By Tom Aherne

The death of Helen Moynihan, Killoughteen, Newcastle West, following a road accident on Monday October 31, sent shock waves throughout the locality. Reposing at Riedy’s Funeral Home  Newcastle West on Wednesday November 9, from 5pm to 8pm. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Newcastle West on Thursday at 11.30am. Private cremation afterwards at Shannon Crematorium. Sympathy to her partner Seanie King Carrigkerry, children Jack, Ayla, baby Ryan (predeceased),parents John and Teresa, brother Alan sister-in-law Sarah, nieces Grace ,  Sadie, Grandmother Kathy, the King family Sean, Helena, Leanne, Karyn,  Eoin, their partners and children, the extended  Moynihan, Nelan and King families, friends, neighbours, work colleagues. May she rest in Peace.

The death has taken place of Michael Mc Namara, Killaheen Reen’s Pike Ardagh peacefully at University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday November 9. Reposing at the family home on Friday November 11 from 4pm to 8pm. His Requiem Mass was celebrated  in St Mary’s Church Rathkeale on Saturday at 11am. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy to his wife Josie, children Alison, Martina, Michael, Noel, Miriam, sisters Addie, Marie, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sons -in-law, daughters-in-law, neighbours and friends. May he rest in Peace.

Sympathy to Frank and  Joan O’Connor and family Glenville Ardagh on the death of Frank’s sister Bridie O’Connor (nee O’Connor) Clouncourivane Castlemahon and late of Glenastar Ardagh and Meenoline Templeglantine on Wednesday November 2. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated  in St John the Baptist Church Castlemahon on Sunday November 6, followed by burial in Aglish Cemetery. Sympathy to all her family members, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Sympathy to Chrissie and Sean Mc Carthy and family Rathreigh Ardagh, on the passing of Chrissies brother Patrick (Patsy) Roche Killoughteen Newcastle West peacefully at University Hospital Limerick on Thursday November 3. His Requiem Mass was celebrated at Monagea Church on Sunday November 6, at 11.30am, followed by burial in Monagea Cemetery. Sympathy to all his  family members, neighbours and friends. May he rest in Peace.

The Munster Junior A Hurling Championship semi-final St Kieran’s V Banner (Clare) is fixed for Saturday November 19, at 1.15pm at Cusack Park Ennis. Best of luck to all the players, management, club officers and members.

St Kieran’s GAA club pitch development is up and running after the official launch on Friday September 30. The pitch will proceed in three phases subject to funding with phase 1 due to commence this winter with land acquisition fencing, subsoil movement, walkway started and drainage. People can offer financial assistance by donating in a number of ways: Monthly instalments and a lump sum,  through Club force, or directly to the club’s bank account. The club as an approved  sports body with Revenue can claim tax relief on donations over  € 250 in a calendar year.  Business sponsorship options are also available. A brochure outlining the development, which is estimated to cost € 350,000, has been sent to all households to view in recent weeks. Contact any of the Club Development Committee for further details on how to become involved. All financial support will be appreciated.

Creeves Celtic lost 3-2 away to Rathkeale in the 3rd round of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday November 6. Carrig Celtic had no match. In the Desmond Ladies Division 1 League Cup Kilcolman Rovers defeated Creeves Celtic 4-0 away with Rebecca Horgan 3, and Kate Neville scoring.

Congratulations to Sarah Moynihan, who won € 514 in the October fourteenth   Creeves Celtic FC Split the Pot monthly draw. Tickets to enter the draw are available from committee members, club managers, at Neary’s Ardagh,  Inver five crossroads Rathkeale and the  Thatch Newbridge. All support will be greatly appreciated.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery   draw took place on Monday November 7. The numbers drawn were 2,4,9,16, and  there was  no  winner of the € 10,200 Jackpot. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  € 40 each:  Tanya Saharova Ballyhahill, (Online), John Murphy c/o Neary’s, Michael Enright Dromranee, c/o Greaney’s, John ‘Spud ‘Murphy Knockaderry, c/o Neary’s, Meadhbh Ambrose (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be € 10,300. 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.

Congratulations to Kieran Ryan Dromcollogher who  won € 330 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday November 11. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloneys  Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

The November Remembrance Mass in St Mary’s Church Carrigkerry will be celebrated on Thursday November 17 at 7.30pm. Those to be remembered in Carrigkerry are Pat Collins, Pat Nally, Maurice (Moss) O’Connor,  John Doody, Danny Hartnett,  and Eileen O’Connor.

The next  rambling house will be held at Ballyhahill Hall on Wednesday November 16, at 8pm.  All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend. The last rambling house on October 19, was a great success with a big attendance present. A total of € 2,000 was collected for the Palliative Care Team Newcastle West. Ita Mc Quinn Monagea Rambling House is holding her next monthly rambling house on Friday November 18, at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West at 8pm. It is a new venue and a fine crowd attended there last month. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend.

The formation of An Garda Síochána on February 22, 1922, was a key moment in the establishment and evolution of new political and administrative structures in the fledgling Irish Free State. Throughout the year serving and retired members of the force around the country have been celebrating the 100-year anniversary. Guardians of the Peace is a newly written song by musician Tim Collins, Killeedy and performed by acclaimed traditional singer, Deirdre Scanlan, Monagea a member of An Garda Síochána, living in Clare. Accompanying the song is a video collage of historic images relating to policing in County Clare and the country, produced by Malbay Studios. It was premiered at the 2022 National Age Friendly Awards in Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare in October 2022. The arrival of the first Garda to Newcastle West will be remembered this Friday/Saturday with events taking place in the town.

A  Fundraising   Céilí will be held at the Devon Inn Hotel to raise money and support Halla Ínse Bán, Templeglantine on Friday November 18.All tickets sold are entered for a Door Hamper.  Music by Donie Nolan and  Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band, raffle prizes,  and tea served. Admission is € 10.

The Abha Bhán Players present ‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ in the parish hall Ballyhahill on Friday/ Saturday November 18/19 and Friday/Saturday November 25/26. Tickets can be booked at Paddy O’Rourke’s Shop Ballyhahill.  Phone 069-82106.

Kilcolman Rovers soccer club will hold a fundraising quiz at Neary’s Bar Ardagh on Saturday November 19, at 9.30pm sharp.  Table of 4 and spot prizes given out and support will be appreciated.

Athea will host the Limerick finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh in Athea National School and Con Colbert Hall on Sunday November 20. The age category is for Under 11 and Under 14. The events include music, singing, Céilí and set dancing, storytelling and recitation. Competitors from branches around the county will be participating and the winners will progress to the Munster final.

Noonan Christmas Lights will be switched on by Nickie Quaid Limerick All Star hurler  on Sunday November 20, at 4-30pm. Tadgh Morley Kerry All Star footballer will also be present plus the Mc Carthy Cup and the Sam Maguire Cup. Santa will make a visit also to meet all the children and all are welcome to attend. Four local charities from Limerick and North Kerry will benefit from the funds collected over the Christmas season.  They are Milford Care Centre Limerick, Limerick Suicide Watch, Cari, Limerick and Recovery Haven Tralee.

SSE Renewable invites community groups to apply for funding from their community fund.  The groups need to be within a 20km radius of their Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea  wind farms in West Limerick and Lenamore wind farm in County Kerry. Preference  will be given to those within 5km. The closing date for Community Fund applications is 5pm on Friday November 25. For more information on how to apply visit or contact their Community Fund Manager on 0868783104. Email: [email protected]