Golden Kilfeacle



Next Thursday night is the Big Festival Bingo night. All prize money is doubled. The total prize money on the night is almost E4,000. Come along and chance your luck.


The Tidy Towns Committee will hold a car boot sale on the island on Saturday, June 23, in the evening. If you have any items in reasonable condition that you would like to donate then drop them to Peggy Nagle, Suirview, 0862380120.


Congratulations to Clodagh Delaney who participated in the Mini Munster Irish Dancing Championships in Limerick. Her group were the winners of the 8-hand dance U10 Competition.

Last Friday, June 22, was the last day of school for the year. Tipp hurling star Padraig Maher visited the school to present the winning U13 football and hurling teams with their county medals.


Our trip this year takes us to New Ross, Co Wexford, on Tuesday, July 31, visiting Ros Tapestry, Dunbrody Famine ship, a bus tour to the John F Kennedy Arboretum and some time for shopping. The fare is €E40 which includes entry to all of the above as well as lunch and dinner.


Cake sale in the Community hall on Sunday, July 1, during the festival. All donations of cakes, buns, tarts, jams etc would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to Golden Tidy Towns.


There are two seats still available on the outing to An Grianan on Wednesday, July 11. There will be a choice of two classes on the day, flower arranging or style and image. Full details from Maureen on 062 51277.


Today, Wednesday, June 27- Fun Run/Walk from GAA Field around Mantlehill starting at 7pm. Entry Fee €E10 with the proceeds going towards a new walking track.

Thursday - Festival kicks off with Monster Bingo at 8.30pm

Friday - Fashion Show in the Community Hall starting with champagne and chocolate fountain reception at 7.45pm. Tickets €E10 on the door. Raffle for weekend away. Music in Cornerstone and Tooheys afterwards.

Saturday - Kiddies festival from 2.30pm to 5pm in the hall. Disco, art competition, magician, face painting. Little prince and princess. Adm €E5.

Island festival from 6pm. Entry free. Attractions include - Beat on the Island, Tug of War, Monster Car boot Sale, Wife carrying competition, side shows and Miss Teenager 2012. 9pm - Bridge House Family Fortunes show Adm €E5. 12am Disco with Don - Adm €E5.

Sunday - Sports and Family Day.

Adm €E5. Interview of the queens, numerous side shows, dog show, bouncy castle, cake sale, bottle bank, ring a bottle, archery competition, darts to name but a few. Auction 3pm. Timber Auction 4pm. Raffle for weekend away. Best dressed lady and gent on the day.

Festival dance in the Hall from 11pm until late. Dancing to Rebel Hearts. 2012 Queen will be announced at 1am. Adm €E10. Music in the pubs all weekend.


In response to Golden tidy towns/biodiversity group South Tipperary Heritage office are undertaking a habitat survey along the river Suir from Athassel into Golden and towards Cashel. This is a great opportunity to enhance the wildlife aspect of our area and your local knowledge of place names, wildlife flora and fauna is vital for this survey. Work shop discussions will take place in Golden Community Hall on Tuesday, July 3, at 8pm where we will meet with Mieke Muyllaert the project ecologist to look at maps of the area and record interesting features of river and field names, places where particular birds and animals are found and other features of wild life interest and a chance to discuss ideas for future wildlife enhancement of the area and how this can help local biodiversity.


Well done to Eoin Morrissey and his assistant for all their hard work in producing an excellent book ‘Golden Days’ to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Golden National School.


The club’s brand new sportswear (U6 to senior) will be on display for the first time at the festival fashion show this Friday, at 7.45pm. Orders can be taken on the night at the GAA stall.