On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, parishioners who had babies baptised during 2019 were invited to have there babies blessed in the church of St. Mary’s Knockbridge and in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kilkerley. The blessing took place during the Sunday Mass.
Along with their Guide leaders Mary Mc Donnell, Aine Mc Mahon, Eimer Cosgrove, Olivia Rooney, Dana Sheridan, Sarah Englishby and Shauna Smyth the girls collected “brown penneys” and did a sponsored walk to raise this amount.
The cheque which totalled €400 was greatly received by the Principal of St. Mary’s Special School Kevin Toale and class teacher Aoife Byrne. Kevin thanked all the leaders and guides for their genoristy and support and spoke to the girls about the special kind of work they do in St. Marys and that this kind of money would go along way in helping these children and their families.
€15,000 has been allocated by the County Council for traffic calming measures in Louth Village. A series of public meetings were called by Fr. Sean Quinn who is concerned about speeding through the village after a lady had to be taken to hospital with minor injuries after a collision & with the increased amount of children using the new playground.
Following a meeting in the community centre on 17th August which was attended by councillors Liam Reilly, Delores Minogue & Pearse McGeough & also TD Peter Fitzpatrick, the County Council has allocated €15,000 to possibly install ramps, signage and/or a pedestrian crossing.