Parish Notices Sunday 5th July 2015

The Rector writes   July has arrived and things have finally started to slow down. Schools are shut now and as I ramp up the preparations for our Holiday Club which begins on Monday 20th July I am very aware of the number of children around who might be bored already and who are looking forward to coming along and meeting up with friends there. If you have children planning on attending this week-long Club, do please get their

application form in as soon as possible. This year the theme is ‘Jungle Jamboree’ and the teen Leaders have already been putting a lot of work into the preparation. We have had the weekend in Carhue back in April, the Art day in Dunmanway in June and we are meeting each Thursday in July in the run-up. It was Action Songs this week ,Puppets next week and ending with Drama. They are a great gang of teens, both from here and from Templebreedy parish and Isabel and I are very proud of all their hard work. I think it is going to be another great Holiday Club this year.‘

WARNING!Some of the Gravestones behind St Mary’s Church  have been deemed unstable by our Health & Safety team and are marked with red and white Hazard Tape while the County Council address the problem. Please do not let your children play near these gravestones. Thank you.


SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘JUNGLE JAMBOREEThis year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 20th to 24th July in the Canon McCrea Hall, St Mary’s School. 10am till 1pm. €30 per child or €70 per family, which includes snack. Registration forms are available from the Parish Office or the Rector.

‘Grace and Flavours’  a collection of thoughts, prayers and graces  accompanied by 50 delicious but simple seasonal recipes to take us through the church and calendar year. €4 per copy.  Buy one after church or ask Hilary about them. Monies raised from booklet sales will go towards our Mothers’ Union  ‘Mums in May’ countrywide  fundraising. Thanks for your support. (HD)

Scrap Metal Collection –For information call Adrian Bateman on 0868300379 or Henry Forbes on 0872035000  A full listing of acceptable items and materials is on the website

Nohoval Parish Fundraising Afternoon – Cheese & Wine & Elderflower Cordial. Sunday 9th August, 3-6 p.m., at George & Joyce Gleasure’s home.  Honesty Marquee.  All proceeds to benefit Nohoval Church organ refurbishment.  Everyone welcome.

Catabile Vocal Ensemble welcomes Songtrain from Switzerland to Camden Fort on Sunday 5th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are €20 supporting local charities available from Centra Crosshaven.



 July 6th  Toddler Plus One 10am Parish Hall

July 8th  Midweek Eucharist 10.30am St Mary’s


July 16th Theological Book Circle, 8pm Rectory Garden

July 20th—24th Holiday Club 10-1 Canon McCrea Hall

July 30th Mothers’ Union Outing

Sept 4th  Parish Barbecue 7.30pm Rectory Garden


Random Notes CXLIV


Currently occupied by George & Joan Reynolds, Carrigmahon Villa was built by Robin D Joyce in 1930. Originally called Glencastle, the house was also  occupied by the Foote family. This unique two storey, four bay house is flanked by two castleated turrets which are said to represent Father Matthew Tower and Blackrock Castle further up the harbour.

The site was originally occupied by two semi-detached Victorian houses built in 1881, called Carrigmahon Villas. Plans were initially drawn up to build ten semi-detached houses, but these never developed. In 1913, a devastating fire in one of the houses led to their eventual demolition.

During the second world war, local tradition rumoured that the Nazi propaganda broadcaster “Lord Haw-Haw” was to flee to Carrigmahon Villa after the war.  William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) born in 1906, was an American born Irish/English fascist politician who will be remembered for his broadcasts from Germany which opened with “Jairmany calling, Jairmany calling” spoken in an unintentional comic English upper-class accent. Brought back to Britain in 1945, William Joyce was hanged at Wandsworth prison in 1946.

The only apparent connection between “Lord Haw-Haw” and Carrigmahon Villa is that it’s builder in 1930 shared a surname.  But then…there’s no smoke without fire..??!



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