05-10-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The Annual Cheerios Childline Breakfast will be held in The Hill this Tuesday the 13th of October from 7.30 am to 11,30 am.Your support would be greatly appreciated.All are welcome.Also,weather permitting,a 'walking school bus' will go from The Hill to the National School after breakfast time for school.

Kenny's Country Store closed it's doors on Wednesday the 30th of September last. We would like to thank all the staff, customers and suppliers for all their support and loyalty over the past two and a half years. Without all these people, it would not have been possible. Thank you all so much for the good luck messages, cards and visits on our last few days. It was much appreciated. We hope to see everybody in the future.

Congratulations to the Tidy Towns Committee on their great achievement and hard work which has paid off so well.A Silver Medal was achieved with marks of 314 attained,up 3 from 2014.  To read the full report click on the link here: 2015 Adjucation Report

Newtowncashel I.C.A. monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday the 13th of October at 8.00 p.m. in The Hill. New members welcome as always

Following on from the recent AGM of the Parents Association on the 29/09 last, the following have been elected as the new committee for the coming year:

Chairperson: Tara Hanly Farrell
Vice Chairperson: Ger Farrell
Secretary: Martina Beattie
Treasurer: Elaine Donnelly
Pro: Vicky Nolan
Safety Officer: Helen Mulvihill.
The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday the 24th October at 9pm in the Local. It will be a Fancy Dress themed party ,which is optional,so do please come along,for what promises to be a fun night..

Newtowncashel Defibrillator Group will hold their AGM this Wednesday the 7rh of October at 8.00 pm in The Hill.Your support on the night will be greatly appreciated,as the continuation of the group depends on local involvement.CPR training and the use of the defibrillator will start back in October and we ask everybody to familiarize themselves with the location of our public access defibrillators.
- Ardscoil Phadraig, Granard
Parents of sixth class students are invited to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 15th October 2015 from 7-9pm. Pupils and parents can view the excellent school facilities, meet students and staff and see the achievements, work and the success of our students first hand. Parents/guardians are invited to enrol their children in the school on the night.

Sean Connolly's GAA Club in Ballinalee are running a mud fest to raise funds for the club. The race is a 6km run across country and will include obstacles along the way. There is a prize for the fastest men's and women's team of €1000 each and a prize of €500 for the fastest individual male and individual female. It will take place on Saturday 31st October. Entry is €25 per person or €200 for a team of ten.
Check out facebook and  www.octobermudfest.com for updates and details. Please spread the word.

LONGFORD TOASTMASTERS – Become a Better Speaker.
Longford Toastmasters Club Meeting takes place on Thursday 1st October Longford Arms Hotel first floor 8.20pm.  
Visitors always welcome.  Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of the month at 8.20pm. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.  By learning to formulate and convey your ideas, you open a new world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations and you will improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Why not come and join us.

Lanesboro/Ballyleague Badminton Club would like to welcome back members and invite new members for the new season to experience the health and wellness benefits of what badminton has to offer. The club will be holding its second open night for adults of all ages and levels with coaching available on the 6th of October from 9-11pm in St Marys Hall in Lanesboro. Our Junior registration takes place on the10th of October in St. Marys Hall Lanesboro from 5-7pm. 8 to 12yrs old from 5-6pm and 12 to 18yrs old from 6-7pm.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for ways to prevent breast cancer please see the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, www.bcpinstitute.org

“Retrouvaille” is the name of a programme to help marriages needing support. It can also be helpful where a couple have separated or divorced but are willing to try again. The next Retrouvaille weekend will be in Dublin on October 9-11. For more information please call Tony and Anne on 01-4953536 or Mike and Anne on 01-4500922, or text 086-4135440, or check out the website www.retrouvaille.ie

There will be both Pool and Darts tournaments commencing in October,please contact Sile or Gary,either by Facebook ,or in the Pub itself,to take part. Ireland kick off their Rugby World Cup journey this Saturday at 2.30 p.m.Refreshments will be served,together with a chance to win a free pint. The All Ireland Football Final kicks off at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday,with Ocean's Eleven playing afterwards We now have a bonus ball draw running every week.Buy a line for €2.00 for a chance to win €94.00.

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 043-3345555 or email:  eircode@lcrl.ie.
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.

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-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

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