NEWTOWNCASHEL LOCAL NOTES OF THE 4TH JANUARY 2016
JOHN KENNY 087 0507686
NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS
We extend a warm welcome home to all who have come back to Cashel for the New Year, and we think of those who have been unable to make the trip. We wish all the people of Cashel, a Peaceful Prosperous, Happy and Healthy New Year.
The recent bad weather and subsequent flooding has hit the area of Newtowncashel particularly badly,with the national media paying close attention to the situation here.We hope that all is o.k. with everyone and it is in situations like this that community spirit and good neighbours come to the fore.If anybody needs any special assistance or sandbags,please contact Longford Civil Defence directly at 086 8046004.
CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
Despite the inclement weather conditions 142 people took part in the 2015 MS Christmas Day run, which was the 25th year of this event. Many thanks to all who took time out of their Christmas Day to participate and help raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause. This year's winner was John Mulvihill from Kenagh (who last won this event in 2013) in a time of 40 minutes 30 seconds. In second place was the 2011 winner, Gary Murphy, also from Kenagh, in a time of 43 minutes 25 seconds. While in joint third place was Patrick Sharkey (last year's winner) Longford, Declan Newman, Longford and the first Lady, Adrianna Melia from Cashel in a time of 43 minutes 33 seconds. The second lady was Riona Murtagh from Kenagh in a time of 50 minutes while the third lady home was Ronie Masterson from Lanesborough. The award for most sponsorship went to Jimmy Clarke from Drumlish, who was participating for the first time while the Outstanding Achievement award went to Kieran Nolan from Cashel. Many thanks to all who helped out on the day and a particular thanks to Peter Hanley Motors for sponsoring the T-
The death occurred of Johnny Clarke,formerly of Saint's Island ,on Christmas day last.To his relatives and friends,we offer our deepest sympathies.May his Soul Rest in Peace.
A vacancy for a FAS worker exists in Newtowncashel.
Anyone interested please contact Tony Moran on 0868146363 or 043 3322016 at the Kenagh office.
WARMER HOMES SCHEME
A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie
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-
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.
CASHEL ON IRISH T.V.
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
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-