CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Masses in the local church this week are at the usual times, Monday and Friday at 6.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday at 9.30am, Saturday at 11.00am. The anniversary mass for Mary and James O'Connor was celebrated on Sunday last, for John and Elizabeth O'Donoghue on Monday. The anniversary mass for Mossie Dore will take place on Saturday next at 11.00am. Beannacht Dé ar anamnacha na marbh. The box of church donation envelopes for all households of the parish are now available. Many were picked up by mass goers at the weekend. The new set of donation envelopes comes into operation on Sunday next, September 2nd.
The following from the local music, singing and dancing classes were prize winners at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 in Cavan, Flute fé 12: 1. Cáit Ní Shithigh, Banjo 15-18: 1. Darragh Ó hÓráin, Duets O18: 1. Seacailín & Eibhlin Ní Éalaithe, Trio O18: Natasha Ní Shithigh, Seacailín Ní Éalaithe & Eibhlin Ni Éalaithe, Céilí Bands 15-18: 2. CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin, Grúpaí Cheoil 12-15: 1. CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin, Amhráin Bhéarla O18: 1. Eibhlín Ní Bhrúdair, Lilting 12-15: 3. Diarmuid Mac Curtain, Lilting O18: 1. Eibhlín Ní Bhrúdair. The craobh won five prizes in Céilí Dancing competitions, 2nd in 8 Hand fé12, 2nd in 8 Hand 15-18, 2nd in 8 Hand over 18, 2nd in 4 Hand 15-18 and 1st in 4Hand over 18. Déanaimid comhghairdeas leis na daoine go léir a bhuaigh dúaiseanna agus tugaimid ard mholadh dos na daoine go léir a ghlac páirt.
Those who have relatives buried in Reilig Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale are reminded that mass will be celebrated there on Tuesday September 4 at 8.00pm. A further clean up of the cemetery will take place on Thursday of this week , from 5.00 to 8.00pm.
HERITAGE SUNDAY ON THE TRAIL
The Great Southern Trail group marked Heritage Sunday with a visit to Barnagh Tunnel on Sunday afternoon last. For some of those assembled it was their first experience of walking through the tunnel which was hewn out of the rock in the construction of the railway a century and a quarter ago. After the tunnel visit all proceeded along the trail towards Newcastle West and on to Ardagh where there was a stone crushing display with a vintage machine. The official launch of the newly published guide to the Great Southern Trail took place in Ardagh Hall. Over 35 Km of Greenway is now available for off-road recreation and the guide gives directions to the principal access points along the route between Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale.