24-08-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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On Saturday night last our parish held a ‘Farewell Celebration’ for our Parish Priest, Fr. Brady. This night began with a ‘Mass of Thanksgiving’. The Church was packed with people from all over the parish and beyond coming together to wish Fr. Brady well. The Pastoral Council sincerely thank all who made the Mass very special; Servers, Choirs, Readers, and all the people who took part in the different processions. Sincere thanks to all who cleaned inside and outside the Church, making sure it looked its best

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.

The Harvest Festival and Field Day schedeuled for last Sunday the 23rd of August was cancelled due to the forecast of adverse weather. In lieu of the Festival and Field Day,a fundraising night will be held in Gav's Bar,Kenagh on Saturday the 5th of September. Barbeque and Pig on a spit .Music with waltxing and jiving competitions. Proceeds in aid of St.Christopher's.

Following another successful meeting last week,we continue with another meeting,this Thursday evening the 27th of August in The Hill at 8.30 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to put together a submission to Eircom,for their competition to supply a community or parish with broadband which is worth €250,000.00 of an investment.If you are interested in contributing in any way,please do come along.

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

Newtowncashel Community Games AGM will take place on Tuesday the 1st of September at 8pm in Gaa club house.
Please forward Nominations for positions on the committee as soon as possible.

Best of luck to the Cashel Gaelic Football Team,who play near neighbours Rathcline ,this Saturday evening at 5.45 p,m,, in the County Semi-Final at Glennon Bros Pearse Park. Please support the team,as they seek to reach the County Final.

Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 7:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.

The following are this year's Cemetery Sunday's dates;
Cashel Cemetery; 30th of August.
Mass and prayers for the dead at 6.00 p.m.
These Masses will replace the 10.30 a.m. Mass in the Church.
Drivers are asked to leave the parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the cemeteries free for cars transporting persons of diminished or limited mobility. All are requested to co-operate with the stewards at Cashel Cemetery and avoid causing an obstruction.The driveway into the cemetery should be used for set-down only,not for parking.
Plot holders are urged to look after the resting places of their departed.

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.

The Diocesan Pilfrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday the 6th of September. The bus leaves from The Hill at 10.00 a.m. Tickets are €16.00 each,available at Kenny's Foodstore ,The Village..
Confessiona at 12.30 p.m. ,Anointing of the sick at 2.30 p.m. , Mass and Eucharistic Blessing of the Sick with Benediction an 3.00 p.m. followed by Rosary Procession.

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

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

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-employed long term. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role which will involve a variety of fundraising activities. Full training will be provided. For further information contact Mary Tupper 01 6793188

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 transport@irishcancer.ie   

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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