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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 17 Jun 2007

Jumble Sale a Success

A jumble sale organised by 5h and 6th class pupils in Tinryland NS on Wed last raised a sum of 750 Euro. The money will go towards the building of a three storey school complex in Ghana, Africa. The school will serve towards the education of children in 4 villages who cannot access affordable education. The money will be presented to the Hacketstown Christian Centre.

Tidy Towns

Volunteers are invited to join in the work each Wednesday for this years Tidy Towns effort.
All who wish to help out should meet at the Church gates at 7.30 pm.
A good amount of work needs to be done on maintenance and enhancement of features in the village.

Pride of Place

Tinryland Cemetery has been entered in the Burial Place Category of the 2007 Pride of Place Competition. For this reason and in preparation for the annual cemetery mass (Friday July 6th at 8 pm), all are encouraged to make a special effort in cleaning the cemetery.

Knock Pilgrimage

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society are organising a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday June 23rd. Early booking is required as numbers are required to reserve a bus. Contact Josie Kelly at 087-8324656 or any committee member of the parish branch.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

A 5 day pilgrimage to Lourdes is being organised by the St. Joseph's Young Priests Society and will take place from September 7th to 12th. The cost is 695 Euro per person. Bookings can be made to Tullys Travel, Carlow at 9136100 or Josie at 087-8324656.

Cemetery Mass

This years annual Cemetery Mass will take place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Friday July 6th at 8 pm.

Community Games

The following are the local results from the Carlow Community Games Gymnastics competition which was held recently:

Girls Under 8: 3rd- Jade Dowling (Castletown)
Girls Under 10: 1st- Laura Holohan (Brownshill) 2nd- Aine McGoff (Tullow Rd.) 3rd- Roisin Brennan (Rutland)
Girls Under 12: 2nd- Tricia Sloyan (Brownshill) 3rd- Rebecca Holohan (Brownshill) 4th- Sine McGoff (Tullow Road)
Girls Under 14: 1st- Sara Rennick (Brownshill)

Team: 1st- Brendan Hutton, Sara Rennick, Tricia Sloyan and Rebecca Holohan.

The following local swimmers all performed well at the recent Carlow Community Games Swimming Finals:

Girls Under 8 Freestyle: 2nd- Laura Ward 3rd- Katie Curran
Girls Under 12 Freestyle: 2nd- Niamh Kennedy 4th- Maria Lawlor
Girls Under 12 Backstroke: 3rd- Mary Ann Quirke-Bolt
Girls Under 14 Breaststroke: 4th- Aisling Kelly
Girls Under 13 Squad: 2nd- Niamh Kennedy, Mary-Ann Quirke-Bolt, Aisling Kelly, Vicky Kidd, Maria Lawlor.

Boys Under 8 Freestyle: 3rd- Shea Byrne
Boys Under 10 Freestyle: 4th- Conor Crowley
Boys Under 14 Breaststroke: 1st- Donal Curran 2nd- Owen Luke Kelly
Boys Under 14 Freestyle: 2nd- Patrick Quirke-Bolt
Boys Under 13 Squad: 3rd- Owen Luke Kelly, Patrick Quirke-Bolt, Brendan Quirke-Bolt and Brendan Farrell.

Tinryland Area Development Association (TADA)

TADA are in the process of setting up an arts and crafts group in the area for beginners to advanced levels. The group will be set up if sufficient interest is shown. For further information contact Michael at 9140083.


Carlow Community and Voluntary Forum and Carlow LEADER Rural Development Company Ltd invite all community groups to a special meeting on Tuesday June 19th at 8 pm in Ballykealy Manor Hotel, Ballon. The purpose of this meeting is to engage with all the community groups in Carlow to ensure that their views and needs are reflected in the next LEADER programme for the county which is scheduled to operate from 2007 to 2013. Carlow LEADER will also be launching their "Sustaining Community Buildings" Manual on the night.

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