Tinahely Notebook – December 16

Tinahely Women’s Network
For the members and the women of Tinahely, December 2013 will be remembered for being a month of firsts.

The Tinahely Women’s’ Network Choir initiated last October made its first public appearance singing a medley of carols and Yuletide songs at their first Christmas luncheon in the Farm Shop, Tinahely on 11th December.  Forty women all living in Tinahely or surrounding areas enjoyed a first class lunch in their new function room.

It was a wonderful occasion and as everyone knows choirs help unite communities and bring people together, “one community, one choir” there are no divides.

When you go to rehearsals you forget about yourself, whatever stresses you had during the week at home or at work seem to vanish.  When you just focus on singing you realise we are all working towards the same goal.

The choir takes a break from now until Wednesday 18th January from 09.30 – 11.00 and we sing in the Farm Shop Tinahely. New members are always welcome so put the date in your new diary and come along.

Crossbridge Sale of Work
Thanks to all who supported the Crossbridge Sale of Work on Sun 1st Dec. This is our only church fundraiser in the year and it was the usual success even though times are very difficult we greatly appreciate your generosity.

The lucky prize winners on the day were:

Raffle prizes:
1st –€150 –  Madeline Canavan , Rosbawn
2nd -€100 – Marita & Marcus Byrne, Mullins
3rd- €75 – Joe & Anne Barker, Glenphillipeen
4th – € 50 – Eamon Phelan Tynock,
5th Bottle of whiskey – Alice Dempsey. Mullinacuff
Handmade Crib – Mary Donolon, Coolrus
Handmade Quilt: Rosemary Gleeson, Tinahely
Door Prize: Garrett Byrne Baltinglass
Art Competition: Junior Room: Callum Tighe and Cian Walker.
Middle Room: Eimer Mutton
Senior Room: Mary Mulhall
Cake stall hamper Suzie Mullen, Whiterock

Tinahely Walking Club
On Sunday December 15 the walk is on Kaideen (B walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 10.30am. On Sunday December 22 the walk is From Crossbridge to the Dying Cow (B/C walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 10.30am.

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.

Christmas Kilcommon Church Services
Sunday December 22 – Normal morning services 7.30 Blue Christmas Service
Tues. December 24th 7.30 p.m. Kilcommon Church. Christmas Day 8.30am – Kilpipe; 10.am. All Saints Carnew; 11.30 a.m. St. Johns Preben; Sunday, Dec. 29th. (fifth Sunday of the month) 11.30 Joint Service Kilcommen.

ICA Notes
A very enjoyable evening was had by all who attended the ICA Senior Citizens Party in Murphy’s Hotel on Saturday 30th Nov. The meal was excellent and the music by Denis Monaghan had everyone up dancing.  The Raffle took place at the event. Prize Winners were: 1st E200 Peter Deegan Main St Carnew. 2nd E100 Helen Lawlor Knockananna.  3rd Hamper – Kevin Fitzgerald A.P.L. Tinahely. 4th – Btl Whiskey – J Healy Aughrim.

A big thank you to all who bought tickets. Thanks to those who donated money and Spot Prizes. They are Automatic Plastics, Anthony Darcy, Philip and Rebecca Hadden, Damien Murphy, David and Joan Chambers, Centra Supermarket. Siobhan Hair Salon, Sonia Carroll Post Office, Tinahely Pharmacy, Laura Fitzgerald, and Green Cuisine. Tinahely Ica President wishes members and friends a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.x

Tea/ Coffee Morning
Marita Byrne would like to thank everyone who attended and supported her tea/coffee morning on Sat 26th Oct for The Irish Cancer Society. The total amount raised was €340 which was donated in memory of her Dad Matt O’Neill. Once again a huge thank you to everyone, it was much appreciated.

Tinahely Library
Opening Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday 2.00p.m. – 5.00 p.m and 6.30-8.30 p.m. Thursday 11.00 – 1.30p.m. and 2.30 – 5.00 p.m. Saturday 11.00 am – 1.30 p.m. Free internet access, photocopying and a history section available.

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