Honouring teaching Sisters

Honouring teaching Sisters

Mountmellick Town Council is to erect a plaque to thank the Presentation Sisters, following their recent departure from education in the town.

“They have been here since 1854, and have done an excellent job, they deserve recognition and thanks from the town council,” said Cllr Bobby Delaney.

His proposal was seconded by Cllr Pat Bowe.

“It is unfortunate that they are finished with education, but they have a lot to add to the community,” he said.

Immaculate cemetery clean-up

The committee of St Joseph’s Cemetery in Mountmellick have been applauded on a “wonderful job” following a recent clean-up and renovations.

Cllr Denis O’Mara praised the new Hill of Calvary monument, which has been rebuilt.

“I would like to congratulate the committee on a wonderful job. They collected thirty or forty bags of rubbish, it’s immaculate there now,” he said at the recent town council meeting,” he said.

“The graveyard is a credit to the committee,” said Cllr Bobby Delaney.

Kickboxer congrats

“Congratulations to Shane Culleton, it’s a great achievement,” said Cllr Denis O’Mara at last week’s Mountmellick town council meeting.

The Martial Arts trainer from Hill 60 recently won the -71kg Irish National Full Contact Kickboxing title, and will be representing Ireland as part of the National Team in the World and European championships later this year.

“He has a lot of up and coming stars in his club. The training he gives kids in the town is great,” added Cllr Pat Bowe.