SOUTH KILKENNY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - SKHS held their most recent talk in the Mullinavat parish hall last Thursday evening. The title of the talk by Mr Aidan O’Hara was ‘Women in the era of the American Civil war and the Irish connection’ and it proved to be most interesting. Aidan gave an account of the input that women had in the war, which varied from what is commonly known as nursing duties and also tending to the land as the menfolk had gone to fight in the war.
Indeed some women and their families lived alongside their men in the war camps, which must have been both dangerous and very challenging. However what may not be commonly known was there was women diarists who kept the world at large informed of the goings on with the the reality of war and these ladies kept the social dairies of that time. Another fact not commonly commented on, or noted, was that there was very brave ladies who assisted the freed slaves to a better life and helped them to adjust to the new life that had been awarded to them.
The next talk in this year’s series of talks will take place in the Emigrant Centre, New Ross (on the quayside) on Thursday, April 25 and will cover the subject matter of JF Kennedy’s Irish legacy and how his visit and his Presidency helped change Ireland. The speaker on the night will be reknowned commentor Mr Noel Whelan. The society have an outing planned for Saturday, May 18 to the Titanic centre in Cobh, followed by a visit that same day to Spike Island. If you would like to be part of that day outing please contact Eddie Synnott at 086 8124349 to secure your place.
CLOTHES COLLECTION - The Glenmore camogie club wish to thank everyone who contributed to the recent clothes and houshold items collection.
BAPTISM - On the recent baptism in the church of St James, Glenmore, the christian community welcomes Isabelle Murphy, daughter of Fran and Christine Murphy( nee Dollard) of Ballyfacey.
FIT 4 LIFE - The local club, St Joseph’s who are the driving force with the Fit 4 Life group are celebrating their first anniversary and wish to encourage men, women and young people to join with them each Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.15pm at the bridge along by the old New Ross/ Waterford road in the area known as the Pink Rock and all are welcome.
TRIP - A trip to the burial place of St James ( patron saint of the church of the parish ) is currently being planned for to Compostela in Spain. In order that the trip take place, at least 20 persons need to commit to being part of the group. If you wish to travel please contact the parish secretary at 051 880414 for more details.
CHIROPODIST- A chiropodist will be visiting Glenmore hall on the second Tuesday of each month. For more contact Mary at 087 9780258.