16-11-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The Tidy Towns judges in their adjudication report mentioned the many inscription stones built into and on walls around the village for people who made contributions to the village.
The following are some of the stone:
The Gleason Conor Family, Long island and Aughavadden 1883.
Patrick Eustace who taught here for many years.
John Nankivell whose beautiful map of the village is a work of art.
A stone dating the start of the Tidy Towns in 1977.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on his visit to the village.
The inscription on the inside wall of the Tom Ashe with the initials P.B. T.R. P.E. 1943
The Hill 1969.
The gable of the Tom Ashe “ Erected in memory of Thomas Ashe” 1917
A plaque in memory of poet John Keegan Casey
A grave stone in Casey’s field near the school.
There was a land league stone with the date 1879 built into a wall in the early 1980’s, if anyone knows its location please let us know.
A stone remembering Johnny Ganly who built nearly all the walls in the village will go in next year.

I.F.A.  A.G.M.
The Newtowncashel Branch of the I.F.A . hold their AGM this Monday night the 23rd of November in The Hill at 9.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council in The Hill this Wednesday the 25th of November at 8.00 p.m.

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

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).

Dont forget ,there will be music in The Local,  by Fran Deffew ,this Saturday night the 21st of November.

The re-scheduled Drama meeting will now take place in The Hill this Monday night the 23rd of November at 9.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

The Rosary is recited each Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. in the Church

Auditions for Trad Musicians
Joe Callaghan C.C.E., Edgeworthstown, intend to hold auditions for musicians in order to form Céilí Bands to compete at the county Fleadh Cheoil in May 2016.  Depending on entries, Céilí Bands may be formed for musicians in three age categories, Under 12 years, 12 to 15 years and 15 to 18 years.  You do not need to be a member of Comhaltas to play in a Céilí Band.  Successful band members will be expected to attend all practices.  To register, please TEXT the musician’s name, their age at 01/01/15 and what instrument(s) they play to (086) 8211388 by Friday, 20th November.

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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