Local notes - CARBURY

Cllr. Langan angry with state of the roads

Cllr. Langan angry with state of the roads

All other Local Authorities are working as normal but Kildare County Council staff have been stopped from all road duties, even though they all do the same type of work. It’s ironic that a contractor, contracted by Kildare County Council is still working on the New Carbury to Enfield road, where temporary traffic lights are in constant use on the R.402 and up to about 30 ground staff working on a daily basis. The roads in the Carbury area are in an atrocious condition according to Cllr. Seamus Langan. He said “it’s a total disgrace to leave the roads with potholes everywhere and absolutely no maintenance taking place”. Cllr. Langan said, that “it’s going to be very difficult for the Council road staff to catch-up on the back-log of work, whenever they are allowed back to their normal duties”.

Late Reina Hynes

There was great sadness in Carbury on the death of Reina Hynes (née Ennis), Dreenane. Reina was a very quiet, inoffensive, person and was very popular with all her neighbours and friends. She was pre-deceased by her husband Peter. Deepest sympathy is extended to her sons, Peter, Brian and Brendan, sisters Moira and Vera, brother Brendan, daughters-in-law Val, Myra and Catherine, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A large crowd attended her funeral Mass on Thursday last to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Derrinturn and her burial in the adjoining cemetery. May She Rest In Peace.

Clothes and Mobile Phone Collection

The pupils of Killina School are holding a Clothes and Mobile Phone Collection on Monday, 11th February. They would be delighted to accept new and used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys and old mobile phones. Items can be dropped at the school from Thursday 7th February.

Brigid’s Crosses

The pupils at Ticknevin National School have been very busy recently manufacturing St. Brigid’s Crosses. This is a tradition that has been carried out at the School down through the years, where the pupils gather rushes and weave them into crosses. The children sell the crosses and the money goes towards the upkeep of the School.

Ceremony of Light

The Ceremony of light for the pupils of Derrinturn School who are making their Confirmation will take place in Derrinturn Church on Saturday, 23rd February at 7.30pm. The Ceremony of Light for the pupils of Killina, Kilshanroe and Ticknevin will take place on Sunday, 24th February in Derrinturn Church at 11am.

Thank You

Thank you to all those who contributed to last week’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Brainwave - the Irish Epilepsy Association. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

Church Cleaning

Volunteers are required for Church Cleaning duties for about 1 hour, twice every 5 weeks. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Parish Office on 9553355.

Community Games

Carbury Community Games are holding a Table Quiz in the GAA Centre on Friday, 22nd February at 7pm.

Talent Competition

Carbury Community Games are holding a Local talent competition in the GAA Centre on Wednesday, 6th March at 3.30pm. For further information please contact Caroline on 087-7506896 or Louise on 087-6599426.

Montessori Preschool

The Little Schoolhouse Montessori Preschool Carbury Village is now enrolling for Spring Term and next September. For more information and enrolment forms call Elaine on 9552805 or 087-6448508.

Kilshanroe Church Choir

The new Church Choir at Kilshanroe Church will be performing for the first time on Saturday next, 2nd February. The Choir will then be performing on the first Saturday of each month. New singers and musicians are welcome. For more information on the Choir please contact Sharon on 086-3252291.