Community Alert Discontinued
Carbury Community Alert was founded about twenty years ago and was very active for many years and played a major role in fighting crime in the area.
The Committee would pass on suspicious activity to the local Gardai who worked very closely to monitor the entire Carbury District in order to curtain crime.
When the Community Alert Programme was formed there had been a lot of house break-ins and robberies and there were calls from the community to take action.
As a result of the establishment of the Community Alert, the crime rate dropped dramatically, this was due to the committee who worked together to record registration numbers of suspicious vehicles, which in turn were passed on to the Gardai.
The people of Carbury sincerely thank the retiring committee who carried out tremendous work over the past twenty years.
It is understood that a new Community Alert Programme will soon be implemented with a new committee who will work in tandem with the local Gardai.
Elderly people and anyone living alone can rest assured that a Community Alert Programme will be starting in the Carbury Area once again and the committee will work in conjunction with the Gardai to keep the crime rate to a minimum in the future.
Carbury Foroige Youth Group will be taking part in a Talent Show which will be held in Allenwood on Friday night, 20th April.
From this competition, two people will be chosen to go onto the All-Irelands Foroige Talent Competition next June.
Carbury has a girl group called GEMS (Grainne, Ellen, Megan & Keelin) along with four other acts Aoife, Erica, Abby and Deann and these will be competing in the 12- 15 years category.
The Carbury Youth Group will be competing with other Foroige Youth Clubs from around the county.
They are wished the very best of luck!
Carbury GAA Lotto
Congratulation to Matt Cummins who was the lucky winner of €200 in the recent Lotto Draw when he correctly guessed the first four numbers drawn.
The numbers were 11, 12, 23, 28, the bonus number was 24.
Next week the lotto jackpot is €12,150 when you correctly guess the first four numbers plus the bonus number. If you can match the first four numbers drawn then you will have the chance of winning €5,800. If there are two or more winners then they will share the winnings.
Late Michael Cummins
There was widespread sorrow and shock when the news broke on the death of Michael Cummins Jnr, Ticknevin who passed away at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin last weekend after a brief illness.
Michael was very well-known in Ticknevin and the surrounding areas and had many hobbies to keep himself occupied.
He loved fishing and many of the local people recall seeing him sitting in his wheelchair on the banks on the Grand Canal, which runs quite close to his home, where he loved to spend time fishing.
He was a wizard with Computers and was very familiar with all the latest types of modern electronic equipment of all kinds.
The removal of his remains and his funeral Mass on Wednesday last was very well attended. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Fitzpatrick P.P. and Fr. Alphonsus Murphy P.E. and his burial took place to the local cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is extended to his father Michael, mother Debbie, sister Janette, brother-in-law John, his nephew and Godson Evan, niece Avril, grandmother Kate, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.
May He Rest In Peace.
First Communion for the pupils of the four Primary Schools in the Parish will take place as follows;
Ticknevin and Killina Schools on Saturday, 28th April at 11am;
Kilshanroe School on Saturday, 5th May at 11am;
First Communion for the pupils of Derrinturn School will be held on two different dates; Saturday, 19th May at 11am and Saturday, 26th May at 11am.
Annual Tea Day at Killina
Marian O’Rourke will be hosting her 6th Annual Tea Day on Tuesday, 3rd May in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Marian would like to invite everyone to come along to support this worthy cause at her home in Killina.
A warm welcome is guaranteed along with a nice cup of tea and a chat. All money raised is used by The Alzheimer Society to support patients and carers in this area.
Carbury players help win All-Ireland Title
Congratulations to the members of the winning team from St. Mary’s Secondary School who had a great win in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior Final at Croke Park on Sunday week last when they defeated St. Michael’s from Enniskillen on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-6. In defeating the Enniskillen Team they made history by becoming the first ever team in Offaly to win this title.
St. Mary’s team was made up of players from Offaly, Westmeath and Kildare.
Congratulations to team captain Daniel Flynn from Coralstown, Kinnegad who has won a DIT Scholarship.
The Carbury players were Sean Haslam, Adrian Crinnigan, Lyes Djenedi and James Kelly who all gave a good account of themselves on the day.
Well done lads on a wonderful achievement. No doubt we will be reading about these lads in the years to come.