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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 13 Jun 2014

The Late Former Tinryland Parish Priest Rev. Denis Doyle

There was widespread sadness in the Parish on the death of our former curate and Parish Priest Rev Denis Doyle who passed away in Craddock Hse nursing home on Monday May 19th. Fr Denis was born on January 2nd 1927 in Graiguenamanagh. An only child, he was educated in Knockbeg College and was ordained in Maynooth in 1952. His first appointment was as curate in Tinryland, before he was transferred to Bagenalstown Parish in 1958. In 1968 he was spiritual director in Carlow College. His next curacy was in Mountrath in 1973, where he remained until his appointment as P.P to Tinryland in 1980. Unable to drive due to failing eyesight which restricted his parochial duties, he was appointed in 1989 as curate and chaplain in Naas Parish and Naas General Hospital.
His devotion to the Sacraments of Marriage, First Communion and Confirmation is recalled with great affection by the people of Tinryland. His great gift of giving comfort and consolation to the sick and dying showed a true meaning of his priestly vocation. It was fitting that the 3 parishes where he served were represented as his requiem Mass on Thursday. Mrs Bridget Doyle Linkardstown read prayers of the faithful, while Michael Cleary and Eamonn Byrne were pallbearers. Fr Denis will be sadly missed by his housekeeper of 40 years Miss Mary Kinsella, his relatives, Bishop Denis Nulty and the priestly community. A special tribute from his great friend Fr Eamonn Hayden from Zambia was read by Bishop Denis Nulty at the conclusion of the requiem mass. May he rest in peace.
Remains reposed in Craddock House Nursing Home on Wednesday. Removal took place on Wednesday evening arriving at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas at 6.30pm and reposing there with Night Prayer at 9pm. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday at 12 midday followed by interment in the Church grounds.

Local Elections

Congratulations are extended to newly elected Local Councillors Jim Deane (Sinn Fein), Tinryland and Fergal Browne (Fine Gael), Ballinacarrig following last weeks elections. First candidate and local shopkeeper Jim Deane had a very impressive vote on his first political campaign and was elected to the Council on the 12th count while former Councillor Browne retained his seat on a later count. Park Native John Pender was re-elected on the 1st count with the 2nd highest amount of first preference votes.
There was general regret in the area that local labour rep Jim Townsend failed to get re-elected. Jim, a former senator and local councillor of 35 years standing had done sterling work as a public representative for the area. In recent years he was mainly responsible for the initial development of Tinryland Parish hall and Tinryland Park, and has been heavily involved with Tidy Towns work in Tinryland. The tide was also out for Jim’s daughter Caroline who also failed to get re-elected. Much appreciation to them both for their service to the community.

Fundraising Initiative in Tinryland School

As Computer Literacy is now a focus in Primary Schools, and new guidelines have been issued by the Department of Education, Fr. Cullen Memorial School in Tinryland found itself in need of new laptops and computers to meet with this requirement. It was hoped that with some successful fund raising the school could increase the pupils access to IT equipment within their school. It was decided therefore to focus the Easter Fundraising Raffle Draw monies raised to deal with this issue.

Thanks to the generous support from businesses who donated prizes towards this Raffle sufficient funds were raised to purchase three laptops and a further laptop was sponsored by Mr. Phil Morrissey, from local business Dan Morrissey Ltd. The Parents Association would like to thank most sincerely the following who sponsored this fundraising effort. Mr. Phil Morrissey, Mount Leinster Rangers, Kevin Nolan Glass, Thomas Sunderland Photography, Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge, Waterford Greyhound Racing Track, Swans Electrical, Eddie Rockets, Carlow, New You Gym, Calbus, Spruhan Coaches, Maxol O’Brien Road, Parent Contributions, Papa Johns, Dublin Street, Morgans Garden Centre, Nestle, Supervalu Sandhills, Arboretum, Leighlinbridge, X-tra Vision, Mad for Models Model Farm Shop, Deane’s Shop, Tinryland, Sunatraí Montessori School, Tinryland, Tinryland Park, Tinryland GAA Club, and The Ballet Barn.

The Parents Association appreciate also our sixth class pupils assistance in organising the selling of raffle tickets for the in-house raffle within the school and the proceeds of this raffle raised a tidy sum of €303 towards the laptop purchases. Pictured with the Easter Bunny admiring the recently purchased laptops is Mr. John Kelly, Principal Fr. Cullen Memorial National School, Ms. Orlaith Hennessy, Vice Principal, Ms. Assumpta Davis Thompson, Chairperson of Parents Association and some of the pupils from the school who are enjoying using the new IT Equipment.
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Tinryland Active Week

The children enjoyed a very busy "Active week" in school last week. Events started off with Mr Denis Shannon holding the "Run a mile challenge", followed by aerobics, trips down to Tinryland Park to play on the astro turf, outdoorgym equipment and in the children's play area.
The children had a surprise visit from some of the Mount Leinster Rangers hurling players and were absolutely delighted that they brought the Leinster cup with them. The whole school took part in Gaelic football and many of the children got a chance to practice hand ball against a few walls around the school!

In basketball, Tinryland sixth class girls defeated Newtown Dunleckney girls while Tinryland sixth class boys were narrowly defeated by Newtown Dunleckney boys. All the children loved shooting penalities against the Principal, Mr Kelly. They certainly put him through his paces!

There was also a great demo from the Carlow Karate club, skip-hop session, whole school Mexican wave, tennis and flash mob modern dance session with the children and the teachers! The school like to thank all the sports people who gave up their time to make this a fun and thoroughly enjoyable experience for the pupils of Tinryland N.S. and also to Ms Hennessy for organising the events for active week .

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