Congratulations to Edel (Fallon) and Ciaran Nulty on the birth of their new baby boy!
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY
We wish all the readers of the Local Notes, both at home and abroad, a very happy St Patrick’s Day!! Enjoy the parades and celebrate safely!
ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT
Enrolment for St Mary’s National School for September 2013 takes place from March 11th to 22nd. Enrolment packs can be collected from the school and relevant forms returned during this period.
NEWTOWNCASHEL DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP
The fourth defibrillator has been installed at Derryhawn. People from that area are invited to contact Geraldine Greene (087) 619 0134, or Mairéad Farrell (086) 856 6608, to avail of training.
Well done to the Under-
COMMUNITY GAMES DRAUGHTS
Well done to our two draughts teams who played against Meath on Friday evening last. They faced very strong opposition from Duleek and Clonard and were defeated in the end, but all enjoyed hosting their opponents and the refreshments that were provided for our visitors on the evening! Well done to all involved and thank you very much to the team mentors!
There are thirty-
Carrickedmond PTAA are considering a tour on a Sunday in July to visit the Titanic exhibition in Belfast. Those who are interested are asked to contact any of the following telephone numbers – (087) 646 6075, (087) 697 4775, (044) 935 7442, (044) 935 7582, not later than April 5th. The tour is open to non-
Presentation Function takes place on Sunday next, St. Patrick’s night in the Peer Inn, the Intermediate Team will be presented with their medals for winning the Michael Moran Memorial Cup Tournament final. The Club are also making a presentation to Garda Noel Egan following the closure of the Garda Station in Cashel. This is a token of appreciation to Noel for his involvement with the Club in various ways during the years he was stationed in the Parish. Admission on the night is €5, a raffle will be held and refreshments will be served. Your support is requested and much appreciated.
The Club invites people to take out membership and to support the Club Lotto. Club members will visit the houses of the parish in coming weeks to provide details enabling people to do this.
TALKS FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH
The third of four talks for the Year of Faith will be given in the Pastoral Centre, St Mel’s College, Longford, on Thursday March 14th, at 8.00pm. The topic is “Faith in Ireland”, the speaker Fr Tom Murray, Longford Historical Society. Fr Murray, an experienced historian, invites us, as part of our St Patrick’s Day celebrations, 2013, to revisit the story of the Christian Faith in Ireland. All are welcome.
EARLY MORNING LENTEN MASSES
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross is a devotion that may be performed at any time of the year but is particularly suited to the Lenten Season. Instead of the Rosary, the Way of the Cross will be followed in the Church on the Fridays of Lent at 7.30pm. All are urged to make a special effort to participate in this traditional devotion.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 9.00pm. All are welcome.
The Annual Pilgrimage takes place from May 27th to June 1st, five nights, fully inclusive price €699.00. Flights from Knock. Contact Joe Walsh Tours , 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 telephone (01) 241 0811, (01) 241 0812. Details regarding the special section for the sick from Rev. Michael Scanlon PP, Cloghan, Birr, Co Offaly.
The organisers request the names of sick people who would like to join the pilgrimage. Names should be submitted as soon as possible please to Elizabeth Clyne (043) 332 5156.
The Parish Pastoral Council will meet in "The Hill" on Wednesday March 20th at 8.30pm. The business of the meeting includes the distribution of financial acknowledgements for the year 2012.
We offer our sincere sympathy to all the family, friends and neighbours of Seamus Greene, Athlone Road, Longford, and formerly of Greenhall Lower, who died on Sunday last. May he rest in peace.
We offer our sincere sympathy to Peter O’Boyle,and the O’Boyle family Kenagh, on their recent bereavement.