CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Elaine Goggin at the 7pm on Saturday evening and Miriam Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.
LADIES CLUB: On Saturday May 25th the local ladies club is going on a day trip to Co. Clare, those going please meet outside the Community Centre at 8am, please note the earlier departure time.
SIGNS OF SUMMER: Air and soil temperatures are finally beginning to rise, hopefully conditions will improve for everyone, and in some way help to alleviate all the problems of past months. On a lighter note, the cuckoo is heard calling from many of its usual haunts, swallow numbers have increased, house martins have taken up residence on the Church and Community Centre. Last Sunday was dawn chorus day, for those up early it was a great experience, weather was perfect, calm conditions and no rain, so bird song carried well in the morning air.
MINK: There are many reports of wild mink killing fowl of all description in the general locality, those deadly killers on both land and water are widespread, one with a black coat was run over by a car on the outskirts of the village on Friday last.
WALKS: Ballyhoura Bears have an evening walk starting from Garryarthur on this Thursday May 23rd at 7.30 pm, contact 087-638 5290.
The “C” walk on Saturday is from Ardpatrick Community Centre at 11am, contact 087-416 6769.
On Sunday 26th there are 2 “A” walks, one starts from Gateway Garage at 9.15am, contact 087-268 4976. The other “A” walk starts from Cush car park at 10am, contact 085-144 8015. The “B” walk on Sunday starts from St. John the Baptist School car park at 11am, contact 087-988 0367, that car park is in Hospital, Co. Limerick.