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CR News (Post date 4th Mar 2023)

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40 & 20 year Celebration

40 & 20 Year Celebration

The 40th Anniversary celebration of the opening of Corduff Raferagh Community Centre, and the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Mountain Dew Bar takes place on Saturday 18th March.  Tickets for the Celebration Party are now on sale in the Community Centre, the Mountain Dew or from any of the Committee members. Tickets are €30 each and included a 4 course dinner, music and dancing.  Please let your ticket seller know if you have any dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket.

If you have photos of the Community Centre or events over the past 40 years we would appreciate if you could send them to us for our 40/20 celebration.  We all have photos of concerts, plays, events, parties, Youth Club, Bowls, Football, Drama, Retirement Parties, Fundraisers, Fancy Dress, Lorry Pulls, Coffee Mornings etc

Photos of the outside and inside of the building

Email to, WhatsApp to Bernie on 087 9555762 or message to Corduff Raferagh Facebook page.


This Weeks Mass Schedule

Sunday 5th March at 11 am, St. Michael’s – Patrick McCahery & Patricia Lennon, Lisirril.  Bridget, Eugene, Fr. Eugene, John & Michael Connolly, Corkishbane.  Remembrance Mass: Terry Kelly, Shannon, Co Clare brother-in-law of Eileen Carragher.

Wednesday 8th March, 7.30 pm, St. John’s – Private Intention.  Remembrance Mass for Peter Brennan, Cargaghoge.

Sunday 12th at 11 am, St. John’s.

To access the full Parish Bulletin and the Webcam facilities please click on this link Community Website is now up and running – We invite all groups and clubs to send in their news and notices which will be added to this forum each week.  Please submit notices for the Northern Standard before 8 pm on Monday evenings.  For all community notices, events, announcements etc email


Christmas Wreaths

Since we are now in the month of March it is time to remove Christmas Wreaths from family plots at St. John’s and St. Michael’s graveyards.  It is also a good time to start keeping the surrounding area tidy, nip weeds in the bud before they take over in the coming months.


Carrickmacross CCÉ notes

Féile Patrick Byrne festival running from Thursday 30th March to Palm Sunday 2nd April.  On Thursday 30th March there will be the formal opening and annual lecture with Irish Times columnist Frank McNally.  We hope to follow this with a dedicated singing session.  On Friday 31st Belfast singer Gráinne Holland will be performing with her band in St. Finbarr’s Church.  Also that night there will be a Fíor Céilí with the Michael Duffy Band in the Corduff Community Centre from 9pm to midnight.  This Céilí is being organised by the Corduff Raferagh Céilí Dancing Club and the branch is grateful for their support.  On Saturday there will be a concert with Pádraig Rynne, Tara Breen and Jim Murray.  We also hope to have a dedicated session for teenagers that day.  On Sunday 2nd April there will be a sets céilí with the Salamanca Céilí Band as well as a dedicated slow session.



Do you know where the nearest Defibrillators are located – Corduff Community Centre A81 A263, Corcreagh National School A81 YR59, Shantonagh Post Office A75 FK75, McEvoy’s Pharmacy, Shercock A81 YX27; Manor Farm Gates, Shercock, A81 RH39; Carrickmacross Workhouse A81 E372 and Bawn handball club.