HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday January 26 at Tarbert Bridewell. The following officers were elected; Chairperson Patrick Lynch, Correspondence Secretary Joan Lynch, Minutes Secretary Kathleen Bunce, Treasurer Michael Houlihan, Recorder Johnny Mulvihill. Committee; Frank Kelly, Tony Sweeney, Rosari Oâ€™Carroll, Sean Guerin, Michael Brogan, Marie Collins, Michael J. Coolahan and Mary Lavery Carrig. Single/family Membership is 20euro and is now due, new members welcome and the Society meets every third Saturday of each month at 8:30pm at the Bridewell.
PRE - SCHOOL: Wishing Tree Preschool is now enrolling for September 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents in the parish who support our local preschool. Our award winning preschool has recently been extended. We would like to extend an invitation to all to call in to see us and experience our excellent facility which caters for the youngest children of the parish. For enquiries please contact Julie:0879940951.
HOWL UR WHIST: Beginners are now being afforded the opportunity to learn the skills of whist at Tarbert Bridewell where lessons are provided on Thursday nights. Seasoned players are also invited to come along and enjoy the game in a friendly and cosy atmosphere, play starts very Thursday night at 8:30pm.
SAVE OUR VILLAGE: Parishioners are asked to do everything in their power to ensure that the remaining businesses established in Tarbert find it viable to continue trading. It is hoped that a shop local campaign if at all possible will be implemented as it is vital that we have the convenience of product purchase without the added burden of travel inflicted upon us. If we fail to act our most cherished citizens will find availing of the most basic necessities of daily life a cause of great concern. Sometimes you save a little and loose a lot or loose a little and save a lot.
DEATH: It was with regret the parish of Tarbert learned of the death of Peter Langan of Banbury Oxfordshire and formerly of Chapel Street, Tarbert. Peter died on January 9, 2013 peacefully at his home in the arms of his family after a short illness bravely borne. Requiem mass took place in St. Johns Church, Banbury on January 18 followed by interment in Harwich Hill. Sympathy is extended to his wife Veronica, children, grand-children, sons in law, daughter in law, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins and a large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace! The months mind mass for the late Peter Langan will be celebrated in St Maryâ€™s Church, Tarbert on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 5pm.
GAA: Tarbert Coiste na nOg football club held a very well attended A.G.M. last Saturday evening. The following officers were elected for the coming year. Presidents: Richie Lyndon, Finbarr Carrig, Fr. Danny Broderick. Chairperson Mike Griffin, Vice-Chair Denis Cregan, Secretary Michael Carrig, Asst Secretary Eoin Diggins, Treasurers Helen Enright and Brendan Kiely. Managers and coaches for the various teams were also finalised and the club is looking forward to working with our neighbours Moyvane for the U-14 and U16 competitions. Club registration will take place on the February 21.
GAA LOTTO: There was no winner of last weekâ€™s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were; 7, 8, 18 and 19. Bar Prize winner John Kennedy. The Lucky Dip winners were; Nuala Carmody, Bridie Oâ€™Connell, Patricia Oâ€™Connell, Mossy Heffernan and Daragh Lanigan. Next weekâ€™s draw will take place in Savageâ€™s Bar with a jackpot of â‚¬3,500. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto.
MATCH FIXTURE: Clounmacon / Moyvane / Tarbert semi-final game against Listowel will be played in Ballylongford next Sunday at 2pm.