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Tinahely Notebook – October 21st

Tinahely Haunted Walk – Sunday 27th October
The very popular Halloween Haunted Walk returns to Tinahely on Sunday the 27th of October beginning at Tinahely Community Hall. Places are filling up fast so please ring 0873964767 to guarantee your place. Prices are €8 per adult and €3 per child with a family deal of €20 for 2 adults and 3 children.

There will also be a fancy dress disco with prizes for best costumes in Murphy’s Hotel from 9.30pm.

All proceeds are in aid of Tinahely Cardiac First Responders and Tinahely Walking Club. We look forward to seeing you all for what promises to be a fantastic and frightening night in the haunted woods!

TINAHELY WOMENS’ NETWORK- Thursday November 7th
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice come join us as we celebrate the works of Jane Austen. You may like to read a snippet from a Jane Austen book. We expect many ladies might like to do this, therefore, a very strict two minute “window of opportunity” will be allowed. Another option if you wish why not come dressed in the style of the period. Ladies dressed in this mode will have their tea served in the finest china.

If that does not appeal to you why not write a mini saga in the style of Pride and Prejudice – maximum 50 words.

This promises to be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, enjoy a chat or gossip in a great atmosphere. New members welcome.

Whist Drive Results from October
Top Score : Sheila Doyle; 1st. Gent: Sadie Mordaunt; 2nd. Gent: James Cooper; 3rd. Gent: Tommy Stedman; 1st. Lady: Teresa Fitzgerald; 2nd. Lady: Rosarie Gillick; 3rd. Lady : Maud Naylor; Booby: George Hobson; Hatcher: Olive Caldback; Raffle: 1st. Rosarie Gillick; 2nd. Sheila Doyle; 3rd. Jane Cadel.

Halloween Fancy Dress
Come join the fun at Tinahely’s Halloween Fancy Dress Art Camp in Tinahely Community Hall, 31st Oct 13, Time: 2-4, Age Group: 4-12. Booking is essential contact: Trish (Kenny) Murphy (087)6390370
Thank You
Tinahely Community Projects want to thank everybody that helped make the recent Playground opening such a success, these include but are not limited to the following:

Kieran Fitzgerald for sponsoring and entertaining everyone with his music and amplification; Jim Byrne for sponsoring a bouncy castle; Kieran O’Keeffe for sponsoring a bouncy castle;

Symes Newsagents for their generous donation of ice cream for everyone; all the kind people who baked, brought cakes and buns and all the ladies who ensured the teas and coffees were in ready supply, working tirelessly to keep everything running smoothly; the Wreckless gang from Gorey for sharing and displaying their skateboarding skills;

Vincent and Mary Blake for their generous donation of chicken nuggets and sausages for everyone; to Shona, Megan, Sinead, Emer Rose, Anna, Aoife and Sarah for face painting; to the Kare Centre for the use of their premises;

Karl Perry and the Community Hall committee for their assistance; to Joe Dunne for stewarding the carpark; to Rev Ruth Elmes and Fr Ray Gahan for blessing the playground and finally, the children: Heidi, Kayla and Aaron for cutting the ribbon to open the playground.

All combined to make it “the best day ever”.

We’d like to apologise to the children that came to the playground on ensuing days and were disappointed that ice cream, buns, and bouncy castles were not to be a daily feature.

Tinahely becomes a Halloween destination with a number of eerie events planned for the weekend 25-27 October.

Kick off the ghoulish gallivanting with a Coffee morning in the Courthouse on Friday 25 October at 10am to 1pm, right into the afternoon. See the Courthouse in a new light as it will be decorated as you have never seen it before. Demons, devils, ghosts and ghouls and other folk will be thrilled by the sights, frights and frolics planned for this special day.

The coffee morning will feature a raffle to die for, and scary treats galore and it’s all in aid of Tinahely Community Projects-TCP, the volunteer group that has brought new walks, a new playground, a new picnic area and other projects including the recycling centre to the people of Tinahely. Funds are still required to pay for these projects and TCP urgently needs your support.

Bring a friend, bring the kids, or bring your granny, just come along for some Halloween fun.

Don’t forget on Sunday evening, 27 Oct, the famous Haunted Walk in aid of the Tinahely First Responders is on. This is a superb event in aid of an essential resource. A fancy dress disco follows in Murphy’s Hotel.

Ladies GAA notes
What can we say only pure devastation last Sunday! Girls played their hearts out left it all on the field it just wasnt our day!

Very proud of every single girl on the panel who worked so hard all year! You’s can hold your head up high you done your club, families, community and most important each other proud in the manner in which the game was played and never ever gave up!

All superstars! It shows what it means to supporters when they stay behind after a match and clap a team off the field!! Heads up girls one team one dream it’ll just take a year longer!! Believe!

On a more positive note our minors had their first win in the minor championship Sunday morning against St. Nicolas there Well done girls this see’s us through to the championship semi final which is to be played in Baltinglass Saturday @3.30 against Baltinglass! As usual we know the girls will have loads of support on the day to cheer them on!

Tinahely Walking Club. On Sunday October 27 the walk is New Railway Walk & Mangan’s Loop (C walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 10.00am. On Sunday November 3 the walk is Church Mountain (B walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 10.00am. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear. Full walking schedule is on the Tinahely.ie website.

ICA Notes
A guild Meeting was held in the Teagasc Centrre on the 17th of October. The Senior Citizens Party will be held in Murphys Hotel on Saturday the 30th of November at l.30pm.

The Federation Meeting was held in Crossbridge Hall on the 30th of September. There was a good attendance from around the County. Federation President Maureen Quigley chaired the meeting. Our guest for the night was from “Maureen’s Enterprise” The Avenue Gorey, Scarf wearing was the theme for the night.

Maureen displayed accessories, jewellery and hats suitable for weddings and special occassions. Her craft was to be able to arrange a scarf or shrug in a trendy style to make a new-look outfit for an existing dress. It was an inspirational display.Prize for best flower arrangement on the night was won by Helen McDonald.

Tinahely Young Voices
A new singing group for young people with singing Coach Tony Norton.
Tinahely Young Voices is now up and running and we are looking for more young people to get involved. Classes take place every Saturday afternoon at the Courthouse, Tinahely from 4-5 pm.

Boys and girls aged between 10 and 16 are invited to come and enjoy learning a wide range of music, taught by experienced voice coach, Tony Norton.
We hope to have the first ‘Tinahely Young Voices’ performance on Thursday 12th December.

Venue: Tinahely Courthouse
Time: Saturday 4-5pm
Cost: €8 per child per lesson or €35 for block of 5 classes

Open to boys and girls aged 10 – 16.

If you are interested in joining please contact Niamh Moore on 087 0526215 or email niamh.moore38@gmail.com

Parent and Toddler
Parochial Hall Tinahely
10.30am to 12.30pm

Activities to include painting,coloring,singalong and Freeplay.
contact Ginny 087/6551950 or Clare 086/1559644

Fashion Show
Art and fashion will meet as Coolfancy Parents’ Association host their first ever fundraising fashion show entitled ‘Under the October Twilight’ at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey on Thursday 24 October at 8pm.

A poetic inspired evening of glamour will see exquisite outfits from Contra (Gorey), Next (Arklow), Tresor (Carnew), Ruby Rouge (Gorey) Jack Dunnes (Gorey), Dunnes Stores (Arklow) and Marie McEleron Bridal Design (Arklow) as well as other unique pieces. Tickets cost €10 and are available from participating shops, the Amber Springs Hotel, Tinahely Post Office and Coolboy Post Office.

Phone orders can be made Monday to Friday on 0402-34866 (9.30-12.30pm) and 087-7681419 (2-6pm).

The audience is promised an evening of elegance and treats. Amongst other surprises there is a prize for the most stylish audience member who will be selected by members of the fashion industry.

Dance Factory – Hip Hop Classes
Every Monday at Tinahely Parochial Hall – 4-9yrs at 4.30 – 5.30p.m.; 4-9yrs 5.30-6.30 p.m.; 10-16yrs. 7-8p.m. Contact Venessa – 0862395028; Sue 0851559697

Tinahely Library
There is a photocpying service and free internet vacilities. There is also an interesting local history section.

Opening times: tues. and wed. 2.30 – 5.00 and 6.30 -8.30 p.m.; thurs. 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 – 5.00 p.m.; Sat. 11.00 – 1.30 p.m. closed Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends. tel. o402 38080

Submissions for notes can be sent to: mimbarton1@eircom.net

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