Johnstown - Johnstown Tidy Towns clean-up volunteers sought

The Gathering - As this is the year of the gathering a short meeting will be held in St Kieran’s Community Hall on May 2 at 9pm. All those who are interested or are currently working on an event are asked to please attend. Everybody is welcome.

The Gathering - As this is the year of the gathering a short meeting will be held in St Kieran’s Community Hall on May 2 at 9pm. All those who are interested or are currently working on an event are asked to please attend. Everybody is welcome.

Tidy Towns - The ‘Clean Up’ of the approach roads to the village has begun. Last week it was the Rathdowney Road and the housing estate. A big thanks you to all who turned out.

This week it is the turn of the Urlingford road and the Canal Road. Please come out and give a hand and help to keep Johnstown looking beautiful. The organisers meet every Tuesday on the square at 7.30pm. They will be delighted to see people turning up to help. The Tidy Towns effort is sponsored by SPA Development.

Weekly Lotto - There was no jackpot winner or no match three numbers in last week’s draw. The numbers drawn were 10, 16, 26 and 30. There were four Lucky Dip winners each recieving €50 and they were Paddy Bowe c/o J Dermody, Shem Delaney c/o Shem Delaney, Chris Beehan c/o R Beehan and Hannah Grace c/o T Sharkey. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,200 and the draw will be in Ryan’s of The Cross.

Coffee Morning - The annual Coffee Morning held in Spa House in aid of Daffodil Day proved an outstanding success. A huge thank you to all who attended or sent donations. €348 has been forwarded to the Irish Cancer Society and €1,247 to the Kilkenny Carlow Home Care Team.

The ladies who have organised this event for the past 19 years namely Kathleen Renehan, Mary Sharkey and Margaret Fitzpatrick express their deepest thanks for all the support.

Trocaire - The amount collected to date for the Trocaire Lenten campaign has now totalled €2270.50 If there are any Trocaire Boxes not yet returned please do so immediately.

Church Door Collection - Last weekend’s Church Door Collection in aid of Children with Special Needs in the Diocese raised €1,146. This was very generous and very much appreciated.

Concert - A Concert featuring Fr Liam Lawton and the Unity Singers will be held in St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday night May 10. Tickets are available from Chapter House Bookshop 056 7703884, Roller Coaster Records 056 7763699 and Adult Faith Development 056 77533624.

WEEE Ireland- the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding two free recycling events in Kilkenny this weekend. The collection events, in association with Kilkenny County Council, will take place in the following locations:

Apr 27th – Johnstown Church car park, 10am-4pm

Apr 27th – Mullinavat Church car park, 10am-4pm

These free WEEE Ireland events allow people to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at these collections. Waste collection specialists from WEEE Ireland will be there on the day to help you send your toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges and every other electrical item imaginable to a better place.

Getting rid of your unwanted electrical items easily with WEEE Ireland in one of the following ways:

1.Take part in a special FREE WEEE collection event in your area this spring. All e-waste can be recycled at these events including unwanted TV’s, fridges, hair dryers and everything in between with a plug or battery. Please check recylefree.ie for a full list of collection events in your area

2.If a collection event isn’t scheduled yet for your area, you can also bring your unwanted electrical items to your nearest civic amenity site for free. A full list of these locations is also available on recyclefree.ie.

3.If you are planning on updating any electrical items in your home this Easter and spring, don’t forget how easy it is to bring back your now unwanted electronic goods to the same retailer. 4.Waste batteries can be brought back for recycling to any battery retailer that sells similar batteries, even if you don’t purchase anything. Household batteries such as AA, AAA and button cell batteries can be brought back to your local supermarket, newsagent or discount store. Car batteries can be brought back to your local garage or motor factors, and electric fence batteries can be brought to your local agri-store. Of course all batteries can be recycled for free at your local civic amenity site. WEEE Ireland has distributed 100,000 battery-recycling boxes to shops around the country so look out for these special blue WEEE battery boxes