Saturday 17 August 2019



Excitement is in the air and Friday night eagerly awaited, as the crew will be travelling to Taghmon for the CHRISTMAS DISCO. Please be at the community centre to register from 8.30 pm as the bus leaves at 8.45 pm. We expect to be arriving back in Barntown at approximately 12.15 am. Hopefully our teenagers are looking forward to the night just as much as us supervisors!


Unfortunately due to the bad weather last week Santa was unable to leave the North Pole. However Santa will now arrive by pony and trap on Saturday 11th December at 4.00pm to Glynn Barntown GAA Centre, with activities such as Santa's workshop, face painting, nail art, mulled wine and mince pies. Admission is €8 per child with children under 2 yrs free. Hope to see everyone there.

Jim McGovern and John Wickham's fantastic book "The Gallant Boys and Girls of Glynn Barntown" will also be on sale on Saturday in Glynn Barntown GAA Complex at the Santa Day. If you can't make it on Saturday and would like to order one of the books contact Jim or John or a GAA committee member.


There is a rota at the end of the church for volunteers to enrol to help with the cleaning of the church for the year ahead. Gratitude is expressed to all of those who help out with this task. Their diligence ensures a warm welcome for locals and visitors and is worthy of much positive comment.


The recent church gate collection in Barntown for the senior citizens raised €650. A big thank you to all for your support. The Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 02nd January from 2 pm - 5.30 pm in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. For further details contact Ben on (086) 8893 268.


The annual church gate collection for St. Vincent de Paul will take place after all masses this week-end. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.


In mid December, the Barntown Youth Choir will be launching an eagerly awaited CD. Lots of preparation and dedication have gone into its production and Ian and Louise are to be commended for their hard work. This CD would make an ideal Christmas gift for relatives or friends. Sponsorship for the CD has arrived and those intending to be included in the list of sponsors for the CD are asked to forward their contribution as soon as possible. Further details from Leanne Sheridan 086 2714 2611.


The bus for the disco, will leave Glynn hall at 8.20 pm this Friday. Parents are reminded to be at the hall to meet the bus on its return, at 12.15pm. Please be on time!! Anne Marie 087 766 3694 is the leader in charge.

If anyone has already bought their Kris Kindle present, they are asked to bring them on Friday night - Henk will be collecting them, before the bus leaves for the disco. Everyone else, can bring their present with them to the youth club Christmas party night, on 17th December. Any problems with Kris Kindle or ideas for the party night, please contact Averil 085 771 3005.

Finally we would like to remind you all, about the youth club bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes this weekend, the 9th 10th and 11th December. Please remember to turn up for your shift. If anyone is in town and are free for an hour, please just pop in, to see if you are needed, or just throw a donation into one of our buckets. If you are free to help, please contact Brigid asap 087 667 7424 We understand how busy everyone is, and appreciate any help you can give.

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