07-12-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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This year the students of Ballymahon Vocational School are performing "Mother Goose" on the 9th, 10th, 11th of December at 8:00pm.
Tickets may be booked at 09064 32211

The A.G.M. of Cashel G.A.A. Club takes place in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 12th of December at 5.00 p.m.

Last Sunday the Children and Parents were treated to a wonderful visit by Santa to The Local,in the Village.Santa arrived by pony and trap at 3.00 p.m and he had lots of goodies for all the kids.He chatted everyone and before he waved goodbye,he made sure to tell all the kids to be on their best behaviour in the coming weeks.Well done to Sile Gary and Santa and all his helpers for making this such a magical day for all .

There will be a Junior Choir rehearsal this Saturday evening the 12th of December, in the Church at 5.00 p.m.

Newtowncashel were unsuccessful in the recent Broadband Competition results announced by Eir on Thursday last.  The eventual winners were Munterconnaught from Co Cavan who will benefit from a 250,000 euro investment in their fixed line broadband infrastructure.  In announcing the results, Eir  have acknowledged the effect of lack of access to proper broadband facilities in rural communities throughout Ireland and re-stated their commitment to 100% broadband rollout by 2020.  The organizing committee for the Newtowncashel submission would like to thank sincerely all the businesses, parish organisations, voluntary groups and individuals who contributed towards and help produce the application.  Further details are available on Fibrerollout.ie

It's that time of year again when preparations are beginning for the Annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland. This is the 25th year of the event and over the course of that time approximately €180,000 has been raised for Longford MS. Last year 175 people took part and we're again asking for your continued support this year and hopefully we'll be able to further increase the number of participants and sponsorship for what is a very worthy cause. Sponsorship cards will be available in the coming weeks and for further details and please contact Michael Flood (Tel: 086-0880855).

A vacancy for a FAS worker exists in Newtowncashel.
Anyone interested please contact Tony Moran on 0868146363 or 043 3322016 at the Kenagh office.

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.  

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