Arctic weather: Following the very severe weather of two weeks ago, very severe frost returned at last mid week followed by sharp to severe ground frost which made all travelling whether on foot or by motor vehicle extremely dangerous and difficult.
Snow falls which arrived at the weekend were accompanied by a bout of bitterly cold winds all of which combined to creating conditions which as we go to press are extremely hazardous. The majority of main roads are being treated with salt and grit whch makes travelling reasonably safe but despite the best efforts of the outdoor staff of Cavan County Council some patches of black ice do occur and motorists and all road users are advised for their own safety to drive slowly and to exercise caution. Bye roads and lanes are particularly dangerous.
CHRISTMAS IN THE CHURCHES. Christmas Vigil Mass will be celebrated in St Felims Church on this Friday at 7pm with Mass on Christmas morning at 11am and Mass on Sunday 26th ast 11am. Church of Ireland services on Christmas Eve in the cathedral Kilmore conducted by Bishop Ken Clarke Bishop of Kilmore Elphin and Ardagh will be a holy communion service which commences at 11.15pm with family commmunion service on Christmas day in St Patricks Church Ballintemple at 9.30am annd in Kilmore Cathedral at 11am on Sunday Dec 26th (Stephens Day) a united service will be held in Kilmore Cathedral commencing at 11am.
A christmas social and dance in Kilmore Parochial Hall on Monday 27th December with music by Limelight Band.
ROAD SAFETY. Pedestrians are reminded for their own safety to wear arm bands or clothing which makes them visible to motorists and other roads users during the hours of darkness.
Seasonal greetings to the editor and staff and to all readers of this column. May I extend good wishes for a happy peaceful and accident free Christmas.