Weekly News 2nd March 2014

A very interesting and enjoyable evening was had by all at the recent Kilbarron/Terryglass History Society meeting, where there was a general discussion on the history and legend of Ballinderry Mill. Many thanks to John Mulvihill for chairing the talk, with many contributions from people who shared their memories and knowledge of the mill during its working years. It gave a fascinating insight into part of the industrial heritage of the parish. Many thanks to all who turned up to share their experiences of the Mill.
A lot of information has come to hand concerning people connected to the parish who were involved in World War 1 in some capacity. It is hoped to have a presentation on this interesting subject in Terryglass on Sunday 27th July.
The Society will also present a History of Kilbarron Church on Saturday 14th June and an historical tour of Kilbarron parish, as part of the celebrations of the bi-centenary of Kilbarron Church.
The Historical Society meets on the second Friday of each month in the Pavilion at the Sportsfield, Ballinderry.

Birthday greetings are extended to Nell Moore, Coolbawn, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on Sunday 2nd March. We all wish her many more years of health and happiness.

The monthly meeting of Terryglass ICA Guild took place on Wednesday 6th February in Terryglass Community Hall. Votes of sympathy were passed with the Gerrard family on the death of Mide Gerrard, Anne Tierney on the death of her mother Mrs. Ryan, the Tiernan family on the death of Jim Tiernan and the family of Noel Gleeson. A minutes silence was observed. The next Federation meeting is on 19th February in Toomevara and 4 members will attend. Gerardine Wisdom will enter the Federation competition for a wall hanging made from Christmas cards. Anne Clarke, Information Specialist, is compiling a list of member’s names and their number of years in the ICA and there will be a presentation of certificates from the National President, Liz Wall, at The Abbey Court Hotel on 4th April.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 5th March at 8pm, hostesses for the night are Noi and Gerardine.

Enrolling of new pupils for the school year 2014/15 will take place in Kilbarron NS on Monday 3rd March from 7-7.30pm. Please contact the school on 067 28144 for further details.

Enrolment of pupils wishing to start Terryglass NS in September 2014 is now taking place. Please contact the Principal, Noreen, Sheridan, on 067 22269 before Friday 14th March.

Congratulations to Cliodhna Ni Eanain and Manus O hEanain, Terryglass, on their success in the recent Munster finals of Ceol an Gheinhridh na Mumhan.

Congratulations to Kilbarron NS who won the Under 13’s section at the recent Borrisokane Credit Union’s Primary Schools Quiz. The team consisted of Oisin McMahon, Kate Fox, Cian O’Meara and James McDermott.

The Tip of the Week is –Offers of cheap services, goods or repairs such as painting and roofing etc. from door to door salespersons should not be entered into without checking with neighbours first. Check for identity and contact numbers of door to door salespeople and workmen before agreeing to any purchases.

Kilbarron Operation Transformation continues each Tuesday night with circuit training in Kilbarron Hall on Tuesdays at 7.45pm. New members welcome.

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.

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