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World Medal for Rudi.

Rudi Picha, Ballingarry, son of Helen & Rudi,

after his win in Glasgow.


Last Sunday, we remembered the anniversaries of Ned Sheehan, Kitty Fitzgerald, Johnny & Hanni Murphy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nAnamnacha dilís.

Easter Ceremonies: The church ceremonies were very well attended again this year and the beautiful Spring weather was an added bonus. A lot of work goes on in the background planning the prayers, readers, hymns and changing the Altar décor so 'Thanks' to all involved for their input. The Altar was a riot of colour Easter Sunday with many looking forward to a bite of chocolate after Lent. The all important Trocaire Boxes can now be returned any Sunday.

Thought for the Week: The first step in making society better is caring about things that don't affect you directly.


The National School parents' association will be holding their annual clothes collection at the School on Tue16th & Wed 17th April, during the following times - 9am - 11am and 5pm - 7pm. Funding will go towards the provision of maths and science equipment in the school.


If you attended the Christmas concert last year, you would have been lucky enough to see Rudi Picha giving a wonderful demonstration of Irish Dancing. Well, Rudi has just returned from the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow, after being placed 11th in the world, in the U16 competition. What an achievement, out of sixty four competitors, in such a competitive environment.

The annual event is the highest level of competition within An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, and sees more than 2,500 Irish dancers compete, traveling from places as far away as Australia, Japan, Argentina, and Taiwan. There could be up to 10,000 attendees - including dancers, teachers, families, and spectators - who also travel for the week-long exhibition. Dancers compete in solo, team and ceilí competitions in categories ranging from the Under 10s to senior level. Glasgow has the distinction of being the first city outside of Ireland to host the World Irish Dancing Championships. Congratulations Rudi, well deserved.


A must-see. Philip Boucher-Hayes goes on a journey across the planet to see how climate change is already affecting the world and to find out what it means for us in Ireland. A fact-filled programme, with the science to back it up. It stresses that even a small country like ours can help make a difference along with our own individual actions, if we want a future for our children. In the first episode, he also looks at the awful devastation caused by cyclone Freddy in Malawi, terrifying for the families involved. Imagine it happening here.!!


1st Apr, 1889:- First dishwasher marketed in Chicago.

2nd Apr,1998:- Christy Moore announces he is taking a year off from live performing.

3rd Apr, 2010:- Apple releases the Ipad.

4th Apr,1994:- Riverdance performance at the Eurovision Song Contest.

5th Apr,1855: - The Dublin-Belfast railway line is completed.

6th Apr,1974:- 19th Eurovision Song Contest. ABBA wins, singing "Waterloo".

7th Apr,1983:- Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt.


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