Dungarvan: Spooky success at The Ouncel

AUCTION - A very enjoyable and profitable night took place in The Ouncel House, Dungarvan on Saturday night. The Halloween Fancy Dress attracted an entry of over thirty participants. The costumes were excellent with some very imaginative creations and plenty of colour. Winners were, The Joker(Batman), and Jedward came a close second. Eileen and Jim Walsh came in full costume, with Eileen leading a very docile Jim in 101 dalmatian costume. All the entrants deserve great credit for the effort they put in. A large number of items were auctioned and Jim(Boxer) Walsh, was his usual cajoling self as he encouraged the punters to part with their cash. Many bargains were to be had and all went home satisfied. Over €2,000 was raised for the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care team on the night. The night owes a lot to the Walsh Family who provided a perfect venue and music. The finger food was very welcome. Laurence and his staff pulled out all the stops to make the night such a success. Jim and Eileen’s daughters, Keelin, Doireann and Beibhinn were a great supporting act. Doireann was home from Italy for a few days and entered into the spirit of the occasion when she appeared as a sumo wrestler. The following sponsors were very generous Michael Lyng , Ouncel House,Paula, Heritage Crystal, Club House, Design Centre, Springhill, DID Electrical, Avonmore, Sherwoods, Wm O’Mahony, Woodies , Kilkenny Block , Bridge Pottery , Kiltrea Pottery, Cuts and Curls, Duggan Lighting, Kytelers, Moth to A flame , Richard Duggan, Jerpoint Glass, Rose Kelly, Richard Moran, Bridget Doyle , Mary Williams Kathleen Conway, Kathleen Bolger, Padmore & Barnes, Hennessy Sports, Golf Clubs Fees, Kilkenny ,Callan, Borris, Mountain View, Gowran, Mount Juliet, Treacy Furniture, O’Mahony’s Chemist, Kilkenny GAA, Centra, Aubergine, Michael O’Neill, Watergate Theatre, Paddy Hennessy Neil Tynan, TCTyres, Tom Treacy hardware, Dunnes Stores, Newpark Hotel, Langtons, Kilroy Agr. Thomastown Garage, Kilkenny Elec, Goods, G.O’Brien, Universal Providers, Supervalu Thomastown Supervalu Kilkenny, Karen Morgan, Pauls, Meubles. HALLOWEEN PATROL. For the past number of years volunteers have organised a Halloween Patrol in the village to eliminate any anti-social behaviour. The exercise will be carried out again this year and volunteers are welcome to come along.

AUCTION - A very enjoyable and profitable night took place in The Ouncel House, Dungarvan on Saturday night. The Halloween Fancy Dress attracted an entry of over thirty participants. The costumes were excellent with some very imaginative creations and plenty of colour. Winners were, The Joker(Batman), and Jedward came a close second. Eileen and Jim Walsh came in full costume, with Eileen leading a very docile Jim in 101 dalmatian costume. All the entrants deserve great credit for the effort they put in. A large number of items were auctioned and Jim(Boxer) Walsh, was his usual cajoling self as he encouraged the punters to part with their cash. Many bargains were to be had and all went home satisfied. Over €2,000 was raised for the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care team on the night. The night owes a lot to the Walsh Family who provided a perfect venue and music. The finger food was very welcome. Laurence and his staff pulled out all the stops to make the night such a success. Jim and Eileen’s daughters, Keelin, Doireann and Beibhinn were a great supporting act. Doireann was home from Italy for a few days and entered into the spirit of the occasion when she appeared as a sumo wrestler. The following sponsors were very generous Michael Lyng , Ouncel House,Paula, Heritage Crystal, Club House, Design Centre, Springhill, DID Electrical, Avonmore, Sherwoods, Wm O’Mahony, Woodies , Kilkenny Block , Bridge Pottery , Kiltrea Pottery, Cuts and Curls, Duggan Lighting, Kytelers, Moth to A flame , Richard Duggan, Jerpoint Glass, Rose Kelly, Richard Moran, Bridget Doyle , Mary Williams Kathleen Conway, Kathleen Bolger, Padmore & Barnes, Hennessy Sports, Golf Clubs Fees, Kilkenny ,Callan, Borris, Mountain View, Gowran, Mount Juliet, Treacy Furniture, O’Mahony’s Chemist, Kilkenny GAA, Centra, Aubergine, Michael O’Neill, Watergate Theatre, Paddy Hennessy Neil Tynan, TCTyres, Tom Treacy hardware, Dunnes Stores, Newpark Hotel, Langtons, Kilroy Agr. Thomastown Garage, Kilkenny Elec, Goods, G.O’Brien, Universal Providers, Supervalu Thomastown Supervalu Kilkenny, Karen Morgan, Pauls, Meubles. HALLOWEEN PATROL. For the past number of years volunteers have organised a Halloween Patrol in the village to eliminate any anti-social behaviour. The exercise will be carried out again this year and volunteers are welcome to come along.

COUNTY FINAL TICKETS - GAA enthusiasts may be interested in a draw for County Final Tickets being run in The Corner House and O’Donnell’s Bar over the next week. For the small sum of €2.00, you could pick up a pair of tickets for the County Final in Nowlan Park on Sunday, 11th November. All Proceeds are in aid of the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team and thanks to the the Lalor and O’Donnell family for their help in facilitating the draw. Thanks to Kilkenny County Board who sponsored the four tickets.

CHURCH NEWS - Masses on Wednesday, the eve of the Holyday, Bennettsbridge, 7pm. Tullaherin, 8pm. Thursday, Holy Day, Bennettsbridge, 10.30am Friday(AllSouls), Bennettsbridge, 9.30am and 7.30pm. Tullaherin, 11.30am On Saturday night in Bennettsbridge, parishioners who have suffered bereavements during the year will carry a candle to the altar in memory of their loved ones.

WRITERS GROUP - There was a full attendance at the October meeting of the Writers Group which was held in Elma Khareghani’s home. Writers had written on the theme, “September” and some good work was shared. The November meeting will be in Anne McLoughlin’s, Woollengrange.

LOTTO - No winner last week. Numbers drawn, 1, 14, 17, 22. Jackpot has now reached€11,200. Consolation Prizes to Trish Dowling, Bennettsbridge; John Walsh, Thomastown; Kathleen Kelly, Killarney; Brian Cullen, Annamult; Ann Ryan, Barronsland; CALLING BENNETTSBRIDGE KIDS; Noreen Lewis wishes to inform children and adults in the area of the annual Christmas Shoe Box collection, details as follows,; X-Mas Shoe Box Collection, Community Hall, Bennettsbridge,; Thurs 8th November from 1.45 to 4.30pm. Any queries contact Noreen on 086 0847112

LADIES CLUB - Members of the Ladies Club are also putting the finishing touches to their shoe boxes and they will be meeting on Thursday, 8th November to organise delivery of same.

CARDS - Results for 23.10.12. First Prize, Danny McDonald/Geoff Doyle 3-way split for 2nd Prize,Toddy Skehan/Martin Hanlon;; Matty Bolger/MichelleBolger; Peter Dooley/Maura Drennan

TIDY TOWNS - Bennettsbridge Community Development Group invites you to a public meeting on Thursday 8th of November 2012, at 8:30 in the community hall. At this meeting Architect Peter Bluett will present findings from his surveys of the hall and from the community consultation workshops held earlier this year. This is a key meeting about the future of the hall and your support is essential. The hall too, is essential as it provides a venue for all activities being run in the community. We are lucky to have this fine building at our disposal and it needs to be maintained. To this end the Bennettsbridge Community Development Group enlisted the help o Architect, Peter Bluett to carry out a survey earlier this year. This is your community and the committe would appeal to all, especially new people in the parish to come along to the meeting and get involved.
The above picture shows a view of the school which was built in 1914, making it almost a hundred years old. The meeting will also give an update on the Playground project which is proceeding very satisfactorily.

Items for inclusion in the Bennettsbridge Notes - these should be e-mailed to joancleere@gmail.com on or before Sunday at 6pm. Alternatively, contact Joan at 086 8271379 or 056 7727416.