Corr: Eugene Murphy. Tel: 086 2507590
Over 18,000 raised in Darren McGlynn tractor run
A staggering 18,466.25 euro was raised on this tractor run. The Committee would like to thank all involved in anyway. All funds raised have gone to Mark’s wish to walk campaign. A sincere thanks to the McGlynn family in particular.
Book Signing and Launch
There will be a Book Signing evening in Keenan’s of Tarmonbarry on Thursday, 12th November at 8pm. This is to launch the newly-published book ‘Ubiquitous Q’, written by Newtowncashel resident, Gill Casey. It features the life of Quetzal Quinn, known to all simply as Q, and is described as a heart-warming, life-affirming and often humorous story. Everyone is welcome to come along. More info about the book can be found on ‘Gill Q Casey’ Facebook page or you can contact her on 087 9964860.
The Solstice Choir is to perform in St. Anne’s Church, Scramogue on Friday, 11th December. Showband star, Dave Lawlor will also perform on the night and it is also hoped that our very own Cathy Jordan will also perform. More details coming down the track. Watch this space.
Tin whistle lessons available. Call Caoimhe on 087-9077504.
Tarmonbarry\Kilglass Scouts are holding their Christmas Fair and Family Fun Day at Ruskey Community Centre on in December. It promises to be a great day. Watch out for more details in the coming weeks.
Lourdes committee says thanks
A sum of 1,765.60 euro was raised at a recent function held in the Lodge. Thanks to all who helped in any way.
Congratulations to Eileen Cox, Scramogue and Edward Kelleher who were recently married in Ballintubber Abbey.
Congrats to Sarah Guildford, Scramogue and Martin Casey, Roscommon who were recently married in St Anne’s Church, Scramogue. Reception was held in Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. Good wishes to both couples.
Rosary in Cemeteries
The Rosary will be recited in Scramogue Cemetery on Sunday next, 8th November at 3pm. Rosary will be recited in Kilbarry Cemetery on Sunday, 15th November at 3pm.
The late Jo Tully
The recent death of Mrs Jo Tully, Slatta, has removed from the local area one of its finest citizen. Predeceased by her PJ many years ago, Jo is survived by her sons Aidan, Mattie, Padraig, daughters Martins, Geraldine and Dympna, sister, grandchildren and a wide circle of friends. Jo and her husband PJ ran the country shop in Slatta for many many years. It was a meeting place for the people of the area. Not alone was it the place to pick up the finest of grocery needs but there was the friendly chat, often the cup of tea and the surprise for the children (chocolate of course). Jo and her family were always on hand to help out in the Community, something that has been handed on to her family.
I can recall when I would call with our two children, the friendly disposition of Jo, the smiling happy face and business like approach, yes the friendly business approach. Jo’s ability always to have the positive line, always to have the good word, never to involve herself in negativity in my mind made her stand out as a very special person. Every single Christmas period Jo’s Christmas card was the first to arrive in our door. That card meant so much to me and this year I will miss so much the arrival of that card. Jo’s failing health over recent months did not mean that she would not chat or express her opinion to you. Her participation in the Strokestown Active Age Group was eagerly awaited each week by the other members. I called in to the nursing home in Ruskey on two occasions to see Jo, sadly and to my own great disappointment I failed to do so in recent weeks and missed this final chance to listen to the words of wisdom that were always delivered with sincerity and courtesy. I and many other people will greatly miss but most of all her family will miss that great sence of love and loyalty. She had a good long and mainly healthy life and that I am sure her family are grateful for. May she rest in Peace.