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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 26 Aug 2011

Clerical and Pastoral Changes in Parish

The Kildare and Leighlin diocese, without a bishop since April 2010,
will have some changes among the priest personnel this coming
September. Tinryland Parish is involved. Fr John McEvoy, who this
month completes nine years as Parish Priest of Tinryland, will
transfer to the Parish of Paulstown and Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny,
where he will reside in Goresbridge and will succeed Fr Larry Malone
PP, who is retiring, having reached the retirement age.

Tinryland Parish will be joined to the existing cluster of Askea and
Bennekerry Parishes. Each parish retains its independence. The new
larger cluster will be served pastorally by the existing team taking
care of Askea-Bennekerry parishes. It is envisaged that one of the
priests will take up residence in the Parochial House, Tinryland.

A large meeting of the parish took place on Wednesday night last. Fr Tom Little Adm.,
and Fr Liam Morgan C.C were present, and expressed the honour given to them for being
asked to care pastorally for the parish of Tinryland. They explained how they envisaged
moving into the new situation. An important part of this was addressing the number and
times of masses in the 3 churches. The proposal was accepted by all present, and
approved by the Parish Council. All 3 parishes in the group will make sacrifices. The 2
priests will endeavor to deliver a service at weekends, which will be sustainable into
the future. Eight Masses have been offered up to now in the 3 Churches, 3 of which were
on Saturday night. From the start of September Askea will no longer have a resident
priest, while Bennekerry and Tinryland will not have a Saturday evening Vigil Mass. The
schedule will be as follows:
Askea - Saturday evening at 7pm, Sunday at 9am, 10.30 and 12 noon.
Tinryland - Sunday at 10 am Bennekerry - Sunday at 11.30 am.
A farewell function is currently being organised for Fr. McEvoy to be held in the GAA
Centre Rathcrogue on Friday September 23rd. Tickets for same will be available soon.

Mr. Jim Boles

Locals in the area were saddened with the recent passing of Jim Boles,
Manchester and formerly of Tinryland Lower. Jim was Chairman of the
South Eastern Region of Active Retirement Ireland and held in the
highest esteem by all its members. He and his wife Patricia donated a
Perpetual Cup to Carlow Indoor Bowling on leaving to live in Manchester.

While in Carlow Jim resided in Tinryland however, retirement did not
exist in his vocabulary so he took on the role of Chair of the
Community Alert programme there. In addition, he served on the board
of the Senior Citizens in Carlow in the O'Brien Centre and interacted
so well with all its members.

After a short stay in hospital, Jim passed away a few short days from
his eighty first year and was interred in Manchester last week. He
will be fondly remembered by those fortunate to know him.


The winning numbers on Wed 10th August were 3, 14, 17, 19 and the
Jackpot was not won. There were 19 match 3 winners of ?53 each,
including two who joined with Tinryland: Buddy Smithers and Patrick
Farrell, whom we congratulate.

Fundraising Project

Sean O'Reilly, Ballycarney will travel to Mombasa, Kenya in January as
part of the Building of Hope Project. The Building of Hope Project
will construct a residential home for blind children in the city of
Mombasa. Any assistance you can give to this project will be much
appreciated. All proceeds raised will go directly to the project. A
cake sale will also be held in the Parish on Sunday August 28th.

Kids Computer Club

Kids Computer Club Runs Throughout the month of August in Crisp Castle Hill.
Mornings and afternoons subject to demand, 2 hour sessions 5 per child
(reduction for more than one child from same family). Learn how to use
Microsoft Word for school projects etc and Microsoft Publisher for
card making.

Bookings only Contact Carlow 059 9143972.

Theological Course

Higher Diploma In Theological Studies: One year part-time evening
course begins on Monday, 19 September, 2011. Lectures on Mondays and
Wednesday, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm. Six Saturdays throughout the year: 10 am
- 4 pm. (on average, one Sat per month). Application forms and further
information on website or from Admissions Office, Pontifical
University, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Tel: 01
7084772. Email: Website:

Lunchtime Theatre Shows

Tinryland people, their neighbours, relatives and friends, are
invited to the first of a new series of Lunchtime Theatre shows at
1pm on Thursday 1st September, 2011 in George Bernard Shaw Theatre,
Carlow. Tickets are ?7 and include tea/coffee. Featured artists
will include Jim Nolan, Tony Dooley, Paddy Behan, John Hickey,
Margaret McKenna, Marie Moore, John Shortall, Michael Somers and
more. Book today at the theatre box office 059 9172400. Shows are
planned for the first Thursday of each month.

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