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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 20 Jan 2008


The search for the person with Tinryland’s X Factor 2008 is on. Follow
ingnthe success of recent years, Tinryland’s X-Factor is back and this year
promises to be even more exciting. This year, the competition will once
again be run over two nights. The heats will be held on Friday, January
25th in Tinryland GFC Clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Here, our 2007 contestants
will battle it out under the scrutiny of our local judges. Following the
ir performances, the audience will vote for the acts that they wish to put
into the final, to be held in the clubhouse on Friday, February 1st. Bot
h nights promise to provide great entertainment. At last year’s competit
ion,Tricia Moore was crowned X Factor winner 2007. This year, Tricia will
feature as a soloist when the variety group competes and has promised to
make a guest appearance at the X Factor fundraiser. Admission is €5.
All proceeds will go to Tinryland Variety Group, which is once again hosting the event in order to raise funds to stage a show in March of this year. On March 5th and 26th the variety group will represent both Tinryland and County Carlow when they compete in the South East Tops of the Town in Taghmon, Co. Wexford, against other groups from the South East. Last y
ear,the group was delighted to reach the final and come second, despite very
tough competition. Rehearsals are now underway for Tinryland Variety
Group’s 2008 production which is entitled ‘One Night ón Broadway’.
This show promises to be an excellent one, with a large and very talented cast of performers. We are still looking for stage crew, projection assistant
s,lighting technicians and others willing to get involved. Tinryland will
stage the show on Wednesday, March 7 and Friday, March 16. Tinryland’s
first performance of the competition will be on stage at Taghmon/Camross
GAA Centre with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets for the X Factor are
available in the clubhouse and shop or by contacting members of the variet
y group. great deal of funding is needed to finance the show and all suppo
rt is greatly appreciated. Anybody wishing to compete in the X Factor that
has not already expressed any interest, please contact a member of the Variety Group as soon as possible. Anybody looking for information ón either the X Factor or the variety group in general can contact 0863501699.

January Energy Saving Tip from Tinryland NS

Many of us use a computer at school, work or at home. The computer is using energy when it is turned on, even if nobody is using it. When you are finished, always remember to turn everything off fully, including the monitor and printer.

First Communion Programme

The next special mass in Do This in Memory Programme is at 11am on Sunday January 27th.


The Annual Cork to Carlow Cycle for the County Carlow Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association will take place on the 14th and 15th of June 2008. This will be the 30th year of this event so book early to secure your place. For details contact Jack Doyle at 086-8402081.


The Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in St. Andrew's Parish Church, Bagenalstown commences on Tuesday February 5th 2008 and continues for nine Tuesdays to Tuesday April 1st 2008.
The Novena will commence at 7.30 pm with Mass followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Speakers will include John Lonergan, Governor Mountjoy Prison, Fr. Paul Dempsey, Eddie Stones, Fr. Liam Morgan, Sr. Cecilia Molloy, Fr. Joe McDermott, Alice Cairns and Dana Rosemary Scallon.

Carlow Area Supported Employment

Carlow Area Supported Employment is a Fas funded service based in Pollerton Rd., Carlow.
Supported Employment is an initiative that enables and empowers people
with disabilities to be employed in paid jobs in the open labour market.
It is a free and confidential service available to both employees and employers.
If you are seeking employment and have a disability or if you just want
further information please phone 059/9135564. We will be happy to answer any enquiries you have.

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