Camross CCE are holding their second annual music weekend to honour one of their founders, Stephen Conroy. As part of the weekend our friends from Dun Uladh Co Tyrone branch of Comhaltas are coming to visit and take part in the festivities. Music, song and dance workshop will be held on Saturday April 21 in Camross School, 10am registration and grading. Fee is €20. Contact Crescentia Phelan at 057 8755283/087 1367889, email The day will conclude with a grand concert in Camross Parish Hall at 8.30pm. €10 adults, children €5. Visit


One of our teachers Miss Mary Gilligan became Mrs Ken Cuddy, they were wed in Ballyfin Church so we welcome Mary to live in our parish. Both Mary and Ken hail from two big families, so caring and sharing will be no problem to them. We wish them both health, happiness and a long life together.

During the holidays our vice rincipal Miss Betty Cordial Lamb sustained a slight accident and will be unable to teach for a short time. She will be replaceed by Jeff Payne from Mountmellick, we hope that he will be content and that the children will also be happy.


The recent table quiz held in the parish hall on Good Friday night was a resounding success. A great number of parents and children took part, the quiz mistress was Miss Margaret Dowling, there were rafffle prizes and tea was served, all helping to make the evening most enjoyable. All cards have not yet been returned so full details are not yet available but will be published later. Well done to all concerned.


The death took place on Monday of last week of Miss Mary Dooley, oldest daughter of the late Michael and Kitty Dooley Neilstown Camross. Mary’s remains were brought to her brother Paddy’s home on Monday evening and reposed there until Wednesday evening when they were brought to St Fergal’s Church Camross. Concelebrated mass took place on Thursday with her cousin Fr Tom Dooley being the main celebrant assisted by Very Rev Fr Lalor and PP of Kinnitty Fr O Meara. The readings etc were all taken care of by her sisters, nephews and nieces. Mary worked all her life in Cappagh Hospital and was a most efficient sec, she died in Blanchardstown Hospital but was able to remain in her own home until the last. Like all of the Dooley family Mary was an avid card player, playing bridge three nights a week. She is mourned by her brothers Paddy and Pierce her sisters Margaret Anne and Bernie she was predeceased by her brother James who died in infancy and her brother Michael who was the principal teacher in Kinnitty NS, sister’s-in-law Anne Chrissie and Margaret, cousins and many relatives and friends.


Top score Mai Conroy, 1st gent Sean Kennedy, 2nd Ml Scully, 1st lady Cissie Collier, 2nd Mai Gowing 1st half Donie Conroy 2nd Mai Comerford and Bridie Conroy. Raffle 1 Mai Comerford 2 Tom Gowing 3 sean Kennedy 4 Bridie Kavanagh.


no. were 2, 3, 5, 12. €75 Ger & Billy c/o Toms Bar €30 Kathleen Glynn Camross Corry Culleton Rody Culleton To Maher Patricia Lalor. PRO: €40 Jim Wynn €20 Kathleen Lalor Maty Kilmartin Derries Patsy Ryan Violet Carroll. This week’s jackpot €10,100


Just a reminder that the Camross road run in aid of the Make Believer’s in Durrow is taking place on May 6. Cars, tractors and motorbikes are welcome to take part on the day. The run will be departing at 1pm sharp, for more information contact Pat 087 9793807.


Just a reminder we are back on this Friday April 20 at 8.30. Anyone with old mobile phones, dont forget our Jack and Jill project. Next event Hypefest, so make sure you have your thinking caps on for flag creation. Looking forward to seeing you all.