Weekly News 18th August 2012

This year the festival offers a vast array of workshops to suit all ages. One of the headliners is the Horns and Harps duo which takes place this Thursday August 16th. This exciting musical workshop will give participants an opportunity to listen and to learn about music on the wonderful instruments of horn and harp, and to play chime bars, percussion and more in a fun environment. Mary Curran and Aisling Ennis will give the workshops. These two wonderful musicians can more frequently be found performing or facilitating at the National Concert Hall. What a treat to have them in Terryglass. There will be 3 sessions, each an hour long, 11-12, 1.00-2.00 and 2.30-3.30. Suited to all ages and standards of musicians, from those interested in taking up music, to those already enjoying, these subsidized workshops can be enjoyed for €5 and can be booked at www.terryglassartsfestival.ie or 087 2181663. If you would like to hear Mary and Aisling perform, come along for the launch of the festival on Wednesday night at 7pm in Terryglass Hall.
For those flower lovers among you, why not go along to Anne O’Hara’s Creative Flower Arranging demonstration on Saturday from 2-4pm at €10?
Whatever you attend, enjoy!

The last outing of the season for the Shannon Rovers Golfing Society is the Captains Prize which will take place in Portumna Golf Club on Saturday 25th August. Tee time is 12.15-1.15pm. For further information contact Donal Hourigan on 087 2374742.

Rangers had a bountiful seven days gone by, with two wins from two games in the 3rd Division Shield, both games being played in Ballinderry. The first game was against Ballymackey (b) last Wednesday and finished 3-3 with Rangers going on to win on penalties. The second was against Clodagh (b) 2-2 with Rangers again going on to win on penalties. Well done to all involved.
A reminder to players that €45 due for membership/insurance.

The 14th Terryglass Arts Festival commences this Wednesday 15th August and runs until Sunday August 19th .The official opening takes place this Wednesday in the Village Hall at 7pm and all are very welcome, this is followed by a French Horn and Harp recital by Mary Curran and Aisling Ennis respectively. The evening finishes with Snatch Comedy Improv in the Festival Tent at 9pm, cost €8, or 2 for €15.
On Thursday at 1pm be sure to catch the Lunchtime Recital with our two local girls Roisin Heenan and Louise Ryan in Una’s Tearooms, Riverrun, admission €5. Anyone who has already heard the girls perform know the excellent standard of their musical talents.
The star attraction for 2012 is Jack L performing in Terryglass Church on Friday night at 8pm. A great night’s entertainment is forecast for Saturday down at the Quay from 8.30pm Enjoy the musical entertainment of Ireland’s Original Guinness Jazz band followed by the annual fireworks display after dark.
Sunday is Family Fun Day commencing at 2pm until 6pm with loads of entertainments, exhibitions, performances and music, don’t miss the living, making crafts, and The 4th Little Pig and later The Cockroach and The Inventor.
Tickets for Jack L, Gary Jermyn and Snatch Comedy Improv are available from The Derg Inn, Terryglass or can be booked online www.terryglassartsfestival.ie or by phone on 087 2181663

‘The Rambling House’ is being held in the new tea rooms, River Run, from 8-10pm each Thursday.  Please come and join us and bring along your stories, song, music and dance or just come along and listen. For further information contact Mairead on 086 4114225, Cupan tae included and no charge.

The weekly ‘working nights’ meet in the village square at 7.30pm each Tuesday, volunteers are always welcome.

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.

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 083 4007748 or 067 21988.

A bus is available to take parishioners from Coolbawn, Ballinderry and Terryglass to the Saturday 8pm Mass in Terryglass and departs from Kilbarron at 7.15pm.  For further information or to book a place please contact Loretta Tiernan 067 28066 or Mary Tierney 28167
The bus to Nenagh each Thursday departs Paddy’s, Terryglass at 10am, Ballinderry 10.10, Coolbawn (Molamphy’s) 10.20 arriving in Nenagh at 11am. The bus returns from Nenagh at 2.10pm .We urge you to consider availing of these services, which are free to Travel Pass holders. The bus operator is Ken Daly 083 4007748 or 067 21988 or if you require more information on any route please contact Louise 067 27088. A bus travels each Friday from Nenagh via Borrisokane and Ballingarry to Bingo in Birr.
A bus also travels to Borrisokane each Monday departing from Terryglass around 1pm, via Ballinderry, Coolbawn and Carney Commons and arrives at 2pm and departs for home at 4pm. Services are door to door and booking can be made by contacting Ken Daly.


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