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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 17 Dec 1999

Tinryland Tigh an Raoireann

Editor Maureen Byrne with Clem Delaney on design and layout have again combined to produce an excellently informative and well illustrated emigrants letter.

The many articles include a century of Gaelic Games in Tinryland through the great years of the 40s to the ‘99season. There is also fine coverage on nonagenarian Jack McArdle with senior citizens Susan Nolan and Paddy Kavanagh also putting pen to paper.

Regular contributor Peadar MacMurcadha gives a vivid description of school in the 30s and also the experience of steam engine threshing.

1999 was the year of the Golden Jubilee of Tinryland ICA (the second oldest in Carlow after Bagenalstown) and this was well documented in the publication with a selection of pictures.

Much interest for younger parishioners will be the fine collage of school photographs covering the many and varied events during the year.

The book sells for a nominal £1 and is available at the Church, the GAA Club and from Deanes Shop, Tinryland and Barrack St. Carlow.

Great Night: Tinryland Senior Citizens held their Christmas Party in Rathcrogue House Hotel last week. The 80+ local contingent were joined by groups from Tullow and Ballon. After a very enjoyable dinner music was provided by the Josie Kelly Band. Fr. Dunne, PP, not to be outdone by the present Riverdance Craze showed that he can still step it out with the best while Pat Hayden gave a lovely rendition of Charlie Lansborough’s “Forever Friends”. The committee would like to thank the many people who donated spot prizes for the night.

Alert AGM: The AGM of Tinryland Community Alert was held on November 30t in Rathcrogue. This year, the group received a grant from the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs and from the National Lottery which enabled them to purchase 33 Emergency Response Personal Alarms bringingthe number in the area to 58. They also had 30 sensor lights fitted bringing the total to 55 in the area. With these extra security devices, the group is confident that people will feel safer and more secure in their own homes. There are a few units still available and can be obtained from 33560. The committee elected this year was Jim Boles (Chairman), Mary Murphy (Secretary), Liam Fitzpatrick (Treasurer), Garda Liam Lawlor (Liaison Officer). The committee would like to thank everyone who helped in anyway during the year and Tinryland GFC for the use of their facilities for meetings.

Appointment: Mrs. Norma Crowe. B.Ed. takes up her new appointment as resource teacher in Tinryland today (Wednesday). Her duties will be shared with Bennekerry NS. Mrs. Crowe has previously taught in Ballytore, Athy and Bunclody and is a native of Tipperary.

Dance: Tinryland GFC will hold a Millennium Dance on December31 in Rathcrogue Centre. Music will be provided on the night by M and M and the event is an all ticket affair. Tickets are available from any committee member.

Goose Club: The Annual Goose Club will be held on Sunday, December l7 in Rathcrogue at 7 pm. Once again the usual high class prizes are on offer and a good night is guaranteed for everyone.

Christmas Trees: A selection of Christmas Trees are currently for sale in Tinryland. For further details please contact 0503-35022 or 086-8732447.

Results: The following were prizewinners in the 1999 Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games fundraiser: 1. £100 David Nolan, Powerstown, 2. £50 TJ Farrell, Brownshill, 3. £40 Kitty Kelly, Kernanstown, 4. £30 Thomas Renssen, Brownshill, 5. £25 each Harold Sweetnam, Ballyloo, Statia Townsend, Linkards-town, Mary Donoghue, Burrin Manor, 8. Kiste Selection of Cakes Mary Shannon, Ducketts Grove, 9. Bottle of Whiskey Dalton Family Rathcrogue, 10. Kiste Selection of Cakes Bridget Larkin, Kernanstown.

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