The Rector writes ‘Thank you all so much for your condolences on the recent death of my brother Tom. My family have really appreciated your prayers over the past two years and I know that Tom and his wife Carmel have felt upheld by your thoughts and your prayers. It is at times like this that being part of such a caring community is really understood and valued.’
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.
DOG SHOW – Saturday 12 September at 1pm, St Mary’s School, Carrigaline. €5 per dog for entry into one class, €3 for a second class, €2 for a third class. All welcome. Proceeds in aid of Parish Funds. Please contact Adrian Bateman for further details on 086-8300379.
If anyone could contribute some cakes or traybakes for the event it would be greatly appreciated.
‘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)
Monkstown Chamber Choir has returned to practice on Thursdays in St John’s Church at 8pm. New members welcome, and no need for an audition! Contact Roger Ellis on 087 053 9416.
Flowerpots needed! Hazel Fleury is looking for Flowerpots. If you have any spare ones lying around, especially 5 inch and larger then please let her know! 086-8157821
By now we are all aware of the Refugee Crisis across Europe. Many of us feel helpless. If you wish to donate financially then Christian Aid is a fantastic organisation which supports practical and political action to help those fleeing, and address the longer term issues. Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity Group is organising collection of essential items for Refugees in Calais and further afield. They are most specifically looking for clothing for men. Items for women and children are of a lesser priority as generally it is the men who go ahead of families. But these will of course be welcomed too. Michelle Woodworth (086-0830639) can collect any items from you and drop them off next weekend to the depot in Cork City. Please make sure they are in good, clean and dry condition. Please sort and label as this will save a lot of work.
- Tarpaulin, • Candles, torches • Heavy duty Rubbish bags, • Tents: 4 person + • Blankets and sleeping bags.
• Men’s clothes: specifically, small to medium to sized warm clothes. Shoes, runners, boots.
– • Men’s toiletries, Option 1: Men’s toiletry bag to include Tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, 2 razors, 1 can shaving foam, pack of tissues in a medium sized durable bag.
Option 2: any 1 of the above items boxed separately and labelled.
• Tools for fixing bikes, pumps, puncture repair kits.
Random Notes CXLXII
The subject of the illustration in this week’s Random Notes is a photograph, recently taken, of Westcove House, not far from Caherdaniel, county Kerry, an attractive house in a delightful, and utterly sublime setting, and formerly the home of William Spotswood Green (1847-1919), C.B., M.I.R.A., F.R.G.S., zoologist and explorer.
Mr. Green, formerly the Revd. William Spotswood Green was Rector of Carrigaline for nine years from 1880 to 1889, and some twenty-five years later, upon his retirement as Government Commissioner of Irish Fisheries in 1914, he purchased Westcove, which house remained within his family until sold in 1954.