Weekly News Roundup - Friday 25 Jun 2010
Busy Buddies Homework Club is currently being set up in the Tinryland Parish Centre with the
blessing of Fr. John McEvoy PP, Mr. John Kelly, Principal and staff of Tinryland NS. It is hoped
the club will be up and running by the end of September 2010. The club is aimed at students in Junior and
Senior Infants attending Tinryland NS and will run from Monday to Friday from 2pm to 3pm in conjunction
with the school year. The weekly cost per child is 4 euro. If you would like your child to attend please use
the contact details at the end of the page. The club is limited to 20 places and will be filled on a first come first
served basis. All adults participating will be subject to Garda vetting.
Busy Buddies would like to take this opportunity to invite volunteers to give an hour or two per week to this great cause.
It is not required that volunteers be a parent or carer of a child in the school to participate. All ages and gender
would be welcome. Please contact any of the following if you are interested: Sarah- 086-4063043, Ann M- 085-1517208,
Avril- 086-1094926, Ann D- 086-0776499 and Angie at 086-3033689.
Carlow Community Games
There was much local success for local competitors in the Carlow Community Games Swimming and Gymnastics Finals last week.
In the Gymnastics competition on Friday last in St.Leo's, Lauren Holohan won the Girls Under 12 Competition
with Roisin Brennan taking the silver medal. On the following day, the local area won no less than 6 Gold, 4 Silver
and 4 Bronze Medals. The gold medal winners were Nicole Pratt (Girls Under 10 Freestyle),Alana Pratt (Girls Under 14 Freestyle),
Radinka Pratt (Girls Under 10 Backstroke), Vicky Kidd (Girls Under 14 Backstroke), Conor Crowley (Boys Under 12 Freestyle) and
Shea Byrne (Boys Under 12 Breaststroke. All of the gold medallists will now compete in the National Finals in Athlone in August.
Other medals were won by Laura Ward (2nd Girls Under 12 Freestyle), Cleo Kennedy (2nd Girls Under 12 Breaststroke), Chloe Keating
(2nd Girls Under 12 Backstroke), David Ward (2nd Boys Under 10 Freestyle) with the Girls Under 13 Squad taking bronze medals.
A Summer Party will be held for Tinryland Senior Citizens in the parish
hall Tinryland, on Sunday 27th June 2010 commencing with a meal at 5pm
followed by entertainment. The party will run until approx. 9.30pm. If you
would like to attend please give your name to one of the following before
20th June as numbers are required for catering: May Byrne (9146193), Jenny
Byrne, Marie Byrne (9146238), Nan Farrell (9146239), Betty Grogan, Josie
Kelly (087-8324656), Maureen Byrne (087-6815268).
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.
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. The date has been changed owing to a clash with the GAA Feile celebration in Derry.
In the Draw of Wed June 9th, the winning numbers were 6, 19, 21 and 31. There was no Tinryland winner.
In the recent lotto draw of June 16th, Marie Byrne won �143. Books of tickets
can be picked up in any of the following: Deane's Shop, Church Sacristy, the Paorchial House.
Self Help Africa will hold a Church Gate Collection in the Parish on Saturday and Sunday, June 26th and 27th. All
support would be greatly appreciated.
The Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society Summer Outing will take place on Wednesday June 30th at 9 am leaving
from Carlow Bus Park. The tours included are to Newgrange, Belfast, the Mourne Mountains, Downpatrick and Armagh.
The trip duration is for 4 days and 3 nights staying in the Park Inn Hotel, Dundalk. The cost is 230 euro pps including
evening meals. For further info contact Bertie at 059-9147630.
Carlow Local Authority invite you to take part in an exciting new
venture - the first ever large scale singing project in Ireland written
for community involvement targeted at singers of all ages with or
without previous experience.
Workshops will be held in the GB Shaw Theatre on 26th June and in Tullow
& Bagenalstown on the 27th June. To register your interest or for
further information please contact Carlow Local Authorities Arts Office
on 059 9170301 or 059 9136204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will take part in a 2 hour session involving background
information, group singing, vocal exercises, drama workshops etc. Those
who wish will have the opportunity to sing a solo song, but this is not
compulsory. Any song is possible; traditional, popular, classical folk