Parish Notices Sunday 6th May 2018

The Rector writes ‘On 25th May, new Data Protection laws come into place throughout Europe (GDPR) and in order to stay within the law, the Parish must now have a written consent from all of you in order to keep communicating with you and to securely store your basic information (name, address, phone number, email etc) You will be receiving a Consent Form, along with your usual Parish Fête Raffle Booklets, in the post in the coming days. Please do fill this form in, sign it and return it to the Parish Office/Church Wardens as without it, we cannot write to you or indeed contact you on any parish or diocesan matter. Just talk to me if you need to know any more about GDPR and how it will affect us or check out the GDPR info on our Parish Website

Today is Rogation Sunday and I will be handing out sunflower seeds to the children and we can’t wait to see who will have the tallest Sunflower come Harvest time! I will be at General Synod in Armagh next week and thank you to the Revd Isobel Jackson  (021) 483 1236 who will be looking after any pastoral issues that arise during my absence… See you soon ! ’

We  will join again with Crosshaven for our Summer Holiday Club . This year’s Club is called ‘The Big Top’ and will be

in the Canon McCrea Hall in St Mary’s School Carrigaline from  Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. Application Forms are now available in the Parish    Office or from the Rector.






9th May       Holy Communion 10:30am St Mary’s Church

10th May      Friendship Club 11am Joyce Loney’s Home

13th May      Choral Evensong with Commissioning of the new Select Vestry  7pm St John’s Church

14th May     Toddlers Plus One 10am until 12 noon  Parish Hall                                                                                              Monday Club 3pm until 5pm Parish Hall

16th May      Mothers’ Union 8pm Parish Hall

20th May      Youth Club  7pm till 9pm  Parish Hall

21st May       Charting a Future Roadshow 7:30pm Parish Hall

26th May      Parish Fete St Mary’s School   10am

28th May VOICE Recycling Workshop 8pm Parish Hall

16-20 July      Summer Holiday Club


Random Notes No. CCLXIX

Some truly random notes related to Belgooly, I stumbled across these while doing a little                research on Clontead Parish and Aghafantaun Bridge. The photo is mine, the text is quoted directly from the websites where I found it. Comments in italics are mine.    SJFW


1837 CLONTEAD – Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary – CLONTEAD, or CLOUNTADE, a parish, in the barony of KINSALE, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, 2 miles (N.W) from Kinsale, on the mail coach road to Cork; containing 1337 inhabitants. Knock-Robbin, in this parish, was the scene of a repulse of part of the Spanish army in 1601; and during the war of 1641, the royal forces were frequently encamped here. The parish extends from the western termination of Oyster haven, in a southerly direction till it meets the River Bandon at White Castle cove [Name unverified]: it is intersected by the little river Belgooley, and bounded on the south by the Bandon river. It contains 1727 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £946 per ann.; and was anciently part of the possessions of Tracton abbey.

The land is generally good and in an excellent state of cultivation, being chiefly under tillage, and producing abundant crops of wheat, barley, oats, and potatoes: the manure used is principally sea sand, which is brought in barges from the bay of Kinsale to the village of Brownsmills. There are some good dairy farms. At Mullanadee is a flour-mill, called the Kinsale mill, which produces 8000 barrels of flour annually.

The gentlemen’s seats are Palacetown, the residence of S. P. Townsend, Esq., and Knock-Robbin, of Captain E. Bolton. It is an impropriate curacy, in the diocese of Cork, and is part of the union of Tracton; the rectory is entirely impropriate in the Earl of Shannon. The tithes amount to £73. 17. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parishes of Ballyfeard and Kilmonogue; the chapel is a large plain edifice, built on an eminence. A school is supported by Mr. Townsend; and there is a small pay school. Near the new road are the ruins of the church; and about two miles from Kinsale are the remains of an old circular fort defended by a rampart and fosse, called Liscrally, which gives name to the surrounding lands: it contains subterraneous passages, which extend all round the mound.



AGHAFANTAUN BRIDGE [Visible to right when entering Belgooly from the North].

Four-arch rubble limestone bridge, built c.1850, spanning River Stick. Round-headed arches with dressed limestone voussoirs and soffits springing from rubble limestone piers with rendered V-cutwaters to east elevation. Rubble limestone spandrels and parapet walls with solider limestone coping, dressed string course and inscribed limestone name and date plaque. Section of parapet to east elevation having concrete repairs.

This well-executed and maintained substantial bridge displays well-executed masonry. It is indicative of the skill of craftsmen and engineers of the time.





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