Parish Prepares For Easter - This Wednesday evening (Spy Wednesday) we have the Mass of Anointing at 8 p.m. This is a special Mass for the sick of the parish. On Holy Thursday we have the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 p.m. On Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion at 3 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 8 p.m. On Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. To bring Easter to a close at least in the religious sense we have our two usual Sunday Masses at 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.
C.J. Kickhams G.A.A. - A big thanks to everybody who supported the Table Quiz on Friday night in T.J. Macs. It was well attended with Quiz Master Aongus MacDomhaill setting the questions. We thank all our sponsors for donating prizes on the night and T.J. and Nicola for providing the food. The money raised will go towards the running of our teams for the year.
Club Scene - Our senior hurlers started their campaign recently with a defeat to Ballingarry. Their next outing is against Ballybacon-Grange on the May Bank Holiday and it gives us an opportunity to get our championship back on track. Our minor footballers will face Moyle Rovers this Wednesday night and will more than likely face Commercials in the semi-final. Jackie Bolger has taken on the task of getting our Intermediate footballers up and running. With only one adult football team in the club this year it is important that everybody who wants to play football attends training. We welcome anybody who wants to train and play. We extend the Club’s sympathy to Tommy O’Sullivan and the extended family on the recent death of his sister Peigi Murphy. May she rest in peace.
Tidy Towns - Following a parish meeting last Wednesday night in the Community Centre a Tidy Towns committee was set up with its main aim of encouraging clubs, business’ and residents to clean up the village and surrounding areas. It is hoped that people will become involved and more importantly active in the community clean up. A further meeting will take place this Wednesday night, 20th April at 9 p.m. in the Community Centre with everyone welcome. The committee elected was Chairman, John Leahy, Secretary, Mary Guiry, Treasurer, Ned Brett and P.R.O. Jackie Bolger.
Poulacapple N.S. - Now enroling pupils for September 2011. Parents who wish to enrol a child may call to the school for enrolment forms and information packs or phone the school on (052) 9153436.
Don’t Forget - A Tea Day in aid of people affected by Alzheimers in Kilkenny will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 5th May. Plenty of freshly baked confectionary. All are welcome. If you are interested in holding your own Tea Day please call Ruth at (056) 7771230. All support is welcome.
Fur & Feather Sunday - For the duration of the Summer and Autumn the second Sunday of each month will be “Fur & Feather” Sunday in Mullinahone. Last year a market at which poultry, poultry products and small animals began in Mullinahone. Here one can see and buy hens, ducks, chickens, rabbits, pheasants, guinea pigs and many other types of small animals. The market takes place on the second Sunday of each month in the car park of the G.A.A. Complex. Hot breakfasts are also available. Next market take place on Sunday, May 8th and begins at cock crow or perhaps a little later.
Good Show Kilvemnon - Gaelic games are alive and well in Kilvemnon N.S. Much of the credit goes to Conor Horan who teaches the senior classes. Scoil Mhuire have reached the semi-final of their group having won out their section due to two splendid wins over Dualla and Kilcash. Great displays we hear from all of the panel with special mention to Martin Kehoe, Tara Gayson, Enda Keane and the Captain, Darragh Kelly. We’ll dig up the whole panel of players for you before the semi-final which will take place after Easter. Training will resume after Easter each Tuesday in school and each Thursday after school.
Table Quiz - Thurles Friends of Chernobyl will hold a fund raising Quiz in McInerneys on this Thursday, 21st April at 8 p.m. Your support would be appreciated.
Our Own Place - The last lecture in the “Our Own Place” local history series took place in St. Michael’s N.S. on Wednesday, April 6th. Our thanks to the B.O.M. of St. Michaels and the Principal and staff for their “Céad Mile Failte” over the Winter. A kind invitation has been extended to the historians and would be historians to hold one further session on Crocanoir, courtesy of John and Monica Bermingham on Wednesday, 4th May. This session will involve a quick revision of the Winter programme and will examine the history of the local parish from 1200 AD approx to 1909 AD. A large number are expected at this historic local venue for this revision lecture.