Notes 17/06/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Well done to the footballers of St Mary’s National School who defeated Drumlish with a score of 1-14 to 1-4 in the Division 3B Mixed Championship Final played at Pearse Park on Saturday afternoon.  It’s a tremendous achievement for a relatively small panel of boys and girls, and their mentors!  Well done to all involved!

Congratulations to Canon Jeremiah Macauley, who reaches the Diamond Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Friday; June 21st 1953 – June 21st 2013.  Canon Macauley ministered as Parish Priest of Cashel from 1983 to 1994.

School Bands from the middle and senior classrooms of St Mary’s National School will perform in "The Hill" on Wednesday June 19th from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.  All are welcome.

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

Southern Gaels are having a family fun cycle from Killashee to Cashel this Sunday June 23rd, starting at The Chestnut Tree, Killashee, at 12.00 noon.  Sponsorship cards are available from any Minor Club member or the local shop.  Sponsorship cards with €20 or more will be entered in a draw for a mountain bike.

A Senior Choir practise will be held in the Church on Tuesday June 18th at 7.30pm.  The choir have been invited to take part in a Choral Performance in Longford on Saturday, June 29th, as part of Longford Arts Festival.

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.

Ballot papers for the election of a new Parish Pastoral Council should be returned as soon as possible please.  Thanks to the members of the current council who distributed the papers.

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!

Cashel GAA hold a Table Quiz in the Peer IN, Lisnacusha, on Friday 21st at 9.00pm.  Tables of 4, €4.0.  Your support will be appreciated.

A fundraising Table Quiz will be held in Doyle’s of Kenagh, on Friday June 28th.  Tables of 4, €40.
A Sponsored Walk takes place along the Grand Canal at Kenagh on Sunday July 14th.  The Festival is in Newtowncashel on Sunday Septemebr 1st.  Proceeds are in aid of St Christopher’s, Newtowncashel Tidy Towns and Cashel GAA Club.

The Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule Pioneer Association host a tour on Sunday June 30th, visiting the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast.  Those travelling from Cashel may board at Farrelly’s Coaches, Kenagh, at 6.55am. The coach will elave from Carrickedmond Church Car Park at 7.15am, stopping at the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan, on the outbound and return journeys.  Enquiries to Fr Peter Tiernan PP, (044) 935 7442 or Chris Moran (087) 697 4775.

Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) is holding a showcase event in the Temperance Hall Longford on Friday the 28th of June, from 11am until 2pm.  This occasion provides the opportunity for people from around the county to come in and view the work carried out by LCRL within local communities in Co. Longford.   Exhibitors will include representatives from local community groups, enterprises and local initiatives that have benefited from the programmes administered by LCRL.  All are welcome to call in, browse through the projects and chat to exhibitors and LCRL staff.  

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