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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Holy Trinity Lecture

A short series of images taken on the occasion
of Julian Walton's outstanding lecture
on the history of 
Holy Trinity Church, Portlaw
(Church of Ireland, Eaglais na hÉireann, Anglican)

The lecture was part of  Heritage Week
and one of numerous events in Waterford county, and nationwide. 

Holy Trinity at sunrise in November 2009.

Revd. Mellissa Jeffers, Rector Fiddown Union of Churches,
opening the lecture.

Mr. Julian Walton, noted historian,
addressing the audience from the pulpit.

Scott Jackson (USA), Kathleen Crotty, and Ger Crotty,
chairman Portlaw Heritage Group.

Revd. Mellissa and local writer, Jack Kelly,
deep in conversation.

Dr. Aidan Finnegan, Kate Finnegan and daughter Órla,
an up-and-coming rower! 

John Fitzpatrick, John Tompson and Johnny Crotty,
with young Miss xxxxx Thompson in front.

Bernie Crotty in conversation with Revd. Mellissa.

John & Gillian Wills, Piltown.

Jack Kelly, having a discussion with Julian Walton.

Corrine O'Mahony-Walsh  looking after the refreshments!

A presentation to Julian Walton as a token of appreciation.
In centre Revd. Mellissa, with Corinne on right.

Basil Croeser - guide at Curraghmore House, Willie Fraher - Dungarvan Museum
and Julian Walton.

Hay-cutting beside church on August 29th, 2016.    

minor corrections to follow

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


                                                                                                                                                               Roadside planning permission notice re Solar Energy Development
at Coolroe and Clashganny townlands.
The notice is dated 10th August 2016.
No objection here!
Anything is better than Nuclear Power and we gotta keep the Greenhouse Gases down!
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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!
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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.

                                                                                                                                                               Seán Comerford, Fr. Rd. O'Halloran C.C., Michael 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 Emma Verling, 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!

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Addendum - August 15th, 2016.

The Corn saved and the straw now baled.