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CR News 04.02.2024

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Mass –

Sunday 4th Feb, 11 am, St. Michael’s – George McKitterick, Corlea.

Pete & Bridgie Clinton & deceased family members, Bocks


Wednesday 7th Feb, 7.30pm, St. John’s – Brendan McEneaney, his parents Tommy & Bridget & Packie & Jimmy McEneaney, Ardragh. Jimmy McCaffrey & deceased family members, Shanco.


Sunday 11th Feb, 11 am, St. John’s – Sunday Mass


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Corduff Raferagh Community Centre Class & Group activities – Monday – Bank Holiday.  Tuesday – Active Retirement Group meet every other Tuesday.  Ceili Dancing Class 8.15 pm – 9.30 pm.  Wednesday – Bowls at 8 pm.  Thursday – Corduff Pipers at 8.30-10 pm.


Level 2 Computer Class – The Introduction to computer class will resume on Monday 12th February at 10 am.  A further 6 week course will start on Monday 19th February at 10 am for those wishing to continue and this class is also open to new participants.  Cost €30.  For more information contact Pauline on 087 2977091


St Brigid’s Crosses – Blessed St Brigid’s Crosses, are available in St. John’s Raferagh and St. Michael’s Corduff.  All donations will go to Carrick Cancer.  Thanks as always to Tess for all your hard work making these beautiful crosses, so far 1100 crosses have been made.


5K Run or Walk – The Community Centre 5K Walk / Run took place on Sunday last with a great turnout of participants.  Sincere thank you to all who came along and donated, almost €1100 was raised, this money will go towards the improvement work at the Centre which is due to start in two weeks’ time.  Delays with the delivery of material has held up the start of this work, but it’s looking good for the second week of February.  Congratulations to Shane Hand who was the first participant to cross the finish line.  Thanks to Pauline, Betty & Teresa for the cuppa after the event, it hit the spot.


The Defibrillator located at the original doorway to the Community Centre needs to be replaced ASAP, this is a vital piece of Community equipment.  If you, your group or your business would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Replacement unit please contact Pauline Reilly on 087 2977091 or any member of the Community Association.


St. Michael’s Altar Society – One vacancy has been filled for volunteering to carry out some light hoovering and flower arranging for St. Michael’s on the Altar Society.  There are still two vacancies for the month of March. If you, your sibling, or friend would like to help out please contact the Sacristan Rose Hanratty 087 780 9643.  Many hands make light work.


Carrickmacross Library – On Wednesday 7th February at 7pm, the library staff will welcome author Flor MacCarthy who will give a presentation on archival material as part of the Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series titled The Presidents Letters.  The lecture will focus “mainly on correspondence relating to the border region in particular and reveal how successive Irish presidents have dealt with border issues and relations between Dublin, Belfast and London. From President Éamon de Valera seeking permission in the 1960s to ‘leave the jurisdiction’ and enter ‘the Six Counties’ to attend a Mass in Armagh, to President Mary Robinson’s handshake with Gerry Adams, previously unpublished correspondence trace how these relations evolved and how each president defined their era. Expect some surprises!”  Everyone is welcome to attend.  UPDATE 06.02.2024, this event has been CANCELLED

Extending sincere sympathies from the Corduff Raferagh Community to Martin McConnon & family, to Sonny McConnon & family,  to Peggy and to the Byrne family on the passing of Peter McConnon, Shercock. Peter & his late wife Ann were wonderful supporters of our Community Centre in the early days, attending events, helping out, fund raising etc. May Peter’s very gentle soul rest in peace.