By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Mary McGlynn (née Kilmartin) Chanel Road, Artane, Dublin and formerly of Rooskagh East, Carrickerry, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in Beaumont Hospital, on Thursday August 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Bill. Reposing at her home on Sunday, August 30 from 6.30pm. Removal on Monday to St. Brendan’s Church, Coolock arriving for 10am Funeral Mass followed by burial in Fingal Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her children Rose, Phil and Michael, sons-in-law Paul and Maurice, daughter-in-law Jo, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Ita Townsend (née O’Connor) Kilmacanogue, Wicklow, and formerly Carrigkerry, on Sunday September 6, peacefully in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry. Reposing at her home on Monday September 7, from 7.30pm. Removal on Tuesday evening to St. Mochonog’s Church, Kilmacanogue arriving at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11.30am followed by interment in adjoining cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her son David, daughter Lynda, daughter-in-law Joyce, grandchildren Rachel, Suzanne and Michelle, brothers Mick and Moss, sisters Peg, Maureen, Joan, Kit, Anne and Eileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Thomas (Tom) O’Connor, Glenastar, Ardagh and late of Edgware, London, England peacefully on Sunday, August 23. Predeceased by his wife Mary he was domiciled in London for many years. Tom was a former chairman of the Limerick Association of London and very involved in fundraising and promoting their events. He was well known in GAA and golfing circles. Removal on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm to All Saints RC Church, Kenton Road. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday September 18 at 10am followed by Cremation at 12 noon at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, Middlesex. We extend our sympathy to his daughter Patricia, sister Kay, brother Joseph, sisters-in law and brothers-in law, nephews and nieces and extended family members. May he rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Peadear’s Bar Ardagh, on Monday September 7. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 15, 25, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners: €60 Mike Hussey, Ballyduff. €60 Con Lawlor, Carrigkerry. €60 Eileen and Mike, Carrigkerry, c/o Josie. €30 Kathleen Sheehy, Croagh. €30 Timmy Copse, Glensharrold. €30 Peg O’Connor, Commons, Ardagh. Next week’s draw will be held in Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry and the Jackpot will be €6,400.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to all students who received their Junior Certificate exam results on Wednesday, September 9.

Congratulations to Saint Kieran’s, who defeated Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue, by 3-3 to 1-5 in the West Minor B Football Championship final played in the Bog Garden, Rathkeale on Friday, September 11. It was played during wind and heavy rain and credit to all involved for their efforts.

Carrig Celtic defeated Askeaton AFC 8-2 at home, in Division 1 of the Desmond League, on Sunday September 6. Ray Cahill, 2 Sean McSweeney, 2 Seanie King, 2 Francis Moore and Anthony Molyneaux, scored the goals. Creeves Celtic defeated Old Mill 5-2 at home, in Division 2 with goals from Seamus Mangan, 3 Mark Hennessy, and Jason Ahern. Carrig Celtic B defeated Kildimo Utd B 3-1 at home in Division 3.

Patrick Quaid from Carrigkerry was a guest on the Benny Tade McCarthy show on West Limerick 102 on Thursday September 10. He has a new single Old Dan Tucker on release at present, and he is working on a new album. Over the course of the interview, we learned of his love of music, and song growing up. Pa who plays the guitar as well as singing, ventured out on the entertainment circuit about three months ago. He performs also for the residents of Abbot Close Nursing Home in Askeaton, and Killeline Nursing Home, Newcastle West. He likes to sing old favourite songs by putting his own twist and stamp on them. His future plans include an appearance on SKY 191 and performing at new venues around the Limerick, Kerry and Cork areas. We will follow his career with interest and wish him well in the future.

Culture Night Limerick 2015 will be held from 5pm to 10 pm on Friday 19th September. Over 80 cultural events for all ages will be held throughout Limerick in museums, libraries, heritage centres, art galleries, theatres and other venues. Details can be got by contacting the Limerick Arts Office on 061-407363[email protected] or visit

West Limerick Singing Club are holding a traditional night in the Ramble Inn Abbeyfeale, on Friday 19th September as part of Culture Night. A top class night of singing, music and storytelling is promised and all are welcome. The press launch for the seventh Gary McMahon Singing Weekend which takes place from 16th to 18th October will be held at 9pm. Members of the club Philip Enright from Abbeyfeale and Mike Barrett from Rooskagh, were guests on the Exchange Programme with Sheila O’Regan on West Limerick 102 on Friday September 11. It was very interesting to hear both recalling their introduction to singing. Mike’s late father was a well-known singer and his mother Nora, who is now 91 years old, still performs at local events. Mike sang West Limerick Hills live on air.

The winter Mass time schedule until April 1, 2016 will come into operation, in Coolcappa/Kilcolman Parish, on this coming weekend 19th/20th September. Mass will be celebrated in Saint Kyran’s Church Coolcappa, on Saturday at 6pm, and in Saint Colman’s Church Kilcolman, on Sunday at 10am.

“The Hills of Old Kilcolman” is the debut Irish Traditional music album from siblings John and Jacki O’Connor, Kilcolman. This album is dedicated to their late father, Jackie O’Connor, who passed away from cancer in 2008. Jackie spent some time in Milford Hospice before his passing and net proceeds from the sale of this album are going to Milford Hospice, Limerick. This traditional music album is representative of the music and song of West Limerick and in particular the music their late dad loved to hear them play. John (button accordion) and Jacki (concertina) are joined by some accomplished guest musicians on the album.  These include Martin O’Malley (guitar), James O’Connor (bodhrán), Jack O’Connor (cajon) and Paddy Donovan (bones). It also features four songs. The title track of the album “The Hills of Old Kilcolman Where Our Forefathers Lie” was written by John and Jacki’s granduncle, Jim Keane and is sung beautifully by Maura Nolan. Donie Nolan sings a poignant version of “Shanagolden” and a rendition of “Down by Glensharrold Side” which was penned by John and Jacki’s grandfather, Patrick T. Aherne. The final song on the album is sung by a good family friend, Tadhg Maher, from Co. Offaly. The song is entitled “The Mountainy Men” and is a song which has rarely (if ever) been recorded before. The album is currently being featured on West Limerick 102FM, where Jacki presents “The Trad Scene” every Saturday evening between 6-8p.m. Launch nights for this album will take place in West Limerick and North Tipperary. Dates and venues as follows: Friday September 25th, Flag Floor Rambling House, Carrigkerry, Friday October 2nd, Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine and Saturday October 10th in Killoscully Community Centre, Killoscully, Co. Tipperary.  There is an open invitation to all to come along to the Launch nights and enjoy some West Limerick traditional music and song. This album is currently for sale at Moloneys Daybreak, Carrickerry; Curley’s Post Office and Shop, Ardagh; Buckleys Shop, Devon Road, Templeglantine; The Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale; Mullanes Costcutter, Shanagolden; MACE, Shanagolden; Trade Electric, Newcastle West and O’Connor’s Londis, Churchtown, Newcastle West. Net proceeds in aid of Milford Hospice, Limerick. All support greatly appreciated. 

Airtricity would like to invite applications from community based projects, in the locality of their Athea, Dromada, Tournafulla and Rathcahill wind farms in County Limerick. Applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme, however preference will be given to projects within 5km of the wind farms. To find out more about how to apply, please contact Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds, Tel 01 655 6556 Email [email protected] The closing date for the 2015 Community Fund is Friday 25th September.

The Limerick Association will host a Benefit Dance at the Mazenod Social Club, Mazenod Ave, Kilburn, London, on Saturday 26th September, with doors opening at 8pm. Tickets cost €5 each, and can be got from John Giltenan on 07956 855957. Music by the ‘’Ardee’’ and a Raffle will be held, and refreshments provided. Orlaith is progressing well thanks to her treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital London for Congenial Hyperinsulinism. All support for the fundraising event will be much appreciated.