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NEWTOWNCASHEL LOCAL NOTES THE 18TH DECEMBER 2017


CHRISTMAS DAY RUN
The Annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is now in it's 26th year. Over the years it has raised much needed funds for Longford MS and last year over 140 walkers and runners took part. We are again asking for your continued support this year and hopefully we'll be able to further increase the number of participants and sponsorship for what is a very worthy cause. Sponsorship cards are available in the Local or O'Briens in Lanesborough or for further details please contact Michael Flood (Tel: 086-0880855).

SANTA IN VILLAGE
Last Sunday the 17th of December, saw a lot of Festive activity in the village of Newtowncashel..From 1p.m. until 3p.m.,the St Mary's National School Parents Association,held The School Disco, which was enjoyed by many children and indeed parents alike,
Then at 3.30 p.m.,Santa arrived at The Local,where a lot of fun and entertainment was had.
Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a memorable day for the children of the parish.

FIRE LIGHTERS
The Tidy Towns would welcome any newspapers (no magazines) to their collection bin at the Tom Ashe hall in the village.
The papers are being used to make fire lighting blocks.
If anyone needs further information please contact Jack Farrell on 043 33 25121 or
086 8865424.
The experts say the ideal time to make these fire blocks is early spring and leave them in an open shed where the wind can dry them.
One block per day lights a fire.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
First Confession; Thursday March the 1st at 7 p.m.
First Holy Communion; Sunday May the 13th 2018 at 12 Noon Mass.
Enrolment for First Holy Communion; Sunday October the 1st at 10.30 a.m.  Mass.
Enrolment for Confirmation; Sunday October the 15th at 10.30 a.m. Mass

MASS TIMES
The following are the Mass times,over the Christmas period,in Cashel;
Saturday 23rd of December; 8.00 p.m.
Sunday the 24th of December(Christmas Eve) 10.30 a.m. and Midnight Mass, 8.00 p.m.
Monday the 25th of December,(Christmas Day) 10.30 a.m. No evening Mass.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION
St Mary's National School Parents Association,wish to thank all those who both helped and supported the School Disco,last Sunday the 17th of December,in The Hill. A wonderful time was had by all,and the Committee,wish to extend a Happy and Peaceful Christmas,to all the people and families of the parish of Newtowncashel.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MAN
The Fruit and Vegetable Man,who has a van/stand, in Lanesboro every Thursday,wishes to inform all his Cashel customers,that he will be there this Thursday the 21st ,and also Saturday the 23rd of December.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS,
At this time of year we wish to extend Season's Greetings,and a Happy Christmas to all from Cashel,both at home and abroad.We thank you all for your assistance with the Local Notes,and also ask that you may keep a look out for your neighbors, OR anyone that may be lonely,or  need help or assistance,,especially at this time of year. Thank you all,John Kenny.

DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP
Cashel Defibrillator Group,will commence training in the coming weeks.We invite you all to avail of the opportunity to train in CPR and the use of the Defibrillator. Please contact Geraldine at 086 8566608,if you are interested in training.

TAE KWON DO CLUB
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
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.

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

LONGFORD VTOS
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
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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