Minister of Transport welcomes JJ Kavanagh & Sons’ new tourist initiative

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Monday) welcomed a new tourism initiative by private coach operator, JJ Kavanagh & Sons, the aim of which is to support rural tourism while promoting the company’s services.

The initiative will see renowned international writer and blogger, Timi Ogunyemi, presented with a ‘Golden Ticket’ where he’ll be granted free travel on all of JJ Kavanagh & Sons bus routes, covering nine counties throughout Ireland. They are Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Waterford, Kildare, Limerick, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Clare.

The Gaza Toy Drive

“Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmad Abdelrazek, politicians, senators and human rights supporters urgently encourage the donation of essential funds to ensure the shipping and delivery of seven forty foot trucks to Gaza filled to capacity with medical supplies, toys, clothes, bikes, prams and baby care items. For details on how to donate please follow the links on or the Gaza Toy Drive Facebook page

Pictured L- R Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ahmad Abdelrazek & Eileen Carr Pic: Angela Halpin

L-R Joe Costello, Senator Terry Layden, Sean Crow & Eileen Carr

Parishes Punch UP “The Rematch” An Tochar GAA

Parishes Punch UP “The Rematch” took place in An Tochar GAA complex in Roundwood last Saturday 28th February night between the hosts An Tochar GAA and  Kilmacanogue GAA for what turned out to be another hugely successful night enjoyed by all present.

M.C. for the night was Jim McCabe of 4fm,TV3 & Setanta Sports fame. Jim’s professional hosting of the event added greatly to the enjoyment of all present.

Over the last number of months the boxers were expertly prepared by trainer Barry O’Toole, while on the night referee Darren O’Toole of the I.A.B.A. overseen proceedings with An Tochar’s very own Andrew Curley tending to boxers as ‘corner man’.Dr.Gráinne Ní Ghairbhí from Newtown Medical Practice was on hand for any medical emergencies but thankfully was not required.

By the end of the final bell of the night An Tochar had emerged victories on a score of 7-5 in the ring