Weekly News 07-09-2011

The death occurred on August 28th of Michael Hill, Bellgrove, Borrisokane. His remains were removed from St. Joseph’s Funeral Home, Borrisokane to Ardcroney Church on Monday evening and after Requiem Mass on Tuesday internment took place in the new cemetery, Ardcroney. Mike was a popular and respected friend and neighbour, a quiet and agreeable gentleman. Sympathy is extended to his wife Maura, brother Tom, relative and friends.

As part of Ireland’s ‘Biggest Coffee Morning’ Bridie Cahalan and colleagues from Terryglass ICA Guild will hold a coffee morning in Terryglass Community Hall on Thursday, September 15th from 9.30am until 1pm. in aid of Nth.Tipp. Hospice Home Care Movement. Your continued support will be greatly appreciated to help us maintain the hospice home care service we have in place for cancer patients and their carers in this area.
So come and join us for a cup of tea/coffee and some home baking, we especially invite you to come and avail of this opportunity to join others for a chat that morning.
Official Nth.Tipp. Hospice collection boxes will be in The Derg Inn and Paddy’s Bar Terryglass for contributions if you cannot attend the coffee morning.

There will be a Coffee Morning at Bridie O’Meara’s home in Ballinderry in aid of Milford Hospice, Limerick, on Thursday 15th September from 10am until 1pm. Please come and join us for a coffee or tea and sample the home baked cakes and tarts while supporting this worthwhile cause. If you cannot attend a donation may be given to Bridie or placed in the Collection Box at O’Meara’s Dry Cleaners, Borrisokane.

The first meeting of Terryglass ICA Guild after the summer break will be held on Wednesday 7th September in Terryglass Community Hall at 8pm. Hostesses for the night are Mollie Hyland and Nancy Ryan

Rose Carty, Coolbawn, has a new show ‘Water and Colour’ in Nenagh Library for the month of September, with a varied selection of subjects in watercolour, oil and mixed media. Rose has exhibited widely in the UK, Wexford and Tipperary and her last show was a great success, with buyers from all over the country, all work is for sale.

Congratulations to Padraic O’Meara, Ballinderry, who recently celebrated his 21st birthday, we wish him well for the future.

Now is the time to start collecting any saleable items for the forthcoming Jumble Sale which will be held in Terryglass Community Hall on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning of the Halloween weekend. We are looking for suitable raffle prizes and any items that can be sold e.g. bric-a-brac, books, plants, toys etc., unfortunately we are unable to accept electrical goods or large pieces of furniture i.e. beds and mattresses. Volunteers needed and willing help greatly appreciated.
The proceeds of the sale will go to St. Vincent de Paul and also to two local men who will be travelling to Kenya with Fr. John Molloy’s project ‘Build For Hope’.

The Ballinderry Sportsfiels’s Annual Cycle will now take place on Saturday 17th September to give more time for training. The route will be similar to last year’s very popular parish tour. There will be a €30 entry fee and no sponsorship cards. Cycle helmets are compulsory.
Refreshments will be available at the finishing line at the Sportsfield.

The Pastoral Parish Council is currently setting up a Parish Website. The site will be maintained by the Parish Council and will be an information site catering for all aspects of parish life. One area of the site will be a directory of all businesses in the parish. If you would like your business to be included in this directory please contact Lisa McGeeney, Willie Ryan, Larry Dunne or any member of the Parish Council.  If you have already received a form for completion please return as soon as possible. If you require any further information regarding the website please contact Larry Dunne:  phone 087 2752633

The maintenance fees are now due and can be paid to Paddy Leenane. The committee wish to thank everyone for their continued support.

The ‘Tip of the Week’ is – Safety on Campus, with students returning after the summer break and others leaving home for the first time.
Avoid situations where you are travelling alone at night time, when travelling on foot use busy roads and well lit walk ways. Don’t display obvious valuables e.g. jewellery, handbags etc. Always take care when using ATM’s. When socialising don’t leave open drinks unattended even for a short period. Don’t leave property unattended in libraries, lecture theatres, rest/changing rooms. If you think you are being followed go to the nearest place where there are other people, contact the Gardai. If you are assaulted help is available to you from the Gardai 24 hours a day. Remember no mobile credit is required to make a 999/112 emergency call.
In your accommodation, lock front and back doors at all times, if leaving check windows are locked. Take care letting in callers, ask for identification if in doubt. Take special care of valuables i.e. laptops, Ipods, mobile phones. Use your door chain and always lock outside doors. If you receive strange or abusive phone calls contact the Gardai/Campus Security.

Nth. Tipp. VEC are providing classes for adults who wish to improve their reading, writing, spelling, basic maths and computer skills for everyday living. Students can work on a one-to-one basis with a volunteer tutor or in a small group. For further information contact Liz at 067 31845.

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 €20, €20 and €30 for a line, two lines and a full house respectively, with the full house before the break rising to €100 and €50 for the last one. There is a flyer for €200 each week and the full house if the jackpot isn’t won is €100.
Buses are available from the surrounding areas and cost €5 return, 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 Kilbarron, Coolbawn and Ballinderry to the 8.00pm 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 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 next outing of the Lower Ormond ARA will be to ‘The Derg’ Terryglass on Monday 19th September for a three course meal, followed by an afternoon of music, dance and song from Seanie and Christy Gleeson. The choice of menu is sea trout or beef and cherry trifle or rice pudding and the subsidized cost is €10, names and menu choice can be given to Gordon Bennett, Loretta Tiernan, Jimmy Donnelly or Phyllis O’Meara.

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