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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.

This year's Harvest Festival  Press Night/Launch takes place Friday night the 8th of August, at 9.30 p.m. in Gav's Bar ,Kenagh. All are welcome and all proceeds of the festival, which takes place in Cashel on Sunday the 23rd of August , are in aid of St.Christophers,Longford.
The Harvest Festival Committee are holding a Table Quiz in the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha,on Friday the 25th of September.

Don't forget ,there's superb live music every weekend,in The Local Pub,Newtowncashel. Up this Saturday night the 1st of August a Trad Session as part of the GAA celebrations and on Sunday the 2nd of August the brilliantDJ Eamonn will have the place rocking. A great weekend's entertainment is assured.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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