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There will be a Motor Neurone Fundraiser in The Pier Rakish Paddy,on Saturday the 17th of March-St.Patrick's night. Music by local bock band.....Reprisal, at 9.00 p.m. followed by the  main act,Ireland's greatest AC/DC tribute band.....IE/DC at 10.00 p.m. Free Car Parking..Bus Service available.  Special Door Prize. Tickets €10.00.. Please support..A great night's entertainment is assured.

The re-scheduled Confirmation in Cashel,now takes place on Friday the 23rd of March in The Church of The Blessed Virgin Newtowncashel at 12.00 noon.

We extend congratulations to Brendan Bannon,Ballinahinch,on winning the first prize of a Renault Dynamique ,in the G.A.A. National Club Draw recently.Brendan is a specially deserving winner,as he is a true stalwart of the G.A.A. locally,down thriughout the years.

The following are the results of the Cashel GAA Lotto which was held last Sunday night the 11th of March . . Numbers drawn,were 4,7,14 and 19.
No Jackpot winner.
€30,€5 Envelopes  Elaine Donnelly.
€30 John Farrell,Derrylough.
€20 each to Ailbhe Costello and Jack Sweeney.
Next week's draw will be held in Leavy's ,, and the team on duty are Anthony Melia,Tommy Egan  and Ger Dennigan. .; .The Jackpot is €6200.

The Cashel Drama group will be celebrating 100 years of Drama this year.
St Patrick’s night 1918 a group came together to put on a play in the newly built Thomas Ashe Hall.
Their names were Bannon, Gilmore, Farrell, Caslin, Skelly, McGrath, Fallon and Kelly are names still associated with drama today in Cashel.
Year after year a play was performed and sometimes two. The inspiration of the group was Jimmy Bannon right through the war years to the end of the fifties.
Then Jimmy Bannon went to Dublin and many of them retired.
Dan Caslin stayed on to help a new group led by Bernie Moughty and with names like Bannon, Killian and Costello they kept the flag flying until the end of the seventies.
Since the early eighties the present group has brought delightful performances for the last 34 years.
This is a wonderful record in the county and even the country for an amateur group.
To celebrate this 100 years Newtowncashel Drama Group are putting on “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”. They have waited three years to get permission to produce this prize winning play which won honours for the author Martin McDonagh around the world.
It will be seen by the Cashel audience at the end of November.

Fibre Technology will be laid along these routes by the end of 2018 and delivered to 200 homes/businesses marked on the map. For approximately 90-95% of these premises fibre will be delivered directly into the home enabling speeds of up to 1000Mb/s (1Gb/s), with 5-10% of premises served with superfast broadband of up to 100Mb/s.
Further information can be found on
The map can be viewed on

Dance Classes starting this Monday the 19th of February in The Hill.
For more info contact Rebecca on 087 6952295 or on Facebook page Sizzle-Dance

First Confession; Thursday March the 1st at 7 p.m.
First Holy Communion; Sunday May the 13th 2018 at 12 Noon Mass.

The latest edition of Jude Flynn's 'Fireside Tales' is now on sale. Included is a very interesting article and interview with Mrs.Casserly from the former Newtowncashel P.O.

The Irish Cancer Society operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

Newtowncashel Tae Kwon Do Club every Friday night in The Hill. Qualified Master Instructor.- 8th Dan Black Belt.  Classes,Children 7-8 pm / Adults 8/9 pm.

Macra are looking for young people to join a new Macra club. Macra is a non profit organisation for young people 17-35,it has 6 key activities such as Agriculture,Sports,Performing Arts,Travel,Public Speaking and Community Involvoment. You dont need to be a farmer to join.
Contact can be made by contacting Diarmaid on 086 8612750 or by contacting the Longford Macra na Feirme facebook page.

Free House Insulation service available. Check out the poster for eligibility criteria. Contact Terence on 086 3192721 for more information.

The Longford VTOS programme is now recruiting. It offers full time business and computer training free of charge.
To qualify you must be over 21 and in receipt of a social welfare payment.
If you are interested contact Maeve Madden,VTOS Co-ordinator at 087 2050589.

Good2Talk is a non profit organisation with charitable status. We offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and teenagers on a contribution basis. No more than €25, regardless of you income, you can access an effective professional counsellor within 72 hours of contacting our service. We help clients overcome low mood, panic, worry, depression, low self esteem, addiction, bereavement, anger and trauma.
We are located on 2 Keons Terrace, Longford and our contact number is 043 3347477

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