06/07/2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Bishop Francis Duffy has made the changes which were announced at Masses across the diocese yesterday.
Among the changes is the introduction to the diocese of Fr Joseph Okere from the Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria; the appointment of a Parish Priest for Ballymahon following the death of Fr Padraig Mc Gowan in February; while two priests are set to retire.
The list is:
Parish Priest of Edgeworthstown Fr Michael Bannon is to be Parish Priest of Gowna and Mullinalaghta.
Curate in Mount Temple Fr Pat Kiernan is to be Parish Priest in Edgeworthstown.
Fr PJ Fitzpatrick, Parish Priest Gowna and Mullinalaghta, is to be a curate in Mount Temple.
Fr Gerry Brady, Parish Priest of Newtowncashel, is taking up the same role in Clonmacnoise.
Parish Priest of Clonmacnoise Fr Francis O’Hanlon is to retire.
Curate in Carrick-on-Shannon, Fr Merlyn Kenny, is to become Parish Priest in Newtowncashel.
Parish Priest of Drumshanbo Fr Peter Burke is take over the same role in Ferbane.
Parish Priest of Ferbane Fr Frankie Murray is moving to the same role in Drumshanbo.
Administrator in Athlone Fr Liam Murray is moving to be Parish Priest in Ballymahon.
Curate in Athlone Fr Declan Shannon is to move to the role of Administrator in the town.
Fr Padraig Kelliher is moving from Longford to be a curate in Athlone.
Parish Priest of Rathowen Monsignor Patrick Earley is to retire.
Fr Nigel Charles, Administrator of Killashee, is moving to the same role in Rathowen and Streete.
Resident Priest in Streete Fr Joe McGrath is moving to the same role in Ballinamuck.
Fr Patsy McDermott, curate in Ballinamuck, is to be Administrator in Killashee.
Fr Joseph Okere from the Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria is to be a curate in Longford.
Curate in Carrick-on-Shannon Fr Michael McGrath is moving to be a curate in Longford.
Curate in Longford Fr Brendan O’Sullivan is to be a curate in Carrick-on-Shannon.
The recently ordained Fr Seamus O’Rourke is to be a curate in Carrick-on-Shannon.

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

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

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.

Cashel G.A.A. 125 Celebrations take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.Events will be held over the three days,culminating in the honouring of the 1964 Junior Champions at the Club Barbeque in the Quarry Park. The weekend will also feature music and events illustrating the significant role played by the Club in the Social Wellbeing of the Community during the past 125 years.Plans include a commemorative booklet to mark the occassion. Those willing to be involved in organising and staging the events or in the production of the booklet, are asked to contact Club Secretary Bernadette Farrell, at 087 9262975.

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 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

The Annual Pioneer Outing takes place on Wednesday the 15th of July,destination Dublin.Details are as follows.Depart from The Hill.Further pickups en route. 9.30 a.m. Restroom break at the Applegreen M4 Service Station 10.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee and scones at Glasnevin Cemetery including the O'Connell crypt and tower,the graves of Michael Collins and Constance Markievicz.This is a particularly interesting visit as we approach the centenary of 1916. 12.00  noon.Guided tour of the National Botanical Gardens. 1.00 p.m. Opportunity for lunch at the gardens restaurant. 2.00 p.m. Board coach for the National Museum of Ireland,Kildare St. This is a self-guided visit with amazing exhibits on view. 4.30 p.m.Free time at the Liffey Valley shopping centre. Option of dinner in Dublin before departure,or on the homeward journey. The cost is €40.00,payable when booking.The charge includes,coach hire,driver/guide,morning coffee, and admission to to designated places of interest.It does not include lunch and dinner which are at the discretion of individuals. Please contact any member of Pioneer committee.

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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