The Cemeteries of Saint’s Island and Cashel are maintained to a very high standard, a feature noted and appreciated by all those who visit them. Maintainance is carried out under the Rural Social Scheme. It is fifteen years since a collection was held to defray the cost of materials and requisites. Funds are now depleted. There will be collections taken up at both burial grounds before Mass on Cemetary Sundays. Your generous support would be very much appreciated. The following are Cemetery Sunday dates and times – Cashel 25th of August. Mass and prayers for the dead at 6p.m. These Masses will replace the 10.30 a.m. Mass in the Church. Drivers are asked to leave the parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the cemeteries free for cars transporting persons of diminished oe limited mobility.All are requested to co-operate with the stewards at Cashel cemetery and avoid causing obstruction.The driveway into the cemetery should be used for set-down only, not for parking. Plot holders are urged to look after the resting places of their departed.

Pattern day

Pattern Day will be celebrated at Lady Well, Derrydarragh, on Saturday the 7th of September, eve of the Feast of the Birthday of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Mass follows recitation of the Rosary at 6p.m. The Mass will replace the Saturday evening Mass in the Church.

Harvest festival

The local Harvest Festival will be launched this Friday night the 23rd of August in The Peer Inn, Lisnacusha at 10p.m. There will be music by Seamus Farrell and finger food available, so do please come along.

Southern Gaels

Southern Gales U-12s attended a blitz in Ballymahon on Thursday 15th August. The team: David and Jack Sweeney, Mark Brehon, Eoin and Luke Mulvihill, Brian and Cathy Kelly, Daniel Farrell and Luke O’Boyle. Many thanks to all players/parents for attending and Ballymahon GAA for organising the event. Next mini league game is in Ballymahon on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm. We need all U-12 to attend.