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Dull November brings the blast, then the leaves are whirling fast.


On Sunday evening the Bereavement group arranged the annual remembrance Mass for those who passed since last year. A lot of work and thought was involved in the beautiful ceremony with the families of the deceased taking part in the readings and prayers. Those remembered were Tom Horgan, Nora Kiely, James Hickey and Br. P.J. McMahon. May they rest in Heavenly Peace. Thanks to Sacristan Kathleen, Marian in the Office, Roisin & the Choir and Marian O'Connor for their help with the arrangements.

November Rosary in the Graveyards each Sunday; 3pm in Seanabhotha and 3.15pm in Granagh. If it is a very wet day, Rosary will be held in the Church at 3.15 instead.

Folk Choir: New Members of all ages welcome, next choir date, Sunday 10th Dec.

Thought for the Week: If we could spread Love as quickly as we spread Hate, what an Amazing world we would live in.


Mon Nov 13th, Beginning in the Hall, for a six week period, catering for children from 3 to 12 yrs.

2.15pm to 3pm – children aged 3 yrs to 7 yrs; 3.15pm to 4pm – children aged 7 yrs to 12 yrs.

These creative classes are designed to stimulate children’s imagination, maintain their natural flexibility and teach them to breathe correctly. Other benefits are:- balanced body and mind; improved coordination and balance; improved concentration; Yoga is fun!

Family discount. Class size is limited to twenty children, so advance booking is recommended. Mats will be provided. Contact Aisling Relihan 085 8895125 for more information & booking.


13th, 14th, 15th Nov, Colaiste Iosaef Kilmallock, 17:50 - 21:10. Wed Nov 22nd; Rathkeale Hse Hotel. 16:50 - 20:10. Thur 30th Nov, Woodlands Hotel, 16:50 - 20:10. Appointments available, please call 1800 222 111 to book.


Sat 18th Nov, 11am - 12pm: Beginning in the Hall. Suitable for students from first to sixth class. In these classes, pupils are encouraged to express themselves through poetry, acting, improvisation, storytelling, mime, role-play etc.

It's so important that children learn techniques for correct and improved speech, which will benefit them into their future lives.!

Exams are encouraged and can be arranged through the Irish Board of Speech & Drama, plans include competing in Feile Luimnigh at Mungret College. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please text or What's App Karen Burke (AIBSD) (RGN) (BNS) on 0871335768, ( fully Garda vetted & insured).


Our sympathies to Eileen Noonan, Kilmore, her siblings and her family on the death of her brother Seán Ó hAodha, Letterkenny, retired school teacher. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Marife, children Síne, Saoirse, Róise and Séany, his siblings Eileen Noonan, Donal Hayes, Tom Hayes, Joe Hayes and Emma Kennedy, Martin Hayes (Australia) and Patrick Hayes (Florida), neighbours, extended family, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 7th Nov in Ballyraine Church, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery. Ar dheis Lamh Dé go raibh a anam dilís.


Fri Nov 17th, 10am-1p, at the UL Sports Arena. An incredible, inclusive event that opens doors to new possibilities for people with disabilities. Get ready for a day filled with sports and fun at SportsAbility Day! What to expect: Try out different sports and activities. Make connections with local sports groups and community organisations. Enjoy a day of inclusivity and fun.

Register now & join up for a day that celebrates the power of sports and inclusivity at

If you have any queries on SportsAbility Day, please contact Sally by email - or call 061-524976. Admission is FREE!


Sat18 November, 11am - 1pm. Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry, V94 V8N3.

The College is hosting an open day for prospective applicants to check out its course offerings. Topics discussed include: the application process; course content and elective subjects; progression; student maintenance grants and work experience arrangements. For further information please contact the College on 061 393100 or email


Harvesting will be taking place in Liskennett from 30th Oct to 17th Nov. Much of the site will be closed for the duration of the harvesting, however the Blue trail will remain open.


The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, to whom I send the stamps, sent on their annual newsletter. They describe their work in East Timor, Indonesia and Cuba. East Timor is a small island north of Australia, a little over half the size of Munster with a population of over one million. Half that population are under 19yrs of age and 50% of the children under five are severely malnourished. The sisters had been helping families up until Covid, when everything was cancelled. People were faced with severe food shortages. Their situation was made worse by torrential rain in 2021 which affected more than 25,000 households, displacing up to nine thousand people.

Among the victims of these floods was Olimpia's family, who lived on a dry river bed. Her husband was sick so she had to gather sand to sell as construction material.!! Unfortunately, her house and small vegetable plot were washed away by the floods, along with many other families.

The sisters received overseas donations after this and they set up a programme of visits to around 160 families. They checked the children's nutrition, living conditions and supplied them with food. To date, food prices are rising, unemployment is high and it is very difficult for families to improve their lives when they only have limited resources.

The sisters continue their work through education in their schools and Kindergartens, encouraging young people to continue their studies and even prepare some girls to be teachers. The monies raised from the sale of used stamps will help make a difference in these poor peoples' lives.


Fri 10th Nov, closing date for Shoebox Drop Offs.

Fri 10th Nov, G/B camogie club AGM, 8pm in GAA clubhouse.

Sun 19th Nov, Croom Sports Complex, 12pm-4pm. Christmas Craft Market.

Sun 26th Nov, Bruree Christmas Fair.

Sun 26th Nov, Friars Gate, 8pm; The Music of the Drifters'.


6th Nov,1940 - Willie John McBride, Ireland and Lions rugby captain, is born in Toomebridge, Co. Antrim.

7th Nov,1800 - It became illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers, without a Police permit.?

8th Nov,1985 - Barry McGuigan beats Eusebia Pedrosa to become the World Featherweight Champion.

9th Nov, 2001 - 3 black Orcas arrive into Cork harbour & create a huge stir in the Cobh area.

10th Nov,1969 - Sesame Street makes its debut on the PBS channel.

11th Nov,1957 - "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis; sells a million copies in the first ten days.


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