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October brings the Pheasant, then to gather Nuts is pleasant.

Anniversary mass was celebrated last Sunday for the souls of Dan & Julia Brosnan, Coolruss, whose 37th and 15th anniversaries occur. As you all know, the world is in the grip of an unprecedented hunger crisis - every 3.6 seconds someone dies, from starvation ! So while we were at Mass, 500 people died.... it is hard to come to terms with a fact like that. The world is facing a global emergency and a real danger of multiple famines. Fr. Tom suggested that a parish group should be formed to see if we can do our part to help in this and future crisis. If you would like to participate, please forward your name to Fr. Tom.
The World Health Organization estimates that one third of the world is well fed, one third is under fed, one third is starving. Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Honduras, Malawi, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe are all on the danger list. For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for five years.
Our sympathies to Margarite Lynch and family on the death of her father Patrick Leddin, Hospital, who passed peacefully at his residence on the 20th. Predeceased by his wife Teresa, sisters Mary, Janie & Biddy.
Deeply regretted by his sons Timmy and David, daughters Mary & Margarite, brother Willie, extended family and his eleven grandchildren. He was reposed at Davern's Funeral Home, requiem mass was held on Friday 23rd with burial afterwards in Bruff Cemetery. Solas na bhFlaitheas air.
For the month September, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Sean & David Shine, Eileen & Bridie Moloney, Granagh. Julia Brosnan & Mary Hartigan, Coolruss. Nora Herlihy, Kingsland. Philip Noonan, Kilmore. Johnny Houlihan, Kilmacanearla. Katherine Martin & Catherine O'Connor, Ballyguile. Liam English, Lees Cross. Arthur O'Leary, Castletown. Ellen Sheehy, Croagh. Kathleen Hayes & Patrick Power, Pallasgrean. Tadhg O'Flynn, Ballingarry. James Curtin, Foynes. Patsy Fitzgibbon, England.
The eligible Denis O’Connor has been swept off his feet by Marion O’Connell. We wish them much Love, Health and Happiness, may their troubles be few and their blessings many.
At the Irish restaurant awards held recently, John Edward Joyce of the Mustard Seed was the Munster winner of the best restaurant manager award. “This award recognises a person that is an exceptional leader for their team and can handle any situation calmly. Well done John.
Sun 2nd Oct, at Green Glens Arena Millstreet, Banteer Gymkhana, in aid of St. Joseph's.
Sun 2nd Oct, 8pm - 10.30. Ballinvreena Community Centre, Dancing to Dermot Lyons.
6th - 9th Oct, Ballyhoura Walking Fest & the Joyce Bros Music Fest, Kilfinane.
6th - 9th Oct, Michael Hartnett, Literary & Arts Festival, Newcastle West.
Fri 7th Oct, 8.30pm, Community Arts centre, Rathkeale, the historical society talks resume. The first talk entitled ‘Thomas Johnson Westropp’- will be given by well-known historian, Liam Irwin.
Sun 9rh Oct, 8.30 - 1.30pm; Car Boot Sale, NCWest Community Centre.
Sun 9th Oct, 2pm, Ballingarry Hall; The Knockfierna Heritage Society will recall the Oct'47 famine walk, guest speaker, Tom McSweeney, of RTE.
Sat Oct 15th, GAA field, Ballyagran, 2- 4pm: The Great Pink Run: This year, Maura O'Sullivan is asking you to join her in running/ jogging/ walking a few laps of the local GAA pitch. The aim is to have a laugh whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Ireland.
28th - 30th Oct, One Act Drama Fest, Kilmallock.
A Pullicologist is a flea expert.
Ovaphobia - the fear of Eggs. Hitchcock suffered from this.
A young pigeon is called a Squab.
A pint of Hippopotamus milk contains 1600 calories.
A Dalmation is the only dog that can get gout.
A Hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four foot tall child.
The largest & smelliest flower is the Rafflesia, smells of rotten meat.


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