Muckalee: Operation Transformation starts January

Muckalee Childcare Community Project-Muckalee Childcare Community Project has joined up with RTE’s Operation Transformation as one of their groups. This is a weight loss programme, as a group in Operation Transformation there will be a donation of €20 and we will carry out an eight-week programme incorporating a weekly weigh-in and a diet and exercise plan. This programme will commence on the 7th of January. It is hoped that this will bring the community together and everyone will feel fitter and healthier by the end of it. To join our group please contact any staff member in Muckalee Childcare Community Project or phone 0564440004

Muckalee Childcare Community Project-Muckalee Childcare Community Project has joined up with RTE’s Operation Transformation as one of their groups. This is a weight loss programme, as a group in Operation Transformation there will be a donation of €20 and we will carry out an eight-week programme incorporating a weekly weigh-in and a diet and exercise plan. This programme will commence on the 7th of January. It is hoped that this will bring the community together and everyone will feel fitter and healthier by the end of it. To join our group please contact any staff member in Muckalee Childcare Community Project or phone 0564440004

S.O.S. Kilkenny-S.O.S. is a Voluntary Organisation in Kilkenny for adults with a mild-moderate intellectual disability, providing day services, respite and residential care. We are looking for families or individuals (hosts) to provide short breaks (day/overnight/weekend) in their home for adults from our services. Each host is matched with one person from S.O.S. and an expense allowance is paid for each break provided.

We are also looking for volunteers to support us in providing extra social and recreational activities for people attending S.O.S. in the evening time or weekends.

If you would like to know more about volunteering or providing breaks please contact the social work department on 056 7764000 or email ksherry@soskilkenny.com or visit our website on www.soskilkenny.com .

Christmas Mass times-Monday- Christmas Eve: Muckalee at 7pm., Coon at 7.30pm, Ballyfoyle at 8.30pm. Christmas Day: Ballyfoyle at 9.45 am, Coon at 11am, Muckalee at 11am.

The Spirit of Christmas CD-Enjoy the beautiful voices of the children of The Blind School of Mombasa, who touched the hearts of the Irish Volunteers when they built a new home for 140 children in 2012. Included in that group were two locals; Billy Murphy, Muckalee and Michael Stapleton, Ballyfoyle. All proceeds from this CD will go directly to help the children’s educational and medical needs.

You can purchase this CD in The Book Centre Kilkenny, the Post Office Castlecomer or alternatively you can contact Billy Murphy on 086 3262446.

Muckalee Parish Carol Service-The annual parish choir service will take place in St Bridget’s Church Coon on Friday December 21st at 7 pm. This event will involve the church choirs from Ballyfoyle, Coon and Muckalee. This event has been running for a few years and has been a highlight of parish life. Adm is free

St. Martins Hurling AGM-This years Agm will take place on Fri 11th  January in Muckalee Community Centre at 8pm.  Nomination Papers are now available in the 3 Churches. All papers correctly signed to be returned to Secretary Lillian Holohan by Fri 28th December.

Christmas Hamper Draw Results

1.  Micheal Callanan Ruthstown

2.  Pat Murtagh Barry’s Cross

3.  Danny Quirke The Ridge

4.  Dale O Dwyer Muckalee

5.  Thomas Comerford Clorinka

6.  Paddy Morrissey Knockmajor

7.  Donal Brennan Coon

8.  Martin Ryan Damerstown

9.  Sean O Neill Coon East

10.  Warren Gill Kilkieran

11.  Liam Murphy Cassagh

12.  Ger O Neill Coon West

13.  Tom Shore Crettenclough

14.  Alf Shea Damerstown

15.  John Dowling Ruthstown

16.  Micheal Fahy Ruthstown

17.  Bill Trousdell Aughamuckey

18.  T.J. Kelly c/o Richard Nolan Knockalane 19.  Brendan Walsh Knockmajor 20.  Gerry Buggy Crettenclough St. Martins / Muckalee Members Draw Dec 2012 Results €600  Jenny Nolan Knockalane €400  June Brennan Kylefarney €200  Louise Ruane Ballyfoyle €100  Liam Dowling Kylefarney €100  Andy Dowling Crettenclough €100  Lorraine Coady Lr Muckalee €100  Bill Dowling Crettenclough €100  Liam Hally Julianstown €100  Tom Lawlor Dunmore Park €100  Richard Nolan Knockalane €50  Joe Brennan Corbettstown €50  Michelle Farrell Damerstown €50  Paul Brennan Corbettstown €50  Seamus Butler Upper Mothel €50  Micheal Mulhall Lr Mothel €50  Robert Shore Coon West €50  Kate Morrissey Knockmajor €50  Matty Brennan Ballyfoyle €50  Marie Mc Dowell Knockshanbally €50  Brendan Menton Wildfield €50  Theresa Haughney Coon West €50  Seamus Ryan Clorinka €50  Myles Kehoe Cassagh €50  Rosealeen Keogh Crettenclough House Prize Sponsored by Ranchers Return: Marie Dooley(Pat) Knockshanbally.

St, Martins / Muckalee Members Draw November 2012 Results €400  Ann Morrissey Waterbarrack Kilkenny €200  Matty Brennan Ballyfoyle €100  John Rice Coolraheen €100  Maura Rice Coolraheen €50  Kitty Coady Crettenclough €50  Mary O Mahony Wildfield €50  Tom Moran Knockmajor €50  Eamon Breen Muckalee €50  Tom Agar Donaguile €50  Eamon Healy c/o Geraldine Morrissey Julianstow