Bennettsbridge: Local art group exhibition opens

EXHIBITION - On Friday night, August 10 , members of the Bennettsbridge Art Group will see the culmination of many months of work and enjoyment when their exhibition, entitled “THE DRAWING CLASS OF 2012” will be opened by Martha Bolger, Kilkenny VEC.

EXHIBITION - On Friday night, August 10 , members of the Bennettsbridge Art Group will see the culmination of many months of work and enjoyment when their exhibition, entitled “THE DRAWING CLASS OF 2012” will be opened by Martha Bolger, Kilkenny VEC.

The group have been working under their tutor, Julie Moorhouse for some time and are delighted to have the opportunity to show their work during Kilkenny Arts Week, in the local Community Centre.

Julie has been an inspiration to the members and they are delighted that she will be on hand to advise on the mounting of the exhibition.

Bennettsbridge Art Group have been exhibiting annually for the past number of years and this has been made possible by the support of the VEC and Martha Bolger. We are delighted therefore, that Martha has agreed to open the exhibition and look forward to an enjoyable evening.

The opening will take place on Friday, 10th August at 7pm and all are welcome. There will be a glass of wine for “everybody in the audience” and finger food.

Exhibitors include, Ann Buckley, Lin Cowley, Joan Cleere, Helen Crimin, DaphneHunt, Elma and Mossie Kharaghani and Ann McLoughlin.

OPENING HOURS

The exhibition will be held over two weekends,

Friday, 10th August, 7 – 9pm

Saturday, 11th August, 2 – 4pm and 7 – 8.30pm (after mass)

Sunday, 12th August, 11 – 12 noon(after mass) and 2 – 4 pm

Saturday, 18th August, 2 – 4pm and 7 – 8.30pm(after mass)

Sunday, 19th August , 11 – 12 noon(after mass) and 2 – 4pm

CEMETERY MASS - Fortune smiled on the parishioners of Bennettsbridge on Saturday when the Annual Cemetery mass was celebrated. Given the uncertainty of the weather, there was some doubt about the venue but as it turned out the evening was fine and the many relatives who attended were delighted that they could stand by the graves of their loved ones.

Canon Patrick Duggan was the celebrant assisted by Rev Dan O’Gorman, Woollengrange. The lesson was read by Owena Grimes. The parish choir sang during the mass, accompanied by organist, Doreen Griffin.

Canon Duggan read out the names of people from the parish who had died during the year. He thanked everyone who helped to organise the mass, including readers, Eucharistic Ministers, choir and John Warren, sacristan for his help at all times.

He paid special tribute to Kevin Davey and Sean Galway for their enormous contribution in keeping the graveyard in such beautiful condition.

TIDY TOWNS - Since the Tidy Towns was re-formed last Autumn there has been a programme of, planting,
painting, weeding & general cleaning in the village.This work has been carried out by so many people who deserve great credit. Regular weekly grass cutting is being done by a loyal few.

Some weeks ago, the coping stones were repainted on the bridge and this has added to the appearance of our village. Photographs of the workers on the day are now on Facebook thanks to the expert photography of John Ready

The link is: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418611954851195.92314.200955313283528&type=1
The committee is grateful for everyones help & support, and as a “Thank You” they are organising an end of summer night in O’Donnells pub on Friday 24th of August! We hope that everyone will come along and celebrate our “Tidy Town”. We don’t have a lot of cash but we will have some
great live music and a bit of food!. It’s not a fund raising night, just a get together - the fund raising is planned for later in the year!!

Bord na nog - Well done to U16s who beat Paulstown in Gowran on Thursday in the first round of the championship. They play Kilmacow in the next round on Saturday. Best of luck to the U14s who play the League Final on Thursday (tomorrow) against Dunnamaggin in Thomastown. Luke Dowling and Shane Byrne are representing Bennettsbridge on the Kilkenny South U15s.  Well done and best of luck

LOTTO - No winner last week. Numbers chosen were, 10, 13, 15, 19. Jackpot now stands at €9400.00. Consolation Prizes Liz and Mike, c/o Lalor’s Eamonn McEvoy, Gowran Road Judy Farrell, Danesfort ,Simpson 7, The Ring, Tess Brownrigg, Newtown.