06-04-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

Go to content

Main menu


Archive > Notes 2015

In the Easter sunshine the village has come to life. The flowers are blooming, the grass is green and the fountain is flowing.
The pub has opened again and two empty houses are once more occupied.
Ciaran Eustace who was president of the Tidy Towns for many years has left us all a fitting memorial for many years to come with a roadside and garden ablaze with flowers.
“May he rest in peace”

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 Newtowncashel Tidy Towns Annual Sponsored Walk, takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, the 4th of May. Sponsorship cards are available from committee members and the local shop.

Newtowncashel Tidy Towns will hold a meeting in The Hill this Wednesday the 15th of April at 8.00 p.m.The agenda includes the Annual Sponsored Nature Walk on Bank Holiday Monday the 4th of May. All members are asked to attend this meeting.

Newtowncashel Community games are holding a Monster Auction at 1pm on Sunday 19th of April in the Hall in Newtowncashel. We will be using the funds raised to purchase much needed sports equipment in order for the children of the parish to be able to participate in Events and Activities.  Your support will be greatly appreciated and we hope you can help by donating something for sale on the day or purchasing a bargain.
We are looking for quality items such as Firewood, DIY and garden tools, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Paintings, Household Goods, Vouchers etc. to be auctioned on the day. All items considered.
We are also looking for Cakes, buns, jams, tarts etc. that can be sold separately.
Items can be dropped to the Hall any time after 12noon on Saturday the 18th of April. Items can be collected by arrangement with any member of the committee by contacting Christy Hopkins on 086 8399057 or Gary Beattie on 0872050506 or John Morrissey on 0868066698 or John Kenny on 0870507686

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

On 9th May next at 4.15am our Darkness into Light walk in aid of Pieta house takes place. The official launch of Longford's walk will take place on Easter Saturday in Tesco shopping centre from 11am to 3pm. Anyone who wishes can register with us on the day and receive their t-shirt. If you have already registered online you can pick up your t-shirt on Easter Saturday also. We will have representatives from a wide section of the community attending the launch as well as some local celebrities. Why not come along and join us and register to take part in what will be an unforgettable experience.

The local I.C.A. Group would like to thank Ann Murphy for her recent flower arranging course which took place in The Hill.It was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

We extend congratulations to both Thomas and Elizabeth Clyne ,who celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary recently.

Again,best wishes to Sile and Gary Mulvihill on the re-opening of the Local Pub.The Village came alive once again last weekend and it's is wonderful to see the buzz back in our community once again.

Back to content | Back to main menu