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The Annual Ladyswell Pattern will be held as usual on the Feast of the Assumption, on Thursday August 15 at 7:30 pm. This age-old local tradition dates back to the Penal Times when parishioners gathered at this holy spot to attend Mass and give expression to their deep rooted faith.

Many local people can recall, in the not too distant past, when they went along to the well for nine days to pray the rosary with their families and neighbours and make a Novena in honour of Mary.

Many people also took the opportunity to spend some time in prayer in the nearby Church at Ladyswell. A stone on the pier of the gate tells us that the building of the Church was completed on May 4 1811. The Church was closed late in the 19th century when the population of the area began to dwindle. Great credit is due to the organisers, for the resplendent way the ancient “Tobar Mhuire” is kept and maintained.

Danesfort Parish Field Day.

The annual Danesfort Parish Field Day will take place at the Sevenhouses Coursing ground on Sunday September 1 2013. This long established family fun day will once again have its great range of activities: hurling and camogie blitz, children’s sports, tug of war, amusements, bric a brac, trade stands, home baking and home grown produce and our famous tea room.

Once again we will be having an auction of timber and other valuable items. George Candler has agreed to take charge of the bidding for us.

Tickets for our raffle are being distributed to homes across the parish. Once again our raffle has some very exciting prizes generously donated by local traders.

The organising committee are looking for donations for the various stall:

1) Good quality Bric a brac. 2) Timber and straw for our auction.

3) Fruit, vegetables and home produce.4) Home baking for our stalls and tea room.

If you can help please contact any member of our committee or go to our Facebook page:Danesfort Field Day


It’s hard to believe but it’s nearly time for The JJ Reddy 10k and 5k Fun Run.

As well as great prizes for the placed runners in both the 10k and 5 k runs, there are new categories/prizes for the over 40’s and 50’s and prizes for setting a new course record.

It’ll be a great day for all - from the serious runner to the stroller. Refreshments will be served both during and after the race with plenty to keep both participants and spectators amused and occupied. So one for the diary Sunday the September 15 at 12.00 noon

The race leaves from just outside DanesfortmGAA club.


Danesfort GAA & Parish Development Lotto draw Results for Week 42 which took place on Monday July 29 in Sheridan’s Ennisnag.The Jackpot was €1,400 with Numbers Drawn: 34 - 22 - 12. There was No Winner. Five Consolation Prizes of €30: Con Barry, Denise Sheehan, Godfrey Moylan, Olivia Mahony, Aggie Smyth. Two Promoters Prizes of €20: Peggy Barden, Tom Mahony. Next Draw - The Grange Inn - Monday, August 5 - Jackpot €1,500. Then in Delaney’s Kells Monday August 12.


The Marriage ceremony between Yvonne Martin, Grove, Cuffesgrange and Anthony Hughes, Athlone, Westmeath was solemnised in St. John the Evangelist Church, Kilkenny on Thursday August 1 by friend of the groom, Rev. Fr. John McManus. Yvonne, who is the daughter of Anthony and Michelle Martin was ably assisted by her bridesmaids, Lydia Martin, Emily Martin, Niamh Hennesy and Karen Devane. Anthony’s Best Man was Adrian Hughes who was joined by groomsmen Allan Hughes, Dwane Martin and James Kearney. Anthony is the son of Brendan and Annette Hughes, Athlone. Reception was held in Langtons Hotel.


Danesfort Karate Club For boys and girls aged between 4 and 12 years old every Tuesday from 6pm - 6:45pm in Danesfort Community Centre. The club is now looking to add to its membership. Anybody interested in enrolling their children for karate contact Kevin 086 3668669.


Every Wednesday in Danesfort Community Centre at 8.30pm. Contact: 086 8399608

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