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Nora Kiely's month's mind was celebrated at last weekend's Mass along with the anniversaries of Kay Horgan, Dan & Kathleen Monckton. Let us remember in our prayers, those who are in hospital, in nursing homes and those who may be unwell in their homes.

Reminder, weekday Masses, Thursday & Friday at 10am, Sundays at 10.30am. Signed Mass cards available after all Masses.

Sunday 26th: 'Do this in Memory' special Mass for our Communion children will be celebrated. Their siblings are asked to kindly join in with the children's choir, they need a little bit of help as there are only seven of them.

The death occurred of James Long (late of Swords and Granagh) - January 31st, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital. Sadly missed by wife Rita, children, Marian, Fiona, Noel and James, grandchildren, brothers Sean, Bill and Mike, family and friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Cronan’s Church, Brackenstown followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium. May he rest in peace.


For the month of February, we remember our family, friends and neighbours, whose mortuary cards are displayed on the Church noticeboard:- Rita Chawke, Ballyvologue. Kathleen Monckton & Ellen Hickey, Kilatal. Joe O'Brien & Paddy O'Regan, Graigacurra. Sean Carey, Granagh. Joan Scanlon & John Mulcahy, Kingsland. Jim Sheehan, Coolruss. Kay Horgan & Denis O'Riordan, Lisduane. Steven O'Keeffe, Ballyneale. Bill Chawke, Banogue. Catherine Keating, Carrickerry. Timothy Power, Pallasgreen. Margaret O'Connor, Johanna O'Connell, Kilmeedy. Seamus Madden, Buttevant. Sr. Raphael Power, London.


Friday, 17th Feb at 8pm. Ita's rambling house will be held in the Desmond Complex, a great night of entertainment assured.


Fri 24th Feb; 8pm; ' The Parish ' - Hilarious Comedy . For further information ring 063-98727 or book events online at - Abbeyfeale presents 'Many Young Men of Twenty' in the Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale beginning 14th Feb for eight nights. Saturday 25th Feb at 6pm, Fashion, Style & Wellbeing Event at Longcourt House Hotel, in aid of Focus Ireland. Tickets on

Lough Gur Drama present 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' this coming weekend and next at the Honey Fitz Theatre, bookings on 087-1351145.


This year Trocáire celebrates its Golden Jubilee, fifty years of challenging injustice and providing support to people living with its effects. Trocáire's aim is to help support people and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice and violence and to use their own power to create positive and lasting change. Trocáire's work is guided by five values; Solidarity, Perseverance, Accountability, Participation & Courage and they support people regardless of culture, ethnicity, gender or religion. From providing relief to people affected by the Vietnam war, to the genocide in Rwanda, famines in Ethiopia, Somalia, Nth Korea, the Asian tsunami and supporting human rights defenders in Central America, Trocáire has been proud to work on behalf of the people on the island of Ireland, in fighting injustice across the world. It is down to you their supporters, their funders & partners who empower them to do all this vital work.


This year, Ballyhoura Development is hosting a learning series on biodiversity in the local area. The series will include local biodiversity workshops; indoors, outdoors and online. There will be discussions on the benefits of biodiversity for food, health and the climate. Learn about food production in the Ballyhoura region throughout the seasons and how this can benefit our health, create a new community space and show how food is produced in Ireland.

The seasons of Ireland provide a temperate climate which encourages different foods to grow throughout the seasons. The panellists will look at the many different benefits growing your own food can have, from nutritional benefits, tips and tricks on when to plant, maintaining your vegetable patch, and a discussion on how allotments can help a community grow together.

The first workshop is kicking off on the 21st of February with an online discussion on Eating With The Seasons (Plot to Pot) with three local knowledgeable specialists on the panel.

To find out more information and register, please access


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