Inniskeen

The Inniskeen Parade Committee would like to say well done and thank you,to all who helped organise, prepare for and participate in the Inniskeen Parade event on Monday the 18th March. The parade hosted participants from near and far, with very creative efforts made with floats from various entrants.l It was a real pleasure to see such a great crowd turn-out also. The prize for the Best Float went to Lisdoonan Vintage with their “Old time kitchen” . Well done to them and to all creative sparks who participated in the parade. The winners of the raffle prizes are as follows : 1st prize of Weekend Break to Bloomfield House was won by Michael Cassidy,Crossmaglen, 2nd prize of E75 won by Majella Mc Cann, Silverbridge, 3rd prize of A Meal Voucher for Cluskeys Restaurant won by Daniel Gilsenan. Hampers won by : Peter Boylan, Conor Mc Hugh, Dwayne Lennon, Jamie Courtney, Pat Boylan, Michael Boyce, Emma Keenan and Paddy Cunningham.

The Inniskeen Parade Committee would like to say well done and thank you,to all who helped organise, prepare for and participate in the Inniskeen Parade event on Monday the 18th March. The parade hosted participants from near and far, with very creative efforts made with floats from various entrants.l It was a real pleasure to see such a great crowd turn-out also. The prize for the Best Float went to Lisdoonan Vintage with their “Old time kitchen” . Well done to them and to all creative sparks who participated in the parade. The winners of the raffle prizes are as follows : 1st prize of Weekend Break to Bloomfield House was won by Michael Cassidy,Crossmaglen, 2nd prize of E75 won by Majella Mc Cann, Silverbridge, 3rd prize of A Meal Voucher for Cluskeys Restaurant won by Daniel Gilsenan. Hampers won by : Peter Boylan, Conor Mc Hugh, Dwayne Lennon, Jamie Courtney, Pat Boylan, Michael Boyce, Emma Keenan and Paddy Cunningham.

Acknowledgements are to be made to the following:

Ciaran & Michael Mc Ardle (Sponsors of Lorry), D.G. Mc Ardle (Sponsors of Trailer for Musicians Stand) Paul Shevlin, Bernard Duffy, Patrick Keenan (Sponsor of Boat), David Meegan (Uileann Pipes on the Inniskeen Float), Inniskeen Float Participants: Tom Lennon, Sinead Mitchell, Alice, David M. Bronwen & Heather Rose Mitchell, Alannah, Megan & Sophie Mc Mahon, Eamon Keenan, Catherine Keenan, Linda Boylan, Patricia Martin and Margaret Holland, Paddy & Sheila Dowdall and Hughie Byrne.

Vera Mc Enaeney (Music & Commentating), Mickey Carroll (Commentating), Band - Glass Camouflage (Sponsored by Sean’s Chippy Inniskeen), Hughie Byrne (Sponsor), Cluskey’s Little Ash (Sponsor), Kitty Lennon, Seamus Lynch, Pat Keenan,

Stewards : P.J. Boylan, Peter Dooley, Donal Smith, Owen Greene, Owen McKeown, Tomas Gernon.

Much gratitude is given to all who played their part in helping to organise the Inniskeen Parade, as ever the day was a great success, although the rain & cold weather hampered the desired outcome for all, the turn-out was fantastic - thanks everyone...it was truly a Community effort!!!

Best of Luck

Best of Luck wishes go out to Seamus Shevlin, Inniskeen Fuels, on the recent opening of his Filling Station in Inniskeen Village in the premises formerly known as The Hut which had been the successful business of the late Benny Duffy. Besides the usual Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Green Diesel etc Seamus is also stocking Coal, Briquettes, Sticks, Gas etc. etc. Hopefully he will get lots of support from the whole parish.

New Lights

The extra Lights in the Muff-Mucker area and Blackstaff are due to be erected in June/July. They will be very welcome as many many people use the Footpath for their daily Walk.

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Mol an Óige

Mol an Oige Committee Childcare Ltd held a Pyjama Day in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation for Children. Our Preschool children and staff took part in this event. A total of €367.00 was raised on the day. A huge “Thank You” to all our families who donated. A fun day was had by all.

COMMUNITY ALERT.

There was a great attendance at the meeting regarding setting up TEXT ALERT in the parish. Information sheets will be available shortly .There will be a charge of just €2 per contact number to join. More information regarding the launch will be available shortly . The more people who join, the more succesful in preventing crime this scheme will be

Table Quiz

Inniskeen Red Cross will hold a table quiz on Friday 5th April at 8 -30pm in Inniskeen Social Club . Table of 4 €30 ! Everybody welcome !!!

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes taught by World Champion Caoimhe Boylan takes place every Thursday evening at 6.00pm in the Community Centre. Children of all ages and ability welcome. For fun or competitions

Bingo

The Bingo is on this Saturday night, as usual, in the Community Social Club at the usual time of 8.30pm. . The usual Prizes and a Jackpot of €750 on offer, increasing monthly by €50 if not won, this week on 45 numbers. Books €5 and Sheet €2. Bus from Carrickmacross each night leaving Convent Lands 7.45, Highfield entrance 7.47, Main Street at Bus Stop 7.50, O’Neill Street 7.52 and Cloughvalley 7.55

Social Club

This Saturday music as usual for the weekly Dance for all those who are interested in Jiving etc. 10.15pm. This week Saturday April 6 Mickey the Butcher.

Classes resumed on Monday, 7 January in Community Centre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm for beginners, 8.30pm to 9.30pm for advanced.

great way to exercise and good fun as well. all dances covered, salsa, funky waltz, line dancing, and lots more

Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Carrick Cancer on 13th April in Social Centre Inniskeen, Music by Seamus & Bernard. Anyone that wants to donate prizes for auction or raffle can contact any of the following ladies Sinead Byrne, Catherine Dooley, Mary Woods, Bernie Smith & Rita Callan. So far for auction, Freisin Heifer Calf, Belgium Blue Calf, 2 Nanny Bother Goats & Kids, 2 Man Utd Tickets for any home game, 4 tickets for Lepardstown Races. Please support this worthy cause because you never know when you might be needing them.

Pick 4

At the Pick 4 draw held on Monday March 25 the numbers drawn were 6, 15, 27 and 28 and there was no outright winner of the Jackpot of €3,200. Winners of €20 each are as follows:- Margaret & Kathleen McEneaney, Mobane, Crossmaglen, Michá Byrne, Drummond, Bronagh Duffy, Drummond Nellie McGeough,, Oghill, Edel Lynch, c/o credit Union, Ollie Woods, Drumneill, Margaret Boylan, Inniskeen, Anna Jones, Drumboat, Tony brady, c/o 12 Daigh’s Tce. and Eileen Johnston, c/o Owen Greene. This week the Jackpot is €3,400 and to be in with a chance get your entry from any member of Inniskeen GFC, Blackstaff Parents Association or the Development Group

St. Daigh’s National School

Enrolment Forms, Enrolment forms now available for parents wishing to enrol their children in St. Daigh’s National School in September. Call to the school office or phone (042) 9378256.

Meegan Harvey Cumann

Easter Commemoration will take place on Easter Saturday evening 30th March 2013 at 7.30pm in St Mary,s Graveyard, Inniskeen.

Followed that night by an Irish night in McNello’s. Music by Gary Keenan

Taille €5.00.

Sunday Dancing

On Sunday night music as usual for the weekly Fun dance. A great nights dancing for all who enjoy lively music and fun dancing. This Sunday April 7 ShoBud, great Bands to provide a Month of lively Dancing.

The Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2013.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is for a first unpublished collection of poems in English by an Irish poet.

The award is now in its 42nd year. Previous winners include Eileán Ni Chuilleanáin, Paul Durcan, Thomas McCarthy,

Peter Sirr, Sinead Morrissey, Conor O’Callaghan, Pat Boran,

Joseph Woods and Geraldine Mitchell.

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

The closing date for entry to the competition is Friday 26th July 2013.

The Award will be presented on Friday 27th September 2013 at the opening of the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.

Rules and entry form are available from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen:Tel. 00353(0)429378560, Fax:00353 (0)429378855

E-mail:

infoatpkc@eircom.net www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com

Whist

The Whist is held each Tuesday night at 8pm in the Social Club and new players are always welcome to come along and join in. On March 12th, the highest score was held by Paddy Duffy,joint highest ladies Jeanette Connolly, Ann O’ Reilly & Joan Duffy, highest gent Heather Christmas, lowest score Sheelagh Finnegan, Sweep winners Margaret Clarke, and longest Sit Tom McHugh.

For lessons for new members phone 042 9378146

Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award 2013.

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre is organising this award which in previous years was organised by Co. Monaghan V.E.C. It is open to students of second-level schools in Counties Armagh, Cavan, Fermanagh, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, and Tyrone.

Rules of the competition and entry-forms are available from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre.

Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 31st May 2013 at 4pm

Presentation of this year’s certificates and prizes will be on Sunday 29th September in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen.Winning schools will be given good notice of same.

Community Alert

Have you signed up for TEXT ALERT yet ? Forms available in the local shops or from committee members .

Red Cross

Inniskeen Red Cross will hold a table quiz on Friday 5th April at 8 -30pm in Inniskeen Social Club .

Table of 4 €30 ! Everybody welcome. €2 per form