Tang

Cemetery Sundays

Cemetery Sundays

June 15th, Drumraney 7pm; June 22nd, Cloncallow 5pm; Forgney 7pm; June 29th, Noughaval 5pm; Templeavalley 7pm; July 13th, Shrule.

Tang NS

Annual walk will take place on Wednesday, 28th May, commencing at the old Pigeons Post Office at 7pm. Members of the community are welcome to walk with us. In the interest of safety, we ask everyone to exercise care. If any would like to make a donation to the school, they can do so through the school office or on the evening.

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 of the inscription on each headstone. Transcribing the information gathered onto the website – www.historicgraves.ie The earliest headstone dates back to 1686. Layout plans and memorial recordings are now available online and the following are the links to each site.

http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/noughaval/wm-nhvl

http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/templevally/wm-tvly

http://historicgraves.com/graveyard/ardnacrany-north/wm-acny 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 ph. 087-6987193, email: gcurran2000@eircom.net or Ben Lynn ph. 087-2379629 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. Many thanks to everyone who assisted with this project.

Goldsmith Festival

Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June. Theme: Pallas, Inniskeen, Mossbawn, the importance and significance of Birthplace in influencing the works of Goldsmith, Kavanagh & Heaney. Friday – Rustic Inn 8pm. Recital by Innyside Singers. 8.30pm Official Opening by Dr. Andrew Carpenter. Light Refreshments & Music Entertainment. Saturday – 11am Goldsmith Literary Bus Tour 2.30 Goldsmith Room Ballymahon Community Library; 7pm Goldsmith Barbecue with Music by the Henshaws at Three Jolly Pigeons

Sunday – 12 noon Ballymahon Community Library; 3pm Poetry at Pallas (Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith).

Lotto Jackpot €3,350

Results 19th May, numbers drawn were 6, 13, 20, 28. Four draw €25: Martin Rock, (S: Flanagan’s); Frank Donoghue, (S: Frank Donoghue); John Ward, (S: John Ward); Luke Kelly, (S: Eamon Carey). Next Lotto: Monday, 26th May Venue: “Nally’s” Ballymahon.

Walking Club

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