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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 24 Dec 2010

Reaching Out 2010 Launched

The 15th edition of the annual Tinryland Parish magazine Reaching Out
was launched last weekend and is bigger and better than ever.

Packed full of interesting articles and reviews of the past year the
current Reaching Out is another gem of a production from editor
Maureen Byrne assisted by Clem Delaney (Design and layout) and many
contributors from Tinryland parish and beyond.

Among the articles in the 48 page magazine are tributes to Tinryland
natives Eileen Farrell and Sr. Finian Morrissey who both passed away
in 2010.

This years production also includes memories from Tinryland G.A.A.
legend Brendan Hayden and articles on various parts of the globe
visited by Tinryland natives such as Guatemala, Hawaii, Damascus,
Turin and Korea.

Sport is well catered for and there are comprehensive reviews and
photos of Tinrylands G.A.A. season, Community Games success at
National and Co. level, Ladies Football and the 31st Rockford Roof
Tile road race which was very successful this year.

Tinryland N.S, I.C.A. and Variety groups also feature while there are
many interesting gems among the 120 photos including a number of rare
old photos from the 1940s and 1950s.

Reaching out 2010 is on sale for 5 euro at Deanes shop in Tinryland
and Barrack St. Carlow and at the church after Sunday and weekday
Masses and is sure to sell out quickly.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES:

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.ST Joseph's AFC Juvenile Club:

Many thanks to St Joseph's Club for the organizing of last Tuesday's Carol Service in the
Church. Over ?640 was contributed on the night for Tinryland Senior Citizens Activities.
Also the range and quality of donations for the hampers being organized by St Vincent De
Paul Society and the Carlow Lions Club was most impressive and generous.

Lotto

In the Draw of Wed 15 Dec the winning numbers were 6, 8, 12, 25. Jackpot not won. Your ?2
investment could win you the jackpot. Books of tickets may be picked up in: Deane's shop;
Church Sacristy; the Parochial House. There will be no Lotto on Wed 29 December. It
resumes on Wednesday 5 January 2011. The Parish Draw for Lotto members took place last
Sunday and the winners were ?100 Paddy Moore; ?50 Shane Broderick; ?20 each Peggy
Farrell, Louise Ward, Mrs. Mgt Farrell, Mary Murphy and Loretta Brennan. Congratulations
to all winners and thanks to all Lotto supporters.Senior Citizens Party

Tinryland Senior Citizen's Christmas party will now be held in January 2011. Anyone who
would like to attend should contact any member of the Committee: May Byrne (9146193),
Jenny Byrne, Marie Byrne (9146238), Nan Farrell (9146239), Betty Grogan, Josie Kelly
(087-8324656), Maureen Byrne (087-6815268).

*Rediscover/Affirm/Love*

Personal Development Programme (in group context) which is practical,
experiential, reflective energising and fun! Aims to build;life-balance
strategies,awareness, confidence and goals. Venues and times;
Carlow Parish Centre, 10am-12pm. Dolmen Hotel, Carlow, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Both
starting on Wed. Jan. 12th for 8 weeks. Cost 100 Euro. Further info/
contact, Mary Foley 086-1510057 or ralgroup.foley@gmail.com
Tinryland Parent and Toddler Group.

Tinryland Parent and Toddler Group will meet every Wednesday morning
from 9.30am till 11.30am, in the Parish Hall. Parents are very
welcome to drop in for a friendly chat and a cuppa, while their
children have the opportunity to play.

Carlow Wrenboys ready for action in aid of HOSPICE.

Lá an Dreoilín or Wrenboys' Day is celebrated on St. Stephen's Day, 26
December, annually and the custom dates back to celtic times. The
tradition has always been particularly vibrant in towns and villages
along the western seaboard including Listowel, An Daingean and West
Clare.

The Carlow Wrenboys or Dreoilín Cheatharlach was revived by Glór
Cheatharlach and the Dolmen Set Dancers in 2004 and since then has
been a welcome addition to the festive period. Thanks to the
generosity of the public in excess of ?20,000 has been collected and
donated to local charities over the past six seasons. All proceeds
from this year's outings will go towards The Co. Carlow Hospice
Building Fund,

The colourful entourage in full regalia will pay a visit to Carlow's
Sacred Heart Hospital on Sunday, 26 December which is St. Stephen's
Day to entertain the residents and perhaps trigger memories and
traditions of past Christmasses. Later that evening, true to the great
celtic custom, the Wrenboys will take to the streets of Carlow
visiting pubs along the way and sharing the festive spirit with early
evening revellers. And to finish off the festivities An Dreoilín will
head for the Céilí Mór in Palatine GAA Club where sets galore will be
danced to the music of the Brian Ború Céilí Band from 9.30-1.00am.

An open invitation and a céad míle fáilte is extended to all and
sundry to be part of Carlow Wrenboys 2010. Dancers, singers and
collectors are all welcome. Why not go along for the fun and
festivities. Full details from Glór Cheatharlach on
www.glorcheatharlach.ie. Enquiries to 087 2857048, 085 1340047 or
eolas@glorcheatharlach.ie.


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