Weekly News 5th January 2014

A very special Birthday Greeting is extended to Mrs Brannigan, Rodeen, who is celebrating her 100th birthday this New Year’s Day. She was born Molly Carroll in Lisquillabeen, Coolbawn, and on her marriage to Jimmy Brannigan went to live in Roedean. She is the first person who was born and lived her life in the parish to reach the wonderful age of 100. We all wish her many, many, more years of health and happiness.

It is that time of the year for looking back at events and happenings in our parish. We go back to 1964 to see the forming of the parish Over 60’s Club at the end of that year.
More recently here are some of the happenings for1994, the late Bridie O’Brien was busy gathering past parish history for her forthcoming book. A new stage was completed in Kilbarron Hall thanks to voluntary work. Tomas Hogan played on the Tipperary Junior hurling team, Martin Burke was named the Shannon Rovers Player of the Year and had played with the Nth. Tipp hurling team in the Munster final. A festival was held in Kilbarron in August. The top three All Ireland Malting Barley awards from Guinness (Irl) went to three parish members: 1st Seamus Horan, Ballinderry, 2nd Brendan Tierney, Terryglass and 3rd Joe O’Meara, Coolbawn.  At the Nenagh Show Bridie Hannifin and Bridie Brophy from Kilbarron both won best dressed lady in their group. Last but not least John Slattery won the open senior ploughing championship held in Cloughjordan and Ciaran won the Nth Tipp U/28 ploughing contest.

Kilbarron Hall committee are looking for people’s ideas for making more use of this parish amenity, i.e. parties, workshops, music events, drama, exercise classes etc. All suggestions and ideas welcome, please contact Declan Dunne 087 6607692

The death occurred recently of Maureen Dunphy, nee Tierney, Birr and formerly of Slevoyre. Sympathy is extended to her family and friends.

The Shannon Rovers Review Book 2013 is now on sale The annual review will once again look back on the highs and lows of our GAA activities in the parish and includes many photos and pieces of information on events of the past year, every grade is included. The Shannon Rovers Review is priced at €10 and proceeds will go the Juvenile hurling and football club. .

The Tip of the Week is – Home Security. Fit a door viewer, this will allow you to safely see who is outside prior to opening the door. Fit a door chain limiter, this will allow you to open the door while allowing you some control over security. Front and rear doors should be kept locked day and night, windows should also be locked.

Friday 3rd January is the 1st Friday and Mass in Kilbarron is at 9.30am and in Terryglass at 7.30pm preceded by Adoration at 6.30pm and Benediction at 7.20pm. Monday 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany and Mass is in Terryglass at 9.30am and in Kilbarron at 11am.

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.

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