Notes, tips and hints on The Spring Garden

Betty Kehoe giving her talk on Spring in the Garden 26-2-13Betty Kehoe gave a very informative talk tonight on the spring garden, planting, pruning, weeding, sowing, mowing the lawn etc etc. She had many useful tips and ideas, as well as suggestions for particular trees and plants and on potting up pretty pots.

Below are her notes, which will certainly give you ideas and help.

Many thanks to Betty for a wonderful night’s talk, and for the 3 plants which she generously donated to be raffled on the night. Winners were Mary Walsh, Mary Grennan and Mai Doran.

Betty mentioned as part of her talk that the website GIY was particularly useful – link here.

Yoga in Askamore

Gentle yoga classes recently started once again on Monday nights in Askamore Activity Centre with Siobhan Rice as tutor. These classes have proven so popular, and have such a long waiting list that Siobhan has agreed to run a second class on Monday nights, starting next Monday, October 1st.

Classes will be from 7 – 8.15 pm or from 8.30 – 9.45 pm. For further details and to book your place, please contact Stacy on 087 9922 481.

Social Dance / Céilí in Askamore

There will be a social dance cum céilí in the hall in Askamore tonight, May 9th. This is being run by Paddy Wade who teaches set dancing locally each week.

Starts at 9pm, €8 a head, this is a cd dance, and should be a nice mix of old time and céílí dances.

Teas etc served, and bar will be open.

Askamore Set Dancers

Wednesday night sees the local set dancing class with Paddy Wade as teacher going from strength to strength. Numbers have gone up to 18 now and last Wednesday saw 2 full sets on the floor – very tiring, but very enjoyable.

New members are coming along all the time, and they are most welcome. at any time.

Our new brush dance is interesting! and their help

ACE (Askamore Community Education) had Denis O’Connor from Console to talk locally about suicide, how we as a community can watch out for signs of ill-health among our neighbours and friends and how we can all try to improve our positive mental health.

One of the very strong messages that Denis got across on the night was that Console offer a dedicated suicide helpline, which as its number implies, is available 24/7.

This number is 1800 247 100.

If anyone would like to contact Denis personally, his email is

Information on Console’s other services can be found here.

Activity Centre Tuesday Night Talk

Tonight, John Byrne of Bolinrush, and J & R Eco Cleaning Products and Services, gave a very comprehensive talk and demonstration of the various cleaning products which he is selling locally. They are all eco-friendly products and don’t contain any hazardous chemicals. In fact they contain no chemicals at all. Cleaning everything from your windows to your car has just become easier.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.