Weekly News 5th April 2021

05 April 2021

Dunnamaggin LFC: Our 2021 ADULT & MINOR MANAGEMENT are Séamus Knox, Séan Fox, Emer Hickey, William Mulhall and Michelle Doherty. There is a wealth of expertise on this brilliant panel and we wish them and our playing members all the best this season. It’s great to see such experienced personnel giving their time to supporting the females of the parish and surrounding areas. At present the Adult & Minor girls are undertaking preseason virtual training with fabulous fitness instructor Caolite Malone. Our Club caters for all females in surrounding parishes. If you’d like to join our Adult, Minor or any other squad from Nursery to Mothers & Others just contact us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at dunnamaggin.kilkenny@lgfa.ie

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming documentary Pat Walsh; The Life and Legacy of an Irish Revolutionary here https://www.facebook.com/PatWalshMemorial/ Captain Pat Walsh and his comrade Seán Quinn both died following an encounter with Crown Forces on the hills of Tullaroan, Co Kilkenny in May 1921. In these times it isn't going to be possible commemorate our patriots as we had planned. Here in Kilkenny we have produced a one hour documentary on the life of Pat Walsh and we will be airing this documentary at our on-line commemorative event on Sunday May 16th to mark the one hundreth anniversary of the death of Pat in May 1921. The documentary was supported by The Decade of Centenaries Fund and Kilkenny County Council.

The Parent Council of Coláiste Éamann Rís are having a clothes collection until May 21st. Plenty of time to clear out wardrobes etc. All bags can be left at the front of the school. All covid precautions will be taken. This is a great way to get rid of unwanted clothes while at the same time helping the school raise much needed funds. Fundraising has come to a standstill due to covid. Please donate only clean clothes and please no carpets, mats (including toilet and bath mats), duvets, blankets, pillows, material, school or work uniforms.

Ring a Link is a community not for profit company that provides rural transport. The area this services covers are: Hugginstown, Ballyhale, Kilmoganny, Knocktopher, Dunnamaggin, Kells, Stoneyford, Danesfort and last stop at Dunnes Stores Kilkenny. The services starts from 9am and returning at 13.00 every Thursday. For more information on this service go to https://www.ringalink.ie/bus-services/bus-timetable/499/. All free travel passes are welcome and for non-free travel pass holders fares are €6 return for adults, €4 return for under 16s, under 5’s travel free. For many of our services pre-registering & pre-booking is required and if the customer is not already registered if they can log on to our website here to register: https://www.ringalink.ie/register/