Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Ballymore Eustace Art Group are holding their annual exhibition in the Back Bar of The Ballymore Inn opening on Thursday, 29 November at 8pm and running for one week. All money made from raffle on opening night and commission will go to Scoil Mhuire – there’s always terrifi, original talent on show so please, do come along and support your local artists and national school.

POY Awards

Would you like to nominate a local hero for Ballymore’s annual Person of the Year Award? Joe McGrath is the current POY recipient for his work with the TSAA and other local projects. There is a also a sports award, The Des Kennedy Memorial Trophy to be presented to a person of club for their sporting achievement in 2012.

You can put your nomination on paper and drop it into the Bugle box in Fogarty’s or Elizabeth’s Hair Salon on or before December 31. Alternatively, email or post your hero’s name to The Editor, Rose B O’Donoghue, Cois Ceallaigh, Ballymore Eustace.

Ballymore’s Got Talent

Ballymore GAA are hosting a Variety Show at the superb theatre venue in Barretstown on December 7 and 8 and presents a wonderful opportunity to all musicians or singers to showcase their talents and raise a few bob for both organisations. If you wish to be involved, please contact the following numbers to book your set: Sheila Byrne of Good Virbrations, which produced some fantastic showcases of local talent whilst raising money for local charities, on 085 219 0019; Nicola Piggott 087 743 4954 and Ann M Daly on 087 055 5150 

Vibe for Larry

Ballymore Gigs invites all to a “Vibe for Larry”, on Friday, December 14 at 8pm at Mick Murphy’s. The late Larry Roddy was a renowned agent in the music industry and secured venues for many international and national musicians in the traditional and blue grass genre, many in Ballymore Eustace. So music lovers, come and join the session on Friday 14 and share a toast in celebration of Larry.

BME Garden Club

The next meeting will be held in the Resource Centre on 29 November, with guest speaker being local and renowned landscaper, Arthur Gyves.

BME Golf Society

The date for the society’s last outing of the year to Naas Golf Club has changed from 17 Nov to December 1 with the society’s AGM being scheduled to follow in the Resource Centre.

The Voice Squad in BME

Music Under the Mountains are presenting a concert by the Voice Squad in Poulaphuca House on December 7. The Voice Squad are currently recording a new CD so the audience will be treated to a selection

of new songs as well as old favourites.

Christmas Craft and Cake Fair

A craft and cake sale will be held in the Resource Centre on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December in aid of the Church of the Immaculate Conception. The sale will be held after 7pm mass on Sat and after 10am on Sun. Lots of terrific raffle prizes and hampers to be won. Donations of cakes, unwanted Christmas Gifts, etc greatly appreciated.

Flower Arranging Classes

Christine Hughes, Blessington is organising flower arranging classes on Monday afternoons, plus workshops on Saturdays 1, 8 and 15 December. If you are interested in doing some seasonal home-made table pieces and floral displays, contact Christine on 087 686 46 20 or email

SVP Christmas Fair

The Annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Fair will be held at Kerdiffstown House, on Sunday December 2 from 12-5pm with a spectacular range of giftware, seasonal cards, crafts and novelties, home baking, etc. The venue provides annual holidays and events for senior citizens throughout the year – your support is appreciated.

Young welcomes mature!

Sixth class children at Scoil Mhuire would like to invite senior citizens, grand-parents et al to a tea and coffee morning in the school on Thursday 13 Decemberat 9.45am. The event is a wonderful initiative between younger and more elderly members of the community.

Barretstown Christmas Appeal

Barretstown is delighted to introduce a new range of Christmas cards for Christmas, designed especially for Barretstown and now on sale. Cards cost €6.99 for a pack of 8. All proceeds go directly to Barretstown – see range on Two of Ireland’s legendary bands, The Stunning and Something Happens, will perform a one off show live from Barretstown Castle on December, 20 December. The show will take place in the theatre and ticket price includes a pre gig reception. Only 250 tickets are available for this very exclusive show. Tickets, priced at €50, can be purchased by calling 1850 500 123.

BME Special Editions

For Christmas, there are several local publications which would make ideal gifts especially for locals now living abroad, or ex-Pats who love keeping in touch with the community. The local Historical and Heritage Society’s publication “Ballymore Eustace - A Portrait of a Village” can be obtained from Mgt Pearse at 087 791 6993 or Claire Doyle at 045 864 152, cost €20.Calendar

The Parent’s Association have designed a School Calendar comprising of 15 months, Oct 2012—Dec 2013 which includes photos of classes and snapshots of activities, school schedule, closing dates, etc. This calendar will help fund a Sensory Garden and Room and is on sale from all teachers and any of the PA Committee members, cost €10.

Stonebrook Pet Farm

Stonebrook Pet Farm is hosting a Santa Grotto and Live Nativity. Booking essential, open Dec 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 3-6pm. Child €15 inc gift adult €5 inc mulled wine. Contact 086 266 1720.

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