GREAT OCCASION : The first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade in the village of Herbertstown last Sunday was one of the great occasions in the parish. It brought together the entire community who are now much richer for the project organised by a hard working committee under the stewardship of Fr. Jimmy Donnelly. Each and everyone connected with the parade deserve special mention and may their involvement lead to bigger and better things next year The great man himself, St. Patrick was among the parade leaders, followed by the GAA, Soccer, Ladies football, the national school, the pre school, tractors led by Joe Wright and Tommy Hanley, the Kilmallock cycle club, O’’ Neills Hospital, Martys Car Wash, a four wheeled cycle, motore bikes, go carts, vintage cars with local involvement and elsewhere, Herbertstown Comhaltas , dogs dressed to kill, Michael D. came along and all the parish looking at history being made. After the parade the children were treated to refreshments in the local hall. It was back to the hall for the adults later where local musicians and singers provided a feast of traditional music and song. A great event for Herbertstown which is sure to be repeated again.
BEREAVEMENT: Danny Long, Mountminnett, Caherline and late of Ballyloundash, died last week at the age of 65. The deceased devoted his life to his family and was a very popular man in the locality. He had many friends who admired his qualities and his love of sport and they with the family and relatives mourned his passing. Hia funeral was to Caherline church and Cahercorney cemetery. Danny is survived by his wife Phyllis, son Declan, daughters Collette, Bernadette and Sinead, brothers and sisters.
SCOR: Anybody from the local GAA are reminded of the county senior finals of Scor at Askeaton community centre of this Friday.
EQUESTRIAN RIDE: Caherconlish equestrian centre are holding a fun ride on Easter Sunday. Riders are asked to assemble at Boskill at 1 o’ clock. Walkers to meet at Caherconlish church or Inch St. Laurence. Caherconlish and Caherline and the Day centre and Vinmore house Cappamore to benefit form the proceeds. Riders €50 each, walkers €5 and children free. The Holy Year Cross is the finishing point.