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Major Step forward for Community Alert Group

Major Step forward for Community Alert Group

A meeting of the Carbury Community Alert Group took place at Carbury GAA Centre on Wednesday, 7th November. A good crowd attended along with members of An Garda Siochana. Special guest on the night was Mr. Conor O’Leary, Community Alert Organiser and co-ordinator with Muintir Na Tire. Mr. O’Leary informed the crowd that a new communications company is now operating countrywide in conjunction with An Garda Siochana and Muintir Na Tire. Communications is done through Text Messaging and is routed through the Garda Network throughout Ireland.

The Carbury Community Alert Group see this as a major breakthrough and will help to significantly reduce the amount of crime.

Mr. O’Leary will be attending a further meeting in Derrinturn in the near future and everyone is invited to get involved to help reduce the amount of burglaries and house break-ins.

He will explain the workings of this New Communications System and how it will operate. embers of An Garda Siochana will also be attending the meeting.

People in the Carbury area should be very vigilant at all times and should keep a eye on elderly people, especially those living alone.

‘Pride of Place’ Award for Ashgrove Estate

The Residents Association of Ashgrove Estate, Derrinturn were very excited when they got the news that their estate had won the 2012 ‘Pride of Place’ competition. Ashgrove Estate has won other awards in the last few years and the hard working committee put in a huge effort to go the extra-mile in order to win this latest Award.

This week the Chairman of Ashgrove Estate, George Hackett took time out to talk to the Leinster Leader about the winning of this prestigious award. George explained that they had been involved in this competition for a number of years and had picked up many awards along the way. He said, “the winning of ‘Pride of Place’ was the icing on the cake, it is the highest honour that any estate in Kildare could win”.

Mr. Hackett thanked all the committee for all their hard work throughout the year. A huge thanks to Sean O’Neill, DSP Participant, who carried out a tremendous amount of work during the year and had the place spotless at all times and to Carbury Community Employment Scheme.

Big Lotto Jackpot at Carbury GAA

The Jackpot in the Carbury GAA Lotto Draw now stands at €10,750. This would make a nice Christmas present! Buy a ticket before someone else wins that Jackpot. Tickets are available from any of the GAA Committee and Carbury GAA designated ticket sellers.

Kilshanroe School Christmas Craft fair

Kilshanroe National School Annual Christmas Craft fair takes place in the Hamlet Court Hotel on Sunday, 25th November from 11am - 5pm. Admission is free. For further information please contact 086- 2705458.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning and Christmas Cake Sale in aid of Carbury Carers will be held on this Wednesday, 14th November at Liz Beatty’s home in Kilshanroe between from 10am - 2pm. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Prayer Meeting & Bible Reading

A Prayer Meeting and Bible Reading takes place every Thursday night in the Parochial House, Derrinturn from 8pm - 9pm. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome.

Cards Games for Turkeys

Card Games takes place every Thursday night at Carbury GAA commencing at 9.30pm. These games will continue up to Christmas. Come along and win your Christmas Turkey.

Pope John Paul ii Award

The Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin is inviting applications for the Pope John Paul ii Award.

This award for those in senior cycle of school or school leavers aged 16 and over. This event helps young people get involved in Parish and Community life. For further information please contact 087-7788007. The closing date is Friday, 16th November.

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