Johnstown - The late Margaret Garrett

Mrs Margaret Garrett RIP - The death occurred recently of Margaret Garrett, Dublin Road after a relatively short illness. Daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Garrett, Foulkscourt, Margaret ran the play school in Johnstown for many years and endeared herself to the many children who attended. She was on the Community Hall committee and loved the dances in the Hall and also went to many other venues to dances with her husband Bobby.

Mrs Margaret Garrett RIP - The death occurred recently of Margaret Garrett, Dublin Road after a relatively short illness. Daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Garrett, Foulkscourt, Margaret ran the play school in Johnstown for many years and endeared herself to the many children who attended. She was on the Community Hall committee and loved the dances in the Hall and also went to many other venues to dances with her husband Bobby.

She took ill before Christmas and died at St Lukes Hospital early last week. She is survived by her husband Bobby, daughter Susan, son Michael, grandchildren Katie, Adam, Elijah and Juliette, her sisters Brigid, Mollie, Anne and Kathleen, her brothers Martin, Joe, Toddy, Liam and Tony, extended family, friends, dancing friends,neighbours and the entire community. She was buried in Johnstown Cemetery after Requiem Mass in St. Kierans Church. May she rest in peace.

Miss Phil McCabeRIP - The death has also taken place of Phil McCabe late of the Square, Johnstown. She was daughter of the late Garda John and Mrs Johanna Mc Cabe N.T. She lived on New Road, Kilkenny and is regretted by her sisters Moira and Patsy , brothers Micheal, Myles, Sean and Hugh, relatives and friends. She was buried in Johnstown Cemetery after Requiem Mass in St Kierans Church. May she also rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Mary Sharkey, the Square on the deaths of both her cousin’s husband John Heffernan, Killenaule and her nephew Michael Walsh, Ballysax, Co. Kildare RIP.

Garda Station - After being in Johnstown since before the formation of the state the local Garda Station closed its doors at the end of January.. Its closure is a big wrench to the people of the area and it is a shame to see the closure of another landmark in a rural area and Johnstown being so close to the motorway it is an ideal fast getaway for would be criminals.

Trocaire Boxes - The Trocaire Lenten Campaign concentrates this year on the welfare of people in India to help them become self sufficient. This year Trocaire celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its founding. This 40th Anniversary is a milestone of which the Irish Church can be proud. Whether providing humanitarian aid to conflict or famine regions, campaigning against grave acts of inequality or simply by inspiring the call to justice among the Irish faithful. Trocaire has sought continuously to bring justice and peace to those in need.. The Fast Boxes are available through the schools and at the back of the Church.

Blood Transfusion - The Blood Donation Clinic will visit Scoil Bhride National School, Rathdowney on Thursday Feb 14th from 4.30pm to 8.00 pm.

Draw results - The Irish Wheelchair Association North Kilkenny Branch results of recent draw.... 1st €500 Cella Coogan, Bagnalstown, 2nd Hamper.... Kathleen Conway, Conahy, 3rd €100 Shane Delaney, Clogh, Castlecomer, 4th €75 Jphn Beehan, Tolerton, Carlow, 5th Dinner for 2 in the Castle Arms Durrow..Joan Moran, Dublin, 6th Bottle of brandy Siobhan Dillon , Castlecomer. Of the remaining 14 prizes the winner locally was Jim Whitford. Many thanks to all who supported the draw. It is much appreciated.