Preserving the history of our ancient Graveyards?

Preserving the history of our ancient Graveyards?

John Tierney from Eachtra Archaeological Projects held an information evening recently in Tang where he outlined how we can document and record information off headstones in our local cemeteries. This will be of special interest to descendants of past generations in tracing their roots. This Project will be carried out in our three cemeteries, Templeavalley, Noughaval and Ardnacraney over the course of six days, 27, 28, 29 March and 3, 4 & 5th April. This is a very worthwhile project and has been successfully done in many communities throughout Ireland. We are fortunate to have secured Funding from Westmeath Community Development to carry out this Project. We would be delighted to have more people involved and if you are interested in taking part in this team project please contact Tom Conlon, Jill Stanley, Kieran Sheerin or Ben Lynn.

Cloncallow cemetery

A meeting will be held in Skelly’s Lounge, Ballymahon, on Wednesday, 5th March at 8.45pm to form a new Committee for the maintenance of the Cemetery. It is also hoped to discuss and arrange a fundraiser for a later date. People who have relatives buried in this cemetery please make a special effort to attend this meeting.

Tidy Towns

If you would like to join our Committee or help out in any way please contact Tang Muintir on 086 8249004. Tidy Towns have various projects to carry out over the coming months and we appeal for new members to come on board so please contact us if you are interested – many hands make light work and new ideas! As part of our landscaping project, we are proposing to plant native trees over the coming months. It has been suggested that perhaps some people of the parish might like to donate a tree or perhaps in memory of a loved one. This would be most welcoming and it can be acknowledged by way of a small plaque. If anyone would like to donate a native tree or require any further information, please contact Tang Muintir on 086-8249004.

Tai Chi classes

Every Tuesday night from 7-8pm in Tang Community Centre.

Set dancing

Every Wednesday at 8.30pm in Tang Community Centre.

Lotto Jackpot €2,150

Results 24 February, numbers drawn were 3, 15, 16, 20. Four draws €25: Laura Donoghue, (S: Frank Donoghue); Brian Molihan, (S: Brian Molihan); Pat Nestor, (S: John Ward); Kathleen Gill, (S: Damien Gill).

Progressive 25

Fridays at 9.15pm in Tang Community Centre. Results: Joint 1st: John & Billy, Mary & Liam. Raffle: Barry Killian, Mary Flanagan, Liz Hughes

Tables: Nancy & tom, Freda & Josie. Next Jackpot: €100 on 14 games. Cards start at 9pm.

Clothing factory re-union

Plans are underway for a Re-Union of all the people who worked in Ballymahon Clothing factory, Claffeys, Dubtex, Balman, Manford and Manford Direct. All past employees of these factories, together with their partners, families and friends are invited and all who would like to attend on the night. The venue is Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Friday 25th April, starting at 9pm sharp. All are welcome to join in the fun. Music will be provided by various artists following by a Disco with D.J. Michael Rooney. It promises to be a great night for all with a chance for you to renew old acquaintances. There will be a Raffle and Spot Prizes on the night. Donation buckets will be at the door and all proceeds on the night will be donated to local Charities.

Circuit training

In Kenagh Hall on Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm for both male and females. Contact Liz on 087-3569749.