by Peg Prendeville

Sincere sympathies to the extended Moran family on the death of Cathy Moran, Toureendonnell, on Monday last. Cathy was an inspiration to everybody and enjoyed life to the full in spite of coming against many obstacles in her life. There will be good fun in Heaven these days now that Cathy Moran and Paddy Faley have joined the club.


Now that the clocks have changed the Loughill/Ballyhahill weekend Masses will revert to the Saturday night Mass in Loughill at 8pm and the Sunday morning Mass in Ballyhahill at 10 am.


Friday is the 1st Friday in November. Fr O’Leary will visit the sick and housebound.


The Rosary will be recited in Loughill graveyard on all the Sundays of November at 3pm.


A Remembrance Tree is erected in both Churches during the month of November to remember our deceased relatives and friends. People are encouraged to put the names of deceased family members on to the labels and put them on the tree.


Stations of the Cross for Ballyhahill Church have been commissioned and it is hoped to have them in place by Christmas. There will be more details about this later.


Congratulations to Ella O’Shaughnessy, Jointer and Bartley Hayes who were married in Loughill Church on Friday last. We wish them well in their future life together.


It was lovely to have Joe Feely home in Glenbawn these past few weeks. Joe was home in time to be able to have a conversation with his brother Paddy Faley before Paddy got too weak to communicate with anyone and Joe was able to be with the family through the funeral ceremonies. He always loves to come back to the Glasha area and connect with old friends. Sadly the friends are disappearing fast. We wish Joe a safe journey home to Canada and to his family there.


Lisa and Diarmaid and Noah Daly, Dromagarraun are settling in to their new life in Perth, Australia. The sun is shining there!


ansi-l�� ae��q �@i e extend our sympathy to Joan Sheehy  Barnigue, on the death of her father Tom Sheehy, 11 Cloverfield, Glin, and formerly of Turaree. He was laid to rest in Kilfergus Cemetery on Monday 24th October.  May he rest in Peace.


The following are the lottery results from Moore’s Bar on Monday 24th October. The numbers drawn were 2,9,19,24, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows.

€60 Shane O’Mahoney  Ardagh.

€60 Jimmy O’Donoghue Askeaton,

€60 Sarah+Grace Carrigkerry.

€30 Thomas Daly Ardagh.

€30 Stephen Kennelly Shanagolden,

€30 Pa+Din, c/o Shop.

Next week’s draw  will be held at Neary’s Bar, Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be €12,000.

Congratulations to Peg Murphy and Joan Madigan who were prizewinners at the Flag Floor card game held on Wednesday 19th October. Cards every Wednesday  at, and all are welcome.

Sr. Consilio and Agnes Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, issue a big thank you to all the people who contributed to their Church gate collection in Carrigkerry on Sunday 23rd October. Thanks  also to the collectors and to Fr Madden, and the total collected was € 121.65.

The William Smith O’Brien Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony was held in Rathronan Cemetery, Ardagh on Sunday 23rd October.

Congratulations to James O’Keeffe, Park, Ballyhahill on winning the Munster and All Ireland National Karting Championship.  He clinched the title for the second successive year, in Watergrass Hill, County Cork, on Sunday 9th October. Best wishes to James in 2012 when he aims to win the Championship  for a record three years in succession, which has never been done.

The first annual general meeting of Ardagh Parents Council was held on Wednesday 19th October. Chairperson Mary Barrett welcomed the attendance and Secretary Moira McEnery gave a summary of the events held including the  denim day and cake sales. Treasurer Caroline McCarthy had a report for everyone in attendance. The Parents Council held a very successful  coffee morning on Friday 14th October, and thanks to all who attended. Officers for the coming year are as follows. Chairperson: Paudie Magner, Secretary: Moira McEnery, Treasurer: Carmel Power, Ass-Treasurer: Laura McAuliffe. With the following committee members, Sandra Murphy, Christine Mackessy, Mary Barrett, Cliona Moloney,  Mairéad Moran.

In last week’s soccer action in the Desmond League, Carrig Celtic defeated Newcastle West A  4-2 on penalties , at home after the match ended level 4-4 after extra time in the second round of the Munster Junior Cup. They trailed 3-0 at one stage but a great fight back earned them the chance  to take the match to penalties. Ray Cahill, 2 Sean McSweeney and Pa Brouder got the goals. Kilcolman Rovers lost 3-1 away to Abbeyfeale Utd B in Division 2.

In the Ladies League Kilcolman Rovers defeated  Ballingarry 2-1 away in the Premier Division, with goals from Katie Collins, and Emma Guiry. Carrig Celtic defeated Broadford 1-0 at home in Division 1 with Lisa Collins scoring the vital goal.

Congratulations to Brian Nolan the former Saint Kieran’s senior footballer who was part of the Sean Finns team management that guided them to victory over Glin in the County Junior A Football final at Foynes on Sunday last. 

Saint Kieran’s were defeated  by Naomh Bríd 1-16 to 2-9 in theCounty U-16 Football semi final played in Adare on Sunday 23rd October.

Old Mill were defeated by Monagea 2-9 to 3-4 in the replay of the County Junior Ladies Final  played in Newcastle West  on Saturday  22nd October.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry Comhaltas A.G.M. takes place on Wednesday 2nd November at 8.30pm in the Community Hall. All members are invited to attend. New members are welcome.

The Ardagh Millennium Project Group are launching their fund raising Calendar in Ardagh Community Centre on this coming Saturday 5th November at 8.15pm, following the Mass in Saint Molua’s Church. The Calendars will be on sale for €10 and tea will be served. We are all looking forward to seeing the many historic pictures in the Calendar,  which were taken by the late Jerry McMahon around the village. All parishioners are encouraged to purchase a copy for their homes and also for their relatives abroad. All are welcome to the launch and well done to the group who have a lovely job done at Saint Molua’s Well.

Grainne Murphy will start a six week course on ‘Health and Beauty’ in the parish hall beginning on Monday night, 8th November at 8.00pm. Anybody wishing to attend please contact (069) 62034 or (069) 76106.

I will conclude with our thought:

‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’