by Kathleen Mullane


Sincere Congratulations and good wishes go to Tommy Enright, Templeathea (son of Joan and Timmy) who was recently married to Bridget Reidy of Castleisland. A great day was enjoyed by family, relatives and friends at The Malton Hotel in Killarney. Here’s to their future happiness.

Congratulations to Kieran Murphy and Finola McCrann who were married last week and held their reception at The Gables, many of her family and friends travelled from Edgware Road, London, for the occasion. Congratulations to them.

Birthday wishes are also sent to Teddy Aherne, Parkana who celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday night last at Limerick track. Everyone enjoyed a ‘fun filled’ night.

Congratulations are also extended to Noel Cunningham (son of Nora and Timmy, Dirreen) who teaches Physics in Dublin and has brought creativity in its teaching to a new level. He has become an internet sensation and his creative experiments on video are in much demand all over the world. Wishing him all the very best in the future.

The Grand Fund-Raising Concert for the hall will be held on Saturday September 10th not on the 3rd as previously stated. Preparations are well under way for it and it promises to be a great night with lots of surprises.

Well, our last lot of cars and a ‘Hearse’ was taken away last week for our scrap fundraiser. And ‘our heap’ has ‘again grown’ this past week with you good people bringing your little ‘bits and pieces’ – everything helps. It is hoped by the end of August or so to have nearly finalised this part of our fund-raising – however, it’s not over with the Grand Concert and a Céilí being organised by John Joe Tierney in the near future.

Getting back to the scrap again – one of our volunteers (mentioning no names) had spent a hard time recently taking some old iron out of the bog , it had been there for years – he left it on the side of the bog road for collection a few days after when he got the chance – however, like our copper cylinders  – it too was taken by someone, but remember whoever took it  didn’t steal it from the fund-raising committee – as individuals – but from a charity ‘your hall’ which belongs to the parish. Also, we’ve heard that some begrudgers are complaining that people were taking maybe a nut or bolt or a bit of metal from our heap that they needed for something – if they did they had already – most of them – given us a load of scrap or offered us a donation for the fundraiser, maybe some of the begrudgers would like to spend hours volunteering to collect scrap.