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CR News 07.04.2024

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Sunday 7th Apr, 11 am, St. John’s – Madge & James Lennon, Cornalaragh.


Wednesday 10th Apr, 7.30 pm, St. Michael’s – No Mass, Priests Forum taking place.


Sunday 14th Apr, 11 am, St. Michael’s – MM Mary McCabe, Corkishbane.

First AM Lorraine Mullan, Mullaghcroghery.

Pete Burns, Coraghy & deceased member of the Burns family.

Tom, Packie, Annie, Pat, Brian & Peter McNally, Greaghlatacapple, & deceased member of the McNally family.


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Sacramental Dates 2024

First Communion Corcreagh National School – 27th April at 11am, St. John’s.

Confirmation 4th May at 11 am in St. Joseph’s, Carrickmacross.

First Communion Scoil Phadraig Corduff  – 25th May at 11am, St. Michael’s.


Corduff Raferagh Community Centre Class & Group activities – Monday – Computer Class at 10 am.  Set dancing at 8 pm.  Line dancing at 7 pm.  Tuesday – Active Retirement Group meets at 10 am every second Tuesday.  Ceili Dancing Class 8.15 pm – 9.30 pm.  Wednesday – Bowls at 8 pm.  Thursday – Corduff Pipers at 8.30 – 10 pm.   Saturday – Apr 13th – Where There’s a Will … There’s a Relative (see below).


Upcoming Events in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre & the Mountain Dew

Apr 13th – Where There’s a Will … There’s a Relative

Apr 20th – Where There’s a Will … There’s a Relative

Apr 19th – Trad Session

Apr 27th – Social Dancing to Noel Briody


Where There’s a Will … There’s a … Relative – It’s all systems go with the Corduff Raferagh Drama Group who are busy rehearsing for their upcoming play which will take place on Saturday April 13th and Saturday 20th at 8pm.  The play is a fundraising event for the Community Centre, with proceeds going towards the current lift shaft construction at the building.  Tickets are €20 and are on sale in the Mountain Dew; in reception at the Community Centre; O’Rourke’s, Carrickmacross or from Pauline Reilly, Eileen Gomez, Michael Corrigan or Bernie Walsh.  We are looking forward to a great night’s craic and appreciate your support for this fundraising event.


The Carrickmacross Cancer Society Annual Public Information Evening will take place on Friday 12th April @ 8p.m. in the Shirley Arms Hotel. Guest Speaker on the night is Morag Robertson (Nurse Manager) Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre Refreshments following the meeting, very kindly sponsored by the Management of the Shirley Arms Hotel.   We look forward to seeing you on the night.


Friends of Carrick Cancer – The annual charity football match took place on Monday last at the Corduff Gaels football field.  Former greats from the local surrounding clubs of Carrick, Corduff, Inniskeen, Donaghmoyne, Magheracloone, Killanny & Shercock took part in the event, which was well supported.  Thanks to all who donated at the gate.


Feile Patrick Byrne – It’s the last day of Feile Patrick Byrne 2024, today Sunday 7th, for today’s events see  It has been a busy and enjoyable weekend thus far.

On Thursday night, at the Feile’s opening event in the Shirley Arms, a book launch took place.  “Ah’ how do you do’ Sir”, a book by John Scully which is “the unfamiliar story of Patrick Byrne, the famed harper from County Monaghan who is sometimes acknowledged as the last of the genuine Irish Bards. He was an exceptional harper, a competent singer and witty storyteller, a generous gentleman who possessed the gift of correctness and decency. He performed in cities, towns and villages but never forgot his family background and was most happy when he was at home among his own, playing his harp and enjoying the splendours of the historical Shirley Castle or the beauties of Lough Fea. For me I bring this story of Patrick Byrne home to our town Carrickmacross and our county and indeed further afield to share his experiences and his achievements with the people of Farney and also to highlight the importance of the harp regarding our musical heritage. His last Public Concert was held in the city of Derry on Monday 16th February 1863, just seven weeks before his unexpected death in Dundalk. With him terminated an era of bardic antiquity. He never got to fulfil his desire to retire to some corner of Farney where he could share his several stories with the people or even perform a few old strains on the harp!”  The book is on sale in Keegan’s or Birdy’s newsagents.


New Email Address – Corduff Raferagh Community Centre Email address has changed to   Emails sent to the old address will be forwarded to this new address, but we ask that all new communication comes through the email address above.  Also please use the new address above for all community newspapers, webpage or Facebook notices, announcements or events etc.