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									CAVAN ECHO | 24th April 2009



Cavan Town Council

Exhibition Celebrating 100 years of the Town Hall
An exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Town Hall will run from 20 April to 2 May in the Johnston Central Library. The exhibition is being organised by Cavan Town Council to mark the significance of the Town Hall to the people of the Town. Items on display will highlight the many different events that have taken place in the Town Hall and will include pictures, posters, programmes and other memorabilia. The exhibition was officially launched by Mayor of Cavan Town Council Councillor Paddy O Reilly at 1.30pm on Monday 20 April 2009. The exhibition promises to be an interesting trip down memory lane.

The Launch of the Lone Parent Booklet on Wednesday evening at Cavan Court House. County councillors, members of Action, the Local Lone Parent Network and the National One Parent Family Exchange Network gathered for the official launch


Cavan County Council
Proposed Road Closure
Notice is hereby given that Cavan County Council intends to close to public traffic the road described hereunder: Market Square, Bailieborough on Sunday 3 May 2009 from 8am to 6pm for the purpose of Spring Fair in association with Bailieborough Tidy Towns. Alternative Routes: R191 & L3538 & L7576 Any queries regarding this closure please contact Bailieboro Area Office 042 9665135. Any objections to the above Road Closure should be lodged in writing to Frank Gibbons, Director of Service not later than 12.00 noon on Wednesday 29 April 2009

Public Information Evening – Commercial Water Charges
Cavan Town Council and Cavan County Council in conjunction with Cavan Chamber of Commerce are holding a public information evening on Tuesday 28 April at 7pm in the Town Hall. Local authority staff will be on hand to provide information on: • Water billing • Understanding your bill, and • How you can reduce your bill through water conservation. The event will be of particular interest to those in business and the emphasis will be on water conservation techniques to assist you in reducing costs to your business.
Town councillors and members of Cavan County Council at the launch of the exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Town Hall

Eoin Doyle, Director of Services, Cavan County Council Brian Hora, Town Clerk, Cavan Town Council

Ramor Macra aim for double glory in the National Concert Hall
TWO MEMBERS of Ramor branch of Macra na Feirme will be hoping to bring glory to County Cavan in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday, May 3, when they compete in the Silver Jubilee National Final of the Macra National Talent Competition. The two Ramor members are making history for their branch on the night, as it will be the first occasion in the twenty-five year history of the competition that the club has reached the National Talent Final and now it does so in two different sections. Its representatives qualified for the Final from the recent National Semi-Final in Mullingar Arts Centre. First on stage will be Ann Galligan who actually hails from Oldcastle, Co Meath, but is a member of Ramor Macra. She competes in the Solo Singing section in which she faces opponents from Athboy, Co Meath, Carrigaline, Co Cork and Bree, Co Wexford. Remarkably, in terms of the history of the competition, Ann is the only female in the Solo Singing, the first time ever that males have made up the majority of the finalists. Coincidentally, it was in Solo Singing that Cavan won its only National Talent title to date. That came courtesy of Mullahoran’s Jimmy Goldrick in 2003. Ramor’s second appearance will centre on entertainment matters of a more cerebral nature as Mary Owens from Lurganure, New Inn, Ballyjamesduff, competes in the Mastermind section of the Final. This event requires competitors to answer as many questions as possible in two 90-second rounds, the first on their specialist topic and the second on general knowledge. Mary’s specialist topic is World Geography and her magnificent score of 34 in the Semi-Final was the highest of the four finalists. Her opponents on Sunday night week are Claire Burke from Kilcloon, Co Meath whose specialist topic is Pop and Rock Music, Patrick Healy from Glanmire, Co Cork whose specialist topic is Science and Nature and Martin Ryan from Clodagh, Co Tipperary whose specialist topic is Irish History. The competition was launched in 1984 and had its first National Final in the Gaiety Theatre in June 1985. It is one of Macra’s biggest and most popular competitions and features eight entirely separate events, some for groups, others for individuals in music, singing, comedy, acting, dancing and quiz. The National Final features four finalists in each of the eight events namely Disco Dancing (for groups), Solo Instrumental Music, Solo Singing, Novelty Act (a comedy sketch or novelty act for groups), Mastermind (individual quiz), Set Dancing, Comedy (for solo performers or duos) and Pop / Folk / Ballad Group. Sunday, May 3 promises to be a wonderful occasion in the splendid setting of the National Concert Hall as scores of Macra members from twenty one different branches in twelve counties showcase their considerable entertainment talents in the Silver Jubilee National Final of one of the country’s longest established and most renowned amateur talent competitions. The National Talent Final has established itself as a showpiece occasion of wonderful talent, splendid variety embracing a large range of entertainment disciplines and great excitement as groups from all over the 26 Counties vie for the eight national titles on offer. Cavan Macra will be well represented by the two members of Ramor club and they will carry the good wishes of the whole county as they bid to be on the winners’ rostrum in this landmark Final. The show will begin at 6.30pm and tickets for the National Talent Final can be booked from Mary Harrahill on 046-902 5023 / 087290 8494 or direct from the National Concert Hall on 01-471 0000 or The two Ramor girls will be hoping for plenty of support from Cavan people as they bid for glory in what promises to be a memorable night’s entertainment.

Ann Galligan will be representing Ramor in the Solo Singing event

Mary Owens will be hoping her vast knowledge will help her win the Mastermind title

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