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CR NEWS 14.05.2023

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Sunday 14th May, 11 am, St. Michael’s – Months Memory Mass for Lorraine Mullan, Mullaghcroghery.  Molly Keelan, Greagh.

Wednesday 14th May, 7.30 pm, St. John’s.

Saturday 20th May, 11 am, St. Michael’s – First Holy Communion for the children of Scoil Phádraig Corduff.

Sunday 21st May, 11 am, St. John’s – Tommie McCahey, Cargaghoge.  Michael & Kathleen Hand, Corcreagh.

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Rosary for the month of May will take place at St. Michael’s grotto at 8 pm daily.  Praying for all families in the community, especially the sick and those struggling in any way.  Everyone welcome.


Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Joseph’s Carrickmacross on Sunday 2nd July after 12 noon Mass.  At St. Michael’s Corduff on Sunday 9th July, after 11 am Mass. And at St. John’s Raferagh on Sunday 16th July after 11 am Mass.


First Holy Communion – Wishing all the pupils of Scoil Phádraig and their families all the best for their special day on Saturday 20th as they celebrate the sacrament of First Holy Communion in St. John’s Raferagh.


Note New Parish Email address for St. Joseph’s Parish Office


The Flowers of May comes to Corduff Raferagh Community Centre on Friday 19th of May.  Tickets are on sale from Corduff Raferagh Community Centre, the Mountain Dew or DM @twoandoneproductions.  The Flowers of May was written by and starring Matthew McMahon and also starring our very own Eileen Gomez.  Directed by Emma Sunders.


Trad Session on Friday 19th May in the Mountain Dew.


Heritage Group Ramble – The first group Ramble of 2023 was another fascinating insight into our local area.  The group walked from Sreenty School to Carrickadooey, a townland which in the 1860s was home to over twenty families and at one point seen 35 children navigate their way to Sreenty School.  On the 1841 census the population of Carrickadooey was 207, dropping to 130 on the 1851 census, with 34 homesteads reduced to 24.  Many names long associated with the townland are gone – Marrons, Maguire’s, Bannigan’s, McArdle’s, McGraths to name but just a few.  Blessed with good weather, an enthusiastic group and two very knowledgeable gentlemen, plenty of stories and anecdotes were shared – from ghost stories, assisted emigration, plane crashes, field names, road names, tin pot repairs, De Valera, a lady called Christmas Day and much more.  But it wasn’t just all about the information gathering, we all enjoyed the fresh air, the beautiful views, the stunning bluebells, the craic and the cuppa.  Thanks to Seamus & Frank Ward for all their knowledge of the area.  Great ramble.  See Corduff Raferagh Heritage Facebook page


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