WATER SAFETY CLASSES-The weather might no be conducive to water sports especially swimming at the moment but the annual swimming and water safety classes organised by the IRISH WATER ASSOCIATION will go ahead this as usual. Commencing on Sunday July 1st and continuing until Saturday 7th the venue is the popular BOYS SANDEE beneath the benign shade of THE DEVILS EYE BROW. Classes start on Sunday at 3pm and will continue each evening of the week at 7pm. Tests will take place on Saturday afternoon July 7th at 3pm. Hopefully the unseasonal weather will take a turn for the better so that the crowds will throng to the by now traditional event .
ART EXHIBITION-The students who have been attending the Borris Road Art Studios will have the opportunity of displaying their works to a wider audience at an exhibition at the library commencing on the 19th June. I have been reliably informed that the paintings are of the highest quality and are well worth a viewing. The exhibition will continue for two weeks.
LOTTO-Last weeks numbers were 14,15,26 and 27. The jackpot of £10,000 wasnt won and the following were the winners of consolation prizes. Sean Hoare, Letitia Ryan, Paddy Holden, Jack Carroll and Mary Dreelan The reserve jackpot is now worth £3,200 which will kick immediatelywhen the major jackpot is won.
TIDY TOWN-The Tidy Towns project of Placing statues of monks depicting the importance of Duiske Abbey received a major boost with the generous donation from the Graignamanagh Historical Society. The generous bequest was for £3,000 and the latest statue depicts a scribe from the ancient Abbey clutching a scroll in one arm and goose and swan quills in the other.The committee also received a donation of £250 from GRAIGNAMANAGH TOURISM towards the cost of another statue.Planning for the new statues is being sought and it is planned to locate them at strategic areas in the community.
SUMMER DRAW-The Parent Association of the Boys National School recently ran a very succesful Summer draw which was most generously subscribed to. There were numerous prizes on offer with the following being the lucky ones to have their names drawn. Zak & Bill Flynn. Eileen Roche. Declan Moylan. Mark Bolger. Gemma& James Butler. Niamh Walsh. Greg Hoban. Doireann Roche. Pam C/o Charlie Sabine.and Michael Dowling. The following pupils were the winners of the sellers prizes. Dylan Drea. Ultan Irwin. Luke Barrett And Richard Foley. The Parents Association would like to thank all who supportd the draw.