Goresbridge - Clean up after your dogs

SPLIT THE POT RESULTS - Christine Holden, (Gardiner) Moneen, Graignamanagh won €90 with Noah Hynes, son of Claire Hynes (McLoughlin) winning €20 and Linda Simpson also winning €20. Thank you to all who support this weekly draw. The money goes towards improvements around the village.

SPLIT THE POT RESULTS - Christine Holden, (Gardiner) Moneen, Graignamanagh won €90 with Noah Hynes, son of Claire Hynes (McLoughlin) winning €20 and Linda Simpson also winning €20. Thank you to all who support this weekly draw. The money goes towards improvements around the village.

CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG - Those of you who have dogs and walk them in public areas are asked to bring a bag with you to clean up after them. This is an ongoing problem in the village and it is unbelievable in this day and age that people who keep dogs as pets allow them to pooh on the footpaths, outside shops and outside people’s home, it is disgusting and lets us all know how little they think of the people who live in the area and how little they think of the village where they live. It is not only those who take their dogs out for a walk but there are several dogs allowed to roam freely and do their business anywhere and the area at the school is particularly bad.

GOWRAN PANTOMIME - Gowran Pantomime Society is in the final stages of rehearsals for their upcoming performance of Alice in Wonderland. Oh yes we are!

It’s the 14th production and it’s bigger & better than ever. It will be staged in Gowran Hall on February 12th,13th,15th & 16th nightly @ 8pm, and a matinee on Sunday 17th @ 3pm.

Tickets: €12. Kids €8. OAP/Students: €10. Family Ticket (Tuesday/Wednesday) €25. Bookings: 056 7726117.

GORESBRIDGE CHURCH BI-CENTENARY - Goresbridge Church will celebrate its Bi-Centenary this year and volunteers are being sought to form a committee to organise some events to celebrate the event. When the main committee is formed some sub-committees will also be formed. Please contact the Parish Office by email @gbptparish@gmail.com or telephone 059 9775180.

BARROW RANGERS AGM - Barrow Rangers Hurling Club will hold their AGM on Friday February 15 in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge at 8pm. Mass for the deceased members will take place at 7pm in the adjoining Church.

SET DANCING - Adult Set Dancing resumes in Ionad Dara on Monday, February 4 for 10 weeks, €6 per class and beginners are very lucky.

FITNESS PROGRAMME - A 10 week fitness programme, two nights per week will start January 29 in the Sports Hall, Paulstown. Tuesday will be a weigh in at 7.15 followed by Boot camp at 8pm. Thursday; you can walk or jog building up to participate in a 5k marathon. Fully qualified fitness instructor, if you would like more information please contact Mary at 087 2491807

SOCCER RESULTS - Bridge United u 16’s travelled to Kilmallock in the last 32 of the SFAI Cup. Normal time could not separate the teams. It was 1-1 after extra time but Bridge United were to be denied when they lost 4-3 in the penalty shoot out. Well done to Dazzler Doyle and his squad for doing so well in the competition.

The under 14 team had a 1-0 victory against Ormondeville in Goresbridge. The under 10’s drew 1-1 with Highview and the under 8’s played Freebooters B.ighvieh

KARATE CLUB - Paulstown Karate Club meets every Saturday morning in the Sports Hall, 10 – 11.15. New members welcome, boys and girls aged 6 – 14 years. You are invited to come along for a free class to give it a try.

COMMUNITY ALERT - If you are interested in being involved in the start up of a Community Alert Scheme you are invited to a meeting in the Church Hall, Paulstown this Thursday evening February 7 at 8pm. A representative from the Gardaí will be in attendance.

WORTH €6325 - B ridge United’s lotto is worth €6,325. Last week D and A c/o The Gardiner Family won €50 and Brigid Hogan also won €50. The promoter’s prize was won by Willie Murphy. It costs €2 to play and tickets are available in Blake’s Pub, Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Maher’s Pub, The Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner and from committee members.

BARROW RANGERS LOTTO WORTH €5,000 - Barrow Rangers lotto stands at €5,000 and tickets are available from Donohoe’s Shop, Maher’s Spar and Peter Breen. It costs €2 to play; you choose 4 numbers between 1-24 so it could be you.

BOOKING IONAD DARA - If you wish to book Ionad Dara you can contact Mary Simpson at 087 7548498.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT - St Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown are holding a fundraising concert on Friday 8th of March 2013. The concert will be held in St Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown.

This will be our 5th year for our concerts and we always like to have a variety of different themes and different performers. Following feedback from people who attend the concerts, we have decided that the theme for this year is “Songs from the Musicals”. I am looking for performers who would like to join us on the evening and sing two songs from their favourite musical.

If you are interested please contact Marian on 086 1258480.

IRELAND REACHING OUT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN CARLOW - Ireland Reaching Out programme is a multi-award winning Irish Government sponsored initiative established to help people of Irish Heritage Worldwide connect with the Irish Parish or town from where they or their ancestors originated.

Ireland Reaching Out is also a partner with “The Gathering Ireland 2013” and is looking for Volunteers in Carlow to assist. Cynthia O Connor, genealogist with the programme is seeking assistance initially to answer queries on the Ireland Reaching Out Website www.irelandxo.com for people abroad connected with Co Carlow.

The Ireland XO website has developed a parish profile for every parish in the country. When someone abroad wants to connect to an Irish parish, they can leave a query on the website which is responded to by local volunteers.

When a member of the parish Diaspora visits the area, then someone can show them their family graves, the house their people were born in, the land they once farmed, and if possible, introduce them to living relatives in Ireland, establishing a lifelong connection with the area. Ireland XO is building an invaluable national infrastructure to encourage tourism and energy into every community, regardless of size and location. While Ireland XO is a long-term programme, we have re-arranged our priorities for the coming year to support fully the efforts of the Gathering programme to attract people to visit Ireland in 2013. For more info contact Ireland Reaching Out genealogy dept. on 091 842 013 or email: info@irelandxo.com.