STORY CROOM NATIONAL SCHOOL 1863-2013: This Friday Croom National School celebrates its 150 year when it was built in 1863. A Book Launch of its century and a half of teaching the children of the parish and district of Croom will be celebrated at St. Mary’s National School on this Friday 14th June at 7.30 p.m. Parents, grandparents, guardians who wish to visit the school as it celebrates its 150th birthday are most welcome. The school will have an open day on this Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. The Title of the book “The Story of Croom National School 1863-2013”. The cost of this outstanding and editorial production with many of the pupils who were pupils of the school will have documented their learning days and student days in their Alma Mater. They will include in their contents the many Teachers who taught over 150 years. The subscribers of those who contributed these memories are domiciled in many parts of the country and many countries throughout the world. It will detail some of the students who became Missionary Priests in third World Missionary fields. A tribute must be made to Ms. Catrina Lyons a member of the Lyon’s family who bequeathed a large amount of money in her Will to enable this unique cut stone school to be built and constructed. The Lyons family of Croom House contributed greatly to St. Mary’s Church and their names are dedicated in many areas of the church where they donated generously in making St. Mary’s Church, Croom a special place of worship for Croom parishioners over many decades. The Maigueside town must remember the Lyons family in their generosity and loyal church parishioners of the parish of Croom. People of Croom should think of them this weekend when commemorating and celebrating St. Mary’s National school 150th birthday. It will also be a celebration of the Gathering as the Festivities are part of the programme of the year of the Gathering.
CAGNEY/NOONAN GATHERING THIS FRIDAY 14TH JUNE WOODLAND’S HOUSE HOTEL: This week see the commencement of the Gathering with the arrival of relatives of the Cagney/Noonan families to celebrate a welcoming programme of events, family reunions, music events and visits to the former homes of our Diaspora. The Bredemann family and the Howes family will be meeting up of many of the relations, an Irish night takes place in the Scout Den on this Wednesday 12th June.
GATHERING REUNION DINNER FRIDAY 14TH JUNE: Many relations of the Cagney’s and the Noonan’s will assemble to be part of a large family reunion and to meet their cousins the Bredemann and the Howes, many for the first time. It will be an astalgic occasion with the Chicago and the Washington families and again for the first time. On Saturday in the Holy Trinity Church Adare many of the visitors and relations will attend the Vigil Mass as a Thanksgiving of their Gathering.
ANNIVERSARY MASSES AND REMEMBRANCES: The anniversary mass for William Cagney, Mourenane at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, Banogue on Sunday 9th June. The anniversary mass for Michael Corry, and Maureen Corry and her brother Oliver Moynihan, at St. Mary’s Church Croom on Sunday 9th June. Prayers for Peter Lawlor brother of Joan Fitzgerald. Prayers for Martin Kiely Carrrigeen. Prayers for the late Eileen Whelan, Kylefea her Requiem mass took place last week at St. Mary’s Church, Croom. Cremation took place in Cork Crematorium.
LOCATIONS OF DEFIBRILLATORS: The installation of Defibrillators at various locations in the town one is located on the from of Plunketts Pharmacy in Main St. Croom (by kind permission) Staff at Plunkett’s Pharmacy are trained to use this life saving device, the second Defibrillator is located on the wall of Tony O’Connor’s house. It is very important that these devices are respected from damage and theft. These devices play a major part in life saving when the situation arises where a person is in need of urgent assistance for survival. In many occasions these defibrillators have been vandalised in various towns in the county and if those would have been in use would have had a major role in saving the life of a person in need of this device. The public are asked to be vigilant at all times when these valuable, medical devices are being interfered with.
TIDY TOWNS FUNDRAISER: A coffee morning was held at 2 Church Rd., in support of the Tidy Towns Fundraising. The coffee was served after 10.30 a.m. mass, cakes and sweets and treats were donated to a worthy effort in keeping the Town of Croom decorative and attractive. It is important that our town and entrances are kept tidy and clean which is of major importance for visitors and people frequenting the Maigueside town. Great effort has been made by various organisations, Tidy Towns Committee and the National Tidy Towns organisation complimented Croom very highly in last years results. People who wish to assist or contribute can contact Maureen Curtin at 0879293305.
CROOM AND DISTRICT GOLF SOCIETY: The Croom & District Golf Society held their third outing of 2013 at Charleville Golf Course on Sat last. The winner was Brendan Ryan with 38 points, 2nd was Ger Wallace also with 38 points & in 3rd place was James Moloney with 37 points. The category prize went to Paddy Byrnes with 34 points, the front nine was won by Peter Lawlor scoring 19 points & the back nine was won by Mark Lawlor with 21 points. The next outing is our Captains Prize at Limerick Golf club on Sat 20th July.