Notes 09/12/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Abbeyshrule Christmas Craft Fair takes place on Sunday 15th from 12.00 noon to 6.00 p.m., at the Rustic Inn.  Art, craft and food stalls; Santa and Mrs. Claus at 4.00 p.m.  Raffle in aid of MWB Autism Support.  Contact Therese Mulligan, 087 928 0789; Betty McGoey, 044 935 7742.

A play has been chosen, "Philadelphia, Here I come" by Brian Friel. A poignant play with many comedic moments, centered around a young man moving to America. Gareth O'Donnell is portrayed by two characters, "Gar public" the Gar that people see and talk to and "Gar Private", the man within, Gar's conscience. The play is based in Co Donegal and has a cast of thirteen. Our members are already rehearsing diligently and we look forward to announcing the dates soon.

Jude Flynn’s annual history book of Co. Longford “ Fireside Tales” is on sale in Kenny's shop in the village.
There is a lovely article by Valerie Bond on her neighbours, the Black Island people.
It has rare photos showing the islanders drawing home the hay and turf from Bonds harbour 100 years ago and the famous oarsman Pat o Hara.

This year's Christmas Card,produced by Declan Gilmore,features a Summer panorma of Newtowncashel Village.It's an appropiate theme in view of the sunshine we enjoyed.Cards are available in Kenny's Foodstore at €1.00 each.

The Annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is being organised again for the 23rd year. As a
result of this event approximately €170,000 has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome to participate, further details and sponsorship cards are available from Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); L and K's Village Shop in Newtowncashel or O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. Walkers will start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, the finish is then at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause.

A child’s handbag was left in the vicinity of the Church last weekend.  Call to the Sacristy.

Longford Harvest Festival Dinner Dance takes place at 8.00 p.m., on Friday 20th, in Gav’s Bar, Kenagh.  Music by Trevor Moyles.  Tickets, €20.00 each, available from Paddy Finnegan, 087 270 5014.  Copies of the Festival DVD are still available for the nominal price of €10.00.

We extend congratulations to both Michael Flood, and Cara Regan,who were married on Saturday the 30th of November last.

The Parent's Association of St.Mary's National School will run a christmas Disco in 'The Hill' on Sunday the 15th of December from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. sharp.Admission for school-going children is €2.00.Parents and younger siblings get free admission.Drinks and goodie bags will be provided.

ST.Mary's N.S.
All at St.Mary's National School wish to acknowledge with gratitude those who contributed to their fund-raising events
Sponsored Readathon,€2262.00,for M.S. Ireland (Multiple Sclerosis)
Halloween Fancy Dress day,€299.00,for Our Lady's Children's Hospital,Crumlin.
On Wednesday,December the 11th,Lenroc Recyclers Ltd.,will collect from the school,All unwanted clothing and footwear may be left in the sheds at the rear of the school,before 9.30 a.m.
Also on Wednesday,the 11th,the School Band will perform in The Hill,from 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.All are welcome.In the spirit of Christmas,admission is free.!

Lanesboro Community College holds a Christmas Concert in aid of Philippines typhoon victims,in St.Mary's Hall,on Thursday the 12th of December,at 8.00 p.m.Your support would be greatly appreciated.

We extend our sympathy to the family and friends,of Pat Costello,Tarmonbarry,and formerly of Pollagh,who died on Tuesday the 3rd of December last.May his Soul Rest in Peace.

The Christmas Star and Crib were erected at the Church last Friday morning.Thanks to both teams involved.Visiting the Crib is one of the precious traditions of the Christmas season.In all,there are just four weeks in which to do so.

The Re -run of last year's Celebrity Bainisteoir comes to an end this Saturday evening with the final programme being shown.
For those who wish to watch all the matches Cashel played in this series, these  can be viewed ,in full, on the Newtowncashel website.

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