Notes 24/06/2013 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Well done to David Sweeney on winning the Mountain Bike in the cycle from Killashee to Cashel in aid of the Minor Club.  Thanks to everyone who helped on the day, to all who took part in the cycle and to everyone who sponsored the cyclists.  Thanks to our sponsors for the bicycle and the drinks – Cooney Eng, Ballymahon; Liam Farrell Eng, Clondra; Peter Hanley Motors, Newtowncashel and Ballymahon; The Chestnut Tree, Killashee; Kenny’s Country Store, Newtowncashel; Magan’s, Killashee; The Peer Inn, Lisnacusha; The Richmond Inn.  A great day was had by all, young and not so young!

A Choir practise will be held in the Sylvia Dawson Hall on Wednesday June 26th.  The choir have been invited to take part in a Choral Performance in Longford this Saturday evening, June 29th, as part of Longford Arts Festival.

Cairde Beag Open Day is on Thursday 27th June from 9.30 to 12.30. Anyone who has their child enrolled or who would still like to enrol their child for September '13 are welcome. Bouncing Castle, outdoor play area, light refreshments on the day! Any queries please contact Sile on 086 3175753 or at

Sportszone sports camp takes place in Ballymahon Vocational School from the 1st to the 5th of July. The price is €40 for the first child. For further details contact Conan Casey on (086) 401 9114.

The Annual Parish Barbeque takes place on the Bank Holiday Sunday, the 4th of August, at 5p.m. at the Quarry Park once again.  This event was a great success last year, and should be even much better this year. There will be entertainment for all. General Admission is €10.00, Students €5.00 and Children Under -12 are admitted for free. There will be a raffle on the night for numerous prizes and there will also be a children's play area. So do please come along, for what should be a great evening out for everyone.

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

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.

Longford Youth Service holds a Summer Camp for 10-18 year olds in "The Hill" from Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 9th.  Price per child €15.  Places are limited so early booking is advised. For information and booking, telephone (043) 334 0907.

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!

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 September 1st.  Proceeds are in aid of St Christopher’s, Newtowncashel Tidy Towns and Cashel GAA Club.
The Festival is in Newtowncashel on Sunday September 1st. Proceeds in aid of St Christopher’s Newtowncashel Tidy Towns and Cashel GAA Club.

The Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule Pioneer Association host a tour this 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 leave 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.

The Irish Cancer Society gratefully acknowledges €480.00, proceeds of the recent church gate collection in Newtowncashel. The Society thanks the organisers, collectors and contributors.

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.  

The Dog Warden will be in the area in the coming weeks inspecting dog licences.  All dog owners are asked to ensure that they have the necessary paperwork in order!

St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society holds its monthly meeting in "The Hill" on Tuesday June 25th at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.

The Parish Pastoral Council will meet in "The Hill" on Tuesday June 25th at 8.30pm.  All members are requested to attend please.

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