07-09-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The parish of Newtowncashel welcomes Fr.Merlyn Kenny,who replaces Fr.Gerard Brady as our Parish Priest.His journey has taken him to our lovely parish and we hope that he feels at home among us. We also wish Fr.Brady all the best for the future in his position as Parish Priest in Shannonbridge.

The annual Pattern at Lady Well,Derrydarragh,took place last Saturday evening,the 5th of September and it was Fr.Merlyn Kenny's first Mass as  our new Parish Priest. Set against the lovely backdrop of Lough Ree together with lovely weather,a large crowd was in attendance.

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

Clonmacnois Pattern Day takes place on Sunday the 13th of September at 3.00 p.m. This Pattern Day will commemorate the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus.

Set Dancing classes on Tuesday 15th in Sorohans Ballyleague and in John Brownes  Longford on Wed 16th --8-10pm.
All  are welcome . Beginners welcome to try for the first two weeks , with a view to starting a complete beginners class. A great way to get fit,keep fit , have fun, make new friends in a very happy , enjoyable atmosphere.
Enquiries to Mairead 0868546433

Newtowncashel I.C.A. resumed last Tuesday the 1st of September after the Summer break. We had a well attended meeting with a busy agenda to attend to for upcoming events. Our next monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday the 6th of October at 8.00 p.m. in The Hill.
New members are always welcome.

The local Community Games A.G.M. took place last sday the of September in the Hill. The following are the new committee elected at this meeting.
Chairman;Gary Beattie.
Secretary;Ray Moynihan.
Assistant Secretary;Joe Mulvihill.
Treasurer;Christy Hopkins.
P.R.O.;John Kenny.
Children's Officer;Emma Murray.
Games Development Officer;John Morrisey.
The committee would like to extend special thanks to both Liam Bermingham and Anne Bannon for all their hard work over the past decade, and especially for their trojan work in keeping the organisation alive, in our parish.

This Saturday  the 12th of September we have the brilliant Colum Bourke playing, in what promises to be a great night's entertainment,especially as the crew participating in 'Hell and Back' will be returning to the Village after the event.

Lanesborough Boxing Club reopened  on Monday night next 07 Sep 15 last  in the Lough Ree Resource Building (old convent) Main Street Lanesborough and continues on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.. New members welcome, ages between 8-18 years both boys and girls. For further info contact Mark Casey 0872317669

Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 7:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.

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

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

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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