25-05-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The Tug of War competitions and Bar-B-Que,which was held last Sunday was a great success. Large crowds turned out on a lovely day, to witness great fun and banter. It was so good to see the Village of Cashel, buzzing with energy and vitality once again, and both young and old had an extremely enjoyable day.To all involved; competitors, organisers, spectators, supporters and indeed anyone who helped out on the day, the Playground Committee is extremely grateful.

A new cycling group has been established and will meet Friday evenings commencing the 29th of May at 7.15 p.m.m at The Hill Hall.
Various routes and distances to cater for all cyclists.
Also a junior cycle group will be started.
Helmets compulsory.

21 Cashel ladies will participate in this years Mini Marathon on June 1st. The ladies will run/ walk in memory of baby Keela Geraghty and they will raise funds for the development of the playground in Cashel. To aid their fundraising they will hold a Cake Sale and Raffle on the weekend of the marathon after masses on May 30th and 31st. Donations of cakes, foodstuffs and spotprizes would be greatly appreciated. For further information contact Kate on 086) 381 7566 or Laura on 0868222677

Irish Water and Longford County Council wish to advise all customers on the Cashel Public Water Supply that the boil water notice has been lifted. Normal use may now resume.

The Parents Association are having their fundraising Table Quiz on Saturday 13th June in The Peer Inn at 9pm... Table of four €40... There will be a raffle and plenty of spot prizes on the night!! Anyone wishing to donate spot prizes for the night can do so by bringing them along on the night or by giving to any committee member.

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   

Following an executive meeting of Co. Longford Community Games recently, the committee have decided to cancel the County Track and Field events on Sunday 31st May. This decision has been taken in respect to Longford GAA and their continued support to Longford Community Games and also to allow children a chance to travel to Croke Park and enjoy the great occasion. They  will now hold the County Track and Field events on Sunday 14 June 2015. This date is not negotiable as it is the only date available. The deadline will now be extended to Friday 29th May 2015 for online registration of track and field events.

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

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

Calling all ladies that would like to take part in the VHI mini marathon on June 1st to consider joining a local group of ladies walking / jogging in memory of baby Keela Geraghty. All funds raised will be given to the playground committee for the development of parish playground. Registration must be completed by Friday. Log on to www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie to register. If you want to join us please phone or text Laura on 0868222677 for sponsorship card.

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.  

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-guided visit with amazing exhibits on view. 4.30 p.m.Free time at the Liffey Valley shopping centre. Option of dinner in Dublin before departure,or on the homeward journey. The cost is €40.00,payable when booking.The charge includes,coach hire,driver/guide,morning coffee, and admission to to designated places of interest.It does not include lunch and dinner which are at the discretion of individuals. Please contact any member of Pioneer committee.

The Student Scholarship,sponsored by Ballymahon and District Credit Union is operational again this year. It is open to all Leaving Cert students attending the Vocational and Mercy Secondary Schools. The student must be completing a FÁS Apprenticeship, full time Certificate, Diploma or Degree course at any University, IT or approved third level college. All students who wish to enter the draw, must be a member of the Credit Union before the 31st of May 2015.The recipient of the Scholarship will receive €1000.00 per annum for a maximum of three years.

Killashee St Brigids GAA football club is holding a fundraising night at Longford Greyhound Stadium on Friday 12 of June. Admission tickets Tickets €10 available from all committee members, or contact Owen Johnston 087 7615501 or Kevin Connell 0877679967 Admission for CHILDREN are FREE.

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

Recitation of the Rosary has resumed and continues on Fridays at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

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