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Local Knights of Columbanus Order launch fresh food produce initiative

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Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, launched the Knights of St. Columbanus ‘Fresh Veggies for the Needy’ project.

See you at No 50 tomorrow as St. Columba’s Credit Union celebrate opening of community house

Imagine a town of 2,000 people without a doctor, pharmacy, butchers, gym, playgound, football field, social centre or coffee shop within walking distance for a family with small children.

St Hilda’s Services launches charity golf classic

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Athlone Golf Club will host Friends of St Hilda’s Services golf classic on Friday May 22.

Talk on medieval masterpiece in Cong

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Cong Moytura Heritage Society is to host an expert talk on one of Ireland’s foremost national treasures - the Cross of Cong - tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the Crossroads Community Centre, Cong.

Seminar on New Expressions of Faith and Community

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Following on from last year’s midland event, another seminar on the topic of ‘New Expressions of Faith and Community’ is being held on Thursday May 8 at 8pm in the Harp Room, Greville Arms Hotel in Mullingar. One of the key speakers this year is Fr Oliver McCrossan of the Columban order who has over 20 years experience of establishing and supporting Base Christian Communities in RC parishes in the Philippines.

Headfest gets ready to rock Headford

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The August bank Holiday weekend will see Headford host the first Headfest community festival.

Cross of Cong competition

The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life invites students to use their creative writing skills to compose a poem or a short story inspired by the Cross of Cong.

A Christian heritage lost in ivy

Last Easter Sunday, I was privileged to attend a dawn Mass, near Cong, on the Lough Corrib shore. About 300 people stood close to a blazing fire, as daybreak slowly lifted the darkness revealing the wide expanse of water, its wooded islands, and in the distance, the mountains of the Maam valley. It was perfectly silent and peaceful. Fr Ray Flaherty welcomed us with these opening words: ‘It was here many saints like Meldon, Fursey, Brendan and Feichin made their homes of peace and prayer. There are many sanctuaries scattered today in ruins along the shores of this lake, silent ruins where the soft tones of bells and the church’s solemn chant floated over the waves...’

Mass for St Fiacre

The annual mass in honour of Saint Fiacre will be celebrated at his church ruins and graveyard at Ullard, Graiguenamanagh today (Friday) evening July 23, at 8 pm.

Ireland’s greatest Gaelic lords gathered at Knockdoe

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