Weekly News 8th June 2014

Our congratulations and good wishes are extended to Joe Hannigan on topping the poll in the recent council elections in the Nenagh electoral area.

The death occurred on Sunday, May 18th, of Michael O’Donoghue, Greenlane, Borrisokane. After reposing at Bushy Park Funeral Home removal took place to Kilbarron Church and the following morning Funeral Mass was celebrated and burial took place in the adjacent cemetery beside his late wife Tess. Michael was 88 years old and was a highly respected member of the farming community and very well regarded in the parish. Sympathy is extended to his brothers Martin and Patrick, sisters Patricia and Esther, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Birthday greetings are extended to Boysie Moore, Coolbawn, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday 6th June. We wish him many more years of health and happiness with his wife Nell. Birthday greetings are also extended to Matt Fogarty, Ballinderry, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday 2nd June with family and friends in Terryglass and we wish him continued health and happiness.

The next meeting of the Historical Society is due this Friday 6th June at 7.30pm in the Pavilion, Ballinderry.
This will be an update on the Kilbarron 200 project (June 13-15th) and the World War 1 Project (July 27th) which are both fast approaching. The sub-committees involved with both projects will run through the talks scheduled for both events in order to get feedback and reviews from the society members.
We ask that all members attend this general meeting as the Kilbarron 200 celebration is set for 13-15th June and it would be helpful to have a number of volunteers for stewarding etc., on Saturday 14th June which has been given over to the Historical Society. If anyone is unable to attend the meeting on 6th June but wish to assist on the Saturday (14th) could they please make the Society aware.

We wish the best of luck to our Leaving and Junior Certificate students who start their exams this Wednesday 4th June.

We wish continued success to Cillian Dunne, Kilbarron, who will be competing on June 7th in Dublin in the qualifying rounds of the 800 and 1,500 metre track racing events for the forthcoming World Junior Games.

Congratulations to Conal Moran, a student at the Cistercian College, Roscrea, who was chosen as 1st Year Hurler of the Year 2013-14. His award was presented by Kilkenny Hurling Manager, Brian Cody.

Nenagh Red Cross Community First Aid Course will be held this Saturday, June 7th, in Terryglass Community Hall from 10am-4pm. Contact Caroline on 087 7873517.

Congratulations to the six children of Kilbarron School, Aoibhe Dunne, Jane Hogan, Katelyn Kennedy, Roisin McDermott, Cathal Hogan and John O’Dwyer, who received their First Holy Communion from Fr. Michael, last Sunday week in Kilbarron Church.

The bi-centenary of Kilbarron Church will be celebrated over the weekend 13-15th June with an exciting and entertaining selection of events. On Friday 13th June there will be a musical evening with James Kilbane in Kilbarron Church at 8pm. Tickets are €10 each in aid of a defibrillator for the village and are available from Parish Pastoral Council members or phone 087 1704422 . On Saturday 14th there is an Historical Walk starting at 2pm from Kilbarron village, followed by a presentation in the Old School Hall on the history and events in the parish down through the years, followed by refreshments. To end the day there will be dancing at the Crossroads at 9pm until midnight, music by Brendan McGrath. On Sunday 15th Mass is in Kilbarron Church at 2pm celebrated by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly. Barbecue in the village from 3.30pm, music and entertainment provided by Brendan McGrath and local musicians and dancers

The next meeting will take place a week later than normal, on Wednesday 11th June at 8pm and will be the last meeting before the summer break. The hostess for the night is Geradine Wisdom.

Terryglass Improvements Assoc. would welcome any helpers to join its evening clean-up. Participants meet in the village square every Tuesday at 7pm and everyone is welcome.

If you can spare time on a Tuesday evening please come along to the village around 7pm.

Ballinderry Village Improvements meets each Thursday at 7pm at Elsie Hogan’s. Please bring bags and weeding equipment, all ages welcome.

The last week for collecting your used clothing, shoes, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys (any condition once they are clean).and dropping them into Kilbarron School this Friday June 5th. If you need to have your bags collected please contact Carmel Fox on 087 6359492.

The Tip of the Week is-Preventing Burglaries. (1) Lock your doors and windows, sounds simple, but the data tells us we are not locking our front and back doors and rear windows. One in three burglaries is being prevented by this simple action. (2) When we are in our homes and gardens we should lock doors and windows that are out of sight. (3) When leaving our home make sure that the windows and doors are fully secured. Use your security alarm if you have one. Ask a neighbour or friend to check your home if going away for longer periods. Lock and secure sheds/garages/tools and ladders, these are valuable property and aids to burglars.

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 .

Friday 4th June is the First Friday, Mass is in Kilbarron at 9am and in Terryglass at 8pm preceded by Adoration at 7pm and Benediction at 7.50pm. Confession before each Mass.

The next outing of the club is on Monday 23rd June for a meal at 1pm in The Thatch, Ballycommon, followed by an afternoon of music, song and dance with Seanie. The menu choice is Stuffed Turkey, Beef and Yorkshire pudding or Herbed Cod, dessert is trifle, crumble or strawberry roulade. The subsidized cost is €10 and names can be given to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237 or Loretta Tiernan 28066.

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