Notes 11/08/2014 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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A public meeting will be held in the Hill on Wednesday night the 20 Aug 14 @ 9 O'clock with the view of setting up a local text alert. This is about your safety, your families safety and the safety of your Parishes.
It is very important that there is a large turn out on the night.

The Co. Longford Tourism Committee is hosting the inaugural Ray Flynn Mile in Longford Town on Saturday, the 23rd August, in honour of the Longford native, who holds the Irish record for the 1500 meters and the mile, as well as a world record as part of an all-Irish 4*1 mile relay team. This race will be run on the Ballinalee Road, begining at the roundabout and finishing at St Mels Cathedral Car Park. The meeting point will be the enterprise centre on the Ballinalee road. The event will help form part of a running festival weekend in Longford, that includes the 13th Annual Longford Marathon, scheduled for Sunday the 24th of August. The Ray Flynn event will include an elite race, an over 40s race, and juvenile races. People who just want to support the Tourism committee are most welcome and are invited to walk the mile with friends or family. Registration is €10 for adults and €4 for juveniles, and advance registration is available through Eventbrite, . People who are registered to run in the marathon on the following day can run the mile event at a subsidised fee of €5.

As part of National Heritage Week, Longford Tourism are hosting a heritage walk along the route of The Royal Canal from Richmond Harbour in Clondra. Led by Fr Tom Murray this interesting and informative walk will take in some of the beautiful scenery of the newly opened Royal Canal Cycleway. Refreshments will be served afterwards in The Richmond Inn, Clondra. The walk starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening 26th August

The Harvest Festival and Field Day,,takes place on Sunday the 31st of august,commencing at 12.00 noon.central to the festival,is the harvesting of wheat and oats by vintage machinery,both horse drawn and tractor driven.As it co-incides with C emetery sunday in Cashel,it is hoped that those people returning to Cashel will include the Festival in their schedule.Proceeds go to St.Christophers.

We extend congratulations to both Emer (Flynn) and Joe O' Hanlon,on the birth of their baby boy recently.

The Community Games Committee wish to extend a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to the success of their recent Cake Sale,Sponsors,Volunteera and everybody who either baked or donated goods for the event.
the following are the results of the raffle;
1ST Prize;Food Hamper sponsored by Peter Hanley and Cake sponsored by Yvonne Kenny-Gabriele Flannagan.
2ND Prize;€25.00 Voucher sponsored by Super Valu,Lanesboro-Chris Reid.
3RD Prize;€25.00 Voucher sponsored by Terry's Quality Meats-Rory Murtagh.
4TH Prize;2x Tickets to Kilbeggan Races-Pat Mc Donagh.
5TH Prize;2x Tickets to Mullingar Dogs-Colette Mulvihill.
6TH Prize;€20 Voucher for Smyth's Toys-Nora Nolan.
7TH Prize;€20 Voucher for Woodies D.I.Y. -Peter Hanley.
8TH Prize;ROX 105W Palm Sander-Mary Kilduff.
9TH Prize;€20 Voucher for Kenny's Country Store-Emma Hopkins.
10TH Prize;Lynch Wine Gift Box  from McCarricks-Carmel Hopkins.
11TH Prize-Sutter Home Gift Box from McCarricks-Ray Flannagan.
12TH Prize;Bottle of Wine and Sparkling Rosé-Olivia Morrisey.
13TH Prize;10X Bags of Turf-Beatrice Bawle
Thanks to Bob Carberry and Eddie Coffey for the Turf and Briquettes.
John Morrisey won 'Guess the Weight of The Cake' competition.
Christina Edwards won  the 'Guess the amount of Sweets in the Jar' competition.
There will be a medal presentation for the local Community Games events,this Thursday night,the 14th of August at 8.30 p.m. in The Hill.
Finally,we wish all the competitors, from Newtowncashel, in the National Finals this weekend,the very best of luck.

Well done to the Cashel Intermediate Football team,who defeated Kilashee in the second round of the Championship,at Clonbonny,last Sunday evening.

Saint's Island Cemetery,24th of August.
Cashel Cemetery,31st of August.
These Masses will replace the 10.30 a.m. Mass in the Church.

Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady well,Derrydarragh,on Saturday the 6th of September.Mass follows recitation of the Rosary at p.m. This Mass will replace the Saturday evening Mass in the Church.

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