Notes 31/01/2012 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Newtowncashel Drama Group, now only one week from the opening night of "Stella by Starlight" written by Bernard J Farrell, are hard at work with dress rehearsals and putting the finishing touches to the stage. The Hill is transformed into a country house in the Wicklow Mountains and our actors bring the characters alive. With much amusement we watch Paul and Geraldine visit from the city with their schemes and secrets to disturb Dermot and Stella’s feigned idyll. What will they get up to? With hilarious consequences Bernard Farrell’s talented writing exposes the absurd tactics of the social climber. Please join us for another dramatic treat, opening night is Friday 10th February, and runs Saturday and Sunday night and the following Friday 17th. Admission strictly by ticket only to prevent overcrowding and cramped seating, to be booked in advance. Please ring Kevin on 0862521536.

Well done to our U12 Draughts team who defeated Granard, Ardagh and Longford South on their way to the Longford final. Sadly they lost out by one point to a very strong Killoe team in the Park House Hotel on Sunday evening. The team members were Emma Casey, Eoin Mulvihill, Brian Kelly, Luke Mulvihill ,David Sweeney, Dominic Jeffrey  and Harry Murray. Thanks to the team mentors Ingolf Schmitt and John Mulvihill. Thanks also to the G.A.A for use of their facilities in practice sessions.

Congratulations to Trish and John Hopkins on the birth of their new baby girl at the weekend!

Beidh an chéad chruinniú eile den ár nGrúpa Gaeilge ar siúl ar an oíche Déardaoin ag leath uair tar éis a hocht sa “Hill”.  Is bealach iontach a athbheochan do theanga na Gaeilge. Fáilte roimh bhaill nua. The next meeting of our Gaeilge Group will take place on this Thursday night at half past eight in the Hill.  This is a great way to revive your Irish language. New members welcome.

Southern Gaels minor club wish to thank everyone who helped with their very successful presentation night recently, when Sam Maguire and Kevin Nolan came to Cashel.  A DVD of the night and all photos are available from Declan Gilmore at 086 8342935, and we thank Declan for his services.  Also thanks to Laura and Karl Dermody for sponsoring goodies for all children on the night, to Kevin Casey for the lighting and sound, to the Drama group for the stage setup, to Anna Costello for preparing and cleaning the hall, and to all the ladies who ensured nobody went hungry on the night. Also thanks to everyone who sponsored and supported our raffle. Let’s hope 2012 brings as much success. Registration Day for 2012 takes place next Sunday 5th Feb. at 12 noon in Cashel clubhouse. All children who wish to play Gaelic football in the coming year must be registered. Registration fee is €10 per child or €20 per family.

A meeting of the Hall Committee will be held in “The Hill” on Tuesday January 31st at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend, please.

The monthly Tidy Towns meeting takes place in “The Hill” on Wednesday February 1st at 8.00pm.  Those attending are asked to note the earlier time.

Enrolment now open for September 2012. We offer the ECCE Scheme (free pre-school year), the CETS Scheme (VEC/FAS Trainees), Afterschool and Childminding. Early booking is advisable as places are limited. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on 086 3175753 / 043 3325889 or

New flower shop and gift shop in Lanesboro on Friday February 3rd, Feel free to come along to the opening of Buds to Blooms and join in our wine and cheese meet and greet. All valentines orders can be taken and delivery is free, so come along for all your bedding plants ,shrubs baskets grave wreaths and of course our lovely fresh flowers.  Prices won’t be beaten !!!

Best of luck to Lena Duncan with her new business venture, Buds to Blooms, opening in Lanesboro on Friday February 3rd.  All are welcome.

An Open Day for all incoming 6th class students from the catchment area will take place on February 9th.  An Open Night and Enrolment will take place from 7.00pm – 10.00pm in the school on the February 9th also.  Enrolment will also take place in the school on Saturday February 11th from 10.00am to 12.00noon, in the school Assembly Hall.  Contact the school at (090) 643 2211 or mobile (087) 979 3913.

Enrolment takes place on Tuesday January 31st 2012 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.  All 6th class students will be brought to an open morning in the school earlier that day.

Our next meeting takes place on Monday February 6th at 8.30pm in the Lough Ree Co-Op.  All are welcome.  For further details contact Mick Casey (086) 828 9812 or Eileen Burke (086) 383 7011.

There will be an organised cycle on Sunday morning at 9.00am.  Everyone is Welcome and we will cater for all, both ladies and gentlemen.  Please be at Fallon’s  at 8.45am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 9.00pm.  Thanks to those who give their time to quiet prayer.  Others are invited to join them.

Recitation of the Rosary takes place on Fridays at 7.30 p.m.

An hour of prayerful reflection on the Eucharist will take place in “The Hill”  on Thursday February 2nd, at 8.00pm.  In this year of the Eucharistic Congress we seek to deepen our understanding of the gift of Jesus, the Bread of Life.  All are welcome.

The last session of the pre-Confirmation programme take place in “The Hill” on Friday, February 3rd, at 8.00pm.

First Confession, Thursday March 8th, 7.00pm
Confirmation, Tuesday March 20th
First Holy Communion, Sunday May 13th, 12.00 noon.

Temperance Sunday falls on February 19th.  Children from Fifth Class are invited to become Young Pioneers.  Pioneers who are eligible for Silver or Gold emblems (pins) are asked to contact any member of the Cashel Pioneer Council as soon as possible.  Likewise, young people who wish to advance to the next stage of membership.

The Spring Station Masses will be celebrated from February 1st to 29th.  Householders who are to host the Stations are as follows –
LOUGHAWN AND DERMEANA, Wednesday February 1st, at the home of Laura and Karl Dermody;
TIPPER AND CURROOLE, Friday February 3rd, at the home of Bernadette and Michael Farrell;
CARROWBEG AND LEAB, Friday February 10th, at the home of Michelle and Oliver Donnelly;
DRUMNEE AND SAINTS’ ISLAND, Monday February 13th, at the home of Pauline and J.P. Casey;
LISMAGAWLEY AND CLERAUN, Thursday February 16th, at the home of Rose Brennan;
DERRYDARRAGH AND COLLUM, Friday February 17th, at the home of Mary and Gerry Skelly;
CROSS AND CLARAS, Monday February 20th, at the home of Margaret and Brian Mulvihill;
POLLAGH, Tuesday February 21st, at the home of Anne Healy;
FORTHILL, Thursday February 23rd, at the home of Barbara and Liam Martin;
BALLAGH AND CARRODGER, Friday February 24th, at the home of Elaine and Thomas Donnelly;
DERRYMACAR, DERRINDIFF AND DERRYCOLUMB, Monday February 27th, at the home of Nancy Parker;
ELFEET AND LOUGHFARM, Tuesday February 28th, at the home of Nuala and Cyril Rollins;
PORTANURE, Wednesday February 29th, at the home of Maura Skelly and Rory Brehon.
Confessions at 7.45pm, Mass at 8.00pm.

We offer our sincere sympathy to the family, neighbours and friends of Sean Hyland, Augharanna, Lanesboro, who died recently on January 14th.  May his soul rest in peace. We also offer our sympathy to the family, friends and former parishioners of Fr James O’Beirne, retired Parish Priest of Moate who died recently.  He ministered in Ballymahon, 1955 – 1959, in Lanesboro, 1959 – 1961, and in Longford, 1961 – 1970.  May he rest in peace.

This term your local Glee Club is having an X-Factor inspired 10 weeks!  If your child is interested in singing, dancing or drama and/or could use a confidence boost, call Lisa Fox on (087) 761 9605 for information on your nearest club.  Please give Lisa a call/text if you are interested in bringing Glee Club back to Newtowncashel.

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