Marlfield News

Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Chapel on Sunday the 9th December at 9.30am.

Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Chapel on Sunday the 9th December at 9.30am.

The big Clean Up

The big clean up took place during the week when the village had the Co Council heavy gang on site. The sweeper truck did a great job on removing the very heavy fall of leaves both in the village and the pond side. A digger was needed to heap the leaves and scrape the road before removal. Also while on site the digger arm was used to remove two large bales of bound packaging from Marlfield Lake which had been dumped earlier. The environmental officers are presently examining the material for indications of origin with a view to prosecution. This did not happen by accident but was a deliberate attempt to avoid proper disposal.

They Are Back

They are back or did they ever go away and we mean our black feathered friends. Every morning huge numbers of the crow family fly cross the village from their night roost on Bagwells Folly and head out for a day’s foraging. Their excited cries and acrobatics at dawn are a wonderful scene as thousands of birds fill the sky and then disperse once they have passed St Patrick’s Well. Each evening the reverse happens as they return to their night roost. However they are more subdued and very quiet after the days searching for food in the wet fields of Marlfield.

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