CAMROSS

LATE FRANCES SHEERAN The death took place on Sunday last at the General Hospital in Portlaoise of Mrs Frances Sheeran (nee Ryan) The Glebe, Coolrain relict of the late Dan. Her remains reposed at Burkes Funeral Home until Tuesday evening when they were removed to St. Fergals Church Camross. Requiem Mass on Wednesday was celebrated by Very Rev Fr lalor P.P. the readings were taken care of by her family, she was then laid to rest in the adjoining cemetry.

LATE FRANCES SHEERAN The death took place on Sunday last at the General Hospital in Portlaoise of Mrs Frances Sheeran (nee Ryan) The Glebe, Coolrain relict of the late Dan. Her remains reposed at Burkes Funeral Home until Tuesday evening when they were removed to St. Fergals Church Camross. Requiem Mass on Wednesday was celebrated by Very Rev Fr lalor P.P. the readings were taken care of by her family, she was then laid to rest in the adjoining cemetry.

Francis is mourned by her sons john, Donald and Thomas her daughters Mary, Catherine and Frances, her brother James and her sister Mrs Mary Sheeran of Cappinarrow, nephews, nieces and many relative and friends. The late Mrs Sheeran was a devoted wife and mother, all her life was spent in her home tending to her family and her farm work, she was very contented there. She had reached the great age of 92 years. Sincere sympathy to all her family.

DAFFODIL DAY

Well done to all of our Daffodil sellers in the parish they did trogan work again this year and deespite the recession their taking were on the increase this year €3,559 or thereabouts was raised in the Camross, Killanure and Coolrain area. Great credit goes to all those people who give of their time travelling around the parish every year. Certainly their work is much appreciated.

CHRISTIAN BROTHER VISIT

Recently we were visited by a Christian Brother, again at short notice but the man did have a story to tell and the work he is continually doing is very worthy. He was very fortunAte and collected in excess of €1,500 at the Masses in Camross and Killanure Churches and he has graciously returned thanks and gratitude to our parish. We were all glad to hear he did so well.

CAMROSS OVER 60S

The A.G.M of the over 60’s Club will take place in the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 15 at 2.30pm. Members Fees are now due and if we are to keep this organisation going we do need new members and better co-operation. It is not easy to hold interest without some kind of astivity and good co-operation maybe someone has better ideas to share and if so please come along and voice them.

WHIST DRIVE

Top Score Ml Scully, 1st Gent Tom Gowing, 2nd Gent Noirin Ni Laoighlin, 1st Lady Kathleen Kennedy, 2nd Lady Mai Conroy, Raffle: Tom Gowing, Mai Conroy, Bridie Kavanagh, Noirin Ni Laoighlin.

TABLE QUIZ

Lourda Bannon is hosting a Table Quiz in conjunction with the Today FM’s Shave or Dye in aid of The Irish Cancer Society, Good Friday 6th of April at 8.30pm in the Parish Hall Camross. A Table of 4 €20. Refreshments served on the night, all are welcome to support this worthy cause.

SLIEVE BLOOM ASSOCIATION

The Slieve Bloom Association held a meeting in the Community Hall, Camross, on March 29th. A minute’s silence was observed for Jimmy Mahon RIP, a former member who contributed much to the Association. A vote was passed unanimously to wish Liam Dunne and his companions well for the 52km marathon that they will undertake in the Slieve Bloom Mountains on Good Friday. He is a native of Clonaslee, where it will start and end, and is in aid of the Laois Hospice. More information is available from his website: WWW.runalong.ie. The Ardeireann Festival, which was revived last year will take place on Frachan Sunday the 29th of July. More details will be available after our next meeting on Thursday, April 26th. We are seeking old photographs, slides or negatives relating to customs, activities, people and buildings of the Slieve Bloom Mountains to use in a Photographic Exhibition to be held in October. The Association would be very grateful if the owners would loan to us and/or allow us to copy before they are lost to posterity, please contact Michael at 087 410 6493. Great care will be taken with all of the images while in our care and they will be returned to their owners as soon as possible after copying. Due accreditation will be given to the owners of all photographs. Come along to our meetings, we are always looking for new members who care about maintaining the Slieve Bloom Mountains environment and who seek to promote it’s amenities.

EASTER WEEK CEREMONIES

 Monday, April 2 Mass 7.30pm Camross; Tuesday, April 3 Mass 9.30am Camross; Stations of the Cross, followed by Penitential Rite and Confession 7.30pm Camross; Wednesday, April 4 9.30am Camross; Holy Thursday Mass 7pm Killanure, 8pm Camross; Good Friday Ceremonies 3pm Camross and 7.30pm Killanure; Easter Vigil Saturday, April 7 9 pm Camross; Easter Sunday 8th April 9am Killanure and 10.30am Camross.

Church of Ireland Holy Week Ceremonies

Tuesday, April 3 Annatrim 8pm; Wednesday, April 4 Borris-in-Ossory 8pm ; Thursday, April 5 Mountrath 8pm; Good Friday, April 6 Roskelton 10am, Mountrath 2pm, Lacca 8pm; Holy Saturday Annatrim 8.15pm; Easter Sunday Ser Kieran 6.15am, Borris-in-Ossory 8am, Roskelton 9.30am, Lacca 10.30am, Mountrath 11.30am

SOCIAL DANCE

The next social dance will take place in Camross Hall Saturday, April 7 from 10pm to 1am, please note the later start due to the Easter Vigil. Music by Catherine and the Images, Admission €7.00 inc supper.

CAMROSS CCE

On March 16 Camross CCE held there annual Dinner Dance and awards night in O’Loughlin’s Hotel Portlaoise. Certificates were presented to all the branch members who represented us at the All Ireland Fleadh 2011 in Cavan. There was also certificates presented to the members who won the All Ireland Scoriocht 2011. Congratulations to them all. A bouquet of flowers was presented to Breda Culleton scoriocht director, Catherine Lalor set dancing,and Paula McDonald Music Teacher.

Well done to all who took part in the 2012 Plearacha na Nog final on the 24th March 2012.

On April 21 the Branch are running a music workshop given by well known tutors from all parts of the country. Flute: Robert Harvey, Singing Darina Gleeson, Fiddle Tara Breen, Concertina Aoibheann Murphy, Banjo Kieran Hehir, Whistle Moss Landman, Accordion Aonghus O Maicin. More on the Workshop weekend next week.