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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 18 Jan 2009

Tinryland ICA Guild celebrated their 60th anniversary on the 13th January in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow which was the exact date of its first meeting in 1949. The evening commenced with an Ecumenical Service, which was jointly conducted by Rev Olive Henderson, Rector of the Killeshin group of parishes and Fr. John McEvoy, PP, Tinryland.

The ecumenical service was followed by a celebratory dinner, which was attended by over forty members, past members and invited guests including Imelda Byrne, ICA Federation President, Councillor Jimmy Townsend, Breda O’Mahony, representing the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team, Maureen Byrne, Editor of the anniversary cookbook, Rev Olive Henderson and Fr. John McEvoy.

During the evening, Breda O’Mahony from the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team was presented with a cheque for €2,000, the proceeds of the sale of the anniversary cookbook, by Nuala Phelan, President of Tinryland ICA.

Two of the founder members, Rita Hayes, Ballybannon and May Byrne Ballybar Upper, cut the anniversary cake and were presented with watches by the Guild President, Nuala Phelan, to mark the occasion.

All had a memorable night, which in no small way was due to the tremendous work that went into planning and organising the occasion especially by President, Nuala Phelan, Secretary Margo Brophy and Treasurer Frances McDonald.

Aware as part of Depression Awareness Week Nationwide (DAWN) 19th ---- 24th January
are hosting a talk entitled RECOVERING FROM DEPRESSION in the TALBOT HOTEL CARLOW on Monday 19th January 2009 at 8pm. The speakers will be Dr. Ben Parmeter and Annette (an individual with experience of depression). Admission is free and all are welcome. Further details are available at 053 918 4525 or

ARTS GRANT 2009: Application forms now available for grants to support professional Artists who are originally from Carlow or currently reside in Carlow (including writers, composers, visual artists, etc.) Arts Acts Grants aimed at supporting non-professional artists and art groups who are originally from Carlow or currently reside in Carlow are also available. Application details from Arts Office, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow. Phone: 9170301. Email: Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4 pm on 13th Feb 2009.

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 which costs €6 is available from the Gala Shop, Tinryland, Deanes Shop, Barrack St and at the church where it can purchased for 5 Euro.

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