Fr. Mattie Long celebrated the Eucharist in Kilgeever Cemetery on 15th August 2022, the feast of the Assumption. It was also in memory of all buried in Kilgeever, in all burial grounds in the parish and all who are bereaved.
Apologies for poor quality at times in the video. While the earlier rain had ceased, it was still quite breezy and the sun shied away behind the clouds, however none of this deterred the large gathering to celebrate mass.
In the past, the 15th of August had become a date associated with making a pilgrimage to Kilgeever Holy Well. A tradition that is still very much alive in our parish. It was uplifting to be able to meet in person to celebrate the Eucharist after the long periods of isolation due to the pandemic. The evening was also an opportunity to view the on-going improvement works that volunteers have been doing in Kilgeever New Cemetery. Thanks to your generosity the access to the cemetery is now much safer and achievable. There is much more planned in the coming months to improve drainage, lay pathways, preserve and maintain the cemetery. If you wish to donate to support this you can do so here- https://www.gofundme.com/f/kilgeever-…
Many thanks to Fr. Mattie Long P.P., Elaine Prendergast, Parish Council (& Volunteer Videographer,) Thanks to All members of the Parish Council, Louisburgh Cemeteries Steering Committee, Louisburgh Choir, All who take part in voluntary ministries in the parish, All who work together for the betterment of our parish.
“An rud is annamh is íontach”.