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Newmarket Tidy Towns committee host the 2nd - An Tostal - 2013 gathering in Gairdín an Gortha on Saturday next August 24 starting at 2pm. Best of Music, Dancing, Ballet, Singing. All are welcome, young and old, in particular the irish Diaspora who may be in Ireland at this time. A tour giving a short history of the Gairdín will be given and the event culminates with a meal in Carroll’s Hotel Knocktopher. Fáilte Roimbh gach éinne idir óg agus aosta.


Well done to Mairead Power, Jacqui Frisby and the Kilkenny camogie team on their great win at the week-end.


Registration for the coming 2013/2014 term takes place this Thursday night August 22 in Stoneyford Community Hall, from 7.30 to 9pm


Saturday November 9 in aid of the Community Centre building fund. Contact Fred for tickets on 087 9715304


A Sports group catering for four and five year olds will begin in the Comminity hall on Saturday August 24 from 11.30 - 12.30. For further information please contact John on 086 2474867 or Neil 086 6393394.


Congratulations to the Aghavillar Hurling Team who won All Ireland glory at the community games finals in Athlone last weekend also well done to young Leo McKernan who reached the semi-finals of the U8 80m. Well done all!


Well done to Abby Gilsenan, Lawcus who has been busy on the tennis courts this summer. Abby won U10 tournaments in Rosslare, Tramore, Kilkenny and Clonmel and also reached the U14 Doubles Final in Rosslare with her sister Lainey, who also has been clocking up a few successes of her own. On saturday last the sisters won thje U14 Doubles Final in Clonmel. Well done to them both.


Sympathy is extended to the family of Rita Conway, Rathduff who died recently.


Congratulations to Jim Rice and his wife Lorraine on the recent birth of their baby daughter, Dearbhla.


The 2013 Kells Kings Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday August 31 2013. The cycle aims to raise funds to support Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre in Kilkenny. There are options for everyone including challenging routes for adults and seasoned cyclists and shorter routes for families and those who haven’t been out on a bike in a while. There’s the 116 km and 75 km challenge, 30km local loop and the 7.5 km family fun cycle. If cycling isn’t your thing you can still support the cause by coming out to the Kells Family Fun Day where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ, music, and a cake sale and plenty of entertainment for the kids including a duck race, face painting and lots more. Later on there is also a shave or dye event at 8pm. For full details check out “Kells Kings Charity Cycle” on Facebook.

If this cause is close to your heart, you are encouraged to request a sponsorship card to raise additional funds. Cards can be requested via and must be returned when signing in on the day of the cycle.

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