The death has taken place of Catherine, ‘Kitty’ Ahern nee Flynn, Cooleybrown and Reerasta Court, Ardagh, peacefully at Cahermoyle House Nursing Home, on Wednesday 19th June.  She was in her mid eighties, and wife of the late Sean. She was from Glenville, and was educated and worked locally until her marriage to Sean. They raised nine in family together in difficult times; in Cooleybrown.She was a homemaker and a hard worker, who provided well for her family. Kitty enjoyed a game of Bingo and she looked forward to her visits to Ardagh Social Club. They moved to live in Reerasta Court in the village, where sadly Sean died about 8 years ago leaving Kitty alone. She looked forward to receiving Holy Communion and listening to Mass on the Parish Radio service. until her final move to Cahermoyle. Her remains reposed from 5pm on Thursday evening last, where large crowds attended to pay their last respects. The removal followed from Cahermoyle House Nursing Home to Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh.

Fr Larry Madden, P.P. Ardagh/Carrigkerry assisted by Fr Willie Russell, Rathkeale, concelebrated her Requiem Mass on Friday morning. Symbols associated with Kitty’s life were brought to the Altar before Mass commenced. Family members assisted in the ceremony which was well attended and the hymns and music was uplifting. Her son Paul thanked everyone for their help and support and paid her a lovely tribute, before the final prayers. Burial took place in Ardagh Cemetery on Friday 21st June, the longest day in the year. We extend our sympathy to her sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Willem Van Beck, Reen’s Pike, Ardagh, on Thursday 13th June unexpectedly at home. Reposing at Magner’s Funeral Home Rathkeale on Sunday from 6pm, followed by removal to Saint Mary’s Church Rathkeale. Requiem Mass followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery on Monday 17th June. We extend our sympathy to his partner Eileen O’Shaughnessy and their families. May he rest in Peace.

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Anne Marie O’Connor, daughter of Tom and Geraldine, Creeves, and Robert Murphy son of Phil and Mike, Arraview, Newcastle West who were married recently in the Prince of Peace Church, Fossa, Killarney.

The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry on Monday 17th June. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 13, 15, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners.      60 Den Joe Doran c/o Josie. 60 Hannah Green, Kilrodane Ardagh . 60 Charlie Kirk Reen’s Ardagh.     30 Barry, Noel, and Fiona, Shanagolden. 30 Ita Kirk Reen’s Ardagh. 30 Denis and Mike c/o Moore’s Bar.  Next week’s draw will be held in Neary’s Bar Ardagh and the Jackpot will be 9,800.

Creeves Celtic soccer club held their AGM on Monday 10th June, and the following members were put in place for the coming season. Chairman Dave Naughton, Vice-Chairman Seamus O’Donnell, Secretary Martin Kelly, Ass-Secretary Emer Hogan, Treasurer PJ Hogan, Ass-Treasurer Ann O’Donnell, Child Welfare Officer Emer Hogan, PRO Tom Moloney. Committee Ron Forrestal, Francis Kearns, Sharon Guina.

Saint Kieran’s and Caherline finished level 1-12 each in Round 2 of the County Limerick Intermediate Hurling Championship at Mungret Gaelic Grounds on Friday 14th June. It was a difficult evening for hurling after a wet and windy day which left the playing surface slippery. Saint Kieran’s led by 1-7 to 1-5 at half-time and should have been further ahead for the possession they had.  It was more even in the second –half and the scores were tied at 1-10 each entering the closing stages. Caherline went ahead and Saint Kieran’s hit back with two points, only for their opponents to equalize from a late free.  In the week that Limerick defeated Tipperary in the Munster Championship questions need to be asked about the staging of the fixture. We witnessed a change of referee, umpires without white coats, and members from the clubs acting as linesmen. We need seven qualified and properly attired people to handle County Championship matches if we are serious about promoting our games. TEAM. John Greaney, Michael Windle, Brendan Mc Carthy, Billy Breen, Sean Windle, 0-1 Patrick Windle, Michael Flynn, Anthony Molyneaux, 0-3 JB Harnett, Mossie Shine, Johnny Mc Carthy, 0-2 Ray Cahill, Danny Collum, 1-3 Jonathan Ruttle, Ian Mackessy, 0-3 Sub Timmy Carroll. In Round 3 they will play Dromin-Athlacca in August.

Congratulations to Old Mill who defeated Athea by 4-9 to 3-3 in the County U-14 Novice A Ladies Football Final in Coolcappa Gaelic Grounds on Thursday 6th June.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Feohanagh by 1-12 to 3-3 in the West Junior B Hurling League semi final at Croagh on Wednesday 12th June.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Feohanagh by 2-6 to 0-5 in Round 1 of the West Junior B Hurling Championship at Knockaderry on Saturday 15th June.

Desmond Cycling Club is holding a hill climb league on Wednesday evenings at present. It is approximately 5.5kms in length around the Glenagowan/Rooskagh area. It is open to all categories and ages of riders, and more details from club members.

West Limerick 102 Community Radio is holding a Flag Day in Newcastle West from 9am to 6pm on Saturday 29th June. All support will be much appreciated.

The Clounleharde School reunion will commence with an Open Air Mass celebrated by Fr Michael O’Connor in Killeaney AFC ground in Knockdown at 7pm. It will be followed by a meal in the marquee, and music song and chat in the Knockdown Arms.  Well done to the organizers and we hope all who attend have a wonderful night recalling their school days in Clounleharde School.

Knockfierna Heritage Society present the Mannix Joyce week-end on Saturday29th /Sunday30th June. A Rambling House will be held on Saturday night from 7.30pm. Donnacha O’Dulaing from RTE will give a talk on Sunday at 2pm, followed by a walk and traditional entertainment.

A number of trained volunteers will be conducting Graveyard Mapping in Ardagh Cemetery on Wednesday/3rd and Thursday/4th July. This is part of the West Limerick Graveyard Mapping Project. The results of the survey will be uploaded to the website historic

The Irish Pure Friesian Open Day 2013 will be held on the Ballykennedy herd of brothers John and Michael O’Connor   Ballingarry on Friday 5th July at 12 noon. They are the sons of Carrigkerry native Michael O’Connor the well known singer. Michael and family have build up the herd over the last 30 years to its present top class status. All are welcome to attend the open day and best wishes to the family in the future.

West Limerick 102 Community Radio is to host a night to crown Miss West Limerick 2013 in the Devon Inn Templeglantine, at 8pm on Friday 5th July. Contestants will have to be from or living in the West Limerick area and be aged between 18 and 28 up to 5th July. Each contestant is entered on behalf of a business or community group at a cost of € 70. A judging committee will interview the contestants on the day and again on stage that night before declaring a winner. It promises to be a very exciting night and more details from the Station at 66200.

The weekly summer shows featuring Comhaltas artists will commence on Thursday 4th July at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine. They will run weekly over July and August to give visitors to the region the opportunity to see the top entertainers in action.

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 annual Garden Fete and Vintage Rally will be held in the grounds of Rathfredagh Cheshire Home on Sunday 7th July.

The launch of the Newcastle West Golf Club 75th Anniversary Book will take place at the Clubhouse in Rathgoonan Ardagh on Sunday 7th July at 7.30pm. It will be launched by Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht.  It promises to be a very enjoyable read and well done to the committee that compiled it.

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.