19-12-2016 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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We take this opportunity to wish all those from the Parish of Cashel,either at home or indeed abroad,a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.We welcome home all those that have returned to the parish ,and we also are thinking of those that have lost loved ones over the past year .We hope it's a time where you can relax with family and friends and of course we hope that Santa looks favourably upon you all ...Happy Christmas.

The Annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is now in it's 26th year. Over the years it has raised much needed funds for Longford MS and last year over 140 walkers and runners took part. We are 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 are available in the Local or O'Briens in Lanesborough or for further details please contact Michael Flood (Tel: 086-0880855).

There will be a Trad Session in Newtowncashel ,on Friday 23rd Dec ,at 9.30pm, .Free raffle on the night, .Prize for best Christmas jumper!

This Year Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m in the Church of the Blessed Virgin, Newtowncashel. PLEASE NOTE TIME. On Christmas Day, Mass will be celebrated at 10: 30 a.m. This is a very special time of year and you are encouraged to make a special effort to attend our Church celebrations as a community.
A Reconciliation Service takes place in Cashel Church on Wednesday the 21st of Decemberat 7.00 p.m.

We extend congratulations to both Bríd Killian and James Hanley,on the birth of their baby boy ,Tiernan,recently.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Charmaine O' Shea,and all the family and friends of Chairmaine's aunt, Phyllis Dowler ,who passed away last week.May her Soul Rest in Peace.

Copies of Jude Flynn's Fireside Tales are now available through the usual outlets.This annual production,is lovely compilation of stories and pictures,which would make an ideal gift.

Classes commenced on Tuesday 20th September in St. Failtheachs GAA club house at 8pm.
Classes are suitable for beginners and you dont need a partner.
Come along and get fit while having fun.
For more info , please contact Mairead on 0868546433

Classes for children commenced on Tuesday 20th September at 4.15 pm in The Hill in Newtowncashel.
Under 6 years –4.30—5.00
6—9 years 5.00---5.30
9—12 years 5.30---6.00
A teenage class can be arranged should there be a demand for it.
Classes are for boys and girls.
For further information or to book a place ...Contact
Mairead 0868546433

Art classes in Ballymahon are to re-commence in October with Tutor Frances Kelleher. Beginners classes on Tuesday mornings and Improvers in the evenings, time to be decided. Please contact Frances athfkelleher@eircom.net or text her at 087-9913 651. Or phone Bridgeways Resource Centre at 09064-32691. Newcomers and improvers welcome.

Looking for a career focused course? Then enrol on Longford College of Further Education’s 1 year Tourism with Business programme starting September 2016. Ireland is going through a tourism regeneration with employment potential from Center Parcs and from initiatives such as The Wild Atlantic Way, The Greenway Cycle Project and Ireland’s Ancient East project. The course offers practical business skills for the workplace as well as accreditation from Quality Qualifications Ireland and awards up to 400 CAO points for progression to third level institutions. This course is free to those in receipt of BTEA or who qualify for a SUSI grant* and to holders of a medical card. The registration fee and government levy is €330 for all other students. To enrol go to www.longfordcfe.com, click on enrol and follow instructions. (*Fees will be refunded on receipt of SUSI grant)

Macra are looking for young people to join a new Macra club. Macra is a non profit organisation for young people 17-35,it has 6 key activities such as Agriculture,Sports,Performing Arts,Travel,Public Speaking and Community Involvoment. You dont need to be a farmer to join.
Contact can be made by contacting Diarmaid on 086 8612750 or by contacting the Longford Macra na Feirme facebook page.

Free House Insulation service available. Check out the poster for eligibility criteria. Contact Terence on 086 3192721 for more information.

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.

Newtownforbes Longford CCÉ are taking expressions of interest for beginner and improver traditional music classes. Any adults or children interested should contact us on 0878507726 or newtownforbeslongfordcce@eircom.net

Good2Talk is a non profit organisation with charitable status. We offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and teenagers on a contribution basis. No more than €25, regardless of you income, you can access an effective professional counsellor within 72 hours of contacting our service. We help clients overcome low mood, panic, worry, depression, low self esteem, addiction, bereavement, anger and trauma.
We are located on 2 Keons Terrace, Longford and our contact number is 043 3347477

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