Notes 26/11/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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WELL DONE
Well done to the Cashel Senior Team who defeated Granard last Saturday evening in the Michael Moran Cup Final!  A good end to a great year!!  Thanks to all who came out on a bitterly cold evening to support once more!

MINOR CLUB MEETING
A very important meeting of the local minor GAA club takes place on Wednesday 5th December at 9pm in the Clubhouse. Anyone with any interest in the future development of underage Gaelic football in the parish is urged to come along.  Anyone with ideas or suggestions on how to move the club forward  is welcome. We would especially welcome parents of national school children, who have shown an interest in Gaelic games, to come along and get involved.  The success of our senior club is dependent on a steady supply of good footballers, and this can only be achieved if everyone plays their part and lends a hand, in the coaching of our young people.  So please come along on Wednesdays 5th December at 9pm.

ENGAGEMENT CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Michael Casey, Drumnee, and Breda Carley on their recent engagement.  We wish them luck as they plan their married life together.

CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Christmas cards sponsored by the Tidy Towns are now on sale in LK’s Shop and other outlets in the area for €1.00 euro each.  It is a beautiful winter scene of the village by Artist John Nankivell. It was John who did the lovely drawing of the village so highly praised by the Tidy Towns judges each year.

CAIRDE COMHRA
A meeting will be held this Thursday night at 8.00pm in "The Hill". All are welcome!

NEWTOWNCASHEL TODDLER GROUP
Newtowncashel Toddler Group meets in “The Hill” every Tuesday morning from 9.45am – 12.00 noon.  All welcome!  See you there!

NEWTOWNCASHEL PARISH WEBSITE
The Newtowncashel Parish Website and Newtowncashel Facebook page are up and running, with lots of news, information and photos about all things concerning Newtowncashel.  Please do log on to them and pass the details to family and friends abroad to keep updated with news about the parish as it happens: www.newtowncashel.ie and https://www.facebook.com/Newtowncashel.

SET DANCING
Set Dancing classes continues in the Lifebelt Bar, Ballyleague, on Tuesday evenings at 8.00 p.m. Why not come along to the classes for a great evening’s fun.

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.

TEENAGE MASS
The next choir practice in preparation for the Teen Mass on December 9th will be held in the Church on Saturday next, December 1st, from 6.15 – 7.30pm.  An enthusiastic attendance is anticipated. Anyone who plays an instrument is asked to bring it along.
The group will also hold a cake sale in aid of Teen Suicide Awareness on December 15th/16th.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

SENIOR CHOIR
The senior choir holds its next practice in the Church on Friday November 30th at 8.30pm.

JUNIOR CHOIR
Junior Choir rehearsals for Christmas continue each Saturday from 5.00 – 6.00pm in the Church.  All who wish to be involved in the Children’s Mass on Christmas Day are asked to come along.  Nobody is too young, too old, or too late to join in!  Christmas Day roles will be allocated on Saturday next so please come along!

NEWTOWNCASHEL CHRISTMAS CARDS
New on the market this year is a Christmas card featuring a panorama of the Village in Winter.  Inserts highlight significant buildings and locations.  Produced by Declan Gilmore, dgphotograpth.ie, they are now on sale in L&K Shop for €1.00 each.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society holds its monthly meeting in "The Hill" on Tuesday November 27th at 8.00pm. New members are welcome. http://www.stjosephsyoungpreistssociety.com

MASS IN ST JOSEPH’S CARE CENTRE
Mass will be celebrated in St Joseph’s Care Centre Chapel on Wednesday November 28th at 7.00pm for all who died at St Joseph’s during the past year, deceased staff member, deceased relatives of staff and all whose removals took place from the chapel during that time.  All are welcome, particularly family and friends of the deceased.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet in "The Hill" on Wednesday December 5th at 8.30pm.  The meeting will facilitate the distribution of Collection Envelopes for 2013.

PARKING AT THE CHURCH
Drivers are requested not to obstruct access to the parking areas at the Church transepts.  In particular, cars parked on neither side of the church tower cause considerable inconvenience to people who are unable to negotiate the steps at the main door.  These people need easy and immediate access to the side doors.

THANK YOU
The Coffee Day recently hosted by the Newtowncashel ICA in aid of Suicide or Survive raised €440.00.  Guild members thank those who supported so generously.  The proceeds will be spent in County Longford on the provision of mental health services.

CONCERN CHRISTMAS FAST
The annual fast and church gate collection takes place this weekend 1st and 2nd of December. All the proceeds go towards famine relief in Africa and once again your support would be very much appreciated and will be conducted from the hill.

ANNUAL MS 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 22nd year. As a result of this event approximately €160,000 has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome, walkers start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, finish at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. Further details and sponsorship cards are available from Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); L & K's Village Shop in Newtowncashel or O’Brien’s Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause. Longford MS has come to depend on this event over the past 21 years and would like to extend their appreciation for the effort given.


COUNTY LONGFORD RURAL TRANSPORT.
There are a number of spaces available on some of the services, so 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”.

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE
Longford kids called to ‘Doodle 4 Google’ - Children across Longford are once again being challenged to get doodling for this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition.
This year, Google is hoping to inspire the next generation of great Irish inventors with the theme “My Invention”. The winning doodle will be seen by millions of Internet users when it appears on the Google Ireland homepage Google.ie for a day in April 2013.
The winning student will receive a scholarship of €5,000 to go towards their college studies, while the winning teacher and student will also receive a Chromebook laptop each and their school will receive a €10,000 technology grant. The deadline for entries is December 10th 2012. For more information on the competition visit www.google.ie/doodle4google.


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