Kilmanagh: Missions whist drive

ST. BRIGID’S WHIST DRIVE - The next whist drive will be held on Friday, 25 January at 8.30pm in Palmerstown Venue. All are welcome.

ST. BRIGID’S WHIST DRIVE - The next whist drive will be held on Friday, 25 January at 8.30pm in Palmerstown Venue. All are welcome.

YOGA CLASSES - Yoga for all levels including Beginners and Improvers yoga will start in the new year. Also Yoga for the older adults, therapeutic chair yoga will be on offer. For more information please contact Marian on 086 3082450.

ALZHEIMER’S CENTRE - The centre has a facilitated support group, for carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Providing a safe space for information exchange, emotional and practical support and the opportunity to network with other carers in similar positions.  Location: Alzheimer Day Care Centre, 1 Fr Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny (Behind the village Inn). Next Meeting: Time: 4pm-5.30pm,  Wednesday, 30 January 2013 . For more information contact Ruth 056-7771230.

BASIC MECHANICS - For anyone who wants to know the basics of their care such as checking for oil, water, tyre pressure, change bulbs or wiper blades, etc. this once off course is a must. It will be held on Thursday, 31 January from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and will cost €10. To book a place ring 056 7755519 ext. 1.

ANNUAL WHIST DRIVE - Preparations are well under way for the upcoming Annual Whist Drive which is organised by friends and family on behalf of Fr Philip O’Halloran as a support for the Missionary work of the Mill Hill Missionaries for his work in Uganda and Kenya.  Fr Philip has worked in Uganda for over 21 years and the work was greatly enhanced with the support of the annual whist drive. Fr. Philip who is 25 years ordained this year is presently appointed to Luanda in Western Kenya. He runs a year’s residential programme together with the Mill Hill Sisters for those seeking to understand if they are being called to missionary priesthood or sister hood.
This year’s Whist Drive will be held on Wednesday, 6 February in Callan Parish Hall at 8.30pm.

There will be lots of prizes on the night for the whist and a raffle. Teas will be served. All donations or help in any way would be greatly appreciated.
FREE ART PROJECT - a FREE creative art project for adults will begin on Wednesday, 20 February and will run for 3 Wednesday evenings. This project will involved working on a mural in Droicheád Childcare using all sorts of fabrics and textures to create a unique piece of work. To book a place please call 056 7755519, ext. 1.

5s LEAGUE - It’s a new year and a new F.A.I. 5s league is starting this January nationwide.  The F.A.I. 5s leagues are now the most biggest small sided leagues in the country with the best referees, great prizes and of course the amazing opportunity for recreational footballers to play in Aviva Stadium this summer. 

The word is fast spreading to the local community and to local businesses that there is a local league for them to play in.  Hopefully a team from the parish will get the amazing experience of playing in Aviva stadium.

There are different divisions for different standards, and the cost is from €40 per game, or just €5 per person.

 If you only have half a squad and would like to play, then speak to the 5s organisers and they will find you a few players to make sure that you can play league this season.

Check out www.5s.ie or call the 5s organisers on 081-8501555 to find out more details about the competition/blitz in Co. Kilkenny.