GOLDEN CLUB- Thirty members of the Glenmore Golden Club along with the ladies who look after the running of the twice monthly club headed off by bus to Newbridge, Co. Kildare last Tuesday morning for a day trip. Following the visit to Newbridge Silverware the group enjoyed a lovely meal in the Springhill Hotel, Kilkenny before making their way home to Glenmore and a very enjoyable day was had by all.
VIKING MARATHON - A first time event for Waterford, the Viking Marathon, took place recently which also included a half marathon and relay team running. With a finish time of three hours and twenty eight minutes Anthony Phelan of Rickardsland completed the marathon in an easy and comfortable fashion, well done Anthony on your great achievement. The St. Joseph’s A.C. four person relay team of Triona Foley, Michael Power, Tom Mc Donald and Rocky Mernagh who ran five miles, eight miles, five miles and eight miles respectively came in third place in the four person relay category of the ninety teams entered, well done to you all. With an entry field of approx 1700 runners and walkers the event was very well organised and compliments to all involved, the weather held fine and was a great success.
CEMETRY MASS - The final cemetery mass will be taking place in Glenmore on Friday 27th July at 8pm and in preparation for this annual cemetery mass you are invited to tidy your family member’s grave.
TORY HILL- The annual Tory Hill Sunday rosary took place last Sunday at the appointed time of 3pm and which always takes place on the second Sunday of July, regardless of the actual date. With weather conditions being very good overhead many people from all the locality made their way to the summit. Each year there is always new people to join in the time honoured tradition who have never been up Tory Hill, and this year was no different, and there is always people who have not been on top of Tory Hill for some years. With many recalling their most recent visit, or indeed their childhood memories of climbing the hill, which is just some small few feet short of mountain status their recall of being there with their families as young people, and now with families of their own is testament to the appeal of Tory Hill. Families and generations of families and individuls arrived to walk the path to the summit this year, as in other years. In recent years a roadway was put in place to faciliate forestry works and for vehicular use, however many walk the spiral roadway that goes around Tory Hill, having the chat and enjoying other peoples’ company along the way. With the truly most fantastic of views from all aspects which have to be seen to be really appreciated, there are the most obvious landmarks of the new motorway, the Suir bridge, the Metal Man in Tramore, the church spire on the top of Tramore, Loftus Hall, the Saltee Islands off Kilmore Quay in County Wexford, the church of Ramsgrange in Co. Wexford, Mount Leinster, Slieve Coillte and of course there’s always the giant’s chair to sit in, which never ceases to amaze the young and the not so young with several searching it out last Sunday. Located on a very severe rockface, it is not for the faint hearted with no footing to offer below its location, however its appeal abides. There is also the myth, or legend that survives, that a neigbouring piece of ground once belonged to Tory Hill which was ripped off the hill and cast aside. While they may be myths or legends, their mystery holds peoples’ attention over the years. While last Sunday is in itself a special day, there is nothing stopping you, your family or group of friends from walking up Tory Hill, from the base it takes approx forty five minutes and you can approach it from the Farnogue road or via the Ballinakill road from Mullinavat.
SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS- Celebrating special birthdays at this time are Rita Walsh of Ballyfacey, Billy Boland of Ballycroney and Una O’ Dwyer of Ballyverneen.