CASHEL G.A.A PARTY WITH MARTY
Cashel G.A.A. 125 Celebrations take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.Events will be held over the three days,culminating in the honouring of the 1964 Junior Champions at the Club Barbeque in the Quarry Park. The weekend will also feature music and events illustrating the significant role played by the Club in the Social Wellbeing of the Community during the past 125 years.Plans include a commemorative booklet to mark the occassion.
The weekend kicks off on Friday night the 31st of July with a Gala Concert, featuring the best of Local Talent, in The Hill at, 8.30 p.m. Admission is €5.00 and children are admitted free.
On Saturday the 1st of July, we have Cashel playing in the 2015 Intermediate Football Championship followed by a Traditional Music Seisiún in The Local
Then on Sunday the 2nd of August at 11.00 a.m. there will be Mass for all deceased Members followed by Rededication of the Clubhouse. At 12.30 p.m. there will be underage games including a schoolboy game ,Newtowncashel N.S. v Lanesboro N.S. Adult Game T.B.A.
The Annual BBQ takes place at 5.30 p.m. in the Quarry Park with plenty of food , music and entertainment. Admission is €10.00 and children are admitted free.
Then at 8.30 p.m. there will be a presentation to the 1964 Junior Championship Team. celebrity Guest on the evening is R.T.E's Marty Morrisey.
So, do come along and enjoy the celebrations, on what promises to be a great weekend.
Those willing to be involved in organising and staging the events or in the production of the booklet, are asked to contact Club Secretary Bernadette Farrell, at 087 9262975.
LONGFORD FEDERATION ICA
Craft Fair & Floral Display
In The Temperance Hall Longford Saturday the 25th July 10am to 5pm
With Jewellery, Flower Arranging, Spinning, Basket making, Felting , Cardmaking, Quilting, Patchwork, Cake Decorating
and a display of ICA crafts from around the County,
Don't forget ,there's superb live music every weekend,in The Local Pub,Newtowncashel. Up this Saturday night the 25th of July, is the brilliant Colm Bourke . A great night's entertainment is assured.
We extend congratulations to both Chris and Paddy Joe Farrell, Clonmee, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, on Saturday the 18th of July last.
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-
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.
Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.
A group trip to the Fr Peyton Memorial Centre in Attymaas. Co Mayo takes place on Tuesday the 22nd of August 2015. The cost of the trip is €30 which includes bus fare ,tea and scones on arrival, lunch and entertainment. Bus will depart from Kenagh Village at 9.30 am and returns to Kenagh at 6pm approx. For more details and booking please contact Rose Egan,Kenagh Village,including your name contact details and €30 booking fee.
JUNIOR NATURE COMPETITION
As part of our program of events during the Summer School Festival this year, and in conjunction with Abbott Longford, we are hosting a Junior Nature Competition titled “Our Local Environment” on the 23th 24th 25th and 26th July 2015.
It is open to all national school students and encourages a love of nature through enquiry-
This is a unique type of competition in Ireland and it is hoped, in future years to make this into the premier environmental Junior Nature competition in the country. Competition is open to all National schools in the Midlands and will be judged by personnel from Abbott Longford.
Projects will be displayed in the Lough Ree Co-
The theme “Science in Nature” encompasses all aspects of our local environment eg, Animals, Plants, Trees, Land or Waterways, and should be displayed in a visual billboard type of display on a A3 poster. Individual or group entries are welcome.
Projects must be returned to:
Lough Ree Community Resources, Main Street, Lanesborough, Co Longford
No later than Friday the 18th of July 2015.
Judging will take place during the summer festival there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
For further info contact Bridget Mullooly 0868807596 Mark Casey 0872317669
CASHEL ON IRISH T.V.
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
Anthony O Hare Travel,Ballymahon, wishes to advise that if there is sufficient numbers, a bus service to and from Ballymahon,every Wednesday will be available.Depart Cashel at 9.30 a.m. and depart Ballymahon back to Cashel at 2.00 p.m. Please contact Anthony at 087 9004876. This service will commence immediately.
Walking / jogging groups -
Cashel G.A.A. 125 Celebrations take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.Events will be held over the three days,culminating in the honouring of the 1964 Junior Champions at the Club Barbeque in the Quarry Park. The weekend will also feature music and events illustrating the significant role played by the Club in the Social Wellbeing of the Community during the past 125 years.Plans include a commemorative booklet to mark the occassion. Those willing to be involved in organising and staging the events or in the production of the booklet, are asked to contact Club Secretary Bernadette Farrell, at 087 9262975.
Longford Community Resources Ltd, have a vacancy, under the Rural Social Scheme ,for a maintainance person,based at Cashel Cemetery, to start immediately.The position entails, grass cutting, strimming and keeping the Cemetery Tidy. To qualify for the Scheme, the person must be in receipt of a social protection payment,and have an active herd number. For additional information or to request an application form, please contact ,Martin Skelly, Secretary of the Cemeteries Committee at 086 8040296, or any committee member.
The Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday the 23rd of August, commencing at 12.00 noon. This will be the festival's third consecutive visit to Newtowncashel, thanks to the availability and suitability of the site and the success of the event on the two previous occasions. Please contact Paddy Finnegan ,Chairman at 087 270 5014 or Rachael Thompson, Secretary at 087 677 2454
The Annual Pioneer Outing takes place on Wednesday the 15th of July,destination Dublin.Details are as follows.Depart from The Hill.Further pickups en route. 9.30 a.m. Restroom break at the Applegreen M4 Service Station 10.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee and scones at Glasnevin Cemetery including the O'Connell crypt and tower,the graves of Michael Collins and Constance Markievicz.This is a particularly interesting visit as we approach the centenary of 1916. 12.00 noon.Guided tour of the National Botanical Gardens. 1.00 p.m. Opportunity for lunch at the gardens restaurant. 2.00 p.m. Board coach for the National Museum of Ireland,Kildare St. This is a self-
IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION
The Irish Hospice Foundation is now seeking to appoint experienced, energetic people to raise funds in the local area through a variety of fundraising activities canvassing for donors who are willing to support its work through regular monthly payments. These positions are self-
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments. We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up when they are finished their treatment and bring them home again. Volunteer expenses are paid. For more information or an application form, telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email email@example.com
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-
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
PARISH PRIEST CHANGES
The Parish of Newtowncashel was given the news recently, that Fr.Gerard Brady was to be moving to the parish of Shannonbridge,Co Offaly,this coming September.Suffice to say that, Fr.Brady will be greatly missed,as having been our Parish Priest over the past 21 years,he has been a part of so much in our lives in Newtowncashel.A full appreciation will be forthcoming,closer to his departure.Fr Merlyn Kenny,currently Parish Priest in Carrick-
The following are this year's Cemetery Sunday's dates;
Saint's Island ;23rd of August.
Cashel Cemetery; 30th of August.
Mass and prayers for the dead at 6.00 p.m.
Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh,on Saturday the 5th of September. Mass follows recitation of The Rosary at 6.00 p.m.