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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 13 Aug 2006

Tidy Town Fundraiser

Tinryland tidy towns committee held a very successful fundraising in Rathcrogue GFC recently. The committee would like to thank all those who purchased tickets, donated spot prizes and helped in any way. While growth of grass has been poor in recent weeks, beautician Caitriona Murphy found plenty of hair to be waxed in Noel Scully and Martin “Sparky” Murphy. Judging of the hanging baskets, window boxes, village garden and country garden will be held in mid August. Entries can still be handed in at Deane’s shop. A new mulching lawn mower has recently been purchased. Mr. Paddy Moore a committee member will take care of the mower and look after the lawns in Dun a Ri, St Josephs and St Martins. Local residents were very pleased with the landscaping carried out at Kanes Cross and McArdles by Michael Byrne.

Our Lady’s Island

There will be a bus going to Our Lady’s Island on Tuesday August 15th for the official opening of the pilgrimage season. There will also be a visit to the grave of Fr. Lambert in Blackwater.
For more information contact Eithne Ryan at 9722004.

Autumn League

The Tinryland AC Autumn League will commence on Wednesday, September 6th, with a two-mile stage starting in Tinryland at 7.30 pm.
This will be followed by 2 further 4 mile stages with the first taking place on September 13th at 7.30 pm followed by the Rockford Race on Sunday September 24th at 2 pm.
The final stage will be over 2 miles on Friday September 29th at 7 pm.
The league is open to runners, joggers and walkers alike.
After the final stage there will be prizegiving and refreshments in Rathcrogue Centre with awards to all those who complete 4 stages.
The cost is €5 per stage with the Rockford Race costing 10 Euro.

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