NEWS FROM JULIANSTOWN by Niamh Bn. Uí Loinsigh
Coronavirus Crisis that we are currently living with in Ireland!
Hope can be a powerful force, especially in difficult times. Today, the world is facing the coronavirus crisis, a pandemic that has changed life for millions of people. In times like these, hope can be a powerful source of reassurance. Many who are locked at home, others who are working to help and prevent the virus, also need the reassurance and the hope that “we shall overcome this”. Julianstown & District Community Association wish all our residents well during the lockdown and if we all pull together can beat this! Stay safe and be well.
Halloween and Santa in The Lime Kiln – As you are aware, we had to regrettably cancel Halloween this year! This was one of our major fund raisers and helped fund many of the projects in the village. Now we have no choice but to cancel Santa in The Lime Kiln and hope that all the parents understand our reasoning behind this decision, and that the children will not be disappointed.
Whitecross National School
The School Build is coming along very nicely. Here are photos of the school as it is now and what it will look like on completion. It has a very big footprint but will be quite an addition to the village.
Julianstown Tidy Towns have been busy cutting hedges, weeding and planting in the Village Garden. We planted 2 sacks of Daffodils over the past few Saturdays and thanks to Darragh McCullough of Elmgrove Farm for donating them to us.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Julianstown – For the next 6 weeks there will be no public masses. 25 people can attend a funeral and 25 people can attend a wedding. Currently there will be no baptismal services and Sunday Mass can be viewed on YouTube – Download the App and type in Fr Declan Kelly Julianstown in the search box or via the Parish Website www.siparish.ie.
St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Julianstown – There is daily Morning Prayer via the Parish Facebook page at 10.30 and on a Tuesday evening, Compline at 8pm.
This Sunday, the service will be for All Saints and we will have an opportunity to remember loved ones who have died, during the service. You may like to have a candle nearby when you are watching so that you can light it.
Castlehill Equestrian Centre – Anyone needs horse mature to fertilise their land or allotment it is free to take away. Pm them on Facebook, if interested
9 Garden Tips for November
- Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds
- Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging
- Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year
- Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
- Plant out winter bedding
- Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
- Insulate outdoor containers from frost – bubblewrap works well
- Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
- Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden