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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 23 Apr 2008

Golf Classic

All support would be greatly appreciated for the upcoming Golf Classic in aid of the Carlow branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The venue is the beautifully designed Leinster Hills Golf Club on Saturday April 26th and the entry fee for a team of Four is 200. Refreshments in the Golf Club on the night with music. For further information contact Seamus Dowling at 085 7617936.

Community Games

Training will commence in the Parochial Fields this week for the local area. Training will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm until the County Finals on June 28th.


Athletics
Pat Byrne continued his recent impressive form with a fine win in a 4 mile Road Race in Waterford over the weekend. Pat has already broken the National Masters Indoor 3000m record and represented Ireland in the World Armed Forces Cross Country this year.

Novena
The Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help takes place on Mondays in St. Clare's Church, Graiguecullen from this week up to May 26th at 7.30 pm.

April Energy Saving Tip from Tinryland National School.

To save energy, only run the dishwasher when it is full. If you only have a few dishes to wash, why not wash them by hand!

Pilgrimage to Knock
To celebrate 85 years of apostolic work, there will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Monday May 5th (Bank Holiday). Enquiries to Pauline at 059 9143918.
The diocesan pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday June 1st. People from all 56 parishes in the diocese are encouraged to take part in this event.

Pilgrimage 2008

The St. Pio Pilgrimage 2008 to Benevento and San Giovanni, takes place from August 8th (St. Pio's Anniversary) for 7 nights. The group leader is Brendan Byrne and the spiritual director is Fr. Brendan Byrne. There is a special group price of 849. For more information contact 059-9152666.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Alzheimer's Tea Day is a lifeline for people with dementia and their families. Make this the "Biggest Brew"ever by registering to host a party in your home or workplace on Thursday May 1st. Call 01-2846616 or visit www.teaday.ie to make a difference.

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