Weekly News 15th June 2013

Our congratulations are extended to Willsie and Julia Nolan, Terryglass, who recently celebrated 67 years of marriage, I think we can safely agree that they are the longest married couple in our parish and we wish them many more years of health and happiness.

Shannon Rangers FC is holding its annual general meeting this Friday night, 14th June, in Ballinderry Sports Field. It is important that all players and committee attend as vital decisions will be made and positions to be filled. Time will be confirmed by text before Friday.

The fees for Kilbarron New Graveyard are now due. Payment can be made to one of the following: Tom Casey, Marie Starr, Willie Joe Tiernan, Jim O’Donoghue.

Ireland’s National Diaspora Programme- Ireland Reaching Out, www.irelandxo.com. offers a free genealogy advisory service to assist in connecting people abroad with their ancestral communities in Ireland. This volunteer-led programme assists in not only connecting the Irish Diaspora to local areas, it also encourages and supports the efforts of community groups to engage in the promotion and preservation of their local heritage. If you know of anybody trying to trace their ancestors you can make them aware of the programme.

As part of the National Sunflower Day our hospice volunteers will be collecting on the streets of areas other than Nenagh this Friday 14th June, Your continued support would be much appreciated. All funds raised are kept in the area to maintain our hospice service.

We welcome into our parish Jessica Burke, who was recently baptised.

The weekly working evenings are going well and if you can spare some time on a Monday evening please come along to the village around 7pm, all help would be much appreciated.

The ‘Tip of the Week’- Mobile Phones. It is hard to concentrate on two things at the same time. Missing a call won’t kill you. Remember texting or reading a text will also distract you and may kill you and/or a passenger. Switch Off Before You Drive Off! It is an offense in Ireland to use a hand held mobile phone while driving.

Shannon Rovers Cul Camp 2013 will run from 15th -19th July and is open to boys and girls from 6-13 years of age. For further information contact Tommy Hogan 087 2444092

The weekly ‘working evening’ meets in the village square at 7.30pm each Tuesday, volunteers are always welcome. Please consider coming and assisting in keeping the village at its high standard with the Tidy Town Competition in the offing. Once again please be vigilant regarding discarded litter.

The annual Cemetery Masses will take place in Kilbarron on Wednesday 28th June and in Terryglass on Friday 5th July, both at 8pm. This is an opportunity for people to come, remember and pray for those who have died. Please contact families from outside the parish who have relatives or friends buried in our cemeteries.
The Annual Killaloe Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is on Sunday 7th July. Led by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA. Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm.

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 and €50 for a line, two lines and a full house respectively. 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 or 067 21988.


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