Corr: John Kenny. Tel: 087 0507686 e-mail:


Twenty one Cashel ladies will participate in this years Mini Marathon on June 1st. The ladies will run/ walk in memory of baby Keela Geraghty and they will raise funds for the development of the playground in Cashel. To aid their fundraising they will hold a Cake Sale and Raffle on the weekend of the marathon after masses on May 30th and 31st. Donations of cakes, foodstuffs and spot prizes would be greatly appreciated. For further information contact Kate on 086) 381 7566 or Laura on 0868222677.


The annual Pioneer outing takes place on Wednesday the 15th of July, destination Dublin. Details are as follows - depart from The Hill. Further pick-ups en route. 9.30a.m. Rest room break at the Applegreen M4 Service Station 10.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee and scones at Glasnevin Cemetery including the O’Connell crypt and tower, the graves of Michael Collins and Constance Markievicz. This is a particularly interesting visit as we approach the centenary of 1916. 12 noon Guided tour of the National Botanical Gardens. 1pm Oppurtunity for lunch at the gardens restaurant. 2p.m. Board coach for the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St. This is a self-guided visit with amazing exhibits on view. 4.30pm Free time at the Liffey Valley shopping centre. Option of dinner in Dublin before departure or on the homeward journey. The cost is €40, payable when booking. The charge includes, coach hire, driver/guide, morning coffee and admission to to designated places of interest. It does not include lunch and dinner which are at the discretion of individuals. Other parishes are welcome to come along on the tour also. Please contact Peter Hanley at 086 2589725 or any member of Pioneer committee


Recitation of the Rosary has resumed and continues on Fridays at 7.30p.m. All are welcome.


The Student Scholarship,sponsored by Ballymahon and District Credit Union is operational again this year. It is open to all Leaving Cert students attending the Vocational and Mercy Secondary Schools. The student must be completing a FÁS Apprenticeship, full time Certificate, Diploma or Degree course at any University, IT or approved third level college. All students who wish to enter the draw, must be a member of the Credit Union before the 31st of May 2015.The recipient of the Scholarship will receive €1000.00 per annum for a maximum of three years.

First Communion

Last Sunday the 10th of May was First Holy Communion Day in Newtowncashel. Eleven children received the Blessed Eucharist for the first time. The Mass at 12 noon replaced the scheduled Sunday Mass. Thanks to all involved for making this day so special for the children and their families.


We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Joe Ryder, New Jersey U.S.A. and formerly of Ballinahinch who passed away on Tuesday the 5th of May last. Funeral arrangements were unknown going to press. May his soul rest in Peace.


Newtowncashel Playground committeee hold a Tug-of-War fundraiser on the 24th of May at 2.30p.m. in the Village. Teams of 5 with €50 entry fee. Those who feel up to the challenge may register by contacting Damien Geraghty, before the 21st of May at 087 8235070. Ladies and Mens teams are welcome. There will be a Bar-B- Que on the day and Live music in The Local from 6p.m. Onwards.

Community Games

Full list of winners from track and field events will appear next week.