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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 24 Jul 2014

Diocesan Changes

Bishop Nulty has announced the 2014 Diocesan changes which includes creating three new deaneries from the previous seven deaneries – Kildare and Leighlin North, West and South. As part of the changes which will come into effect from September 1st 2014, there will be a number of appointments in relation to the local parish. Having moved to the Tinryland area in 2011, Rev. Liam Morgan CC has now been appointed as CC in Naas Parish. Rev Fr Alex Kochatt and newly ordained Rev. Sean Hyland have both been appointed to Askea/Bennekerry/Tinryland Parishes.

School Achievements Celebrated

The was a great day of celebration and enjoyment in Fr. Cullen Memorial NS, Tinryland last Thursday, 26th June. The school was celebrating its wonderful achievements during the 2013/2014 School year.
To begin with, the pupils sang the school anthem, ‘Tinryland School, We’re Proud of You!’ Mr. John Kelly, school principal said how fitting the anthem was on that particular day considering the fantastic work which was carried out by the pupils and teachers during the year.

Among the highlights of the year were:

· Digital Schools of Distinction Award. This was a very prestigious award for the school as Fr. Cullen Memorial NS is one of the first schools in the county (and one of very few schools in the country) to receive the award. The award is given to schools where information technology is used to its optimum in teaching and learning.

· Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence. This was achieved by engaging in a range of activities such as watching scientists from Merck Sharpe and Dohme and IT Carlow (Dr. Rosemary O’Hara) at work; taking full part in Science Week 2013 by doing classroom and whole school experiments; visit from Skydome Planetarium; school tour to Imaginosity in Dublin, which is a DPSM accredited centre. A Discovery Log was kept to record all of the work completed.

· Green Flag for Water Conservation: The school was awarded its third Green Flag after two years of hard work. The process included monitoring water use, educating the whole school community in saving water, running poster and slogan competitions and having an Action Day where a workshops conducted by Trocaire reminded pupils how precious our water resource is. The Green Flag was raised by Fr. Tom Little and the Green Schools Committee to thunderous cheers and applause.

Mention must be given to other fantastic achievements over the year. Namely:The 6th class debating team who came third in all Ireland in the Primary Debating Ireland competition; the Cumman na mBunscol boys football team who won the Division 2 league; 6th class also won a merit award from the Department of Education and Science for a history project ‘Decade of Centeneries’ and a ‘Teamwork’ award for their Wacky Wristbands business in the Junior Entrepeneur Project, kindly sponsored by Netwatch.

The school has achieved so much this year and we are incredibly proud of all of our pupils, teachers, parents association and members of the local community for all of their dedication and hard work throughout the year.

Dan Morrissey

There was great concern in the wider locality when a receiver Grant Thornton was appointed to oversee the affairs of local company Dan Morrissey Ltd in the last week. Following a High Court application, an interim examiner was appointed to allow the company to continue trading pending efforts to come up with a survival plan within 100 days.

The quarrying and concrete production plant has been in existence in Carlow with locations in Clonmelsh and Bennekerry since the 1930's and employs over 130 staff at its plants. The company has been a magnificent and valued sponsor of the local Tinryland AC Rockford Rooftile Race since its inception in 1980, supporting and enabling the race to become the wider success it has been and has also been a valued employer to many in the wider area.
The Late Mrs. Cora Townsend

The death occurred on Tuesday July 8th of Mrs. Cora Townsend (nee Lawlor) of Ballyloo, Nurney. Cora had battled bravely with cancer for the last 12 years before finally losing the fight and passing away peacefully at her home , surrounded by her loving family. A native of Royal Oak, Bagenalstown, Cora attended the local convent before continuing her education in Bagenalstown Vocational School. After leaving school she worked in Thompsons, L & N and Prendergast's knitwear in Leighlinbridge. In 1976, she married Billy Townsend and came to live in Ballyloo. Following her move to the Tinryland area, Cora became deeply involved in the community and was a very active member of the Parish. For a number of years Cora was a very efficient treasurer of Tinryland GFC Juvenile Club. She was also an integral member of the local Community Games and Handball Club where her son Padraic won awards at National level in both disciplines. Her home was always a welcoming one, where her creative talents could be seen. She was an excellent seamstress, and made a beautiful dancing dress for her beloved granddaughter Marie. Cora also had a great love of gardening, with roses being her favourite flower. Another one of her many pastimes was keeping poultry. During her long illness, Cora had tremendous support from her husband Billy, her sons and daughter, extended family and neighbours.

She will be sadly missed by her husband Billy, daughter Elizabeth, sons Willie, Owen and Padraic, granddaughter Marie, son in law David, daughter in law Jenny, brothers Paddy (Galway), Fintan (Newcastle, Dublin), Dermot and Aaron (Bagenalstown), sisters Nell Townsend (Linkardstown) and Mary Nolan (Leighlinbridge), brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Removal took place from her home on Thursday last, July 10th to St. Joseph's Church for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Chief celebrant was Fr Tom Little P.P, assisted by Fr Liam Morgan C.C.

Her brother Fintan delivered a fitting eulogy on her life and times after the mass. A guard of honour was formed at her funeral by Tinryland GAA Club.

Mrs. Hanora Brennan

Deepest sympathy is extended to the Brennan family, Ballyloo on the death of Mrs. Hanora Brennan (nee Kinsella) and also of Nurney and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. A native of the Nurney area, Hanora had moved to live in the USA some years ago with her daughter Christine. Predeceased by her husband Eugene, she is survived by her children Ned and Christine, sister Mary, daughter in law Jean, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from her son Neds home in Ballyloo to St. Patrick's Church, Newtown on Friday morning for Requiem Mass and burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Summer Pizza/Trad Evening
An enjoyable evening suitable for all ages.

Venue: Leinster Hills, Graigalug, Rathoe

* off main Wexford Rd (N80) take a right at fighting cox: signed for Nurney. Entrance to Leinster Hills on right.

Sunday 27th July, 2014

5pm - 9pm

Woodfire pizza plus 2 salads: family deal available

Traditional Music by local musicians


For info on Event/ tickets contact : 087 823 4386

Or facebook COP4U- Carlow Opposing Pylons For You Fundraising Event

Playball Summer Camps

The following dates are listed for Playball Summer Camps in the regional area:

Week 2 - 14th to 18th July O’Loughin Gaels GAA club, Kilkenny

Week 3 – 28th July to 1st August Carlow Educate Together School, Athy Rd., Carlow

Week 4 – 5th to 8th August Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot

For more information and application forms please go or email or ring Joe at 087-7749598

Debs Charity Night

Music, dinner and a great night out at the Talbot Hotel, Carlow
on August 8th at 7pm
Tickets are on sale now and moving fast so please contact Cathy Doyle

on 0879817092 for all queries
We are eager to have a full house on the night and raise much needed funds for

Eist Cancer Support Centre Carlow & SOCK - supporting ovarian cancer knowledge!

The Eist Centre opens Tues, Weds and Thurs from 9.30am to 4pm

Phone: 059 91 39684

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