May events at Naas Community Library

May events at Naas Community Library

Naas Community Library is holding several events to mark Bealtaine 2012. Bealtaine is an annual national festival that celebrates creativity as we age.

Free event for adults include Plaster Casting Workshop on Wednesday May 2, 9.30am to 12.30pm. This is a fun, hands-on workshop in which participants create their own sculptures from clay moulds.

The over 50s dance morning is on Tuesday May 8, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. This is basically a dance workshop for people over 50 years in which exercises can be done either seated or standing. All abilities are welcome.

A Card Making Workshop takes place on Tuesday May 15 from 10am to 12.30pm. In this workshop participants learn how to make cards with gift pouches.

Other events include Circus presented by Carnation Theatre on Tuesday May 15 from 2 to 3. This promises a lively, interactive performance in which the Circus comes to town!

There is also a Felt Workshop taking place at the library on Wednesday May 16 from 10am to 1pm. Participants use felt to decorate craft materials such as photo albums or notebooks.

The popular ‘Golden Age of Italian Opera’ lecture series continues on May 10 and 17. This free lecture series explores Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini.

There will also be a ‘Wood of Life’ Exhibition In Naas Community Library throughout the month of May 2012.

Run for hospital

Friends of Naas Hospital are very keen to get ladies participating in the Flora Mini Marathon to support the charity. Most people in Kildare have been a patient, or a family member has been a patient in Naas Hospital. Friends of Naas Hospital endeavour to enhance patient care with funds raised. For tee shirt/ sponsorship card call Ger or Mary on 045849733.

Parish Accounts

The Parish accounts for 2011 are now finalised and details are available, for your attention, in the Church Porches of Our Lady and St David and The Irish Martyrs Churches, Naas.

Thank you from MS

Thank You to all who supported the recent church gate collection for MS Ireland which raised E450.

Credit Union draw

In the March draw in Naas Credit Union, the lucky winners of the car were Carmel Mitchell/Mick Callaghan from Naas. The E3,000 prize was won by Sinead Gorman, also from Naas, while the E1,500 prize was won by John Leamy, Naas. Well done to them.


Do you need help finding work? Naas Local Employment Service offers a free service to job seekers who are unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment, one parent families, early school leavers, Woman returnee, people finishing a CE scheme and dependent spouses.

Training courses and employment initiatives are available, One-to-One Adult Career Guidance Counselling, help with interview skills, and CV preparation. Contact Eugene (Information Officer) at Unit 5, Rathasker Square, Kilcullen Road, Naas phone 045 895555 or just call in! If you are not eligible, you can still call to them, where they can provide information, referrals and you can also use their job seeking services.

Collectors needed

The Special Olympics National Collection Day is on April 27 and collectors are required in Naas. If you can spare an hour please contact Sheila O’Connor, telephone 0861099311.

Bowling Club

Well done to Naas Care of the Aged Bowling Club members Helen Feane and Annie O’Brien who won the ladies pairs; Helen and Frank Feane and Annie O’Brien who won mixed trebles, Helen and Frank Feane who came runner up in the open pairs; Helen Gaffney, Helen Feane, Hilda Boland and Annie O#Brien who won the shield in Rathcoffey, and to Helen Feane, Frank Feane, Annie O’Brien and Marie Kelly who were runners up in Caragh. Congratulations to all these and to all other winning teams, and the best of luck to those in the final of the league.

Local lotto results

The numbers drawn in the Naas GAA lotto on 29 March were 2, 6, 20 and 24. There was no winner and the next jackpot is E2,200.

In the Splotto/Ballycane Celtic lotto draw on April 1, the numbers drawn were 3, 6, 12 and 15. Again there was no winner and the next jackpot is E6,000.

In the Naas United FC lotto draw on April 8, the numbers were 7, 8, 13 and 14. There was no jackpot winner. M. Marsh, Christy Porter, Mick Hayes and Vida Doherty won E25 each.

In the Naas United FC lotto draw on April 15, the numbers were 10, 14, 22 and 24. There was no jackpot winner. Angela Gordon, Siobhan King Coady, Daragh Deane and Susie Byrne won E25 each. The next jackpot is E2,400.

Once again the club extends a massive thank you to all those who bought tickets. A huge amount were sold for this, their 24rd draw and they look forward to continued support. The draw takes place every Sunday night at the Town House Hotel after 10pm.

St. David’s Bridge

New members welcome, apply to club email or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.

Furniture auction

The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Furniture Shop is holding a furniture auction at the end of May.

They are looking for good quality furniture for the auction. Collection and delivery service available.

For further information please contact (045) 899453.

Local death

The death occurred on Tuesday, April 17, of James (Jimmy) O’Neill of St. Martin’s Avenue, Naas. Deeply regretted by his loving daughter Bridget, sons Noel and James and Dawn, grandchildren James, Shane, Jessica, Jennifer, Keelin, Zara, Barry and Ryan, sisters Kitty and Rose, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Removal was to the Church of Our Lady and St. David for Requiem Mass on Thursday, followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery.

May he rest in peace.


Andy Kelly took Top Score at Naas Whist on 8 April, with Bessie Dunne winning top lady and Tom McKiverigan top gent. The first half was won by Mary Coyle and Ester Kelly won the second half.

The first quarter winner was Tom Brien, second quarter Mersey Dunne, third quarter Joe Beausang and fourth quarter Sean Whelan.

Freda Crowe won the prize for the longest sitting and Lily Mahon won the lowest score.

Whist takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.