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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 19 Dec 2013

Reaching Out 2013 Launched

For the 18th successive year the annual Tinryland Parish magazine Reaching Out is in circulation in time for Christmas.
Once again this yearís magazine edited by Maureen Byrne and assisted by Clem Delaney (Design and layout) is a gem of a publication laden with excellent articles and photographs from regular and new contributors.
Among the highlights are articles on the Ballybar Races by Frankie Cole, The Titanic Experience by Liam Byrne and a very interesting piece by Denis Shannon on Very Rev. John Cullen P.P. Tinryland 1901-1913 who died exactly 100 years ago this week. As usual many clubs and organisations in the parish have also contributed with the Tinryland G.F.C. 125 year celebrations well covered as is the local I.C.A. guild who will celebrate their 65th year in existence in early 2014.
This years Reaching Out includes over 80 photographs captured by locals such as Jenny McCullough, John Scott and Fiona Kennedy which highlight the many events that took place in Tinryland parish during 2013.
Reaching Out 2013 also covers the various graduations of parish residents during 2013 and a very interesting article by local shopkeeper Jim Deane on our heritage with a Tinryland flavour. There is a good input from the younger generation in this years magazine also with very interesting articles from Eoin Luc Kelly and Mark Lawlor.
Reaching out 2013 is on sale for 5 euro at Deanes shop in Tinryland and Barrack Street Carlow and at the church after Sunday and weekday Masses and is sure to sell out quickly.

Science week in Tinryland N.S.

Tinryland school took part in the annual nationwide Science week from 10th-17th November 2013.The week was packed with numerous activities for the children to participate in. It kicked off with the Sky Dome planetarium coming to the school to teach the children about our solar system. This was followed by a visit from local man, Michael Glynn who is an ornithologist and taught the infant classes about birds. First to Fifth classes really enjoyed a science table quiz in the gym. The school also had a visit from Carlow I.T. lecturer, Rosemary O'Hara who discussed the importance of science in our everyday lives. During the week, every class had the opportunity to show and explain their experiments to the whole school. Sixth class went on a Physics excursion to the Carlow I.T. Finally, the school had a visit from scientists from Merck, Sharp and Dome who set up different discovery stations in the gym for the children to explore and discover new phenomena. Science week in our school was a tremendous success and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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