On Easter Sunday 23rd March 2008 Mass will be said in St. Brendan’s Church, Newmarket for the last time. The church which is over 200 years old has to close for repairs to the ceiling as the plaster is in a dangerous condition. St. Brendan’s Church is a listed building and is a landmark feature in the village of Newmarket. There are three Catholic churches in the parish of Aghaviller. We hope that the church will not be closed for too long. The church which is situated beside our school has been used in recent years for the staging of the school Nativity play. The bell in the church is the original bell which was rung on 14th Dec. 1831, the date of the Battle of Carrickshock. The bell was rung to call the local people to protest against the payment of tithes to the local rector.