The Rector writes ‘The State exams begin this coming Wednesday and we would like to wish all of our 2nd level Students who are sitting the Junior or Leaving Certificates the very best of luck. Just remember to breathe and to relax and to let your brain remember all the hard work you have no doubt already put in during the last years in school.
I will be lighting the Exam Candle which was blessed and given to us by the Carrigaline Community School at their 6th Year Mass and I will pray for each one of you on each of the days of the exams.
I even have the exam timetable printed out so I know whether it’s Maths or English or whatever that you are facing on that particular day, so may God bless you all!’
THANK YOU for all your support at last week’s Parish Fête. Well done toEddie Pierce and his hardworking team for yet another fantastic Fête. (and of course not forgetting to say thank you to God for the glorious weather!)
Scrap Metal Collection is back on track….. We can raise money for the Parish and also be
environmentally friendly at the same time! for more information call Henry Forbes on 087-2035000.
CEILI FOR CAMBODIA will be a family fun event with the Carrigdhoun Comhaltas band. 8pm on Friday 10th June in the Canon McCrea School Hall. As with the ‘Cakes for Cambodia’ , the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to help Tracey Pierce fund her Mission Trip with TearFund and CDYC.
All welcome for the Ceol agus Craic. Tickets €10 including dinner.
SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB ‘COPS & ROBBERS’ This year our Parish will join again with Templebreedy Parish to run a children’s Bible-based Holiday Club from 18th to 22nd 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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
9th June Friendship Club 11am Rectory
10th June Ceili for Cambodia. 8pm. Canon McCrea Hall.
13th June Toddlers Plus One 10 to 12pm Parish Hall
Monday Club 3pm to 5pm Fleury’s Home in Monkstown
Theological Book Circle 8pm Rectory
19th June Silent Walk for Refugees 3pm Cork City
26th June RTE Radio Broadcast from St Mary’s Church
Random Notes CXCV
On 18th June 1815, the battle of Waterloo took place. Two centuries later, it has mostly been forgotten that many Irishmen fought in it, both officer and lower ranks. Several were from Cork, both city and county.
One of these was Edward Hodder of Fountainstown House, an officer in the 69th Regiment of Foot. Fearing that future generations of his family would not know of his existence if he failed to return, he carved his name on several trees near his home.
As it happened, Edward did survive and returned home, although minus one leg. He spent the rest of his life at Fountainstown House, where he died in 1868.
Some of the trees he carved his name on can still be seen today. The words E. Hodder, Fountainstown 1815, are still visible.