Ballingarry Tidy Towns are currently raising funds for “Black Stainless Steel Poles” to be erected in the village for our hanging baskets. We understand that finances are limited for everyone,so if you would like to make a donation at your discretion it would be much appreciated.


Friends of Ballingarry GAA are holding their 16th Annual Golf Classic on Friday and Saturday, May 10th/11, in Callan Golf Club. The Golf Classic incorporates the GAA Club Golf Championship for the Donal Kealy and the “Babs” Keating Perpetual Trophies and is open to GAA Clubs from Tipperary and Kilkenny. For time sheet bookings contact Martin Maher 0872828880.


The Commons Fianna Fáil Cumann table quiz in Webster’s Bar, April 26, 9pm. All proceeds to “The Flying Nun” project. CAMOGIE

Congrats to Nicole Shelly on winning a Munster medal with Tipperary U16s. Our club will hold its annual clothes collection on May 11.


Our school reunion will be celebrated on June 29 and we would like to invite all past pupils of the school to this event. As it may be difficult to make contact with all past pupils we would appreciate any help we can get in making contact with others or collecting old photographs etc. If you would like to help out in any way please text your name to 0863121950 and we will gladly get in touch. Music lessons have resumed in the school on Wednesdays and Fridays. €5 per clas. Wednesdays: Tin Whistle from 6pm to 8pm; Bodhrán from 7pm to 8pm ; Banjo from 8pm to 9.30pm and Accordion from 8pm to 9pm. Guitar lessons on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm for beginners and 6pm to 7pm for advanced. Please come along as we are hoping to build up our music group for next summer’s music festival which will take place on June 30. Step dancing 5pm to 6pm on Fridays and Adult Set Dancing 9pm to 10pm on Mondays. Annual céilí on June 29.


Plans are well underway to welcome past pupils together with current and present staff to our Gathering on May 4. Do not miss out on this opportunity to meet old friends and to take a trip down memory lane. The day will begin with an informal gathering at the school when you will have a chance to meet and chat. This will be followed by a night of fine dining, dancing and entertainment at The Anner Hotel for just €45. To ensure you have a ticket contact the school office 0529154104. For details email, visit our facebook page ‘Friends of Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry’ or visit our ‘Return to Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry’ page on The Gathering website.