Camross CCE won first place in the Leinster qualifiers of the Plearacha Na nOg competition in Kilteel, Co Kildare, earleir this month.The competition is run by Comhaltas to encourage branches to put on a show consisting of music, songs of local ballads or songs in irish, step dancing, figure dancing, set dancing, traditional solo dancing and sean nos dancing. The production was done by Breda Culleton, Music Production by Robert Harvey; Set dancing, Catherine Lalor; Step dancing, Gabriel Lynam. A huge amount of work goes into the preparation of the group for the competition. The branch we thank the competitors, parents and mentors who have given their time in preparing for the competition and wished them well in the All Ireland Final
The Easter ceremonies in the Clonenagh group of Parishes are as follows: Tuesday, March 26: Annatrim 8pm; Wednesday, March 27; Borris in Ossory 8pm; Thursday, March 28: Mountrath 8pm; Good Friday: Walking with the Cross from the Hollow to Roskelton commencing at 10am, The Last Hour Mountrath 2pm, Lacca Service at 8pm, Holy Saturday: Annatrim Service and Communion at 7pm, Easter Sunday: Seir Kieran 7am, Borris in Ossory 8.15am, Roskelton 9.30am, Lacca 10.30am, Mountrath 11.30am.
A Garden Fete will be held on Easter Monday from 2pm to 5pm at the home of Denis and Dorothy Delaney Rossadown Mountrath to raise funds for The Irish Wheelchair Association Sports. Their granddaughter Sinéad Keon is involved with the association. There will be Tombola, Wheel of Fortune, Cake Stall, Lucky Dip, Bric a Brac, Teas, Coffees and much more. For further information contact 057 8735951. Support will be very much appreciated.
The next dance will take place on Saturday April 6. Music by Pat and Ritchie. Thank you to all our patrons and to all who help out on the night and in particular a thank you to those who supply the superb food for the supper.
The Easter ceremonies in Camross Church are as follows: Wednesday, March 27 Penitential Rite at 7.30pm, Holy Thursday Mass at 8pm, Good Friday Liturgy at 3pm, Easter Saturday Vigil Mass at 9pm, Easter Sunday Mass at 10.30a.m. The ceremonies in Killanure Church are: Holy Thursday: Eucharistic Service 7pm, Good Friday: Liturgy at 7.30pm, Easter Sunday Mass at 9am.
There was no outright winner in this weeks lotto. Winning no’s were 6,14,15,17. €75 went to Teresa Lalor €30 Mary Murray €30 Vester Phelan €30 Fiona Conroy €30 Paddy Mullins €30 Ann Phelan. Pro. €40 Kathleen Lalor €20 Eileen Gaughan €20 Annette Breen €20 Joan Dunphy €20 Joe Abbott. Raffle Sadie Delaney
Congratulations to Michelle Dowling Rosnadough and Ken Darcy on their recent marriage which took place in St. Fergals Church, Camross on March 16. They are enjoying the good weather in a warm climate
No Whist Drive
Our weekly whist, though small this long time and enjoyed by the few who who did attend has not taken place over the last couple of weeks. This we very much regret as the few who did attend enjoyed it and were able to compete with the local Whist drives as regards prize money etc. We have a very comfortable room in the Parish Hall and we are appealing to our few regulars to come back as if it goes it will be very hard to get it going again. We supported every fund raising event, paid our heating and contributed to parish funds as well. So we are appealing to our Whist friends to come back and keep this little card-game in the Parish alive. We are of course hit by sickness as some of our regulars are out sick and we wish all of them a speedy recovery.
Adult Set Dancing
Will hold a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society in the Camross Inn, on Saturday April 6 starting at 9pm. Music will be by Martin Delaney. No cover charge on the night but a monster raffle will be held on the night if you wish to donate a spot prize for the raffle you can give it to any of the people taking part. To help raise money the following people will be taking part in the Shave or Dye on the Night : Crescentia Phelan, Catherine Lalor, Michael Lalor, Charlotte Phelan, Fran Hogan, Barry Byrne, Andy Seymour, Liam Tiernan, Olivia Byrne, Mary Tiernan.
If you would like to make a donation you can do so by sponsoring one of the participant’s who have sponsorship cards. You can also make a donation in the Bank of Ireland Mountrath or online by logging into www.mycharity.ie.crescentia_phelans_event.