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Local notes - CASTLEDERMOT



The death has occurred of Ellen Mary (Elsie) Nolan of Plunketstown, Castledermot, on Monday January 28th. She reposed at her daughter Jessie and Pats residence, at Abbots Cross, Plunketstown, and her reception into the Church of the Assumption, took place on Thursday morning for her Requiem Mass at 11am followed by interment in Coltstown Cemetery. Rev Fr. Paul O’Driscoll Adm officiated.

Sympathy is extended to Elsie’s loving sons Noel, Raymond and Aidan, daughters Jessie and Colette, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May Elsie’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Marion Ryan, Job Developer writes “If you have been out of work through illness, injury or disability and you are looking to get back to work, we may be able to help you. An Employability Service Job Coach will be available to meet you in the Obar Office, behind the Maxwell Garage on the Kilcullen Road, Naas on Friday mornings between 10am and 1pm. For further information telephone 087 9513427”.


Castledermot Community Alert AGM Wednesday January 30th we will bring report in next week’s Notes.


Castle Villa held their Awards and Presentations Night on Saturday 25th in Germaine’s of Baltinglass and by all accounts it was a cracking good night. Congratulations and well done to all the award winners. All players and fans say “The new season now cannot start soon enough”.


Special Appreciation Award - Graham Hardiman

KDFL Young Player of the Year - Jordan Harmon

KDFL Player of the Year - Alan Proctor

MOTM - Lumsden Cup Final - Paddy Mahon

Club Person of the Year Award - Damien Byrne

Over 35 Player of the Year - Ger O’ Toole

2nd Team Player of the Year - Colm Kelly

Young Player of the Year - David Keating

Castle Villa Player of the Year - Paddy Mahon

Under 9s

Castle Villa 4 - 5 Moone - This was a tough game played on Saturday January 26th, but thankfully it was only a friendly Some good performances by a number of players with Daire Phelan being awarded man of the match and he will wear the captains arm band for our next game


9th 8pm Kinneagh HC

10th 10am Timolin HC followed by tea and Cake Sale in aid of Tidy Towns.

11.30am Castledermot HC.

13th 11.00am Timolin HC with prayers for healing.

8pm Narraghmore Ash Wednesday Service.

17th 9am Narraghmore HC.

10.10am Kinneagh family service followed by tea.

11.30am Timolin family Service.

24th 11am Timolin United Service followed by Lenten Lunch in aid of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy.


The Castledermot Lourdes Group depart for Lourdes on September 7th for seven nights and staying at the ever popular Hotel Alba. The inclusive price is €759pp sharing. A single room supplement of €30 per night applies. Early booking is essential as seats available are limited. A deposit of €250 per person is required on or before March 29th please. For further information contact Kathleen Moran 059 9144278, Adrian Lawler 059 9145174.


Carlow’s Suicide Bereavement Group now have a walk in service at Castlehill House, Castlehill, Carlow on Wednesdays 10 till noon, providing a one to one and group Listening Service. We provide a free and confidential service with trained Listeners. Contact us on 0863364961.


The next meeting of the local History Group will take on tuesday 26th of February - John St Leger and the Grangemellon Hellfire Club with David Ryan, author and historian. David Ryan is the author of the recently published book Blasphemers & Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs an examination of a topic shrouded in sensational rumour and lurid myth of black magic and murder. While the popular image of the Hellfire clubs is not entirely baseless there is also a whole other dimension of Enlightenment philosophy and free-thought.


Tir na nÓg parent and toddler group now opens on Mondays and Wednesdays. All pre-school children and their parents, grandparents or minders are welcome to come any Monday or Wednesday at 9.30am to 12 noon. The group meet in Scoil Diarmuid. The cost is €2 per family. Great way for children to play with each others and for the adults to have a “cuppa” and chat.


Winners at the Whist in the Community Centre on Sunday January 27 Fergus Hutton, Lar. Corcoran, N. Fisher, Rosie Wall, and Sheila Bolger. Whist continues each Sunday evening at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All Card players are welcome.


The Ballitore Bring and Buy poultry sale takes place at Long Avenue, Ballitore, Co Kildare on the 2nd Sunday of every month. The next sale is on Sunday the February the 10th, and gates open at 8.30am. Entry fee for buyers and sellers is €3 per adult, children go free. All kinds of healthy poultry, birds, small animals, garden and small holding produce welcome (no dogs or ponies), Enquires to 085 7410248.


Fitness Army Bootcamp has resumed on Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm to 9.50pm for men and women all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. Fun outdoor fitness training. For more information contact 089 4886384.


PRO Louise tells me Levistown Foróige is looking for donations of pool-tables, bean-bags, table tennis or table games, etc. All donations gratefully accepted!

The Foróige Club welcomes new members and meet at Levitstown Community Hall at 7.30pm every Friday Night!

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