STONE WALL: Work continued at the rebuilding of the wall on the Curragh Road to the Viewing Tower "Tuir Amharc" in Tullahought during the week.
ANOTHER WALL: Volunteers made a good start on building a low stone wall in preparation for the re surfacing of the footpath from the village to Frankfort Road Junction in Windgap. To complete the work additional volunteers and materials are required. To assist in any way contact John Ryan or any member of the group.
DEFIBRILLATOR CAKE SALE: The annual Cake and Home Produce Sale to support the provision and maintenance of defibrillators in the area will take place on Friday 1st August after the Cemetery Mass in Windgap. The committee would greatly appreciate the support of this very important event; by bringing cakes, home produce (jams, vegetables, etc) or by making a donation to the fund. Items for the sale can be left in to the tented area in the village on Friday from 6pm onwards. Raffle tickets for a Hamper and other prizes will be sold at the Cake Sale and the draw will take place after Mass.
DEFIBRILLATOR The committee are also holding a fundraising raffle after the Cemetery Mass in Tullahought on Thursday 31st July. The fundraising appeal is being extended to all clubs and groups in the locality to support the drive as funds are now required to provide refresher training courses for all operators and also to cover costs for maintenance of the equipment and replacement of pads etc. For further details please contact Joan O’ Gorman 086-1024892, Helen Hawe 086-8834042, Dick Walsh 087-9963355, or any member of the committee.
ACTION GROUP: Following the leaflet drop by DunoAir outlining proposals to build to erect turbines on Carraigadoon and Curradobbin Hills a hectic week of campaigning by volunteers from the Ahenny Action Group saw the majority of householders in the surrounding villages of Ahenny and Tullahought received an information bulletin on the threat of Wind Turbines in the area. The week also brought the first of a batch of politicians visiting the Lingaun Valley which straddles a number of election areas on fact finding missions, some having visited a short while ago on the election trail. Further visits are planned for the coming weeks with National and Local politicians promising to visit the picturesque and historical area. The Anti Wind Plant Campaign also brought a lot of interest over the week from local radio and print media.
HURLING: Windgap Under 8 boys travelled to Piltown on Tuesday evening to play in a friendly blitz organised by Piltown Juvenile GAA Club which included three home teams, two teams from Danesfort teams and Windgap. The boys performed brilliantly in all three matches and came away unbeaten on the night.
PLAYGROUND: Thanks to the efforts of Marie Hayes and her dedicated committee, additional funding has been recievd for the creation of a Playground in Windgap. The work is expected to be completed and the facility being opened by the end of the year.
GRAVEYARD MASSES: The annual graveyard Masses take place in Killamery on Wednesday 30th July, Tullahought on Thursday 31st and in Windgap on Friday August 1st and the Slatequarries on Thursday 7th of August. All the masses commence at 7.30pm.
LOST IN GLENMORE: Having found themselves under the Glenmore banner in last weeks edition a quick synopsis of last weeks notes included
CLUB NEWS: Thanks are extended to the local Hurling, Camogie and Handball Club members who assisted with stewarding at the Wexford V's Waterford All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening. The list included Eamon Doyle, Conor Lonergan, Niall Walsh, PJ Barron, Pat Moore, Ann Foley, Philip Lonergan and Julie Walsh. Recent match three Lotto winners were PJ Barron and Pat Walsh
CAMOGIE: The seniors went down to All Ireland Senior Club Finalists Mullinavat in the last round of the of the All County League in Mullinavat on Tuesday evening. On Saturday there was a poor turnout for the game with Gaultier in Windgap.
FAR AWAY: News has arrived of the clubs recent games being followed by supporters on the Windgap Twitter account as far away as Manchester and New Zealand
CAMOGIE: On Sunday week Caoimhe O'Shea was a member of the County under sixteen Camogie panel that went down to Galway in their championship game in Callan.
LIFE SAVERS: The Defibrillator Committee are holding their Annual Cake and Home Produce Sale as a means of funding refresher courses, further training, training new personnel and the maintenance of the equipment. The Defibrillators are in the following locations: On the wall at the door to the left, at the top of the long steps at Windgap N.S. On the front porch of the Parochial House in Windgap Village, On the front wall of Tullahought Community Centre. Originally 47 people from the locality received AED training and the recommendation is that each person attends a refresher course every two years. These courses will take place in Tullahought Community Centre later this year. If we get enough numbers we will also organise another AED training course for people who have not yet had the opportunity to avail of this training, Pads and batteries will also need to be replaced after two years. For further details please contact Joan O’ Gorman 086-1024892, Dick Walsh 087-9963355, Helen Hawe 086-8834042 or If we get enough numbers we will also organise another AED training course for people who have not yet had the opportunity to avail of this training. Pads and batteries will also need to be replaced after two years. For further details please contact Joan O' Gorman 086-1024892, Dick Walsh 087-9963355, Helen Hawe 086-8834042 or any member of the committee.
WIND TURBINES: Eight years after the South Tipperary Co. Co. ruled against locating Wind Turbines on Carrigadoon another Windfarm project is being proposed following a leaflet drop in the area. The proposal by the Dutch company DunoAir based in Cork with a Dublin contact number is to build eight 126 Meter high Wind Turbines at sites currently unknown in the Coillte forestry on Carraigadoon and Curraghdobbin hills. The original proposal over looked the high amenity area of Ahenny, The High Crosses, The Slatequarries and the Newgrange style burial chambers at the Coshel in Knockroe. The new Dunoair Curraheen Limited companys proposal will see the turbines rise over 300 feet above the treescape and could or would protrude over the skyline into the Kilkenny side which is still zoned as an area unsuitable for Wind Turbines. The proposal highlighted the fears of the residents on the Suir Valley and South Tipperary side of the Hills that one of the proposed Eirgrid routes was chosen to connect with potential Wind farms on Carraigadoon and on the slopes of Slievenamon around Kilcash. Currently a wind test mast is being erected in the area.
HURLING 2020: Have you any ideas on the game of hurling!, to have your say go to the survey on http://gaa.ie/hurling-2020/ or on kilkennygaa.ie
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