Saturday, May 05, 2018

May Bridge now on sale

The May edition of The Bridge magazine is now on sale in the usual outlets around town, writes Brian Byrne. As always, there's lots to report from a very busy Kilcullen

This month's issue leads with a presentation to Cross & Passion College of memorabilia that recalls the College in the time of the Class of 1966, as well as commemorating 121 years of contribution to the community by the Cross & Passion sisters.

There's also a colourful centre spread of photos and the story of the recent Social and Awards Night enjoyed by members of Kilcullen GAA.

Features include contributions from both sides in the upcoming referendum, while Neil Markey ponders 'balance' in the news media, both with reference to this referendum and previous moments in Irish history.

The growing interest in energy saving is noted by an article on using a heat pump to heat the home, and the experience of one Kilcullen family with the technology.

There's a profile of local businesswoman Shirley Kavanagh-Hallion, three years into her Secret Kloset enterprise, while details of the upcoming World Meeting of Families is the underpinning spiritual note in this latest Bridge.

Among the regulars, Billy Redmond muses on the 'greatest world military leaders' in history, Sean Landers reflects on Oscar Wilde, and Noel Clare recalls a day trip to Duckett's Grove in Co Carlow.

Schools stories include the possibility of a new patron for Brannoxtown NS, Scoil Bhride celebrates the success of its pupils in cross country athletics, and Halverstown NS fielded their first ever all-girls GAA team in Cumann na mBunscol senior school competition.

The sports section itself celebrates young boxer Feighlem Behan, Coutnty GAA players from Kilcullen Molly Aspell and Nanci Murphy, and a good run by Kilcullen Badminton Club.

And there's more, of course. Buy it and see for yourself.