19-10-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The local Parent's Association of St.Mary's  National School ,hold their annual Fundraiser, this Saturday night the 24th of October, in The Local, Newtowncashel. This function will be a Fancy Dress themed night, which is optional ,,and all parents are asked to make a special effort to attend for what promises to be a great night's fun. Everybody is welcome to dress up ,and also the annual draw will take place with lots of wonderful prizes on offer.

The Annual General Meeting of St.Christopher's Longford(Newtowncashel Branch) will be held in The Hill, this Wednesday night the 21st of October at 8.00 p.m. All members please attend and new members are welcome.

The annual Longford regional Pioneer Dinner Dance will take place,in The Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule,on Friday night the 13th of November..Dinner will be served at 9.00 p.m. Music is by T.R. Dallas...All are welcome.

We extend congratulations to both Michelle Casserly and Kevin Butler,who were married last Saturday the 17th of November. We wish the happy couple many years of health,wealth and happiness together.

Newtowncashel Drama Group welcomes the Acorn Players,from Mohill,Co.Leitrim to perform' The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley', a hilarious comedy in 3 Acts by Jimmy Keary to the Hill for one night only on Friday the 23rd of October at 8.30 p.m. Admission is €10.00 for adults and €5.00 for primary and secondary school students. Admission by ticket only. Call David on 086 8222655 for reservations.

Congratulations to the Tidy Towns Committee on their great achievement and hard work which has paid off so well.A Silver Medal was achieved with marks of 314 attained,up 3 from 2014.  To read the full report click on the link here: 2015 Adjucation Report

Sean Connolly's GAA Club in Ballinalee are running a mud fest to raise funds for the club. The race is a 6km run across country and will include obstacles along the way. There is a prize for the fastest men's and women's team of €1000 each and a prize of €500 for the fastest individual male and individual female. It will take place on Saturday 31st October. Entry is €25 per person or €200 for a team of ten.
Check out facebook and  www.octobermudfest.com for updates and details. Please spread the word.

October is the month of the Holy Rosary...The Rosary is recited at 7.30 p.m. on Friday evenings in the Church.

This Wednesday the 21st of October in Ambrose Murtagh's for Derryhaun Mór at 8.00 p.m..
Also on Friday the 23rd of October in Margaret and Patrick Brennan's,Derrygowna at 8.00 p.m.
Please note that there will be no Mass in the Church on Friday evening.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are looking for ways to prevent breast cancer please see the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, www.bcpinstitute.org

There will be both Pool and Darts tournaments commencing in October,please contact Sile or Gary,either by Facebook ,or in the Pub itself,to take part. Ireland kick off their Rugby World Cup journey this Saturday at 2.30 p.m.Refreshments will be served,together with a chance to win a free pint. The All Ireland Football Final kicks off at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday,with Ocean's Eleven playing afterwards We now have a bonus ball draw running every week.Buy a line for €2.00 for a chance to win €94.00.

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.  

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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