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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 14 Sep 2009

Martin Kavanagh

The death occurred in the District Hospital, Carlow on Saturday last of Martin
Kavanagh of Castletown and formerly of Raheenleigh, Myshall. Martin who was in his
92nd year worked for many years as a road
overseer with Carlow County Council. One of the projects which gave him the most
pride was the laying of the road from the Nine Stones to the top of Mount Leinster
for the erection of the TV mast.
Despite living in Castletown for the past 35 years, he always remained a proud
Myshall man. He is survived by his wife Liz whom he married in 1944 and they
celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2004.
He is also survived by his son Matt (Bagenalstown), grandchildren and great grand
children. He was predeceased by his daughter Maureen who died suddenly in 1969. His
remains were removed from Kearney's Funeral Home, Fenagh
to the Church of the Holy Cross, Myshall on Sunday evening. His burial took place in
Lismaconly cemetery after Requiem Mass on Monday.

Walking Path

The construction of the new walking track at the Tinryland G.F.C.
grounds in Rathcrogue is now completed and already many members are
using the new facility.
The track which is 700 metres in length looks like proving very popular
with the many local people who enjoy walking and jogging but are finding
the local roads increasingly dangerous now that winter is approaching.
The walking track which will be floodlit each evening between darkness
and 10 p.m. was constructed by local site developer George Deane.


Our Parish Lotto presently is helping to fundraise for the Hall refurbishment. In
the Draw of Wed 2 Sept the winning numbers were 4, 8, 24, 29.
Our winners this week were: Martin Farrell c/o Brendan Farrell; Mary Maher c/o Josie
Kelly; Frank Kelly, Ballybar and Paddy Moore, St Martins.
The Jackpot will be worth € 17,000 this coming week.


An open meeting will be held in the refurbished old school on Tuesday, 15 September
at 8 pm. The object of the meeting is to set up a
hall committee and to make some decisions about the running of the hall. All
organizations and clubs which hope to avail of the hall are invited to send a representation.

Eithne Ryan Tours:

A pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sun 20 September. Booking and further details
from Vera 9727313 or Katie 9146371.

Theatre Opening

The Visual Centre for Contemporary Art & the George Bernard Shaw
Theatre will open
in Carlow town with a full artistic programme across the visual
and performing arts this autumn. On September 26th, the centre will be
launched with a full festival day of carnival and fun and games for
all the family. Volunteers are required who can perform side show
acts. Contact
Visual Centre for Contemporary Art & the George Bernard Shaw Theatre c/o
Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow. Tel: 059-9172455. email:

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