Weekly News Roundup - Monday 12 Dec 2005
Sadie Honoured on RTE
Tinryland native Sadie Burke (nee Foley) was a special guest on the RTE show “When Dreams Come True” on Sunday of last week.
Sadie, who now lives near Bulmullet Co. Mayo is a much-respected Bean an Tí with Coláiste Mhuigheo and was one of two people interviewed by presenter Ray Darcy for the programme. While she has only taking in students for around 10 years, she has made a name for herself as one of the best in the business among those who have stayed with her over those years and many former students together with parents and neighbours paid tribute to her on the night.
The parents of her students also told of how nothing is too much trouble for her, and how she 'mothers' each of the kids in her care, paying very individual care to each child and their needs.
Her husband Michael and sons William and Matthew were also interviewed on the programme. Celebrity Chef Nevan Maguire also made an appearance to make the offer of giving Sadie a well-earned break from the kitchen by preparing a special meal for her in the home.
The full interview can be seen on the RTE website www.rte.ie/tv/whendreamscometrue/
Toy Show Stars
6 year old David Kehoe from Ballyloo along with Conor O’Doherty from Bennekerry sang in front of over a million viewers on Last Fridays Late Late Toy Show. David attends the Spotlight Stage School in Carlow and was chosen from over 20,000 young performers to appear on the show. They sang the old Shirley Temple classic “I’m getting nuttin’ for Christmas”. David is a son of Vinny and Mary and has one sister, Ailbhe. Based on their performance last Friday, the pair have potential to be future stars on Television.
The AGM of Tinryland NS Parent/Teacher was held in Tinryland NS on Tuesday night last. Outgoing secretary Mrs. Aisling Nolan outlined the various activities held by the association during the year. She complimented those involved in the mini marathon and the Christmas concert, which raised some much needed revenue. Outgoing Treasurer Mrs Margaret Chubb reported a healthy balance for the year. All classrooms had received equipment. The association also financed cultural events for the school and provided for an SPHE lecturer. Officers elected: Chairman Mr Michael Byrne (outgoing), Hon Sec Mrs Caroline Farrell, Hon Treasurer Mrs Barbara Nolan, Mrs Meliosa Walshe was co-opted to the management board replacing Mrs Breege Buchs.
Tinryland P/T association are preparing for their annual Christmas draw. Donations of prizes towards Xmas hampers can be given to Margaret before Friday.
The Late Paddy Nolan
The death occurred of Paddy Nolan Upper Knockbower last Thursday in the District Hospital Carlow. Paddy who was 64 had been sick for some time and worked in the construction industry driving a crane for Cork firm O’Brien’s for many years. His remains were removed from Kearney’s funeral home, Fenagh on Friday evening to St.Joseph’s Church Tinryland. He was interred in the local cemetery after Requiem Mass on Saturday. He is survived by his mother Katie, brothers Jimmy, Dick, Tom and John, sisters Pauline Byrne, Kathleen McEvoy, Theresa Burke and Colette Burke, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Eileen Moore, 15 Tinryland on the death of her sister Ms Frances Stringer in Liverpool. She was a native of Cloneen, Nurney.
Training for the variety group has resumed and will be held every Tuesday night at 8:00pm in the clubhouse. Open to anybody over 16 interested in singing, drama or dance. New members young and old welcome.