The feast day of St Francis of Assisi (Patron Saint of animals) is in early October. Everyone was invited to bring their pets on Saturday 7th October 2023 to the car park of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Castle Street for a blessing. A short service was held, presided over by Fr Brendan Seery, followed by the blessing of the animals. The largest group of animals was dogs, followed by cats and even included a duck.