Tang notes



Corr: Berny Quinn. Tel: 087 7690885. Email: bernyquinn@eircom.net

Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday in Shrule will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm


Congratulations to Michael Galvin and Selina O’Neill on the birth of their baby girl, Ruby. We wish Ruby and her parents health and happiness.

CE Scheme

A vacancy exists on the local CE scheme for a worker at Tang. If you are eligible to apply contact the local CE office on 090 6432799 or see advert on the FAS website under Longford.

Tang GAA Club Lotto

Jackpot €3,850. Results June 23 2014: No’s 1, 9, 12, 17. 4 Draws €25: Evelyn Salmon (S: Mervyn English) Padraig Coughlan (S: Frank Donoghue) Brendan Owens (S: Finn’s Innyside Service Station) Laura Donoghue (S: Frank Donoghue).

Next Lotto: Monday, June 30. Venue: “Hill” Carrickboy.

“Progressive 25”

Fridays at 9.15pm sharp in Tang Community Centre. Results – Friday, June 20, 2014: 1st: Liz and Niall, second: Margaret and Mary. Tables: (1) Joe and Pat. Nancy & Mike. Raffle: (1) Mary Flanagan, (2) Pat Rock, (3) Liam Brown. Next Jackpot: €100 on 14 games - Friday, June 27. Cards start at 9pm sharp

Walking Club

Walking club every Monday and Wednesday evening at 8pm. Meet at Ballymahon Library and do the canal walk. Everyone welcome.

Tang Historic Graves Project

We recently carried out this archaeological venture in conjunction with Mr John Tierney from Eachtra Archaeological projects. Westmeath Community Development provided the funding. The project involved: Mapping of Noughaval, Templeavally and Ardnacraney cemeteries; numbering each headstone; taking a photograph (with GPS Camera) of each headstone; recording the inscription on each headstone; and transcribing the information gathered onto the website – www.historicgraves.ie.

The earliest headstone dates back to 1686. Layout plans and memorial recordings are available online and the following are the links to each site.




If anyone wishes to include extra information about deceased parishioners they can log on to the above links or contact the numbers below. Also, if there is a need to edit or omit any individual recording, please do not hesitate to contact us. Recording the information on the headstones has helped to expand parish records. We would like to expand these records further. If you have any information about relatives or neighbours buried in unmarked graves we would like to include these in our records. Anyone with information please contact Gerard Curran on 087-6987193 or email at gcurran2000@eircom.net or Ben Lynn on 087-2379629 or email benlynn21@gmail.com. A draft “Tour of Tang” in ibook form has been commenced and we hope to continue collecting local stories, photos, etc over the coming months.

Adoration vigil

The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday, July 4, commencing at 10pm with the Holy rosary and confession. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain special graces, to make reparation and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in this month that is dedicated to honouring the Precious Blood of Jesus. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 086 1900640.