Slieve bloom association

Slieve bloom association

The next meeting will be held in The Cafe in Cadamstown on Thursday August 1 at 8:30pm. The aim of our organisation is to promote the natural amenity that is the Slieve Bloom mountain area, while preserving its unique beauty and appeal. So if you have an interest in this area, why not come along and join us. You can also look us up on our website

Sunday Newspapers

The Sunday newspapers will now be available after mass in Kilanure and Camross on Sunday mornings. This service to the community is the initiative of Michael Lalor and the purpose of it is to address the huge inconvenience for many people of not being able to get a newspaper in the Parish on a Sunday morning. It is hoped that providing this service may also help address the decline in Mass attendance at both Kilanure and Camross on Sunday mornings. It has been suggested that one reason for this decline is that people who like a Sunday newspaper get Mass where they can get a paper, therefore get mass outside the Parish. While the availability of newspapers outside Mass is certainly well down the list of reasons for the decline in numbers at Mass and it may be naïve to think that this will make a difference, it can only help. We probably don’t realise it now but we are very lucky to be able to have Mass, our baptisms, communions, weddings, Easter ceremonies and funerals etc on our own doorsteps at our convenience. Maybe we could all do a little bit more to support our local church and hopefully this initiative with the newspapers will give us one more reason to get Mass in our own Parish.

Active Retirement

The Active Retirement Group meeting fixed for the 7th of August has been postponed until a later date.

Golf classic

Camross school and hall are holding thier annual golf classic in Mountrath Golf Club on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. Teams of four cost €100 (€25 per person). Tee boxes can be sponsored for €50. Prizes for golfers and non-golfers.

Wildlife Walk

Takes place in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Tuesday 20th August 2-4pm (FREE) Wildlife walk with NPWS staff at the Ridge of Capard, Slieve Bloom Nature Reserve. Bring suitable clothing. Venue : Slieve Bloom Nature Reserve, Ridge of Capard, Clara Bog Visitor Centre, Mary Healy,, 057 9368878,

Bloom walk

Hidden Quarries & Woodland Gems Tuesday 20th August 10:00 – 13:00 (FREE) A circular, guided forest walk in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Meeting Point: Festival Field, Rosenallis. Organiser : Owenass Active Living Group, Mary O`Brien,, 083 1616186

Nelly tour & dance

Heritage week: Mystery Tour and Dance Wednesday 21st August 8am –11pm (FREE) A High Nelly cycle around the surrounding townlands with set dancing afterwards. All dancers accommodated from the beginner to the more experienced. Venue : Bobs Bar Durrow, The Old Bridge, Durrow. Organiser : Durrow High Nelly Club, Bobby Campion,, 087 6165484,

Slieve bloom GAA

This Thursday, August 8 marks 30 years since Slieve Bloom won the Junior Hurling championship in 1983.

To mark the occasion there will be a gathering of members of that team on Sunday, August 11, in Slieve Bloom GAA field at 7pm.

There will also be the unveiling of a plaque over the Home dressing room to remember Andy O’Brien who was a selector on the team and died last year having given years of dedicated service to Slieve Bloom GAA.

Fr. Hennessy will perform a blessing of the club grounds. The evening will be followed by music and food in Tom Delaneys Bar Mountrath.

All are welcome to attend especially former players and their families.

Evening of song and dance

Members of CamrossComhaltaswillsupply the music and singing in the Poet’s Cottage, Derrycarrow on Thursday, August 22 from 8.30pm. Lightrefreshmentswill be served. Admission is free.