Weekly News 5th January 2013

Birthday greetings are extended to Mrs. Brannigan, Rodeen, the oldest resident in the parish, who celebrated her 99th birthday on New Year’s Day. We wish her many more years of health and happiness and it is great to still see her out and about.

On behalf of Stella FM, thanks are extended to the The Derg Inn for providing the venue for the recent local meeting of the radio station. Thanks also to Joe Hannigan, Valerie Cotter and Tony Donoghue for their interesting interviews.
Watch out for more from Stella FM in the new year.

We welcome into our parish Erin Guest, who was recently baptised.

What was happening in our parish 20 years ago at the beginning of 1993?
Plans were afoot for the North Tipperary Ploughing Championships to be held in Kilbarron on the Burke and Dennison farms on March 7th.  In February Mrs Mai O’Sullivan was preparing for her imminent retirement from Kilbarron NS after 29 year’s service. The new teacher to the school was Mrs Eimer Brown, who took over classes from Mrs Bernie Grace who filled Mrs Sullivan’s place.
The Shannon Rovers GAA Club Dinner Dance occurred on February 6th in Dooley’s Hotel, Birr, music by the Firesiders. The guests of honour were the 1967-68 North and County Champions.

Kilbarron N S Parent’s Council has produced a beautiful 16 page colour calendar with lovely photos of all the school children and their teachers. The cost is €10 and they are available from Kilbarron N S and Hannigan’s shop.
The Parents Council will also host celebrity chef Nevin Maguire’s cookery demonstration in the Abbey Court Hotel on Tuesday 26th February 2013. Tickets are €25 and are available from Carmel Fox 087 6359492, Hannigan’s, Kilbarron and McDermott’s Pharmacy, Borrisokane.

Can we all continue to keep an eye on our elderly neighbours during the cold weather and enquire if there is anything they need.
The ‘Tip of the Week’ is on Garages and Sheds. Garages and sheds are often full of expensive tools which are ideal for breaking into the rest of the house. Fit strong locks in garages and shed doors and make sure doors are solid enough not to be kicked in. Lock ladders inside the garage and shed. Also take note of the serial numbers of expensive equipment, it makes it more traceable if stolen.

The club will reopen again on Monday 7th January from 2-4pm in the Church of Ireland Hall, Borrisokane . We look forward to seeing you for our usual afternoon of gentle exercise for older people, chat. Bingo and refreshments.

Friday 4th January is the 1st Friday and Mass is in Kilbarron at 9.30am and in Terryglass at 7.30pm preceded by Adoration at 6.30pm and Benediction at 7.20pm.
Sunday 6th January is the Epiphany and the weekend Masses are at the usual times.

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 087 6273177 or 067 21988.

A bus is available to take parishioners from Terryglass, Ballinderry and Coolbawn to the Saturday 7.30pm Mass in Terryglass and departs from Terryglass at 6.50pm.  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 087 6273177 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.


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