Weekly News 10th August 2013

The next meeting of the newly formed Kilbarron and Terryglass Historical Society will be held this Friday August 9th at 8pm in the Sports Field Pavilion, Ballinderry. The meeting is open to all with an interest in history, heritage, archaeology and folklore of our parish. Proposed topics and projects for the society to undertake over the coming year will be discussed, so if there is anything you would like the society to consider please come along. Further details or queries can be e-mailed to kilbarronterryglasshistsociety@gmail.com.

With just a week to go, the countdown is on to the 15th Terryglass Arts Festival. Details of all events and workshop programmes for the five days of the festival can be found in the recently launched Festival Brochure, which is available free of charge in local shops and libraries.
A family festival, Terryglass Arts Festival has an extensive programme of daytime workshops taking place from Thursday 15th August to Saturday 17th August. Numerous workshops are on offer, guaranteeing a weekend jam packed with fun filled entertainment for all the family. This is once again due to the generosity of the sponsors, most of whom live and work locally, whose support is essential to the on-going survival of the festival.
Sunday 18th is Family Fun Day with craft demonstrations, interactive live music and street entertainment to captivate and amuse all the family.
Tickets for festival events can be booked on line on www.terryglassartsfestival.ie booking charges apply  Booking is also available by phone on 087 2181663 and tickets will then be held to be collected in the village hall from the festival box office within 48 hours of booking, otherwise tickets will be resold

Congratulations are extended to Cliodhna Heenan and Manus Heenan, Terryglass, on their achievements in the recent Munster Fleadh and we wish them continued success when they compete in the Fleadh Cheoli na hEireann in Derry on August 17th.

We welcome into our parish Charlie Bourke who was recently baptised.

Work continues every Monday evening in Kilbarron and if you can spare some time it would be much appreciated, meeting in the square at 7.30pm.
The group will also be pleased to accept old jam jars with lids that can be re-used as part of the Tidy Towns Re-think, Re-use initiative, contact Ann Butler 087 6603648

The ‘Tip of the Week’- is ‘Protecting Your Children’ Tell children of the tactics that are used by abductors to approach them e.g. to go looking for a pet, offering gifts, asking directions to a location and offering lifts etc. Tell them they should never go with strangers into cars or houses regardless of what explanation is being offered. Tell your child to inform you immediately if a stranger approached them. Never dress your children with their names conspicuously on their clothing as strangers may use their names to get their attention. Tell them to scream and where to go if a person tries to grab them.

The weekly ‘working evening’ meets in the village square at 7.30pm each Tuesday, volunteers are always welcome. The area is looking especially well and there are a lot of visitors in the area so please continue to be vigilant regarding litter.

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.

The next outing of the club will be on Monday 19th August to The Thatch, Ballycommon, for a three course meal at 1pm. The afternoon will then continue with music from Seanie. There is a menu choice of roast stuffed turkey, beef and Yorkshire pudding or cod for the main course and a choice of dessert of trifle, apple crumble or strawberry roulade. The subsidized cost is €10 and names can be given to Jimmy Donnelly 067 38237or Loretta Tiernan 28066.


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