Weekly News 17th August 2014

The death occurred on August 6th of Christy Gleeson, Gortmore House, Terryglass. Removal took place from Bushy Park Nursing Home on Sunday evening to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Terryglass. Funeral Mass took place on Monday morning, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Christy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. A well respected member of the farming community, Christy was probably best known for his musical talents. He played several instruments and was a powerful singer still able in his 84th year to give a moving rendering of his best loved songs. A great conversationalist with an amazing knowledge of so many topics, he will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his wife Biddy, sons Sean and William, daughters Mary and Vera, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother Paddy, sisters, Anna and Moira, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and wide circle of friends.

Sympathy is extended to Peter Egan, Bellevue, Coolbawn, on the recent death of his twin sister Josie Carey, Patrickswell, Limerick, nee Egan, formerly Bellevue.

Many thanks to one and all who turned out on Wednesday 6th August to the Village Hall, Terryglass to participate in the recording of Tipp FM’s ‘Down Your Way’ with Eamon O’Dwyer. The programme centred on the recent World War 1 Remembrance Ceremony and the work and research carried out by the Historical Society. The Historical Society members told the stories of some of those who went to war, those who survived and returned never to speak of their experiences and those who unfortunately never returned and are buried in graveyards in France and Belgium.
We also heard from Michael Parkinson and Paddy Fogarty on growing up in the parish, from Joe Hogan on the successful Terryglass Improvements Assoc. and music and song supplied by Michael Tierney, Manus Heenan, Keelan McGrath and Helen Fox.
Many thanks to all who took part, the programme will be aired on Tipp FM in the coming weeks.

The 16th Terryglass Arts Festival commences this Wednesday 13th August and runs until Sunday 17th August. The official opening takes place this Wednesday in the Festival Marquee at 7.30pm, admission free and all welcome. At 8.30 ‘4 In A Bar’ will be performing in the Marquee, tickets cost €10 for adults and €5 for children.
This year the Festival offers a vast array of workshops to suit all ages and must be seen exhibitions.
On Thursday it’s your chance to see ‘The Year of the Moving Statues’ in Terryglass Hall at 8pm, tickets €10. On Friday night at 8pm in Terryglass Church Jimmy McCarthy will perform. On Saturday night at the Quay it is the ever popular entertainments and the annual firework display after dark. Sunday is Family Fun Day from 1pm-6pm in the village square with loads of entertainment, performances and music.
Tickets for festival events are available in The Derg Shop, Terryglass or phone 087 2181663. Tickets available on-line at www.terryglassartsfestival.ie. For further information please contact info@terryglassartsfestival.ie

Our congratulations and good wishes are extended to Aine Whelan and Joseph Tuohy who were recently married.

There will be a lot of visitors to the area for the 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- to be wary of letters and phone calls advising you that you have won a prize or will be entered into a draw for money or other prizes. The bottom line is that these people are looking for your credit/debit card details. On no account give this information to anyone you do not know.

Masses for the Assumption of Our Lady- Vigil Mass in Kilbarron on Thursday14th at 8pm and in Terryglass on Friday 15th at 10am


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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