LEINSTER FLEADH: Well done to Ciara Casey who gave an outstanding performance at the Leinster Fleadh in Portlaoise last weekend. Ciara brought home two Leinster medals and along with Aine Ni Gearoid from Dublin will represent Leinster at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan in August. The PTAA would also like to congratulate Ciara on her success. Well done Ciara and best of luck in the All Ireland.
THANK YOU: On behalf of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, a sincere thank you is extended to everyone who so generously supported the Annual Church Gate Collection over the weekend of July 9th and 10th, 2011. A special word of thanks to all the collectors who gave of their time and support over the weekend.
ST MARY’S SCHOOL: Upgrading of the heating system at the school commences this week. The project is being funded under the Summer Works Scheme and will take four weeks.
SYMPATHY: We offer our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Eamon Carley, London, and formerly of Portanure, who died on July 10th. His Removal will arrive at the Church at 7.00pm on Thursday 21st, with Funeral on Friday at 12.00 noon. Burial afterwards in Cashel Cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.
RURAL BROADBAND: The Government Rural Broadband Scheme has been established to provide a basic broadband service to individual rural premises which cannot obtain a service from existing providers. Parishioners who wish to access broadband may complete a one-page application form without obligation. TO obtain a form log on to www.dcenr.ie or collect one from L & K’s Village shop.
TIDY TOWNS: Tidy Towns Work Evenings continue on Tuesday and Friday evenings, weather permitting. Assembly is at “The Hill”. It is hoped that every available volunteer will turn out. Unfortunately litter has become a very real problem in the Village and along the approach roads. All who frequent Newtowncashel are asked to dispose of bottles and wrappers correctly. Remember that carelessly discarded litter can bring to naught the good work of others in painting, sweeping and trimming.
TODDLER GROUP: The Toddler Group resumes on Tuesday July 26th, from 9.30 – 11.30am. Weather permitting we hope to enjoy some outdoor activities! All are welcome! Contact Yvonne (086) 851 7037 for information.
PIONEER APPEAL: The Pioneer Association is projecting a deficit of €100,000 in 2011. This is due to the decline in the Pioneer magazine circulation and other income sources. The PTAA and Central Office face closure this year unless there is an urgent injection of funds. A donation of €10 per member would raise the necessary finance. It is hoped that most members will give more. For many members this is the first time they have been asked to contribute to the Association. The Appeal has raised €615 to date in Cashel. Remittance forms, with the appeal letter on the reverse, are available in the church porches. They may be returned directly to PTAA Head Office, 27 Upper Sherrard Street, Dublin 1, or to any member of the Cashel Committee.
DIARY: Cemetery Sundays – Saint’s Island Cemetery, 21st August; Cashel Cemetery, 28th August. Mass and prayers for the dead, 6.00pm. These masses will replace the 10.30am Mass in the Church. Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh, on Saturday September 3rd. Mass follows the recitation of the Rosary at 6.00pm. This Mass will replace the Saturday evening Mass in the Church.
LEGION OF MARY: A branch of the Legion of Mary has been formed in Ballymahon. Members meet in the Sacristy of St Matthew’s Church, each Thursday evening at 7.30pm, under the spiritual direction of Fr Padraig McGowan. All are welcome to attend the meetings or become new members. For more information contact Fr Padraig McGowan (087) 252 4013, or Ann Flanagan, (087) 639 2972.
SUMMER CAMP: This year’s Scrapbooking Summer Camp will take place from July 25th – 29th in “The Hill” from 10.00am to 2.30pm each day. Contact Yvonne (086) 851 7037 for bookings and information.
PARISH WEBSITE: The new parish website is now live at http:www.newtowncashel.ie. It will include details of all Clubs, Societies and businesses. Please let all your family members, especially those away from the parish, know about it. We hope that it will help to keep them in touch with our parish.
CollectioN: Cashel GAA are endeavouring to upgrade their dressing rooms and pitch surface. To help finance this project we hope to collect and recycle scrap (metals, iron, cookers, washing machines etc but excluding fridges). If you have items for recycling please contact either Ray Flanagan (087) 242 0593 or Peter Hanley (086) 258 9725 or any committee member to arrange collection.