COACH BUILDING AND LOTS MORE-Barrowvale Local History Group will hold an exhibition in Ionad Dara August 18 to 26 to mark Heritage Week. It will be open daily from 2-6 and also open from 7-9 in the evenings. The exhibition presents a colourful display of photographs, information and artefacts and the focus of this year’s event is the building of horse coaches. Other themes include Kilkenny Abbey, The Paulstown Farmers Union and the Toler Aylward’s Estate and some more extracts from the John Murphy Journal. There will also be a collection of horse drawn coaches including a number made by Milletts of Borris on exhibit and an account of the craft and business of coach building using recently discovered documents from the Millett Coach Factory. It’s really worth a visit.
GREATLY APPRECIATED-The Breen Family, Laz and Mary, sisters, Veronica and Gemma, brothers, Peter, Joe and John would like to thank all those who attended in such large numbers, the wake, the removal to Church and burial of their dear daughter and sister, Mary, in Galmoy. Your support is greatly appreciated.
CONCERT IN IONAD DARA- The annual concert run by the committee of Ionad Dara will take place on Friday August 31, Lumíere, Pauline Scanlon and Éilis Kennedy from Dingle will provide the entertainment and are considered to be two of the finest voices in Ireland. They will be supported by the widely acclaimed Oirachtas Sean-no’s dance champions, Colm, Padraig and Gearóid Devane from Carna, Connemara. Tickets are €20 and are available from Gerry Kavanagh 086 0443152, Martha Kelly 086 3479581, Mary Meaney 087 2103011, Ciara Murphy 086 8675560 or Ann Wall at 059 9775180.
ALL IRELAND - FINAL BECKONSThree bus loads left the Parish early Sunday morning to head to Croke Park and it must be said we were hopeful more than we were confident but what an atmosphere at Croke Park with over 50,000 in the stadium and what a match. There was just a point between the teams at half time but Kilkenny were in flying form but who could have thought we would beat Tipperary by double scores. Before Croke Park the under 8’s of Barrow Rangers and the u 12’s played in Marley Park against Ballinteer and all the team and the two bus loads of supporters were really well looked after by the host club with teas, coffees, sandwiches, minerals, crisps and cakes so thank you to them, it set us up for the day. Now the scramble for tickets will take place for the All-Ireland Final, it’s an expensive day out when all the family want to go but for atmosphere alone and the sense of occasion it is well worth it.
FIRST ALL IRELAND MEDAL FOR SEAN- This weekend saw the Juvenile Handball All-Ireland finals take place in Co.Monaghan. In the U15 D grade Goresbridge clubman Sean Carey and partner Dylan Caulfield (Kilfane) took on Tyrone. The lads got off to a good start taking the first game 15-11. The second was a closer affair with the Tyrone lads serving at 14- 14 , but Kilkenny got them out and went on to win 15-14. A great win for Sean and Dylan , all their work has paid off. Sean has been playing with Goresbridge for about 5 yrs now and it is great to see him get his first All Ireland Medal. Well done lads.
SPLIT THE POT RESULTS -On Saturday last Jane O’ Keefe, c/o Judy Brennan won €108, Anne Connolly, Red Mills won €20 and Mary Buggy won €20. Congratulations to the winners, thank you to all of you that support it and thank you to the local businesses who promote the draw, Kelly’s Hardware, Maher’s Spar, Maher’s Pub, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, Barrow Breeze, John D Butchers, Pat Minchin’s, Bridge Café, Connolly’s Red Mills, Donohoe’s Pub, Goresbridge Pharmacy, Beatrice Dempsey and Goresbridge Credit Union.
RELAY FOR LIFE 2013-ing to Kilkenny. What is Relay For Life? At Relay For Life hundreds of people gather to embark on a very special 24-hour journey.Relay For Life is an overnight , community celebration and a unique , empowering and fun event. At the heart of Relay is the oppurtunity to CELEBRATE Cancer Survivors and to REMEMBER those who have left us. We are currently asking people who may have been touched in any way by cancer to come and join in the CELEBRATION . Our Relay For Life will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of July , 2013 at Scanlon Park , Kilkenny. We are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay , for 24 hours , because cancer never sleeps!!. Otherwise team members are free to socialise , have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment. If you think that you would like to be part of this event in any way , Contact the following.Relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or call 087 2925805 ,
SHANE INTO FINAL-Paulstown boxer Shane Flavin beat Sean Gallagher of St. David’s, Naas in the semi-final of the 38.5 kilo competition. Shane got a bye in the first round and will take on Nathan Maye from Crumlin in the final this Friday night. If he wins it will mean he qualifies for the Schoolboys European Championships in Bulgaria due to take place in October. The very best of luck is wished to Shane on Friday night. Keith Flavin heads to Germany on Wednesday morning for five days to take part in the Brandenburg Cup, so the best of luck to Keith also.
SUNDAY MARKET AND CAR BOOT SALE-Borris now have an indoor market and car boot sale on Sundays. It is situated on the Fenagh road opposite Keenan’s and takes place from 8 – 4. If you would like more information contact John at 087 6997377. New Stall holders very welcome.
YOU COULD WIN €5,000-Barrow Rangers lotto is worth €5,000, wouldn’t you love to get your hands on that. It costs €2, you choose 4 numbers between 1-24, and tickets are available in Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Spar and from Peter Breen in the Goresbridge area. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, the Coffee Dock, Bridge Café and the Barrow Breeze or from any committee member.
COUNTY LIBRARY-Kilkenny County Mobile Library will visit Goresbridge at 12.40 - 1.15 on the following dates: August 8 and 29, September 19, October 10 and 31, Nov 21 and December 12.
OUR LADY’S ISLAND-Anyone wishing to travel to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday August 26 may contact Eileen Heffernan at 086 1664471 or Mary Curran at 059 9775120.
CARLOW COUNTY MUSEUM-Popped into the office of Carlow Tourism recently and couldn’t believe the fantastic County Museum. It is really well worth a visit and guess what, it’s free. It is open seven days a week, Mon to Saturday from 10 - 5 And open 2.30 to 4.40 on Sundays. The museum is located on College St, a great way to spend an hour or two.
LOTTO WORTH €6,325-o is worth €6,325 so definitely worth winning. Reserve jackpot is €1,225. Last week Nicky Mulrooney and Owen Blake won €50 each and Jim O’ Connell won the promoters prize. Tickets at €2 can be bought in Blake’s Pub, Pat Minchin’s Shop, Maher’s Pub, Maher’s Spar, Pauline’s Coffee Dock, the Barrow Breeze, the Bridge Diner or from any committee member.