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Weekly News Roundup - Sunday 4 Nov 2012

Tinryland Park Fundraiser

With only weeks to go until the gates open on the much anticipated Tinryland Park, the Directors of Tinryland Park today launched a fundraising drive to raise much needed funds for the new park and gardens. Tickets are on sale now for an amazing GALAXY tablet 2 1.10. Tab 2 is outfitted with the latest android platform and pre-loaded with exciting apps, entertainment hubs and full Google mobile services. Slim and lightweight Tab 2 is a smart, assessable tablet.

The Tinryland Park project started as a conversation among civic minded residents and has now, two years later become reality for the local community. With sheer hard work, a dedicated group of local people have transformed a derelict site within the village to a superb sporting facility for the whole community.
Tinryland Park encompasses a hard surface tennis court; flood lit five a-side soccer pitch, children’s playground and a wooded path. A management team consisting of six Directors was established to oversee this project; all six directors are personally and financially responsible for the success of this project and have made many personal sacrifices to see the project through to this stage. We believe that this commitment to the community embodies what we all wish for the future of our communities.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize and support Tinryland Park get your tickets now, they are on sale for €3 each in Deane’s Shop, Tinryland, Seery’s Factory, Tinryland, Suantrai Montessori, Tinryland and from Paddy Moore, Brendan Farrell and Tommy Moore, all of Tinryland.
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Tinryland Parents Association

Following on from the success of the recent Business/Community Forum, the Tinryland PTA are currently compiling a Business/Community Contact Directory. Parents/past pupils and community members are invited to avail of a free advertising opportunity for their business. If interested, go to and indicate your interest and a member of the Parents Association would contact you to complete a short informative business form. This directory would allow parents to source local businesses for local solutions. Please revert by Friday 9 November 2012.

Tinryland PTA AGM

At the recent AGM of Tinryland NS Parent Teacher Association the following officers were elected:

Chairperson: Assumpta Davis Thompson, Secretary: Fiona Kennedy, Treasurers: Sandra Ormonde and Jenny Doyle.

Before an attendance of 23, Principal Mr John Kelly spoke at length about matters of interest to parents of the school.Theschool is running the Shoebox Appeal this year again and all children have now received information regarding same.

The AGM was followed by the local Business/Community Forum, presentations from Carlow Tutorial Service by Gerry Dunne, Suantrai Montessori by Frances Byrne, Lucia's Catering/Gelato Ice Cream Parlour, Carlow Shopping Centre by Lucia/Leo Condemi, Tinryland Women Group by Teresa O'Gorman, Deane Catering by Emma Deane, Tinryland Parent & Toddler Group by Emma Deane, Pompeii Restaurant by Alex Esposito, Tidy Towns/Tinryland Community Park by Jim Deane, The Trees Montessori by Deirdre Small and CP Fuels, Linkardstown by Clem Townsend.
The speakers comprised of past pupils and current/future parents of our school, were informative/interesting and the committee appreciated their efforts with great presentations.
The AGM proved to be a great success allowing the opportunity for school/community to come together followed by wonderful refreshments from Lucia's Catering and Emma Deane Catering.

Montessori Group Visit Dublin Zoo

Children and parents of The Trees Montessori Wexford Road, recently attended the Farm-tastic Workshop organised by Early Childhood Ireland and Dublin Zoo.
In the ‘Farm-tastic Food’ Workshop children see first-hand how foods are produced in the farm, as they watch the cow being milked and help gather eggs and vegetables. An interactive discussion on these foods introduced them to basic nutritional principles in a fun way using games, songs, stories. After this the children, parents and Montessori teacher Deirdre Small enjoyed a fun day out at Dublin Zoo


There were some fine individual runs by Tinryland Athletes at the recent Carlow Cross Country Championships in Askea. On Sunday last, there were wins for Jenny Sawyer in the Girls Under 9 event and the promising Jamie Wall in the Boys Under 15 race while Siofra O'Neill won bronze in the Girls Under 9 section. At the even age group championships on the previous weekend, there were medal winning displays from Jenny Sawyer, Silver, Girls Under 10, Declan Goff, Silver, Boys Under 18 and Ciara Curran, Bronze, Girls Under 18.

Foróige coming back to Tinryland

Foróige is a modern, vibrant organisation changing the lives of young people aged 10 to 18. The organisation works with more than 5,100 volunteers and involves some 57,000 young people each year. The growth and success of the organisation centres on the fact that is voluntary lead, where adults in communities come together to provide young people from their area with a place to hang out, learn new skills, have fun and make a positive difference in their community. With a support staff of 300+ nationwide, Foróige provides the training, support and opens the door to be part of a network of over 500+ Foróige Clubs nationally. If anyone is interested in finding out more about establishing a Foróige Junior Club for 10 – 12 year olds or a Foróige Club/Café for 12 – 17 year olds in the community please contact Mailyn 086 2378067/Rosie 086 2997677 Foróige Youth Officers or email

Mr. Patrick Conway
The death took place on Tuesday September 25th in Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross after a long illness bravely borne of Patrick Conway of Ballinacarrig and Dublin. Pat, who had recently celebrated his 61st birthday, had spent several months in the care of staff at St. Vincent's Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin prior to his stay in Our Lady's Hospice. Pat was a keen reader and looked forward to his copy of the Nationalist every week and had a special interest in his parish news and in particular in the progress of Tinryland athletics having competed in several marathons and mini marathons for various charities himself. Pat, who was retired, was a keen gardener and walker and an active member of Astronomy Ireland and Birdwatch Ireland. He is sadly missed by his mother Helen, Partner Anne Brother Andy, Sister Anne, Sister in law breda, nephews Philip and Niall, Niece Emma , Relatives and friends.
Pat's funeral service was celebrated in the Garden chapel in Harold's cross on Friday 28th. Sept. and the family were greatly encouraged by the attendance of fr. Liam morgan, Presentation Sisters Cecilia and Peggy, Staff and students of Presentation College Carlow and kind Neighbours and friends .

Mrs. Ellen Byrne
The death took place on October 15th at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny of Ellen (Nellie) Byrne (nee Murphy), Hanover Road, Carlow and formerly of Ballincarrig, Carlow. In her 94th year, Ellen was predeceased by her husband John and is survived by her family Peter, Thomas, Mary, Catherine, John, Helen, Elizabeth, Anna Mary, William, Angela, Nicholas and James, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters Elizabeth (Cissie), Fay and Anna Mary Leavy, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Remains were removed from Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow,at 5.30pm on Tuesday (via Hanover Road & Ballinacarrig) to St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland, arriving at 6pm. Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday at 1.30pm, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Jim Hosey
Sympathy is extended to the Hosey Family on the death on Sunday October 14th of James (Jim) Hosey of Primrose Hill, Quinagh. Jim was predeceased by his wife Josie and son Ger, and is survived by daughters Linda and Laura, son Barry, brothers, sister, son-in-law Kevin, grandchildren Niall and Kate, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from R Healy and Sons Funeral Home, Pollerton to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland via Primrose Hill on Tuesday. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after 11 o’clock Requiem Mass on Wednesday last.

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