Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Jim Molyneaux, son of Joan and Paddy, The Cross, Ardagh and Linda Butler, Tullamore, County Offaly, who were married in Limerick on Friday 25th October, and held their Reception in The Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West.

Congratulations and best wishes to Aisling Hayes, Knockfinisk who celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends at The Ballintemple Inn, Newcastle West on Saturday 26th October.

The Limerick GAA Club draw for November was held at Croke Park Bar Croagh, on Friday 1st We congratulate Pa Leahy Creeves, and the Saint Kieran’s club who won €250. The next and final draw will be held in the Weigh Inn, Ballysheedy on Friday 6th December.

The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry on Monday 4th November. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 14, 28, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners €60 Jack Flaherty, Carrigkerry. €60 Sharon Roche c/o Sean Downey. €60 Boxcar c/o Neary’s Bar. €30 Mary Donovan, Kilcolman. €30 Nora Dineen, Ardagh. €30 Eileen King c/o Josie. Next week’s draw will be held at Neary’s Bar Ardagh, and the Jackpot will be €7,800.

Congratulations to Gerard Donovan, Kilcolman who completed the Dublin City Marathon, on Bank Holiday Monday October 28th in 3 hours 58 minutes.

A 19.7 acre parcel of farm land at Killaheen, Reens, Ardagh, was sold for €232,000 by Liston Auctioneers, Newcastle West. Currently in grass, the land was described as ‘’good dry ground’’ and is situated on the main Limerick to Kerry (N21) road. Michael Liston opened the bidding at €170,000 and with the help of three customers it was placed on the market at €232,000. With no improved offers, the hammer fell at €232,000 to two locals who have land adjoining the property. The price works out at almost €11,800/acre.

We extend our sympathy to Patsy Harnett, Ballynacally, Ardagh, on the death of his mother Eileen, in Wolverhampton, England. Our sympathy also to all her other relatives at home and abroad.

We extend our sympathy to Mary Balfe, Glenastar, Ardagh, on the death of her father  Cornelius Kelly, Ballycormack Shanagolden. Our sympathy also to the extended family members

Congratulations to Pat Brosnan from Athea, who received a presentation from the West Limerick Singing Club during the Gary McMahon weekend in Abbeyfeale. The three day event, now in its fifth year, was very successful again with many performers and music enthusiasts from around the country attending. The tribute event held in the Fr Casey’s GAA Club on Sunday 3rdNovember was to recognize Pat’s lifetime involved in singing and composing ballads, and in preserving our musical heritage and traditions. We all owe a big debt to Pat who through his writings has provided us with so much entertainment over the years.  

The AGM of Ardagh N.S. was held on Thursday 24th October, and the following members were elected for the coming year. Chairperson Mairead Moran, Secretary Moira Mc Enery, Treasurer Carmel Power, Committee Sandra Murphy, Mary Barrett, John Campbell, Paudie Magner. People, who may wish to become involved with the Parents Council, or have any suggestions, can contact any of the members.

The Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish Accounts for 2012 was made available recently in both churches for inspection. The total income was in excess of expenditure which is always a nice situation to be in. The weekly envelope collection is the main income, and it continues to hold up well despite the number of households ceasing to pay. The Diocesan Needs collection has fallen well short and has to be topped up out of parish finances to reach its target. The Parish Mission held during 2012 reported a loss of €2,000. The closing balance at 31st December 2012 shows the parish finances in a healthy state and well done to Fr Madden, and the finance committee, for this.

Congratulations to Jim Lynch, and Peg Mulvihill, who were prize winners at the card game held in Shanagolden Hall on Friday 1st November.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Na Piarsaigh by 3-13 to 1-4 in Round 2 of the County Premier U-21 Football Championship at Mick Neville Park on Friday 1st November. They are in a group of six teams and in mid table after one win and one loss to date.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Ballybrown by 8-6 to 0-0 in the County U-13 Division 2 Football League Final at Mick Neville Park on Sunday 3rd November.


Congratulations to Brendan McCarthy right half back, and Sean McSweeney left half forward from Saint Kieran’s who were named in  Jerome O’Connell’s  Limerick SFC team of the season in the Limerick Leader.

The Ballyloughane School reunion took place at the Devon Inn Hotel Templeglantine, on Sunday November 3rd It commenced with Fr Madden celebrating a special Mass at 3pm. It was followed by lots of entertainment with music, dancing singing and lots of chat. It was a great success, with many people returning from all parts, to join in the celebrations. Well done to all who were involved in organizing the reunion.

Carrig Celtic defeated Sporting Ennistymon 4-2 in the 3 Round of the FAI Junior Cup at home on Sunday 3rd November. Seanie King, 2 Francis Moore, and Sean Mc Sweeney got the goals.

Old Mill lost 2-0 away to Rathkeale B in Division 1 of the Desmond League.

Creeves Celtic lost 2-0 away to Granagh United in Division 2 of the Desmond League.

Carrig Celtic B lost 3-1 away to Knockaderry in Division 3 with Alan Moloney scoring the goal. Creeves Celtic B lost 8-0 away to Bally Rovers also in Division 3.

The Rosary will be recited each Sunday in November at the three cemeteries in Newcastle West. Famine cemetery at 3pm, Calvary cemetery at 3.20pm, and Churchtown cemetery at 3.40pm. All are welcome to join in and to remember our dearly departed.

The Rosary will be recited each Sunday in November, at Reilig Mhuire cemetery Askeaton at 3pm. Grave owners are asked to attend.

Bodhrán Classes for adults commenced in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Wednesday 6th November at 8.30pm. Contact Ardagh/Carrigkerry Comhaltas for more details.

Boxercise for teenagers starting in Ardagh Hall on Wednesday 13th November from 7-8pm.

Pilates for beginners starting in Ardagh Hall on Wednesday 13th November from 8-9pm.

The Feohanagh/Castlemahon Parish Annual will be launched by Father Michael Wall, Chaplain and lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday 15th November, at 8.30pm at Castlemahon Parish Hall. This year’s eagerly awaited 33rd annual is dedicated to the memory of Margaret Doody Scully, May O’Connor, Paddy Roche, and Fr John Mc Sweeney, who passed away during the year.  The trio was members of the history group who have produced this fine Annual since 1981, and were fine contributors of numerous articles over the years.   Fr John was the author of the book’’ Call me David’’ Bishop David Cremin A Memoir. A Memorial Mass for them and for all deceased members will be celebrated by Fr John Duggan P.P.  In Castlemahon Church before the launch at 7.30pm, and all are welcome to attend both the Mass and the launch.

The Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish Holy Souls Masses will take place on the weekend of 16th/17th November. The following is a list of the people who died in the parish over the last twelve months. ARDAGH. Johnjoe O’Sullivan, Glenville. Bill Tierney, Australia. Dan Mc Mahon, Knockbowheen. John Enright, Skehanagh. Kitty Ahern, Reerasta Court. Mary O’Connor, 4 The Cross Ardagh. Dick Woulfe, Dunganville. Margaret (Peg) Mangan. Glensharrold. Mary Sheehy, Glenville. CARRIGKERRY Bridget Christina Lawlor, Knocknagun. Mary Shields, Glensharrold. Eileen Sheehy, Ballyloughane. Michael Murphy, Rooska East. Mary Hennessy, Ballyloughane. Gerard Murphy, Rooska. Tom O’Sullivan, Saint Mary’s Terrace, Carrigkerry.

The annual €2,000 45 card drive takes place on Tuesday 19th November at 9pm in the Community Hall Raheenagh. The proceeds will go towards the hall’s ongoing expenses and 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.

The final of the West Limerick Scór Na Nóg Competition will be held in Saint Molua’s Hall Ardagh on Sunday 24th November at 2.30pm.