Parish Notices Sunday 14th February 2016

Welcome to our Guests from Sweden!

We will be having a special Retiring Collection today for Carrigaline Community First Response, a group of trained volunteers who assist with cardiac or respiratory arrest and choking emergency calls within our community, providing basic emergency care whilst an ambulance is en route to the patient within this area. The scheme doesn’t replace the professional emergency medical services but rather complements and enhances their services. All emergency calls are activated through the NAS National Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System which automatically alerts the on-call First Responders by SMS Text Alert of a Clinical Status 1 (ECHO) 999 emergency call in their area. If a CFR (Community First Responder) is available, they will respond. This will occur concurrently with the dispatch of emergency resources and will not delay the dispatch of those resources.

Tonight   St John’s Church, Monkstown at 7pm-“Songs of Praise Choral Evensong”  Sponsorship money will be donated to Focus Ireland. Thank you to all who voted.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Invitation for all to attend The World Day of    Prayer Service – “Receive Children, Receive Me” prepared by the Christian Women of Cuba, on Saturday 5th March 2016 at 10am in Our Lady and St John Parish Centre. If there are any adults or children who would like to do a reading or prayer,  please let Millie Kingston know by 17th February  mobile 086-8091443  or email

CARRIGALINE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE  We as a community have a collective responsibility to mind each other by recognising and responding to calls for help or signs of suicidal behaviour.

Carrigaline Family Support Centre are keen to empower people to feel confident in responding to people who may have suicidal thoughts. We are holding a SafeTalk programme in the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre on February 24th from 7pm till 10pm and invite you all to attend free of charge. As places are limited, please call us on 021-4919299 to  reserve your place.

Grow It Yourself    The Passage, Glenbrook & Monkstown Group welcome Elmer Komans of Fruit Hill Farm, Bantry for organic seed sale and demonstration of grain mill & juicer  on Thursday 18 February 2016 at 19:30 in the Church Of Ireland Hall, Passage West.  All welcome. Further details

Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline, will hold their next meeting on Monday 22 February at 8 pm in St Mary’s school hall. There will be a talk on “Encouraging wildlife to our gardens” by Michael Cobley of Ravens Oak Garden, Bantry. Visitors welcome. Enquiries to 0863222615.



15th Feb   Toddlers Plus One 10 to 12pm Parish Hall

Monday Club 3 to 5pm Parish Hall

15th Feb   Annual update of Vestry Register 7pm Parish Hall

18th Feb   Children’s Movie Night 6pm Parish Hall

20th Feb   Confirmation Class 6 to 8pm Rectory



5th Mar     World Day of Prayer 10am OL & St J Parish Centre

16th Mar   St Patrick’s Eve Eucharist as Gaelige 7.30 St Mary’s

18th Mar   ‘Music in March’ Concert 7.30pm St Mary’s Dan Twomey (Tenor) , The Carrigaline Singers,

Monkstown Chamber Choir

6th Apr     Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory

14th Apr   Annual Easter Vestry 7pm Parish Hall

1st May     Confirmation Service 11am St Mary’s Church

15th May   Dawn Chorus 5am Currabinny Woods Carpark

28th May   Parish Féte 10am till 2pm St Mary’s School


Random Notes CLXXXII

Continuing from the account given in random notes of January 17th last,  herewith beneath is transcribed the second reference to the St. George and the slain dragon window, set  up in c.1924 by Richard Hobart Dorman, then of Newborough, nr. Kinsale, and later of Ballea Castle, nr. Carrigaline.

‘A meeting of the Select Vestry was held at the School on Monday 28th. Jan: 1924

Present: Rev. F.G. Kennedy (chairman), Capt. Newenham, Mr. R.H. Dorman, Mrs Cantillon, Miss N. Roberts, Mr J. Stanley, Mr Young, Mr H. Roberts, Mrs Daunt.-

The meeting opened with prayer & the minutes of the preceding meeting read and signed.

Mr Dorman [1[ submitted to the vestry a design by Miss Purser [2] of the stained glass window which he proposes to have put in Carrigaline Church in memory of the members of his family who fell in the great war. Mr Dorman explained that the design had already met with the approval of the Bishop [3]. Capt. Newenham proposed and Mr Young seconded a resolution that this Vestry has much pleasure in accepting the design with a very hearty vote of gratitude to Mr Dorman for adding in this way to the beauty of the Church. This was carried unanimously. The meeting then terminated’

[1] Richard Henry Dorman (1858-1940).

[2] Sarah Henrietta Purse (1948-1943), the noted portraitist, of Mespil road, Dublin

[3] Right Revd.Charles Benjamin Dowse (1862-1934), Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross,  1912-1934.

It will be observed that as a result of the munificence of two brothers of the Dorman family, Carrigaline Church gained, with a short space of time, two  significant and important donations, namely the elegant and very lovely silver chalice, presented in 1912, by the Revd. Samuel Hobart Dorman (b.1863), Rector of Knockmourne, and then, some twelve years later, the noteworthy and quite beautiful window, here mentioned, presented by his elder brother.


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