Weekly News 12th October 2014

The death has occurred of Celia Keane, nee Cleary, Nenagh and formerly of Drummond, Carney. Funeral Mass took place in Kilbarron Church on Tuesday followed by burial in the adjacent cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her family.

Our congratulations are extended to Eimear Flynn and Ronan Mitchell who were recently married, we wish them a long and happy life together.

The Just Forests National Tree Huggers Contest 2014 has been launched and local man, Matt Fogarty, is one of the competitors. The contest is about the tree that holds the most special meaning for that person. You can read Matts story and vote for him at www.lovemytree.ie during the month of October.

Operation Transformation is in action again and Kilbarron Hall Committee is organising ‘Keep Fit’ classes in Kilbarron Hall on Wednesdays from 8-9pm, with a weekly ‘Weigh-in’ at Hannigan’s at 9pm. So why not come along and join the fun while losing some unwanted weight and getting fitter..

Sts. Peter and Paul’s Graveyard committee are presenting a night of music and dance with ‘Ebony’ and local supporting artists this Saturday 11th October at 8pm in Tess Burke’s, Borrisokane. Tickets are €10 and available on the door, finger food included.

Time is flying towards the yearly Charity Jumble Sale in Terryglass Community Hall on Halloween bank-holiday Saturday. Any saleable items such as bric-a-brac, books, toys, plants, pictures, home produce, home baking and any items that would make suitable raffle prizes would be most welcome. If you need donated items collected this can be arranged.
Volunteers are needed and willing help greatly appreciated, especially for the preparation of the sale and the clean up afterwards.
This year there is a new formula, the organisers are offering people the opportunity to make a donation to the charity the sale is run for and in return they may run a table or half table for their own cause.
Please contact Mary McGeeney on 067 22164 for further information as soon as possible if you are considering your own table.

Please start collecting your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys, in any condition once they are clean. Bags may be left into Kilbarron School any Friday from now on. Final collection date is November 10th.

The Tip of the Week is- The month of October is Community Alert Awareness Month. Community Alert operates on a partnership between the Garda Station and the public. It works on the basis that every member of the community can help to improve the quality of the area by keeping a lookout for neighbours and reporting suspicious activities to the Gardai. So be active, be alert and be involved. Aim to reduce social isolation, create a safer caring community, be a good neighbour also visit older, vulnerable people in the community.

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 month of October will be a busy month for the club, our annual Bric-a Brac Sale will be held this Monday 13th October, in the Church of Ireland Hall, Borrisokane at 1.45pm, saleable items and home produce very welcome.
On Monday 20th October the club visits The Derg, Terryglass, for a three course meal, menu choice is beef or trout and the dessert either the restaurant speciality, cherry trifle or rice. The afternoon will follow with music and dancing with our favourite Seanie. The subsidized cost is €10, names to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.

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