Tremendous work has been done at Shanrahan, Newcastle and Tubrid graveyards over the past few weeks as part of the ‘historic graves’ project. The stones in those places – as well as many others nationally – are now to be seen, complete with transcriptions, on historicgraves.ie. Those burial places have many connections with the Skeheenarinky area and the website is well worth a visit.
Congratulations to the Knockmealdown Active group who initiated the programme in those cemeteries. Cards Results
The cards are still going well at the school and long may it last. Nevertheless, we are looking forward to getting back to the pub when it reopens. The results for this week are - 1st and 2nd shared by two tables: Teresa Brown and Anthony Hanrahan , Mick Brown and Teresa Quinn. 3rd: Phil Lonergan and Kevin O’Riordan. Lucky Tables: 1, Kathleen Dinan and Margaret Crotty. 2, Dinny Wallace and Moss Hanley. Raffle: Ned Condon, Una McGrath, Teresa Quinn, Pascal Noonan.
Congratulations to Breeda and Jimmy Fitzgerald on their successful coffee morning at their lovely home in Cullenagh over the weekend in aid of Hospice. It was nice to meet up with neighbours and enjoy the delicious delicacies on offer.
Congratulations to Kiera Carey of the Black Road, Skeheenarinky and her schoolmates at the Ursuline Convent in Thurles on their magnificent production of Oklahoma this week. It was a magical presentation; the choreography, the costumes, orchestra, singing, dancing etc. were all worthy of Broadway! It was a night to be remembered.
We understand that up to ten submissions were made locally to Eirgrid regarding the upcoming creation of ‘corridors’ – one of which will be chosen as the route of the new 400KV line and pylons linking Leinster and Munster. Kevin Collins of Birdwatch Ireland has confirmed for us that the Galtees site is one of the only sites in Ireland where the endangered Night Jar is possibly breeding. This bird and its habitats are protected by national and international law.
Just 100 years ago, according to the census of 1911, the majority of the people in this area claimed they were able to speak Irish. Sadly, we never hear any Irish being spoken nowadays. Tá ranganna Gaeilge ar siúl sa Caislean Nua gach seachtain. Le cúnamh Dé, beidh cúpla focail agam nuair a bheidh Daidi na Nollag linn arís.