The text alert system is now operational in the parish for the last two months. Already, it has been used on numerous occasions. Any of the information which was sent out to the subscribers has also been used successfully by the Gardai in their effort combating crime in the area. No text goes out on the system until the Gardai analyse the information and determine if a text is needed. Cappawhite now also has set up a text alert system, and both our scheme and theirs are now linked up so that all relevant information between the two parishes can be shared. The committee would like to thank the local FAS scheme for all their assistance in erecting 30 road signs in the parish. A community alert meeting will take place Friday, April 19, at 8pm in Knockavilla hall to discuss the text alert system. Also to be discussed is the introduction of Google mapping in the parish. If this scheme goes ahead, it would mean that all interested house owners would be given their own co-ordinates which then could be used if any of the emergency services were needed, rather than trying to give directions you would just have to give the co-ordinates, which would speed up the response time for emergency vehicles.


Knockavilla NS are taking applications for September. Forms available through the school office, phone 06271533.


Congrats to our senior hurlers who emerged victorious over Cashel King Cormac’s in the second round of the west senior hurling championship in New Inn on Sunday last on the score 3-7 to 1-8.


Our Lady’s Sodality Annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock shrine takes place on May 28/29.