By Tom Aherne

We extend our sympathy to Ger Greaney and family, Kilrodane Ardagh on the death of his mother Lily Greaney (nee D’arcy) Ballinlonig, Dromcollogher,  peacefully, at home on Saturday, March 20, in the presence of her loving family. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, March 23, at 11am in St Bartholomew’s Church, Dromcollogher. Burial followed  afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West. Our sympathy also to husband Con, sons Con, Michael, Brendan, daughter Kathleen,, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, relatives and a wide circle of friends. May she rest in Peace.

We extend our sympathy to Mairéad Adams and family, Cahermoyle, Ardagh, on the death of her father Connie Brouder, Templeathea, Athea, peacefully at Tralee University Hospital on Thursday, March 18. Predeceased by his wife Mary and sons Paddy and  Joe. His Requiem Mass  took place in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Saturday, March 20 at 12 noon, followed by  burial in Templeathea Cemetery, Athea. Our sympathy also to sons Tom, Connie, John, Frank, Gene, Noel and  Michael, daughters Eileen, Kathleen, Mary and Josephine, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law Josie (Roche) and Ann (Brouder), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.

David Woulfe, chairman of Saint Kieran’s GAA club, recently presented Eily Mullane (from the local daffodil night nurses and the Irish Cancer Society) with a cheque for €800. The club is also presenting  Pieta House and Milford Care Centre with €800 each. This €2,400 is the proceeds from cash donations and the “Go Fund Me” page that the club set up  before Christmas for the charity road hurling on December 27, which didn’t  take place last Christmas due to Covid 19. The club would like to sincerely thank everybody  who contributed in any way to the fundraising effort at such a difficult time.

People are reminded that November 30, 2021 is the deadline for to register right of ways  over other properties into their own properties. The majority of properties in rural areas would not have this done as they relied on word of mouth (a gentleman’s agreement), which may have been in place for many generations. Under the last law change this was to have been done in 2011, but a 10 year extension was granted for people to do so. Now people have eight more months to do so or they will lose their entitlement.

Team Limerick (TLC)  clean up year 6 will go ahead this Good Friday, April 2. It was not held in 2020 due to Covid-19 and our communities show all the signs. The event  will have to be Covid compliant as we are  still  in Level 5. Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the clean-up by logging on to www. teamlimerickcleanup.ie

As we approach Easter Sunday we are reminded of the Trócaire Lenten appeal to help communities in the developing world. Trócaire boxes are still available in the local church porches if people missed out on collecting them at the start of Lent. We are asked to put something into them if possible. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Mass booklets for Easter are available for collection in both Ardagh and Carrigkerry churches  preceding the ceremonies. All ceremonies on line from Ardagh and on the radio from Carrigkerry. Holy Thursday Mass in Carrigkerry at 6.30pm, and in Ardagh at 8pm. Good Friday Stations of the Cross Carrigkerry at 3pm, Passion of the Lord Ardagh at 3pm, and Way of the Cross Ardagh at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday Vigil Ardagh 9pm. Easter Sunday  Mass in Carrigkerry at 11am.

The Easter arrangements  for Unit 13 (which includes Coolcappa/Kilcolman, Shanagolden, Foynes/Robertstown, Loughill/Ballyhahill and Glin) are: Ceremonies will be relayed from Glin Church as follows: Holy Thursday at 8pm, Good Friday Passion at 3pm, Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 8pm, Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) at 8pm, Easter Sunday at 11am.

Carrigkerry National School  will commence accepting applications for Admission to the 2021/22 school year on Monday, April 12. A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form  is available as follows: By emailing [email protected] carrickerry.ie or writing to the Principal, Carrigkerry NS, Carrigkerry, Co. Limerick.

The Limerick GAA Club draw commenced on Saturday last, March 27, and Saint Kieran’s had two winners. Congratulations to Alisdair MacInnes and Angela Enright, who each won €100. The winners were announced on Limerick Live 95fm during their Sports Show by County Board Chairman, John Cregan.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday, March 22. The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 9 and 29 and there was no winner of the €4,900 Jackpot. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each: Tommy Greaney c/o Denis Greaney, Anne Holyhead, Ardagh, Pat Liston, c/o Denis Greaney, Pat Hartnett, online and  Tom and Marion O’Connor, Lisbane, c/o Stephen Kennelly. Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €5,000. 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 split the pot draw on Monday March 22. Congratulations to Creeves junior men’s soccer team who won €113. The weekly  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  Hanley’s Food Store Creeves,  and from committee members.  People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The  draws will be held on Monday nights and all support will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Alma O’Sullivan, Skehanagh, Ardagh who won €240 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw held on Friday, March 26. The tickets cost €2 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry and Denis Greaney’s Shop, Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated as finances are tight due to lack of fundraising. The radio station is off limits to members of the public at present, with only volunteers allowed access. When restrictions are lifted all will be very welcome to visit and get involved in programming. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.