Edenderry Girl chosen as Melbourne Rose

Edenderry Girl chosen as Melbourne Rose

The people of Edenderry will be supporting 25 Year old Claire Lynch nee McLoughlin from Edenderry is this year’s Melbourne Rose in The Rose of Tralee Contest.

Claire is well-known in Edenderry and the surrounding area for her involvement with the local Civil Defence.

Claire, who is an Occupational Therapist, has been working in Melbourne for the past three and half years and is a daughter of Bernie McLoughlin, Edenderry.

It’s ten years since Melbourne has entered into the Rose of Tralee and everyone in Edenderry will be hoping that Claire will be successful in taking the much sought after title.

Claire will be flying in to Dublin on Wednesday, 30th May and will be taking part in the International selection in Portlaoise on Friday, 1st June.

There are a total of eight International Roses and two girls will be selected in Portlaoise to go through to the finals in Tralee.

Everyone in Edenderry will be shouting for Claire and hoping she gets to wear the coveted crown and become the first Edenderry born girl to win the Rose of Tralee for 2012.

First Communion

First Communion for Scoil Bhride and Gaelscoil will take place on Saturday, 19th May.

First Communion for the Boys National School and St. Mary’s Girls Primary Schools will take place on Saturday, 26th May.

Amen Support Group looking for volunteers in Marathon

Are you planning to participate in the Flora Mini Marathon in Dublin this year? Amen Support Services Ltd. are looking for volunteers to run, walk or crawl in the Ladies Flora Mini-Marathon on June 4th in Dublin to raise much needed funds to provide services for male victims of domestic abuse. Registration for the Flora Mini-Marathon could not be easier, logon to www.florawomensminimarathon.ie and then contact Amen Support Services on info@amen.ie or 046-9023718 to let us know that you will be joining our team on the day.

Writers Group Meeting

The New Writers Group hold meetings at Edenderry Library on the first and second Wednesday of every month from 11.30am – 1pm.

For further details please contact 085-7054673.

Join the Scouts

The Edenderry Scouts and Cubs Groups are currently looking for Boys and Girls to join. The age group for the Cubs is 9 – 11 years and the Scouts is 12 – 15 years.

The Groups meet on a weekly basis at the Parish Centre. The times are; Cubs 6.30pm – 7.30pm; Scouts 7.45pm – 9pm.

For further information please contact 085-7052517.

Offaly Fleadh Cheoil

The Offaly Fleadh Cheoil will be taking place in Banagher from 11th – 14th May. For further information please contact Jimmy Bracken on 046-9731972.

Eden Choral recruiting at the moment

The Eden Choral Group are currently looking for Tenor and Bass voices to join them. If you are interesting then please go along to their rehearsals on Monday nights at the KARE Centre on the Carrick Road (opposite Larkin’s Funeral Home).

For further information please contact 087-6213398 or 087-1381185.


The Community Mental Health Movement ‘GROW’ holds meetings every Thursday at the KARE Centre, Carrick Road, Edenderry at 7.30pm. A meeting also takes place at the Library on Fridays at 11am. For further information please contact the Mental Health Movement, Tullamore on 057-9351124.

Six-day trip to Scotland

A six-day trip to Scotland is taking place from Sunday, 27th May – Friday, 1st June and costing €550 per person. You will travel by coach and ferry to your destination in Scotland.

For more information about the trip please contact Madge Fennessy on 046-9732357.

MiDoc Services in Edenderry

Midoc Services for the Edenderry area is now in operation and can be contacted Monday – Friday; 6pm – 8am on 1850 302702

Football Training for young ladies

Indoor Football Training for all girls of 12 years of age and under takes place at St. Mary’s Secondary School Sports Hall on Friday evenings. All young girls are encouraged to come along for training in a safe, clean environment and also getting some exercise at the same time.

The times are, Girls under 12, 5pm – 6pm; Under 10’s & u.8’s, 6pm – 7pm

Toddler Group

Flowertots Toddler Group meet every Friday morning at the Parish Centre from 10am – 12 noon. For further information please contact Michelle on 086-8899161.

Art Classes for Men

Beginners Art Classes for men will be taking place every Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm. For more information on these classes please contact the local library on 046-9731028.

Race Night

A Race Night will be held in Byrne’s Lounge on Saturday next, 12th May

at 9pm.

The proceeds are in aid of the u.14 boys & girls who will represent Edenderry in the All-Ireland Feile.

Pilgrimage to Italy

The Annual St. Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Italy takes place this year from Friday, 20th – Friday, 27th July. The all-in cost is €859 per person sharing.

During your week in Italy you will get the opportunity to visit the following places; Benevneto, Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo, Morcone, Lanciano and many more places of interest.

For further information or to make a booking, please contact the Group Leader, Pat Ryan on 086-8447326.

Learn to play a Musical Instrument

Traditional Music Classes take place at the Boys National School on Tuesdays. A wide range of musical instruments are catered for in the classes including Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion, Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle and Concertina. Set Dancing Classes take place on Thursdays.

New members are always welcome.

For further information on the Dancing or Music Classes, please contact Kathleen on 085-7037937 or Bill on 086-1510435.