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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 12 Nov 2001

Tinryland - Village takes top awards

TINRYLAND took three top awards at the Carlow Floral Pride Awards held in Rathcrogue on Wednesday last. Tinryland NS was best school in the County, having impressed the judges with the array of flowers, window boxes, mural, mosaic and ogham stone at school entrance. Tinryland Village got First Prize in Section C of the Village Competition for the quality of the flower displays during the year. Full credit is due to Jim Deane and his team from T.A.D.A for their contribution. Mrs. Maureen Doran received the Chairmanís Award for the enhancement of the bridge area adjacent to her residence. Over £2000 was awarded to the area in these three categories.

Grant: Tinryland Area Development Association have been successful in securing grant aid of £600 under the Local Environment Partnership Funds 2001. The group will organise several projects for Tinryland NS pupils who will be involved in the local environment work. The Development Group wishes to thank the members of Foroige, who as one of their projects, cleaned up the area around the bonfire.

SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSFUL ART EXHIBITION:: Tinryland artist Noreen Thomas (nee Madden) held a very successful art exhibition in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford last week. Noreen combined with Coolkeeno artist Jacinta Crowley Long practically managed to sell out the 80 pieces of work on display which were mainly on pastoral themes. Noreen, who co-owns Buddies and Blooms Flower Shop in Carlow, was delighted with the contacts she made as her exhibition was part of the Wexford Opera Festival.


Tinryland AC finished 2nd team in the Leinster Novice Cross-Country in Rathdrum Co. Wicklow on Sunday last. The team was led home by PJ Byrne in 8th, who was ably assisted by Dwayne Farrell, Sean Doyle, Eddie Walsh and PJ Doyle. The above quartet helped Carlow to silver medals with the help of Alan Byrne of LOT. In the Veterans Category, Tommy Payne finished runner up to Dublin athlete Tom OíConnor. JJ Murphy in 15th position won the over 50 section.

A meeting of the club takes place in Rathcrogue House on Wednesday next, November 7th at 8.30 pm.

REACHING OUT: This yearís Reaching Out Emigrants Newsletter is due to be published by early December. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone wishing to submit articles does so to Maureen Byrne, St Gerardís, Ballybar Upper by Saturday November 10th.

ICA MEETING: The Tinryland ICA Monthly Meeting takes place in Rathcrogue House tonight (Wednesday) at 8 pm. All new members are welcome.

COACH TOUR: There will be a bus tour to Dublin on Sunday November 11th to attend a sale of work and Christmas fair in aid of the Oblate Missions in Inchicore. There will be various stalls, Christmas gifts and wheel of fortune. The trip also includes a visit to the Windsor Sunday Market, Belgard Road. For further information please contact Eithne Ryan at 22004 or Edward Dawson at 59109.


There is currently a venture to provide Christmas boxes for children in Eastern Europe. Anyone interested in this project should collect a leaflet at the back of the church and return filled boxes to Tinryland NS on or before Friday November 9th.

TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz in aid of Staplestown Parish takes place in Rathcrogue House tonight (Wednesday) at 8.30 pm. All support would be great-ly appreciated.

FOROIGE: Tinryland Foroige Group would like to thank all who supported their cake sale on November 4

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