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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Niall Byrne, for­mally Croghan View, who has been liv­ing in Colorado USA for the past 20 years. He ar­rived

home for Christ­mas to join his fam­ily for the first Christ­mas in all of those 20 years, and was ac­com­pa­nied by his wife Heather and chil­dren Nolan and Wi­ley, and linked up with his par­ents Bernie and Joe, and sib­lings Joanne, Sarah, Una, Ciaran, Joseph, Owen, Grainne, who trav­elled all the way from Canada, and Me­abh.

The whole fam­ily cel­e­brated Niall’s 40th birth­day on Christ­mas Day as a big fam­ily oc­ca­sion, which was very much en­joyed by all in­volved. Niall has re­turned home to the USA, and we wish him and his fam­ily con­tin­ued suc­cess in his adopted coun­try.


Just a brief re­minder to ev­ery­one who wishes to be­come a mem­ber of the club to make ap­pli­ca­tion im­me­di­ately. With­out be­ing a mem­ber you may not be able to get in­sur­ance for your vin­tage ve-

hi­cles. The an­nual fee is €30, and you can get in touch with Alan at 085 7299468, or Geral­dine at 087 2038213, as we need all ap­pli­ca­tions to be in by Jan­uary 15.


Birth­day greet­ings to Kyle O’Raf­ferty, Bal­ly­larkin, Cool­gre­any, who cel­e­brated his sec­ond birth­day last Tuesday. Con­grat­u­la­tions also to Cor­mac Whit­more Carter, who cel­e­brated his 20th birth­day last week, when fam­ily and friends en­joyed a great evening with Cor­mac.


A very suc­cess­ful 45 Card Drive is on­go­ing in the Cool­gre­any Inn on each Fri­day night at 8.30 p.m., ev­ery­one is very wel­come to come along for a good night of craic at the cards, and some lovely fin­ger food thrown in for good mea­sure. So please join us if you en­joy a game of 45.


‘Ti­ta­nia’s Palace’ the ac­claimed short film con­tin­ues its tour when it will be screened at the May Byrne House (up­stairs, side en­trance) on Wednesday, Jan­uary 9, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

In the 15-minute film Mau­reen Bushe, Mar­garet Byrne, Alice Shee­han, Séa­mus Bol­ger, Pa­trick Byrne, Bill McCor­mack, and Wil­liam Wil­loughby re­call vis­it­ing the fa­mous ‘Doll’s House’ at Bal­ly­nas­tragh. School­child­ren draw their im­pres­sions. With footage of the ac­tual palace shot in Den­mark, and score by Trevor Knight.

The film will be fol­lowed by an il­lus­trated talk with James Gran­nell on the de­sign and con­struc­tion of Ti­ta­nia’s Palace, the Es­monde fam­ily, and the Vic­to­rian ‘tiny-craft’ move­ment.


CASTLE­TOWN LIAM MELLOWS GAA HEALTHY CLUB UP­DATE: Now is your chance to get the New Year off to a good start. A five weeks ses­sion of Yoga with Maura starts on term Tuesday, Jan­uary 8, to Fe­bru­ary 5. Classes are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the club house in Castle­town. To book text Maura at 087 7866349.

Chair Yoga with Sarah re­sumes on Jan­uary 7, at 10.45 a.m. in the An­chor Bar (side door into the func­tion room) for a six weeks ses­sion. No need to book just come along and give it a go. Chair yoga lessens the im­pact of chronic ill­nesses and pain. It re­duced stress and im­proves men­tal health. It is par­tic­u­larly good for any­one want­ing to im­prove flex­i­bil­ity and strengthen their joints af­ter in­jury or ill­ness.

If yoga is not your thing, why not come along on Thursday nights for some SOSA dance fit­ness. Low im­pact, high en­ergy and tonnes of fun. Over 35 in­ter­na­tional dance styles ball­room. latin, disco, salsa etc, some­thing for ev­ery­one Thursday night 8.15 p.m. in the club house Castle­town to book or call or text Anita 086 3866598 places are fill­ing up fast.

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