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Athenry Parish Newsletter Sun 22nd September 2013
Presentation College Class Re-Union 1986/1987/1988
On Sat. 28th September, 2013 in Madison’s. For tickets contact Martina Farragher @ 086 8641720. Paddy Galvin @ 087 2939390
Join the computer brigade! - Training in Athenry ADC to get you started!
ONLY €20!* (8 weeks x 2 hours)
Daytime course starts on Thursday 10 October 10-12.
Evening course starts Thursday 17 October 7-9 pm.
To join in contact Athenry Community Training Centre on 091-845422 or drop in to the ADC office, Station Road, Athenry.
Programme is funded by the Government and is available for farmers, anyone over 55 who does not have formal qualifications or is in receipt of social welfare benefit.
St Mary’s G.A.A Club na nÓg
St Mary’s G.A.A Club na nÓg Annual Sean Mc Govern School of Hurling takes place on the Saturday 28th 10am to 12.00 noon each Saturday. The School is for boys from the Parish 16 years & under. Inquiries to Mike @ 086 8450922 . Camcorder found @ Raheen.Grounds,Raheen- Inquiries to Mike @ above number
NEW Opening Hours for Athenry Library
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
Wednesday 11 to 1 and 2 to 4
Thursday 2 to 6
Friday 11 to 1 and 2 to 4
Saturday 11 to 1 and 2 to 4
Newcastle Community Alert
Newcastle Community Alert Evening out for senior citizens of Newcastle, Fri. 11th Oct. to see the Kiltullagh Community Choir at the Raheen Woods Hotel. If interested or know of somebody who would like to go, and so we can get an idea of numbers, please contact Community Alert 087 1521802.
The Athenry News & Views - Sept. / Oct. 2013
Publication Deadline for News, Sports, Articles, Photos etc. is: Friday, September 27th
E-mail your article/photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisement Deadline is: Wednesday, September 25th
E-mail your adverts to: email@example.com
*Please contact us early about upcoming events you wish to include in future editions.
THE ATHENRY NEWS & VIEWS will be on sale in local shops from Friday, Oct. 4th
Children’s Art & Craft Course
Children’s Art & Craft Course commencing on the 19th Sept for six weeks in the Canton Hall, Athenry.
Thursdays from 5.00-6.30p.m- 5-10 years.
If interested contact Grace @ 086 8919963.
Newcastle Foroige Club
We wish to send out an urgent request for extra adult leaders for our club, starting back shortly on Friday nights in Newcastle Community Centre, 8.00- 10p.m. ALL ADULTS WELCOME, with children attending Club or not. Club is for all young people of secondary school age in the Newcastle area. For further information on this very worthwhile initiative please contact Rita Keane @ 087 6208350/Annie Marie Murphy @ 087 2966137.
Athenry Womens Group:
Athenry Womens Group: Gathering every Wednesday @ 10.30a.m in the Canton Hall.
Invitation to be added to Tender List for the Painting of Presentation Convent, Athenry.
Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified Painting Contractors to be added to the Tender List for the painting of exterior of the Presentation Convent, Church Street, Athenry, Co Galway.
Applications must reach the Bursar, Presentation Convent,
Athenry, Co Galway in a sealed envelope by the
12th September 2013.
The applicant must have a current C2, current tax clearance certificate, all necessary insurances and must furnish a list in writing of similar painting projects completed
Interested Contractors should apply in writing to:
The Bursar, Presentation Convent, Athenry, Co Galway.
Athenry Al - Anon
Al - Anon family group are starting a new meeting in Canton Hall (upstairs) starting 7th September at 11.30. Al Anon is for those who are affected by a family member or friends excessive drinking.
Farewell To Athenry: Fr. Tony.
Father Brendan Kilcoyne – your new parish priest will be with you this week-end. With you all, Fr. Benny and I would like to extend to him a very warm welcome and pray God’s blessing on him as he takes on his pastoral care as Parish Priest in the parish of Athenry.
I would like to express my very sincere thanks to you for your support and goodwill, your kindness and generosity over the past twenty years. In particular, for your graciousness on the occasion of my Golden Jubilee and the ways you marked my retirement as parish priest in Athenry.
I am grateful for the part that you continue to play in making this parish a vibrant Christian community – through your interest, time and commitment. For the witness of your faith in the service of people in so many ways, I will always hold with gratitude and appreciation. That experience will always continue to inspire my life and work as a priest.
I venture into a new season in my life enriched and challenged by the past twenty years in Athenry. I will cherish the memories. I will continue to pray that God will reward you and your loved ones with good health, peace of mind and every blessing as we all face the future with fresh hope.
I ask your forgiveness for my failures and for any way I have offended anyone in a personal or pastoral way over the years. I thank the people who made me more aware and I appreciate their compassion and understanding.
My final request – is that you will continue to give Fr. Brendan and Fr. Benny your whole-hearted support as ye continue to work together in building a strong and compassionate faith-community in this parish. May God bless the work and bless you all. We will keep each other in a prayer in the days ahead. Farewell to the Fields as I take to the Hills!
Mile Buiochas. Slán agus Beannacht.
Athenry twinned with Newfoundland town
The links between Ireland and Canada were celebrated in the twinning of County Galway town Athenry with Renews-Cappahayden in Newfoundland.
The twinning ceremony took place in Athenry Castle recently. Labour Galway East senator Lorraine Higgins was the Master of Ceremony. The event was also attended by Canadian Ambassador Loyola Hearn, who is from Renews-Cappahayden.
Ambassador Hearn was presented with a hurl and sliotar as a mark of the significance of the game to Athenry. His wife Maureen was presented with Antica jewellery designed in Athenry and sponsored by Centre Jewellers.
Chair of Athenry Twinning Committee Anne Joyce said: “The Committee now looks forward to building links between Athenry and Renews and exploring any possibilities that may enhance both towns both economically and culturally.”
Ireland and Canada have strong links. Many Irish people emigrated to Canada in the 19th century, particularly to Newfoundland, and many people there retain a strong Irish accent; while Ireland’s national emblem of the gold harp on the blue shield is part of the Canadian coat of arms.
© Kieran Glynn 2013