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Thursday 19 October 2017

OUR LADY'S ISLAND

SENIORS OUTING

Half-day outing on Monday next, 27th September, bus leaving Island at 12.30p.m. heading for the Galley Cruise in New Ross and onto Stanville Lodge Hotel for evening meal. Anyone of the senior citizen age that would like to come along please contact Amanda at 087 - 6221612.

COFFEE MORNING

After the summer holidays the Community Coffee morning is back on track again with one on Wednesday next, 29th September in the Community Hall from 10.30a.m to 12noon. Please come along to this good community gathering - no charge.

OUR GIRL KATRINA

Congratulations to Katrina Parrock, Glaglig, Broadway on her magnificent performance on Sunday in the Senior All Ireland Camogie final at Croke Park scoring one goal and two points and deservedly being awarded Player of the Match. An outstanding young Sports Star and we sincerely hope she will receive an All Star this year.

GET WELL

We wish a speedy recovery to health to Louie Mullins, Ballask, Carne, a patient in Wexford General Hospital. We are all glad to see Kevin Newport, Cousinstown home after his recent stay in hospital.

WEDDING BELLS

The wedding took place on Friday last of John Burke son of Mai and the late James Burke, Ballysheen, Carne and Sharon Keating, daughter of Martin and Mary Keating, Weddingsland, Kilrane in St. Ruan's Church, Kilrane.

The ceremony was performed by V. Rev. Tom Dalton, P.P., Rathangan, family friend. The Bride was given away by her father Martin and she had as bridesmaids her three sisters Deirdre, Sinead and Nocola Keating. Bestman was Ger Carthy, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Patrick Burke, brother and John Walsh nephew. Music during the ceremony was provided by Brendan Wickham, uncle of the bride and Eleanor McEvoy.

The reception was held in the Talbot Hotel Wexford where upwards of two hundred guests attended. The happy couple are spending their honeymoon on a cruise. The wish John and Sharon a long a happy life together.

CLOSE OF PILGRIMAGE

One of the largest crowds ever attended the Closing of the Pilgrimage Mass and torchlight procession in Our Lady's Island on Wednesday 8th September.

Bishop Denis Brennan celebrated open air Mass and Rev. Denis Lennon, P.P., Clonard preached the homily. Readings were taken by Eimear Druhan and Clive Gouldson. The gifts were carried to the altar by Seamus Stafford and Phyllis White. Paddy Scallan sang "The Island of Our Lady" and the Area Choir, in charge of Rev. James Butler sang beautifully.

Bishop Denis Brennan paid high tributes to Fr. Brendan Nolan, P.P., Pilgrimage Director and all the army of voluntary workers who made the pilgrimage season such an outstanding success. David Ormond, cross-bearer led the torchlight procession around the Island and the reflection of the torches in the still waters of the lake was a sight to behold.

LADIES COASTAL CLUB

The next get together is on 23rd October and we will be discussing Ideas about how to feel good about ourselves as well as some sharing of experiences of health and well being. Remember Culture Night is on the 24th October. New members are welcome to come along.

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