ART EXHIBITTION AND AUCTION
People throughout the County of Longford and further afield were shocked and saddened at the wanton destruction of the bird sculptures in the village of Newtowncashel. So much so that Ballymahon Tidy Towns taskforce are organising an Art Auction in Ballymahon to ensure that the bird sculptures will be replaced. Many of the other Tidy Towns committees in the county are supporting this worthy cause as well. This is a show of solidarity that any type of vandalism can never destroy a thing of beauty.
Artists and painting groups are donating a piece of art for this auction. This is a wonderful gesture by the public outside of this parish. We hope many people will come and support this worthy cause and bring home a piece of art in memory of the occasion.
Viewing of the exhibition will be available from Wednesday the 27th. It will take place in Cooney’s Hotel in Ballymahon on Friday night the 29th of November at 9:00pm. The auctioneer on the night will be Deputy Luke “Ming” Flanagan TD
CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
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-
IT’S PANTO TIME AGAIN…oh no it isn’t...oh yes it is!!! Students from Ballymahon Vocational School are getting ready to take on the Dickens classic “Scrooge; A Christmas Carol”. Why not join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future in a show that will provide much interaction with the audience. So get ready to embark on a pantomime experience like no other! Ballymahon Vocational School has a strong and rich history in pantomime and drama, dating back over the years, and patrons can be assured of a show full of drama, comedy and dance, with a few surprises each night!!! The show will hit the stage in the Vocational School on December 4th, 5th and 6th. Doors open at 7.30pm and the show will start at 8.00pm. Adults €10.00. Children/Students/OAPs €5.00. Prizes galore each night! Book your ticket at (090) 643 2211. Students from BVS would really appreciate your support!
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.
Lough Ree Theatre Company perform ' A Wake in The West',a three Act comedy by Michael Ginnelly,in Ballyleague Hall on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December.Curtain at 8.30 p.m. sharp.Due to a bereavement the show has been rescheduled but tickets already purchased remain valid.Proceeds in aid of St.Faithleach's G.A.A. Club.Tickets are available from the Club and various local outlets.Adult admission €10.00.Children's tickets on the door.
CONCERN CHRISTMAS FAST
Concern Christmas Fast and Church Gate Collection takes place on December 7th and 8th. Once again your support would be appreciated as Concern need it now more than ever due to the recent disaster in the Philippines . We would appreciate any voluntary help and you can contact Sean Casey on 087 9759204 if you would like to help out as this is a very worthy cause.
The death occured of Tom Casey,Wexford and formerly Lisnagan on Monday the 18th of November last.To all his relatives and friends ,we offer our deepest sympathy.May his Soul Rest in Peace.
There will be a Community Games meeting this Wednesday night the 27th of November at 8.00 p.m. in The G.A.A. Clubhouse.New members are most welcome.Registration is still going on for community games and anyone interested to contact Christy Hopkins on 086 8399057or John Kenny on 087 0507686 to get the relevant forms forms.
Registration is €2 per child.
We need more children registered especially if we are going to enter any Team events.
Also draught training will commence soon and anyone interested both boys and girls at U10,U12 and U14 level to start practicing.
Hopefully we will get some sessions in before Christmas .
Junior Choir Rehersals for Christmas will start next Sunday morning December the 1st after 10.30 a.m. Mass.All who would like to participate in the Christmas morning Children's Mass are invited to come along.
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet in The Hill this Wednesday the 27th of November at 8.00 p.m. In addition to a full agenda,the meeting will facilitate the distribution of Collection Envelopes for 2104.