Weekly News 15th April 2012

Terryglass was vibrant with a festival on Easter Sunday. A large crowd gathered to attend the official opening of Terryglass Village Green. All the speakers spoke with appreciation of the community spirit and co-operation that led to the development of Terryglass Green.
Among the guests were members of the very first committee who entered Terryglass into the Tidy Towns contest over 40 years ago. At the time, an entry could only be accepted through a bona vida club and the ICA Guild facilitated this. ICA members were in attendance and Terryglass was particularly honoured that Biddy Gleeson was there, as she is a founder member of the ICA Guild in 1949. Following a blessing by Fr. Michael Cooney, Joe Hogan, Chairman, introduced the other speakers. Ronan Gleeson, representing North Tipperary Leader Partnership, spoke admiringly on the village’s utilization of the Leader Grant. Dr. John Tierney, Dublin City Manager, officially cut the ribbon following an inspiring discourse on the village’s history and his emotional ties with the place. In conclusion he recited a poem he had written about Terryglass which encompassed the essence of his speech.

Our next meeting will take place this 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.

The first swallows of 2012 were sighted in our area last week, this is exactly the same time as last year.

Due to popular demand the second print run of ‘Our Favourite Recipes’ produced by the children of Kilbarron N.S. is now available. You can purchase your copy at Hannigans, Kilbarron, Heenans, Borrisokane, Kennedys, Puckane or Country Choice, Nenagh.

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

The ‘Tip of the Week’- is just a few general tips. Keep property secure- get window and secure door locks fitted. Always remember to keep your front and back doors locked. Always ask for ID before letting anybody into your house – it is OK to say no if you are not sure. Lock your car and do not leave valuables in it, even for a short time.. Get a smoke alarm fitted and check your fire alarm regularly. Have a fire plan, including keeping all escapable routes clear.

The Rape Crisis Centre, Nenagh are planning a 3 hour Self Awareness and Personal Safety training session for women of all age groups in Kilbarron Hall. For further information please contact Martina Carroll at 067 28188.

To mark the National Spring Clean 2012 please come and meet in Terryglass village this Saturday morning, April 14th 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 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

Shannon Rangers played their last game of the season last Sunday in the league away to Ballymackey (b) but lost 2-1. Ballymackey scored 2 in the first half and Rangers missed a penalty in the second , the game opened up and Rangers got a good goal back through a John Flannery flicked header and were unlucky not to get a second when Keith Kelly hit the post with a strong shot, but it was not to be on the day.
Thank you to all who showed up on the Sunday and thanks to all the players and management and committee for a great season and the chance of a top 4 finish. We hope to have an end of season night out with maybe a ‘player of the year’ award and once more thanks to all for a great season.


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