A joint meeting of the Hall Committee and representatives of hall user groups,will be held in the Hill on Tuesday the 29th of January at 8.00 p.m. All groups and organisations which avail of the facility are requested to sebd two representatives each.They are asked to avoid the 'dual mandate' syndrome.Each delegate should represent one,and only one,group or organisation.The meeting has been made necessary by the precarious state of hall finances.
THOMAS ASHE HALL
The Tidy Towns committee have recently purchased the Thomas Ashe Hall from Michael Flynn.
This hall was built by voluntary labour which started in 1917.
It opened its doors to a packed house on St Patrick’s night in 1918 and for almost 50 years plays and concerts were performed here every year.
It was built in memory of the great 1916 Patriot Thomas Ashe who died in jail.
This site, know as the “ Chapel Yard” has a long history reaching back to Penal Times.
On the Downe Survey maps, a small chapel is marked on this site, and it was here that Fr. E McGaver built Carrowbeg National School.
Erected in 1835 by the local community at a cost of £158.00.
The school had 150 male and 100 female pupils.
The building was a two storey structure, the ground floor room was for the girls and the top floor room was for the boys with a stone staircase outside.
Fr. E McGaver also built Cloontagh School which still stands today.
So the Tidy Towns Committee have inherited a tradition reaching back hundreds of years, from Church to School to Parochial Hall.
It will now continue to serve the community into the future.
Well done to local player Andrew Farrell and the Longford Vocational School football team on their fine win over Dublin in the Leinster Inter-
Congratulations to both Lee Barrett and Suzi Casey,Derrydarragh,on the birth of their baby girl recently.
Best wishes are extended to Declan Fox,on his new venture in taking over the management of the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha.
The Southern Gaels Minor Club hold their A.G.M. on Tuesday the 29th of January at 8.30p.m. in the G.A.A. Clubhouse.New members are welcome.
Anybody inerested in having their name name on a plaque which is to commemorate our involvement in Celebrity Bainisteoir,can do so if the contact ant Cashel G.A.A. committee member.Cost is €50.00 per person or family.
Congratulations to Ciara Casey,Clonmee,who qualified for the All-
There will be an E.G.M. of the Cashel Club,in the Clubhouse,this Saturday evening, the 26th of January ,at 8.45.pm.This is a very important meeting,and anybody concerned about the future direction of the Club,please attend.
DO THIS IN MEMORY
The First Communion children and their parents participate in the liturgy this Sunday the 27th of January,the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
The Junior Choir will hold a practice,in the Church,this Saturday the 26th of January from 5.00p.m. to 6.00 p.m. in preparation for 'Do This in Memory.
Congratulations to both Michael Donlon,(Derryshannogue) and his wife Caroline,Maynooth,on the birth of their baby boy recently.