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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 21 Sep 2008

Tinryland Gain Points in Tidy Towns

Despite much disruption in the village due to the nearby Carlow Road bypassconstruction, Tinryland Tidy Towns committee were delighted to gain some additional points in this years competition. The adjudicator on his first visit was very impressed with the church and its commanding position in the centre of the village and by its splendid granite gate pillars. He also felt that the old hall was worth
preserving which is currently subject of a parish questionnaire regarding its feasibility. Local business Seery's Cakes and Carlow Cornice and Mouldings were complimented for their road frontage and upkeep as was the local school and gala shop. Local estates such as Dun na Ri were admired but weeds in the beds near the sculpture got a thumbs down. The positive litter control was commended on with the participation in the winter league and the schools involvement which saw them
receive a 2nd Green Flag. The ball alley was referred to as a visual problem while traffic calming measures were favourably noted. With the cessation of the road works, the judges felt that the village has the potential to become an even more attractive place than it is at present.
The total marks received were 227 pts.


Tinryland Variety Group will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday 23rd
September in Tinryland GFC Clubhouse at 8.00pm. 2009 will see the group’s fifth
production and it is hoped that we will once again have a large cast. Highlights
have included reaching the final of the South East Tops in 2007, winning the Carlow
Tops in 2008 and receiving various adjudicator awards throughout the last few years.
A special appeal is being made to men to participate in this year’s show, and also
for some more adults to join. Theneed, dancers, singers, actors, stage crew and
general chancers! Anybody looking for more information can contact Madeline
0868534550, Michelle 0863460433 or Robert 0863501699.


The local tidy towns committee are currently circulating a questionnaire regarding
the restoration of the old school hall in the village which has been out of use for
the past 10 years. The existing roof is in need of repair and is being removed. The
questionnaire includes questions relating to its future use such as what can be done
to the hall,
what facilities should there be, what respondents would do and further suggestions.
The form is available in the local shop or from any member of the committee and
should be returned by Tuesday
September 30th. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Teagasc Carlow in conjunction with Carlow LEADER is running a Farm Food
Business Programme commencing on Wednesday 8th October 2008. The venue
is The Leader Office, Bagnalstown.

Further information: Contact Amanda Murray, Carlow LEADER (059) 9720733.

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