Visitors to the Abbey - Among the very many visitors to the Abbey in recent times was Cardinal William Levada, Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Vatican City.
Active Retirement Group – Visit Dáil Eireann, having received an invitation to visit the Dáil from Michael Lowry T.D. on Wednesday, June 26th at 10.30am. Names of those wishing to travel must give their names immediately to either Siobhan Hayes at 43123, Rita Croke, at 43188 or Breda Ryan, (087) 2961083, as Dáil regulations strictly limit group numbers to 30. To be assured of your seat make contact with any of the aforementioned.
Pallottine Fathers Collection - This weekend June 15th and 16th before all Masses in both the Abbey and Ballycahill Church the Pallottine Fathers will be holding a Church Gate Collection. Funds are needed to help the Fathers continue with their missionary work both at home and abroad.
Camogie Club Cake Sale - The local Camogie Club need extra funds to support their U/14 Hurling Team competing in the Feile Finals next month. They are holding a Cake Sale in the Community Hall, Holycross this weekend, June 15th and 16th after the 7pm Mass on Saturday and after the 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday. They need your kind support, confectionery, cakes and buns may be left into the Hall before the Masses, proceeds from the sale will go towards the U/14 team fund. After Mass call to the Hall where you will have a great variety of confectionery to purchase from.
Tidy Village - The glorious weather we have had brought big numbers of people to the river bank. However each morning much litter was left strewn all over the place with the jackdaws exacerbating the problem. Kindly use the bins or bring your litter home. Tidy Village Committee with their helpers are doing their best trying to keep the place tidy and litter free. Diligently our Fás workers are to the fore and their work is much appreciated.
Cigarette Butts - Smokers are responsible for the number of cigarette butts that are carelessly dropped on the Abbey paths and on its environs, likewise the paths outside pubs. Smokers especially at the Abbey should use the bins. The pubs too have bins but they are ignored by the smoker. The cigarette butts are reckoned as litter and we want a litter free village and a commendation of same by the All-Ireland Tidy Towns Adjudicator.
Remember the Abbey in particular is scrutinized during the judging.
Fun Day - Gaile National School and Bright Star Pre-School are holding their second annual Barbeque and Fun Day at the school grounds next Sunday from 2 to 5pm. Admission is free and open to everybody.