AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Fealebridge and Headley Bridge CO-OP Creamery Shareholders took place in the Community Centre, Knocknagoshel on Wednesday night last. The attendance which was down from m previous years was addressed by Auditor Ken Jonson of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Ken gave a detailed account of the working of the CO-OP in a very difficult year for farmers. He was reappointed as was all outgoing committee members. The CO-OP founded in 1912 is one of a few small individual CO-OPS in the whole country.
First Holy Communion: Saturday last was first Holy Communion day for the pupils of the two national schools of the parish namely Loughfouder and Knocknagoshel village schools. It was a proud day not alone for the boys and girls who received their first Holy Communion but also their parents and grandparents who were in the congregation. The ceremony was conducted by Canon Eoin Mangan PP.
Con Houlihan Essay Winners: The following were the winners of the Con Houlihan Essay competition held recently, Dylan De Brun, Boys National School, and Castleisland. Sean Mangan , Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel. Maedbh NI Shiuil, Scartaglin. Padraic O’Concubhair, Scartaglin, National School. Sean Breathnach, Gael Scoil Aogain, Castleisland. The Con Houlihan Seminar Committee in its first year in office , congratulated the five winners , their class teachers and especially the school Principals for Lan Iarracht put in at a very busy time of the year. Also congratulations to all who entered the competition and a commemorative medal to mark the anniversary of that great essay writer the late Con Houlihan was presented to entrants. As a result of the success of the Competition amongst the 15 schools in the area, this competition will be repeated le Cunah De in 2014.
Cuckoo: The first local to hear the Cuckoo in the parish this year was Jermiagh Daly of Tooreenagown. It was while up early delivering twin Continental calves on May 2nd Jeremiah herd the Cuckoo’s strains on the mossy banks of the Owveg River.
104 Year old Dies: Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Mary Maisie Lyons, née Crowley Dromtrasna North who died last week. Maisie as she was known had reached the great age of 104 Years recently. She was a second cousin of our PP Canon Eoin Mangan.
Kingdom County Fair: Despite it been a blustery day on Sunday last the usual contingent from Knocknagoshel visited the ever popular Kingdom County Fair at Ballybeggan Park. All were loud in praise of the fair on offer.