Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.
The fine weather continues to bring out the best in all of us. The children returning to school after the Easter holidays cant say but that they were not able to enjoy the great out of doors for two weeks.
And while those involved in the land are working long hours to get the spring work done, householders are forging ahead with painting their places and doing up their gardens.
The Tidy Towns efforts on Saturday were very well supported. Again the fine weather encouraged the crowds to come out and take part in the first big clean-up of the season which is sponsored by Avonmore Electrical, Okeeffe’s SuperValu and Cork Co. Council. From now on we are all urged to keep up the good work. Paint and clean and weed and dig, do whatever is needed for us to gain those last few extra points in this years National Contest.
The fine weather also brought large crowds to climb our Clara Loop and other local scenic places. Hang-gliders could be seen winging their way off of Clara mountain, and hovering over the valleys below.
For those who asked, just to let you know that there is no organised Walking Festival this year, but the routes are still there to be enjoyed.
The 6th Kerry Camino Walking Festival will take place from April 27-30. For details contact http;//www.kerrycamino.com.
National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimmage to Knock Shrine on next Sunday April 30th.
Contact Tom 087 646 86 58. Bus will travel via Millstreet, Kanturk, Newmarket.
Pilgrimmage to Poland in August from 22-30. Flight direct from Shannon to Krakow.
Details at the Back of our Church.
A very large crowd attended the closing of the Divine Mercy Novena which started on Good Friday and ended at 3pm on Sunday. Following the 11.30 Mass on the same day a Coffee morning fundraiser was held at the GAA Hall. It was held in aid of Cope and our CommunityHospital. Well done to all those who organised the event and supported it.
A note from our Active Retired Group to say that in honour of the Month of May, the Holy Rosary will be recited at Tubrid Well on Monday May 1st at 11am and all are welcome .
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 7,12,13,28 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Connie Tarrant, Liscreagh, the seller was Noreen Tarrant and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Catherine & Dan Joe Collins Banteer, €20 each to Anna o Shea, c/o the Camogie Club. Danny Lane Camogie Club , Ml. Walshe Carriganima, Derry Morley, Cullen, Gubnait Twomey, Murphys Terrace, Una Murphy, Drishane Rd. Conor Donaghue, Sandra Carver Dromagh .
Jackpot for next week €11,000 the Draw at Corkerys Bar on Bank Holiday Monday Night.
Please be reminded to water newly planted shrubs and plants during this dry spell.
And before I go I want to wish you all a very happy but safe Bank Holiday weekend, as we approach the Merry Month of May.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde Many thanks for joining me agus slan is beannacht De libh