We extend our deep sympathy to Nellie O’Sullivan and family Carrigkerry on the tragic death of her husband Tom, following an accident on Friday morning last. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Joan Tobin (nee McCormack) wife of the late Martin, Dunboyne, County Meath, and formerly of Ardagh, County Limerick peacefully at her home and surrounded by her family on Monday 14th October. She lay in repose at her home on Tuesday from 12 noon. Removal to Saint Peter and Paul’s Church Dunboyne for 11am Requiem Mass on Wednesday followed by burial in Rooske Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her children Brian, Terry, Kieran, Pauline, Patricia, Martin. Colm, Fiona, Siobhan, Anthony, and Marie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and extended family members, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Neary’s Bar, Ardagh on Monday 14th October. The numbers drawn were 1, 2,9,13, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners as follows. €60 Tommy Mullins, Ardagh. €60 Tom and Charlie c/o Reen’s. €60 Thomas Mullins, Commons, Ardagh. €30 Mary Hartnett c/o Moloney’s. €30 Marie Curley c/o Curley’s. €30 Stephen Kennelly, Shanagolden. Next week’s draw will be held in Foley’s Bar, Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be €7,200.

Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s team and management on winning the County U-14 13-A-Side Competition title.  They defeated Saint Mary’s by 2-11 to 1-10 at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Sunday 13th October. Team Denis Cronin, Eamon Ambrose, Jason Byrnes, Dylan Moloney,  Diarmuid Mulcahy, Michael Conlon, John Byrnes, Liam Kennedy, Daniel Power, John Buckley, Tommy Mullins, Michael Murphy, Stephen Hennessy,  Edward Fitzgerald, Ciaran Kiely,  Liam Liston, Tomas Clifford, Eoin Mc Enery, Evan Donovan.

Sean Finn’s/Saint Kieran’s lost to Father Casey’s by 2-12 to 0-6 in the County Premier Minor Football Championship semi-final at Mick Neville Park Rathkeale on Friday 11th October.

All the local teams were defeated in the Desmond League on Sunday 13th October. Carrig Celtic lost 3-1 away to Rathkeale in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup. Old Mill lost 4-0 at home to Breska Rovers in Division 1. Carrig Celtic lost 2-0 away to Knockaderry in the first round of the Richard Hogan Cup. Creeves Celtic B lost 6-0 away to Newcastle West Rovers B in Division 3.

In the ladies Desmond League Carrig Celtic defeated Breska Rovers 3-1 at home in Division 1 with goals from Michelle Brouder, Bridget Liston, and Aoife King.

The following are the Ardagh/Carrigkerry Comhaltas officers elected recently for the 2013/2014 season. Chairman Mike Daly. Vice-Chairman Pat Curtin. Secretary Goretti Trant. Treasurer Evelyn Mullins. Auditor Christina Guiry. Youth Officer James O’Connor.Treoraí na Gaelilge Martina McGrath. Delegates to the County Board Helen Daly and Goretti Trant P.R.O. Jim O’Connor.  The branch is to be complimented for their work in promoting our traditional music song and dance pastimes. Music classes are held in Ardagh Community Hall on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm. dancing classes are held in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Wednesday’s from 4.30-8.30pm. The branch intends to commence an adult bodhran class if there are sufficient numbers interested. Please contact 087-1379382 for additional details.

The annual Comhaltas tour of North America, Echoes of Erin, commenced on Tuesday 8th October. Congratulations to Claire Heffernan from Kilrodane, Ardagh, and Christine Mulcahy from Killeedy, who represent West Limerick on the tour.

The West Limerick Indoor Bowls Club meets every Thursday night in Halla Tadgh Gaelach Tournafulla at 7.30pm. It is a very enjoyable pastime for all adults and new members and spectators are always welcome. Please phone 069-81936 for more details.

The parish booklet to mark the centenary of Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman is still on sale for just €5. A copy can be purchased at Curley’s Shop,  Greaney  Butchers, and Dairygold Co-op in Ardagh, Moloney’s Shop in Carrigkerry, Hanley’s Shop Creeves Cross, Mullane’ Shop, and Roche’s Shop in Shanagolden. A DVD of the Mass and celebrations can be ordered by contacting Caroline on 087-1220563. A copy of both would make lovely keepsakes for locals or for overseas relations or friends.

A Safe-Talk seminar on suicide awareness will be held in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday 24th October. Newcastle West and District Lions Club and the HSE are joining up to present this seminar. The event is free to all clubs associations, organizations, and individuals in West Limerick. To book places please call Liam on 087-6780456.

A car boot sale in aid of West Limerick 102 Community Radio will be held on Sunday 27th October at Newcastle West Community Centre. The gates open at 7.30am and admission is only €2. To book a table and additional information from069-66200.

Afternoon tea dancing returns to Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday 27th October from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Music by John Sullivan and Alpine Sound and the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Community Centre. The organizers would appreciate more local support as the majority of the dancers come from outside the area.

The West Limerick Singing Club will hold the 5th Annual Gary McMahon singing weekend in Abbeyfeale from Friday November 1st to Sunday November 3rd.   The event will include singing sessions in the Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights.  Workshop on composing traditional ballads is on at Saint Ita’s Hall on Saturday morning from 10.30am to 1.pm. The   newly composed ballad competition will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Ramble Inn at 4pm. Aifreann an Riocht on Sunday at 12 noon in the Church. A tribute to Pat Brosnan on Sunday at 3pm, in Father Casey’s GAA Clubhouse. The tutors for the event will be Joe O’Connor, and Seamus Brogan, and all are welcome.

Dromcollogher Respite Care Centre will host a fashion fundraising event on Friday November 1st at 8pm in the Day Care Centre, Dromcollogher. Any items of unwanted new or nearly new clothing shoes and accessories would be very welcome for this fundraiser. The clothing may be dropped at the Respite Care Centre. Tickets cost €10 which includes a glass of champagne on admission, free raffle on door ticket, and finger food. Advice on make- up and hairstyles will also be available from local beauticians and hair stylists. For additional information please contact 063-83934

A charity Céilí in aid of the Father Chris O’Donnell Mission Fund In Saint Patrick’s Parish in Argentina will be held in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine, on Saturday 2nd November at 9.30pm.The music will be supplied by the Templeglantine Comhaltas Céili Band and a raffle will also be held for numerous spot prizes. Admission is €8 and all are welcome.

The Ballyloughane School reunion has been fixed for Sunday 3rd November, in the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine to cater for increased numbers. It was originally fixed for Carrigkerry Community Centre but the interest it has created has led to the move to the bigger venue.  Tom Dillane and John O’Sullivan who are members of the organizing committee were guests on West Limerick Radio 102 on Tuesday 15th October. They told presenter Sheila O’Regan that the School opened in 1863 and the original building and teacher’s house are now private residences.  A lot of work has been done to date in preparation for the event which will commence with Mass at 3pm. It will be followed by music entertainment and chat and a guest appearance from the Carrigkerry Wrenboys.  A number of people from overseas are expected to attend as well as many from other parts of Ireland.  The organizers would appreciate old roll books which may be in the area, newspaper cuttings, articles, and photos, for a booklet they are publishing to mark the contribution the school made to education in the area. The Reunion is also open to people who did not attend the School which closed in 1969. John can be contacted at 086-8539297

Kilcolman Community Creche Committee will hold its annual general meeting at the premises on Wednesday 6th November at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. 

West Limerick Community Radio is holding a fundraising Céilí in the Community Centre Knockaderry on Friday 22nd November at 9.30pm. Music by Donie Nolan, and a raffle will also be held for numerous spot prizes.  Teas and coffee served and all are welcome.