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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 23 Nov 2006

Pride of Place award

TINRYLAND NS took first prize in the Carlow Co. Council Pride of Place awards, which were held in the Lord Bagenal, Leighlinbridge on Tuesday night.
There was a total entry of 30 schools from around the county and the school was presented with a cheque for €700.
Mick Byrne, on behalf of Tinryland Tidy Towns,’ was presented with two awards. The village finished second in the Co. Carlow Development Section and also received the Co. Council chair-man’s prize of €500 for great progress during 2006.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ PARTY: The Christmas senior vitizens’ party will be held on Sunday, November 26, at 5.30pm in the Ballykealy Manor Hotel. Anyone wishing to attend should give their name to one of the following: May Byrne, Jenny Byrne, Marie Byrne, Betty Grogan, Mary Moore, Josie Kelly and Nan Farrell.

REACHING OUT: Work has commenced to prepare the Reaching Out magazine for 2006. Articles, reports or photos from individuals, clubs, societies and the school would be very welcome. They should be dropped in to Maureen Byrne, Ballybar Upper, or emailed to before November 24 please.

CARLOW LEADER: Carlow Leader is currently planning for the next programme from 2007 to 2013. The Board of Carlow Leader invites submissions from individuals and groups on actions and strategies, which would improve the quality of life in rural areas and diversify the rural economy (tourism, craft, speciality food, environmental and renewable energy and agricultural sectors.) Submissions must be received on or before 5.30pm on November 27 to: Carlow LEADER, McGrath Hall, Bagenalstown Co. Carlow. For more information contact Fiona on 059-9720733 or check

SYMPATHY: Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Marian Monahan, Castletown on the death of her brother Pat Donoghue, Rathnapish recently.
Also to the O’Neill families of Ballycrogue and Staplestown on the recent death of Mrs. Mary Kirwan, Ballycrogue.

GOOD WISHES: A speedy recovery is wished to the Chairman of Bennekerry/ Tinryland Community Games Tommy Lyons, Tinryland, who is recuperating after a recent ill-ness in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

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