Newtowncashel local news Dec 10

CÁIRDE BEAG OPEN DAY: Cáirde Beag Pre-School and Childminding Facility, Carrowbeg, holds an open day on Saturday, December 11th, from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa in his grotto.

CÁIRDE BEAG OPEN DAY: Cáirde Beag Pre-School and Childminding Facility, Carrowbeg, holds an open day on Saturday, December 11th, from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. There will be an opportunity to visit Santa in his grotto.

Refreshments and goodies for all. Everyone welcome. Contact Sle for more information or for bookings on (086) 317 5753.


The Annual Christmas Day Run from Newtowncashel to Lanesborough in aid of the Longford branch of MS Ireland is being organised again for the 20th year. As a result of this event approximately €147,000 has been raised for Multiple Sclerosis. All are welcome, walkers start from the Hill at 11.45 am and runners at 12.15, finish at the Hall in Lanesborough where refreshments are available. Further details and sponsorship cards are available from Michael Flood, Newtowncashel (Tel: 086-0880855); Brigid Mullooly, Lanesborough (Tel: 04333-21019); or O'Brien's Corner Shop, Lanesborough. All participants will receive a free t-shirt kindly sponsored by Peter Hanley Motors. We would greatly appreciate your support as this is in aid of a very worthy cause. Longford MS has come to depend on this event over the past 19 years and would like to extend their appreciation for the effort given.


The School concert takes place on Monday Dec 20th in "The Hill" at 8pm. The children are working hard at rehearsals and your support on the night would be greatly appreciated. Anyone who wishes to sponsor a raffle prize on the night should contact Sean Casey (086) 266 0097.


A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the annual fast and church gate collection which took place on Sat 4th and Sunday 5th December. Full details will be published at a later date.


Newtowncashel Christmas Cards are now on sale, and are selling fast. Sponsored by Newtowncashel Tidy Towns, this year's very attractive card feature's Saints' island in winter and is priced at €1.00. Photography and design by Edel Fallon, bottlegreendesign (086) 376 4843,


A great rehearsal took place last Saturday evening. Rehearsals for the Christmas Day Children's Mass will continue this Saturday evening, December 11th, from 5.30 – 6.30pm in the Church. All children wishing to participate are invited!

Saturday's rehearsal will also cover liturgical song and music for the Do This In Memory Mass on Sunday December 12th at 10.30am.


Thank you to those who came out on a very cold Sunday evening for our first Christmas rehearsal. Our next rehearsal for Christmas will take place on Friday evening, December 10th, in the church at 8.30pm. All members please, and new members will be very welcome. Please contact Yvonne on (086) 851 7037 if you are unable to attend.


Forget-me-Knot, your local cottage industry, invites you to an Exhibition & Sale of their work at Clonmee, Lanesboro, Co. Longford Daily to the19th Dec- 12 noon-7pm. Choose from Jewellery, Needlecraft, Crochet, Knitwear Woodcraft, Stained Glass, Teddy Bears, Soaps & Candles, Christmas Decorations and much, much more, including Ceramics by Award Winning – Thomas Lynam. For further details please contact 043 3325049.


Collection envelopes for 2011 are being distributed by members of the Parish Pastoral Council. We thank them and all who help in the process. Anyone who has been omitted but wishes to receive these envelopes should contact the parochial House.


Abbeyshrule Tidy Villages Association Christmas Craft Fair will take place at the Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule on Sunday December 12th from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm. The fair will present a magical family programme, generating a warm Christmas spirit. Up to twenty-five local craft and food stands are anticipated, together with carol singing, children's story telling, card making and art illustration. Santa and Mrs Claus hope to "fly in" from Lapland and Mrs Claus plans to gather children around her dedicated storytelling space. All are welcome.


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There was no winner of the Lotto. Numbers drawn 10, 11, 14,15. Thirty Euro winner Hillary Sullivan. Twenty Euro winners; Orla and Naomi Mulvihill, Emmett Donlon, Edel Donlon. Next weeks Jackpot 2,200. Draw takes places in Fallons. Team on duty John Ball, Michael Farrell and Brendan Bannon. Forms and any motions for the AGM should be returned with immediate effect to Maura Skelly. Due to the harsh weather conditions the date is extended until 10th December. The club wish to extend its sincere sympathy to the Kenny Family on the death of Ann-Mae. May she rest in peace.