Weekly News 14th August 2016

Congratulations to Linda Clarke, Kilgarvan and Gordon Harding, Borrisokane who were married in Terryglass Church recently. We wish the happy couple a long and happy life together.

Congratulations and well done to the girls of Shannon Rovers U16 camogie team who put on a fine display of hurling in the Ragg on last Saturday evening. They took on a strong Toomevara team and after a fast paced game, they secured the county title with a score of 4-7 to 2-6. In addition to the effort put in by every member of the team, we are also grateful for the support and dedication of the team trainers and mentors, Tess O’Meara, Adrian Hogan, Ger Leenane and Kathy Slattery.

This years Arts Festival runs from Wednesday August 17th to Sunday 21st. There is a very exciting programme of events, ranging from workshops to visual arts to live music in the village and of course the fireworks display on the Saturday evening. Among the highlights this year are , ‘Charolais’ a dark comedy in Terryglass Village Hall on Thursday 18th, the Gala concert on Friday 19th in Terryglass church featuring Rebecca Storm and the family fun day on Sunday 21th. There really is something for everyone. Tickets for all events are now available and early booking is advised. Tickets for evening events may be purchased in person at the Derg Shop, for all other events phone 087 2181663 or online at www.terryglassartsfestival.ie

The Historical Society is proposing to do a walk and talk of Carney Commons on Sunday August 28th from 4pm. This will take in the history, heritage, flora, fauna and times growing up in the area etc. Please note that this walk is very weather dependent as dry weather is essential therefore it may be necessary to cancel the walk at short notice. More details to follow closer to the date. A preliminary date of September 16th has been set for the AGM.

This year’s festival takes place from 15th-18th September. Tickets for Headline Events now on sale online
at www.shorelinesartsfestival.com Advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment as venues have a strict capacity limit. Tickets for other events will become available for purchase once the full 2016 programme is announced.

Heritage Week (20th-28th August) at the Irish Workhouse Centre
Minecraft: Let’s Build a Workhouse with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming on Sat, 20th August As part of Heritage Week (20th-28th), join the MineVention team at Portumna Workhouse – help build a replica of the workhouse in a “Build Battle” challenge, while learning tips with Minecraft; included is a meet-up with SnakeDoctor & Solidarity Gaming, a tour of the Workhouse, a quiz, a free-building / Lego room plus games on X-Boxes. Cost is €10. Suitable for children from 5 years of age. To book your place now, ring 090-9759200.
The Dirt Diggers for Kids on Saturday, 27th August, 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Get down and dirty on a Fun Archaeology Dig for childen aged 6 to 12. Please wear old clothes! Admission is €2 and booking is required as spaces are limited. Please phone 090-9759200 to book yours!

There is Bingoo every Monday in Terryglass Community Hall at 8.30pm sharp organised by the Shannon GAA Club with great money prizes, including an excellent Jackpot of €1,500. 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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