Parish Notes - Newtowncashel - Co. Longford

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We welcome the new parish Council; Liz Clyne,Patricia Farrell,Brid Sweeney,John Flood,Brid Gilmore,Ambrose Murtagh,Yvonne Kenny,Gerry Farrell,Teresa Costello,Charmaine O' Shea,David Hanley, and Kathleen Clarke.  Best Wishes to all ..

The Tidy Towns Committee in conjunction with St.Mary's National School started a vegetable garden last year at the School,which was a great success. They are looking for three parents to volunteer to teach the children how to plant it and maintain it..Please contact Mick Casey at 086 8289811.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Pauline Hynes (nee Mulvihill) Ballindreen,Galway and formerly of Newtowncashel who died last week.May her Soul Rest in Peace.

A CPR and Defibrillator Training Course,will continue in the coming weeks.If you wish to give your name,please contact Mairead on 086 8566608.

Lotto draw for Sunday the 10th of February.
No's drawn 4,17,23 and 24.
No jackpot winner.
€30 €5 envelopes.. Louis Rhatigan  . €30 Declan Gilmore ...  €20 each to Nula Rollins and Eamonn Skelly.
Next week's draw is in The Pier.
The jackpot is € 11,000
Team on duty is Peter Murtagh and Ger Farrell.

There is a community employment scheme vacancy available in the prize winning village of Newtowncashel.
Anyone who is is interested please contact Tony Moran  between 9:00am and 1:00pm on 086 8146363 Monday to Friday.

FREE IT Training
in  your local community or at EDI Centre.
The Digital Skills course will be commencing again shortly.
Maximum of 10 participants per class so register your interested early as places fill up fast
Remember this course is free.
Please contact Anne on 043 3347515

Pilates classes in the HILL NEWTOWNCASHEL every Thursday night at 8:.30. €60 for 6 weeks or €12 pay as you go. New members welcome.  

Bake Sale:
Rathcline Ladies GAA Club will be having hosting a Bake Sale on Saturday, 23 February at 8.00pm and Sunday, 24 February at 10.30am at The Hill in Newtowncashel to raise much needed funds for the club.  Your support for this much needed event would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday 7th February, Teresa and Sean Farrell; Ballagh.
Friday 8th February. Bernie and Michael Farrell;
Friday ,15th February;Yvonne and John Kenny,Derrydarragh.
Thursday 21st February;Breda and Eamonn Murphy;Cross/Claris.
Friday 22nd February,Anna and Jimmy Costello,Cleraune.
Friday 1st March.;Betty Whitton;Forthill.
Thursday 7th March.Martin and Gaye Skelly;Carrowbeg.
Friday 8th March;Bridget Hopkins;Drumnee.
Friday 15th March,Maura and Ray Brehon;Portanure.

Fibre Technology has been laid along these routes at the end of 2018 and is now live 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

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.

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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