Weekly News 1st December 2013

Borrisokane Community College Parents Association will hold another fundraising night in The Derg, Terryglass this Friday November 29th. The theme is ‘An Eastern Food Night’ and a stunning array of eastern dishes to suit all tastes will be available and all free. There is an ongoing Monster Raffle for a Peugeot 308, with tickets €5 each, with three for €10 and a full book of six tickets for €20. The draw will take place on December 31st. The Autism Centre in Borrisokane Community College is the only one of its kind at secondary level in North Tipperary. So please come along to the Derg and support this cause.

At the recent County Council’s 2013 Environmental Awards Kilbarron New Cemetery came third in the Nenagh area for the Best Burial Grounds. Well done to all involved and a sincere thank you for all the time so generously given to keeping the cemetery in such excellent condition.

The death has occurred of Peter Keane, Bunatobar, Carney. Removal took place from Bushy Park Funeral Home to Kilbarron Church last Monday week and after Requiem Mass on Monday morning interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. Peter was a respected farmer and also delivered milk to the local creamery. He was renowned for his sense of humour and wit and enjoyed to drink a ‘kitty’. He will be missed by his relatives and friends.

If you would like to remember a loved one by making a donation to Nth.Tipp. Hospice Movement, you can do so by placing a contribution in the special envelopes available in The Guardian office, Bank of Ireland, AIB, TSB, Ulster Bank or the Library. A tree will be placed at the Court House, Nenagh and will be lit at 4pm on Saturday 7th Dec. If you would like a light to shine for your loved one please put the name of the person or family on the envelope with your donation. All monies raised locally will stay locally.

The monthly meeting of Terryglass ICA Guild took place in Terryglass Community Hall on Wednesday 6th November. Votes of sympathy were passed with the Cahalan family on the death of David and with the Kelly and Hough families on the death of Mamie Kelly and a minutes silence was observed. €550 was given to the Nth. Tipp. Hospice Movement, which was the proceeds from the recent Coffee Morning. Some members attended the Federation meeting in Ballinsclough and members have been invited to the Supper Evening in Ballingarry. The Nth. Tipp. Federation Christmas Dinner will be held in The Thatch, Ballycommon, on Monday 16th December. Noi, our president, gave a demonstration on making floats with flowers, candles and incense and it was decided to float them at twilight on Kent’s pond in November.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th December at 8pm and hostesses for the night are Bridie Cahalan and Mary Quirke.

The Shannon Rovers Camogie Club Auction was held in Kilbarron on Sunday 17th November. We would like to thank all those who came and supported us on the day. Big thanks to all the help given over the past number of weeks organising the event. We are very grateful and thankful for all the generous donations of timber, vouchers, cakes etc. A more detailed note on the Auction will be included in next week’s Guardian.

Subscriptions for the upkeep and maintenance of Kilbarron Old Cemetery are now due and can be paid to Michael Molamphy (Jnr) or Christy Cormican.

The annual Ladies Christmas Night Out will take place in Brocka on the Water on Friday 6th December at 8.30pm. Limited places are available, for information and booking please contact Marcella McKenna 087 6879502

The Puckane and Carrig Drama group are staging a three act comedy ‘Too Close to Home’ on November 28th/29th /30th in Ballycommon. The comedy is written by Jimmy Keary and directed by Michael O’Meara. A couple of members of the Kilbarron Drama Group feature in the cast and would be glad of your support.

Our festive pop up shop opened last Saturday and will be open every weekend up to Christmas. We have an array of Food products, Crafts, Arts, Toys and gifts on offer. A free gift wrapping service will be provided with donations welcome for the Autism Centre in Borrisokane Community College. A range of tasty seasonal treats and old fashioned leaf tea will be available in the tearooms.
Should you wish to become involved you can call or text 086 4114225 or email riverrunhouse@gmail.com

The Tip of the Week is – do not carry large amounts of cash and valuables in your bag. Don’t wear too much jewellery or valuables on your person. Spread your valuables i.e. your house keys in your bag, your mobile phone in your jacket and your cash in your trouser pocket.

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 or 067 21988.

The annual Christmas Party will be held in the Church of Ireland Hall, Borrisokane on Monday 9th December at 1pm. The menu choice is either Turkey and Ham or cod and for dessert Christmas pudding, trifle or chocolate gateau. There will be a hot drink on your arrival and the meal will be followed by music from Margaret and Rita and Seanie and dancing. Names and menu choice can be given to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.


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