Killargue Community News

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

Alzheimer’s Tea Day takes place in the Women’s Centre, The Bee Park Centre, Manorhamilton on Thursday, 9th May from 11am onwards. Your support is greatly appreciated. Make it a day to remember, come along and have a cuppa, bring a friend.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to four local children who received their First Holy Communion on Sat 4th May. The four children are Niall Brady, Niamh Dack, Síne Murphy and James Gilhooly.Well this accounts for the bouncy castles in the local vicinity! Here’s hoping that the day was special and that the memory banks of all concerned were filled.

Just today I was speaking to a friend who, from the lofty age of 62, was recalling a recent anniversary event at which an elderly lady approached him and asked if he was still in posession of a special flask containing Holy Water that the lady had given my friend on the occasion of his first holy communion! So you see, memories of first holy communions live on in the memories of others, not just the participants of that day! Congratulations, once again.

EPA terms of reference

Recently, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) carried out a public consultation inviting submissions regarding the proposed Terms of Reference (ToR) for a research study on the Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Extraction (fracking). You may remember reading about this consultation within previous Killargue Notes. Over 1,300 submissions were received, the majority of which called for the study to include assessing the impacts of fracking on public health. It is now understood that the EPA have agreed to include Public Health Assessment as one of the components of the study. And so they should! This a great example of how public opinion really can effect change when, as individuals, we make the effort to respond. The next stage of the process is to appoint the organisation to undertake the study and this will be achieved through an electronic tendering process in June. Fundraising dance

Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fund raising dance in aid of People with Special Needs with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, 9th May starting at 8pm. Cáirde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. Great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets available at the door or contact 086 2545613.

National Bag Pack

A National bag pack in all Tesco Stores across Ireland will be taking place on 17th & 18th May.The North West Simon Community is asking for volunteers to help out with this in Letterkenny, Sligo, Ballinamore & Carrick-on-Shannon- if you can give an hour or two please contact Mary on 087 7708865.

Geopark gourmet tour

For those of you who enjoy a Sunday lunch out then how about this? The annual Geopark Gourmet Tour is taking place on Sunday 19th May. The tour not only takes in the wonderful scenery of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark but it will include Sunday Lunch at Macnean Restaurant, home to RTE Celebrity Chef, Neven Maguire. Places are limited for this tour so booking is essential. The tour is suitable for adults and children of all ages as there is only a limited amount of walking. Tickets cost €45 per adult and €25 per child. To book your place please contact Patricia at 048 6634 8855 or

Celebrating the Year of Faith

To celebrate the Year of Faith, the Parish of Killenummery and Killery is hosting a Vision Week in May 2013. Each evening from Monday 20th May to Saturday 25th May, people are invited to gather for a time of prayer and to hear a different guest speaker. Guest speakers during the week include Oisin McConville, Dr Tony Bates and Mark Harte. On Wednesday we will welcome first class relics of St. PadroPio and hear the remarkable story of Sean and Ann Mulrine. With an exciting programme of guest speakers and time for prayer and reflection the parish of Killenummery is extending an open invitation and warm welcome to anyone interested in visiting for an evening or the whole week. Contact Information Fr. Vincent Connaughton, Parochial House, St Mary’s Church, Killenummery.

Reunion planning group

The next meeting will be held on 22nd May starting at 8.30pm. Please go along and get involved, this is a big event and the small group of organisers would really appreciate some extra support! Although it’s only May it’s time enough to start collecting the numbers of people planning to attend the Reunion Supper which will take place on Saturday 17th August. If you plan to attend or for more information about all three events there are lots of ways to make contact...Try phoning Bernadette Feeney on 0860315898 or visiting Patty Reynolds at Killargue Post Office or by e-mailing, or looking at the Facebook page entitled Killargue Schools Reunion 2013 or through thegatheringireland website. Posters will be going up shortly..........what more ways are needed?

Apostolic cake sale

Advanced warning that this annual cake sale will be taking place in the foyer of St Brigid’s Church, Killargue on Saturday 25th May. All donations of cakes will be gratefully received but also do buy one of these delicious offerings all in aid of the missions.

Apostolic annual raffle

Lines at €2 each are currently on sale from Bridget Fitzpatrick, Mary Harte and others. The raffle will be drawn on 25th May.


The annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27th May to 1st June led by Bishop Leo O’ Reilly. Bookings may be made for the Assisted Pilgrim Section with Rev Kevin Fay, Lavey on 087 857 9968 / 049 433 0018. Bookings for Hotels is through Mc Ginnity Travel, Coleman Road, Cavan on 049 4331 831. If anyone feels that someone in their family or a neighbour would benefit from taking part in this Pilgrimage they should contact Fr Fay. Early booking essential.


Someone said to me recently that they had heard that the Government is considering a recommendation from the Central Bank to withdraw one and two cent coins on the basis that they’re not cost-effective to produce and banks are fed up with people going into their branches with jam jars full of coins to exchange! So, get out there and use your one and two cents coins to buy your newspapers, stamps etc.....shops and post offices are always grateful for small change even if our ‘revered’ bankers are not! It’s the ultimate method of recycling after all!


Please remember that without you...there’s nothing to share, so anything that happened yesterday, is happening today or expected to happen tomorrow that may be of interest to our community, then please let me know at the number/address at the top of these notes and I’ll spread the word!