Community Alert - The Moycarkey/Littleton/Two-Mile-Borris Community Alert are undertaking the responsibility to join in the pilot scheme which has been up and running successfully for 18 months. It is open to anyone who wishes to receive a text to alert them to any activity in the area.
We were told at our meeting by James O’Neil (Muintir Na Tire rep) that rural criminal activity stats show a decline in criminal activity where the scheme is in operation nationwide. Representatives from the Community Alert group will call door to door with information and a simple form requiring a discretionary one off donation should you wish to opt in to the Community Alert scheme. ‘Be alert! Be aware! Be involved!’
St. Patrick’s Day Parade - The 17th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Littleton will take place on Sunday, March 17th at 10.30 a.m. All groups, clubs, organisations and individuals from the parish and surrounding areas are invited to enter a float. Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories and a special Memorial Trophy in memory of the late Pat Houlihan will be presented this year. Pat had been an esteemed member of our committee for 16 years and was also Treasurer and Master of Ceremonies at all our parades passed away in December 2012. The Memorial Trophy, donated by his wife Maura, will be awarded as the committee special prize. This years Parade Grand Marshall will be Mrs Jo Jo Treacy who was a teacher at St. Kevin’s National School in Littleton for over 40 years. Anybody interested in helping with parking and stewarding on the day is asked to contact committee secretary JJ O’Sullivan on (086) 2622307.
Masses - This Sunday, 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day), Masses as follows: St. James Church, Two-Mile-Borris at 10 a.m. (Please note change of time for St. Patrick’s Day only). St. Kevin’s Church, Littleton, 9 a.m. and 12 noon. St. Peter’s In Chain Church, Moycarkey at 11 a.m.
Recent Deaths - Ellen (Nellie) Flanagan, Curraheen, Horse & Jockey; Annie Latham (nee Shelley) formerly of Ballycahill; Ann Buckley, Shankhill, Co. Dublin, mother of Marian Dunphy, Noard.
Clothes Collection - Clothes collection for the Missions from Moycarkey Church on this Thursday, 14th March before 12 noon.
50th Birthday - To mark the occasion of his 50th birthday, celebrations for Fr. Joe Tynan C.C. Moycarkey-Borris will be held in the parish over two weekends. A music night will be held in Darmody’s Lounge, Littleton on Friday, 22nd March commencing at 9 p.m. Then on Easter Sunday, 31st March Concelebrated Mass will be held in the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris at 6 p.m. followed by a reception in Corcoran’s Lounge. For the latter event anyone wishing to help out with the catering should contact Josephine Cantwell, Turnpike (087) 7440902, (0504) 44533 or Phyllis Galvin, Blackcastle (086) 0746747, (0504) 44513.
Month’s Mind Masses - Mass for Padraic Stapleton, Ballycurrane, Thurles will take place on this Friday night, 15th March at 7.30 p.m. in St. James Church, Two-Mile-Borris and for Sarah Ryan, Graigue on Sunday, 17th March in St. Peter in Chain Church, Moycarkey at 11 a.m.
Table Quiz - Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. will hold a Table Quiz in Bannon’s Lounge on this Friday, 15th March at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the night. 20 euro for table of 4, good support appreciated.
The Late Ellen Flanagan - The death has taken place of Ellen (Nellie) Flanagan, Curraheen, Horse & Jockey on March 5th. Her remains were removed from Egan’s Funeral Parlour to the Church of St. Peter in Chain, Moycarkey. Requiem Mass was on Saturday at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Celebrants were Fr. George Bourke P.P. and Fr. Joe Tynan C.C. Deeply mourned by her husband Andy, daughters Julia and Helen, sister Margaret (Healy), grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends. May she rest in peace.