29-06-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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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

Well done to Emmet Murtagh who  is representing Longford in the U10 handwriting competition in Athlone in August .

As part of our program of events during the Summer School Festival this year, and in conjunction with Abbott Longford, we are hosting a Junior Nature Competition titled “Our Local Environment” on the    23th 24th 25th  and 26th  July 2015.
It is open to all national school students and encourages a love of nature through enquiry-based learning and provides an opportunity for students to display their knowledge & discoveries. There will be one category, for ages 8 to 12.
This is a unique type of competition in Ireland and it is hoped, in future years to make this into the premier environmental Junior Nature competition in the country. Competition is open to all National schools in the Midlands and will be judged by personnel from Abbott Longford.
Projects will be displayed in the Lough Ree Co-Op building during the festival.
The theme “Science in Nature” encompasses all aspects of our local environment eg, Animals, Plants, Trees, Land or Waterways, and should be displayed in a visual billboard type of display on a A3 poster. Individual or group entries are welcome.   
Projects must be returned to:
Lough Ree Community Resources, Main Street, Lanesborough, Co Longford
No later than Friday the 18th of July 2015.
Judging will take place during the summer festival there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
For further info contact Bridget Mullooly 0868807596  Mark Casey 0872317669

Congratulations to the Under 12 Southern Gaels team, who have now won all their games & qualified for the Cup Semi final in Cashel on Thursday 2nd July. Three great wins to date. Well done to all the players involved who are putting in a great effort indeed.

Meet every Tuesday and Friday evening at 8:00 pm at "The Hill".
Routes and distances to cater for all cyclists. Helmets compulsory.

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.

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. 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.

There will be a  Sportszone summer camp in Ballymahon Vocational School from the 6th-10th July . The camp is open to children aged 6-12 and runs from 10am -2pm daily. For more info or to book a place ,please contact Conan Casey at 086 4019114.

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.

Five Rivers Ireland,is a service that recruits and supports foster families. They are holding an information evening in the Longford Arms Hotel on the 1st of July.  This information evening is aimed at anyone interested in fostering, as there is a need for more carers in the Longford area.
The information evening will be held in the Longford Arms Hotel on the evening of the 1st July 2015 from 7-9pm.

The EDI Centre ,Athlone Rd, are holding a 50 week full time programme in Catering/Lifestyle Fetac Level 4 with modules in the following;
Short Order Cooking,Information Technology,Communicsations,Work Experience,Restauraunt Service,Customer Service,Personal Development.
9.30AM TO 4.30PM Monday to Thursday  and 9.30PM to 1.30 pm.Frdays.
Course Starts 26-6-15 Contact Co-Ordinator,Breda Greaves at 04333 47515

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

An Irish Language Summer Course (SIAMSA!) will take place from Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.  The course will take place from 9.30am to 3.00pm each day and will cater for students from Second Class to First Year.  Further information and applications forms available from Yvonne Ní Mhurchú 087-2642665.

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 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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