Bennettsbridge - Paula proves herself a cut above the rest with Barber’s night

Paula Lennon - Paula who is the proprietor of Paula’s Salon has identified a niche in the hair care available for the men in the village.She has decided to have a “Barbers Night” each Friday evening from 6 to 8

Paula Lennon - Paula who is the proprietor of Paula’s Salon has identified a niche in the hair care available for the men in the village.She has decided to have a “Barbers Night” each Friday evening from 6 to 8

for the males in the area.

No appointment is necessary and children are welcome.

EASTER EGG HUNT - It’s that time of year again and Nore Valley Park, Bennettsbridge are busy preparing for a stream of

visitors who will take part in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is fixed for the weekend before

Easter, Saturday, 23rd March and Monday, 25th March from 10am to 5pm. The cost of entry is the

normal €6.00 plus €3.50 per family for egg hunt. This event has established itself as a firm favourite over the past number of years. There are lots

of activities including, Feeding the animals, the opportunity to Cuddle the smaller animals, bottle

feeding the lambs, Pedal Go Carts, tea/coffee and numerous other attractions. Contact 056/27229.

CHOIR PRACTICE - The final choir practice for Easter will be held on Monday night at 7.30pm. All members are

requested to attend.

COLLECTION FOR MS - The churchgate collection in aid of Multiple Sclerosis will be held before all masses this weekend.

LOTTO- Results of draw on 11th March. No winner of Jackpot. Numbers chosen were, 3, 10, 20, 27. Jackpot now stands at €1600.00. Consolation Prizes to Luke Dowling, Marian Place; Bridget McGuinness, The Ring; P.J.Ryan, Barronsland; Trish Dowling, Marian Place; Liam Cleere, Woodlawn.

CARDS - Results of last weeks card game are as follows:1 Bridget Cottrell/Tom Drennan; 2 Jim Fitzgerald/Willie O’Keeffe; table prize Martin Mulhall

GOLF - Bennettsbridge Golf Society Outing to Mount Wols ley attracted a good entry and golfers were rewarded with a glorious day for their game. Results as follows: 1st Cathal Davis, 2nd Paddy McGuinness, 3rd Liam O’Dwyer. Next outing will be to Dundrum on April 6th.

WRITERS GROUP - Bennettsbridge Writers met for an enjoyable afternoon reading and sharing their work. Hostess for

the day was Patsy Crimin. The April meeting will be held in Lin Cowley’s home.

HANDBALL- Kilfane’s Dylan Caulfield is through to the U16 All Ireland Doubles 40x20 Final with

his partner Podge Cooney after they defeated Galway opposition last weekend. In the U15 Singles semi-final, Aoife Holden lost out to an excellent Galway

opponent. Hard luck to Aoife and well done from everybody in the club on getting so

far, and best of luck to Dylan in the final.

COMMUNITY GAMES ART - Bennettsbridge Community Hall was the venue for the Kilkenny Community Games Art and Handwriting competition on Wednesday night. There was a full house with young people from the Kilkenny and Waterford area taking part. Winners from this will go forward to regional and national


ART - Members of the Art Group are putting the finishing touches to the work which they will include in

their portfolios for assessment in the Fetac Level 4 Drawing Course. The encouragement of Julie

Moorhouse, their tutor has been of immense help to the students.

ST PATRICK’S DAY- The Community Centre was a hive of activity on Sunday after mass when the young dancers of

Bennettsbridge gave a display of Irish Dancing at it’s best. The children were a credit to their teachers, Stella and Dominique and the audience showed their appreciation. It was a fitting way to

celebrate St Patrick’s Day and everyone enjoyed the hour long interlude.

Tom Shanahan acted as MC and helped things to run smoothly. Thanks went to the Ladies Club who

hosted the show, to Stella and Dominique, to the children, Mandy Simpson for her help in selling the

tickets for the raffle and to Tony Cleere who provided the sound. The hall was nicely decorated in

green bunting and daffodils from the grounds of Maidenhall added to the overall effect. Proceeds went to parish funds.

FIRST CONFESSIONS - Pupils from Bennettsbridge Mixed School made their First Confession in St Bennett’s Church on

Wednesday night supported by their family members. Celebrant was Canon Patrick Duggan, PP.

LOVE CAKE FOR HOMECARE - Frank Kavanagh, has issued an invitation to bake a lovecake in aid of the Home Care Team. Participants are asked to

take their cakes into Oldtown Hill Shop for judging. They will take a slice and give you the remainder to take home, thus ensuring,” that you can

have your cake and eat it”. Each entry will cost €5.00 and give you the chance to win the unusual prize of having your house cleaned from top to bottom and also have your own personal butler for the day. This competition is all part of the Romantic Gathering and the Home Care Team will benefit from your efforts.

BORD NA N-OG - The Poker Classic held in The Corner House last week in aid of Bord na N-Og was very successful and

will add to the funds considerably.

GRAND NATIONAL DRAW - Cards for the Grand National Draw will be issued shortly and it is envisaged that this popular event will prove to be a good fundraiser for Bord na N-Og.

FASHION SHOW - All roads lead to Langton’s tonight, Wednesday for the Fashion Show in aid of St Michael’s School,

Danesfort where a good night’s entertainment is assured.