Late Jim Usher, Derries

Late Jim Usher, Derries

There was an air of sadness in Edenderry when the people learned of the death of well-known figure Jim Usher. Jim passed away after a short illness at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore on Sunday, 3rd February. Jim worked for almost forty years for the McGreal family in their jewellery and furniture stores on J.K.L. Street.

He was a great character and had a word for everyone. Each morning, Jim could be seen opening the business and putting shop items out on display, well before normal opening time.

He was a great Offaly supporter and travelled to many matches. He loved to recall the Offaly teams of the 1960’s and early 70’s and could name all the players and their positions on the field.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially his neighbours in the Derries. Jim was predeceased by his father Peter, mother Bess, brother Tom, sisters, Mag, Betty, Nuala and Pauline.

Deepest sympathy is extended to his sister Mary (England), nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and a large circle of friends. Jim’s funeral Mass took place at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday, 5th February followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. May He Rest In Peace.

Employability Service coming to Carbury

Supporting people with a disability to secure and maintain employment.

If you have been out of work through illness, injury or disability and you are looking to get back to work, we may be able to help you. Employability Service Job Coach will be available to meet you at Carbury Community Employment Office, Derrinturn on Thursday, 14th March from 10am – 1pm. Call in and meet one of our Job Coach Team.

Night at Newbridge Greyhound Track

The Kildare branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is having a fundraising night at the dogs at Newbridge Greyhound Track on Saturday, 16th February.

Only tickets bought beforehand can benefit the charity.

Tickets cost €10 each or €20 for a family and up to four children. Dining packages are also available at a cost of €40 per head.

Tickets may be purchased from the Kildare branch of Down Syndrome Ireland – Contact 045-487 584 or 086-0869897. It is a family focused evening with face painting, bucking bronco, sumo wrestling, an auction and a raffle.

Annual Parish Day

The Annual Parish Day will take place at the Girls Primary School on Sunday, 23rd June. The usual side-shows and stalls will be there plus a raffle for some great prizes. Make a note of the date!

Table Quiz

Edenderry Comhaltas are holding a Table Quiz on O’Donoghue’s Lounge this Thursday, 14th February at 9pm. All are welcome.

Notice to Dog Owners

Edenderry Town Council has issued a notice to all dog owners to clean-up after your dog while out walking in the town. Doggy-Bags are available free of charge at the following venues; Town Hall Offices, Pet’s Paradise, Fortlocks, Cuts and Mutts and the local Library

Local Winner

Dolores McGlynn was one of 22 people who won €46 each when they correctly matched three numbers in the Kildare and Leighlin Lotto Draw recently. The promoter was Brigid Tyrrell.

Darts Tournament

A Fun Darts Tournament in aid of Friends of Ofalia House is taking place at The Four Sons Pub, Edenderry on Saturday, 16th February. There will be music on the night plus a Monster. Fee is €10.

Comhaltas Membership

Edenderry Comhaltas Branch wish to remind all members that membership is now due. A family membership is €20 and €12 single membership.

This can be paid to Tom Bourke or Mary Hanley or any committee member. New members are welcome to join.

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes takes place at the Boys National School every Thursday evening at 8.30pm. New members are always welcome.

Fashion Show

A Fashion Show will take place at the Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstownbridge on Friday, 22nd February at 8pm.

The proceeds are going to Kilshanroe National School. On your arrival at the Hotel there will be light refreshments available. Admission is €12.