CASTLEDERMOT

SUMMER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP

SUMMER STAGE PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP

Evelyn Purcell tells me that the Summer Stage performing arts summer camp returns to Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot from August 12th-16th this year! Running from 10am-3pm daily, the camp involves singing, dancing, drama and games, with a small performance on Friday for parents. Participants also receive a free DVD of the performance to enjoy afterwards! The cost is €80, with a family discount available. For more information or to reserve a place please contact Evelyn on 0871532277 or on info@summerstage.ie.

CECIL DAY LEWIS LITERARY AWARDS 2013

The closing date for entries to 2013 Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards Festival is Friday 19th April. Literary Competition, Short Story, Poetry and One Act Play. It is open to Primary and Secondary School Students and Individuals up to 18 years old in County Kildare.

Application Forms and terms and conditions are available from Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare. - Tel: 0598633075 E-mail: athyheritage@eircom.net

Students can submit one entry under each section if they wish. Trophies, Book tokens and Certificates are given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category. We also give out Highly Commended Certificates.

CASTLEDERMOT COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT

Seamus Doyle, Chairperson of Castledermot Community Alert committee “would like to take this opportunity to thank all our neighbours who signed up the Text Alert programme and those involved in setting it up especially the co-ordinators who put in the leg work by taking time going around to their neighbours and gathering the information required. However there are areas within the parish that are not represented yet and so will not be included in the system. We appeal for representatives from the following areas to come forward so that we can have all areas covered - St. John’s, Abbeylands Barnhill, Carlowgate,Woodlands and the road from Knocknacree Cross to Pal road. Anyone interested contact Seamus Doyle on 087 9960790 or attend our next meeting.

Next meeting is on Wednesday April 17th at 8pm in the Community Centre. Every co-ordinator is requested to attend as we will be handing out household information packs which will be delivered to each household participating in the scheme. The pack will contain the TEXT ALERT phone number and instructions on how to use the system as well as other general home security information. The number will also be sent out via text to every mobile phone included in the system. We expect the system to be operational on April 22nd. Thank you.”

CASTLE VILLA LOTTO JACKPOT WIN

Congratulations to Ann Farrelly on winning Castle Villa’s Jackpot of €12,500. Her lucky numbers were 2/5/8/21.There was three match three winners of €70 each - Mikey Pender, Madges Lane, Ann Cunningham, c/o E. Hennessy and Hubert Hayden, Crophill. Next Lotto Jackpot starting at €1,500, draw in Doyle’s Pub.

TRAINING

Mens Senior teams training continues Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

CASTLEDERMOT LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Kevin Berney, PRO writes “We would like to inform members and non-members that Castledermot Local History Group on Saturday 11 May are organising a tour to the Agricultural History Museum which is set in the grounds of Johnstown Castle in Wexford. If you or friends are interested in this wonderful day out please contact Colm Heslin on 085-8134997 to book a place, a deposit of €10 will be needed (deadline of the deposits is April 30).”

RATHVILLY GARDEN AND FLOWER CLUB

Rathvilly Garden and Flower Club will meet on Wednesday April 24 at 8pm in St Patrick’s Sports and Community Centre Rathvilly. It will be the last of our big Flower Arranging nights this Season with Maeve Duke an A.O.I.F.A. member from Dublin. Maeve will be doing a full demonstration and her beautiful works of art will be raffled on the night, followed by the judging of the Alpine Plant Competition and then the usual cup of tea and chat all are very welcome. Admission €5.

LOURDES 2013

Castledermot Lourdes Group wish to announce a change to the duration of our stay in Lourdes to 8 nights for the price of 7, still departing on September 7th and now returning on September 15th. Fully inclusive price is €759 per person sharing. Single room supplement of €30 per person per night applies. Early booking is essential as limited seats available. All deposits of €200 by April 19th please. For further information please contact Kathleen Moran on 059 9144278 or Adrian Lawler on 059 9145174.

YOUNG AT HEARTS

Diseart Diarmada Young at Hearts Club reopens after the Easter break on Thursday April 4th. Everyone welcome.

CASTLEDERMOT COMMUNITY SERVICES

The next meeting of Castledermot Community Services is on May 4th at 8pm in the Community Centre.

LEVITSTOW FOROIGE CLUB

The club would like to welcome new members the club, which is held on Friday nights from 7.30pm - 9pm in Levitstown Hall