On Sunday last 17 walkers met in Shanrahan car park, Clogheen. In ideal weather conditions we completed our 10k loop walk in little over 2 hours. A really enjoyable walk taking in the beautiful scenery this area has to offer.

Thanks to all the walkers for turning up on the day and to walk leaders and sweepers David, Jim, Bill, and our medics Marie and Donal. The next walk will take place on Sunday, February 26. For info contact Jim, 087-2490089. or


The parents council would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported their cake sale and coffee morning which was held on Friday, February 3, it was a great success with just under E800 raised. Thanks to all the parents who baked and to the parents who gave up their time to help out on the day, we would also like to thank the public who came along and supported us, to all who donated prizes for our raffle we greatly appreciate it. This money raised will go towards updating our school library. We are currently looking for second hand books which are in good condition for the library so if you have any books that may be lying around at home we would be delighted to avail of them they can be handed in to our school office or given to any member of the committee.


Our deepest sympathies to the Callaghan family, Cooladerry, on the sad loss of Paddy who passed away on Thursday last February 16. Paddy could only be described as a gentleman and a friend to all who knew him. He had many friends both in the farming community and the GAA. He had a great love for sports and went to every game if he could in recent years he had the privilege of watching his grand children play both football and hurling and he was so proud. Paddy was a great neighbour and was always willing to help out, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. We offer our sympathy to his wife Kathleen,his sons John, Eamon, Noel, Jimmy, Jerry, his daughters Breda, Noreen and Martina, his son in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends,removal took place on Sunday night last from O’Sullivans funeral home Kilbehenny to the Church of the Assumption Ballyporeen, and after requiem mass on Monday Paddy was laid to rest in St.Marys Cemetery Ballyporeen. May he rest in peace .


We would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Paddy Mackin who celebrates his 90th birthday this coming weekend ,Well done Paddy we wish you many good wishes of health and happiness,