Ballyhale: A Valentine’s night that will make a difference

Valentines - A Fundraiser is being held in Langton’s in Kilkenny on Valentines Night in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team. Over the past two years through this event in excess of €26,500 has been raised which goes to help the terminally ill. The event is a 4 course meal, Band (Marble City Sounds) and DJ in Langton’s, Kilkenny.

Valentines - A Fundraiser is being held in Langton’s in Kilkenny on Valentines Night in aid of the Carlow Kilkenny Home Care Team. Over the past two years through this event in excess of €26,500 has been raised which goes to help the terminally ill. The event is a 4 course meal, Band (Marble City Sounds) and DJ in Langton’s, Kilkenny.

Tickets priced at €30 are available from Langton’s and Committee Members: Aine Fitzgerald, Kevin Fennelly and Mary Harrington. If anyone would like to help out and cannot attend on the night all donations are gratefully accepted. Once again Mr. Brendan Hennessy has come on board as MC and Mr. Andy O’Keeffe is their Auctioneer on night. Without the following this event would not be possible:- Signiatec and Pinewood Healthcare who have both once again come on board as main Sponsors. Sponsorship has also been received from Connolly’s Red Mills and M&A Coaches. Flowers by Lucy - Flower for every lady on the night; Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe sweet for everyone; Specsavers voucher for everyone on the night; Kilkenny City Tours voucher for everyone on the night; Fast Lane Audio Visual going to light up and put up big screen in Langton’s on the night; The Band - the Marble City Sounds and the DJ Pat Treacy who will keep the crowd on the feet all night and lastly to Langton’s a huge thank you. The Heineken; Liam McCarthy and Tom Walsh Cups will be present in the night. Auction Items so far:-One mid week night B & B for two with a treatment each - Monart; Signed GPA jersey; 6 months gym membership Newpark Hotel; Jackie and Ed Kielty- Jewellery; Voucher from Gowran Motors; €200 voucher from Marble City Travel; €150 voucher from Charisma Blinds; Michael Rafter Jewellery; One years membership with GUI Affiliation from Mountain View Golf Course; signed Leinster Jersey; One night B & B in Riverbank House Hotel Wexford with dinner and tickets to see Phil Coulter (specific date in March); McCulloch Strimmer; Marley Irish Painting; In house cookery demonstration for six people with Edward Hayden; Voucher for a designer prescription sunglasses compliments of Specsavers; Top oil voucher; two nights B & B in the 4 star Croke Park Hotel and two corporate box tickets for Croke Park; A suit voucher from Walls Manshop; a vanity unit from Chadwicks; one night B & B for two at Bewleys Ballsbridge; Dinner for two in Fota Restaurant value of €85.00; voucher for €100 from Jeutonic; two nights B & B (Executive Bedroom) for two in Lyrath; If you would like to place a bid you can contact any Committee Member. Spot Prizes so far:-Voucher from Mulligans chemist in Thomastown; Watershed passes (x 4); 4 tickets for Cineplex Kilkenny; O’Donnells crisps (x6); Ducketts Grove Tea Rooms voucher; Dick Dooley Butcher voucher; Faux Glamour Nail Bar; Fresco Hamper; Swatch watch from Murphy Jewellers; Falcon Travel voucher €50; Rinuccini voucher; Toasters from Electrocity; Franklin Covey Pen;

Camogie - The Ballyhale Shamrocks Camogie AGM and registration for 2013 was held last weekend. Reports were read out by the Chair Ciara Fennelly, Secretary Keeva Fennelly and Treasurer Jacqui Frisby who, along with their committee, did a wonderful job combining their roles as players with officerships. Together they have brought the club forward in great strides. There was a large attendance at the meeting, hopefully reflecting a greater interest in the Camogie Club. While a committee was formed the Camogie Club are still hoping that some parents of players or adult volunteers will step up to take on some vital jobs and some remaining places on the committee. Registration for players is now open and new members are more than welcome. Thank you!

Scoil Aireagail - Various Adult education course will take place in Scoil Aireagail including Pilates for both men and women on Wednesdays; a get fit boot camp on Monday’s and Thursdays; Photography (Tuesdays), Home Cooking (Mondays) and Knitting (Tuesdays). Contact the School Office on 056 7768632 for details – some courses start this week.

VdP - The St. Vincent DePaul Society are currently looking for new members, if you would be interested in joining please contact the number below; Contact details for St. Vincent DePaul Society are 083 3653932.

Mobile Library - The mobile Library is due back in Ballyhale between 10.45am and 12.30pm on January 29 and again on February 19.

Congratulations - Birthday congratulations are due to the following whose Birthdays occurred in the last month or so; Noel O’Keeffe, Eoin Reid, Paddy Reid, Siobhan Kennedy, Keith and Jason Nolan, Henry Shefflin, Sharon Shefflin and Tommy Kehoe and everybody else whose Birthday it was recently!