JAMES KILBANE TO SING IN BURNCOURT
A definite date for the diary is an upcoming concert to be held in Burncourt Church on Thursday, September 8. A return visit by James Kilbane to the area should prove very welcome. With a great mix of Gospel/ Country and Irish it promises to be a night of easy and inspirational listening. Tickets are priced at €E15 and are available locally from Maureen Creed.
Our sympathy to the family of the late John Dwan who passed to his eternal reward last week. Our condolences to his wife Mary, son Seán, daughters Theresa, Bernie, Nora and Maureen, his daughter –in –law, sons-in-law, sister, grandchildren and all his relatives, neighbours and friends. After a long life well lived may John rest in peace in the comfort of God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
WATER TOWER BUCKET BOYS
South Tipperary Rural Arts Group will begin its Autumn season by presenting The Water Tower Bucket Boys, this now legendary Bluegrass Band from Portland, Oregon, U.S. A. in St. Paul’s Community Centre, Clogheen on Saturday, September 10, at 8pm. Some people may recall the group’s last visit to the area when they entertained an appreciative audience at Pat Russell’s shop in Ballyporeen. Having released four albums to date they are sure to attract an audience with their unique style, drawing from classic bluegrass with a mix of traditional and original songs. Tickets are now on sale locally and are priced at €E10. In Clogheen contact Lynn 086/6086638 or call to Ger Flynn’s Butcher Shop, in Ballyporeen tickets are available at Pat Russell’s Shop and in Burncourt contact Breeda 087/6967661 or call in to Maureen Creed’s shop. Hope to see you all there!
ALTER SOCIETY FOR BURNCOURT CHURCH
At present in addition to our dedicated sacristan Maureen Creed, there is a group of women who do the polishing, hoovering and brasses when special occasions occur such as Christmas, First Holy Communion and weddings. Also there are others who look after the church flowers on a very regular basis. It is hoped to set up a more definite arrangement with a rota system in place to look after the church as part of an Altar Society. If there are any men and women in the area who would be willing to become involved you would be very welcome. After all “many hands make light work”. If interested please contact Margaret 087/2887615, Breeda 087/6967661 or contact Maureen Creed. It is hoped to hold a short meeting where a rota could be worked out.
Also Fr. Pat wants to remind people of the need for more readers and choir members for both churches.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels will recommence on Tuesday, September 6. The contribution of the volunteers to this vital service in our community must be acknowledged and hopefully all will be back on board.
FIRST AID CLASSES
Some people have expressed an interest in First Aid Classes .If you are interested please contact any community council member as soon as possible so that classes can be arranged.
Congratulations to Emer and David Casey on the birth of their baby son, a welcome brother for Aoibhinn. We wish the family every joy and blessing with the new arrival and wish the new little boy in the community a lifetime of health and happiness.
We wish God’s Blessing on twins Cora and Rian Creed, Glengar who were baptised last Saturday in Burncourt Church. Congratulations to all.
LEAVING CERT SUCCESS
Congratulations to all in the locality on the recent results in the Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied. Hoping that all the hard work has paid off and wishing you every success in your career choices.