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Notes 24/12/2012

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS
We welcome home all who have returned to Newtowncashel for the Christmas period.  We wish a very Happy Christmas to all the readers of the Notes and we hope you enjoy a peaceful and safe Christmas.

SCHOOL CONCERT
The School Concert was enjoyed by full houses in “The Hill” on Wednesday night and Thursday night.  Much new talent blossomed in the opportunity.  Well done to the staff, pupils, and the many others who ensured the success of the concert.

SEVERE WEATHER ADVICE
Longford County Council have provided advice leaflets for sever weather events.  Copies are available in the porches.  Please take one.  
The Council is seeking to compile a register of vulnerable persons and the means by which they can be contacted.    In some instances the contact details may be those of relatives or carers.   Contact: Declan Kilcline, Chief Fire Officer or Marie Lough, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Longford Fire & Rescue Service, ' 043 334 3297, dkilcline@longfordcoco.ie,   mlough@longfordcoco.ie.

CAKE SALE
The Teen Cake Sale last weekend was a great success realising €860.00 for Aware.  Well done to the young people and their mentors and thanks to all who supported the venture so generously

CASHEL G.A.A.
The Cashel G.A.A. A.G.M.,has been postponed until Saturday the 5th of January 2013. Thanks to Mick Casey,for his hard work over the past year,who stepped down as Chairman,at the weekend.

CO LONGFORD VEC
Adult Education.  Persons who wish to improve their reading, writing, spelling and mathematics skills may avail of one-to-one classes, commencing early in the New Year.  Contact: Catherine Flynn, The Adult Learning Centre, Main Street, Ballymahon, ' 090 643 8009 Email : alcballymahon1@eircom.net.

CASHEL GAA LOTTO
Cashel GAA’s Lotto still stands at €10,000.  There are weekly, monthly and yearly options to play your numbers.  You’ve got to be in it to win it.  Don’t forget to play your numbers every week.

NEWTOWNCASHEL TODDLER GROUP
Newtowncashel Toddler Group will take a break over Christmas and will resume on Tuesday January 8th, from 9.45am – 12.00 noon.  See you there!

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR 2013
Offertory Collection Envelopes for 2013 are currently being distributed by members of the Parish Pastoral Council.  Thanks to all who help in this process.  Anyone who has been omitted but wishes to receive envelopes should contact the Parochial House.

NEWTOWNCASHEL DRAMA GROUP
Rehearsals for this season’s production, “Callaghan’s Place” by John McDwyer, are well under way.  Performances are scheduled for Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of February 2013 in "The Hill". The group invite all to enjoy three entertaining evenings, delivered in the fine tradition of amateur drama.

SKILLS COURSE
A course in Traditional Skills and the Conservation of Masonry commences in January, 2013, at the EDI Centre Longford.  This full time course will run for 40weeks and is aimed at people who are interested in conservation, extending their craft and attaining a new skill.  Application forms are available from The EDI Centre, 11A2 Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford, (043) 334 2480, email ursula@edilongford.ie.  The closing date for applications is Friday December 21st.

SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Social Dance Classes continue in the Longford Arms Hotel on Thursdays at 8.00pm – jive, waltz, quickstep and foxtrot. €10.00 per class. Contact Padraig Munroe (087) 181 2248.

COUNTY LONGFORD RURAL TRANSPORT.
Longford Community Resources Ltd (LCRL) manages and administer the Rural Transport Programme, which covers the rural regions of County Longford.
Spaces are still available for this “door to door” service in your area, please contact your Local Provider or to Seamus (Co-ordinator) at 043-3345555.  All Age-Groups welcome!  We would encourage people from that area to avail of the services to keep it activated in that region. The Services are Flexible and Demand Responsive. “If you don’t use it – you lose it”. Fares are: Single €3. Return €5. ALL Age Groups are welcome to travel and the Free Travel Pass is accepted.
Once weekly O/W Service No.13&13A (Tuesday & Saturday) to LONGFORD is provided by Bernie Hackett: 087-2502186.
Once weekly O/W Service No.19 (Friday) to LANESBORO, provided by Farrelly’s Coaches: 043-3322222.
Once fortnightly O/F Service (No.17) (FRIDAY) to BALLYMAHON is provided by Anthony O’Haire: 087-9004876. This route comes from Portnaure-Pollagh-Newtowncashel direction into Ballymahon, BUT can deviate, to facilitate any passenger who wish to travel to Ballymahon for shopping or on business (Banking etc).  Note: The Once fortnightly O/F Service No.17  to Ballymahon on Friday has spaces available and does need support and a greater uptake. The Service is “Flexible” and “Demand Responsive”.
Many thanks to all the passengers and stakeholders who have supported, and indeed campaigned for the continuation of the Programme throughout the year.
ALL routes for 2012 will be completed by Saturday 29th  December. Services for 2013 will  resume on Wednesday 2nd January.
Longford Community Resources would like to wish All Passengers and everyone who supports the Rural Transport Programme, “A Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Good Wishes for the New Year”.

DATES FOR YOUR 2013 CALENDAR
First Confessions on Thursday March 7th 2013.
First Holy Communion on Sunday May 19th at 12.00 noon.




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