Lisdowney: Sticky Fingers for you?

ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK – All roads lead to Gathabawn today (Wednesday, December 26) for the annual St Stephen’s Day Walk.

ST STEPHEN’S DAY WALK – All roads lead to Gathabawn today (Wednesday, December 26) for the annual St Stephen’s Day Walk.

Walkers can choose either the new walking loop or the shorter walk. A great day of fun and exercise is guaranteed.

CHRISTMAS PLAYS – Well done to all the children from the parish schools on their fantastic performances in this year’s Christmas plays.

RACQUETBALL – Lisdowney Racket Ball Club is up and running. Anybody interested in playing is asked to call Patsy Murphy on 086 1666748 or Vincent Dunphy on 086-8393545. All new members welcome.

BADMINTON CLUB – There will be no badminton next Monday, December 31. It will resume on Monday January 7 at 8pm. Eimear wishes everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

CLUB LOTTO- Annual club lotto tickets are currently on sale. The annual ticket for €100 enters you into 52 weekly draws. Weekly tickets are just €2 and are available from Hogans’, McGraths’, Bradleys’ Butchers and the Credit Union in Ballyragget, O’Carroll’s pharmacy and Micheal Bergin’s in Freshford, Mackeys’ in Gathbawn, Carmel’s in Lisdowney and from any committee member.

LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 086-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

JOIN THE GYM – It is time to think about getting fit for the New Year. Membership for the gym at Lisdowney Hurling Club is now being taken. Please contact Stephen on 086-2770217 for more details.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL – The Lisdowney Conference of St Vincent de Paul meets regularly. The Conference is there to support people of the parish of any age who are in need. Please contact the confidential line on 087-9721076.

COMMUNITY ALERT – If anyone in the parish needs an alarm, please contact Ann Kavanagh, Kathleen Bergin, Tommy Lennon, Renee Fitzpatrick or Marie Stapleton.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP – The Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30am-noon. Contact Avril on 087-7760082.

STICKY FINGERS -– The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group meets on Thursday mornings between 10am and 12.30pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. Contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

SOS – SOS is a voluntary organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild to moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. They are 
looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from their services. Each host is matched with one person from SOS and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided. They are also looking for volunteers to support them in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending SOS in the evening time or weekends. If you would like to know more about 
volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email or visit their website on .

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE – Bookings can now be made for the 2013 Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from 22nd – 27th May 2013. The fare is €735 per person sharing. For more information, please contact Eleanor on 051-880414 or email

NEWS – If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes for Wednesday, 2nd January edition, please e-mail notices to or text Deirdre on 086-8093647 before 7pm tonight (Wednesday, 26th December 2012) due to the printing deadline.