Rumble strip at Oghill

Rumble strip at Oghill

Councillor Francis Browne says: Following representations to Kildare County Council re speed in the area of Oghill Bridge, the council are now putting a rumble strip on bridge.

Citizens Information

Citizens Information session will be held in Monasterevin Credit Union office on Tuesday 8 May from 10.30 am to 12.30pm. This is a free service and is available every first Tuesday of every month.

Irish Cancer Society

The Church gate collection taken up on 21/22 April raised E500. Many thanks to all who donated and to the collectors. The money raised will go a long way towards helping families and patients in our community and right across Ireland who are living with cancer.

Alzheimer Tea Day

On Thursday 3 May, Mary Walsh 1 Brooklawns, Monasterevin will hold a tea morning in her home. Everyone welcome. Please support this worthy cause.

Sale of Stock

Killenure Nurseries are closing down and the owner Bernard OFarrell says thanks all who supported them for 33 years and invites all to a 4 day sale which will take place on Sat/ Sunday 5 &6 and Sat & Sunday 12 &13 May from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm.

Church choir

Monasterevin Traditional Church Choir.-In recent months there has been an interest in rejuvenating the traditional choir.If there is enough interest from people wishing to rehearse weekly ( Tuesday 8--9 pm) and perform on a once a month basis, plesae contact Pat OMeara at 045525477 with name and contact number.

The choir is open to all members of our community, younger members would be especially welcome and are e ncouraged to join.

Cemetery masses

St Evins Monasterevin on 18 June, Lackagh 19 June , Passlands 20 June. All Masses at 7.30pm.

Parish Lotto

Numbers drawn on 24 April 05,11,12,23. Jackpot not won.Winners of e20 P.Duffy, KCK Clarke, T.Shinkins, L.Doherty, K OShea. Jackpot now e1,800.

Monasterevin Fitness Mile

On Sunday 6 May at 2.00pm, run, jog or walk for a mile, starting outside Church .Exact mile, finishing times will be given. Registration before event. Donation e5 to CYMS development. All welcome. For more information contact Con Henry, 045/525238.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Medjugorje Pilgrimage will take place on 6 June 2012 for 7 nights, cost e599. Contact John Earley 0877717467 or 0877962463.

Parish pilgrimage to Lourdes

Monasterevin Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 17 to 22 September 2012. 5 night full board in Hotel Paradis cost 749 euro per person sharing. Contact Parish office 045525346 or Mary Ryan 0876822290.


Ballykelly GFC would like to congratulate our own Rosin O Connell and her Kildare team mates on winning the National league title. Rosin who playes at full forward for the county is a member of our senior ladies panel

Congratulations to our own Shane Ryan on scooping a Leinster title. Shane who is a member of our U16 and minor panel claimed this title with Cill Dara in the Leinster U15 Rugby final against Dunboyne of Meath on a scoreline of Cill Dara 24 Dunboyne 22. All in Ballykelly Gfc would like to say well done on this great achievement.

Our U14 boys became the first team to claim silverware in the club this year when they took the honours in the U14 Feile C Shield final against Robertstown in St Conleths pk on Sunday morning. Well done also to the coaches Eoghan and Paul for getting the lads in tip top shape for the final.

Healthy hearts

The County Board have been in touch to say that a company called healthy hearts would be interested in screening players from 14 years up. In order for this to be successful they would need a minimum of 40 players from around the county to commit. The cost would be €40 per player. We feel that this would be a very worthwhile exercise particularly with all the issues that have arisen over the past months. Hawkfield will bemade available for the screening. Could you please let club secretary know as soon as possible if interested in availing of this screening programme. If the interest is there County Board will be able to arrange the screening reasonably quickly. Contact John on 0872807764.

Ballykelly lotto

16/04/2012 Jackpot : E5,200 Numbers : 3,6,10,19 Winners :No winner E20 Winners were Con Lawler c/o S Whyte Jamie Colgan c/o I Kelly Pat Behan c/o P Behan Alan Farrell c/o P Brereton Mick Fitzgerald c/o B Fitzgerald Next weeks jackpot E5,200

Underage Easter Camp

We held our first ever Underage Easter Camp this year and it turned out to be a huge success. A total of 78 Children attended in our first ever Easter Camp. Many thanks to Tommy, Ernie, Patrick, Damien, James, Darran, Michelle, Katie and Roisin for their hard work over the two days. Thanks to Kildare legends John Doyle and Donna Berry who took time out from their busy schedules to sign autographs, answer questions and pose for photos with the many children that attended. We look forward to seeing ye all again during the summer when we’ll be holding our CUL Camp from 16th to 20th August.