Christmas street lighting and the tree at The Cross were switched on last Saturday night. A huge crowd turned out to witness the occasion. Fr. Quirke PP blessed the lights, which were turned on by Santa Claus, who met the children and accepted their letters. Red bows were placed on the Xmas tree in remembrance of those who could not with us this year. Bows are still available at a nominal fee.


Ballingarry Parish Journal is now on sale in all local shops or from any committee member for €10.


There will be a Clothes Drive for Cuan Saor, the womens refuge centre for domestic violence, on Saturday, December 15, from 11am to 12noon, in the Community Centre. Donations of adult or kids clothes, toys, blankets, that are in good condition would be appreciated. Contact 0872444819


Your response to the Shoebox Appeal has been outstanding and saw an increase on last year’s number! 132 beautifully filled shoeboxes are destined for Odessa in Ukraine. Last year 47,388 shoeboxes were sent to the Odessa region.


On Friday, December 3, we held our AGM. Well done to our u12 team who won the final of the Ned Quinn Hurling Tournament. They travelled to Carrigeen Co. Kilkenny for the last number of weekends to play under lights against various teams. They defeated Clonmel Óg in the final.