by Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Elizabeth (Elsa), Enright  nee O’Brien, Lisnacullia, Rathkeale, on Monday, October 19, peacefully at her home, beloved wife of Con, predeceased by her late son Patrick. Her funeral  Mass was celebrated on Wednesday  morning at 11am,in St. Kyran’s Church, Coolcappa with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. We extend sympathy to Donal, Siobhán, Neil, Elizabeth, Rosemary and John. Sadly missed by daughters in law Paula, Bríd, Angela, Morgan, sons in law, Ian and Simon, her adoring grandchildren Jennifer, Alison, Niall, Laura, Hannah, Aoife, Daniel, Padraig, Colin, Niamh, Connor, Con, Cillian, Jessica & David, her great grandchild Eala, survived by her sister Margaret, nephews and nieces, sister in law, extended family, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

We extend our sympathy to Mary Griffin and family Reens, Ardagh on the death of her son-in law Richard (Richie) Roche, Ballybehy, Abbeyfeale and formerly of Castlemahon. His funeral Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, October 24, at 11am followed by burial in Reilig Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale. Sympathy also to his wife Trish, daughter Ava, son Mark, mother Mary, sisters Patricia and Teresa, brothers Paul, Denis and Michael,  brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues, comrades in the Abbeyfeale drama group and a large circle of friends. His acting ability was much admired by all who attended the many productions he appeared in. May he rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Donal O’Brien, Castletown, Pallaskenry,  and late of Kildimo Development and Munster Medics, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 18. The Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday, October 21 at 12 noon at St Joseph’s Church, Kildimo followed by burial in Castletown Graveyard, Pallaskenry. Donal was employed as a draughtsman by Patrick McCormack Joinery Works back in the 1970s. We extend sympathy to his wife Marie, daughter Niamh, sons Eoin, Ciarán and Darragh and son-in-law Bryan. Also dearly missed by his brothers Sean and Micheál, sisters Eileen and Betty, mother-in-law Maura, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

The long running saga of a playground for Carrigkerry village is coming to an end with the  good news that the paperwork that has held up this project for so long has been finalised. The Committee who worked long and hard are to be complimented for continuing their efforts, against stubborn bureaucracy. This will be a  lovely addition to the village, and  the layout of the playground can be seen on Facebook.

Darragh Treacy from the St Kieran’s GAA Club was a member of the Limerick team that defeated Sligo by 1-16 to 1-14, in Division 4 of the National Football League, at Markiewicz Park Sligo on Saturday last, October 24. The result saw them gain promotion to Division three, for next year. The Club are holding their AGM online at 8pm on Friday, November 20.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery  continues. The third draw took place on Monday, October 19, in the Community Centre Ardagh.  The jackpot was €6,800, and the numbers drawn were 1,7,12,14, and there was one Jackpot winner. Congratulations to Daniel Power, Kilscannell, (online) who matched the numbers. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each,  Michelle and Ann Molyneaux c/o Josie, Noreen Lee Ambrose (online), Winnie Murphy c/o Mackessey’s, Paddy Guina c/o Greaney’s shop, and Aoife O’Connor c/o Greaney’s shop. Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,000. 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  on Monday, October 19, at the Thatch Bar. Congratulations to Sandra Allen who won €143.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 Big Build TV programme on Sunday, October 18, featured Amy Mulcahy from Annacotty and the work involved in getting the family home upgraded following a water accident in 2019. Con Brouder Fitted Kitchens, now based in Glin, were involved in the project, which did amazing work over nine days.

The Limerick GAA Club draw for October will be held on Limerick Live 95fm during the sports show on Saturday, October 31. The star prize this month is a two night luxury stay in the Lough Rynn Castle Estate and Gardens. The package includes breakfast in the Sandstone Restaurant plus evening dinner for two plus a bottle of wine. To join contact the local St Kieran’s club members in person, or online.

Antique and Collectors Centre is the name of a new shop that was due to open in Main Street Ardagh, over the October Bank Holiday Weekend. The opening hours will be from 11am to 5pm, each Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment  Tel: 087-2040520. Due to the level 5 restrictions the opening has been put on hold until it gets the green light.

An Post has announced a free delivery service for residents of Nursing and Care homes in Ireland to run up to January 31, 2021. An Post will deliver, letters, cards, and small packages weighing up to 2kg without a postage stamp. FREEPOST must be written where the stamp is normally placed, and the service operates from and to residents, which is a nice gesture during Covid-19 tighter restrictions.

Congratulations to James White Duagh who won €170 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, October 23.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.