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Jokes While proudly showing of his new apartment to friends one night Ted led the way to his bedroom where pride of place was given to a large brass gong. "What's that big brass gong for?" one of the guests asked. "Why, that's the speaking clock',"Ted replied. "How does it work? "I'll show you," Ted said, giving it an ear-shattering blow with an unpadded dodger. Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall screamed, "For goodness sake you idiot, it's 2 o'clock in the morning!"

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Cushions are a great and relatively inexpensive way to ring the change in seasons in the bedroom and living room. Put away your light coloured cushions and invest in comfortable cushions with lots of texture for the winter. Think of cushions embellished with buttons, bobbles, lace, embroidered flowers, tassles, faux fur, raised velvet, piping, faux flowers …. . Hand knitted cushions are very much back in vogue too with patterns from the simple plain/purl to the Aran designs. If you don’t feel up to taking out the knitting needles yourself, there will be a wide array of knitted cushions in the shops and the softer the wool is, the better. It is all about being tactile this season. Get out those knitting needles! Indeed, such is the enthusiasm for wool in interiors this season that woollen products are not just limited to cushions and throws. Candles have an Aran pattern on the outside, clocks can even be finished with a knitting pattern, even pouffees can be purchased in a cable knit. Lampshades are now available in knitted patterns as well as embellished with knitted flowers or even coloured goose feathers! The choice is endless as are the challenges if you want to take those knitting needles out again.

Wreaths on the hall door aren’t necessarily just for Christmas. Create a autumnal wreath for Hallow’een to welcome those trick or treaters add nuts, dried oranges, small apples, berries - whatever you like to a simple bought plain wreath. Don’t forget the decorated pumpkins either and now it is possible to purchase a variety of different shaped and coloured squashes, pumpkins and gourds from the shops. Have fun with the children by carving out different faces and put the various pumpkins and squashes on display on your hall steps or inside in the hall. Above all - have fun, stay safe with matches and candles and remember that cosiness is key this winter. Lorna Sixsmith owns Garrendenny Lane Interiors, an online store that supplies home accessories and gifts at with the new site being launched this month. Follow us on Facebook at ne.

Colour Don’t forget colour - bring in some warm autumnal shades in those cushions and other accessories. Reds, oranges, purples, browns, aubergines. Decide in advance what the dominant colours for your Christmas decorating will be so they will compliment your autumnal decorating. Sticks and Stones Natural products such as wooden logs were very apparent at the show this year - from slices of log

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Slieve Bloom Photography Club The Slieve Bloom Photography club are proudly presenting their first photography exhibition in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore from the 27th of Sept till Monday the 11th of Oct. A small group of enthusiasts from Ballyboy recognised the need for a photography club in the area thus establishing the Slieve bloom photography club in July of 2009. The first year has been a total success satisfying the needs of it sixty plus membership base in all aspects of photography. The membership is made up of beginners, accomplished amateurs and professional photographers which is an ideal mix for a prefect friendly learning environment. Geographically the members are from Birr, Ballyboy, Kilcormac, Cadamstown, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane,

Upcoming courses By Offaly County Enterprise Board Small Business Accounts, Birr: 28 Oct - 25 Nov (5 evenings) Due to demand we are now running the Small Business Accounts course in Birr this Autumn. Learn how to keep your own books, and save money on accountancy fees as a result. Suitable for anyone recently set up in business or considering setting up in the near future. Art of Effective Selling, Tullamore: 2 & 9 Nov (2 days) FETAC Level 6 This programme will provide participants with the skills to sell effectively to new and existing customers. Using “Best Practice” selling skills it will help re-energise those already experienced in sales while also developing the potential of those new to the selling process Contact Offaly County Enterprise Board for more info

Upcoming course by Laois Partnership, Start your own Food business Laois Partnership will be running a new Food Enterprise Development Training Programme in October which should be of interest to anyone looking into setting up or developing their own food business. This training Programme will be run over 6 evening sessions commencing on Tuesday 26th October. For more info. Visit

Killbeggan, Mucklagh and Tullamore to name but a few. The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month in the Court Hotel in Tullamore at 8:00pm which is a change of venue as they used to meet in St Mary's parish centre. The Committee and members of the club would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank St Mary's parish centre for being excellent hosts over the past year. So if you have an interest in photography and you own a compact, film or DSLR camera get yourself to the Court Hotel in Tullamore on Wednesday the 27th of October at 8pm to find out how you can join this very proactive club as new members are always welcome. If you can't make it on this night you can email for more info

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An exhibiton entitled "Putting it on the Line" 2010 will be on display at the Link Building, Aras an Chontae from Monday 11th October to Friday 29th October, 2010 and can be viewed by the public from 9am to 5pm for the duration of the exhibiton. Schools and Community Groups are welcomed to view the work by contacting the Arts Office, Telephone 067 8674342/41. To mark World Mental Health Day which was held on October 10th the Link Centre at St Fintan's Hospital held an Art exhibition in conjuction with Scoil Christ Ri and CBS which focused on stigma and attitudes towards mental health illness. The exhibiton Putting it on the Line was launched by Laois County Council Arts Officer, Muireann Ni Chonaill in the Link Centre, Dublin Road Portlaoise.

The idea and initiative was the brainchild of Angela Delaney, who is the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Art Therapy Interventions at the Link Centre. She involved transition year students of both schools. The students worked with the clients of the Link Centre to depict their anxiety and concerns about what it would be like to have a mental illness and the experience of others who are living with a mental illness. This partnership involved clients from the Link Centre going into the schools and students from the schools travelling to work on the art project at the Link Centre in the grounds of St Fintan's Hospital. For further details contact: Arts Office, Laois County Council, Aras an Chontae, Portlaoise. Telephone 057 86 74342/41 or email:

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Offaly prepares to Thrill The World in global record attempt to dance “Thriller” Preparations are underway to break a world record. Thrill the World is a worldwide record attempt for the Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Thousands of people in cities around the world will learn the Thriller dance and perform it precisely at the same time. Here in Offaly that time is 11:00 GMT on October 23rd (the Saturday before Halloween) in Market Square, Tullamore. It’s free and all ages and abilities are welcome. Thrill the World is a global celebration of the life and music of Michael Jackson for world records and charity. Now in its 4th year, Thrill The World’s participant numbers have grown from the initial 62 dancers in Toronto, Canada in 2006 which resulted in a Guinness World Record, to 22,596 people dancing in 32 countries in 2009. 142 zombies danced in Ferbane in 2007 and Michael Jackson was a “local” in 2006 when he lived in the Midlands for 4 months, so we have good reason to celebrate his music and dance.

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The Round Tower of Timahoe, all that remains of the early monastery founded by St. Mochua, is unique, as it as a double Romanesque doorway with fine ornamentation, including heads with intertwined hair and a Romanesque window in the third floor. Measuring 96 feet feet hight, it is one of the widest Round Towers in the country. St. Mochua was originally a soldier but at the age of thirty, decided to become a monk. He had a reputation as a healer having cured two abbots, one of a sudden loss of memory loss and another of leprosy. St. Mochua lived as a hermit without worldly goods except he had three pets - a rooster, a mouse and a fly. The rooster kept the hours of Matins for him; the mouse never let him sleep more than three hours a day or night, and if he should sleep longer, being weary with vigils and prostrations, the mouse would start nibbling his ear until it woke him. The fly's role was to walk along each line of his Psalter as he read it, and when he was weary with saying his psalms, the fly would abide upon the line

A monument to St. Mochua, St. Mochua's Desk, lies in the grounds of Timahoe's Round Tower. The work was designed and made by sculptor Michael Burke. St. Mochua's Desk is made out of welded stainless steel, red granite and bronze. The book and the column are made of limestone. Although the round Tower probably dates from the 12th century,there are records of deaths of the monks in the old monestery between 880 and 1007 and even a reference to the church in 1069. during Medieval times, the O'Mores re-founded the monastery and after the Suppression, the monastery and lands became the property of Richard Cosby in 1609. It is thought that it was one of the Cosby family who transformed what was a medieval church into a castle, of which only the east wall remains. A community existed here as late as the year 1650, when Hewson, after dismantling Dunamase, overran the Queen's County, and among other acts of cruelty and devastation, murdered all the friars of this Abbey, and demolished their house. The place where they were massacred is still called "Boher a wurther" or "the road of murder." The Tower grounds are open daily during daylight hours.

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Clara GAA Notes By Mike Mullen, Clara GAA PRO. Weekly Club Lotto Weekly Lotto 09-Oct-10. There was no winner of the weekly club Lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 9-12-13-21. There were four match three winners and they were Marie Egan, Kathleen Kavanagh, Essie Lynam and Anne Marie Mannerings. Next weeks lotto takes place in Carey’s and the Jackpot is €5150. Thanks to all who support our lotto and thanks to all our ticket sellers. Hurling County Finals Best of luck to Brian Gavin and Catch Buckley who are refereeing the Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championship Finals respectively this week.

Well done guys, we will be back again next year. Club Draw Held in Baggots on 9th Oct. 1st Prize: Clara T’Shirt: Emma Quinn Kicoursey 2nd Prize: Clara Hoodie: Paudge Taylor Kilcoursey 3rd Prize: Signed Clara GAA Football: Kelly Doolan Clonaslee: C/O Padraig O’Meara

Senior Football Final Sponsor a Sod Hard luck to the Clara team and management on losing the senior final. Clara played Rhode in the senior championship final on Sunday loosing to Rhode 3-9 Clara 2-11. McNamee's seventh-minute goal handed Rhode the early initiative, but that lead was quickly cancelled out by Thomas Deehan's punched effort at the opposite end in the 13th minute. Anton Sullivan restored Rhode's advantage with their second goal in the 17th minute, but Clara finished the half strongly with points from John O'Hara and Deehan to go into the break on level terms, 1-4 to 2-1. McNamee's second major in the 39th minute put Rhode back in the driving seat, but with John Reynolds, O'Hara and Deehan asserting themselves, Clara were back on level terms heading into the final quarter. Niall Darby accurate free-taking and McNamee, who fired over two points, Rhode had opened up a four-point advantage before O'Hara pulled back a Clara goal in injury-time. However, it was a case of too little, too late as the green and golds held on the claim the Dowling Cup for 2010. The game had an attendance of 6,500. Home Coming after County Final The home coming for the senior footballers and management team was well received with a great crowd to welcome them home on

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Prayers Novena to Padre Pio Oh Jesus, full of grace and charity, victim for sinners, so impelled by Your love for us that You willed to die on the Cross, I humbly beseech You to glorify in heaven and on earth, the Servant of God, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who generously participated in Your sufferings, who loved You so much, and labored so faithfully for the glory of Your Heavenly Father and for the good of souls. With confidence, I beseech You to grant me, through His intercession, the grace of (mention your request) which I ardently desire. E.R. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your

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Bereavement and grieving (continued from previous issue) Do we all grieve the same way? In my contributions on grief so far I have been looking at what is called normal grief. Now I would like to look at anticipatory grief and complicated grief. Anticipatory grief occurs when a person has advanced warning of death. Such warning can help the bereaved cope better with post-death grief, especially if he or she has shared the anticipatory grief with the person who is going to die. But anticipatory grief does not necessarily reduce the amount of grieving the survivor has to do following the death. It really prepares the defences to cope better with the full bereavement experience. It is important to realise that anticipatory grief is never complete and if post death grief is not faced then the result can be complicated grief. Complicated grief is generally dealt with in counselling, where the complicating factor is first resolved before the grieving can take place. Complicated grief is sometimes called pathological grief, unresolved grief, chronic grief, delayed grief or exaggerated grief. It has been described as too little grieving immediately after the death or too much grieving long afterwards. It is as if the grief filters become clogged, preventing normal grieving. Some bereavement writers see normal grieving as arriving from these three sources:- 1. A poor relationship with the deceased. 2. the vulnerability of the survivor, 3. very difficult circumstances surrounding the death. The crucial factors in deciding if grief is complicated are intensity and duration rather than the painful symptoms of grief. These vary from mourner to mourner. We can look at complicated grief as chronic, delayed, exaggerated and masked. Chronic grief is one of excessive duration, which is never satisfactorily resolved. The bereaved is aware of the unfinished business, but cannot get back to living. Delayed grief reaction stems from an insufficient emotional reaction at the time of loss. It is a defence mechanism in the face of awful pain. How often have we heard someone say ‘so and so is taking death really well’. Not so. In such cases the grief is carried over and results in excessive reaction to some future loss. Exaggerated grief reactions occur when the the bereaved is overwhelmed with pain. Clinical depression is one of the signs of exaggerated grief, and I suffered from this following the death of my child. Masked grief reactions are those where the bereaved is unaware that they are related to the loss. Repressed grief will however, somehow express itself. This

By Jim O’Shea can be a physical symptom, or some type of maladaptive behaviour. This behaviour may be delinquent behaviour in young people. One type of death that invariably leads to complicated grief is that of suicide. Bereavement writers hold that it evokes more intense and longer lasting grief than other losses. Suicide leaves the bereaved with a struggle to create meaning from the loss. There was a time when suicides were not buried in consecrated ground, but hopeful such a cultural legacy has now faded from the public mind. It is held by bereavement writers, too, that guilt and perhaps a sense of punishment are felt by survivors following a suicide. Some suicides occur in the context of difficult relationships, and this increases the guilt and anger. This can lead, also, to a feeling of rejection that may be accompanied by anxiety and self destructive impulses. Other factors, which add to the pain of suicide bereavement, are abuse and alcoholism. While I had complicated grief, I managed to get through it without counselling; (My wife and I had two sessions). This is not always possible, and I would encourage anyone who feels that they are stuck in grief to get some counselling. Such counselling may not take very long, but will release the survivor from being stuck, and allow them to move to experiencing their grief. I will look at the death of a child in the next article.

(continued in next issue) Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph. 087 8211009 . JimO’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go tosthe Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

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