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CR News 15.10.2023

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Sunday 15th Oct, 11 am, St. Michael’s – Months Memory for Philip Marron, Corbane.

Tommy Feeney, Corkishbane and formerly Ardara, Donegal.

Maggie Finnegan, Patrick Dupont & deceased members of the Finnegan family, Lisnafeddaly

Patrick (Paddy) Keeley, Louth Village & deceased members of the Keeley & Byrne families.


Wednesday 18th Oct 7.30pm, St. John’s – No Mass.


Sunday 22nd Oct, 11 am, St. John’s – Sissie McCahey, Cargaghoge


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Corduff Raferagh Community Centre Schedule

Monday – Using your Smartphone/iPad/Tablet Course at 10 am.  Line dancing postponed due to the passing of Rosita’s sister.  Sean Nós dancing at 6 pm and Set dancing at 8 pm.

Tuesday – Ceili dancing classes at 8.15 pm.  Active Retirement Group meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at 10 am.

Wednesday – Genealogy Course 7 pm.  Bowls at 8 pm.

Thursday – Corduff Pipers, 8.30-10 pm.


Coming up in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre

Trad Session in the Mountain Dew on Friday 20th October.  All welcome.

Pipe Band Table Quiz on Friday 27th October at 9.30 pm in the Mountain Dew.

Social Dancing to Andy Ferry on Saturday 28th October at 9 pm

Halloween Party – Kids Halloween Party Disco on Sunday 29th October at 5-7 pm

RU4Reel are performing in the Mountain Dew on Sunday 29th October.

Poker Classic in the Mountain Dew on Saturday 11th November.


Corduff Raferagh Community Association – A Vote of Sympathy was passed at last week’s meeting to the families, relatives & friends of Catherine Englishby, Andy Grimes and Philip Marron.  Philips contribution to the construction of the extension to the Community Centre in 2003 was acknowledged and recalled.  May Catherine, Andy & Philip rest in peace.


Corduff Raferagh Heritage Group – A vote of sympathy was passed at last week’s meeting meeting to the family of Philip Marron, Corbane.  Philip was more than accommodating to let our 2016 heritage week ramble take place on his land in Corrinenty when we got to visit Corrinenty Cilín.  It was a ramble that many people thoroughly enjoyed, to Philip we are grateful for that opportunity, may he rest in eternal peace.


Lessons from 9/11 – Reading a lovely publication by the Pastoral Care Service for Galway & Mayo Hospice, which contains reflections and prayers, the following story hit a chord.  So often we are irritated and annoyed if we are late for appointments, work, meetings etc.  This story might just make us thank our blessings if we are running late in the future –

“As you might know, the head of a major company survived the tragedy of ‘9/11’ in New York because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring doughnuts.

One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time

One was late because of being stuck in traffic because of a car accident.

One of them missed his bus.

One’s car wouldn’t start.

One went back to answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn’t get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot.  He stopped at a drugstore to buy Band Aid.  That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic – miss an elevator – turn back to answer a ringing telephone – all the little things that annoy me – I think to myself – this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.

The next time your morning seems to be going wrong – the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light – don’t get mad or frustrated; God is at work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things – and may you remember and appreciate their possible purpose.”


Old Bulletins – Fr. Peter McGuinness recorded all elements of the goings-on in our Community in the weekly parish bulletin.  In February 1982 he mentioned the following – “Community Council:  A very important meeting this Monday at 8.30 pm.  Will the Centre be open for Christmas?  What way will it be run and organised?  What do you think should be held in it?  The committee can’t know unless you tell them, give them your ideas at the weekly meeting.”  Fr. Peter was definitely thinking ahead, 10 months ahead.  Other News included the Corduff GFC Annual Super Dance in the Catholic Hall which had a £2.50 admission, and the music was by the New Avengers.  Cards were to be held that week in Sreenty school.  Ceili dancing took place each Thursday in Raferagh Hall.  A camogie practice was organised for Sunday at 2.30pm for Mickey Marron’s field at Bogtown and a football practice at Corduff playground, now our ‘New’ graveyard.  Fr. Peter really captured a snapshot in time of events and activities in our community.


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