Weekly News 13th March 2016

The death of Pauline Hickie occurred in Carrigoran Nursing Home on Sunday, February 28th. Late of Slevoyre, Terryglass, she was in her 100th year and was pre-deceased by her husband Shamus and daughter Jane. We extend our sympathy to her sons William and A.G., daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Following a funeral service in Terryglass on Wednesday, March 9th, she was buried in the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace.

John Flannery of the Ormond Historical Society will give a talk on the 1916 Rising on the 18th March in the Pavillion, Ballinderry at 8pm. Admission €5.

St. Patrick was a slave, a shepherd, swineherd, holy man, snake banisher. Dress up as St. Patrick (which ever one you like) and let’s fill Terryglass with St. Patricks for the Parade which starts at 2.320pm on Thursday March 17th. Other events on the day include the Village Market and face painting with Gerardine at 11am. There is also the St. Patrick’s Art Challenge – Draw St. Patrick and bring your picture to Terryglass Hall for the exhibition. You will be rewarded in Jelly Snakes !!

Rehearsals are continuing for this year’s production of Bernard Farrell’s comedy – ‘Happy Birthday Dear Alice’ which will go on stage in Kilbarron Hall for three nights only – Sat March 19th, Sunday March 20th and Good Friday March 25th. This is a two-act comedy set in the kitchen of Alice’s home. In Act One, Alice celebrates her seventieth birthday and in Act Two she celebrates her seventy-first. See what changes, if any, a year can make! Due to a tragic accident, Alice was widowed at an early age and left to raise a son, Barry, and a daughter Barbara, on her own. Barbara now lives in San Francisco with her husband Cormac and Barry lives in England with his new girlfriend, Sandy, while Alice lives alone except for the company of Jimmy Heffernan her neighbour for many years. Her children return each year to “celebrate” her birthday and present Alice with plans to place her in a nursing home, however, this is Alice’s greatest nightmare and they have not counted on her determination not to go through with their scheme. Bernard Farrell has given us an excellent play with lots of laughs and one that all the Alices of this world can certainly relate to. This year’s cast includes Geraldine Dunne as Alice, her daughter Barbara is played by Carmel Fox in her debut with the group, Kevin Ryan from Puckane takes on the role of Barbara’s husband Cormack. Joe O’Meara plays the son, Barry with Christina Carroll as the girlfriend Sandy. Alice’s neighbour Jimmy is played by Willie Lennox. Under the direction of Phil Quigley, we look forward to another top class production.

Our next outing is on Monday March 14th to The Thatched Cottage for a 3 course meal at 1pm, followed by an afternoon of music, song and dance with Seanie.
The menu choice is Lamb or Salmon and dessert Bread and Butter pudding or Trifle. The subsidized cost is €10. Names to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 086 3782623.

This year’s organising committee would like to invite businesses, organisations and groups to take part in this year’s parade on 20th March in Borrisokane. We are hoping to make it bigger and better than ever. Contac: Eoin at 087 218 8841 or tesscoen@hotmail.com

STATION MASSES DURING LENT : Terryglass – Sat. March 12th at 7.30pm. Kilbarron – Sun. March 13th at 10am During these Masses we will bless all seeds for sowing at this Spring time of the year. You are welcome to bring some seeds along for blessing.

Enrolment of new pupils for the school year 2015/2016 will take place in the school from 7.00 to 7.30pm on Monday 14th March.

The Club is organizing a clothing collection as part of this year’s fundraising events. They are looking for your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys (any condition once they are clean). Bags may be dropped off in the square in Terryglass from 9 – 9.30am Thursday mornings and also at any of the camogie training sessions.

Knigh United Girls Soccer club are collecting 1c and 2c coin for their current fundraiser . If you have any small coins lying around that you would be willing to donate, please contact Marcella at 087 6879502.

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/BallinderryandBallingarry/Rathcabbin/Lorrha/Carrigahorig/ Terryglass. Buses depart at 7pm and for further information contact Ken Daly 087 6273177.

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