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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 20 Aug 2010

Tinryland features in Trails of the Saints brochure

The Minister for tourism,culture and sport Mary Hanafin was in Carlow College last week to
launch 'Trails of the Saints', a driving tour of Carlow comprising three different
driving tours which feature the many religious sites in Co. Carlow. St Patrick's trail
in the northern part of the county covers a distance of 48 miles and can be easily driven
in a day. St Joseph's church in Tinryland is visited, and particular mention is given
to the striking stained glass window in memory of Captain Myles Keogh who was killed in
the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. The trail leads on then to Kellistown where
there is ruined church of Ireland and also the remains of a medieval church behind it.
The brochure has little snippets of information on each site ie St Joseph's church claims
to be the first rural church in Ireland to use electric light, thanks to local man Mr Paddy Dowling who played an important role in bringing electricity to rural areas in the

Ball Alley

After much local debate and meetings on the subject in recent months, the Ball Alley in the centre of the village was demolished on Thursday last.

Saplings Services

The Saplings School for Children with Autism, Carlow is now offering
Paediatric Clinical Therapy
Services to the general public.

Speech/Language Therapy & Occupational Therapy assessment and
treatment is now available for children
with a variety of special needs plus training for parents and professionals:-

Developmental language delay, gross and fine motor delay,
unintelligible speech, sensory and
motor processing disorders, school-age articulation difficulties,
play/social difficulties, specific
language impairment, daily living skills deficits, deficits and delays
secondary to,
developmental/neurological disorders such as Down Syndrome, Autism
Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy,
Dysprazia etc. For more information please contact Saplings School on
059 9164759.

Golf Classic

The Saplings School for Children with Autism is holding a Golf Classic
in the Killerig Golf Club,
Ramada Hotel, Killerig on Saturday 21st August. 4 Ball is 200 euro or
perhaps you might like to sponsor a tee box.
Please contact Carol Kelly (087 9952727) for more details. Your
support would be gratefully appreciated.


A two year part-time Diploma in Irish Course for adults offered by
University College
Galway will commence in Carlow in September 2010. Entry requirements
are a Leaving Certificate pass standard or its equivalent as well as
acceptable oral and
written Irish skills. Full details and registration forms from Glor
Cheatharlach. Phone 085 1340047, 059 9158105 or
Meanwhile a new season of Irish night classes for adults will also
commence in Carlow in
September. Twelve week courses in all levels from absolute beginners
through to advanced course will be on offer. Details from Glor
Cheatharlach on 059
9158105, 085 1340047 or

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