By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Ita Liston, nee Collins, Coolybrown, Ardagh, in the loving care of the staff at Milford Hospice, Solas ward. She was predeceased by her husband Jim. A family Funeral Mass took place in St. Kyran’s Church,  Coolcappa on Tuesday, November 3 at 11.30am, followed by burial in Kilscannell Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her family; Noel, Katherine, Niamh and Dan, Eileen, John, Jimmy and  Dara, siblings Betty, Sean, David and Denis, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbours and friends, May she rest in peace.

We extend our sympathy to Mary Mangan and family Glensharrold, Carrigkerry on the death of her sister Eileen Healy (nee McMahon), Gortroe, Corrandulla, Co. Galway on Sunday, October 25 peacefully at Brooklodge Nursing Home, Ballyglunin. Predeceased by her husband Edward, brothers Paddy Joe and Mike. A private Funeral Mass for Eileen was celebrated on Tuesday Oct. 27 at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort,  followed by burial in Cregg Cemetery, Corrandulla. We extend our sympathy to her family Patrick (Roundfort), Seamus (Austin, Texas), John (Gortroe, Corrandulla), daughters in law Catherine, Bridie, Edel, grandchildren Connor, Daniel, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Margaret, Grace, brother John (Ballyguiltenane, Glin, Co. Limerick), nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Donie O’Sullivan, Bridge House, Main Street, Shanagolden, and Beechwood Nursing Home, Newcastle West,  peacefully, on Wednesday, November 4 in University Hospital, Limerick. Donie was a gifted mechanic who worked at Cribbin’s Garage, Shanagolden and Brian Geary’s Garage, Rathkeale. He was married to the former Bridget Quinn from Glensharrold, Carrigkerry. Donie had suffered ill health for many years. The Requiem Mass was celebrated  in St Senan’s Church,  Shanagolden at 12 noon on Friday, November 6, followed by burial afterwards in St David’s Cemetery, Churchtown, Newcastle West. We extend our sympathy to his wife Bridget, sons Donie, Gerard and Noel, daughter Theresa, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, niece and nephews, extended family and friends. May He Rest in Peace.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery  continues. The latest draw took place on Monday, November 2 in the Community Centre Ardagh. The jackpot was €3,100, and the numbers drawn were 2,16,23,27 and there was no Jackpot winner.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each: Dympna Mangan, c/o Patrick Mullins, Deirdre Ambrose online, Jim Long, c/o Dawn’s Laundry, Pat Ambrose, c/o Maloney’s, and Luke and Niamh, c/o Mackessy’s.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,200. 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 sixth split the pot fundraiser draw at the Thatch Bar on Monday, November 2. Congratulations to Brian Barry who won €119.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.

Sophie Hennessy, and Roisín Ambrose (0-1) from the Old Mill club, were members  of the Limerick team that defeated Antrim by 2-8 to 1-5 in the All Ireland Junior Ladies Football Championship in Clane on Sunday November 1. They are now through to the semi final against the winners of Fermanagh and Carlow, in a few weeks time.

Darragh Treacy, from the St Kieran’s GAA Club, was a member of the Limerick team that lost after extra time to Tipperary  by 1-15 to 2-11, in the Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday last November 7. Darragh produced a fine performance, and was a steadying influence all through. He scored a very important point to bring Limerick back into contention after they lost their way midway through the second half.  The team put up a brave performance but missed chances cost Limerick a place in the Munster final.

The closing date for this year’s Airtricity Community Fund applications is Friday, November 13. Priority this year will be given to Covid-19 response and recovery applications that will help to build up communities in the future. Applications will be accepted within a 20k radius of Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada and Athea Wind Farms in County Limerick and Leanamore Wind Farm in County Kerry. To find out more about how to apply contact their development manager Anne Reynolds on Telephone 00353 (086) 878 3104 or Email [email protected]

Congratulations to Irene Quaid Broadford, who won €165 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday November 6.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.

Work has commenced at Barnagh Railway Station, and access is denied and signs have been put in place for the general public using the Greenway. Barnagh Station was located on the Great Southern and Western Railway (GSWR) Limerick to Tralee line, also known as the North Kerry Line. The line from Limerick to Tralee opened in 1880 and continued as a passenger service until 1963 and as a goods only service until 1977.The track lay in a derelict state until it was removed in 1988. It is now part of the very popular Greenway, (which has progressed from the Great Southern Trail) which is being upgraded from Rathkeale through Ardagh, and Newcastle West at present.