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.
CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
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.
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-
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.
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.
Dont forget to chexk out the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha for great Festive entertainment.The following is some of the events over the Christmas period;
21 Dec, CD launch of PP Carberry and Padraic Mcgowan from 10pm onwards. This is a unique event in the area and all are welcome to what peomises to be a great night.
26th Dec Jerry Keenan ,Great entertainment for St.Stephens night.
28th Dec, the Casey's live and unplugged,not to be missed.
31stDec, New Years Eve bash ,with local band Stroyhorse to rock in the New Year.
So why not come and pay the Peer Inn a visit over the Christmas!!
The Junior Choir will reheaese for Christmas on Sunday the 22nd of December,after 10.30 a.m. Mass.Those who are to participate in the Christmas Day Children's Mass are invited to attend.
A Senior Choir practice will be held in the Church this Wednesday the 18th of December,at 8.00 p.m..All members are asked to attend.
We extend our congratulations to both Bernard Flood and Denise Mc Namara who were married on Thursday, the 12th of December last.