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.
CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
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-
END OF YEAR
The Tidy Towns wish to thank all who helped keep the village up to a high standard throughout the year.
Also the FAS workers for their great work and a farewell to John Grace who has retired after serving the village well over the years.
We also wish to thank Enda O Shea who arranged and supervised the building of the beautiful wall along the Quarry road and to John Smith from Corool and John Casey Lanesborough for the stones for the wall.
Judes Flynn’s book “Fireside Tales” of lovely stories and photographs from around the county is now for sale in The Local, O Brien's Lanesborough, and Leavey’s of Foigha and also on www.longfordfiresidetales.com
On behalf of the whole parish of Newtowncashel,we extend extend best wishes to Martin Skelly who recently put his name forward for election to the prestigous position of president of the G.A.A. Martin is a more than worthy candidate and we eagerly await the election.To have a son of Cashel achieve such lofty heights would do us all proud.
A vacancy for a FAS worker exists in Newtowncashel.
Anyone interested please contact Tony Moran on 0868146363 or 043 3322016 at the Kenagh office.
Thursday 24th of December(Christmas Eve) 9.00 p.m.
Friday the 25th of December(Christmas Day) 10.30 a.m.
The Recitition of the Rosary will continue on Friday the 1st of January at 7.30 p.m.
WARMER HOMES SCHEME
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-
Alternatively, the Eircode helpline number is 0818 300 005.
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
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-