Blessington GAA Club held another Lotto Draw on Tuesday March 6 with another brand new jackpot which was standing at €5,400. Once again the top prize was not won and only three lucky punters managed to match even three numbers. They each received €100. The winning numbers drawn on the night were 4, 6, 20 and 22. Tickets priced at only €2 are already on sale at the usual local outlets or from a committee member for the club’s next Lotto Draw which will have another new jackpot which will be standing at€5, 600. The club urge members and supporters to purchase tickets and also ask them to encourage friends and relatives to do the same. Remember if you get the numbers right on the night you will be winning the jackpot which no doubt would come in
The death took place recently of Ian Campbell Burgage Manor Blessington. His remains were removed to the Church of Our Lady Blessington on Monday morning March 12 for requiem mass and his burial took place immediately afterwards in Palmerstown Cemetery Dublin.
Blessington Youth Musical & Dramatic Society is presenting the well known musical ‘The King and I’ on Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20 in Blessington’s Tramway Theatre at 8 pm on both nights and also on Saturday April 21 at 6pm. Tickets priced at €10 for adults and €8 for children are already on sale at Office Shop and Hennessy’s Next Door. This is a show not to be missed. It has some wonderful scenes, costumes and many familiar songs. So make sure to get your ticket in plenty of time and not be disappointed.
Are you involved with a local community group? Are you interested in improving and enhancing your area? Do you have a business idea that you would like to investigate further? If you would like to learn more about supports and grants available to help you achieve these projects then you will not want to miss the following event. County Wicklow Partnership will host a LEADER Information Seminar his Thursday 29th March at 7.30 p.m. at the Lawlor Centre in Baltinglass. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0402 20955.
Special medal for Maurice
Congratulations to Maurice O’Sullivan Glenview Blessington who was presented with a special Medal by St. Vincent De Paul Society. Maurice has been involved with Blessington St. Vincent de Paul Conference for the past twenty –six years helping the less well off in our community. To honour his wonderful service with St. Vincent De Paul the Society presented him with a special Medal in Blessington. The presentation took place recently at a special Mass in the Church of Our Lady Blessington and doing the honours on behalf of the Society was Area President Carol Walsh from Blessington. It coincided with Maurice’s 80th Birthday. His family were present to see him receive the Medal. Maurice hails from the Kingdom of Kerry and first came to Blessington in the late 60’s as a member of An Garda Siochana. Although he later served in the Dublin area he returned to Blessington in the mid seventies and settled down in the town with his family. The Award is a well deserved one for Maurice who has done such Trojan work for St. Vincent de Paul over the past twenty-six years in the Blessington and surrounding area.
A Flower Arranging Demonstration by Christine Hughes will take place in Blessington Library on Friday March 30 10.30 am. Come along and get some great ideas for Easter arrangements. The event is free and open to all and there will be a free raffle of the displays. Study Skills is a free presentation by Sean Reinhardt (BA) incorporating the Tony Buzan method on Thursday March 22 at 4pm and Sat. March 31 10.30am -12noon. For further details you can contact Blessington Library.
Those of you out there who love a Table Quiz should get along to the Avon Ri Burgage Blessington on Thursday March 29 at 8 pm. There is a Table Quiz taking place there in aid of Kare Blessington and all support would be most welcome by the organisers. I’m told that it will be more of a fun quiz. A table for four people will only cost you €20 and an enjoyable night is guaranteed. There will be some great prizes and a raffle on the night. So grab a few friends to make up a table of four and head on down to the Avon Ri. You will have a great night and you will be supporting a very worthwhile local cause.
Congratulations to the following members who were presented with Awards at Blessington GAA Club’s Presentation in the Avon Ri recently, Club Person of the year Noreen Keegan-Kavanagh, Senior Player Kevin Hanlon, Young Player Eoin Devlin, Senior Ladies Player Jacqueline Finnegan, Young Ladies Player Shauna Richardson and Niamh Carroll who helped Wicklow win the Ladies Junior All Ireland Title last October.