Notes 01/07/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Congratulations to Ciara Casey, Clonmee on her recent success in Irish Dancing and Music. Ciara came 3rd in the Irish Open Irish Dancing Championships in City West, came 1st and 2nd in Flute and whistle in Ferbane Feis Ceol, and also qualified at the Longford Fleadh for Leinster in Edenderry. Ciara is also a member of the Wolf Tone Céilí Band which will also be competing in Leinster.  We wish Ciara the very best in Leinster and hopes she makes it to Derry for the All Irelands.

The monthly Tidy Towns meeting will be held in "The Hill" on Wednesday July 3rd at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend please.
Full marks to the people who have done so much to present the Village to best advantage.  All are asked to be vigilant with regard to litter disposal and control.  In 2012 the first adjudication took place on June 5th.  The judges are due any day now and may well already have visited!

Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family neighbours and friends of Geraldine McManus nee Murtagh, Kilteevan, Co Roscommon and formerly of Clonmee, who died on Monday June 24th, after a brave battle with illness.  We offer our support and prayers to her husband Liam, her mother May, brother Peter, sisters Annette, Madeline, Bernadette and Catherine, and to her in-laws, nieces and nephews, and to all of her family and friends.  May her soul rest in peace.

The Annual Parish Barbeque takes place on the Bank Holiday Sunday, the 4th of August, at 5p.m. at the Quarry Park once again.This event was a great success last year, and should be even much better this year. There will be entertainment for all. General Admission is €10.00, Students €5.00 and Children Under -12 are admitted for free. There will be a raffle on the night for numerous prizes and there will also be a children's play area. So do please come along, for what should be a great evening out for everyone.

Flower Garden Competition: This competition is open to ICA members only. 1st Prize: Philo Kelly, Perpetual Trophy and valuable runner up prizes for 2nd and 3rd place in the competition.
Vegetable Garden Competition: This competition is open to all gardeners, male and female in Co. Longford. 1st Prize: Quinn Supply Stores, Perpetual Trophy and valuable runner up prizes for 2nd and 3rd prize in the competition.
Judging will take place during the 3rd and 4th week in July. Entries before July 6th to Lilian Walsh on 086-6014661 or email

Cemetery Sundays – Saints’ Island Cemetery, August 18th; Cashel Cemetery, August 25th.  Mass and Prayers for the Dead, 6.00pm.  These Masses will replace the 10.30am Mass in the Church.
Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh, on Saturday September 7th, the eve of the Feast of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mass follows the recitation of the Rosary at 6.00pm.  This Mass will replace the Saturday evening Mass in the Church.

Longford Youth Service holds a Summer Camp for 10-18 year olds in "The Hill" from Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th.  Price per child €15.  Places are limited so early booking is advised. For information and booking, telephone (043) 334 0907.

Votes in the election of a new Parish Pastoral Council were counted on Tuesday last week.  Results will be published when those elected have accepted the positions.

A meeting of the Newtowncashel Branch of the Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability will be held in "The Hill" on Thursday July 4th at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend please.

A Sponsored Walk takes place along the Grand Canal at Kenagh on Sunday July 14th.  The Festival is in Newtowncashel on Sunday September 1st.  Proceeds are in aid of St Christopher’s, Newtowncashel Tidy Towns and Cashel GAA Club.
Friday night’s Festival Table Quiz realised €580.00.  The organisers thank all who participated and supported.
The Festival is in Newtowncashel on Sunday September 1st. Proceeds in aid of St Christopher’s Newtowncashel Tidy Towns and Cashel GAA Club.

The Dog Warden will be in the area in the coming weeks inspecting dog licences.  All dog owners are asked to ensure that they have the necessary paperwork in order!

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