30 December 2014

Appeal To Respect Burial Ground
Killimor GAA
Irish Premature Babies Charity
Day Computer Course
Redwood National School

Appeal To Respect Burial Ground
In 1862 “Anne Greer, a Pauper, The Poor House, Portumna” was the first entry in the Register of Burials at Christ Church. She was ‘about 50’ and her final resting place is unmarked. Lying near her are hundreds of people in marked and unmarked graves. Anne Greer’s grave and others from The Poorhouse illustrate that, as today, poverty is not confined to one faith. The Select Vestry of the Church of Ireland continually strives to manicure these grounds and preserve the sacredness of the burial place where a vast cross section of deceased citizens lie.
A random selection of posters and signs are continually displayed in front the graveyard. The Litter and Pollution Act 1997 allows for a fine of €150 and it is hoped that the recent stricter enforcement of this law will assist in reducing the defacement of the graveyard.
The church gates are always open and people are welcome to come in and walk around. Arrangement can be made for the inspection of the Register of Burials; it is interesting to note that only a portion of people buried in the grounds actually have head stones.
Every effort is being made to discourage advertising and the community’s support in honouring the deceased would be greatly appreciated.


Killimor GAA
Last week’s lotto numbers were 11, 24, 27, and 29. The jackpot was €9,000. Last week’s 10 lucky dip winners (€20) were Tony Fahy, Donnacha Conroy, Tony Deegan, The Quirke Boys, Jason Broderick, Paul Reilly, Shane Scully, Paddy Brien, Roslyn McDonald, and Margaret Callinan Kilcorban. Next week's jackpot is €9,100 which will be held in Treacy’s.
The club wishes all its patrons, members and sponsors a very Happy Christmas.


Irish Premature Babies Charity
Alison Molloy set up Irish premature babies charity in December 2009 after having 2 premature babies and not finding extra help and support for parents on the needs of premature babies. The charity supports families on their Facebook and twitter accounts, by giving them advice on feeding the babies, how to look for financial support and are always available on phone and email answering any questions that parents might have. The charity helps out with all the Special Care Baby Units (SCBU) in all of the maternity hospitals around the country.
Johana Donoghue became involved with the Charity with the unexpected arrival of twins 20 months ago. They were born at 34 weeks, which is 6 weeks early. She was clueless about premature babies as it is not discussed at anti natal classes, and walking into SCBU for the first time was very daunting, especially when there are lots of monitors and alarms going off. The nurse in SCBU gave Johanna a welcome pack, this outlined what SCBU and what she could expect from them. She became involved as the Charity welcome parents on board who have experience in dealing with premature babies. Johanna helps with fundraising efforts for the organization and this Christmas she delivered a hamper to the SCBU unit in Portunicla hospital in Ballinasloe.


Day Computer Course
Do you want to learn computer skills/improve your employment prospects?  Training is suitable for beginners and advanced users and is open to everybody – QQI (FETAC) certified. Eligible participants maybe entitled to receive a training allowance from GRETB, childcare & travel allowance is also available. Contact: South East Galway IRD Ltd., College of Further Education & Training, Portumna, Co. Galway on 090-9759092.


Redwood National School
Congratulations to all the children on putting on a fantastic and hugely enjoyable Christmas Variety Show and to their parents for all their support and encouragement and for having their children so well turned out on the night. A huge thank you to all those who came to the show and to everybody who supported our raffle. Well done to Tommy Needham and Ruadhan Sullivan on winning the Christmas hampers and to all those who won spot prizes. Thank you also to everyone who sponsored timber, turf and prizes. Your support is hugely appreciated.
We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


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