Parish Notices Sunday 14th April 2013

The Rector writes ‘Tonight at our Evensong in Monkstown, the incoming Select Vestry will be included in our prayers and commissioned for their work on the parish’s behalf over the next year.  I am very grateful to each person in this community who gives voluntarily of their time, whether it is in the area of music, welcoming, children’s work, flowers, distribution of Linksheets, bellringing, cleaning the churches, fundraising …. the list goes on and on.  Your involvement is what makes the difference and newcomers pick up on this immediately.  Our Gospel today speaks of how Jesus told Peter to ’feed his sheep’ – Jesus asks this of all of us.  We whom the spirit lights are called to bring light to the world and where does the world begin except here in Monkstown and Carrigaline!  The full list of the Select Vestry is on one of the inside pages. We have printed additional copies of last year’s accounts, so please just ask me or the church wardens for one.

Evensong tonight at 7pm in St John’s Monkstown

TODDLERS PLUS ONE GROUP and MONDAY CLUB resume tomorrow Monday 15th April. Toddlers group from 10am-midday and Monday club from 3-5pm.

JUNIOR CHOIR resumes this Thursday 18th April All school going children welcome. Contact the rector or Hilary Dring for more details.

Movie Night for younger ladies in our church family, Wednesday, 17th April at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church Hall. Take time out, bring a friend and enjoy a fun evening. Light supper (finger food). Contact Hilary at 086-3680513 if you want to know more.

Our Parish Sponsored Walk takes place on Sunday April 28th after the service in St Mary’s. We need volunteers to help run this popular annual event so please contact the rector if you feel you can help out.

The Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, are holding a     “Work Day” with Una Fleming on Saturday 27 April at 11am for members only. Their annual outing will be on Monday 27 May to North Tipperary,.  Further details at a later date or from 086 8091627. The next meeting of the Owenabue Garden and Flower Club, Carrigaline, will be held on Monday 22 April at 8pm. Talk by Jerry Harford, The Potting Shed, Camolin, Co Wexford on “New love, Old flames ….Our Plants” Venue., Canon McCrae Hall. Plants will be available for sale. Visitors welcome.  Enquiries to 0868091627

East Cork Choral Society are performing Haydn’s “The Creation” on            Saturday 27th April at 8pm in St Peter&Paul’s church Cork. Tickets €15 available from ProMusica, Oliver Plunkett St, St Peter&Paul’s church or Choir Members.

MEN’s Shed All men are welcome to go along and find out more about the companionship and skills training available in the Men’s Shed Kilnagleary on the Minane Bridge Road.  See leaflets at the back of the churches for more details or contact  Roger @ 4372438.

ST FINBARR’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR prepares For a Special Night With Eleanor McEvoy, is in concert in the Opera House next Friday night (19th April) in aid of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral restoration programme. Tickets (€20/€25) can be booked online – – or bought from the Opera House box office or in the Cathedral Shop.

Carrigaline Union Select Vestry 2013/2014

Rector’s Churchwardens:

St John’s : Barney Dean

St Mary’s : Clem Carroll

Glebe : Cecil Poole

People’s Churchwardens:

St John’s : Henry Forbes

St Mary’s : Eddie Pierce

Glebe : Adrian Bateman


Hon. Secretary : Rowland Newenham

Hon. Treasurer : Helen Arnopp

Health & Safety Officer : Jonathan Fluery

Val Andrew

Derek Buttimer

Richard Dring

Joy Keefe

David Kirk

Julia Miller

Jocelyn Pierce

Eric Wilson

Leslie Roberts


The death has taken place of the Revd Canon Basil McCrea , a former Rector of our parish.  Our sympathies are with Deirdre and the family. The Funeral Reception will be in St Mary’s Church, Carrigaine today Sunday 14th at 4pm and the Funeral Service will follow at 11am tomorrow Monday 15th. May he rest in peace.



Apr 14th         Evensong. 7pm St John’s Church.

Apr 15th         Toddlers plus One 10am-midday. Monday Club 3-5pm.  St Mary’s Church Hall

Apr 17th         Movie night for younger ladies. 8pm St Mary’s Church Hall.

Apr 18th        Junior Choir 6.30pm

Apr 25th        Theological Book Circle 8pm The Rectory.

Apr 27th        MU Brunch in Rectory.

Apr 28th        Parish/School Sponsored Walk

May 11th       MU/Youth Led Saturday Night Service 7pm St Mary’s          Church

May 15th       MU Afternoon Tea in the Rectory 3pm

May 17th        Flower Festival Opening Service, 8.30pm St Mary’s Church.

May 19th        Closing Service, 7pm  Bishop Michael Burrows preaching.

May 31st         Kilkenny Mothers’ Union group visiting Rectory

June 1st          Parish Fête in St Mary’s School, Carrigaline.

June 9th       Sunday School Prize giving and Parish Picnic in Rectory

July 22nd –26th Children’s Summer Holiday Club Week.

Sept 29th United Service :  Blessing of Animals St Mary’s 11am

Healing Service St John’s 7pm

Oct 13th  St Mary’s Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist 11am

The Revd Trevor Lester preaching.

St John’s Harvest Thanksgiving Evensong 7pm

The Revd John Ardis preaching


Random Notes               LIV    


A short time before the separation of the parishes of Carrigaline and Douglas in 1875, ‘The Severance was effected by the Diocesan Council on Tuesday, the 9th day of February 1875 & the Representative Body ratified their decision’, a most useful ‘List of Townlands in the Parishes of Carrigaline and Douglas, as approved by the Boundaries Committee, 8th Decr. 1874’, was drawn up. This list which was evidently compiled by one O.C.Edwards, being signed by him, and dated 17th September, 1874, is presently preserved loosely within the minute book of the Select Vestry of Carrigaline, and of its content a transcription is herewith given beneath:

Douglas Parish, Townlands:

Ballincurrig; Inchisarsfield; Grange;  Douglas;  Monfieldstown;  Mounthovel;  Hop island;  Rochestown;  Ballybrack;   Ardarrig;  Maryborough;  Castletreasure;  Ballinimlagh;  Moneygurney;  Old Court;  Knocknamullagh;  Ballyorban.

Carrigaline Parish, Townlands:

Ballinrea;  Ballinrea South;  Ardnacloghy;  Knockmore;  Carrigaline West;  Ratheenering;  Ballynameetagh;  Hilltown; Raffeen;  Ballyhemiken;  Shannon Park;  Carrigaline Middle;  Carrigaline;  Carrigaline East;  Shanbally;  Ballintaggart; Raheens;  Raheens East;  Coolmore;  Barnahely;  Lough Beg;  Ringaskiddy;  Ballybricken;  Kilmoney;  Kilnagleary; Commeen;  French Furze;  Boycestown;  Fahalea;  Brownstown;  Ballynameening


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