Darren Holden update- Darren Holden says “I am hoping to come back stronger after treatment and vocal rest. I will still try to sing at all High Kings concerts this summer but in the event of vocal tiredness will hold back completely and let the lads do their thing” Due to an ongoing vocal nodule problem, Darren may not sing at some HK concerts this summer. He has also been instructed to rest his voice after shows, so if his voice is tired he may be forced to miss a CD signing and apologises in advance to any fans that do not get to meet him.
Minister O’Dowd TD to visit Windyhouse - Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources and Environment, Community & Local Govermment, Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO, Inland Fisheries Ireland, & John Paul Phelan TD, will visit Windyhouse, Carrigeen on August 13 at 11am. They are coming to Windyhouse, Ballygorey to see snap net salmon fishing in operation and to talk to the local fishermen about what is involved etc. This type of fishing is rare with only 55 licensed operators, mostly on the river’s Suir, Nore and the Barrow.
Celebrated 21 years - Congratulations to Adam (Chili) Murphy, Corloughan, Piltown who celebrated his 21st birthday recently with a party for family and friends at The Royal Oak, Rathkieran. The party continued into the small hours in a marquee at the home. Adam is presently living and working as Apprentice Electrician at Kentz in Bonao Dominican Republic.
Timmy Celebrates - Timmy Murphy, Drumdowney, Slieverue had a party for family and friends at the Rhu Glenn on Friday night last. Timmy a well known electrician celebrated 70 years.
A Mooncoin rider for the Olympics - The 2012 Para HORSE Sport Ireland has confirmed that the horses and riders to represent Ireland at the Paralympic Games in London have been ratified by the Paralympic Council of Ireland. This will be the first time Ireland has qualified an equestrian team for Paralympic Games. The selected combinations in alphabetical order are: Eilish Byrne/Youri James Dwyer/Orlando, Helen Kearney/Mr. Cool (ISH), Gerry Savage/Blues Tip Top Too, We wish James Dwyer who is a native of Portnahully, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny, every success in the event’s.
Owning House & Residential Village - Owning House & Residential village will hold their Annual Fundraising Garden Party on Saturday at 2p.m. in their grounds and all are welcome to come along and enjoy the afternoon. Owning House & Residential Village is a local community run scheme, whichincorporates twenty (including six double) ‘independent living’ homes on the former convent grounds. The complex provides secure homes within a scenic setting with you your main meal provided everyday along with heating, laundry needs and 24 hour social alarm monitoring catered for too. For further information call to Owning House & residential village to find out more about availability and conditions of living in the homes. Please contact Helen at 051-643136.
Templeorum Parish streaming live soon - Web streaming is coming soon to the Parish of Templeorum. Parishioners have had been very fortunate in having a radio service in the parish for well over a decade. The digital era is well and truly with us and both young and old utilise the media from dawn to dusk and are the flick of a button away from international news and social interaction. The Parish is to the forefront in bringing the Church to the people through it’s website which is now in existence since 2005. We have many queries from home and away re ancestry and other queries which are attended to regularly. We have now reached the stage where we want to bring “Templeorum Parish to the world and the world to Templeorum Parish” through the medium of “web streaming.” This is a digital service connecting all the services at Piltown Church to the people at home and the wide world. The church has already been surveyed and quotations have been tendered. We are assessing the service providers and will accept what we consider the best option soon. The advantages of having streamed services to the world and in particular to the house bound at home and in nursing homes are immense. This service will connect those who have emigrated or are unable to attend church functions. All will be part of the parish with this service. All streaming will be recorded and may be watched at any time. Material may also be downloaded for those wishing to have a copy of Baptisms, Weddings, funeral services, Christmas and Easter ceremonies etc. For those not wishing to have material recorded there is an on/off switch! in the control centre! For those who do not possess a laptop or pc you may use your iphone, ipod , tablet to view the content. A small Set Top Box may be either purchased or rented to use in connection with your TV if you have none of the above mobile devices .You will need broadband in the house! The web streaming is wholly digital and in line with the October deadline of RTE digital broadcasting. Hope you will like the service. If you need a time for quiet prayer and reflection log in to the live stream where reflective hymns will be streamed during the day when the service is in operation. If you have any views we would love to hear from you. Please keep your friends informed of the Parish website at: http://www.templeorumparish.com/where a link will be provided as soon as the streaming is available.
Turkstown Development - The Turkstown residents have decided to enhance the area, by initially cleaning up the unused green area along between the old and the new road. Before they get grants, they must fund raise and have some money, so for starters thay are organising a big cabaret and raffle. The raffle and Fundraising night will take place in Anthonys, Piltown on Saturday August the 4th. Tickets available for draw in Anthonys (August 4th). These will be available in all local businesses and shops in the area. Committee members will also be calling door to door selling lines. The big prize of course is a signed Kilkenny Jersey, other prizes includes vouchers for local companies.