By Kathleen Mullane


Well there was a few Happy Congrats in our parish this week from weddings to new babies.

On Friday last Christina Brosnan, daughter of Joan and Jim, was married here in St. Bartholmew’s Church to Richard O’Donnell of Newcastlewest. Fr. Tony Mullins officiated at the ceremony. The reception was held at The Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee where a great day was enjoyed by family, relations and a large circle of friends. They are wished all the very best for the future.

On Saturday it was the turn of Patrick Collins of Templeathea son of Eily and the late Patsy, who was married to Danielle Riordan. The couple came home from Australia to be married. The Nuptial ceremony was performed by Fr. Tony Mullins. The reception was held at The Devon Inn where all in attendance had a very enjoyable day. Congrats to the newly weds on their very special day.

Jonathan Mulvihill and his wife Linda welcomed their new baby boy they are naming Rory Patrick over the weekend. Mikey and John are super delighted with their new baby brother, as are Mary and Denny Mulvihill the proud grandparents. Congrats to the happy parents with their new little bundle.

The annual Gortagleanna Commemoration will take place at the monument at 12 noon on Sunday next May 15th. The main speaker on the day will be Pa Daly TD. All are welcome.

The death took place during the past week of our neighbour and friend Denis Collins of Churchtown, Templeathea. Denis had been unwell for some time but bore his illness with great acceptance. Many came to pay their final respects at Kelly’s Funeral Parlour on Friday evening last. Requiem Mass on Saturday was concelebrated by Fr Duggan, Fr Tony Mullins and Fr. Denis Mullane. Denis was a member of the farming community, a man who was one with the land. He was laid to rest across from his home in Templeathea Cemetry. Sincere sympathy is extended to his devoted wife Mary-Ellen, his sons Denis, John and Leo, and daughters Catherine and Helena. He was predeceased by his son Benny. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

I heard there are Tai-Chi classes starting in the hall shortly and Mindfulness Yoga. I’m not sure of days or times but I’m sure Sharon at the hall will have all the information.

The most important numbers to have at hand near your phone, and this is most important especially for our elderly, is your. DOCTOR, your POST -CODE and the Community First Responders in case you ever may need the Defibrillator, make sure if you know any elderly person to write down these all important numbers near their phone.


What really matters is what you do with what you have.