By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Angela Cremin, nee Cogavin, (wife of the late Con) of Ardagh and formerly of Laurencetown, County Galway, on  October 14, in the care of the staff of Caheralla Community Hospital, Ennis. The funeral Mass took  place in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on  Saturday, October 17 at 1pm, followed by burial afterwards in the local cemetery. We extend our sympathy to  her daughters Ann, Helen and Louise, son Maurice, sons-in-law Diarmuid and Ger, daughter-in-law Joan, sister-in-law Mona, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of James (Jim) LynchGlenagower, Athea, peacefully at St. John’s Hospital, Limerick on Saturday, October 10. The Requiem Mass  took place on Friday, October 16 at 12 noon, in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, followed by burial in Templeathea Cemetery, Athea. Sympathy is extended to his sister-in-law Mary, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. Jim played football for Kilcolman back in the 1950s, and he was a regular card player up to recent times. May he rest in Peace.

We extend  sympathy to Catherine Goulding, Knockfinisk, on the recent death of her brother Mike Murphy in Staffordshire, England.

Limerick City and County Council have placed a site notice at Ardagh Station House, which is a protected structure. The proposed works include, Refurbishment of the  Station House and Goods Shed including site work, with a change of use to Community, Tourism and  Commercial use. The removal of a section of stone wall to facilitate the widening of the existing entrance to accommodate 2-way traffic. A step back of the entrance, and the provision of car parking spaces and camper van parking bays. Placing  timber post and rail fencing along boundary of greenway and parking area. Putting in place  greenway furniture including seating, benches and cycle stands on the site. The notice also include plans for a playground facility, signage and information boards. Plans and particulars of the proposed works will be available for inspection from  October 14, 2020 up to and including November 12, 2020 during office hours at the Customer Services Desks, Limerick City and County Council, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay, the Planning and Environmental Services Department in County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick, the Newcastle West Municipal District Office and online at
Submissions or observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the works would be situated, will be accepted up to 16:00 hours on November 26, 2020 in writing to Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 WV78 or online via The notice is signed by Gordan Daly, Director of Service, Limerick City and  County Council.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery is back after a break of nearly seven months. The second draw took place on Monday, October 12, in the Community Centre Ardagh. The jackpot was €6,700, and the numbers drawn were 11,15,18,20, and there was no Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each, Ita Dineen c/o Greaney’s, Anne Molyneaux c/o Josie, Tom Mackessy Coolanoran, Tom Corrigan c/o Padge, and Cormac Behan online. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

Creeves Celtic  held their fourth split the pot fundraiser draw at Hanley’s Foodstore, Creeves on Monday, October 12. Congratulations to Noel O’Donnell, who won €121. The entry fee is €2, with €1 going to the club and the other €1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two Euro in plus details, are available at the Thatch Bar, Neary’s Bar, and Hanley’s Foodstore Creeves. Participants can also sign up to a standing order made payable to the club, contributing €9 per month. The forms are available from committee members, and the  draws will be held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

The Ardagh I.C.A. members would like to sincerely thank all who generously contributed to their recent collection on behalf of Milford Hospice. The amount collected and forwarded to the Hospice realised €1,600. A reflection of the high esteem among the community for the great care provided by this wonderful service

All soccer matches have been called off again due to the upgraded Covid-19 restrictions.

All club Gaelic games have been called off again due to the upgraded Covid-19 regulations.

The ongoing impact of the pandemic has curtailed the number of parish magazines, and journals that will be published this year. In East Limerick the usual number are being prepared at present, but there is no mention of any being published in West Limerick.

The four local churches are closed again for mass, due to level 3 restrictions. They are open daily for private prayer, in Ardagh from 10am to 5pm, and Carrigkerry from 10.30am to 5pm. Masses in Ardagh on Saturday evening at 6.30pm can be viewed on the parish Facebook page, and in Carrigkerry on Sunday morning at 11am on Radio at 107fm.

Congratulations to  Liam Moloney Ballyhahill, who won €125 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, October 16. Tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, or from the radio station. All support is very much appreciated. 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.