Weekly News 8th April 2012

Dr. John Tierney (Dublin City Manager) will officially open Terryglass Village Green on Easter Sunday, April 8th at 12.30pm sharp, following a blessing by Fr. Michael Cooney. This will mark another fun day with refreshments, ceol agus craic in Terryglass as they celebrate the completion of this attractive facility.
The demolishing of a derelict wall opened up a public recreational area and enhanced the aesthetics of the village. A local workforce prepared the area for master stonemasons to complete their work. The green has been thoughtfully landscaped around the old trees in line with natural contours of the land.
The development of the Terryglass Village Green is the largest project ever undertaken by the Terryglass Improvements Association. They are keen to acknowledge that its success can be credited to enthusiastic community spirit and co-operation backed by Leader Partnership funding. All are welcome !

The Terryglass Easter Festival has an array of interesting events lined up for this Sunday. At 11am there is a Village Market and Cake Sale in the Community Hall. The main event is the official opening of the Village Green by John Tierney, Dublin City Manager, at 12.30pm. The afternoon continues with a Easter Egg Hunt at 2pm and a ‘Historical Tour’ given by Mary McGeeney at 2pm and the cost is €3. At 3pm come and enjoy the ‘Mad Hatters Party’, cost €2 and to round off the day there will be a raffle at 4pm for a handmade Easter Egg. Throughout the day there will be a selection of ‘Mini-Workshops with Aileen.

Sympathy is extended to Lizzie O’Dwyer, Cloninaha, Ballinderry, on the recent death of her sister Ann Larkin, Kilmeaden, Waterford.

Congratulations are extended to Marie Costello, Terryglass, on coming 3rd in the ladies U/19 1,500 walk in Nenagh last weekend.

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th April at 8pm and all members are requested to attend as this will be our annual general meeting. Anne Clarke, Information Specialist, will attend the meeting. Hostesses for the night are Biddy Gleeson and Nuala Guest.

Pilates classes continue on Wednesday nights in the Pavilion, Ballinderry. Payment nightly. Beginners welcome.

The ‘Tip of the Week’- is a reminder on interior lighting, it is important when a house is vacant that an impression is generated to would be intruders that the house is in fact occupied. This can be achieved by using plug in timers on wall sockets connected to a table lamp or other kinds of lamps. It might also be advisable to use a plug-in timer for a radio or other sound system that gives the appearance of someone being home.

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

The First Friday visits will be done on Thursday 5th April at the usual times.
Holy Week Ceremonies are as follows: Wednesday a Penitential Service in Kilbarron at 8pm. Holy Thursday the Mass of the Lord’s Supper  in Terryglass at 8pm, Good Friday the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm in Kilbarron and Stations of the Cross in Terryglass at 8pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 9pm in Kilbarron. Easter Sunday Dawn Mass at Skehana and Easter Sunday Mass in Terryglass at 11am

Shannon Rangers made it two from two with a fine 2-0 win over Clodagh in Clodagh last Sunday. Rangers had a strong start and after a steady first half went on to score 2 goals in the second half with George Hannigan bagging both , the first a nice lob and the second a header. This was a great win because we were missing 6 or 7 players. Once again thank you to all the lads who showed up on Sunday, the club really appreciates their efforts.

A well attended and brief annual general meeting took place on Monday 26th March. The following were elected: Chairperson Jimmy Donnelly, Vice-chairperson Billy Tiernan, Secretary Patricia O’Donnell, Treasurer Loretta Tiernan, Exercise Organiser Marie Chevalier, Committee Peg Hodgins, Phyllis O’Meara, Mary Quirke and Sam Wilson.


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