BISHOP LEAHY VISITS BALLYBROWN : On Sunday morning last Bishop Brendan Leahy paid a visit to Ballybrown and attended the 10 o’clock mass. Afterwards he met and spoke with all the children who will be making their first communion in May 2016. He was welcomed by Fr. Michael Cussen our P. P. and by Arch Deacon Michael Lane who celebrated mass. He attended at a reception for him at the Ballybrown Resource Centre where he had plenty of time to chat and share a cup of tea with the local parishioners. Liam Coughlan, Michael McNamara and Ted O’Leary escorted him down to Newtown to see the beautiful monument “The Sailor’s Haggard” and he was amazed at the workmanship that had gone into this project. He then paid a visit to our Grotto down in Tervoe and he was equally amazed at what is termed the first Lourdes Grotto to be erected in Ireland. He has promised that he will come back to celebrate mass there in May 2016 if his diary allows. We extended a big Ballybrown welcome to Bishop Leahy and we hope that he will come to visit us again in the near future.