New Inn

BOYS’ SCHOOL PARENT COUNCIL

BOYS’ SCHOOL PARENT COUNCIL

A meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, November 14, at 8pm in the Boys School, New Inn. Parents council would like to invite all parents in the boys school especially new parents to the meeting to discuss the annual cake sale.

END OF AN ERA

The Convent of Mercy, New Inn, is sadly closing after 135 years of great service to the community. To honour the Sisters who gave such commitment to the parish and surrounding areas, the parishioners are organising a Mass of Thanksgiving in New Inn Church on Thursday, November 29, starting at 7pm. This will be a concelebrated mass presided over by His Grace, Archbishop Dermot Clifford and involving present and former priests of the parish. As many of the Mercy Sisters as possible from the diocese will be in attendance and all past pupils and teachers are invited to attend. There will then be a reception in the local hall - NICC- where everyone can reminisce with their former teachers and classmates over a nice cup of tea and refreshments. A wonderful evening is anticipated. A fitting farewell to a Religious Order who will be deeply missed.

COMMUNITY ALERT FOR WOODENSTOWN, CHAMBERLAINSTOWN AND SURROUNDING AREAS

A big thank you to all who supported table quiz which was held on Friday, November 2, in Barron’s Pub, New Inn. There was a great turnout with over 20 tables present. It was hugely supported and all monies raised will go towards purchase of Community Alert signs and possible other “get to know your neighbour” events in 2013. The prize winners were: first prize – Kevin, Alice and Diarmuid Barron who did not take hamper. This hamper will be distributed to the elderly of the Community Alert area for Christmas. Second prize to Eileen and Gerry Bell, Aoife O’Donnell and Desmond Bell and third prize to Barry Fitzpatrick, John Fogarty and Kieran McGrath. The committee would also like to thank Quizmaster on the night Michael Crowe who did a great job and Dave Morris who set out the questions. Also big thanks to Mary Frances Barron and to all who sponsored the spot prizes for the raffle.

WOMENS’ GROUP

The Womens’ Group would like to thank all those who supported their recent coffee morning for the Hospice Organisation in Barron’s Pub, New Inn. E600 was raised. Special thanks to Patricia Hogan who did a cookery demonstration on the day. Next night out is the Xmas Floral Demonstration Party in the NICC on Tuesday, November 20, at 8.30pm. Also names will be taken for the Xmas party night out which is on this year in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles on Friday, December 14.

NEW INN GIRLS SCHOOL PARENTS COUNCIL

are holding a meeting this Thursday, November 15, in the Convent Hall at 8.30pm. Light refreshments afterwards, all are welcome.

PARISH LINKS

Committee would like to thank all who donated generously to the annual church gate collection last weekend. Your support is very much appreciated as it helps to raise funds for the Senior Citizens Xmas party which will take place on Sunday, January 6, in Cahir House Hotel.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Sunday, December 2, in Bru Boru Theatre, Cashel featuring Louise Morrissey, Paddy O’Brien, Gary Gamble (with his Daniel O’Donnell Tribute) and The Ryan Turner Band.

25 CARD DRIVE, KNOCKGRAFFON CARDS

Winners were Anne Burke/Marie McGrath with 9 games and in joint second place were Liam Harty/John Cooney and Tom & Biddy Burke with 8 games each. Table prize: Paddy Holleran/Eileen White. Raffle: Jimmy Looby, Wm Burke and Eileen O’Connor. Sweep: Jimmy Looby/Ml Murphy. Well done all. Cards start at 8.15pm.

NEW CHILDRENs’ DRAMA GROUP

A new Drama Group for children aged five to 12 will be starting soon in New Inn. Two classes will run, one day per week, for juniors and seniors. Drama is about fun, being creative, developing confidence and making new friends. Classes will cost €5 for an hour. This group will be run by a professionally qualified drama facilitator with extensive experience in Drama teaching. For inquires or to book a place please call Amy on 0877601377 or email amihill@gmail.com.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

Monday, November 19, in the Convent Hall, 1st Holy Communion parents meeting from 7.30pm SHARP to 8.30pm and Confirmation parents meeting from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

MONTH OF NOVEMBER

A time to remember and pray for our dead, 15 masses offered for our dead in November, envelopes and list may be handed in anytime this week, spare envelopes in porch. Rosary for the dead before 11am mass on Sundays in New Inn starting at 10.45am. Special mass for all who died since this time last year on Tuesday, November 20, at 7.30pm in New Inn church.

THE STORK HAS ARRIVED

Congratulations to Bernard and Miriam McGivern on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter Saoirse, sister to Clodagh, Cathal and Oisin. We wish them every health and happiness for the future.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALK

Route - Dogstown. Duration: 1 hr 15 mins. Please assemble at car park opposite New Inn Church at 2pm this Sunday, November 18. Why not come and join us? Great way to get fit! All are welcome.