40 brave souls to Climb Croagh Patrick on Saturday 11th May 2013. All Proceeds towards the Parish. Sponsorship Cards in the Sacristy after Mass.

Recently Deceased

Sean Corrgan New Zealand/Essexford. Maureen Mc Hugh Carrickavallen, Maureen Hoey Annacroft. Ciss Rafferty Leege. May Sean, Maureen, Ciss and Maureen now Rest In Peace and their loved ones find comfort in time.

World Record Attempt

Killanny GFC is participating in a World Record attempt to hold the greatest number of competitors at any one time in a 3 legged race. The event will take place at the Killanny GAA pitch at 11.30 on Saturday 4th May. Anyone who is interested in participating can contact Michael Crawley on 086 8102014.

Killanny’s Ultan

Drama Circle

The Drama Circle presents Mary Halpin’s Semi Private on Thursday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of May in the new function room in The Riverbank in Killanny Carrickmacross. The show starts nightly at 8 o’clock and admission €10.00 is payable at the door. The play is a comedy although it contains adult content.


Grow is a twelve Step Programme based on mutual support and a belief in recovery. Tuesday: 7-30 to 9-30 p.m., Iontas Community Centre, Castleblayney. Wednesday: 7-30 to 9-30 p.m. Solas Drop in St. Davnet’s, Monaghan.Info: 1890 474 474. Info Roseanna: 0860547472.

Deery’s hosting

Alzheimer’s Tea Day

9th May from 10.30am to 2pm in Deery’s Function Room, Main Street, Carrickmacross. Fundraiser for Threemilehouse Day Care Centre, to maintain service three days a week.

Lough Derg Sunday

Has been rescheduled to Sunday 5th May.

Spring Clean

Big clean-up of the Church for Communion & Confirmation. If you have a spare few minutes maybe you could join us on THIS Thursday May 2nd at 8pm.

Lough Derg

For the One Day Pilgrimage on Wednesday September 11th. Price €50 (including Bus) Bookings and monies to Fr. Jimmy as soon as possible to secure seat. Only three people booked on this trip so far.

Community Games

Table tennis: Well done to the following Kyle Connolly, Aodhan Mc Connon, Shaun Goodman, Tiernan O Brien & Adam Mc Elroy who represented Monaghan in the Ulster Finals. Thank you to Frank Goodman their manager for all his commitment and coaching. U12 Girls Gaelic: No in the County final against Donaghmoyne.

Texaco Art

Congratulations to Moya & Calum Gaul winning a special merit in Texaco Art.

Garda Vetting

Anyone that has a Garda vetting form to be returned please do so immediately to any committee member or drop it into Jenny Kerley.

Essexford Heritage Group

Forge AGM will take place in Kelly’s of Essexford on Thursday 9th of May at 9pm. Everyone Welcome.

Charity Run and Walk

The Great Stonetown Charity Run and Walk organising committee are organising a 5k and 10k charity run and walk for Sunday the 19th of May in Stonetown.

All proceeds will go to The Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, The Neonatal Unit in the Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and The Palliative Care Units in Carrickmacross and Ardee.Any sponsorship greatly appreciated. Please contact John Kirk on 0830075571 for more information.


Bingo continues every Wednesday night at 8.45pm. Books cost €4 each, jackpot sheet €2. Bus leaves from Sarks in Louth every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. A new bus is running from Carrickmacross, collection point outside Paddy Powers on main street at 8.15 via Killanny for further details please contact Brian Byrne on 087 2791189. The half time raffle has now been replaced by a lucky dip which is proving very popular. For €2 your envelope could be picked out to win 50, 30 or 20 euro and there are also free books on offer each week. €50 winner A. Finn, €30 L. Connolly, €20 I. Hanratty.

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