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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 16 Jun 2010


Carlow Co. Council has secured funding to provide a new water main between the '98 stone
and Dun na Ri. When completed the new main will greatly enhance the water pressure at
Dun na Ri and the Moate.
This funding is additional to the 86,000 already sanctioned for the overlay from the
ramp at Tinryland N.S to the entrance at Dun na Ri. It is expected that the Council will
now have enough finance to overlay the road all the way to the '98 stone. It is also
expected that the footpath from Dun na Ri will be extended as far as the car park.

Ball Alley

There was a well attended meeting convened by the Tidy Towns committee in the Parochial
Hall on Thursday night last. This meeting was held to elicit various submissions for the
future of the ball alley. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jim Townsend M.C.C. In
attendance also were Councillors Jennifer Murnane and Caroline Townsend, and P.P Fr.
McEvoy. There was a good range of views and opinions aired on the night - some felt
that the ball alley was an intrinsic part of the village, and should be retained as a
play area for children, while others were of the opinion that it was an eye-sore and
should be replaced by an area with a nice seating area suitable for wedding photos etc.
If the Church railings were extended there would be a good view of Killeshin hills.
There was consideration given to the idea of developing the Tennis Club grounds as a
local amenity and a safer play area for children. The Tidy Towns will now deliberate on
the various views expressed by the community.

Cemetery Mass

This year's Annual Cemetery Mass will be held in St.Joseph's Church, Tinryland on Friday July 9th at 8 pm. All graves should
be attended to over the coming weeks.


Playball Summer Camps are coming to County Carlow...Multi-Sports ( Soccer,
Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Gaelic Football, Rugby, Cricket, Golf, Netball
and Volleyball), Adventure Games, Athletic Events, Mini- Matches, Obstacle
course, Treasure Hunt, Art & Drama, Zorbing and much more.Make new friends,
Have Fun in a non-competitive environment and learn new life and sports

Playball is a Fantastic Multi-Sports programme where children are taught the
skills of sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, gaelic
football, rugby, cricket, golf, netball and volleyball. Playball plays a
vital part in the health and well being of every child. Sport helps us learn
life skills such as respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, confidence,
self-esteem, patience, tolerance and leadership. Playball gives children the
opportunity to explore their creativity and imagination. Through the medium
of sport they experience fun, laughter, joy as well as being able and

Presentation College Askea, Carlow
5th-9th July, 12th-16th July & 19th-23rd July

Tullow Community School, Tullow, Co. Carlow
26th-30th July

McGrath Park Sports Complex, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow
3rd-7th August & 9th- 13th August

For the most fun this Summer for Boys & Girls aged 4-13 join in our
Playball Summer Camps. Application forms can be downloaded on our
camps/parties page on , please post applications forms to
Playball Carlow, 13 Tanner Hall, Athy Road, Carlow or apply online at .
Please contact Joe Byrne 087-7749598 or email

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.

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