The Thomastown Regatta this Friday

Local Lotto - €3,000 jackpot was not won. 5 X €35 winners were: Alice Carey, Valerie Maher Mallfield, Johnny O Donnelly Inistioge, Keri & Gordan Whelan Berkley Lawns and Mary Lannon Dangan Terrace.

Local Lotto - €3,000 jackpot was not won. 5 X €35 winners were: Alice Carey, Valerie Maher Mallfield, Johnny O Donnelly Inistioge, Keri & Gordan Whelan Berkley Lawns and Mary Lannon Dangan Terrace.

Soccer - the big schoolboys raffle is on in o haras this friday night 9.30. 1st prize is 2 premium tickets for madonna concert in the aviva stadium + €250, 2nd prize €200, 3rd &4th prize €100 and 5th and 6th prize €50. Tickets are €3 each or a book of 4 for a tenner. all tickets sold or unsold must be returned to o haras bar or any committee member before the draw. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

A crowd of 50 people travelled to the Aviva on Saturday for Irelands pre Euro 12 friendly. Firstly taking in a friendly game against Rathcoole boys leading 3.0 through brian o hanrahan (2) and rory monks, the boys took their foot off the pedal ending up ;osing out 4-3 to the home side. but they were kindly treated by their hosts later before setting off to cheer on the bouys in green. A great day was had by all.

The club will hold their annual golf classic in gowran park on friday the 8th and saturday the 9th of june. a team of 4 is €140 including dinner. the time sheet is available from Breda on 087-9558576. Companies can also sponsor a tee or green for €35. There is over 2000euro worth of prizes with top prize a four ball and an overnight stay at a 4 star Wexford resort

GAA - GAA News’ Family Race Night at Kilkenny Dog Track in aid of Thomastown GAA Club on Friday 1st June at 8pm. Adults €10, kids go free!

Sacred Medal of “Our Lady”- The holy medal of Our Lady of Garabandal is available to anyone who is sick at home or in hospital. The sacred medal was kissed by Our Lady in Garabandal on the 13th November 1965, also available for blessing is the Holy Relic of St Padre Pio for more information contact Tommy O Neill 086 3273511.

Thomastown Macra - Thomastown macra is a club for people between 17 and 35, their activities are sport, drama, music and agriculture to name just a few. If anyone is interested in getting involved or wants more info contact Mick on 0868359891.

TCRT Update- The Thomastown Regatta, organised by the Thomastown Community River Trust, kicks off this week with three entertaining events over the bank holiday weekend. The program starts wirth “Nore Flow,” a musical and poetry evening on Friday June 1st at 8pm entry €10 in the concert hall, featuring acclaimed sean-nos singer Iarla O Lionaird and award-winning poet Michael Coady, plus the Water Project, a hydroelectroacoustic ensemble. There will also be an exhibition of Thomastown’s industrial heritage in the concert hall from 11 am to 5 pm for each day of the June Bank Holiday (entry free), plus a talk in the concert hall on Sunday 3rd June at 8pm on the Archaeology of the River Nore with Rex Bangerter, Underwater Archaeologist, Tony Hoyne, Local Historian and Oscar Ryan, Historian Archaeologist, entry €5. Please come along and support these wonderful events! For more information, contact Jerry Gardner on 087 6637466.

Thomastown Camogie Club-All County match to be held next Friday 1st June in Grennan at 7.30pm against Clara. There will be a community Games match against Wexford in Glynn Barntown on June 4th at noon. Please if you can, come & support the girls.

We will be holding a bagpacking weekend in Super Valu, Dublin Rd, Thomastown this weekend in aid of the club. Please lend your support & time if you are able. All support is very welcome & needed.

Thomastown Scout Group-The camping season is in again with Thomastown Scouts having a successful Scout camp in woodstock a couple of weeks ago. The County Cub camp was held in the Woodstock scout field in Inistioge last weekend & was attended by over 200 cubs. We had beautiful weather & a great time. The Beavers will be having their camp in Tullow in a couple of weeks time so let’s hope they have the same luck with the weather.

Thomastown Tidy Towns - The Thomastown Tidy Towns Committee wishes to thank individual helpers, various organisations and the Resident Associations for the hard work during our preparations for the annual TidyTowns Competition that starts on 1 June 2012. We anticipate that the Adjudicator will be here from about 6 June at the earliest and, of course, anytime from then on until the end of July.

So here we go into a period of regular sweeping and cleaning of our property facades, walls, pathways and pavements. For property owners who are planning to freshen up or repaint, there is still time to do it so please don’t wait. We hope that everyone will make a special effort during this period to keep litter off our streets, to keep weeds from the pavements, remove your own dog litter, bin your cigarette butts and for chewers of gum, Bin it Your Way, but bin it.

We hope to improve again this year but we need your co-operation during these critical weeks of the adjudication.

We wish to say a special word thanks the businesses who have responded positively to our recent appeal for funds to meet the cost of grass cutting, mowing and equipment repair. Our appeal is still valid and we hope others may still be able to help in some small way. Thank you all.

seminar-Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are holding a Free Parents Seminar for parents of children aged from Birth to 6 years on 11th June 2012 in Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel from 7pm-9.30pm. The seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Roche, Education Consultant and will explore how reading books aloud can support young children’s early language development.