Newtowncashel

ANNUAL TIDY TOWNS NATURE WALK: The Nature Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th. Primary School Children start at 2.30 pm from Derrydarragh. Under-16’s and Adults start at 2.30 pm from “The Hill”. All finish at the GAA Centre. Participants are asked to write their names on reverse of cards which should be handed in at “The Hill”. Cards or cash cannot be accepted at Derrydarragh. Phone credit, €40, €20 and €10, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest individual sponsorship collected by Primary School Participants. Adult participants will be included in a draw for prizes including the following: A Bog Oak Sculpture by Michael Casey, Three meals for two, Two bottles of wine, 3 x Cinema vouchers for two, Gift Voucher for Easons. All prizes for adults, and Children, will be presented at the GAA Centre. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

ANNUAL TIDY TOWNS NATURE WALK: The Nature Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th. Primary School Children start at 2.30 pm from Derrydarragh. Under-16’s and Adults start at 2.30 pm from “The Hill”. All finish at the GAA Centre. Participants are asked to write their names on reverse of cards which should be handed in at “The Hill”. Cards or cash cannot be accepted at Derrydarragh. Phone credit, €40, €20 and €10, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest individual sponsorship collected by Primary School Participants. Adult participants will be included in a draw for prizes including the following: A Bog Oak Sculpture by Michael Casey, Three meals for two, Two bottles of wine, 3 x Cinema vouchers for two, Gift Voucher for Easons. All prizes for adults, and Children, will be presented at the GAA Centre. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

TIDY TOWNS: A Tidy Towns meeting will be held in “The Hill”, on Wednesday, the 30th of April, at 8.00 pm, to review plans for the Annual Sponsored Nature Walk on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th of May. A full attendance is expected at this important meeting. The Tidy Towns would also like to thank all who have agreed to take care of a flower bed in the village during the summer season. All the flower beds have been now allocated. The Tidy Towns would also like to thank those who have given financial assistance towards the purchase of flowers.

HARVEST FESTIVAL QUIZ: The Harvest Festival organisers hold a Table quiz in The Peer Inn, Lisnacusha, this Friday night the 3rd of May, commencing at 9.00 p.m. Entrance fee is €40.00 per table. Proceeds in aid of St. Christopher’s. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The Quiz was deferred as a mark of respect to the late Paddy Belton M.C.C.

SYMPATHY: We extend our deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of the late Paddy Belton M.C.C., Kenagh, who passed away last week. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

ROSARY: The Rosary is recited in the Church every Friday at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

ICA NEWTOWNCASHEL: Newtowncashel ICA Guild will meet in “The Hill” on Tuesday April 30th at 8.00pm. All members are requested to attend. The meeting will be followed by a Gardening Demonstration & information night by Brendan Farrell of Ardagh Garden Centre. Raffle for valuable prizes. Free admission. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society. So to have all your gardening questions answered please come along and bring a friend. Everyone welcome.

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything you need to know about home composting and how to help people reduce waste. The workshop is for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, and who want to make a difference in their community. International composting expert, Craig Benton, known as Dr.Compost, will lead this workshop on the Tuesday the 30th of April at 10:00 AM in the Quarry Park. The people who attend will be trained in all aspects of composting from its biology to the practical building and operation of a range of composting systems. Composting at home makes sense! It benefits everyone, including saving money through the prevention of waste, conservation of resources and protection of our local environment.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY: St Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society holds its monthly meeting in “The Hill” on Tuesday April 30th at 8.00pm. New members are always welcome.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE: The Annual Pilgrimage takes place from May 27th to June 1st, five nights, fully inclusive price €699.00. Flights from Knock. Contact Joe Walsh Tours , 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 telephone (01) 241 0811, (01) 241 0812. Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev. Michael Scanlon PP, Cloghan, Birr, Co Offaly. The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. Names should be submitted as soon as possible please to Elizabeth Clyne (043) 332 5156.

LONGFORD HARVEST FESTIVAL: Longford Harvest Festival will be held in Newtowncashel on Sunday September 1st. The event features working displays of vintage machinery, horse and tractor, with associated demonstrations and activities. This promises to be a very interesting and entertaining afternoon for family and enthusiasts. Proceeds on the day to St Christopher’s.

INVITATION TO TENDER: Construction of new Toilet Block and provision of associated services, including drainage and septic tank upgrading – expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified Contractors who wish to be included on the select tender list for the above project. Applicants must confirm C2 tax compliance, include employer’s and public liability insurance, confirm experience to act as Project Supervisor (Construction) under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005/Regulations 2006, and attach copies of relevant documentation. Expressions of interest must be returned by 12.00 noon on May 7th 2013, to Messrs. Quinn Barnwall Buggy, Architects, Bloomfield House, Bloomfield Avenue, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.