) and Cian (087-2969573). John, Miriam Barron, Butlerswood 051-648949 and Miriam (087-7773233).
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held in Windgap Community Centre on Sunday 9th December at 2.00 p.m. All usual events will take place. As in previous years Christmas Cakes are a speciality at Windgap Bazaar so the usual appeal is being made for cakes for icing. Raffle tickets will be distributed to all houses over the next few weeks.
CLUB NEWS: The Mice Race night takes place on January 12th. The next progressive twenty five card game takes place in Guinans on Friday December 14th at 8.45pm. This Weeks Winning Numbers, 10, 22, 23, 25 Bonus 14 €8,800
PHOTO WALK: Carrick Camera Club members will be on a Photo-Walk in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday, 8th of December at 1 o'clock. They will be photographing different areas of interest such as the Main Street and Carrick Castle. The club organises regular outings for its members but have organized this local outing to raise awareness of the club and to capture photographs of our town. They look forward to meeting members of the public who have an interest in photography. New members are always welcome at the club. Also the 'Women in Focus' photography exhibition by a group of women members of the club is currently on display in Carrick Library. This exhibition showcases talent within the club and is well worth a visit.
COOLAGH CARDS: "25"s continue on Thursday’s at 8pm in Coolagh Hall.
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