Fianna Fáil Frank English Cumann

Fianna Fáil Frank English Cumann

The May monthly meeting of the Fianna Fáil Frank English Cumann Athy, was informed that the Cumann’s sub-committee had organised a public meeting for to set up a focus group to develop the People’s Park and approve amenities for both young and old.

In addition to this, Cllr. Dalton advised the meeting that following on from a motion that he had put down at council, Athy Town Council had made an application for a sports fund grant to improve the playground facilities.

On the Southern Distributor Road, Cllr. Dalton said that the announcement last week on progress was to be welcomed but that funding was dependent on a stimulus package from Brussels.

In the forthcoming referendum, the Church Of Ireland Hall was to be used as a polling station for the referendum instead of the new Scoil Phádraig, which was too far out of town for people to get to. It was thanks to Cllr. Dalton’s representations that the new C of I Hall was to be used.

The Fiscal Treaty referendum dominated matters of national interest and Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl was able to inform and advise the meeting and answer questions on same. There was also much discussion on the obscene salaries being paid to the top banking officials and were compared them to other decision makers in the country and it could be clearly argued that all of these decision makers, public and private, because of these high salaries, are too far removed from the ordinary people.

The recent decision by Athy Town Council to remove parking permits from Fire Brigade Personnel was raised.

The Cumann passed a vote of sympathy on the death of Sr. Peig Rice.

Inland Waterway

The monthly meeting of the North Barrow branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland will be held on Wednesday June 13 8.30pm in Frank O’Brien’s Emily Square. All are welcome.

Community Games

The Athy Area Athletics will be held on Tuesday 12th June 6.30pm in the GAA field. All competitors must live in the Athy community games area and be under age on July 31 of this year. Entry fee is €2 per competitor. Spectators €2 for adults and children are free. Events from under 6 years to under 16 years for both girls and boys.

Lions Club Bookshop

Athy Lions Club are pleased to announce that in response to public demand the Lions Club Book shop at Duke Street, Athy will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday each week. Donations of books and CDs are always welcome. All sale proceeds go to local charities.

Rowing and Kayaking Club

Plans are afoot to establish a new club in Athy which will cater for both Rowing and Kayaking enthusiasts. A meeting for those interested will be held in Frank O’Brien’s, Emily sq on Thursday 28 at 8.30pm. For more information, contact Cliff Reid on 087-2061999 or email

Trout Fly Fishing

The Tom McStay memorial Trout Fly Fishing competition will be held on Sunday June 24. This is an open competition and all are welcome. Check in is at Lough Acalla at 10am. Fishing is from 11am till 4pm. For more information, contact Paddy on 085-1658546.

Athy JPC Meeting

The next meeting of the Athy Joint Policing Committee will take place on Tuesday, June 19 at 9am in the Town Council Chamber. All meetings are open to the public and advance questions/ submissions should be sent in writing to the Athy JPC, C/o. Town Clerk, Athy Town Council, Rathstewart, Athy or online at Further meetings in 2012 are scheduled to take place on September 18 and November 20. In addition, the third annual meeting has been provisionally scheduled to take place in October.

Athy Age Action

Athy Age Action will hold a day trip to Glendalough on Saturday June 30. Leaving Emily Square at 9.30am, the cost per person is €10. If you are interested in going on the trip please contact Caroline on 085-8357783. Athy Age Action will hold their first ever Night-Away, when they pay a visit to the Fitzwilton Hotel in Waterford on Friday July 20. At a cost per person of €60 with a single supplement of €15, the one night bed and Breakfast will include tea/soup and sandwiches on arrival. Entertainment is in the bar on Friday night.

The trip will depart Athy train station on Friday 29 at 12.23pm, arriving in Waterford at 1.55pm, returning on Saturday from Waterford at 3pm to arrive in Athy at 4.35pm. All attending must be pre-booked and paid in full by the June 30, Contact Caroline on 085-8357783.

Athy Age Action want to send a big thank you to all who walked the ladies mini marathon on behalf of the group, the committee would also like to thank all those who took sponsorship cards and most importantly sponsored the group.

The Committee would also like to thank Athy Model School who had a fundraiser on behalf of the group and also to Martina Black who recently ran a number of Bingo nights in aid of Athy Age Action.

Happy Days Community Childcare

Happy Days Community Childcare service is now enrolling for September 2012. Free ECCE Pre-school year, full and part time care from babies to an after school club with collection from schools also. Government support is available for eligible families. Call Debbie on 059 8630110 for more information or call into see our service on Woodstock Street.

Fitness Class

Brand new fitness class coming to Athy ARCH community centre every Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm. Body conditioning class focused on women and men who want to shed those excess pounds while toning and improving their fitness levels. Class suitable for all levels of fitness. Class run by fully certified NCEHS Level 4 Personal trainer and advanced fitness instructor, Yvonne Kelly of VIVA LA FITNESS. Class price is €7 and you can pay on the morning. To book your place, text your name to 086-2635460. You can also check out

St. Michael’s Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes

The St. Michael’s Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes will depart Athy on June 30 returning on July 6. For further details and payments, please contact Maureen Ryan at 6 William Street Athy.

Little Way Cancer Support

Little Way Cancer Support meets on Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm at the Church of Ireland Parish Centre, Carlow Road, Athy. For further information, contact 087-2983140.