Newcastle News – Summer 2002

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Open Evening in the SportsCentre – Secember 2018

Newcastle Community Centre

At the Community Centre we have over 300 (?) individual/family members of the Centre’s Sport’s facilities. We also have other Clubs affiliated including Foróige. We would like to double our membership this year. Currently, we have indoor football/soccer, handball, racketball, basketball, squash, rings, darts and table tennis facilities.

Membership for the coming year costs just €35.00 per individual/family per annum. For more details/to join call in to Tom Molloy (Caretaker) from 6 p.m. to I0 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Centre.

There is a lot of potential in the Centre for many more activities e.g. aerobics, badminton, chess, yoga, mother and child coffee mornings etc. If you have any ideas for activities that could be held at the Centre please contact your local Community Council representative.

Open evening – all community members

Come along to our Open Meeting in early October. We would like to see some new faces (as well as all the usual ones!) and to hear your ideas for the Centre’s activities. Perhaps there are activities (e.g. coffee mornings, aerobics, art, etc.) you would like to participate in which could easily be organised at the Centre.

You may also have ideas for further development of the Centre Building itself and the grounds, our local school pitch and any upkeep issues for the village and the local cemetery.

Restoration of Templemoyle cemetery

A scheme of restoration of this nationally and internationally important site will begin shortly through a subcommittee of Newcastle Community Council. The scheme will be in three phases:

l. The preservation of the stone and mortar church wall. (Approved by Dúchas).

2.A professional survey of the built, natural and cultural heritage of the graveyard and its associated features.

3.The preservation of the graveyard in its three aspects and of associated features.

A short history of Templemoyle by Martin T. Kelly of Newcastle National School is published in this Summer 2002 Journal.

Community alert report

Community Alert is a project organised by Voluntary Community Groups in association with the Gardaí and aimed at the prevention of dangers and anxieties to which some people may be subject, particularly vulnerable and elderly people in rural areas. It is grant aided by the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs.

In the Newcastle half of the Parish many senior citizens have been connected to the Emergency Response Telephone Service that provides twenty-four-hour call service, censor lights and door lights. At the moment an order has been placed for special smoke alarms that will be installed in the near future.

Newcastle Juvenile Pitch development

The juvenile pitch development is off to a great start with many thanks due to the FÁS Scheme contributors. The pitch is used for all ages of school children up to under l6s, ie for hurling, camogie, gaelic football, athletics, etc. To this end we have built a dressing room that will accommodate up to 30 youths. In addition, the parking area at the rear of the goal is being properly surfaced.

Shirley Keogh is Secretary of Newcastle Community Council.

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About this record

Written by Shirley Keogh

Published here 20 Jul 2023 and originally published Summer 2002

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