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CR News 24.09.2023

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Sunday 24th Sept, 11 am, St. John’s – First AM for Hubert Larkin, Corcreagh.

Peter McCluskey formerly Raferagh & deceased Members of the McCluskey family.


Wednesday 27th Sept 7.30pm, St. Michael’s – Michael, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, Ethna & Helen Ward, Monaghan Street, Carrickmacross & deceased members of the Ward family.

Patrick Corrigan & deceased members of the Corrigan family, Greaghlane.

Hugh Finnegan & deceased family members, Corduff.  James & Margaret Larkin, Patrick, Mary, Ellen, Mary & Teresa Finlay, Michael & Ellen Marron.


Sunday, 1st October, 11 am, St. Michael’s – Thomas Mee, Granarogue & deceased members of the Mee family, Corkishduff.

P.J. & Ita Martin & deceased members of the Martin family, Umerafree.

Michael Heirty, Ardragh.

Kathleen & Pete Byrne, & deceased members of the Byrne family Sreenty.


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Autumn Schedule in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre

Monday – Using your Smartphone/iPad/Tablet Course at 10 am.  Line dancing at 7 pm.  Sean Nos Dancing returns at 6 pm and Set Dancing at 8 pm.  You can literally dance the evening away from 6 pm to 9 pm, lots of great exercise options in there.

Tuesday – Ceili dancing classes at 8.15 pm.  Active Retirement Group meet fortnightly on Tuesdays at 10 am.   This week they celebrated their 20th Anniversary.

Wednesday – Bowls at 8 pm.

Thursday – Corduff Pipers, 8.30-10 pm.

Saturday – Social Dancing in the Main Hall 9 pm.


Social Dancing in the Community Centre to the Duets on Saturday 30th September 2023.


Carrickmacross CCÉ – Both sean nós and set dancing classes will be back in the community centre in Corduff from Monday 25th September.  Sean Nós class will be
earlier than previously advertised, at 6pm with sets at 8pm.  Please
send any queries on classes by email to
or by text to 089 216 5814.


Using your Smartphone/iPad/Tablet Class started in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre on Monday morning last at 10 am, running for 6 weeks.  The course costs €30.  There was a great turnout on Monday morning last, and it’s not too late to join, come along next Monday if you wish to join.


Genealogy Course – An introductory Genealogy Course will commence in Corduff Raferagh Community Centre on Wednesday evening 4th October for 6 weeks.  For anyone wishing to make a start on their Family Tree this course will introduce you to basic sources on line and how to access information.


Corduff Raferagh Community Association was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Andy Grimes, Cooltrimegish. Andy was a regular participant in the monthly Comholtas Sessions in the Mountain Dew. He was a quiet gentleman, and a skilled accordion player. His presence will be sorely missed by his siblings, friends, music comrades and by all who participated in the Mountain Dew sessions. May Andy’s gentle soul rest in peace.


Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet – Congratulations to the following families on their recent new arrivals – Brendan & Arlene McNally on the birth of baby Aoibheann.   Padraic Keenan & Lynsey Culleton on the birth of baby Eddie.  Sarah & David Doran on the birth of baby Tom. Wishing you all health & happiness.


SSE Renewables – Corduff Raferagh Community Association CLG are absolutely delighted to announce the receipt of funding from the SSE Renewables Cavan Monaghan Community Sustainable Development Fund which will allow the group to install energy efficient PCV external doors to the Community Centre.   This will not only assist in energy efficiency but also in comfort for all users.  Go Raibh Maith Agat SSE Renewables    #SSERenewables


Graveyard Mapping – The mapping of our local graveyards continues as we try to gather more information particularly on the families who no longer live in this area.  Many headstones are without a townland, others name only one or two members of a family and we have found that many were buried without a grave marker on their grave.  Many families in the late 1800s and right up to the end of the 1900s could not afford grave markers and most burials were not recorded, a trend which prevailed right across Ireland.  Areas that had a diligent priest, minister or local historian are fortunate to have graveyard maps or records of burials, but they are far and few between.  The larger towns and cities where graveyards are run by the county council or such had a better chance of burial details being recorded.

Over the years many people have come forward with information and details to Heritage Group members on burials, which is a wonderful addition to our project.  We are also trying to add the maiden names of the ladies buried locally and where possible where they were from.

If you have any information on any grave or burial in St. Michael’s, St. John’s, St. Patrick’s or Carrickmaclim, please get in touch.  We are anxious to add as many maiden names and the home place of the ladies buried in these graveyards and any other details you can provide, email or phone Bernie on 087 9555762.