03-08-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Broadband - “Fibrepower your Community”. Following a promising beginning a further meeting
of those interested in the Eircom broadband competition/project will be held in “The Hill” on
Thursday 6th, at 8.30 p.m. Every organisation in the parish is invited to send a representative,
likewise the farming and business.

Tidy Towns. A work evening will take place on Wednesday 5th. Members and volunteers are
requested to bring appropriate implements and assemble at “The Hill”, 7.00 p.m.

The Department of Education and Skills has sanctioned a new classroom, a
resource room and an assisted toilet facility, for St. Mary’s N.S. This is indeed very good news
for the school. We compliment the School Principal and the Chairman of the Board of Management
who dealt with the application. Approval was secured without political intervention. The
process of advancing the project is ongoing.

This year's Harvest Festival  Press Night/Launch takes place Friday night the 8th of August, at 9.30 p.m. in Gav's Bar ,Kenagh. All are welcome and all proceeds of the festival, which takes place in Cashel on Sunday the 23rd of August , are in aid of St.Christophers,Longford.
The Harvest Festival Committee are holding a Table Quiz in the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha,on Friday the 25th of September.

Congratulations to Owen Casey who won a bronze medal in the Para Badminton SU 5 men’s
doubles on 28th June. Competing in the inaugural Carlton Irish Para Open in Dublin, he was a
member of the Irish Para Badminton team which took home 5 medals in total.

A group which spanned the entire age spectrum had a most enjoyable trip to
Dublin, on 15th July. The day was blessed with continuous sunshine, a very real bonus this summer.
Glasnevin Cemetery and the Botanic Gardens presented unique features of interest while the
National Museum afforded remarkable insights into archaeology.
Our thanks to all who travelled from Cashel and the parishes of the region, to guide and driver,
to the members of the Pioneer Committee and particularly

Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th
August. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity to find out what the Catholic faith is all
about in a friendly, chilled-out atmosphere. The festival is donation only. Free buses available
throughout Ireland. For information and bookings, www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 675 3690

Eircode, the new postcode system for Ireland, has launched. Local
organisations in Longford and Westmeath are helping to spread the word
about the benefits of Eircode. If you, or someone who you know, have any
questions or would like assistance, including elderly family members or
neighbours go to www.eircode.ie, or get in touch with Margaret Walsh, Longford Community
Resources Ltd at 043-3345555 or email:  eircode@lcrl.ie.
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.

The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival's third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman  at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454

Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.

A group trip to the Fr Peyton Memorial Centre in Attymaas. Co Mayo takes place on Tuesday the 22nd of August 2015. The cost of the trip is €30 which includes bus fare ,tea and scones on arrival, lunch and entertainment. Bus will depart from Kenagh Village at 9.30 am and returns to Kenagh at 6pm approx. For more details and booking please contact Rose Egan,Kenagh Village,including your name contact details and €30 booking fee.

Newtowncashel village got great exposure on Irish TV recently when they dedicated a whole  program to the village and surroundings with Jimmy Casey talking on the history of Saint's Island and Claire Egan and her bakery. It can be viewed online by clicking on this link: http://dai.ly/x2vfcj6

Anthony O Hare Travel,Ballymahon, wishes to advise that if there is sufficient numbers, a bus service to and from Ballymahon,every Wednesday will be available.Depart Cashel at 9.30 a.m. and depart Ballymahon back to Cashel at 2.00 p.m. Please contact Anthony at 087 9004876. This service will commence immediately.

Walking / jogging groups - Every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm from 'The Local'. Everybody welcome.

Longford Community Resources Ltd, have a vacancy, under the Rural Social Scheme ,for a maintainance person,based at Cashel Cemetery, to start immediately.The position entails, grass cutting, strimming and keeping the Cemetery Tidy. To qualify for the Scheme, the person must be in receipt of a social protection payment,and have an active herd number. For additional information or to request an application form, please contact ,Martin Skelly, Secretary of the Cemeteries Committee at 086 8040296, or any committee member.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is now seeking to appoint experienced, energetic people to raise funds in the local area through a variety of fundraising activities canvassing for donors who are willing to support its work through regular monthly payments. These positions are self-employed long term. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role which will involve a variety of fundraising activities. Full training will be provided. For further information contact Mary Tupper 01 6793188

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form, telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie   

The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting.  It offers full time business and computer training free of charge.  To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment.  If you are interested contact Maeve Madden, VTOS Co-ordinator at  087 2050589.  

One to One Swimming Lessons are now available for adults and children in Longford Swimming Pool. For bookings or for further information,please contact Darren on 086 0662781

The following are this year's Cemetery Sunday's dates;
Saint's Island ;23rd of August.
Cashel Cemetery; 30th of August.
Mass and prayers for the dead at 6.00 p.m.

Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh,on Saturday the 5th of September. Mass follows recitation of The Rosary at 6.00 p.m.

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