Thomastown -

Town of Food Committee - The Town of Food Committee will hold an Open Forum meeting on Wednesday, May 1 in St Mary’s National School at 8pm and you are invited to come along and hear the committee’s future plans. For further information e-mail: thomastownfood@gmail.com

Town of Food Committee - The Town of Food Committee will hold an Open Forum meeting on Wednesday, May 1 in St Mary’s National School at 8pm and you are invited to come along and hear the committee’s future plans. For further information e-mail: thomastownfood@gmail.com

Jerpoint Montessori School - The school will hold an open day on Saturday, April 27 and if you would like more information on the open day please contact the school by email at jerpointmontessorischool@hotmail.com or by text to 087 9910760.

Kilfane Handball Club - At the most recent meeting of Kilfane Handball Club, chairman Jim Kenny McGrath recapped on a very successful 40x20 season for the club, and congratulated all who represented the club on the national scene.

Secretary Tom O’Keefe listed the five All-Ireland titles that returned to Kilfane in the space of eight days earlier this month. Rachel Hogan won singles and doubles titles in Ladies Junior, Dylan Caulfield won U-16 doubles and most recently, Tom O’Keeffe and Tom Dooley won the Silver Master B Doubles title. The All Ireland titles came after earlier successes at county and provincial level, and treasurer Tommy Reddy said that this was a remarkable achievement for what is after all a 60x30 club.

Preparations are now underway for the 60x30 season, and planning has started for the running of the Hal Clarke Tournament. This competition is now regarded as one of the key competitions in the local calendar, and last year’s winner, Brendan Bourke, went on to appear in a final at the World Championship a few months later.

Painting of the alley takes place from 7pm on Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 26, and from 9am on Saturday, April 27. The aim is to finish the job by 2pm on Saturday. If any club members or parents have a few free hours anytime during these slots, we would welcome all help.

Camogie - Bus going to the minor camogie All Ireland Final. Anyone interested in a place please contact Seamus Quigley on 087 7728170. Congratulations to our Thomastown Girls who are on the Kilkenny panel - Niamh Bolger, Alish Butler, Ciara Farrell, Megan Farrell (team captain) and Niamh Donnelly. Best of luck in the final.

CommuNity Centre - What the centre will offer! an environment that is warm, welcoming safe and led by a volunteer base. There will be two extra meeting rooms,kitchen, disability access, concerts, social dancing, outdoor facilities, tennis courts, ball wall, childrens play ground and moderate gym equiptment and the ability to host almost anything. we will endeavour to facilitate everyone and most of all we guarantee accountability.

Our mission is to promote the involvement of all people irrespective of class or religion in the promotion of social, cultural, educational and economic welfare of the whole community. this development will sustain the survival of the towns environs because of its location and availability.

Buy a block for €20 or make a donation to Bank of Irealand Market street sort code 90 60 00 a/c no. 41672858.

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Last Rose Summer - Saturday, June 22 at 8pm in Jenkinstown Park, Kilkenny. Anthony Kearns will perform, along with his usual some Thomas Moore melodies such as The Minstrel Boy, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms and of course The Last Rose Summer, which was composed in Jenkinstown and first published in 1813. Some local talent will be showcased on the evening also.

The concert will be in the original walled garden area, within Jenkinstown Woods. Parking will be in the field below the venue. More information at www.conahyhs.com and Conahy Heritage Society Facebook, can also follow on Twitter @conahyhs

Tickets are €22.50, available www.ticketmaster.ie. Enquiries: conahyheritagesociety@gmail.com or telephone Eileen Gunner 087 2859660.