Deserving Honour For Garda Bart Howard - Garda Bart Howard, The Cottage, Coolcroo, Two-Mile-Borris and based at Thurles Garda Station is congratulated on his selection as one of “The Person of the Year” awards by Thurles Credit Union. He received his deserved award at a recent function celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Union and which also honoured the 2011 unsung heroes in the community (a yearly appreciation to recipients). Bart certainly falls into that category and his services on many occasions in the parish and further afield has gone well beyond the call of duty. He is involved with different organisations such as Community Alert, Victim Support, Positive Ageing, Community Employment Scheme and at traffic controlling at funerals and other events. A conscientious Garda, his affable manner has made him most popular with all strands of people. At short notice he is available for any call. Bart came to Littleton from Dublin sixteen years ago and has served the general area excellently since; he was nominated by the Two-Mile-Borris, Moycarkey and Littleton Community Alert committee. Again our felicitations to a great Garda.
Borris Nap Competition - The annual horse racing tipping competition for the Sean Corcoran perpetual cup has reached the half way point. 43 competitors are taking part and a keen battle is taking place for the much sought after prize. The current leader is Mark Troy with a score of +10.50, second is Kieran Morris +7.25, third is Breda Ryan +5.00, fourth is Paddy Ryan +4.50, joint fifth are Michelle Murphy, Helen O’Brien and Paul O’Dwyer all on +4.00. The competition concludes at Christmas.
Annual Mass - Sean Treacy Pipe Band will hold their annual Mass for deceased members, relatives and friends on Monday night next, 28th November in the Band Hall, Littleton at 8 p.m.
Road Closed - Lagan Asphalt will be surfacing the above road from Friday, 18th November to Friday 25th between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The road will be blocked for through traffic for the duration of the works and will be open again in the evening time. Local access will be maintained at all times for the residents on the road but it is important to liaise with the Traffic Management on site when travelling through to ensure your safety entering and leaving your premises. We would greatly appreciate your co-operation by refraining from parking on roadways while works are in progress, as Lagan Asphalt Ltd. accepts no responsibility for any damages that may occur. While they make every effort to ensure your safety please be aware that all work sites no matter how well managed present dangers. Therefore we request your vigilance at all times during the course of the works. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our works, but assure you that every effort will be made to minimise disturbance.
Rosaries - Members of the Legion of Mary and others will lead the rosary in the cemeteries on this Sunday as follows, St. Peter’s Cemetery and Littleton Cemetery at 2.30 p.m. Old Cemetery Moycarkey at 2.50 p.m. Ballymoreen and Two-Mile-Borris at 3 p.m. Galboola at 3.30 p.m. We invite all parishioners, family members and relatives to participate.
Recent Deaths - Nora Gleeson, Quaker Road, Cork and formerly of Ballytarsna; Teresa Nyhan (nee Loughnane), Carrigaline, Co. Cork and formerly of Ballydavid, Littleton (sister of Johnny Loughnane, Josephine Allen and Eileen Britton, Cloncleigh, Two-Mile-Borris.).
Christmas Party - This year the Senior Citizen Christmas Party will take place in the Anner Hotel, Thurles on Saturday, 3rd December at 1.30 p.m.
Weekly Adoration or the Blessed Sacrament - Commencing in Littleton Church on Thursday next, 24th November after 9 a.m. Mass to 1 p.m. and from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our thanks again to all the volunteers and all who helped with organising the rota. Moycarkey Church on next Wednesday from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and again in Two-Mile-Borris Church on Wednesday next from after the 10 a.m. Mass to 1 p.m. and from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Special November Mass - Special Mass will be offered for those who died during the past year and for their bereaved families in Littleton Church on Wednesday next, 23rd November at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome, especially family members of those whose funerals took place locally and also parishioners whose loved ones died elsewhere.
Christmas Cookery Demonstration - Moycarkey N.S. Parents’ Council presents this Cookery Extravaganza with renowned Chef Anne Neary in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on this Friday, 25th November at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments afterwards with live music in the bar. Tickets 25 euro. Contact Helen (086) 3403371; Catherine (086) 3272569 or Annette (087) 2629052.
Christmas Concert - Early December in Littleton Hall. If interested contact Stella (087) 9567723; Helen (086) 6888195; Peggy (086) 3584601 or Mary (087) 2513204. The carol singers continue practising.