CASTLEDERMOT

MAD HATTER CAFE HAS LOTS TO CELEBRATE

MAD HATTER CAFE HAS LOTS TO CELEBRATE

Congratulations to Alice Cope-Hogan and husband Fiachra on the birth of their beautiful baby boy Finn Edward Hogan who arrived on Monday October 15 weighing in at a healthy 7lbs 11oz. While Alice took a short maternity break before Finn arrived, regulars had the staff inundated with “any news yet?”

The Mad Hatter was decked out in blue balloons to mark the arrival of baby Finn Edward. Proud grandparents Dawn and David Cope were delighted to welcome the arrival of another grandchild while Stella and Eamon Hogan were thrilled to welcome their first grandchild.

Happy fourth Business Birthday to Alice which was celebrated on Saturday November 10th, and once again the premises was beautifully decorated with lots of coloured balloons and a great big 4 to mark the occasion.

The Mad Hatter cafe also received the Paolo Tullio, Top TV and and Restaurant Reviewer’s Plaque earlier in the year, which hangs outside opposite the Brigestone Awards she has deservedly earned every year since opening. Congratulations Alice on all of your fantastic achievements.

FUNDRAISER IN AID OF MS IRELAND

“Your a legend” happening in The Dales Lounge on Saturday December 1st at 8.30pm. Lots of Characters, lots of fun, lots of prizes. Admission is free, come along and enjoy a great night.

MORE STORYTELLING IN CASTLEDERMOT LIBRARY

Jan Maher, Librarian writes “Following the great success of Julie Duane’s Storytime session during October, we’re delighted to welcome her back for two more Saturdays. Julie will be here on Saturday December 1st at 3 pm, and also the following Saturday, December 8th, also at 3 pm.

“As usual, these are most suitable for ages 0-8 years, along with mums, dads or other carers. Both sessions are free of charge, and booking isn’t necessary, so we’ll look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for two fun-filled afternoons.”

CREDIT UNION AGM

Castledermot Credit Union hold their 28th Annual General Meeting on Monday December 3rd in the Credit Union Office, beginning at 8pm. The meeting will be followed by light refreshments. A good attendance is expected.

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Kevin Berney PRO reminds us “that on Tuesday the 27th of November at the Memories and Memorabilia night, The Castledermot Local History Group will be revealing the history information panels which our members have prepared for the Teach Diarmada project. A major thank you goes to those who worked tirelessly on the project either gathering information, writing, proof-reading and printing the panels.

“Also thank you to The Heritage Council for their support and funding for our project. This will be a greatopportunityof the community to see the history and stories from around the town and the town-lands. Also on the night there will be a raffle and a book stall where abargainor that early Christmas present can be found!”

WHIST

Winners at the Whist in the Community Centre on Sunday November 18 were Kit Farrell, Myles Fitzpatrick, N. Fisher, C. Keating and L. Corcoran. Whist continues each Sunday evening at 8.30pm and all card players are most welcome.

REMEMBER THE ELDERLY

Please remember to check on your elderly neighbour and those living alone now that the evening are dark, they may even appreciate a short visit from you. Community Alert have plenty of new signage in all areas, and you should contact your area representative should you encounter any suspicious activity in your area or the local Garda Station.

CHURCH OF IRELAND SERVICES

2nd December 10am Kinneagh MP; 11.30am Narraghmore HC and Holy Baptism.

GAA LOTTO

There was no winner in the lotto held on Tuesday November 20th. Numbers drawn were 9/12/15 and 25. The E50 winners were Liam Leigh, Blackhall, Colbinstown, Seller - John O’Brien, Niall Hickey, Crophill, Seller - Tom Hickey, Barry and Michaela, c/o Mick Nolan, Seller - Mick Nolan and Helen Walshe, Killerig Cross. Next draw will take place on 27th November in The Granite House. Jackpot E1400. Tickets on sale from any club member or in all the local shops.

U/21 FOOTBALL

Well done to the U/21 footballers who had a great win over Moorefield after extra time in the quarter final of the A championship. The final score was Castledermot 0-18 Moorefield 3-5. Scores came from Dean Farrell 0-5, David Keating 0-5, Eugene Mahon 0-4, Emmett O’Keeffe 0-2, Fionn O’Gorman 0-1 and Paddy Whelan 0-1. The lads now play Raheens in the semi-final in two weeks time with venue and time to be confirmed.

GAA CALENDARS

2013 GAA calendars are now on sale in the shops and from Jackie Whelan and Dan O’Keeffe. Calendars cost E5 and are a great souvenir of the clubs successful sporting year.

CASTLE VILLA LOTTO

There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of E12,500 and the numbers drawn were 1/2/5/27. The E50 Lucky Dip winners - Una Kane, Main Stret, Teresa Delaneym Ballyroe, Peter Aldridge, C/o E. Hennessy and John Kearns, Woodlands. Next draw will take place in The Castle Inn.