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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 23 May 2005

TINRYLAND VILLAGE PLAN: The draft local area plan for Tinryland is available for inspection until Monday May 30 at Carlow County Council Offices, Athy Road and the Town Council Offices, Staunton House, St. Patrick’s College. Submissions on the plan must be received by the council before this date. It would be in the interest of locals to view these plans as the rezoning planned in the area is quite extensive.

PILGRIMAGE: The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday, June 25. The bus will leave Tinryland at around 7.45 am and the cost per place is 15. Bookings and payments should be made by June 12 to Josie Kelly, Linkardstown at 087-8324656.

CARLOW WOMENS AID provides an information, support and counselling service for women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in the home. Freephone 1800 444 944.

APOSTOLIC WORK SOCIETY: The Apostolic Work Society will hold its annual retreat in St. Patrick’s College, Kiltegan on Sunday, May 29. All are welcome. For further information contact Statia Townsend, Linkardstown or Pauline Cleary, Tinryland.

ICA ANNUAL OUTING: The annual outing takes place on June 15 visiting Airfield House and Gardens, Dundrum and also Dundrum Shopping Centre. This will be followed later by an evening meal in the Priory, Kilgowan. Non members are very welcome. Enquiries from Frances at 9142073, Freda at 9146539 or Denise at 9140462.


The celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi takes place on Sunday, May 29. As this is the year of the Eucharist, there will be an outdoor procession after 11 am Mass with the Blessed Sacrament being carried on the chosen route (starting in the square, turning left in the village and returning by the Parochial Avenue).
All clubs, associations and organisations of the parish who are taking part are invited to provide a steward who will attend a meeting on Thursday, May 26 at 8 pm. The newly confirmed and the First Communion Class will form the start of the procession. Four men to hold the canopy are also required. Helpers should volunteer in early May and notify members of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society or Fr. John McEvoy.

The annual pilgrimage of Padre Pio to Holy Cross Abbey takes place on Sunday, May 29. For further information contact Eithne Ryan 9722004.

ATHLETICS: There were some good performances from Tinryland juvenile athletes at the Carlow Track and Field Championships in Ardattin on Sunday last. Local winners were Dearbhla Kelly (u-12 600m and u-13 long jump), Stephanie Murphy (u-14 100m), Emma Brennan (u-16 80m hurdles), Amanda Cassidy (u-16 100m), Adam Murphy (u-10 80m), the boys u-11 relay team, Peter Morgan (u-16 100m) and Christopher Costello (u-16 80m hurdles).

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