By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Margaret (Maudie) Mullins nee Stack, Dunganville, Ardagh and formerly of Moyvane village, County Kerry, wife of the late Johnny, peacefully in the loving care of St Catherine’s Nursing Home, Newcastle West, on Sunday September 13. She lay in repose at Reidy’s Funeral Home, Newcastle West on Tuesday, September 15 from 6pm followed by removal to Saint Molua’s Church, Ardagh. Her Requiem Mass was concelebrated by Fr Tim Curtin, Fr Tony Mullins and Canon Frank Duhig on Wednesday at 11.30am. Family members participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory gifts and reflection prayer and Maura sang appropriate hymns.

Fr Tim provided an insight into Maudie’s journey through life during his homily. She was one of seven children and she was born on September 19, 1931. She enjoyed her time around Moyvane until she met the love of her life Johnny Mullins. They were married in 1960 and they worked side by side on the farm. It was dairy farming in the early days and dry stock later and Maudie participated in the chores. She had a warm welcome for all callers to their house and got on very well with her nephews, nieces and relatives. She liked her cigarettes and enjoyed her coffee meetings with neighbours and friends.

She attended Mass regularly and made annual visits to Knock and occasional visits to Lourdes. She took great care of her husband Johnny who died in 2000. Maudie was involved in the Meals on Wheels and Ardagh Social Club up to her move to Saint Catherine’s about four years ago. Her nephew, on behalf of the family, paid a heartfelt and humorous tribute to Maudie and thanked so many people for their kindness and help. Maudie was laid to rest afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her brother Eddie (Moyvane), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, kind neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The following are the Lottery results from Moore’s Bar, Carrigkerry on Monday, September 14. The numbers drawn were 12, 24, 28, 30, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the lucky dip winners: €60 Mike Liston, c/o D Greaney. €60 Lisa Murray, Reens Bar, €60 Seán Downey, Lisgordan, Ardagh. €30 Kathleen Lawlor, c/o Josie. €30 Tom and Georgina Tierney, Reens. €30 Moss O’Connor. Next week’s Jackpot will be €6,600 and the draw will be held in Neary’s Bar, Ardagh.

The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary together with Milford Hospice Friends Association wish to thank most sincerely all who contributed so generously towards the annual church gate collection, taken up in Ardagh/Carrigkerry on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. The amount collected in Ardagh, was €259.12 and in Carrigkerry €353.47. A special thanks to the collectors who gave so willingly of their time to stand and collect.

Saint Kieran’s were defeated by Fr Casey’s by 2-11 to 1-6 in Round 5 of Group 2 of the County Senior Football Championship at Newcastle West on Wednesday, September 16. The defeat ends their interest in the Championship for another season.

Timmy Madigan from the Saint Kieran’s club was involved in the Limerick U-21 hurling backroom team that won the All Ireland in Thurles on Saturday, September 12. They defeated Wexford by 0-26 to 1-7 to win their fifth title at this grade.

Carrig Celtic defeated Breska Rovers 5-0 away in Division 1 of the Desmond League on Sunday, September 13. Sean McSweeney, 2, Ray Cahill, Podge McCarthy, and Ray Brouder scored their goals. Old Mill lost 5-0 away to Shountrade in Division 2 and Carrig Celtic B lost 3-0 away to Newcastle West B in Division 3.

West Limerick 102 Community Radio would like to thank the collectors, all who supported their recent collections, which were held in Coolcappa/Kilcolman and Ardagh/Carrigkerry parishes. They are most thankful for the financial support they received which is much appreciated.

Ann Horan the Principal of Carrigkerry N.S. was a on the Talkabout Programme with presenter, Deirdre Walsh on Radio Kerry on Tuesday Sept 15. Ann was appointed to the Central Executive Committee of the INTO at their Annual Congress last Easter. She is representing the 3,000, teachers in the Limerick and Kerry region. They were discussing the class numbers in Schools and how the increasing numbers impact on the progress of the students.

“The Hills of Old Kilcolman” the Irish Traditional Music Album” from Jacki, and John O’Connor, Kilcolman, is receiving lots of play at present from the radio stations. It has being featured on Shannonside Northern Sound Radio and Cork’s C103FM and Donnchadh Ó Cinnéide featured the album on Tipperary Mid West Radio. Paula Carroll featured it on her traditional programme on Clare FM and Padraig Duffy on Midlands 103 on Sunday evening last. Sheila O’Regan did a nice interview with Jacki on The Exchange, programme, on West Limerick 102FM on Wednesday, September 16. Trevor Anderson did a 10 minute interview with Jacki and John on the In the County Programme on Limerick Live 95 on Saturday, September 19. They also performed a selection of music on the show.

The 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 Moloney’s Daybreak, Carrickerry; Curley’s Post Office and Shop, Ardagh; Buckley’s Shop, Devon Road, Templeglantine; The Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale; Mullane’s 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. 

Irish dancing classes are held in Ardagh Community Centre, every Monday at 7pm. The children’s set dancing/céilí classes are held in Carrigkerry Community Centre, every Friday at 6.45pm. All are welcome.

The following is a note from Stephen Goulding Principal of North Kerry College of Further Education Listowel. The College is still taking applications for its programmes at level 5 & 6. These courses include Business & Childcare at levels 5 & 6. Other courses include Art portfolio preparation, Sports & Recreation, Healthcare and Nursing Engineering & Hairdressing. Supports are in place for students to ensure success and excellent progression to other third level colleges for our learners. Check out our website and also you can find us on Facebook.

College director Stephen Goulding said these courses represent a chance for adult learners to upskill and change career direction. We liaise closely with employers to ensure we are meeting Industry standards. All our programmes have a significant work experience component which ensures all learners get first-hand experience in their chosen fields. Contact Stephen Goulding Principal North Kerry College of Further Education Listowel, Co. Kerry

Living Links are holding an information meeting, regarding their next group healing program at Limerick Pastoral Centre, Denmark Street, on Thursday 24th September at 8pm. Contact 087-7998427 for more details.

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 Maxenod 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.

Kieran Goss Concert:

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Kieran Goss concert scheduled to take place in Feohanangh Castlemahon Community Hall on Saturday Sept 26th had to be cancelled.

The weekly card game resumes in Ardagh Hall on Tuesday 29th September. The proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the hall. All support is needed and will be appreciated by the committee.