75 year old Sr. Patricia Wall is taking a “Leap of Faith” when she skydives from 10,000 ft on Monday, May 6, to raise funds for AWARE and Slieveardagh Projects. A vibrant community activist Patricia is heavily involved in a number of groups and projects in the Slieveardagh Area. The projects support employment, families and communities and provide programmes and activities which offer individuals a shoulder to cry on, a helping hand and safe place to deal with stresses and strains of life especially in the current economic environment. Working with AWARE provides support and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. The Flying Nun has captured the imagination and support of people locally, nationally and internationally. The project aims to raise €150,000 to support both AWARE and local projects to continue their excellent work. You support for the project would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause donations can be made as follows:

Aware Skydive Account, AIB Fethard, sort code 95-52-04 Account Number 23184576

To donate by text just text: donate theflyingnun to 57977

To donate by post – Slieveardagh Rural Development Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


The Slieveardagh Lotto is held on Tuesday Nights, this week the Lotto will take place in Slieveardagh Cultural & Enterprise Centre. This week’s Prize Fund is €16,700 – Jackpot: €16,500.00. Tickets cost €2 and are available in Slieveardagh Centre Killenaule, Shops, Pubs and Post Offices in Killenaule, Ballingarry, Glengoole, The Commons, Gortnahoe, Grange, Ballysloe and Ballynonty. Results of Lotto Wednesday, April 24 - Numbers Drawn: 2, 6, 21, 25. Bonus Number: 29. No winner of the Prize Fund or the Jackpot. One Match 3: €100 each – P.J. Hogan, Foilacamin. 6 Lucky Dips €10 each: Peg Lawlor Glengoole, Niamh Croke Ballingarry, Peggy Dalton Cashel, Ann Madden Kilkenny, Katie Dunne Ballingarry, T.J. Leahy Killenaule.


The centre opens five days per week from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday; closed 1pm to 2pm each day. The following Office Services are available in Slieveardagh Cultural & Enterprise Centre, Killenaule (052) 9156165. Photocopying, colourcopying, typing, laminating, binding, dance / debs tickets etc, raffle tickets (books), posters, business cards, booklets, invitations, gift vouchers, sponsor cards and faxing. Excellent rates – on all the above. We type essays, assignments etc only €1 per typed page. A lot of our prices are now at reduced rates – check out our price list on our Facebook Page - slieveardaghruraldev.

Internet Café: Broadband Internet Access is now available to the public in theSlieveardagh Centre – all new computers. Only €2 for one hour.

Room Rental: Available in Slieveardagh Centre Killenaule. Computers and Projector available as part of the room rental. Tea / coffee facilities also. Only €10 per hour.

Killenaule Library (housed in Slieveardagh Centre) 052-9157906. Opening Hours: Wednesday 10am to 5pm.

Tipperary Bealtaine Festival 2013 – Celebrating Creativity as we age: Making a Will with Philip Joyce in Killenaule Library on Wednesday, May 8, 3pm. Admission free.