Notes 31/03/2014 - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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Notes 31/03/2014

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A large quantity of vehicle tyres was found dumped near the south County Longford town of Ballymahon last week.
The incident occurred at the entrance to a recently-harvested Coillte forest at Derrynagolia.

“It looks like there’s around 250-to-300 tyres,” said local County Councillor Sean Farrell. “I’m flabbergasted. Someone tipped a lorry-load of tyres and just drove off - it’s outrageous.”
Cllr Farrell went on to say that the scale of the illegal dump has led him to believe the culprits are connected to the motor industry.
“Rogue tyre merchants and car scrappers would be the prime suspects,” he claimed. “It was a pre-meditated , determined effort to avoid paying the levy on the disposal of tyres.
“It’s unfair competition for legitimate garages.”
He added that he had alerted the relevant County Council staff: “The Council are aware and I’ve been in contact with the Environmental Officer, Gary Brady. They’re dealing with these things on a regular basis.”
Describing the area where the tyres were discovered, Cllr Farrell said that, “It’s a scenic road; a cul-de-sac which leads down to Lough Ree.
“The local community had only recently cleaned-up road verges in the area.”
Explaining how the situation will be dealt with, the Newtowncashel-based councillor admitted that, “The County Council will have to pay the bill. Everytime something like this happens, funds end up having to be diverted from community projects, so it’s really the community who ends up paying.”

Some spaces are still available on the Longford Accord pre-marriage courses, 12th and 15th May, 13th and 14th June. For further information, contact Accord, Longford, 043 334 7222 or book on-line

Accord also provides a professional counselling service for cou-ples experiencing difficulties in their marriage or relationship. It affords a safe place in which to explore difficulties in a confidential, respectful and non-judgemental atmos-phere. Contact Accord, Longford, 043 334 7222.

Newtowncashel Guild I.C.A. will hold it’ A.G.M. in “The Hill” on Tue day 1 t, at 8.00 p.m. All members are requested to attend. Congratulations to Maureen Donlon, Gabrielle Flanagan and Catherine Gallagher who were presented with twenty-year mem-bership awards by National President, Liz Wall, in Newcastle House, on 20th March.

The Junior Choir will rehearse in the Church this Saturday the 5th of April from 6.00 p.m to 7.00 p.m ,in preperation for the 'Do This in Memory' on Holy Thursday,and the Children's Mass on Easter Sunday.Please note the change of time.

Newtowncashel Defibrillator Group continues training this wednesday the 2nd of April,at 8.00 p.m. in the G.A.A. Clubhouse,for beginners and for those wishing to renew their certification.Participants are asked to contact Mairead Farrell at 086 856 6608,or Geraldine Greene at 087 619 0134

The Annual Docesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 27th of May to 1st June...five nights.Fully inclusive price is €699.00.Flights are from Knock.Please contact Joe Walsh Tours,143 Lower Baggot Street,Dublin 2,Tel;01 241 0811.or 01 241 0812.Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev.Michael Scanlon P.P. Cloughan,Birr,Co Offaly. Telephone,09064 57122.The organisers requests the names of the sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. Names should be submitted as soon as possible, to, Elizabeth Clyne at 043 33 25156.

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