Weekly News 21st July 2012

This year’s Terryglass Arts Festival will run from Wednesday August 15th until Sunday 19th and once again the organisers have a brilliant selection of performers to entertain you. The opening  night sees the Cork based Snatch Comedy Improv in Terryglass Community Hall, and on Thursday Gary Jermyn entertains. Jack L performs on Friday in Terryglass Church.
Tickets are available from The Derg Inn, Terryglass or can be booked online www.terryglassartsfestival.ie or by phone on 087 2181663
There is a splendid program of workshops with something for all tastes and ages. The brochure will be available very soon.

The outing of the Shannon Rovers Golfing Society took place on Saturday 14th July at Thurles Golf Course and the results are as follows: 1st. Sean O’Donoghue, 2nd Gerry O’Meara, Gross Padraic Cahalan, 3rd Donal Hourigan, Front Nine Barry Cahalan and Back Nine Sean Darcy. The next outing is the Captains Prize on August 25th.

A thank you to all who supported the Jumble Sale held in June in Terryglass, especially all who donated items and who came on the day. Just over €1,000 was raised towards sending two sick people to Medjugorje in October. Again, a sincere thank you from Joan Molloy and Mary McGeeney.

This Thursday night, 19th July, you are all welcome to the first night of ‘The Rambling House’ being held in the new tea rooms, River Run, from 8-10pm. Please 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. Great work is being done. Please be vigilant about litter and householders are encouraged to continue to keep their own surrounds looking good.

The ‘Tip of the Week’- is keeping your home safe while on holiday. If you have a domestic alarm inform your monitoring centre if you are absent and ensure any nominated key holders will attend promptly to any activation. Make full use of light timing devises. If you are going to be away from your home for a long period of time notify the Garda Station of your absence. Carry out housekeeping exercises around the grounds of the house and remove or secure any unsecured items. Arrange for a neighbour or relative to collect your mail. Be aware of any insurance limitations on vacant premises.

The annual Shannon Rovers Golf Classic takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th August, in Portumna Golf Course. €2,500 in prizes. Time Sheet in operation, please phone 090 9741059. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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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