By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Catherine Robinson, nee Barrett, Kilscannell, Ardagh and formerly of Templeathea, peacefully on Monday, September 21. Her funeral Mass was celebrated at St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Wednesday, September 23, followed by burial in Kilscannell  graveyard, within sight of her home. We extend our sympathy to her husband Michael, son Pat, daughters Louise, Katie and Dorothy, grandchildren, sons-in-law Padraig, Bryan and John, daughter-in-law Carol, sisters Mary-Ellen, Nora-Mary, and Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Michael  Mulvihill of St Anne’s Shanagolden peacefully on Sunday, September 20, at the Rehab Unit of St Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West. His Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Senan’s Church, Shanagolden on Thursday, September 24, followed by burial in Shanagolden Cemetery. Mike worked for many years as a wood machinist at Patrick McCormack’s Joinery Works Ardagh. He played soccer with Celtic Rangers, back in the 1960s, and he was also a passionate follower. He played handball in the Alley in Shanagolden, and he recited many pieces at Rambling houses. The Tupperware Party was one of his most favourites. We extend our sympathy to his brothers Noel and Denny, sisters Margaret, Breda, Kathleen and Anne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives.

Congratulations to Ciara Brouder, Ardagh and Melissa Flaherty, Newcastle West national  senior winners of the Design Challenge in the Health and Wellbeing category. Foróige NFTE (National Framework for Teaching Entrepreneurship) ran a Design Challenge over the summer months, for young people all round the country. Their project entitled The Handle Handler reduces the risk of Covid-19 and other viral/bacterial  infection transmission.

Creeves Celtic  held the second split the pot fundraiser draw at The Thatch Bar  on Monday, September 21. Congratulations to Brian O’Dwyer, who won €117. 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, 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.

In Ballyloughane there is a 33 acre (13.35 Hectares) non-residential farm of excellent quality land (all in grass) for sale. The lands are located on the roadside, with internal roadways, a quarry  and fresh water available from a nearby stream. Contact 068-32087 [email protected]

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery is back after a break of nearly seven months. The first draw will  take place on Monday, October 5, in the Community Centre Ardagh.  The jackpot will be €6,600, and the tickets are on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Knockaderry by 2-19 to 0-9 in the County Minor B Hurling Championship semi final played at Mick Neville Park on Wednesday, September 16.

The  Limerick GAA Club draw was held on  Limerick Live 95 fm during their Sports Show  from 10am to 11am, on Saturday, September 26. The  Saint Kieran’s club had no winner on this occasion. Contact Saint Kieran’s club members to join, €10 for the October draw.

The following courses are on offer for Autumn 2020 at the Further Education and Training Centre, Shanagolden Campus.

The centre aims to provide second chance education and training  to young people and adults in a learner centred environment. The courses for the Youthreach  are Leaving Certificate Applied, and QQI Level 3 Employability Skills. The courses for the VTOS are QQI Level 5 Business Administration Skills, and QQI Level 5 Information Processing. Learners can keep their Social Protection payments, meal and travel allowances provided.  Some of the attractions include no fees, childcare subsidy, family friendly hours, learning support, excellent progression, and local link transport available to and from the centre. Contact the centre on 069-60106. Email [email protected] Youthreach Co-ordinator [email protected] VTOS Co-ordinator.

Congratulations to Tina Gleeson Newcastle West, who won €151 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, September 25. 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.