By Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Nora Ambrose (née Dalton) Dunganville, Ardagh on Saturday, July 24,   peacefully, at her residence. Wife of the late Ned. A native of Glenbawn Nora was a very popular and cheerful lady. She performed with the local Glensharrold drama group in her youth around the locality. Nora and Ned and family were regulars at Stacks, and The Country Club in Carrigkerry for the dancing. In accordance with government guidelines, a private family funeral Mass took place in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh, on Monday, July 26 at 2.30pm. Burial took place afterwards in the local cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her  family, Betty, Máiread, Breda, Michael, Richard and Noreen, sister Mary O’Neill, sons-in-law, daughters in law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, kind neighbours relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Owen Hayes, Ardagh and Síle Curtin, Killarney who were married in Killarney on  Friday, July 16. Owen is an officer with the Saint Kieran’s GAA club.

The Limerick GAA Club draw was held on Saturday, July 31, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. Saint Kieran’s club had no winner for the second month in a row. The top prizes each month are €10,000, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd prize €2,000, 4th prize €1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive  star prize  There are  four prizes of €500, four prizes of €250, and 17 prizes of €100. The total prize money given out each month is €21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

Craig MacInnes, and Lorcan Murphy from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the Limerick team that beat Clare 3-11 to 0-12 in the semi final of the Munster Minor Football Championship in Cusack Park Ennis on Friday, July 30. They will meet Cork in the Munster final on Wednesday, August 11.

Róisín Ambrose was a member of the Limerick team that lost to  Tipperary 2-20 to 1-11 in Round 2 of the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship played at Nenagh on Sunday, July 25. Limerick defeated Offaly 0-17 to 2-9 in Round 3 at Banagher on Saturday, July 31 to retain their senior status.

Róisín Mann was a member of the Limerick team that defeated Cavan 3-11to 1-10 in Round 1 of the All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at Bruff on Sunday, July 25. They defeated Down 2-13 to 1-6 in Ballyholland, Newry also on Saturday, July 31.

West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Saturday, August 14 to Sunday, August 22. Last year presenter Shirley O’Regan marked the occasion with a number of short stories from people which were well received by the listeners. People interested in participating this August are asked to get in contact with Shirley at 102fm, on 069-66200, or on their Facebook page.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday, July 26. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 6, and 17, and there was  no  winner of the €3,700 Jackpot.  Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received €40 each:  Ann Greed, Askeaton c/o Catherine Noonan, Mikey Breen, (Online), Dolores Braddish, c/o Catherine Noonan, Kieran Madigan, Ballyvaughan (Online), Jackie Lane, Clounties, Shanagolden (Online).  Next Monday night’s Jackpot will  be €3,800. 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, July 26. Congratulations to Brian Barry who won €100. 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 are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Johanna M. Deane. Bruree who won €430 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, July 30. The tickets cost €2, or 3 for €5 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.  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.

August 4 is the feast day of Saint Molua, the patron saint of Ardagh parish.  Mass was celebrated annually in Ardagh cemetery before Covid caused its postponement  last year. The well is open to visitors to visit and do the rounds and take home some of its water. It is a nice place to visit for some quiet reflection, and to admire the nice flowers and shrubs along the pathway. Great credit is due to the committee members who put it in place.