Local notes - KILL JOHNSTOWN

Garda station closes

Garda station closes

There has been a lot of sadness and anger in Kill at the closing of the local garda station, which opened in 1922 and closed its doors for the last time this week. I remember as a young journalist 20 years ago or so, doing a story on the fact that all the gardai in Kill station (three at the time I think), plus the Sergeant, had been blessed with

twins. One had gone one better with two sets of twins. There was speculation that there was something in the water at the station that meant bundles of joy arriving on the double.

Everyone knows cuts have to be made but the value of having committed and trusted gardai based within the community is priceless. Perhaps the powers-that-be will one day rue the decision, but in the meantime, the people of Kill have lost a valuable service.

Kill History Group

The Annual General Meeting of the Kill History Group was held in the Parish Meeting Room on Monday last, January 28.

President of the Group is Miss Mabel Lyons and the following committee were elected for the forthcoming year: Chairman Brian McCabe;

Vice-Chairperson, Mary Coyle; Secretary, Dave Carroll; Treasurer, Ann O’Sullivan; Webmaster, John Malone and Youth Officer David Brown.

The meeting also heard a most interesting talk by Dr. Chris Browne entitled “Civil War Surgery”. The talk was based on original research by Dr. Browne into the old records in the former Army Military Hospital on the Curragh. It covered the range of operations and procedures carried out there in the early 1920s, as the Civil War was

raging. Dr. Browne gave examples of some of the more colourful events during that period and the sort of primitive instruments employed by medic personnel in those far off days.

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday February 25 at 8.30pm.

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Kill Bingo

There is bingo in the Kill GAA Hall every Thursday from 8.30pm – 10pm.

All welcome.

Lucky numbers

In the Kill GAA lotto draw on January 28 there was no winner of the jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 17, 22 and 28. There was also no winner of the €200 prize. The €100 prize had five divides; M Christian

c/o T Flynn; A Gleeson c/o Nichola; T McDonald c/o Nichola; S Cullen c/o Leo, and Ladies Football c/o Bar. Next week’s jackpot is €2, 250.

Music night

There will be music in the lounge at Kill GAA Club on Saturday February 9 with Sean Reddy, from 9pm. Please support.

Kill GAA briefs

The club nursery on Sunday morning require extra help with the 6-8 year olds, anyone interested in helping out please contact Fintan Brett. Training takes place every Sundays at 10am for teams from 6 years upwards, new players always welcome. Mouth guards are now

compulsory for all underage teams and must be worn at training and matches.Annual club membership is now due.

Recent deaths

We pray for Joe (Patrick) Hannon, Kill West whose funeral mass took place on Tuesday January 29 in Kill Church with burial afterwards in St Corban’s Cemetery, Naas. We pray for Bridget Davis, Glendara, Kill whose funeral mass took

place on Thursday January 31 in Kill Church with burial afterwards in St. Corbans’s Cemetery, Naas. May they rest in peace.

Liturgy Group meeting

A meeting of the Liturgy Group will take place this evening, Tuesday February 5 at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room. The theme is Lent 2013. Members and new members are welcome.

Kill Book Club

New members are very welcome to join Kill Book Club. They are

currently reading “Atonement” by Iain McEwan. The next meeting is on Thursday February 21 at 4pm in The Old House ( back lounge). Just turn up on the day.

Kill Community Alert

A meeting to setup a village community alert will be held on Thursday February 7 at 8.30pm in the Dew Drop Inn. The gardai have been invited to send along a representative. Contact James Lawless on 086 8348869 for further info or to sign up for scheme.

Ardclough school

The closing date for Junior Infants applications is Friday February 8 2013. Telephone 01 6273367 or email st.annes.ias@eircom.net

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