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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 4 Dec 2004

ICA Meeting

A meeting of Tinryland ICA will be held tonight (Wednesday) in Rathcrogue Centre at 8 pm. A Christmas flower demonstration will be given. All new members are welcome to attend.

Senior Citizens Party

The Christmas Party will be held in Ballykealy Manor Hotel on Sunday December 12th at 5.00pm. Any senior citizen who may not have attended previously and who would like to attend this year should give their name to one of the following: Betty Grogan, May Byrne, Mary Moore, Jenny Byrne, Josie Kelly, Marie Byrne, Nan Farrell or Maureen Byrne.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Marian Geoghegan, Ballinacarrig on the death of her father Mr. Pearse Butler, Ballinacarrig and late of Kilkenny who died on Thursday last.

Diocesan Candle

A special diocesan candle will be available next weekend December 4th and 5th for the households of the parish. Three more volunteers are still needed for Saturday evening mass to help distribute the candles after Mass. The volunteers should come into the sacristy before masses to learn how the distribution is done.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

To mark the Year of the Eucharist, which runs from October 2004 to 2005, the Society has a large candle for each diocese in the province. The Kildare and Leighlin candle will soon arrive in the cathedral and spend a week there. Then the candle will be transferred to other parishes in the diocese where the Society exists. It will be a focus for our Eucharistic devotion in the parish.

Christmas Spectacular

Carlow Choral Society will present Vivaldi’s Gloria, excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and a selection of Christmas Carols in Carlow Cathedral on Sunday December 12th at 8.30 pm. Tickets are 15 Euro (10 for concessions, 5 Euro for Under 16’s). Tickets are available from the door or from Choir members. The website of the society is

Picture enclosed of the Junior and Senior Infants Classes from Tinryland NS who went to Kilkenny to see the production of Santa and his Magic Sleigh in the Watergate Theatre last week. (Click link at the top right of screen)

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