Monthly Archives: July 2021

Organic garden open day

Parishioner Pauline Allen is hosting an organic garden open day and plant sale this Thursday, July 29th, from 2pm to 4pm at  66 Bellevue Road, Glenageary. It’s a chance to pick up some handy organic gardening tips.
 It is being held in aid of the RNLI, with donations appreciated on entry. Tea and nibbles will be provided.

Our parish school Olympian

A past pupil of Glenageary Killiney National School, Chloe Watkins (below), is on the first Irish women’s hockey team to qualify for the Olympics, in the wake of their World Cup silver medal success in 2018. The team’s first match in Tokyo, against South Africa, is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 24th, at 1.15pm Irish time. The 29-year-old midfielder is the second most capped Irish hockey player, currently on 229 caps.
 Her GKNS classmate Gillian Pinder, who withdrew from the Olympic squad for personal reasons last December, will be in the RTE studios as a pundit for coverage of the matches.

Baptisms suspended

The last baptism in St Paul’s was on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, before all christenings were suspended under a new Covid-19 restriction. The updated advice from the Office of An Taoiseach via the Diocesan office reads:
“From 5th July it is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so”.