Weekly News 10th August 2014

Sympathy is extended to Joan Tiernan, Carrigagown, Carney, on the recent death of her sister Mary Campbell, Bundoran, Co. Donegal, nee Burke, formerly of Carrigagown.

The Kilbarron/Terryglass Historical Society would like to thank all those who made the World War 1 Remembrance Ceremony last Sunday a huge success. Nearly 300 people packed the village square to remember their relatives and friends who served in World War 1 and had a connection to the parish. The society sincerely thanks all those who assisted with stewarding, catering, setting up the square, volunteers, photographers and displays in the hall. The Garda Siochana, the Organisation of National Ex-Service men, the Nth. Tipperary United Nations Veterans, the Red Cross, the British Legion and many others.
Due to many requests to see the displays once more the Society will be holding an ‘Open Night’ this Wednesday 6th August from 7-9pm in the village hall, Terryglass. The World War 1 research and information boards along with the slide show presentation will once again be available to be viewed on the night. The military memorabilia will not be available to view as this was loaned to the society for the day and has now been returned.
There will be a chance to purchase the booklet (€10) produced by the society to accompany the displays. All are welcome and free entry.

With just a week to go the countdown is on to the 16th Terryglass Arts Festival. Details of all events and workshop programmes for the five days of the festival can be found in the recently launched Festival Brochure, which is available free of charge in local shops and libraries.
A family festival, Terryglass Arts Festival has an extensive programme of daytime workshops taking place from Thursday to Saturday 14th-16th August. Numerous workshops are on offer, guaranteeing a weekend jammed packed with fun filled entertainment for all the family. This is once again due to the generosity of the sponsors, most of whom live and work locally, whose support is essential to the on-going survival of the festival.
Sunday is Family Fun Day, with craft demonstrations, interactive live music and street entertainment to captivate and amuse all the family
Early booking is advisable. Tickets for festival events are available in The Derg Shop, Terryglass or phone 087 2181663. Tickets available on-line at www.terryglassartsfestival.ie from mid July. For further information please contact info@terryglassartsfestival.ie

Congratulations are extended to Manus Heenan, Terryglass, on his wins at the Munster Fleadh Cheoll held in Kilarney.

There will be a lot of visitors to the area for the forthcoming Art Festival so please continue to be vigilant about discarded litter. The weekly working evening meets in the village square at 7pm each Tuesday, volunteers are always welcome.

A general clean-up is on-going and work continues every Tuesday evening in Kilbarron and if you can spare some time it would be much appreciated, meeting in the village around 7pm.

Work continues in Ballinderry village, the Village Improvements group meets each Thursday at 7pm at Elsie Hogan’s.

The Tip of the Week is- Protecting Your Children. Tell children of the tactics that are used by abductors to approach them e.g. to go looking for a pet, offering gifts, asking directions to a location and offering lifts etc. Tell them they should never go with strangers into cars or houses regardless of what explanation is being offered. Tell your children to inform you immediately if a stranger approached them. Never dress your children with their names conspicuously on their clothing as strangers may use their names to get their attention. Tell them to scream and where to go if a person tries to grab them.

There is Bingo every Monday in Terryglass Community Hall at 8.30pm sharp organised by the Shannon Rovers GAA Club with great money prizes, including an excellent Jackpot of €1,000. Contact Oliver Darcy for further information. The prizes are excellent with €15, €20 for a line and two lines respectively and full houses now range from €50, €70, €100 and €120. There is a flyer for €150 each week and the full house if the jackpot isn’t won is €100.
Buses are available from the surrounding area,i.e.Nenagh/Ardcroney/Borrisokane/Ballinderry and Ballingarry/Rathcabbin/Lorrha/Carrigahorig/Terryglass. Buses depart at 7pm and for further information contact Ken Daly 087 6273177 .

The next outing of the club is to The Thatch, Ballycommon, at 1pm on Monday 25th August for a three course meal followed by an afternoon of music and song with Seanie. The meal choice is Lamb or Salmon, and for dessert either Cheesecake or Lemon Meringue. The subsidized cost is €10 and names can be given to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.

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