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Weekly News Roundup - Saturday 27 Dec 2008

Reaching Out Yearbook

The 2008 Reaching Out Yearbook is the largest produced to date with no fewer than 18 contributors and 44 pages.
The book, edited by Maureen Byrne, highlights the 60 years of ICA in the parish which was founded on Jan 13th 1949. To honour the occasion, the association has launched a recipe book with the members favourite dishes.
An additional dish could have been the scorpion and sesame square which Eamonn Byrne experienced on his comprehensive report on his trip to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. Parishioners experiences in such diverse locations as Calcutta, Guatemala, Zambia and Poland are also highlighted.
For history lovers, the famine years in Tinryland and stories from the 1930's and 1940's whet the appetite. The years sporting events are also extensively covered.

The book which costs 6 is available from the Gala Shop, Tinryland, Deanes Shop, Barrack St and at the church

Mrs. Mary Fields

Family and friends were shocked and saddened with the sudden death in St. Luke's Hospital on Sunday December 7th of Mrs. Mary Fields (nee Grogan), 18 St. Joseph's Terrace. Mary, who aged 65 years, was a native of Knockanally, Kilcock Co. Kildare and came to live in the Tinryland area in the 1970's. A very resilient woman, she suffered a huge loss in life with the death of her husband Michael in September 1977, when her youngest child William was just 10 days old. She was left with the big challenge of tending to her family of seven children, all of whom were very young. Relatives, neighbours and friends gave some help but the main burden remained with herself. In more recent years she enjoyed the arrival of grandchildren and delighted in taking part in important events in their lives. She was a gentle, sociable woman, who loved to chat with others, a very hard worker and was very proud of her family.

One of the older members of her own family of 13 in the Newtown parish of Kilcock, Kildare; as such from an early age she helped her own parents in carrying our lots of chores and helping to run the home.

Predeceased by her husband Michael, she is survived by her sons Michael, Colm and William, daughters Catherine, Ann, Caroline and Brigid, special friend John Byrne, sons and daughters in law, grandchildren, great-grandson, brothers Christy, Jimmy, Paddy, Austin and Matt, sisters Bridget, Margaret, Frances, Josie and Dympna, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

She was also pre-deceased by her brother Michael and sister Ann Campion.
Removal took place from her daughter Ann's residence (Tinryland) on Tuesday evening at 6.50 o'c. to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland arriving at 7 o'c. Funeral took place after 11 o'c. Mass on Wednesday to adjoining cemetery.

Carol Service

Congratulations to St. Joseph's Juvenile AFC who organized a Community Carol Service last Wednesday. There was a wonderful community celebration to prepare for Christmas. Thanks to the organizers, the singers, the children who took part, and the donors of food and cash to help the two charities; St Vincent de Paul Society and Bothar.


The A.G.M. of Tinryland G.F.C. originally fixed for 9th December has been postponed to Monday 5th January. Mass for deceased members will be held in St. Josephs church prior to the meeting on 5th January also.


To mark the 60th anniversary of Tinryland ICA which occurs on the 13th January 2009, the guild have produced a cookbook. The book was launched last week and is now available from any of the ICA guild members and also at Jim Deane's shop, Tinryland. It contains the favourite recipes of members collected over the years. The book costs 10 euro and the proceeds will be donated to the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care team.

Tidy Towns

A number of new bins have been recently placed in the village. It is hoped that there will be continuing efforts to keep the village tidy and enable further progress in the Litter League and Tidy Towns competitions.

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