We will be back at it again this  coming Saturday morning May 7th, and this time we will also be encouraging the children from St Francis's school to clean up and along Newcastle  beach as they have done for a number of years now..They need all the help they can get. Their biggest challenge will be avoiding poo. Not theirs, but that of dogs. 
Some of Chairman Michael's Young Recruits who've been analysing the content of the bin bags. 
As dog lovers know, walking Fido & Rover comes with a cost.  
So please be mindful that your dog's poo is very dangerous stuff, especially for childr en.  Dog faeces may contain many dangers for children, such as t oxocariasis, which causes blindness.  But also it can contain  parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms,  threadworms, campylobacteriosis, gardia, and coccidia. 

If left unattended, these parasites will cause infection in humans (especially children). The microscopic hookworm larvae can be passed to another person directly through the skin. So, please do take care of yourself, your dog, its poo. For all of our sakes, but especially for the children.

Saturday 10 - 1pm Meet at Pub
What Will You Be Doing? .
 While we may have collected about 55 bags of rubbish in total over last 3 weeks, it  it is not all about litter picking. A local artist was recruited to do some real painting and the lads uncovered an archaeological treasure at Pack Horse Bridge What will your contribution be?

We are back tidying up the village this Saturday again at 10 am (even though the beach cleanup is also on). The early birds will be  starting down at Hunters' Leap from 8.30 am On a Roll

Beware of Tall Dark Stranger (with Curvy Beak) seen in Newcastle

We noticed a big increase in visitors to the Birdwatch Sanctuary this week and it turns out that there have been sightings of a rare bird. Known as a Glossy Ibis, this creature looks like a black heron, with a curved beak
Glossy Ibis in Newcastle this week
This bird is more used to breeding in warmer parts of southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas.

 While generally declining in Europe it has recently established a breeding colony in Southern Spain, and there appears to be a growing trend for the Spanish birds to winter in Ireland and Britain, with at least 22 records in 2010. 


May 5, 2016 
In This Issue

  Residents Association 
Our meeting will be one hour earlier next Monday  9th because of a networking meeting of community groups to be held later same night.

7pm Monday 9th May 
All welcome

Don't Miss  
 HOUR earlier 
Monday May 9th, 
at 7pm in Community Centre 

All welcome

This SATURDAY, you are needed. 
For all aspects of making Newcastle an even better place to live. We are interested in hearing from you. Everybody is welcome. Contact us now to get started. Or call Michael @ 0872381060
Every Sat 10.30-12.30
The coffee pot is ready and the kettle on the boil and the tables full of fresh homemade brown bread, vegetables, soups and much more.

Come, chat, have a cuppa, browse. We would love to catch up with everyone.

Car boot Sale
N ewcastle Community Centre
10am - 3pm
Gates open for sellers at 9am.  Cars: €10 Vans:€15
Contact: 086 060 6511 / 087 695 6096
to reserve your place.
Hitching a Ride?

A new initiative will be launched shortly where Newcastle residents can arrange car sharing  in an overall effort to reduce traffic pollution, safe money, reduce stress and increase connectivity.  We will be doing this through CAR SHARING .ie and if you are interested, read about it on the website and let us know if you want to join.