ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning from 10.30am -12 noon participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Siblings welcome.
If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796
The Healthy Walk will unfortunately not be taking place this Thursday 26th July but will resume the following week, Thursday 2nd August.
HORSE AND PONY SHOW The Raphoe Horse and Pony Show will take place on Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th July at Craig’s farm, Strabane Rd, Raphoe. This show had been a feature in the community in the past for many years, the last one held in 1982 until it was resurrected in 2010. There was a great response, both from competitors and the general public, and indeed over the weekend national and international riders will be taking part, with a prize fund totaling €2500 and of course, the perpetual cups. The pony show takes place on Saturday 28th July starting at 9.30 sharp. Classes are as follows:
Class 1:- Sportsman 60cms
Class 2:- 128cms under 8 National Discovery League
Class 3:- 128cms over 8 under 10 National Discovery League
Class 4:- 128cms 80cm National Pony League
Class 5:- 128cms 80(s) under 10 Ponies over 69 points
Class 6:- 128cms 90cms
Class 7:- 128cms 1m Grand Prix
Class 8:- 138cms 90cms National Pony League
Class 9:- 138cms 1m
Class 10:- 138cms 1.10m Grand Prix
Class 12:- 148cms 1m National Pony League
Class 13:- 148cms 1.10m
Class 14:- 148cms Grand Prix
Horse show on Sunday 29th July and classes are as follows;
Class 1:- Sportsman 70/80cms
Class 2:- 90cms 2 Phase
Class 3:- 1m 2 Phase
Class 4:- 1.10m 2 Phase
Class 5:- 1.10m Speed
Class 6:- 1.20m 2 Phase
Raphoe Horse Show Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all their kind sponsors for their donations and input to make Raphoe Horse Show a success, without each and every one of the sponsors Raphoe Horse Show would not be possible. Also a big thank you to the Craig family for the use of their field, to our judges and course builders and wishing Seamus McCafferty a speedy recovery (reg. course builder). Admission is free, light refreshments available on the day. Everybody welcome and hopefully the sun will shine and a safe and happy event had by all.
RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS NEWS
The Tidy Towns C.E Project staff and Supervisor will be on Holidays from Friday 27th July until Monday 13th August 2012. There will be cover provided daily for litter cleaning and emptying of bins during this period.
The Town is looking well despite the unseasonal cold and wet weather we have experienced in recent months. Sadly the theft of flowers and shrubs has occurred this year again from various areas around the town. This year in particular has been difficult as the finances that were available in past years has now been cut substantially and the Tidy Towns rely on the kindness and generosity of local businesses, churches, community organisations, the Co Council and the general community, therefore it is especially unfair that some person or persons continue to remove flowers from communal displays. You should be ashamed of what you are doing for this past number of years.
In some cases flower boxes and hanging baskets have also disappeared which is demoralizing and totally unacceptable. We would appeal to those responsible to think about what they are doing and to stop this behaviour. The town is kept well for everyone to enjoy, children and their families, walkers, joggers, cyclists, visitors, tourists, business people and especially our own townspeople and people from outlying areas and townlands who are in Raphoe daily. Recently during a wedding in the Cathedral many people attending commented on the beautiful clean town that we have. Many photographs were taken and some of the guests even had picnics in the Diamond on the green area and really enjoyed their time in Raphoe. Two American visitors speaking to two of the Tidy Towns C.E staff near the Castle referred to Raphoe as the “Hidden Jewel of Donegal” We do have a nice town and good hearted people and it’s nice to hear visitors making such positive comments about our town. The Tidy Towns voluntary committee continues to provide these services of environmental work and community services for Raphoe and its people with a good heart and try to help everyone as best they can with limited financial resources at present.
Judging in the National Tidy Towns is ongoing until August so hopefully Raphoe will continue to do well despite the inclement weather and recent incidents of theft. A sincere thank you to everyone in the community for all your great work and tidy presentation of your respective areas. Thank You.
Martin Laird Project Supervisor.
The new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOE
Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
HSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email email@example.com. All enquiries are welcome.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Lisa at email@example.com Thank You.
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.