Notes 23/12/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Notes 23/12/2013

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We wish a Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all the people of Cashel,both at home and abroad and we thank you for your help in keeping the Local Notes published every week.
We also welcome home all those who hae come back to Cashel to join family and friends for Christmas and we think of those who have been unable to make the trip.

We extend our congratulations to both Niamh Brennan and Martin Tolan,who were married on Tuesday the 10th of December last.

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.

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.
As a
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: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); Kenny's Foodstore in Newtowncashel or O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. Walkers will start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, the finish is then at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause.

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.

Dont forget to chexk out the Peer Inn,Lisnacusha for great Festive entertainment.The following is some of the events over the Christmas period;
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!!

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