Irish Rural Link
30th January 2019
Irish Rural Link Urge Older People to Keep Safe and Warm during the Cold Weather Conditions
Irish Rural Link – the national network representing the interest of rural communities is urging older people to keep safe and keep warm during the cold weather over the next few days.
With snow in some parts of the country and freezing conditions expected to last for the coming days, we are urging older people to keep warm and avoid going out if at all possible. Very often older people don’t leave heat on or keep fires going but they should keep house extra warm during this time and wear extra layers.
We ask that people that they call in on elderly neighbours to ensure they have enough fuel and food and not presume someone else is calling in on them.
We also urge older people to contact neighbours if they do need help with anything and not be afraid to ask and if they have a personal alarm to check it is working and have it on their person at all times.
People need to be extra mindful of older neighbours living on their own at this time.
Theatre goers will be delighted to hear of an upcoming theatre treat in January. Coláiste Bhríde are delighted to announce that Mikel Murfi will perform his new play “I Hear You and Rejoice”,in St Brigid’s Hall Carnew on Thursday 31st January for one night only. This play is a sequel to his previous play “The Man in the Woman’s Shoes”. He has toured in London, New York and Edinburgh with this new play so it will be great to see him return to our local community.
Tickets will cost €16 each and will include a cheese and wine reception. They can be booked by calling 086 8500607 or calling into the school reception.
Aoife & Stephen Kehoe are holding a table quiz this Friday 11th Jan in aid of “youth of ferns diocese” for World Youth Day 2019.
It is taking place at 8:30 in Askamore Hall and is only €20 per table. All Support would be much appreciated so why not come out and join in!
Following a Community Council meeting the new officers for the coming year have been elected.
Chairperson: Helen Kearney
Vice- Chairperson: Brian Buttle
Secretary: Padraig O’Connor
Vice- Secretary: Margaret Nolan
Paddy Byrne & Ger Blackbyrne
The incoming officers would like to thank Paddy Byrne, Brian Buttle & Davy Donohoe for the Trojan work they have carried out during their terms of office.
Future bookings for the Hall are to be made directly to Ger Blackbyrne on (085) 883 8261
Congratulations to Mr. Morris of Ballyellis School on receiving the South East Radio/Talbot Hotel Outstanding Achievement Awards for November.
Mr. Morris was nominated for this award by Mick andMairead Kinsella/James and Margaret Tomkins and Pat and Ann Butler as well as their children Aoife, Kate and Karen. There was great excitement yesterday when Alan Corcoran from South East Radio arrived at the school to present Mr. Morris with the award.
The broadcast will air on South East Radio tomorrow Friday 23rdNovember at 11.25am.
Mr. Morris would like to thank most especially the parents for nominating him for this award, all the staff and everyone involved for all their help and support.