Danesfort: Walk for South Africa

TOWNSHIP CHALLENGE -Transition Year Students take on the Niall Mellon Township Challenge: At the end of the year, Liam Mullen will travel to South Africa on what will be his 11th Township Challenge.

TOWNSHIP CHALLENGE -Transition Year Students take on the Niall Mellon Township Challenge: At the end of the year, Liam Mullen will travel to South Africa on what will be his 11th Township Challenge.

This year, Liam will bring 4 transition year students with him, including his daughter Cliodhna. The students, who must fund their costs before travelling, have organized a 5k/10k Walk or Run “Family Day” in Woodstock Gardens, Inistiogue. This will take place on Sunday 12th August at 12pm. Entry fee €15 or family €25. Registration is at 11am. Face painting and bouncing castles for kids to enjoy on the day. All welcome. Contact Liam 086 2587973 or Jerry 086 2533547

LADYSWELL - The annual pattern will take place at Ladyswell on Wednesday the Feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Virgin, at 7:30pm.

LOTTO - Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto Results Week 44, Monday July 30. Draw was held in Delaney’s Kells, Jackpot €1,000, Numbers Drawn: 7 - 16 – 34. There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30 - Patricia Dooley, Mat Kearney, Tom O’Neill, David Brander, Tom Shirley. Two Promoters Prizes of €20 - Neville Stanley, Ned Brennan. Next draw Sheridan’s Ennisnag Bank Holiday Monday August 6, Jackpot €1,100. Then in The Harvester Bar, Monday August 13.

SOCCER - Fort Rangers F.C. will hold a schoolboy’s registration night at their ground in Wallslough on Wednesday night, August 15 from 7.30 to 9pm. All interested in playing soccer, starting at under 8’s are welcome.

FIELD DAY - The Annual Danesfort Parish Field Day will be held on Sunday September 2 with the venue being the Sevenhouse’s Coursing Grounds, as usual. Raffle tickets will be distributed this month - there are a large number of excellent prizes. Donation of vegetables, plants, baking and home produce are requested. Timber for firewood for the auction is also required. More information will be given regarding events at a later date. Can you also include that there are trade stands available in the field. Information regarding same can be got from John Sullivan - chairman 086 3964624 or from Anna Corr, secretary 086 0744675.

CIRCUIT TRAINING - Circuit Training with Margaret McCarthy every Friday in Danesfort Community Centre from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. The circuit stations are adapted to suit beginners and experienced exercisers. Circuit training will help you tone, lose weight and get fit. You can work at your own pace with a mixture of weight training and cardiovascular work.  Classes are suitable for all age groups (teenagers to adults). Adults: €30 (5 weeks) or €7 individual.Teenagers: €20 (5 weeks) or €5 individual. Contact Margaret 086 8355725

GOING STRONG CLUB - The Going Strong Club meet every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 11.00am. Just drop in. Refreshments served every morning. Contact: 086 1666547.

BINGO - Bingo takes place on Wednesdays in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8825821.

BALLYKEEFFE - Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre hosts Maria Doyle Kennedy, Liam O’Manlaoi and Ronan O’Snodaigh on Saturday August 18. Tickets available from the Kilkenny Book Centre and Rollercoaster Records(056 7763669). The Music will continue on Saturday August 18 with the appearance of

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE -Join local herbalist Jenny Dunne for an herb identification walk in the stunning woodlands of Ballykeeffe. Get a sense of the myriad of healing plants and their uses that grow in abundance in our native countryside. The walk will take place on Saturday August 25 between 2pm and 4pm. This is a free event.

CIRCUIT TRAINING - Circuit Training with Margaret McCarthy every Friday in Danesfort Community Centre from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. The circuit stations are adapted to suit beginners and experienced exercisers. Circuit training will help you tone, lose weight and get fit. You can work at your own pace with a mixture of weight training and cardiovascular work.  Classes are suitable for all age groups (teenagers to adults). Adults: €30 (5 weeks) or €7 individual.Teenagers: €20 (5 weeks) or €5 individual. Contact Margaret 086 8355725

Droichead Childcare: Enrolment is on-going for the Autumn term in Droichead Childcare, Callan.  Free pre-school places are still available. Is your child aged between (3 yrs 3months) and (4 yrs 10 months)? If so, you are entitled to 5 free mornings / afternoons free Childcare under the ECCE scheme. Are you planning on returning to education in September 2012? Are you aware you may be entitled to substantially reduced childcare fees under the Childcare Education Training Scheme (CETS). Are you receiving any social welfare payments? Have you got a medical card? If so you may be entitled to reduced childcare fees under the Subvention scheme. If you would like further information on the various schemes outlined above or to view our state of the art facility contact Maggie on 056 7755519 Ext 2. Limited places are available.