Holycross - Ballycahill

St. Pio - The monthly meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held in the Abbey this Thursday night, March 3rd at

St. Pio - The monthly meeting of the Friends of St. Pio will be held in the Abbey this Thursday night, March 3rd at

8 p.m.

Death of Donie Shanahan - The unexpected death of Donie Shanahan, Galbertstown took place last week. Deceased a relatively young man - only 64 was an employee of Killough Limestone Works as a lorry driver. On the day of his demise, Donie had made a delivery of a load from Killough and was on his return home, when he took seriously ill and died more or less at “the wheel”. Peace to his kindly soul. A diligent and conscientious worker, he was courteous and kind and of an amicable disposition, a caring husband and father who will sadly miss him. In his youthful years he hurled with Moycarkey, his interest in the G.A.A. continued as he involved himself with juvenile hurlers, encouraging and helping them in the hurling field. He had a great interest in music and was a keen accordion player, often called upon to play at house parties etc. His remains were brought to the Abbey and after Mass on Sunday he was interred in Ardmayle Cemetery. His coffin was draped in the Moycarkey colours. Big numbers of colleagues and past hurlers together with a representative congregation attended both the removal of his remains to the Abbey, his Mass and burial, the large attendance was evident of Donie’s popularity. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Helen, son Donal, brother Billy, sister Mary (O’Meara), nephews, nieces, many relatives and friends.

Albanian Social - Don’t forget the Social and Dance in aid of the Albanian Building Appeal Fund which is being held on this Friday night, March 4th in the Community Hall here in Holycross. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. to 12.30. Music is provided by Dermot Lyons, a great nights entertainment is assured.

Enrolment - Enrolment for St. Michael’s N.S. will take place on Friday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Open Day - Open Day for Ladybird Montessori School on Friday, 4th March from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact Brid Bergin Maher, (087) 8360214.

Local Drama Group On Stage - The local Ballycahill Holycross Drama Group had their first outing with their play ‘Lovers At Versailles’, a tragic comedy which they performed in Rush, Co. Dublin to a very enthusiastic audience who enjoyed it immensely. They received a most favourable adjudication and the group were very happy with his comments. The group continues on their round of Festivals, playing in Mt. Mellick, Kildare and they open the Co. Tipperary Festival here in Holycross on Friday, March 18th, when you all will have the opportunity of seeing and enjoying this play. Among the players is the irresistible Diane Lacey who this year has her two daughters Jacquie and Breda playing their respective roles along side her. Producing the play is Pat McGrath.