This service has now established itself as an annual event. It is our turn to host the service, which will take place on Sunday 31st March at 6:30am in Mullamast. Breakfast will take place in Timolin hall following the service. If you are available to help with the breakfast please talk to Avril Maher.


In our parish we are always keen to see people more actively involved. If you would like to read in church, help with the flower and cleaning rota, assist with the teas after church, or serve as a warden for two months please speak to the Rector or the Rectors and Peoples churchwardens.


On Tuesday 26th March, archaeologist and early historian Terry O’Hagan will be speaking to Castledermot Local History Group on “St Patrick - the man behind the myth”. This takes place in Castledermot Community Centre at 8pm. Entry 2 euro (members free). All Welcome!


Easter whist drive in St James School hall on tuesday the 2nd of April at 8:30pm. All support greatly appreciated.


The Launch of the Kilomarathon and Jim Roche Memorial Festival of Road Races took place in Paddy O’Brien’s, Timolin on Monday March 11th and despite the arctic weather conditions there was a good turn out. Speakers included Editor of the Irish Runner and Mr. Gerry Culley. Medical Research Cebtre, Crumlin Hospital. Crumlin Hospital has benefited by the running of this event for the last three years, to-date receiving €21,500, and Mr. Culley was very grateful for our efforts as they are now building two new wings to Crumlin Hospital for the Cancer patients to supply them with single cubicles ,they require €400,000 this year and next year. Tony O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Race committee said Barrettstown would be included in our fund-raising this year.

Mr. Greally complimented the committee on the excellent course, nice and flat and the possibility of world record recognition for distance this year. Some great suggestions from the floor, one being a relay of four runners each to cover 4 miles. We also have a new course for the 10K which will take in the circuit of the townlands of Belan. We will also include a 4.5K almst 3 miles for walkers and joggers and juvenile runners. All three races start and finish in Moone Village. This years event will be held on Saturday September 28th at 10am.

Tony thanked everyone for coming and he deeply regretted that a small number of runners were directed incorrectly by an individual who had no connection what so ever with the Race, and stressed that this would not happen again.

The next committee meeting will take place on Monday 25th March at 8pm in Paddy O’Brien’s in Timolin.


to Tony O’Donoghue who ran/walked in Carlow for the Holy Angels Day Care Centre in a time of 46 minutes. This correspondent spotted Tony running in Carlow on Sunday last and cheered him on. Tony is a 75 year old man and has raised a vast amount of money for different organisation, mainly Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Chrildren, he has run many times in the Dublin and London Marathon and in far away countries too.