Notes 14/05/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Congratulations to Edel Fallon and Ciaran Nulty who were married on Saturday 5th of May in St Matthew's Church, Crosskey's,
Co. Cavan.
We wish them a long and happy life together.


A meeting will be held at "The Hill" on Wednesday May 16th, at 8.30pm.
The Tidy Towns Committee’s Annual Nature Walk took place on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th.  42 children and 40 adults participated.  Highest Sponsorship, Primary Participants – Phone Credit Prizes: Joint 1st – Sarah Farrell and Abaigh Smyth-Curley, €40 credit each; 2nd – Abbie O’Shea, €20 credit; 3rd – Dan O’Shea, €10 credit.  Adult Raffle Winners: Weekend away for two – Owen Donnelly, Bog Oak Sculpture – Tom Fagan, Meal for two – Peter Hanley, Meal for two – Brid Sweeney, Champagne – Michael Murray, Wine – Anne Costello, Chocolates – Tara Healy.

Immediately after the Nature Walk, the unveiling ceremony of the limestone sculpture took place.  The Tidy Towns Committee Chairman Michael Murray welcomed all present to the unveiling ceremony.  The Chairman said that the unveiling of the sculpture depicting Heber Donn, a mythical warrior, was a uniquely important event in the history of the Village.
He thanked Michael Casey, Barley Harbour, who designed and crafted the model for the sculpture and paid tribute to the artists Jackie McKenna, Simon Gorman and Larry Leavy for their painstaking work.  The Chairman thanked all associated with the project – Tom Fagan, Kevin Casey, Larry Gallagher, John Grace, Jack Farrell, Mary Casey, Thomas Donnelly, Peter Hanley and Councillor Sean Farrell.  
The unveiling was performed by Adrian Greene CEO Longford Community Resources Limited.  This was followed by a short talk by Martin Morris, Archivist, Longford County Library, on the history of Heber Donn, the personage depicted in the sculpture.
In conclusion the Chairman said that the presence of this sculpture in Newtowncashel increases the aesthetic value of the Village and added that, hopefully, it will bring joy to all who behold it for generations to come.

The roadway through the Village had deteriorated significantly and has now been partially resurfaced. Hopefully when the remainder of the roadway will be resurfaced, and the road markings are laid, the project will do much to enhance the streetscape.  Compliments to Sean Farrell, Longford County Council and the Contractor

Newtowncashel Toddler Group meets next on Tuesday May 15th.  See you then!  

The Annual Sports Day takes place at the GAA Pitch on Friday May 18th, from 6.00pm – 7.30pm, starting with races for toddlers and younger children.  A collection will be taken at the gate to cover expenses and medal costs.  Admission is optional.  
Please continue to collect the Tesco vouchers as your support will ensure we can purchase much needed sports equipment for the children of the parish! Vouchers can be given to any committee member.  Thank you!


A Part-Time Cleaner is required for St Mary’s National School, Newtowncashel.   Approximately six hours per week, spread over three evenings.  Applications, in writing, with up-to-date CV, to The Chairman, Board of Management, St Mary’s National School, Newtowncashel, Co Longford, before 5.00pm, on Friday May 18th, 2012.

The Cashel Minor Club are holding a draw on May 19th and tickets for this draw are in still available.  Contact any member to get yours.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

The Cashel GAA Lotto is nearing €10,000.  To be in with a chance of winning, play your numbers now!  There are weekly, monthly or yearly options available.

Newtowncashel Parents’ Association are organising a talk on The Transition from National School to Secondary School on Thursday May 24th in "The Hill" Community Centre, Newtowncashel, at 8.00pm.The talk is aimed at parents of children in 1st Year, 6th Class and 5th Class.  Admission is free because of funding from the Parent’s Association.  Parents from neighbouring schools are most welcome.

Congratulations to Paddy Joe Farrell, Clonmee, who celebrated his 90th birthday recently!

A walk along the Canal from Brannigan Harbour to Foigha, Keenagh, will be held from 2.00pm – 4.00pm on Sunday June 3rd, in aid of The Friends of St Luke’s for Cnacer Research and Cancer Care.  All are welcome, bring family and friends!  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon’s walk, while supporting a great charity, followed with music after at Jimmy Leavy’s Pub.  Anyone interested in getting a sponsorship card, please contact John Joe Whitlow on (086) 169 0492 or Martin Walsh on (087) 743 3850.

Congratulations to the twelve children who received the Blessed Eucharist for the first time on Sunday May 13th.  Many thanks to all involved in providing the refreshments enjoyed at "The Hill" afterwards.

A number of neighbouring parishes are considering running a bus to the RDS on Tuesday June 12th, leaving at 8.00am and returning at 6.00pm.   The theme of the day is “Marriage and the Family”.  The trip will be subsidised by the Parish.  If you are interested please give your name to Fr Bragy by Sunday next, May 20th, please.  The Eucharistic Congress is a once in a lifetime event.  Missing the opportunity to attend could give rise to regrets later.

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