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The new fleet of 7 custom built wooden boats will be blessed, along with our traditional vessels at Rosbeg Pier, and then its around to Dawros Bay and Joes for an evening of craic and entertainment by Niamh Kavanagh.
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Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta Postponed until Sunday, 8th July 2012 Unfortunately the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta had to be postponed due to very high water levels on the River Barrow on Sunday, 24th June 2012. This however leaves an opportunity for any of you who were unable to make the previous date to enter a team. Even if you have half a team please you can still have a team made up with the help of the Irish Dragon Boat Association . All entries must be received by Sunday, 1st July 2012.
Some of the fun we had racing the Dragon Boats can be found here on facebook
A great days fun
Some times we just fix the worlds problems , there could be some jaw jaw thrown in about the soccer and let's not talk about this mornings rugby
we've being doing ok for the last couple of lotto draws .
so heres the deal ,
same as last time http://www.athymensshed.org/1/post/2012/06/who-wants-in.html
Like our facebook page , and leave a comment on our blog , you must do both and we'll share any winnings from tomorrow nights draw with you.
You must be 18 to comply with the National Lottery's terms and conditions .
SO what would you post into our blob ? what ever you like , for example tell us what you'd spend you share of the lotto on .
HOW FAIR IS THE “FAIRDEAL” SCHEME?
The ‘Fairdeal Scheme’ was devised in 2009 by then Minister for Health, Mary Harney. At that time a three year review was built into the scheme. This is the scheme where you pay 80% of your income towards Nursing home fees and the remainder, up to a maximum of 15% of your estate is recovered after you have passed away.
This review is currently underway and submissions are being invited.
It is very important that submissions are made now as the Scheme could be tweaked to our disadvantage, especially as the Property Market has collapsed.
DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND ABOUT THIS SCHEME?
Well, Engage-Kildare, the body co-ordinating opinion of older folk and older folk organisations towards making County Kildare a better place in which to grow old has organised a Forum meeting, and the main event will explain the ‘Fairdeal’ as it is, and how and to whom to make submissions.
Other items on the agenda will deal with Men’s Sheds which are popping up all over the County, the Changeover to Digital TV and on promoting Positive Mental Health in Older People.
WHERE IS THIS MEETING?
The meeting will take place in Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare on Tuesday 26th June @ 2pm.
HOW WILL I GET THERE?
Transport can be arranged at no cost to you if you would like to attend. Contact Denise on 0871411669 to avail of this.
engAGE Kildare is your forum, we hope to see you there!
Older Voices Kildare
Co. Kildare Leader Partnership
045 895450 / 0871411669
As many of you are aware there was a meeting of the representatives of the Men's Sheds of the Irish Men's Sheds Association on Thursday 21st on June at the Men's Shed at Geevagh in Sligo.
The meeting took place from 11.00 until 3.00 and was be attended by David Helmers, the Executive Officer of the Australian Men's Sheds Association.
As always demand for places at our meeting is high so places were limited to two people per shed.
There has been a lot of developments in the recent months and a lot was discussed. The agenda for the day included a review of the outcomes of the Dundalk Consultation and a presentation by David Helmers
Congratulations to the winners , we will be in touch later today to arrange for you to collect your bike
We've had a week of visits starting off on Monday with a visit from some of the lads from Kilkenny Mens Shed , them a group of men from about 20 countries came with John Evoy ( of Irish Mens Shed Assoc )
As more photos become available , we'll post them here
If you would like to be in with another chance of winning tomorrow nights lotto jackpot , you have 2 things to do.
Like our Facebook page and leave a comment on our blog before tomorrow nights lotto draw.
Open to everyone over the age of 18 who has liked our page and left a comment on our blog.
Liking our Facebook page is not enough to be entered with us, you must also leave a comment on the blog.
I wonder how big this syndicate will get .
Good luck all.
If your wondering what to post into our blog , how about what would you do with a share of 6million euro?
Would you be booking a trip to Poland to watch the euro's 2012 , or something different , we'd love to hear .
Some of the guys putting good use to horseshoes . Conor and Angus
We recently took part in the Dragon Boat racing in Athy.
Athy Community Men's Shed
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