21-09-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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A Table Quiz will take place in The Local this Friday night the 25th of September at 9.00 p.m. Tables of four cost €40.00. Proceeds go to St.Christopher's,Longford. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Registration day on Sunday the 04/10/15 after Mass in the Hill .Cost  of €5 (includes registration, entry to track & field day & insurance) (all persons must be insured before they can participate in any event) there will be an opportunity to try out some of the events on the day (eg table tennis, skittles, draughts futsal etc)
We are looking for volunteers to train the kids if anyone is interested then please talk to a member of the committee on the day.
Finally ,Gala awards night takes place in the park house hotel, edgeworthstown on the 23/10, there will be music on the night, tickets €10 contact Christy Hopkins on 086)8399057 to purchase tickets.

There will be a meeting of the School Board of Management in the School ,this Thursday the 24th of September at 8.oo p.m.

The parents Association are having their AGM next Tuesday 29th Sept at 8.30pm in the school.. All parents of the school are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet and engage In organising fun activities for the children in the school as well as a wonderful forum to advocate on behalf of your children

The Longford Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland would like to announce that their Churchgate Collection will be held on Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th of September  throughout the country. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Coffee Morning in aid of Longford Hospice Homecare,realised €800.00 ,The organisers wish to thank all those who contributed so generously.

The following is the Committee elected at the recent Newtowncashel Drama A.G.M.
President;Michael Casey (Barley Harbour)
Chairman;David Hanley.
Vice Chairman;Seán Farrell.
Secretary;Thomas Dennigan.
Assistant Secretary;Catherine Gallagher.
Treasurer;Katie Kenny.
Assistant Treasurer;Liz Hanley.
P.R.O.; John Kenny.
Director;Dermot Healy.
Social Committee;Mary Casey,Breege Kenny,Gillian Brogan.
A 3 Act production will take place in the Spring once again.

The Darren McGlynn Memorial Tractor Run from Rooskey/Tarmonbarry ,will take place on September 27th.

Station Masses will commence on Friday the 2nd of October in Passy Donlon's for Derryshannogue and Derryglosh.

To all those who attended the Table Quiz in aid of 'Cycle Against Suicide' in The Local' a few weeks back. To all the local businesses who were very generous in giving Spot prizes, Thank you. Funds raised will go directly into the Secondary Schools Programme to keep spreading the message that 'it's ok not to feel ok, and it's absolutely ok to ask for help'. Mìle buìochas,

This is the last week to enrol for QQI Level 5 courses in Animal Care and Nursing Studies in Ardscoil Phadraig. These QQI Level 5 courses are suitable for both school leavers and mature students who wish to return to education and gain new skills or employment. They also provide links to certain courses in Universities and Institutes of Technology and can be worth up to 400 points. Please contact the school on 043 6686209

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.

The local Tidy Towns Committee have recieved four tickets for the Helix,Dublin on Monday the 28th of September-when the results for the Tidy Towns will be announced . We wish the committee every success in this year's competition.

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

Set Dancing classes on Tuesday 15th in Sorohans Ballyleague and in John Brownes  Longford on Wed 16th --8-10pm.
All  are welcome . Beginners welcome to try for the first two weeks , with a view to starting a complete beginners class. A great way to get fit,keep fit , have fun, make new friends in a very happy , enjoyable atmosphere.
Enquiries to Mairead 0868546433

Lanesborough Boxing Club reopened  on Monday night next 07 Sep 15 last  in the Lough Ree Resource Building (old convent) Main Street Lanesborough and continues on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.. New members welcome, ages between 8-18 years both boys and girls. For further info contact Mark Casey 0872317669

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

Walking / jogging groups - Every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm from 'The Local'. Everybody welcome.

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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