Edenderry notes

Parade The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in Edenderry with thousands turning out to view the spectacle never before seen in the town on any St. Patrick’s Day.

Parade The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in Edenderry with thousands turning out to view the spectacle never before seen in the town on any St. Patrick’s Day.

A total of sixty-one floats participated, made up of business’s, clubs and organisations from Edenderry and surrounding areas.

Carbury Scouts took part in the Parade and were led by their Leaders bearing their Flags and National Colours.

The Grand Master of the Parade was ‘Operation Transformation’ contestant Adrian Brereton. He really looked the part in his bowler hat and pin-striped suit. Adrian received a wonderful reception from both young and old as he led the parade down J.K.L. Street.

Many people who attended on St. Patrick’s Day were reminded of the parades that were held in the 1990’s in Edenderry during what was called ‘Festival Week’, when the town would be buzzing for the entire seven-days with non-stop music on the streets and in the pubs.

Back then, the Festival was so successful that it was extended to a nine-day Event.

Writers Group Meetings

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.

Everyone is welcome.

Historical Society Outing

Edenderry Historical Society are holding their Annual Outing at The Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan from Friday, 4th May to Sunday, 7th May. All are welcome.

There are still a few places left for this outing. If you are interested in finding out more please contact any member of the Historical Society.

Table Quiz

Edenderry Branch of Comhaltas are holding a Table Quiz in O’Donoghue’s Lounge on Thusday, 26th April at 9pm.

All are welcome.

Pray with Eddie Stone

The Edenderry Prayer Group will be travelling to Clonfert on Saturday, 31st March for a day of Prayer & Healing with Eddie Stone. A bus will leave from the Town Hall at 9am. For further details please contact 046-9731252.

SVP thanks

Edenderry St. Vincent De Paul would like to thank the Ladies Fashion Committee for the money they generated from the recently held Fashion Show at the Golf Club.

Senior Citizens Party

Edenderry Lions Club are holding a party for the Senior Citizens on Wednesday, 28th March at Edenderry Golf Club at 8pm.

All senior citizens and their Carers, if needed, are invited to attend this Annual Event.

There will be refreshments, bingo and music to entertain everyone.

New School

The Minister for Education Mr. Ruairi Quinn has announced that two new schools will be built in Edenderry in 2013 and an extension will be added to Oaklands Community College in 2014.

It is hoped that the new school building programme will not only be of benefit to the pupils and teaching staff but will give badly needed employment in the town.

Sponsored Walk

A Sponsored Walk in aid of the Edenderry Lourdes Fund will be held on Sunday, 15th April commencing at the Town Hall at 12.30pm.

Edenderry’s Adrian Brereton will lead the walkers on the trip.

Sponsorship Cards are now available from the Lourdes Committee or you can make a donation to the fund.

Scouts & Cubs

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.

Quiet Personal Prayer

The Prayer Room at Blundell Wood is open on Mondays from 2pm – 6pm and all are welcome to come along for quiet personal prayer.

Peter Hurst Competition

The Edenderry & Castlejordan Angling Club are holding The Peter Hurst Perpetual Cup Fishing Competition on Friday, 6th April.

Check-in at Ballyboggan Picnic Area at 11am. The weigh-in will take place at 5pm.

The entry fee is €5 for seniors and €3 for juniors.

The competition is sponsored by PMB Construction Limited. The proceeds from the competition will be donated to The Offaly Hospice Foundation.