Alzheimer’s Society needs a venue

Alzheimer’s Society needs a venue

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, which aims to provide day care and home care, is in danger of having to reduce its Monasterevin day services to a day or two weekly due to lack of funds. The Monasterevin service was set up a decade ago as the only dementia specific service in the county, with Sr. Peig Rice as founder.

Professional care workers offer a dementia-specific day care service in a warm, welcoming environment giving true specialist care to people with dementia. The focus of the centre is the provision of care in an environment where people with dementia feel comfortable and are stimulated and where their individual needs are met as far as possible.

An important feature of the service is that it provides activities outside the home, giving stimulation and care to the person and a break for the primary carer. The day includes a hot lunch and many centres provide transport to and from the service.

The group believes that a more central location which would open five days a week would be more cost effective and serve a bigger catchment area. They believe Newbridge would offer the ideal venue. WIth over 1,000 people in the county diagnosed with Alzheimers, and many more undiagnosed, the proposed new venue is vital. Contact Mary on 059 8632906.

Cemetery mass

Cemetery Masses will be held in St Evins, Monasterevin on June 18, Lackagh on June 19, Passlands June 20. All Masses start at 7.30pm.

Clean up in Lackagh Cemetery on Wednesday June 13 at 7pm Families are invited to clean up their own plots.

Thank you

Carroll family, Old Grange thank all who supported their tea-day in aid of Alzheimers , which raised E2,000.

Euchartistic Congress Mass

Congratulations to Loretto McDonald, Betty Cleary & Bernie Bryne who will represent Monasterevin Parish in singing with Fr Liam Lawtons choir at the final Mass.

Parish Lotto

Numbers drawn on 5 June 5 were 2, 4, 13 and18. Ther jackpot was not won. Winners of E20 S. Byrne, J. Mahon, M. Mulhall, B. Fahey, M. Christe. Jackpot now E3,000.

Monasterevin GFC

Weekly draw E150 John Duffy, E50 K. Ellis, Patricia Dunne and Mossie Dowling. Sellers prize Martin Foy.


Venice of Ireland Festival will run from July 16 to 22. Make it a great festival for the town.Your ideas and support will be appreciated. Contact Mary at 0872677178.

Ballykelly GAA Club

In the lotto draw on 28/05/2012 there was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 7 and 22. Winners of E20 were Conor Perry c/o A Cullen Mike, Ben & Col c/o B Coughlan Ger Harrison c/o G Harrison John Clarke c/o P Brereton Sean Maher c/o P Moore. Next weeks jackpot E6,400

Mixed results for our U14 lads again this week in the league. They travelled to St Edwards on Wednesday and left empty handed. Final score St Edwards 10.9 Ballykelly 7.6. It was a very different performance on Sunday however as the lads welcomed Castledermot to the field. Final score Ballykelly 2.9 Castledermot 2.8. Final match in the league this coming Sunday as the lads travel to Cappagh looking for a win that will hopefully see them into the semi finals of this competition.

Our u8 team took the field on Saturday as they played a fine game against Kildangan.

Preparations are well under way for our u14 girls as they get ready for the National Feile which begins on the weekend of June 21.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity from July 16 to 20 from 10am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Camp co-ordinator this year in Ballykelly GFC is Dermot Lawler (086) 849 8324.