Mass will be celebrated in the Church Graveyard, Ballingarry on Friday, August 3, at 7.30 pm. Prayers will be recited and the new Stations of The Cross will be blessed in St. Joseph’s Graveyard, Tinnock at 6.45pm on Friday, August 3. No morning Mass on Friday, August 3. Friday next, August 3, is the first Friday. The sick and the housebound will be visited with the Sacraments.
BALLINGARRY TIDY TOWNS
Please continue to be litter conscious. Thank you for all your help, both physical and financial. It is very much appreciated.
Open interviews for Level 4 Employment Skills commencing this September will be held in the MFRC on Monday, July 23, from 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday, July 24, from 12 noon to 1pm. Level 4 Tourism and Catering course in September. Contact 0529157992.
FAMINE 1848 WALK
This year’s Famine 1848 Walk took place on Saturday, July 28, and once again was very well attended. The Walk was led by the Parish Priest of Ballingarry, Fr. Derry Quirke. This Annual Walk commemorates all those who died during the Great Famine and the 1848 Rising which took place in Ballingarry in the middle of the Famine. The Rebel Leaders were transported to Van Diemen’s Land. The Walk began at the National Flag monument in The Commons and proceeded to the Famine Warhouse. The distance of 1 ½ miles was covered at an easy pace. This is the seventh year of the event which has become a parish occasion. At the end of the Walk, Fr. Quirke addressed the assembled crowd in the yard, after which light refreshments were served in the open air. A big thank you to the local branch of Civil Defence for their assistance in marshalling the event. They continue to give their community great service voluntarily.
OLD SCHOOL, THE COMMONS.
The Tipp FM programme ‘Down Your Way’ which was recorded in The Commons at the Celebration for Roundy Lawlor will be aired on Thursday, August 9, at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, August 11, at 10am. A DVD of the Official Opening and the Celebration for Roundy are available in the school at a cost of €10 each. These can be posted also if you contact the school via email email@example.com.
Kelloggs Cúl Camp began in the GAA Field on Monday morning, July 30, and will last until Friday, August 3. Everyone who takes part will receive a full kit and bag.
Thanks to all who helped in any way to make Family Fun Day such a resounding success, those who sponsored prizes, did home baking, got the field ready for the day etc.
Well done to local GAA man Paddy Ivors on refereeing his first senior hurling South final on Sunday last, July 29, at Cloneen between Mullinahone and Swan.
Ballingarry Credit Union is open every Friday night from 7.30pm to 9pm. New Members welcome.
Watch out for your neighbours. Report anything suspicious, Garda 0529154100. Senior Citizens wear your Community Alert alarm at all times
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Sunday, August 5. Leaving Community Centre at 7.45 a.m. sharp. Please give names to John O’Connell - 087 – 2621468, and Kathleen Kelly - 086 - 8907883.