Thomastown-

Trish Dempsey

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Trish Dempsey

Thomastown GAA Club

Thomastown GAA Club

Thomastown GAA Club will hold their annual field day on Sunday August 25th. This year there will be an auction of firewood. We would appreciate if anyone could donate a tree or trailer of blocks for the auction. If you could please contact Ger Walsh on 086 8220317 or Michael Ryan on 087 2539412 or any committee member.

Basketball For Fun

Basketball for fun takes place every Tuesday night in Thomastown Community Hall. Fun games, skills matches and competitions. For boys and girls in 4th, 5th & 6th class from 6-7pm and 1st, 2nd & 3rd years (secondary) from 7-8pm. 2 euro per child per session. For more information contact Sheila Sheehy 086 3958998. See you there!!

Local Lotto

Congratulations to Jim Beck winner of the €4,350 Jackpot.

Community Centre

Turning back the clock once more. The late Kathleen Lindsay nee Butler she was daughter of the sixth earl of carrick. For many years she resided at Ballylinch, Thomastown. Her brother the seventh earl of Carrick inherited Mount Juliet Estate from his father. The property later passed into the ownership of the McCalmont family. She hunted with the Kilkenny hounds it was mainly through her initiative that Thomastown Concert Hall was built. She was born in Gibraltar in 1877 she was the only daughter of the sixth earl of Carrick. She married in 1897 to colonel Walter O Lindsay who was voice - Chamberlain to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and the former high Sheriff for county Kilkenny. For some years he represented Thomastown on Kilkenny County Council. Lindsay of Glasnevin Dublin died in 1929. Lady Kathleen Lindsay was mother of Mrs Doreen Archer Houblin Kilmurry house and of mrs Kathleen Brocklebank, Martle House, Forest Row, Sussex. While Lady Kathleen was an activist in the Irish Party and the supporter Home rule. She was indefratigable organiser of local good works. Having gleamed the funds, from both gentry and local labourers, to build a local concert/meeting hall in the town in 1910. Her popularity was such that a rumour circulated that Thomastown was to have it’s name changed to Walter’s town. The conservation and restoration programme of the 1910 Concert Hall Community Centre phase one will be completed on August the 30th. Our fundraising initiative is on going buy a block for twenty euro or a donation at Bank Of Ireland Marshes Street sort code 90 60 99 a/c 41672858. Thomastown Community Centre For You For Everyone. Nothing Beats Being There. Enquiries 056 7724074 or 087 7728170.