Holycross -Ballycahill

Death of Margaret McKay - The death has occurred after an illness of some months of Margaret McKay, Abbeyside, wife of Jim McKay. A native of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, she and her husband had spent some years in England prior to coming to reside in Holycross about eight years ago. Courteous and friendly she made friends easily, endearing herself to all. She was of a jolly, good humoured and pleasing disposition. A true and loyal Kilkenny lady, a staunch supporter of their hurlers, the black and amber flag took pride of place in her frontage, especially when Tipperary were in the contest. Margaret was deeply religious, a daily Mass goer, her priorities regarding her Christian faith were always in the right place. She helped out in the Abbey and was also one of a small group of ladies who did a general weekly ‘tidy up’ in the Abbey church. When Margaret’s terminal illness was made known to her, she accepted and bore it with exemplary Christian fortitude. Margaret was a kind and caring wife and mother and will indeed be sadly missed by her husband Jim and her sons to whom we tender our sympathy. Peace to her kindly soul. Her remains were brought to the Abbey church and after Requiem Mass she was interred in Castlecomer cemetery.

Death of Margaret McKay - The death has occurred after an illness of some months of Margaret McKay, Abbeyside, wife of Jim McKay. A native of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, she and her husband had spent some years in England prior to coming to reside in Holycross about eight years ago. Courteous and friendly she made friends easily, endearing herself to all. She was of a jolly, good humoured and pleasing disposition. A true and loyal Kilkenny lady, a staunch supporter of their hurlers, the black and amber flag took pride of place in her frontage, especially when Tipperary were in the contest. Margaret was deeply religious, a daily Mass goer, her priorities regarding her Christian faith were always in the right place. She helped out in the Abbey and was also one of a small group of ladies who did a general weekly ‘tidy up’ in the Abbey church. When Margaret’s terminal illness was made known to her, she accepted and bore it with exemplary Christian fortitude. Margaret was a kind and caring wife and mother and will indeed be sadly missed by her husband Jim and her sons to whom we tender our sympathy. Peace to her kindly soul. Her remains were brought to the Abbey church and after Requiem Mass she was interred in Castlecomer cemetery.

Tidy Village - Work continues and helpers are needed to give a hand in the general clean and tidy up of the village.

Church Gate Collection - This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th June the Pallottine fathers are holding a collection in aid of their missions outside the churches of Holycross and Ballycahill. The Fathers will indeed appreciate your generosity.

Sponsored Walk - The local Juvenile G.A.A. Club are presently giving sponsorship cards to club members for the sponsored walk on Saturday, 25th June which will take place in the hurling field. Your generous financial support will be greatly received as this fundraiser is one of the clubs principal events during the year to raise some money towards their fund.