Lisdowney: Fund raiser for Schoil Naomh Bhride

WELCOME - welcomed into the parish faith last week was Emily Mary O’Hara.

WELCOME - welcomed into the parish faith last week was Emily Mary O’Hara.

SYMPATHIES - Sympathies are expressed to the family of the late Philip O’Brien of Rathmoyle who died during the week, and also to the family of the late Michael Quinn, England, formerly of Parksgrove.

MASS FOR THE DEAD - A special mass will be held in Lisdowney church on Friday 9th November at 7.30pm.

FUEL FOR SALE FOR LISDOWNEY GAA - Lisdowney Hurling Club has launched its Winter Fuel Fundraising initiative. Timber and briquettes for sale. To order, please contact Stephen on 087-2770217. All fuel will be delivered directly to your door.

LISDOWNEY LOTTO - The numbers drawn in the Lisdowney GAA and Camogie Club Weekly Lotto on Monday, 22nd October 2012, were 1, 14, 21 and 24. There was no winner. Match three winner were Susan Glennon and Ber Dunne. Next week’s jackpot will be €2,300. The draw will be held in Downey’s Bar, Lisdowney, on Monday, 12th November 2012.

BALLYRAGGET FOROIGE YOUTH CLUB - On Friday the 9th and the 16th of November between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, registration for the coming Foroige year will commence in the Ballyragget C.Y.M.S hall. Previous and new members aged between 12 and 18 welcome. New leaders also needed so if you are enthuastic, committed and have an interest in Youth work, please drop down to us for a chat on the 9th or the 16th of November.

The registration fee is 20 euro per child and 30 euro for a family, this year we hope to hold a club night alongside the registration night on the 16th of November.

Please note that if you wish to become a member you must attend the registration night accompanied with an parent/guardian.

The club is going into its fifth year, in previous years the club has been involved in many projects, trips and events around the country. This year we intend it to be no different.

POST NATAL PILATES - Starts in Clontubrid this Friday morning the 9th November, bring your baby along. Phone 086 6611163 to book.

AFTERNOON CLUB - This Thursday 8th November at 2.30pm in Lisdowney Resource Centre

SPORTS PROPHET - The Lisdowney Sports Prophet leader board has been updated and can be accessed on the Lisdowney GAA Copies will also be posted in Mackeys’ Bar, Gathabawn, and Downeys’ Bar, Lisdowney.

SCOIL NAOMH BHRIDE FUNDRAISER - Help and support Lisdowney Scoil Bhride National School raise funds by recycling your unwanted clothes. You can recycle men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, household textiles (curtains, towels), soft toys, shoes, handbags, belts and mobile phones (any condition once they are clean). Things that cannot be accepted – dirty or wet clothing, mats, carpets, duvets. Please leave your recycle clothes in bags at Lisdowney Scoil Bhride National School on the morning of Tuesday, 13th November 2012. The school will receive a financial contribution for each 10kg bag of clothing and mobile phone collected.

CHOIR - The Parish Pastoral Council is forming a group to sing at parish funerals. If interested in participating, please contact Bernie Brophy, Gathabawn, Eilis Costelloe, Clontubrid, or Angela Mullally, Lisdowney.

MASS FOR THE SICK - Mass for the Sick takes place every Friday in Lisdowney at 7.30pm.

PRAGUE HOUSE DRAW - The Prague House Monster Fundraising Draw continues with prize funds of €3,000 in November and €4,000 in December, plus countless other prizes at each draw. Tickets are €30 and are available from Prague House and various locations in Freshford.

BRIDGE - Conahy Bridge Club are organising bridge classes for beginners. Classes will be on a Tuesday night from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. If you would like to learn the wonderful game of bridge or would like more information, please contact Catherine Brennan (087 4121913), Catherine McEvoy (087 6472395) or Mary Tierney (087 9955634).

BADMINTON IN LISDOWNEY - Lisdowney Badminton club meets on Monday nights in Lisdowney Community Centre at 8 pm. All welcome - newcomers and more men needed. For information, please contact Eimear on 087 9684866 after 6pm.FIT BACK AND BUMP COURSE - An education course for pregnant mums-to-be and new mothers is on-going in Clontubrid, Freshford. Please Phone Joanne on 087 9537808 to book a place.

CANCER EXERCISE CLASS - A Cancer Exercise Class has commenced in Clontubrid. This class is specifically designed for people who have suffered any type of cancer and are recovering or recovered. It recognises the value of exercise in recovery and prevention of cancer. To book a place, please contact 087-9537808.

ZUMBA - Shape up before Christmas with Zumba Fitness- have fun, burn calories, lose weight and tone up! Zumba Toning classes are running in Durrow Community Hall and in Freshford Community Hall. For more information, please contact Sarah on 087-7460707. All fitness levels are welcome.

STICKY FINGERS - The Sticky Fingers parent/guardian and baby group has re-opened. All are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and a chat on Thursday mornings between 10 am and 12.30 pm in the Oasis Childcare Centre, Freshford. For more information, please contact Louise on 085-7206381 or Niamh on 086-7737294.

LISDOWNEY MOTHER AND BABY GROUP - Lisdowney Mother and Baby Group now meets every second Saturday in Lisdowney Resource Centre from 10.30 am - 12 noon. All welcome. For more information, please contact Avril on 087-7760082.

NUI MAYNOOTH - The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth, College Road, Kilkenny (adjoining St. Kieran’s College), would like to invite all students interested in taking the first year of their BA Degree in Kilkenny City to join them at their Open Day on Saturday, 10th November 2012, at 12 pm. Students choosing to take this exciting new option will benefit by taking the first year of their BA degree close to home in a friendly, learner-centred environment - before moving to the main NUI Maynooth Campus for second and third year. Those living locally will also have the advantage of making significant savings on travel and accommodation costs. Further information and a timetable for the Open Day can be found at:

CHILDMINDING - Are you a child-minder or thinking of becoming a child-minder?An Introduction to Child-Minding course will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday, 10thand Saturday, 17th November 2012 from 10am – 4pm each day. The course is organised by Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and the cost is €20. For more information or to book a place please contact Helena on 056 7752865.

NEWS - If you would like information included in the Lisdowney notes, please e-mail notices to or text Theresa on 086-1985251 before 7 pm on Sunday nights during November.