Weekly News 2nd November 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to bid farewell to the readers of our parish news, after 23 years I am passing the task into the capable hands of Margaret O’Brien. She can be contacted for inclusion of news items on 087 2772545 or email obrien.mt1@gmail.com
Finally a thank you to all who kept me informed of events happening in Terryglass and Kilbarron.

The death occurred on Wednesday 22nd October of Margaret Hogan, nee Costello, Bellevue, Coolbawn. Removal took place from St. Joseph’s Funeral Home, Borrisokane, on Friday evening to Kilbarron Church and after Funeral Mass on Saturday burial took place in the adjacent cemetery beside her late husband Michael. Margaret, better known as Mogsie, was in her 92nd.year, a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. The family moved from Macloon to Bellevue in the early 1960’s where they were a respected part of the farming community. She was a skilled card player and also loved a game of bingo. Pre-deceased by her sons William and Michael sympathy is extended to her daughter Kathleen, son Paddy, son-in-law Willie, sisters Anna-Mae, Carmel and Kitty, grandchildren Noelle, Claire and Brian, relatives and friends.

Kilbarron Terryglass Historical Society is organising a walking tour of the historical village of Lorrha scheduled for Saturday 8nd November commencing at 11am. The tour will take around 2 hours. There will be soup/sandwich followed by tea/coffee in Friar’s Tavern at a cost of €6. Anyone interested in taking part in this wonderful opportunity to hear the fascinating history of the village of Lorrha can email kilbarronterryglasshistsociety@gmail.com or phone 087 2074377 or 087 2687149 or 086 6064105. We ask that all names and money be forwarded by Sunday 2nd Nov. to any historical society member.
The appropriate footwear and clothing is recommended given the time of year.

The monthly meeting of Terryglass ICA Guild took place on Wednesday 1st October in Terryglass Community Hall. Votes of sympathy were passed with Margaret Molloy on two recent bereavements in her family, sympathy was also expressed on the deaths of Mary Gavin, nee Tierney and Mary Gladwin, nee Tierney that occurred in England. A minutes silence was observed.
Mary Quirke represented the guild at the recent Nenagh Country Market’s 50th birthday celebrations. Aerobics will be starting in November, in Nenagh, and some members will be attending.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th November at 8pm and hostess for the night is Margaret Molloy.

The Ballinderry Village Initiative group is sending out a questionnaire to houses in the parish as part of a survey it is conducting. All householders are urged to complete the form which will be collected later.

Operation Transformation is in action again and Kilbarron Hall Committee is organising ‘Keep Fit’ classes in Kilbarron Hall on Wednesdays from 8-9pm, with a weekly ‘Weigh-in’ at Hannigan’s at 9pm. So why not come along and join the fun while losing some unwanted weight and getting fitter..

Please start collecting your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys, in any condition once they are clean. Bags may be left into Kilbarron School any Friday from now on. Final collection date is November 10th.

The Tip of the Week is again in regard to cold calling, people are receiving calls from companies doing household surveys. Unless you know who you are speaking to do not give out details of the age group of the household or whether you are living alone. Do not give out information that will allow them to know when the house is likely to be unoccupied.

The winter Mass times are as follows: Terryglass 7.30pm on Saturday night and Kilbarron 10am on Sunday morning. All evening Masses are 7.30pm.
The Remembrance Mass for the Holy Souls is in Terryglass at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th November.
Cemetery Sunday will take place this Sunday, 2nd November, starting in Kilbarron New Cemetery after 10am Mass and immediately afterwards in Kilbarron Old Cemetery and in Finnoe Cemetery at 12 noon. In Terryglass- New Cemetery at 2pm and Terryglass Old Cemetery immediately afterwards.

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 club outing is on Monday 10th November to Dublin for Christmas shopping, departing from Borrisokane at 10am. Names can be given to Jimmy Donnelly or Loretta Tiernan.
Chiropodist, Emma Stanley, will be at the club on Monday 3rd Nov. for foot care.

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