We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Mary and John Sisk and family on the sad loss of Mary’s mother, Mary [May] Noonan, nee Childs, who passed away peacefully on May 28 in the loving care of the matron and staff of Fermoy community hospital.Removal took place from Ronaynes funeral home to the Blessed Virgin Mary church, Coolagown, and after Requiem mass Mary was laid to rest in Kilcrumper new cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Our sympaties also to Bridie and Tom Mulcahy and family on the very sad and sudden loss of Bridie’s brother Gus Morrissey, Ballylooby, who died on Friday June 1. Burial took place in Ballylooby on Monday. May he rest in peace.

Parents Council

On Tuesday May 29 we were both proud and delighted to officially open our brand new and modern school library in Scoil Teampall Toinne. It took some very long months of preparations and fund raising but with the help of so many we are up and running and was worth the wait. We were very privileged on Tuesday to have the author of ‘Spirit of the Titanic’ Nicola Pierce, to open our library and later give a very indepth talk about her book and what inspired her to write it. The children of the school were very attentive during her talk and display of photos which Nicola brought along to show the children, The library is fully stocked with books for all different age groups. A lot of these books were donated by parents and we are very grateful to all, It took a lot of fundraising and we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who helped out in anyway, without you it wouldn’t have been possible. Each student now has their own library card to use whenever they want to take out a book. We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors Harvey Norman, Kilcoran Hotel, Setanta book club, Vision ID. Pat Russells shop, Hale Imports, Colours Paints Mitchelstown, Cashel flowersand O’Brien Press. Thanks also to Nicola Pierce for making the long journey from Drogheda on the day, we are very honoured, also to our hard working committee.

Sponsored walk

Our sponsored walk in Glengarra woods took place on May 21 and was a great success - each household had a sponsorship card and we would like to thank everyone who sponsored the children and supported us. It was a great turnout on the day and we were blessed with fine weather. Thanks to Tesco for providing treats for the children on their return. The overall amount raised was €2,456.53. There was a draw on the sponsorship cards and congratulations to the following winners - Laurence Maher, Deborah Fitzgerald and Mathew Kirby.

Programme for trip to the Eucharistic Congress

On Thursday June 14 a bus will leave Ballyporeen 8,30am, will stop in Cahir at 9am short break for tea and scones Grandon Hotel. Portlaoise at 10am arrive at RDS Dublin,at 12 noon, Bus will leave RDS at 5,30pm, evening meal in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at 7,30pm, arrive home in Ballyporeen at 10,30pm.

Gala Weekend

Well done to all involved in organising the annual Gala weekend. A great effort put in by all who took part - unfortunately we had such bad weather on Sunday that our field events couldn’t go ahead. Congratulations to the village crew of the film ‘Avatar’ on winning the townland’s overall film,