Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Other Work

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Visitors from some new countries
having been looking in during recent days.

                                                                                                                                                                  The number of countries of origin for visitors to this site
has now reached one hundred and ten!
. . . . .

Friday, August 19th, 2016:
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Clonagam Cemetery Mass

The Clonagam Cemetery Mass
has been repeated once more this year (2016)
on Tuesday, August 9th.

. . . remembering the dead from different religious backgrounds,
who have been buried in this beautiful place for probably over three hundred years.

                                                                                                                                                               xxx xxxx, Fr. Rd. O'Halloran C.C., Tom (?) Kinsella and Pat Walsh,
some of the earliest arrivals at the cemetery.

Among the first was Johnny Crotty,
also Alan Walsh, who had done much work in advance on 'beautifying' the location.

Eileen Nolan, Katie Rowan, Mary Coe and Maureen Gough,
the latter 'an old friend' from Waterford city!

Local personality, Peggy Brophy,
and Eileen xxxxx, making sure they had a seat.

Sister Margaret and Fr. Richard,
on the scene early also, to ensure time for a chat with other arrivals.

Overall view, showing mainly the seated people,
while many others stood nearer the church.
A rough count showed that at least seventy were present.

Revd. Mellissa Jeffers, part-time priest - Fiddown Union of Churches (Ch of Irld),
being introduced here by Fr. Richard,
with Knochanaffrin (Hill of the Mass) left of centre in the background. 

The first reading at this great ecumenical occasion by Lord Waterford.

The second reading by xxxx xxxxx, assisted here by Bernie Crotty.

Some were distracted during Fr. Richard's fine homily.

It must have been these goats, part of a Curraghmore herd,
who had been allowed to graze on the grounds for some time beforehand.

The Blessing, by Revd. Mellissa, assisted here by Fr. Richard.

'Preesh' Morrisey attended the ceremony with her son, Tom.

                                                                                                                                                                 A group from a variety of places:
L to R: Jim O'Shea - Piltown; Luke Sheehan - Ballyclerihan, Clonmel;
Séamus Holden - Mooncoin and Liam Mooney, Jonestown Carrick-on-Suir.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Saving the Harvest

A Combine Harvester at work
beside the Carrick Gate Avenue at Curraghmore
yesterday, August 9th, 2016.

The seed for this 'winter wheat' was sown 
during the third week of October last.
Three pictures from that occasion are already on this site.
Luckily, farmers are having good weather for the work this year!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Mass at Clonagam Cemetery

                                                                                                                                                                     There seems to be some confusion 
as to when the Mass will commence.
It now appears the time will be 7.00 pm.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Coach Trip to the West

This year's tour will include visits to
Lisadell House and Gardens (Sligo),
Yeats' Grave, Glencar Waterfall,
Kylemore Abbey, Foxford Woollen Mills, 
Castlebar Country Life Museum,
and maybe even a visit to Belleek Pottery,
if time allows. 
Music nightly in the hotel bar.
and then there's the Leisure Centre with its
pool and jacuzzi.
Farewell Dinner at the Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge
on the way home. 
Closing date for completed booking forms is July 31st.
You can be picked up at:
Piltown Community Centre,
Woodlock Gates and Coolfin Road, Portlaw,
Kilmeaden Childrens Play Area and car park,
also at Royal Oak, Leighlinbridge.

Monday, July 11, 2016