Tinahely Show 2023
The ladies from the Tinahely ICA guild went on their annual outing on 12th July.
We started at the High Cross of Moone and coffee and delicious cakes at the community based Piers cafe in the village. A tour of the Quaker museum in Ballitore was next. Pauline Fagan was a great guide at this most interesting museum and library.
Afterwards we retired to Kilkea Castle and Golf Club for lunch and a stroll around of the grounds.
It was our great pleasure to award Aidan Doyle our 2023 Local Hero Award at the quiz night on Friday evening. Aidan is the heart and soul of our town and keeps it looking beautiful. We are so lucky to have him!
Congratulations Aidan and thanks for all your hard work.
A fantastic night at the Tinahely Community Projects quiz night at O’Connors pub in Tinahely. Thank you for turning out in such great numbers on a wet evening to support TCP! Vital funds were raised for the recycling centre, playground, walks, Tidy Towns and Christmas lights.
Congratulations to the winning team and the runners up, who fought to the end in sudden death rounds to take home the prize! Also huge thanks to Pat Dixon – supreme quizmaster, Rosemary, Baron, Anthony, Olivia, Eddie and all who helped organise this fantastic evening, to O’Connors Pub for hosting the event, and all those who donated prizes to the raffle.
The students, teachers and volunteers at Tinahely National School have been busy working on colourful projects to enhance the environment. A wonderful yarn bombing crochet project with the 5th and 6th class students was completed just before the end of year. The students were taught the art of crochet by volunteers from Tinahely Active Retirement Group: Aida Lacey, Margaret O’Neill, Sadie Healy, Mary O’Connor and teacher Niamh Gahan. The students loved the project and said that crochet helped them to feel relaxed and mindful
Tinahely NS also created two absolutely beautiful, hand-painted anti littering signs to mark their Pure Mile and to encourage people to keep the town clean and tidy. The signs mark both ends of the Tinahely NS Pure Mile.
The Tidy Towns Committee would like to Thank Everyone who supported our Coffee Morning Fundraiser today.
We especially would like to Thank The Courthouse Arts Centre and all the team, who helped us host our event today, and extend our thanks to everyone who helped today and also with the planning and preparations, to make it such a wonderful success.
We would like to thank all our sponsors. We had a fantastic turnout and there was a wonderful atmosphere, as friends and family sat and enjoyed lovely refreshments, while having a chat and a laugh. We received very generous donations from the community, via cash,go fund me donations, baking scones, buns, cakes, donating raffle prizes and buying raffle tickets, buying cakes and plants.
The total amount raised, (donations, cake and plant sales) is
€ 2,319.25 today + €909 from go fund me donations,(received in the past month). Thank you very much for your generosity.We are thrilled.
The money raised goes back into the community to further improve the appearance and presentation of our town centre; buying flowers and plants,hedging,compost,planters, painting buildings, the maintenance and upkeep of the green spaces, the playground, picnic areas and approach roads.
If you missed our event, you can still donate via our go fund me page https://gofund.me/c14df2dd
Thank You very much.
Pat Power, Assistant supervisor for Tinahely CE Schemes, at his retirement gathering at O’Connor’s Bar & Lounge, Friday, June 30th.
Congratulations on your retirement Pat ! You have given so much of your time and energy to our organization, and we are so thankful. Have a wonderful retirement!
There was a fantastic buzz around Tinahely last weekend when the local Men’s Shed hosted their annual open day.
Group members welcomed crowds of 150 to 200 people to see their new fruit and veg garden, hand-carved bird boxes, feeders and window boxes, serving free tea, coffee, BBQ and snacks throughout the day.
Congratulations to Crossbridge National School on achieving their 10th Green School flag, which was raised today by Lucy Mulhall, a former student and the current Captain of the Women’s Irish Rugby Sevens Team. Tinahely Tidy Towns were delighted to be invited to join in on the celebrations, on a beautiful sunny day, with the teachers and pupils and parents, Councillor John Mullen and Lorraine Flanagan, Green Schools.
Great turnout for our Tinahely Tidy Towns Composting workshop today at the Recycling Centre. Volunteers were out first thing to help Craig Benton from Composting Ireland set up our new composting demonstration area. We painted the metal container to smarten things up and made a pallet box into a compost bay. Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help set up, and the people who came to the workshop. Please visit the demonstration area, the signage gives guidance on composting at home.
The winning table at the Toastmasters Pub quiz at the Marquee at O’Connor’s, Friday 19th. Well done all!
Sue Wardell, proprietor of the Tinahely Craft Market, with some of the products on display at the market, which is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. It is situated opposite Murphy’s butcher. There is a wide variety of crafts including upcycled and recycled textiles, stained glass, macrame, jewellery, candles and soap, embroidery and various art works.
The children of Kilcommon National School recently participated in #SpringClean23 as part of where the Parent’s committee provided refreshments afterwards! Great work.
A tearful Lucy Mulhall hailed her Ireland Sevens team after clinching automatic qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics after beating Fiji 10-5 in a nervy Toulouse encounter.
“It’s been a journey and I’m just so grateful to have a team like that around us, players and family. It’s been an amazing year and our goal is to grow Sevens in Ireland,” said the Tinahely native, who was watched by her father, Pat, and her fiancée.
“It means so much, we did it for our family and they have joined this rugby family and I’m happy we have done it together.”
Happy Earth Day ! . This weekend 300 native Irish trees have been planted in Tinahely. Trees store carbon, give us oxygen, give habitats to wildlife and stabilise the soil. A huge thank you to Easy Treesie and Coillte for providing Tinahely Tidy Towns with these wonderful trees.