By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of John Mangan, Grouse Lodge, Ardagh,  peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, in Killeline Nursing Home after a short illness. The funeral cortege arrived at Saint Colman’s Church on Thursday, September 3 for 11am Requiem Mass, celebrated by Fr Tim Curtin.  Family, neighbours and friends attended, and Donal O’Sullivan played some lovely tunes on the flute. John was laid to rest afterwards in the local cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his brother David (Ovens, Cork), nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends  the management and staff of Killeline Nursing Home. May he Rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of John O’Connor, Ballyclough, Roxboro, Limerick and late of Main Street Ardagh. He was husband of the late Joan and former administrator at Mary Immaculate College  and past captain of Limerick Golf Club. His Requiem Mass took place at Knockea Church on Friday, September  4 at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards at Mount St Oliver Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his daughters Helena and Siobhán, son-in-law Patrick, granddaughters Rebecca, Jessica and Emma, great granddaughter Blake, brothers  Michael, Rosslare, Wexford, Patrick and Christy, Main Street, Ardagh, sisters Catherine Moran, Toureendonnell, Athea and Mary Boyce, Granagh  and extended family and a wide circle of friends. May He Rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of  Ellen (Nell) Falahee (nee Copse) late of Dromin McTurlough, Newcastle West,  peacefully on Saturday, August 29 in Milford Care Centre. Ellen was  wife of the late Ned and grandmother of the late Eamon Anthony. Ellen’s Funeral Mass took place on Wednesday 2nd September at 11.30 am at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West, followed by  burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West. We extend our sympathy to her sons Eamon and John, daughters Bridget (Neenan), Mary (Hayes), Geraldine (Foley), Eileen and Noreen (Fitzgibbon) daughter in law Ann, sons in law Jim, Vincent, Maurice and Willie, grandchildren, Paul, Emma, Stephanie and Caoimhe, brother Mick  (Carrigkerry) sister-in-law Ita, brother in law Mickey, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

The death has taken place of Jackie Feury, 47 Castleview, Newcastle West and formerly of Glenagragra, Glin on Monday, August 31, peacefully at Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee
Jackie was father of the late Richard. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Thursday,  September 3 at 11.30am followed by
burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West. We extend our sympathy to his wife Margaret, daughter Trish Bridgeman,  Kerryline , sons Paul and Michael, brothers Richard and Tom, sisters Mary and Joan, son-in-law Jer, daughter-in-law Trish, grandchildren Jack, Mya and Josh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish contributed €2,489.52, towards the Lenten Appeal  last Easter.

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club will be holding a Static Cycle Fundraiser in The Square, Newcastle West to generate much needed club funds, on this Saturday, September 12 from 9am to 5pm. If anyone would like to participate for an hour, please send a private message to their facebook  page. All support is greatly appreciated.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Galtee Gaels by 0-15 to 0-12 in the relegation semi final of the County Senior Football Championship at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Sunday, August 29. They led  by 0-8 to 0-6 at half time. TEAM Ray Noonan, Mossie Shine, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Anthony Mullins, Brendan McCarthy, Johnny McCarthy,  Kevin Meade, Liam Kennedy, Darragh Treacy, Noel Callanan 0-1, Donie Nolan 0-1, John Hayes 0-4, Seamus Mangan 0-6, Anthony Molyneaux 0-2, Stephen Lyons 0-1, Sub John Doyle.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Granagh/Ballingarry by 4-9 to 1-9 in Round 1 of the West Junior B Football Championship in Ballingarry on Saturday August 29. They lost to Belville Gaels by 2-19 to 1-11 in Group 3 of the County Minor B Hurling Championship at Mick Neville Park on Wednesday, August 26. Saint Kieran’s defeated Granagh/Ballingarry by 3-12 to 2-12 in Division 3 of the County U-16 Hurling Championship. They defeated  Cappamore by 2-11 to 3-5 in Division 2 of the County U-14 Football Championship.

Mary Kury Secretary of the Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association is compiling a local directory covering the catchment area. It will cater for businesses, groups, organisations, and will give people an idea of what is available around the locality. It is free and limited to three lines per entry, and Mary can be contacted by text 087-9282486, or email [email protected]

Congratulations to Margaret O’Connell, Ahawilk, Feohanagh who won €124, in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 4. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated. The annual general meeting  fixed for  Tuesday,  September 15, at Rathkeale House Hotel has been postponed to a later date due to Covid-19. New volunteers to get involved in all aspects of the station are needed at present. The roles available include research and studio work, fundraising, creating new talk shows, documentaries and lots more. Contact the station at 069-66200 if interested.

The Desmond Castle, Askeaton is now open to the public until Friday October 30. Admission is free, and numbers are limited to 6-8 people due to the special Covid restrictions. A guided service is available daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm, Monday to Friday.