Clothes Collection: Caherconlish underage GAA club will hold a fundraising old unwanted Clothes and Mobile phone collection on this Saturday November 2nd in the grounds of the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. The club thanks everyone who contributed to its clothes collection over the last few years as it is their main source of income for the running of the club for the year and all funds raised go back into the underage teams. If anybody does not have storage room the club officials will gladly take them off your hands at anytime. Just contact any of the coaches or they will call to you and collect them. Text message or phone 087 2245223.
Caherline NS Enrolment: The closing date for Receipt of applications for enrolment of junior infants for Caherline N.S (September 2014) is the 30th of November 2013. Due to demand all pupils may not be offered a place. Places will be offered as accordance to the Enrolment Policy of Caherline N.S.
Upcoming church gate collection: Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House will be holding her annual churchgate collection in Caherconlish and Caherline Churches this weekend. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times. They would like to thank their very loyal collectors who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather to help them with this worthy cause.
Samaritan Collection: A churchgate collection was made at churches in the parish last week for the Samaritans.
Rambling House Change: Important Notice re Rambling House at the Teach. The Nov 1, Rambling House at the Teach, Cloverfield, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead, they will be participating in The Get-together in Cill Bríde Centre in Kilteely on this Thursday 31, from 8 to 10. All are welcome including Rambling House supporters.
Recycling Bins: Caherconlish is to have its Bottle Bank restored after several years of waiting. Cllr Brigid Teefy MCC has been contacted by the local authority with the good news that Bottle Recycling Bins will be installed in Caherconlish within the next two to three weeks. The new bins are of a new design and less noise is experienced accordingly when depositing bottles and glassware. The Local Authority has sourced a place to install the bins.
Electronic Speed Control: The newly installed electronic speed control panels mounted at the north and south approaches to Caherconlish Town are very well received with a noticeable lowering of traffic speed. There is also an immediate requirement for similar electronic speed control panels on the western approach adjacent to Caherconlish NS. Whilst there are solar powered alternated amber-coloured warning lights at this location indicating a school ahead, the flashing reduction of speed warning electronic panels should accompany them.
Community Alert: It is taking an extra bit of time to have the Caherconlish/Caherline Community Alert signs which were purchased several weeks ago, erected by the local authority. There has been a change in the Signage Dept with a new person taking over from the previous occupant. A decision from the new officer is awaited to have the old signs replaced and brand new ones erected. But things are moving in the direction of a successful decision on this.
Lights Out: A number of Public Street Lighting timber poles are in a distressed condition on close examination. There are at least four such ones in the confines of the built up areas. A street light at High Street is out for some time. An emailed response from the national provider of electricity stated that it was not their responsibility to have public lighting poles or lamps replaced. That it was a matter for the local authority in the area concerned. Let’s hope there are no force 9 gales or storms.
Fianna Fail Selection Convention: The Fianna Fail selection convention for the new electoral area (Cappamore/Kilmallock) held at the Community Hall Herbertstown on Friday last, October 25 was not without a little controversy. Six persons were nominated to go forward for selection as candidates for the party in next year’s local elections with four places in the offing. However, when Deputy Timmy Dooley took the chair and revealed that only the candidate receiving the highest vote in the prior ballot would be selected at the meeting it changed the aura of proceedings. The generally held opinion was that four candidates were down for selection at the convention. Deputy Dooley advised the gathering that the remaining three candidates would be nominated by the Constituency Committee saying that this would give a better geographical spread. There was an immediate response from some of the delegates who questioned the process. However, Deputy Dooley calmed the waters and had the delegates concerns recorded for further consideration by the Constituency Committee.
Denis Hourigan PC: was one of the nominees for the selection convention but was unsuccessful on this the first forwarding of his name. He is only the second Caherconlish Town man since Irish Independence to be put forward as a nominee for selection and this is across the political divide. Councillor Eddie Wade MCC who has represented the area a long time was also a nominee and he too has to wait on the deliberations of the Constituency Committee. His home place is outside the new electoral area. The revised new electoral area imposed by name and geographics by the Local Area Boundary Committee (5 members in a room in Dublin) seems to have its teething problems already.
Katie the donkey passes on: Katie the 30 year old donkey so lovingly cared for by Mary Kerins of Ballybrood passed away last week.
Christmas Craft and Book Fair: Fundraiser for Playground on Sunday Dec 1st. Anyone interested in taking a stall at this fair, please contact Susan at 087 2210790. They are looking for crafts of all types, jewellery, baking, Christmas gift ideas and more. Stalls are €10.
Mission Collection: There was a very generous response to the Missions Collection recently. €1034 was collected and anybody still wishing to contribute should return their envelopes.
November Cemeteries Prayers: There is a great tradition in our Parish of regularly visiting graves. You are invited to come along for Rosary and Prayers at 2.30pm in Caherconlish & 3.0pm in Inch St Laurence for the four Sundays of November as the memories of our dearly deceased are cherished. There will be prayers in Caherconlish Old Graveyard on Sunday November 24.