Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Opening of Clonmacnoise School Extension.
Last Friday was a red-letter day in Clonmacnoise with the official opening of the new extension to the national school. The work, consisting of a new classroom and offices, cost € 250,000. The new accommodation was blessed by Parish Priest Fr. Frank O'Hanlon and opening was performed by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen TD.

Division 4 Hurling Final.
No luck for Belmont (and their Shannonbridge club players) last Sunday in the Div 4 Hurling Final. They lost out to Balliamere on a scoreline of 1.16 to 1.6, on a very wet and difficult day for hurling, after being well in contention, just three points down, after 40 minutes.

Clonmacnoise Heritage Site Plans.
News from the Co. Council, via the Midland Tribune, is that the County Manager has stated that the draft plan will be presented to the public before lodging anything with UNESCO. According to Mr. Gallagher the plan will be placed in the public domain, to allow for public consultation, in advance of any submission.

Power Station for old Ferbane Station Site.
A Tullamore company, R&R Mechanical, plan to build a gas powered generating station at the old site in Lumcloon. A capacity of 350 MWs is planned, with gas being piped from Athlone. Construction to commence in 2009.

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