Thanksgiving Mass

Thanksgiving Mass

A thanksgiving Mass on behalf of Pearl Crosby will take place in the Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall on Saturday evening next, 15th of March at 7:30pm in appreciation to everyone who prayed for her recovery, send messages of goodwill, Mass Bouquets etc, during her hospitalisation and recovery.

James Cahill RIP

The death of James Cahill, Newtown, Whitehall which occurred recently has left many inside and outside the Parish deeply saddened. James was a hard working man, who right up to his untimely death was working at his timber business. Even though in poor health for sometime, nobody expected James to pass to his eternal reward so quickly. A deeply religious man, James spent almost of his time praying in the last few weeks of his life. James was a neighbour one could always call on, reliable and sincere. He was very proud of his family, his Parish and the local Barry’s footballers (male and female). People who went out and represented their Parish were always commended by James. A parishioner told me recently that James would always ring up people when they changed their car, or maybe if a person won a prize at Bingo or had a little win in the local or National Lotto. He liked to see people doing well or getting a positive bit of news. Jim will be deeply missed by his wife Marie, daughters Michelle, Laurna and son Niall, sisters Elizabeth Fallon, Ita Trimble, Pauline Hickey, Marian Murphy, brother John Joe, brothers in law, nephews, nieces and a large circle of other relations and friends. Marie, Michelle, Niall, Laurna and all the family wish to express their sincere thanks to their wonderful neighbours and friends for all their help during the recent difficult period in their lives. Following Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall celebrated by Fr Eamon O’Connor PP, Jim was brought to his final resting place in Kilbarry Cemetery.

Table Quiz

Circle of Friends are hosting a Table Quiz in aid of Longford Hospice in Longford Rugby Club on Friday, 14th March at 8.30pm. 40 euro for table of four. Raffle on the night with lots of prizes.

GAA dance

St. Barry’s GAA club held its first dinner dance for many years recently and it turned out to be a huge success. We will have a full report in next weeks notes.

Altar Society

Scramogue Altar Society urgently need your help, as new people really needed. Please give a few hours a year as that is all that is needed. People are needed for the month of March. Give your name to Fr. Eamon as soon as you can.

Well done

Well done to all involved, to all who participated in the Concert in support of Cloonfower National School on last Friday night. The concert and two short plays were fantastic with all the actors and actress from Kilglas/Slatta area deserve great praise for their performance. Well done to all.
Defibrillator training
A defibrillator training course for new members will take place in St Barry’s Hall on Wednesday, 19th March commencing at 7pm and finishing at 10pm.  For further information please contact Linda at 087 2612834.
Music Lessons

Adult music lessons in Old School, Ruskey in all musical instruments on this Thursday 10.30 to 11.30am. Contact Fiona at 087-2066591.


Sympathy is extended to Mary Shannon, Ballytouhy and JP. Murtagh, Ballytouhy on the death of their cousin Brianna Murtagh.

Enrolment at Whitehall National School.

Enrolment Forms are now available from the school for new pupils wishing to enrol in September 2014. If you require any further information please contact Robert Chalmers on 043-33-26399.

First Aid Course

A first Aid course in how to administer First Aid to Infants and Young Children will take place in Buttercups Playschool on the following date, Wednesday, 12th March at 7.30pm to 10pm. No fee. Call Fiona for further details 087-1251474.

Community Games

Well done to all teams who participated in the indoor soccer competition. Art competition and handwriting competition will go on over the coming weeks in the local schools. If you wish to participate in the swimming, contact Grainne on 087-981484869 without delay.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes on Saturdays in Waterways Ireland Canal House on the Harbour (home of the late Tom Croghan). For further info contact Malo on 086-3308999.

Circuit Training

Ladies Circuit training in St. Barry’s Hall on Tuesday’s 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Contact 087-9292378 for further details.

Gardening Class

A basic and very enjoyable Gardening Class will commence shortly in the Tarmonbarry region. Anyone from anywhere in the region can join this class. Class will run over 5 weeks once a week for about an hour and a half.

Real practical work will take place at each class and plants will be shown at each class. There will also be something different an a cuppa at each class. You must become part of this to really see how beneficial and enjoyable the whole course is. Phone 086-2507590 for further details. Funds raised will be donated after costs to a local voluntary group.


We extend sympathy to Mel Trautt, Ballytouhy on the recent death of his mother Nancy Trautt, Cloontuskert, Lanesboro which occurred recently. Nancy was well known throughout the region and she ran a very popular grocery shop in the village of Cloontuskert for many years. A most friendly woman Nancy always had a huge interest in her region and worked tirelessly for Tidy Towns in her region. May she rest in peace.