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Christmas Star shines brightly in Cloonkeenkerrill cemetery

A tradition was born 12 years ago when John Joe Ward, cemetery caretaker perched a lighted Christmas star on the gable of the ruins of St Kerrills Abbey in Cloonkeenkerrill cemetery. Given that John Joe left this world  to a greater place in 2022, it appears this is a tradition set to continue, thanks in the main to another Cloonkee... Read More

Inaugural Christmas Tractor/Car run

What a wonderful morning…. An unreal gathering of Covid compliant young & old; both boys and girls – all 74 tractor & vehicle enthusiasts & agri-contractors from all parts of the county who took part in our inaugural Tractor/ car road run this cold wet morning. All participated in either the 20k or 40k local adventure rou... Read More

St Kerrill’s Abbey prominent again

The last couple of weekends saw a number of volunteers get together to trim the heavy overgrown ivy on the abbey ruins of the old 7th Century St. Kerrills Abbey in Cloonkeenkerrill cemetery and in which a community of monks once lived. The power of volunteerism was seen in abundance as everyone arrived with their own scaffolding, hedge t... Read More

Christmas flurry begins…..

When we waited up on 31st Dec 2019 to ring in 2020, little did we all know it wouldn’t turn out as we would have expected, with lockdowns and face masks becoming the norm everywhere we turn. After the strange year, the whole country has already responded to the temptation to crack open the Christmas decorations as Christmas is gearing ... Read More

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