Newcastle Community Hall

Newcastle Community Council in South Tipperary.

Newcastle Community Hall

Overview of Development/Advancement

Newcastle Muintir Parish Guild was founded in 1970, and the greatest achievement to date was to survive, and celebrate 40 years, on November 20th 2010.

  • Refurbishment and modernization of the Community hall, in a 3 phase project, from 2007-2010. Through Grant aid and local fundraising, the hall is now a beacon in the central life of Newcastle.
  • Publication of an Information Leaflet for new residents and visitors to Newcastle.
  • Facilitation of bereaved families by providing refreshments and support at Funerals.
  • Provision of a Savings Club for Christmas, first started in1982, and a second saving club for people travelling to Lourdes annually.
  • Compilation of a Parish newsletter for ex-parishioners away from home at Christmas.
  • Involvement with Community Alert, Tidy Towns, Listening Service, FAS, and St Vincent De Paul.
  • Organization of an open- air Remembrance Mass annually in parish graveyards.
  • Identifying and responding to local needs, and working with relevant bodies at times of crises and trauma in the community. 
  • Securing funding (1982-2011) through charity events to sponsor patients who wish to travel to Lourdes annually. 
  • Educational advancement – Adult VEC and Irish College.

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