Ballingarry Tidy Towns would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped with the planting of the trees on The Commons road. Hopefully next week the three picnic benches will be put at the front of the GAA Field and the two at the Old Graveyard.

The Christmas Lights were put up last Saturday, November 24. We had a huge turnout of volunteers, from the village and beyond, to help on the day, and many community members provided refreshments for the volunteers. A big thank you to all who helped in any way, especially Lilly for the hot cuppa, and Tommy for the use of his cherrypicker.

This year a large natural tree was planted at the Village Corner. This will act as our Christmas Tree for the duration of the festive season. Lights will be put on it at the weekend. As a remembrance to those who are not with us this Christmas each member of the community will be welcome to place a Red Bow on the Tree. 

Fr. Quirke will bless the tree and the lights on Deemebr 8. Santa will turn on the lights. He will bring his mail box and all kids can give him their letters.


The Old School are holding their annual Christmas Fair on December 9 from 2pm to 6pm. If you are interested in having a stall on the day the charge is €10. We would appreciate if people could donate any cakes/ buns for our Cake Stand.  

We are delighted to have a Santa’s Grotto in the school on the day with presents/ photographs available at €5 per child. Music lessons have proven very popular with only a limited number of places available on our tin whistle, banjo, bodhran, guitar and accordion classes on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm to 9pm at a charge of €5 per class.

We would like to thank those people who have left in unwanted books to the school in order to develop a borrow and return for people interested in reading. If you have books to add to our collection we would really appreciate them.

For those of you who would be interested in giving craft classes we would like to hear from you. We are planning to provide craft classes to those interested in taking up new crafts in the New Year. 

Kindly contact any committee members or email regarding any of the above items.

The annual Parish Raffle will take place on December 8, immediately after Mass. Tickets are presently being distributed to all households in the parish.Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Please return tickets with remittance to the sacristy or Tobin’s Shop on or before December 7. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.


A free Sports Workshop Series will take place in LIT Tipperary, Thurles Campus, on December 5.


Millennium Family Resource Centre Glengoole annual Eldercare Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 5, at 1pm.  All our Senior Citizens are welcome. For further info contact Karen 0529157992


Thurles Flower and Garden Club are holding their Christmas demonstration by Richard Delmer in the Anner Hotel on Tuesday, November 27, at 8.15pm. Admission €10 including refreshments, all are welcome.


Lotto numbers 3- 6-22-27. No winner. €40 each to: Angela Holden, Cappanagrane. Maureen Ivors, Upr. Ballingarry. Martin Prout, Ballincurry. Joan Brennan, Lismolin. Matt Tobin, Williamstown. Jackpot this week: €8,300.

Ballingarry GAA Shop. Christmas orders now being taken. Contact Miriam 0862612200 after 6.30pm.


Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30pm to 9pm. New members welcome.


Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda 0529154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times.


Queries: Freephone 1800 20 26 27.