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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 10 Dec 2001

Tinryland - Belarus visit

BREDA and Michael Aylward of Linkardstown have recently returned from a visit to Belarus. They were delighted with the welcome they got from their hosts and local villagers. Breda described conditions there like Ireland in the 1930ís. People live a very primitive way of life with basic food, heating and sanitary conditions. Her mobile phone was a major attraction. Burial graves are being dug up now to avoid winter snow problems of January/February. It was also distressing for them to see the beautiful neat houses and villages that were deserted when the Chernobyl disaster struck.

BUS TO DUBLIN: There will be a coach trip to Dublin on Sunday, December 9th to attend the Windsor Christmas market and also a visit to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. For further details contact Eithne Ryan or Edward Dawson.

TINRYLAND SENIOR CITIZENS: The Tinryland senior citizens Christmas party will be held in Rathcrogue house on Thursday 6th December at 7 p.m.

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