by Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Eileen Mulcahy (née McMahon) wife of the late Danny Carrons, Kilcolman, Ardagh, County Limerick, on Tuesday 26th June peacefully at Milford Hospice Limerick. Her remains were removed from Saint Senan’s Funeral Home, Shanagolden, to Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman, on Thursday evening last. Requiem Mass at 11.30 on Friday morning. She was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery on Friday 29th June. Sympathy to her sons Dan, Joe, Con, daughters Aileen and Angela, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, extended family members, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from The Thatch Bar Newbridge, on Monday 25th June. The numbers drawn were 7,9,22,30, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners. €60 Tommy Greaney Kilcolman. €60 Mike Liston Glenastar, €60 Marie Curley Reens Ardagh. €30 John M O’Connor Glensharrold. €30 Tom Shields Carrigkerry. €30 Cecilia Melra

c/o Curley’s Ardagh.  Next week’s draw takes place in Peadar’s Bar, Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be €18,600.

Congratulations to Jimmy McCoy Old Mill who won the special bonus prize of €250 in the Newcastle West Rugby Club Lottery Draw held in Barry’s Bar on Friday 22nd June.

Congratulations to Annie Hayes Knockfinisk, who won €100. In the West Limerick 102 Community Radio 300 Club Draw.

Congratulations and best wishes to Carol Carr, daughter of Joe and Noreen, Old Mill, and Darren Hayes, son of Tony and Marie, The Square, Newcastle West, who got married recently in Portugal.

Congratulations and best wishes to Kitty Byrnes, Coolcappa who recently celebrated her 60th birthday with family members, and friends, in Reens Bar, Ardagh.

Pat O’ Donovan paid tribute to the late Con Greaney from Rooskagh, Carrigkerry, on his very popular A Story and a Song programme on West Limerick Community Radio on Saturday 23rd of June. He played extracts from Mike Murphy’s Art Show featuring Con from the nineties and played his songs courtesy of tapes supplied by Davy Dillane a neighbour of his. The programme was very well received in the locality and thanks to Pat for recalling the life and times and songs of Con, a fine exponent of sean nós singing.

Ardagh Development Association has a vacancy for a male or a female participant on the C.E. FAS Scheme. People interested in the position are asked to apply to the FAS Office in Newcastle West.

The summer edition of the Green and White Limerick GAA Youth Magazine is now available from Clubs and Newsagents around the county. It is another fine publication, and well done to all involved. It is an all colour all action round up of events that took place since the spring edition. It contains 36 pages of interesting news and views, and interesting reading for young and mature readers. All the favourite items are featured plus lots of photographs from all the four divisions. Photos of local interest include Ardagh N.S. Girls football team, Ardagh N.S. Boys mini sevens football team, and Ardagh N.S. The 1958 National Hurling League Final match programme featuring the Wexford and Limerick teams is reprinted. Jack Enright from the Coolcappa/Ardagh club lined out at full back for Limerick that day but his name is given as J Wright on the programme. Wexford won by 5-7 to 4-8 in one of the greatest hurling games that was ever played.

People were very disappointed in the weather we got over the month of June, which was one of the wettest we ever got in one of the summer months. The heavy rainfall has saturated ground conditions, which in turn has led to a start, stop harvest. Farmers are behind schedule in their harvesting work and householders are struggling with their turf supply for the winter. We have passed the longest day of the year and a prolonged dry spell is badly needed for people to get some work done. Ireland is getting it hard at present with the recession and the dreadful weather and the general doom and gloom. We hope for some sunshine now that the schools are closed and many people are on holiday.

West Limerick Community Radio has been awarded a grant of €2,500 under the Limerick County Council’s 2012 Contribution Scheme.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Newcastle West by 2-9 to 0-9 in the West Junior B Football League Final played in Abbeyfeale Gaelic Grounds on Tuesday 19th June.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Askeaton by 0-15 to 1-9 in Round 2 of the West Limerick Junior A Hurling Championship at Croagh Gaelic Grounds on Sunday 24th June.

Congratulations to all the participants and award winners who represented Saint Kieran’s in the recent County Limerick Community Games, athletic finals held in Mungret. It was a very successful weekend for all associated with the club who do great work with the youth in the locality.

Mass will be celebrated in Kilbradern Cemetery on Sunday 8th July.

Seisiún 2012 has commenced for the summer months and people can catch the show at two Limerick venues for the next two months. Templeglantine branch holds their show in the Devon Inn on Thursday nights at 9pm and Cappamore branch holds their show in the Heritage Centre Adare on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm. A great evening of music song dance and storytelling is promised at both venues and well worth a visit and all are welcome.

The next Car Boot Sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102 Community Radio will be held on Sunday 8thJuly at Newcastle West Community Centre from 9am to 3 pm.

Knockdown Vintage Club, and Killeaney Soccer Club, is holding a family sports day in the Sports field on Sunday 15thJuly commencing with traditional music from 1pm, and admission is free.

The death has taken place suddenly at his residence of Dan Ahern, Glensharrold Cross, Carrigkerry on Thursday 28thJune. He was single and in his mid fifties and well known in the locality. He was son of the late Bridie and Dan and a native of Glensharrold and he attended Kilcolman Primary School. He worked for many years in Castlemahon Food Products and with local farmers in the meadows and bogs and he was known as a very strong person and a hard worker. Dan also worked with Carrigkerry/Old Mill on their Fas Scheme, and most recently at Pallas Foods in Newcastle West.  Dan had a great interest in the land and animals and the outdoors. He liked music, reading the papers and going for drives in his car on a Sunday afternoon. His remains were removed from Madigan’s Funeral Home, Askeaton to Saint Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry on Saturday evening last. Fr Larry Madden celebrated his funeral Mass on Sunday morning with family members assisting in the ceremony and appropriate hymns and music from Maura and Donie. He was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery on Sunday 1st July.  The large crowds that attended the house, removal, Mass and burial will be a source of comfort for the family. Sympathy to his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, extended family members, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in Peace.

Sympathy to the Kennelly family, Ardagh, on the death of their step-brother Bill Tierney who died in Australia.