Tarmonbarry

Card game

Card game

The annual Card game in aid of Church Restoration Fund takes place on this Friday 12th and Monday 15th December in Leavy’s Lounge. Lots of prizes to be won including a major Hamper. Tickets on sale now costing 3 euro each. First prize Monster Hamper, 2nd Prize 100 euro, 3rd Prize 50 euro. If you wish to donate to the Hamper, you may leave in items to Leavy’s or to any committee member.

Sanctuary Players

Sanctuary Players wish to inform the public that they will not be now performing their play Cripple of an Irishman this year.

Warmer Homes

Longford Warmer Homes provides free attic insulation, cavity wall insulation and energy advice to elderly and disadvantaged home owners throughout the county that meet certain criteria. Longford Warmer Homes also carries out work for the elderly as part of the Care & Repair Scheme. We are trying to make people throughout Co Longford aware that this free service is available.

A reminder to check the Longford Warmer Homes Ltd website and facebook page to see if you are eligible for FREE Attic & Cavity insulation before the winter rush sets in. Call 043 3393255 www.lwh.ie Longford Warmer Homes have now a dedicated Facebook page to help get the word out that this free insulation service is available to those that qualify for it. Here is the link to the Facebook page where all the information is available;

 www.facebook.com/LongfordWarmerHomesLtd.

Sympathy

We extend sympathy to Mary Comiskey and family, Cloonmore on the recent death of her mother Mrs Molly Furey, Clooncullane, Strokestown. May she rest in peace.

St Barry’s

The AGM of the club took place on Friday, 5th December in Barry’s Hall. There was a mediocre turnout of members. We will have a full and comprehensive report in next weeks notes.

Club Lotto to go 50\50

The club will commence 50/50 draw in replacement of old lotto in early January. Along with the 50\50 split, the winner each week will get 50 euro until old lotto reserve is fully depleted.

Lights on

Lovely to see lights on in the village. Well done to all concerned.

Road Safety.

Frost and possibly some light snow may be a problem over the coming week. The biggest danger of all is black ice. Advice to motorists don’t ever take any chance while winter driving.

Jim Lynagh returns home.

Jim Lynagh returned home to his final resting place last week. He had left Ballytouhy over 28 years ago and settled in Mullingar. Jim, I am told was always well regarded around the Tarmonbarry/Scramogue area. In Mullingar, Jim became one of their own where he was very well thought of. His neighbours loved him in Mullingar. He helped out with the Church there for many years. His respect and love for one and all was a remarkable tribute to the man. He often spoke about his own weakness in life, like everyone he had his ups and downs. I was speaking to some of his Mullingar neighbours at the graveside in Kilbarry and they simply treasured the man. It was no wonder then an estimated crowd in excess of 400 people packed into Christ the King Cathedral in Mullingar to pay their respects at his funeral Mass. As the hearse carrying his remains pulled in to the gates at Kilbarry Cemetery it was nice to see a sizeable crowd gather to participate in Jim’s burial ceremony. At the graveside, clergy from Mullingar along with Fr Eamom O’Connor PP in our Parish area, led us all in the final prayers. Jim was then laid to rest beside his late mother. May Jim’s gentle soul rest in peace.

Adoration

Adoraration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue takes place on Friday evenings between 6.45pm to 7.45pm.

Choir

Scramogue Choir practice takes place in the Church on Thursday, 11 December at 7.30pm in preparation for Christmas. All members please note. New members welcome.

Well done Scouts and Co.

A wonderful day at the Adventure Centre on the Kon Tiki road near Ruskey on Sunday last as the Scouts from the Tarmonbarry/Kilglass region had a major fund raising day. Santa Claus arrived and spent lots of time with the children giving each child a gift. There were beautiful toys, home baking, hampers and lots of other surprises. The food was great and the music was also a treat, carol singing and all other types of surprises took place on the day. Santas grotto was beautiful. Well done to all who helped out for what was a wonderful day despite the weather.