FIT4LIFE - The St. Joseph’s AC Fit4Life initiative wishes for you to know that their Monday and Wednesday evening meet ups at 7.15pm at the Pink Rock are contuning into 2013 and anyone who is interested in getting involved is very welcome.
Just wear a high vis jacket and suitable walking/running gear and you’re off. A new start up group will be starting so if you had it in your mind to do some walking/ light jogging please feel free to join this Fit4Life initiative. If you would like any more details please contact 087 6242017.
COMMUNITY GAMES - G.T.R. ( Glenmore Tullogher Rosbercon) community games would like to thank Mossie Connell of Shanbogh who ran the October bank Holiday weekend Dublin City Marathon as a fundraiser for GTR. It was Mossie’s first attempt at the marathon and he is to be congratulated for his very fine efforts on behalf of the local community games area. Thanks also to everyone who sponsored Mossie, the figure of €1600 was raised and will greatly support G.T.R. communuity games and well done Mossie, a fantastic effort and congratulations on running the Dublin City Marathon.
CHRISTMAS MASSES- On Christmas Eve at 8pm and on Christmas morning at 10am mass was celebrated in the church of St. James, Glenmore with huge numbers in attendance, both parishioners and many visitors who were home for the Christmas festive season. Many thanks to the church choir for the beautiful singing at Christmas eve mass, to all the readers, altar servers, those who erected the crib and the Christmas tree, the church sacristan Mary Dunne, the collectors at mass and all who had the church in readiness for church ceremonies.
KNOCKROE- The South Kilkenny Historical Society organised and advised persons of the Knockroe winter evening Solstice on December 21 and there were some people from the parish in attendance at this end of year activity. Earlier in the day there was a morning winter solstice, at the same location in Knockroe with each individual chamber catching the morning sunrise and evening sunset at the appointed time, which in itself is a wonderful feat of knowledge and skill. This year however, the sun was not present, however when it is, the actual alingement with the stone passageway is truly amazing. When the sun is present the roof-box in the western tomb allows the rays of the sun to pass along the upward-sloping passage at the Winter Solstice, when it illuminates a tall red sandstone portal. On a perilously cold windy day many many people came to Knockroe to mark this special annual occasion, to acknowledge the shortest day of the year and to bear witness to the end of the year. Some local people read’ A story of Winter Solstice’, also read was ‘ A leaf from the tree of songs’, ‘The shortest day’, ‘Toward the Winter Solstice’ and a ‘ Sonnet at the Winter Solstice ‘. In total there was approx 80 persons present, some local and some travelling along distances to be part of the 2012 winter solstice. The journey into Knockroe is in itself special, coming out of Owning village moving on towards the west side of the county, taking a left, past a quarry with the most beautiful of tourquise blue/green water and down narrow narrow roads and then a short trek by foot. Perhaps you may like to note this event for this year’s winter solstice on December 21, once you have experienced it you will go again. A little gaelic blessing for you ‘ Good health, every day, whether I see you or not, may your cup overflow with health and happiness. May all your days be happy ones’.