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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 30 Dec 2009

Reaching Out Newsletter

The 2009 Reaching Out Yearbook is another very impressive publication with many contributors and 40 pages.

The book, edited by Maureen Byrne, highlights the 60th anniversary of ICA in the parish which was founded on Jan 13th 1949 along with
Fr. Eamonn Hayden's experiences in Zambia.
Liam Byrne has made very impressive contribution with two very interesting articles on both the recently retired Clem Delaney and
Kathleen Costello who shares her experiences of 80 years in the area along with raising a family of 15 children.
There is also a pictorial review of the year with events as diverse as the Tinryland GAA Fun Day, Senior Citizens, Garden Centre Opening and Corpus Christi
Procession all covered.
All of the sports, parish and school events in the area are featured in the newsletter along with old photographs while Jim Deane makes an excellent contribution
with his chronicle of the Tinryland men involved in the 1798 Rebellion.

Other articles include one on the Variety Group, Maureen Byrnes feature on the New Parish Hall and Maureen O'Connors piece on Ageing.

The book which costs €5 is available from the Gala Shop, Tinryland, Deanes Shop, Barrack St and at the church and is extremely good value for money
with many other interesting parts in the publication.

New Motorway

The opening of the Kilcullen to Carlow bypass 27km stretch of the M9 Motorway on Monday last was widely welcomed in the Parish.
The completion and opening of the new road, which started construction in January of last year, now means road users from the area can travel
from Tinryland at the Rathcrogue Interchange to Dublin on continuous dual carriageway which should increase road safety and reduce travel times
to the capital considerably. This extension of the M9 should also put Tinryland in a more prominent position on all road maps and make the area
more accessible to visitors from other parts of Ireland.


The following are the times of Christmas Services in St.Joseph's Church, Tinryland.

Children’s Mass 6 pm 24 December.
Midnight Mass 9 pm 24 December.
Christmas Day Mass 11 am.

Variety Group

Tinryland Variety Group are holding our annual fundraiser 'The Tinryland X-Factor' - it takes place over 2 nights - Saturday the 23rd of January 2010 and the final will be held on Friday the 29th of January 2010.
We are looking for people who would like to take part - so if you would like to take part or know of someone else who would like to take part please contact us as soon as possible at or contact us on facebook -

The Late Tony Jeaney

People in the local area were shocked with the sudden death of Tony Jeaney at his home in Garryhundon House on Tuesday. Tony, who was in his 76th year, had enjoyed excellent health and only visited the doctor
on his 70th birthday to renew his drivers licence.
A man of quiet disposition, he was very popular with his neighbours in the Nurney and Bagenalstown area. He worked as a carpenter for all of his life and was involved with Sisk Construction
in the building of the Braun Factory in Carlow in the 1970's.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen (nee O'Neill), sons Anthony and Nicholas, daughter Sheila, granddaughters Emma and Ciara, daughter in law, sister Philomena, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his brothers Nicholas and John Joe.

Remains were removed from his home at 7 pm on Thursday to St.Joseph's Church, arriving at 7.30 pm. Requiem Mass took place on Friday at 10.30 am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.


The marriage took place in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Friday last of Thomas Pender, son of Tony and Bridie, Ballybannon and Heather Darlington of Dunmore East Co.Waterford.
The chief celebrant was his uncle Fr.Tom Carroll, Parish Priest of Parteen Co. Clare and was assisted Fr. John McEvoy PP and Rev. Richard Greene (COI), Dunmore East.
The bridesmaid was Caroline Darlington while the best man was Anthony Pender, brother of groom while the ushers were James and Michael Pender.
The reception was held in the Seven Oaks Hotel while the couple will live in Ballybannon.

CRISP Courses

CRISP Carlow is starting an ECDL course on Saturday January 9th at 10am.
Computers for Beginners on Tuesday January 12th at 10am and
Digital Photography for Beginners on Wednesday 13th January at 2:30pm (Great course to take if you get a new camera for Christmas)
Contact Phil or Freda on 059 9143972 to reserve your place.

Parent, Baby and Toddler group:

It is proposed to commence in January 2010 a Parent and Baby – Toddler
Group to meet in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. A
small fee will apply. This will be a great way for preschool children and
babies to socialise and for parents to get together. If interested, please
call Deirdre Small at 086 8573767 or Niamh Whitty at 087 9942773, so as
to give an idea of numbers.


In the Draw of Wed 16 December the winning numbers were 3, 5, 23, 26. The Lotto resumes in 2010 on Wed 6 January. No Lotto on Wed 30 December.

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