Ballyraggett: Local scenes on show

ART EXHIBITION - Local artists Colette O’Brien and John Walsh are exhibiting their art-work in the Town Hall, High Street, Kilkenny from the 4th to the 10th August from 10am to 6pm. There are some paintings depicting scenes of Ballyragget and surrounds like Ballyragget Castle and Donoughmore Cemetery. Colette has some magnificent mosaics for sale and two extraordinary large oil paintings on exhibit. Both artists are well known and their works are sought after by many – do come along and view the exhibition and say hello!

ART EXHIBITION - Local artists Colette O’Brien and John Walsh are exhibiting their art-work in the Town Hall, High Street, Kilkenny from the 4th to the 10th August from 10am to 6pm. There are some paintings depicting scenes of Ballyragget and surrounds like Ballyragget Castle and Donoughmore Cemetery. Colette has some magnificent mosaics for sale and two extraordinary large oil paintings on exhibit. Both artists are well known and their works are sought after by many – do come along and view the exhibition and say hello!

TIDY TOWNS COMPETITION 2012 - Thanks to all whom are litter picking, displaying flowers, strimmng approach roads and doing painting works to help make the town clean and presentable for the Tidy Towns competition. The tidy town clean up continues in July starting from the Square every Wednesday at 8pm. Your support is much appreciated – every little helps.

HELEN’S ALTERATIONS - Wishing Helen Delaney the very best of luck in her new venture “Helen’s Alterations” which she recently opened on the Square, Ballyragget. If you need any garments altered or repaired from school uniforms to debutante dresses Helen is the one to see. Helen is a talented seamstress and has worked for years at dressmaking. If you have any queries call and see her on the Square – evening appointments are available on request. You can contact Helen on chdkki@msn.com or 087 9628019. It is great to see a new business opening in the town and wish her every success.

PLAYGROUP - As there are now no vacancies left for our morning Playgroup, names are being taken for the Afternoon session which operates from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. This is open to preschool and pre-preschool children aged from 2years 6 months to 5 years. We deliver the same high standard Playgroup and Montessori programme as the morning session. Free places available under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme and part subsidised places available under the Community Childhood Subvention Scheme. For full list of eligible places please contact the Manager Marian Gorman at 086-8462867 for details. Also please note that places are filling up fast for our September 2013 morning Session. If you would like your child to learn in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, please contact Marian at the above number or call to see our purpose built premises with large outdoor play area on Chapel Avenue anytime.

BOOK CLUB - The book for September for the Hogan Stand Book Club is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. The Book Club will meet on Tuesday 4th September 2012 in the Hogan Stand and new members are always welcome. Regards,

ST. PATRICK’S LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - Numbers Drawn- 1, 2, 20, 28

Jackpot Winner – No winner

€50 sellers prize – Tom Phelan

€100 winner – Yvonne Dowling, 15 Grove Terrace

€60 winner –Sean Phelan, Brookfield

€30 winner – Mary McGrath, 1 Grove Terrace

€30 winner –Willie Davin, C/O Tom Phelan

In House prize C/O The Sportsman’s

Bottle of Whiskey – James Farrell

€30 – Janie Dowling, Grove Terrace

€30 – Theresa Roberts, Castle Street

€30 – Maria Bergin, Glenvale

Next week’s venue – The Corner House

Jackpot is €13,450 Tickets €2

Naomh Bríd Camogie Club - The club wishes to thank everyone who supported last week end’s Church Gate collection. Your generous contributions are much appreciated. The U12 team played in a fantastic league match on Monday, 30th July at St. John’s Park, Kilkenny. Despite leading at half time by 1-1 to 0-1, Naomh Bríd faded in the second half as O’Loughlin Gaels made a strong comeback and went three goals ahead. However, Naomh Bríd finished well, but eventually lost by 4-2 to 4-1, after a thrilling contest. Well done to everyone. Team and Scores - Zoe Gleeson, Niamh Morrissey, Zara Gunner (1-0), Chieu Phelan, Lauren Phelan, Sinead Morrissey, Sinead Walshe, Katie Brennan (3-1), Sheila Brophy, Katie Delaney, Molly Southgate, Michaela Ryan, Sub Kiara Walshe.

COMPUTER COURSES - Computers for communications classes will take place in Castlecomer Community Hall from Wednesday August 29th, 7-9pm. These classes cover Internet and Email, Facebook, digital photography and Skype. They are a good informal introduction to computers for beginners and take place over 5x2 hour classes.2. Dates are now in the diary for the next round of job search workshops. They will be offered around the county again and are good chance for people to develop confidence and job search strategies. It is also an opportunity to get information about local training and supports. The workshop is open to all and free of charge. Date August 28th Location, O’Loughlin Court, Kilkenny September 19th Urlingford October 17th Callan (Droichead FRC) November 7th Castlecomer

BROOKVILLE SPIN THE WHEEL - Brookville Spin the Wheel results for Friday 3th August – In house draw - €50– Dominic Delaney. Jackpot spin won by John Ronan €60 and the seller’s prize of €25 was won by Margaret O’ Hara. Next week’s jackpot is €1750 and will be held in The Sportsman’s Bar. Tickets for sale at €2 – Be in it to win it!

BROOKVILLE MANAGER - Brookville AFC is interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in managing the junior team in division 2 of the Kilkenny & District League for the coming season. Contact 087 6845387 or 087 2210307.

CELTIC DEEN REGISTRATION FOR NEW SEASON - Schoolboy/Girl Registration & Training for Deen Celtic will take place in the clubhouse at the following times: U-8 (2005) Friday August 17th at 5.00 pm --Registration Only. U-9 (2004) Wednesday August 15th at 5.00pm U-10 (2003) Tuesday August 14th at 5.00pm U-11 (2002) Thursday August 16th at 6.00pm U-12 (2001) Wednesday August 15th at 6.00pm U-13 (2000) Wednesday August 15th at 7.00pm U-14 (1999) Tuesday August 14th at 6.00pm U-15 (1998) Thursday August 16th at 7.00pm U-16 (1997) Thursday August 16th at 7.00pm U-19 (1996/5/4) Thursday August 16th at 8.00pm Registration fee is €20 per kid. New members are very welcome.

Anyone wishing to help with schoolboy teams can let club representative know at signing up times. The club is also hoping to have a soccer school for kids on Saturday afternoons for boys & girls born in 2006 & 2007 commencing in September.

CHURCH EVENTS - Ministers for the Word Month of August – Team A Team Leader – Eileen Mulhall

CEMETERY MASSES-Rosconnell on Friday 20th July at 8pm. Eucharistic Adoration in the O’Gorman Home Oratory every Tuesday morning 10am – 12 noon. Please come along and spend some time in the Presence of God. Please have anniversaries and notices for the newsletter in by 2 pm on Thursdays. All anniversaries will be included but months minds and 1st anniversaries will have to take precedence in masses for the dead.