1916 COMMERATION: A 1916 commemorative exhibition takes place in The League House in Windgap on May Day Sunday 1st. To make it a memorable event the organisers wish invite everybody to contribute by lending any memorabilia, photos, stories or artefacts you may have about the Easter Rising. The event celebrates our history and they plan on collating all this information. It will include the outstanding efforts of the pupils of Windgap School coached by their teachers and families. For further information, please contact Noreen Hayes or Kate Moloney.
CARD RESULTS: Winners at the Final Progressive Twenty Five Card drive of the season held in Guinans were 1st. Eamon Doyle and Laurence Foley, 2nd. Mary Moore and Mary Doyle. 20th Game Eddie and Anne Marie Hawe, Other winners were PJ Barron, John Kenny, Mary Doyle, Angela Vaughan, PJ Egan.
TIDY TOWNS FORUM: Representatives of the Windgap and Tullahought Tidy Towns attended the Community Centre Stoneyford on Monday evening on the theme of two hour workshop on Building Volunteer Numbers and making the Tidy Town group more effective and attractive to volunteers. It was led by the facilitator Mike Holden.
COMMUNITY DEVEOLPOMENT: The final design plans for the hall redevelopment will be displayed, to community groups on Wed the 20 April at 8 pm in the hall. In preparation there will be a development company meeting in the Club Rooms on Wednesday 13th April at 8pm
LINGAUN VALLEY: Kilkenny LEADER Partnership is organising a meeting to explore the potential of developing the Lingaun Valley as a community tourism region utilizing the rich history, archaeology and natural resources. The meeting will take place in Tullahought Community Hall on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm. All local groups, residents and interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Fergus Horgan, Development Officer at 086-8528884.
CAMOGIE NEWS: Windgap Senior Camogie Team are playing in the first round of the League /Championship on Saturday 9th April at 6.30pm in Mullinavat against Mullinavat. All your Support is welcome. If you would like to be a Social Member of the Camogie Club Please contact any member.
TIMELESS NATURE: For many the change in time has brought another view on nature whose activities follow normal daylight hours all the year round. The arrival of darker mornings and longer evenings has moved the dawn and evening chorus for more to share as it continues without the requirement of the change of an hour on the clock. With the pheasant population pairing off, a scarce supply of cocks sees some of them accompanied by two hens as they follow their daily activities with calls. The early mornings see rabbits, another arrival almost a thousand years ago, sit as if washing their paws in the morning dew and then cleaning their faces for a day that includes spells of hectic play in the sunshine. Following the dry spell, the recent rain was a welcome supply of water to the water filled tractor tyre tracks in a gap where hundreds of tadpoles have been born as the pool had begun to evaporate. Its arrival also brought a freshly washed look and the flush colour of new green growth to the landscape. Elsewhere the dark rain bearing clouds provide a dramatic constantly changing scene of grey’s, black and whites intersected by skeletal un-leafed trees. At evening time it was contrasted only by the blaze of furze or whin blossom, displays of wild primroses and the yellow sunset promising more rain, growth and variety for the following days.
SPRING CLEAN: The annual clean-up of the village in Windgap and its approach roads takes place on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. On the day bags, gloves and pickers will be provided at the Lake. All help will be appreciated with residents invited in all areas to assist in cleaning up all of their local roads and ditches.
HIVE OF ACTIVITY: With the pitch closed on Monday evening, owing to ground conditions, every inch of club space was a plethora of activity, as the amenity area, hurling wall, Gym and handball alley were used by all in the build up to the peak of the playing season. To have sufficient amenities on hand to cater for such occasions is a credit to the work of the club officers over many years.
LOTTO RESULTS: Numbers 3, 5, 8, 28 and bonus number 1 were drawn. Next week’s prize fund is €8,200. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
NUACHTLITIR: Information for the weekly Parish Bulletin at weekend Masses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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