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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 27 May 2010

Mr. Joe Townsend

The death took place on Saturday May 15th in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny after a short illness of Joe Townsend, Linkardstown. Joe, who was aged 85 years, was a long standing member
of the Tinryland Community. He lived all of his life in Linkardstown and married Statia Walshe in 1955, and recently celebrated 55 years of married life. Joe had a great love of Tinryland
GAA and it was apt that he took ill on the previous Wednesday after watching his granddaughter play a Ladies Football Match. With his wife Statia, he loved social occasions, always dressed well,
and was an enthusiastic member of the active retirement group. He worked for many years in Clogrennane Limeworks and retained many old friendships. A religious man, who for many years was a daily
communicant in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland, he was also a lifelong member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association. His remains were removed from St. Luke's Hospital to his home in Linkardstown
and then to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Monday where mass was concelebrated by Rev. John McEvoy PP assisted by Rev. Eamonn Hayden, Zambian Missions and Fr. Mark Townsend CC Mountrath. He was buried
in the local cemetery where the large congregation bore testimony to his popularity. He will be sadly missed by his wife Statia, daughters Mary, Brigid, Teresa and Anne, sons Paddy, Eddie, Jimmy and Jody,
sister Maggie O'Neill, 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

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Ball Alley Meeting

Now that the restoration of the boys old school (Parish Hall) is now complete it is felt that the girls old school (Handball Alley) needs serious attention. There are various
opinions as to what should be done with this structure so a public meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on Thursday June 10th at 8pm to give parishioners a chance to air their
views on the subject. If you are unable to attend please submit your opinions and ideas by post to the Parochial House or by email to over the coming weeks.
All submissions would be greatly appreciated.

Burial Ground Caretaker for Tinryland Cemetery

Carlow County Council is seeking a Burial Ground Caretaker for Tinryland Cemetery. If you are interested in the post please contact Marie Murphy at Carlow County Council at 059-9170314.

CRISP Courses

Digital Photography Course for Beginners starts in CRISP Castle Hill, Carlow Wednesday May 26th at 7pm. Enjoy the 8 week experience of learning how to take portrait shots, macro shots, lighting, field trip and much more
at the special rate of 95. Call 059 9143972 to enrol.
INTERNET & E-MAIL starts Wednesday May 26th at 2pm. Contact 059 9143972/086 3615271.


The County Community Games Swimming Finals will take place on June 12th at 5.30 pm in Graiguecullen Pool. Anyone from the area interested in competing please contact Anne Condron at 087-7622615.


Congratulations are extended to the following who were married recently:

Michael O'Brien, Cloughna and Karen Brennan, Dereen Heights, Tullow Road, who were married in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland on May 1st. The celebrant was Fr. John McEvoy and the reception was
held in the Seven Oaks Hotel.
Also to Eimear O'Neill, Staplestown and Donal Lalor, Ballykealy, Ballon who were married in St. Paul's Church, Emo on May 8th. The celebrant was Fr. John McEvoy with the reception taking place
in the Heritage Hotel, Killenard. The honeymoon is being spent in Australia.

Marriage Preparation Workshops

The 2010 Dates for Marriage Preparation Workshops are displayed on the church parish
boards. All couples intending to marry are expected to attend such a course in

Opera Workshop Auditions - A Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office

This land mark opera for Carlow Will be developed by the Arts Office in
2010 and performed in 2011. Written by Brian Irvine specifically for
public participation and involving full chorus, solo singers, and
orchestra, all are welcome to take part and attend these free public
auditions. No previous opera or acting experience necessary.
The auditions will
take place on Saturday 26th June in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre.

Women's Mini Marathon

The Holy Angels Day Care Centre is looking for ladies to run or walk the Ladies Mini Marathon on Monday 7 June to raise much needed funds for the centre. Transport and tshirt will be provided.
Sponsorship cards available from Sharon at 059-9143911.

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