Monday 11 December 2017



On the first Sunday of December the Catholic Church in Ireland are having a meet and greet mass day and to coincide with this the 10 a.m. mass in Louth that day will be offered for all emigrants with particular emphasis on young people who have emigrated recently to find employment.

It would be nice if there was a good turn out at this mass to show that these emmigrants are still in our thoughts and prayers.


We send our congratulations to our neighbouring village who collected several awards in the Louth County Council Looking Good Awards and one of the awards they picked up was the Youth award.

This was for the murial which can be seen as you enter the village from the Louth road.

This murial was painted by Rebecca Angel and Meave Larney who had very strong Louth connections.

Meave is the daughter of Maura and Declan Larney, Thomastown Louth.

We send both Meave and Rebbeca our congratulations on their fantastic artistic work.


Last Friday night St Mochtas held workshop night on the future of the club.

Whilst the turn out could have being better there was still some good ideas coming out of the meeting and three committes have being formed to discuss these ideas and see how they can put in to action for the good of the future of the club.

Chairman Tony King reminds us that the A,G,M, will be held in the clubrooms on Friday November 30th at 8pm.

By this stage you should have returned your nomination forms and the club are holding their nomination and motion meeting this Wednesday.


Next Friday night there will be a special Mass for the dead at 8pm and you are asked to bring along a candle in memory of the loved ones who have passed to their eternal reward.


As we write this we have just learned of the death of Bernard (Ben) Finnegan formerly of Ardpatrick.

Ben was a quiet good natured person who will be missed by all who knew him and the large attendance at his funeral Mass and internment was evidence in the esteem he was held in.

To his family wide circle of friends we send our deepest sympathy.


Last Sunday was an opportunity to come along and view the new school building.

All who turned up were very impressed with what they saw and we have being asked to pass on their congratulations to all concerned.

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