A TWIST IN THE TALE. The on-going saga regarding the Dunoair plans for eight wind turbines on the hills overlooking the Knockroe Passage Tomb took another turn last week when the Tipperary County Council planners decided not to verify the application due to misleading information and lack of clarity. This is the second occasion in the past year when the plans submitted by the developer have been deemed invalid by the Council much to the relief of local residents. It is feared however that it is not the end of these plans and a fresh application could be made at any time. Residents are asked to be vigilant in looking out for new site notices which would signal the lodging of a third application by the developers. In the interim the closing date for objections to Tipperary Co. Co. on the proposal is deferred.
FOOTBALL: Club member James Mackey lined out at corner back for Kilkenny against London in the British Junior Football championship in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening. Played before the Dublin verses Laois Leinster Senior Football Championship tie that attracted over seventeen thousand spectators the side found the visitors too strong. As holders of the Sam Maguire British Junior Championship Cup the Club was represented on the winning occasion by Gerard Purcell. The side travel to defend their title in Sundon Park Luton to play Hertfordsshire on Staurday with extra time to be played if required.
HOMECOMING: A link from the past 1860 in the locality was recreated when the Liston, Family retraced their O' Dwyer’s and Moore Family Roots from Breagaun and Birchwood to Kansas and Alaska and back, thanks to the windgap.ie Website
FUN RUN: The Hurling and Camogie Clubs 5KM Fun Run has been re-arranged for Sun 19th June. Further details to follow.
COMMUNITY ALERT The Community Alert Committee is reminding members on the text alert system that the ten euro annual subscription is now due for 2016. You can pay the subscription to any committee member. The committee would like to thank those who have already paid for 2016.
BRIDGE RESULTS: Winners at the weekly Killamery Bridge Club game played in the Olde House on Monday were; 1st Moira Hickey and Peggy Vaughan. Best Gross: Kitty Meagher and Rita Houlihan. 2nd. Helen Lanigan and Catherine Burke. 3rd: Stella Tenneyson and Rita Townsend.
LINGAUN VALLEY: Thanks are extended by Leader to all who attended the meeting in Tullahought Community Hall on the 13th April. The next step is to form a committee for the region and to include representatives from both counties on the committee. It will be run by KLP who have identified the development of the Lingaun Valley as one of their flagship plans. If you wish to be part of a committee for the region contact Fergus Horgan, Harry Everard or Christine Walshe at Kilkenny LEADER Partnership, 8 Patrick’s Court, Kilkenny by calling 056 7752111 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMOGIE NEWS: Bad news has seen a hand injury to Lisa Phelan one of the gladiators of the local club. Having recently returned from Australia the injury occurred in the final minutes of the game against Dicksboro in Dunnamaggin on Sunday week.
TIDY TOWNS; As judging date is imminent weeding continued with growing numbers at the Grotto in Windgap and the awarding of a €1500 amenity grant from Kilkenny County Council whilst hedge planting continued in Tullahought. County Heritage Officer and ecologist Janice Fuller will make a short presentation outlining practical activities community groups can undertake to assist local wildlife with special reference to the National Pollinator Plan in Inistioge in the coming weeks. To attend ring 056-7794487.
LOTTO: Numbers 1, 2, 15, 22 and bonus number 27. Next week’s prize fund is €6,000. Tickets at €2 are available from any club member.
NUACHLITIR: Notices for the weekend Masses can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped into the Parochial House by Thursday evening. Fr. Fergal’s Mobile number is (085) 8830756.
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