Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Seán Windle, Knockfinisk, and Edel Fitzmaurice, Raheenagh who were married in Saint Ita’s Church Raheenagh, on Saturday 11th May. The reception was held in The Listowel Arms Hotel.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Annemarie O’Connor, Lisbane, and Robert Murphy, Shanagolden, who were married recently in Killarney.

Congratulations to the pupils of Carrigkerry National School who received the sacrament of Holy Communion in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry on Sunday 19th May.

Ballyloughane National School opened its doors to pupils, on the 11th May 1863 which is now 150 years ago. It was closed by the Government at the end of June 1969 and the pupils were transferred to Ardagh N.S. and Carrigkerry N.S. As part of ‘’The Gathering’’ it would be nice to remember bygone days, and mark the occasion. People interested are asked to contact Tom Dillane, Rooskagh Davy Dillane, Rooskagh or John O’Sullivan, Old Mill.

The following are the Lottery results from Peadar’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday 13th May. The numbers drawn were 4 12 15 20 and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners, €60 Pat Liston c/o D Greaney. €60 Joan Bridgeman c/o Curley’s. €60 Mike and Marie Copse Ardagh. €30 Mary Steele Ardagh. €30 Maggie O’Connor Carrigkerry. €30 Brendan Murphy Newcastle West. Next week’s draw will be held in The Old Mill Bar, and the Jackpot will be €8,800.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Bruff by 1-17 to 1-6 in Round 1 of Group 3 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship at rain sodden Ballingarry Gaelic Grounds on Friday 10th May. They trailed by ten points to three points despite a bright start at half-time. They lined out without a few of last year’s team and the loss of full-back Paudie McCarthy through injury after 15 minutes was a major loss. The team has little hurling done to date due to their football commitments, and it was a major factor in the defeat. Bruff were sharper in movement and thought and deserving winners. Saint Kieran’s players tried very hard and they had a number of good displays throughout the field. TEAM. John Greaney, Michael Windle, Paudie McCarthy, Brendan McCarthy, Sean Windle, Patrick Windle, Michael Flynn, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-1 Jack Ben Harnett, Raymond Cahill, Johnny Mc Carthy, Darragh Treacy, Ian Mackessy, 1-3 Jonathan Ruttle, 0-1 Danny Collum, 0-1 Sub Mike Breen.

The Limerick G.A.A. Club Draw for May was held in Moore’s Bar Doon on Friday 10th May. The Saint Kieran’s club had no winner on the night. The next draw will be held in Sulley’s Bar Hospital on Friday 7thJune.

Carrig Celtic drew 4-4 away with Abbeyfeale Utd in the Premier Division of the Desmond League, on Sunday 12th May. Anthony Molyneaux, 2 Ray Cahill, and Sean Mc Sweeney scored their goals.

Old Mill drew 1-1 at home to Saint Ita’s in Division 1. 

Carrig Celtic B lost 1-0 at home to Abbeyfeale Utd B in Division 2.

As Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman, celebrates its centenary this year Fr Denis P.P.and the Pastoral Council are appealing to all parishioners to participate in and celebrate this community event. As part of these celebrations, anyone who has old photographs, of the church dating back 100 years is asked to forward them at your own convenience, so they can be copied and the originals handed back. The foundation stone was laid in 1913 and the Church was blessed and opened by Most Rev Dr O’Dwyer, Bishop of Limerick. The parish priest at the time was Rev Jerry Murphy and a lot of the work was done voluntarily. The materials for the Church came by rail to Ardagh Railway Station and were transported by voluntary labour to the site.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive transport service is available for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. This service is completely free to the patient—a driver will pick you up at the door of your home and bring you to the hospital and then, after treatment, bring you home. If you are having trouble getting to and from the hospital for your chemotherapy treatment, please speak to your oncology team in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital or call Gail on (01)2310566.

The Rosary will be recited each evening at 7pm during the month of May at Churchtown Grotto Newcastle West.

Enrolment is now taking place for the new term at Carrigkerry National School. Please call to the School for the necessary forms.

A céilí will be held at The Top of the Town Athea, on this Friday 24th May at 9.30pm. There will be one hour’s workshop with Timmy Woulfe from 8.30pm to 9.30pm and music by Ken Kelleher.


We extend get well messages to all who are ill at present or who are recovering from surgery either at home in Hospital or in Nursing Homes.

We extend a speedy recovery to our fellow correspondent Pat Brosnan and look forward to the return of his column. We hope all who are ill will be out and about in the near future.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman on Saturday 25th May.

The annual Saint Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles will take place on Sunday 26thMay. A coach will leave from the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9.30am and will pick up passengers along the way. For more details and bookings contact Pat Dalton at 069-62306.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for Ardagh/Carrigkerry school pupils will be administered on Tuesday 28th May in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry.

Askeaton the Medieval Town A Visitors Guide will be launched by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan at Askeaton Tourist Office on Friday 31st May at 9pm. The author is Gerard Curtin from Ballyhahill.

40 hour adoration will be held in Feenagh Church on Friday 31st May commencing after Mass at 8pm, and concluding with Mass at 11.30am on Sunday 2nd June. It covers Our Lady’s Pastoral Area which includes Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish.  

The annual Our Lady’s pastoral area pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Sunday 9th June. The parishes covered are Ardagh/Carrigkerry, Newcastle West, Monagea, Killeedy, Dromcollogher/Broadford, Feenagh/Kilmeedy, and Mahoonagh. The bus fare is 16 and to book a seat please give your name and number in at the sacristy in Newcastle West.

The Saint Kieran’s G.A.A. Cúl Camp will be held in Coolcappagh from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July. The booking forms will be available at a later date, but online booking is available A saving of € 5 with the code from promotional packs of Kellogg’s Cornflakes and Rice Krispies.

The Kilcolman Community Creche Summer Camp will be held from Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July. The camp will be suitable for school going children, with lots of activities such as sport arts and crafts and lots more to enjoy. It will commence at 9.15 am and will conclude at 3pm daily. The cost per child is 90 and it will include a hot meal. For details and booking phone 069-60770.