30-11-2015 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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The A.G.M. of Cashel G.A.A. Club takes place in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 12th of December at 5.00 p.m.

Newtowncashel were unsuccessful in the recent Broadband Competition results announced by Eir on Thursday last.  The eventual winners were Munterconnaught from Co Cavan who will benefit from a 250,000 euro investment in their fixed line broadband infrastructure.  In announcing the results, Eir  have acknowledged the effect of lack of access to proper broadband facilities in rural communities throughout Ireland and re-stated their commitment to 100% broadband rollout by 2020.  The organizing committee for the Newtowncashel submission would like to thank sincerely all the businesses, parish organisations, voluntary groups and individuals who contributed towards and help produce the application.  Further details are available on Fibrerollout.ie

There will be music by Gerry Keenan this Saturday night the 5th of December and on Sunday the 6th of December,Santy arrives at 3.00 p.m. So do come along or what promises to be great fun.

We extend congratulations to the Cashel/Kilashee U-21 G.A.A. Football team on their fine victory over Ardagh St.Patricks, in the County Final last Sunday.Also congratulations to Gavin Kelly on recieving the Man of the Match award.

The death occurred on Monday the 23rd  of November last of Peter Nolan Carrickmoran.Peter was a quiet unassuming gentleman,who had a great sense of humour and wit.He was a dedicated husband and father and his passing will leave a great loss in the lives of all those close to him.To his wife Bridie,daughter Ann,sons Sean and Seamus ,sister Mary and brother Pat ,we extend our deepest sympathies.May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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: 086-0880855).

Concern Christmas Fast
The Annual  Concern Christmas fast and Church Gate Collection takes place on December 5th and 6th  in the village. Your support would be greatfully appreciated

The Tidy Towns judges in their adjudication report mentioned the many inscription stones built into and on walls around the village for people who made contributions to the village.
The following are some of the stone:
The Gleason Conor Family, Long island and Aughavadden 1883.
Patrick Eustace who taught here for many years.
John Nankivell whose beautiful map of the village is a work of art.
A stone dating the start of the Tidy Towns in 1977.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on his visit to the village.
The inscription on the inside wall of the Tom Ashe with the initials P.B. T.R. P.E. 1943
The Hill 1969.
The gable of the Tom Ashe “ Erected in memory of Thomas Ashe” 1917
A plaque in memory of poet John Keegan Casey
A grave stone in Casey’s field near the school.
There was a land league stone with the date 1879 built into a wall in the early 1980’s, if anyone knows its location please let us know.
A stone remembering Johnny Ganly who built nearly all the walls in the village will go in next year.

A vacancy for a FAS worker exists in Newtowncashel.
Anyone interested please contact Tony Moran on 0868146363 or 043 3322016 at the Kenagh office.

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 043-3345555 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

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.  

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