Best of Luck Justin: Best of luck to local Irish dancer Justin McGuire who is one of twenty Irish dancers from around Ireland who has been selected to take part in a new high energy Irish dancing series entitled “Pump Up My Dance” which will be screened on RTE 2 television on Monday evening next the 29th October at 5pm. The show will feature the twenty hopefuls who will be put through a professional audition by the well known dance master Dearbhla Lennon who is one of Irelands most celebrated dancers and is currently gracing our TV screens as a judge on TG4’s “An Jig Gig”. Dearbhla will narrow the twenty dancers down to her favourite top five during the show with these five dancers going on to perform at a Gala Live Show which will take place in the “Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Hopefully Justin can impress Dearbhla throughout the auditions and get the chance to perform in the final live show in the “Smock Alley Theatre as one of Ireland’s finest dancers. Good luck Justin.
Halloween Party Night: Abbeyshrule Tidy Village Association celebrates the overall winner in the Tidy Towns Competition and a Gold Award in the Entente Florale with a Halloween Hoolie and Fancy Dress on Bank Holiday Saturday Night 27th October in The Rustic Inn at 9pm. Music by DJ Michael Rooney. Admission €10. Tickets available from committee members and at The Rustic Inn.
Table Quiz: The Abbeyshrule canal group will hold a fundraising table quiz in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Friday night the 2nd November commencing at 8:30pm. Lots of prizes on the night and everyone is welcome.
CADG AGM: The Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule defribulator group’s AGM will take place in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Monday night the 26th November next at 8:30pm. Guest speakers will attend and everyone is invited. More details nearer the date.
Stations: The following are dates and venues for upcoming autumn stations in the parish. Wednesday 24th Oct in Barry at 8pm for JJ and Nellie Keegan, Thursday 25th Oct in Toome and Augharanagh at 8pm for Pat and Deloras Fox. Friday 26th Oct for Doory and Listubbitt at 8pm for PJ and Mary Burke. Monday 29th Oct for Curreacreehan at 8pm for Hugh P and Rose Mc Grath.
Reminder: The annual parish newsletter will be published and distributed in December. If anyone would like to include an item of interest or an old photograph relating to our parish in this newsletter please give this item to Fr Tiernan on or before the 30th of October.
Yoga Classes: Will commence in St Sinneachs Hall Carrickedmond Hall on this Thursday night the 25th Donna Ainsley. If interested in booking a place in these classes please call Rosie Hilliard at 044 9357889.
Trip: Are organising a trip from Brannigan Harbour to Abbeyshrule on Bank Holiday Monday 29th October. There will be instructors from Outdoor Discovery supervising this trip. Beginners welcome as well as level 1 and level 2 people. For more details call 085 7089744.
Defibrillator Training: The CADG will hold a class for people interested in training in CPR and learning to use an AED in St Sinneachs hall Carrickedmond in November. If you are over sixteen years of age and would be interested in learning these important skills please contact Seamus McGuire 086-8286748, Kathryn Keenan 086-8226894 or Anthony Green 086-3993933 to book a place.
Dinner Dance: The Longford region Annual Dinner dance will take place in the Rustic-Inn Abbeyshrule on Friday night the 9th November. Music on the night by J&S Sound. Tickets costing €25 each are now on sale and can be purchased locally from any committee member.