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 7 June 2015 Family Fun Day in full swing...

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JUNE 2014


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Setting Up 

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 Welcome Cuppa!


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 Good Company

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 Good Food

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 MC for the day

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 Young Musicians


December 2013 (Photos thanks to Fr Jim)

Shoeless Weekend

Shoeless weekend took place on the 14Th & 15th of Dec. Parishioners were asked to bring a new pair of shoes to Mass with them.The shoes were donated to the St. Vincent De Paul, Simon, Brother Kevin and Fr. Peter McVerry who were delighted to distribute them to those in need.


Also the children in St. Columba's NS collected shoes from various famous people (including Michael Flatley) which they displayed in the Church and which were then auctioned. Thank you and congratulations to all who helped out with this wonderful event. To read more click on the following links


Also on Sunday the 15th Dec. we had CAROLS, CRIBS & GRANDPARENTS


We had a selection of Christmas Music, Readings and Blessings

The singing was provided by The People’s College Choir, the children of St. Columba's NS and St. Vincents NS and music was provided by our organist Eoin Tierney




  Below are some of the Cribs on display in our church created by the chidlren in our parish.

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Service Saturday

23rd November 2013

Congratulations to all who helped make "Service Saturday" such a huge success

This was the second Service Saturday in our parish and it was a great opportunity for us to come together as a community to meet, greet , help and be helped

Mr Fixit

Throughout the day the Mr Fixit team carried out small maintenance jobs throughout the parish – fitting locks, cleaning gardens, windows and gutters and fixing minor electrical problems.

Afternoon Tea

At 4.30 in the parish house there was a gathering of senior parishioners and Former parishioners  for tea, cake and loads of chat. Betty O’Brien and her team prepared a fine spread and a good time was had by all.


It’s a Jungle – Get it Out of Here!  

Work was carried out on the grounds between the church and the school to make it a much more pleasant vista for the teachers and children of St Columba’s school.

Grotto Freshen Up

Young people from the parish Localise group  worked together to freshen up the grotto


Christmas Card Making –

 A group of very talented local children were welcomed to St Alphonsus monastery by the sisters to make super seasonal cards which will be sent to friends of the parish for Christmas.


Special Evening Mass - 6.00

The mass was  celebrated by Bishop Jim Moriarty and combined aspects of harvest festival, and there was also the anointing of the sick.



Evening Meal – 7.00

This was the grand finale of the day. Men, women and children gathered in the church to enjoy meat straight from the spit, with a moderate libation and lashings of chat.

The committee would like to thank all those who lent their moral and practical support , without them Service Saturday would not have been possible.

To View more photos just click on the links below

Card Making in St. Alphonsus:

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Afternoon Tea (Thanks to Fr Jim for photos)

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Special Evening Mass

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Evening Meal 



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Do This In Memory (By Lucie Clarke)

My Confirmation Day (By Aaron Wilson)

In The Footsteps Of Pope John Paul II (By Mary McCarthy)

Volunteering In India (By Aine Chawke)

Service Saturday Oct. 2012 Photos.

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Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir

On Wednesday 1st May Fr. Jim invited all parish helpers to a "Thank You" celebration in the Maples Hotel. 200 people attended what was a very enjoyable night with many of us dancing and singing the night away.