History walk

History walk

Naas Local History Group will host an interesting history walk in the Jigginstown/ Limerick Road, Aras Chill Dara/ old Gaol area of Naas.

Assemble at Jigginstown Castle at 7.30pm this evening, Tuesday June 5.

All welcome.

Thank you

Special Olympics wish to thank everyone who collected and contributed on the National Collection Day in Naas and added E1,879 to the national total of E500,000.

Naas whist results

Well done to Monica Beausang who won top score at Naas Whist last week. Other winners were Bridget Brien (top lady); Tom Brien (top gent); Joe Beausang and Mick Foy (first half, shared); Richard Duffy (second half); Mary Coyle, Mary Phelan, Tom McKivergan and Trish Cullen/ Mary Lenehan (shared) (quarters); Teresa Tyrell (longest sitting); Anne McLoughlin (lowest score).

Whist for people of all ages takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.

Community Games athletics

Anyone interested in competing for Naas West in the Kildare Athletics Competition in June should contact Larry Dunne at 087 2508015. Age groups U/8 to U/16. You do not have to be a member of an athletics club to compete.

Lost bracelet and wedding band

A five bar gate bracelet was lost between Ballycane Church and New Row last week. If you found it please contact the Naas Parish Office telephone 879730.

A gold wedding band was lost on Wednesday/Thursday, 16th/17th May at the parking bay at Tesco in Naas Town, in front of chemist/ shops.

Please telephone the Parish Office on 879730 if you found it.

St Vincent de Paul

The Naas St. Vincent de Paul Society helpline phone number is 045 897306.

Local bereavements

The death occurred on Tuesday, May 29, of Thomas Cowper of Lakelands, Naas, and formerly of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, suddenly. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Sadly missed by his loving son John, daughters Lesley and Elaine, son-in-law Brad, grandchildren Finn, Della and Mae, brother, sisters, extended family and friends. Removal was to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas, on Friday evening with Funeral Mass on Saturday morning followed by cremation in Newlands Cross Crematorium.

The death occurred on Wednesday, May 20, of Peter Read of Aylmer Park, Naas and formerly of South Africa. Sadly missed by his loving wife, Kathleen, sons, Sean, Patrick and Robert, brothers Charles and Rod, daughter-in-law Noelle, grandchildren, Eoin, Lillian and Tommy, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Removal was on Saturday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castlecomer, for Mass and burial afterwards in the Crosshill Cemetery.

May they rest in peace.

Months Mind for PP

The Months Mind mass for Naas Parish Priest Fr. Tom McDonnell, who passed to his eternal reward on May 11 at Harold’s Cross Hospice aged 63 will take place next week. All are welcome to attend the mass which will be held in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas, on Monday, June 11 at 7.30pm.

Tee off for Church

The Naas Parish Golf Classic in aid of Our Lady and St. David’s Church Restoration Fund tees off on Monday, June 18, at Craddockstown Golf Club. It is a four person team event / scramble and the entry fee, including meal, is E300 per team for the early bird tee time, 8am - noon, and E400 per team for tee time 2 - 4 pm.

Tee Box sponsorship also available for E100 per Tee Box. Individuals can be facilitated on a team. More information and team sheet, please phone; 086 – 8102201.

The Parish Golf Classic offers a great opportunity to help raise funds for the impending restoration work that needs to be carried out on the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Sallins’ Road. Craddockstown Golf Course have generously provided the course free of charge for the event.

Project leaders to reunite

Were you a leader in the Naas Summer Project between 1981 and 1996? The Summer Project Leaders Reunion takes place on Saturday June 30 at 7pm in Osprey Hotel to include a meal, old photographs, DVD from the past and lots of old faces of course. Tickets are E30 each and can be purchased from Ballycane Church Room 2 tonight, Tuesday June 5, from 8- 9 pm. For further information follow their page on face book.Residual monies from ticket sales will be donated to the local St. Vincent de Paul.

A Life at the Moat

The talented actors in the Moat Club present ‘A Life’ by Hugh Leonard, directed by Pat Callaghan, from Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 June nightly at 8 pm. The life in question is Drumm’s, a local civil servant with intellectual and artistic leanings, which he has never fully developed. He uses his spare time to give walking tours of Dalkey, the coastal Dublin suburb where he lives. He has just been told that he has six months to live. When he visits his neighbour Mary for the first time in 6 years, Mary describes her new kitchen to him - but when she takes him into it, it is as if it was 40 years ago, and seated at the table is her young self. From that moment on the lives of four people, Drumm, his wife and their on/ off best friends are recounted by a method which mingles both past and present. The Club has produced various Hugh Leonard plays over the years including ‘Da‘, ‘Stephen D‘, and ‘Mick and Mick.

Cemetery masses

Naas and Kill Parishes Cemetery Mass on will take place at St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas, on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at 7.30pm.

Two Mile House Parish Cemetery Mass will take place on Sunday July 8 2012 at 11am in St. Peter’s Church graveyard.

Sallins Parish Cemetery Mass is at Bodenstown Cemetery on Sunday July 1 2012 at noon.

Lucky numbers

In the Splotto/Ballycane Celtic lotto draw on May 20, the numbers drawn were 7, 8, 9 and 14. There was no winner of the jackpot and next week’s top prize stands at E6,000.

Naas United FC

In the Naas United FC lotto draw, the club’s 30th draw, on May 27, the numbers were 20, 21, 23 and 30 but no one won the jackpot. There were four winners of E25 prizes - Tony Kelly, Sue Murray, Mayo Mick (c/o T. Barrett) and Michelle Furey. The jackpot up for grabs next week is E3,000. Once again a massive thank you to all those who bought tickets. The draw takes place every Sunday night at the Town House Hotel after 10pm.

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

There will be plenty of family fun at the Moat Theatre this month as the famous Lambert Puppet Theatre presents Snow White with special guest Bosco on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20 at 10 am and 11.30 am. This is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting and is suitable for an age group up to ten years of age.

Going for gold!

The hard working members of Naas Tidy Towns Group have great plans for 2012 and are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help the town achieve a gold medal. The group is working in partnership with many local groups including the Town and County Council, Traders Association and Chamber, sport associations including the GAA and soccer club, primary and second level schools, residents associations and various community groups including Naas Brownies and Kildare Youth Services. Let’s all help them by keeping Naas a litter free zone. Naas Tidy Towns carry out weekly cleanups. They undertake litter picking, sweeping, weeding and also tackle black spot areas. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help out either during the day or in the evening why don’t you send a text to 0868138821. Look forward to hearing from you.

Ballycane clean up

Would you like to help Naas Tidy Towns volunteers to clean up Ballycane Road and all entrances and avenues? If so make sure you are free this Wednesday, 6 June, from 7pm to 8.15pm. Jackets and gloves will be provided but you can bring your own or bring a spade, brush or hoe. Meet in Centra car park 7pm. Naas is such a large town that keeping it tidy is not easy, so don’t leave it to others - lend a hand.

Events at the library

Several free events are taking place in Naas Library for Family Week 2012, from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 June. The events kick off with Children’s Folk Songs With Uncle Dan From The Twitters on Tuesday June 19 at 11am to 12.

Storyteller Niall De Burca will entertain on Tuesday June 19 from 6.30 to 7.30pm and there will be a drama performance of ‘Playing To Reach The Stars including clown, puppet and picture book on Friday June 22 from 11 to 12.30pm. An Interactive Puppet Show and Storytelling is on Saturday June 23 from 2.30 to 3.30 pm.

There is also a free four week song writing workshop for teenagers (12 - 16 year olds) on Tuesday mornings during June and July, starting on Tuesday June 26.

Numbers are limited, so please contact Naas Library (Email:; Tel: 045879111) to reserve a place.