Eily’s Report – 16th Aug 2016

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report .eily1-150x150[1]

We said it would be a busy week but found that that was a bit of an understatement.

The passing of the legendery Rita Hickey came as a little surprise in mid week. Her passing brought people from many parts both at home and abroad to pay homage to their wonderful teacher. Ninety seven year old Rita came to Millstreet in 1942/3 from Tullow Co. Carlow to teach at our Presentation Convent School at secondary level. From where she progressed with her husband Garret along with Joe Garvey to start the first secondary school in Millstreet. It was a very new venture at the time, a ground-breaking project. From cautious beginnings it grew to be the most successful school in the south. Students came from miles away to attend,some cycling as much as ten miles to and from every day,while others took lodgings in the town. Such was the hunger that people had for Education at the time. So it was no surprise that Rita’s demise brought loving ,grateful past pupils from all quarters to pay their final homage to the great Lady who gave them the high quality of life that they are enjoying today. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th Aug 2016”

Castlemagner Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

The Parish pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, September 11th.   This is National Grandparents pilgrimage day. A bus will travel on the day from Castlemagner. The fare is €25. Anyone wishing to travel on the day, please contact Kathleen at 086 8521808 for further information.  We thank Kathleen Moylan for this important notice.  (S.R.)