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By Carrig Side-19/10/2021

By Tom Aherne

The death has occurred of Joe Nash, Foynes Rd, Askeaton, and late of Carnagh, Ballyhahill, on Tuesday,  October 12. Joe played minor football with Kilcolman in 1954 reaching the West Limerick final (Saint Senan’s 4-2 Kilcolman 0-3) and junior football up to the late 1960s. He lay in repose at Kieran Madigan’s Funeral Home, Askeaton,  on Wednesday, from 5pm with removal at 7pm to his home. His Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday at 12 noon in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Askeaton. Burial afterwards in Reilig Mhuire Cemetery. Sympathy to his wife Sheila,  son Tony and his daughter in law Donna, sisters Sr. Nora, Mary, Teresa and Kit, brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces, nephew, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.

Diarmuid O’Brien, Glin and Donal O’Sullivan, Carrigkerry  music album  ‘Abroad in the Back Kitchen’ will be launched in Hartnett’s Bar, Castleisland on Sunday, October 24, at 5.30pm. This year’s Patrick O’Keeffe festival sees the launch of the eagerly anticipated album ‘Abroad in the Back Kitchen’ from West Limerick musicians, fiddle player Diarmuid O’Brien  and flute player Donal O’Sullivan. Donal and Diarmuid’s unique style of music contains the beautiful steady ‘rhythm’ and ‘lift’, associated with the West Limerick style of playing. Donal, described by many as “Master West Limerick flute player”, with his steady style and technical ability places him as one of the finest flute players in Ireland. He has performed with all the top musicians, appeared on TV and Radio and given freely of his talents to local events from a young age.

Diarmuid, once described by musician and teacher Nicky McAuliffe as “An old head on young shoulders, conscious and respectful of the music of West Limerick”, had won all Ireland honours by the age of 15. In 2007 Diarmuid released a CD entitled “Cairde Caridin” which received critical acclaim. Diarmuid and Donal’s album, which is accompanied by North Cork piano player Clodagh Buckley and Brosna bouzouki player Brian Mooney, features many tunes from the West Limerick area and beyond. Included are tunes and compositions from West Limerick musicians of the past, Martin Mulvihill  Glin (fiddle), Paddy Taylor Loughill (flute), Patrick “Patneen” Ahern  Glenagore (fiddle), Moss Murphy (fiddle), John Joe Harnett (flute), Tom ‘The Yank’ Nolan (flute) and Con O’Connell (fiddle).   

The launch of ‘In Loving Memory’ by Mary Kury was held at Cahermoyle House on Thursday, October 14. It was an ideal location and about fifty people were present.  Cahermoyle House Manager, Niamh McNamara, welcomed everybody and gave a brief history of the house and grounds, and paid tribute to Mary for providing so much history of the place. Ger Greaney in his introduction spoke of the importance of the contents for future researchers, as the information included between the covers cannot be found on any social media page. Mary gave a brief summary of the contents, and of individual family headstones from the four graveyards: Clounagh, Coolcappa, Kilscannell and Rathronan.  Mary signed copies of her book and light refreshments were served. A further launch will be held at Rathkeale Tourist Office/The Old Court House on Thursday, October 28. Tea / Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The book will be available for sale at the next launch or from  Mary Kury, Ardagh by post or Order online at kurymary95@gmail.com  or by text at 0879282462.

Ardagh ICA members would like to thank  very sincerely  all who supported the recent annual collection in aid of Milford Hospice. Their generous  contribution  has enabled the Guild  to forward  a cheque for €1,705 to the Hospice. Their generosity and loyalty has grown the contributions over the years.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Pallasgreen 1-2 to 0-3 in the County Under 13 Division 3 Championship Final Replay at Martinstown on Sunday, October 10. Saint Kieran’s lost to Blackrock 4-12 to 0-9 in the County Under 17 Hurling Division 3 Shield semi final at Kilfinane on Sunday, October 10. Saint Kieran’s defeated Glenroe 1-14 to 1-13 in the County Under 19 Hurling Championship Quarter Final  at Martinstown on Tuesday, October 12.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Ahane 5-15 to 0-8 in Round 5 of the county junior A Hurling Championship at Croagh on Sunday, October 10. They play Doon in the quarter final on Sunday,  October 17. Saint Kieran’s play Ballybrown in the County Division 3 football Championship semi final on Sunday October 17, at St Enda’s in Limerick city. Saint Kieran’s play Croom in the County Minor A Football Championship final on Tuesday, October 19, at Mick Neville Park.

Creeves Celtic drew 3-3 at home to Kildimo United in Round 4 of the Division 1 League Cup on Sunday October 10. Tom Shanahan 2, and Darragh O’Connor scored the goals. In Division 1 of the Desmond Ladies  League Creeves Celtic defeated Askeaton 6-0 away, with Dympna 3, Aisling 2 and Maureen scoring the goals.

Debra Ireland Kerry Challenge 2021 will take place from Friday, November 5 to Sunday, November 7, inclusive. This 75K three-day challenge helps raise funds to ease the pain of E.B. ( Epidermolysis Bullosa) Eamon O’Kane, Pat Toomey, Mike Histon and Joe Carrig from the Shanagolden/ Creeves area will be taking part as they have done for many years up to the pandemic last year. All support will be appreciated  for this very worthy cause.

Shirley O’Regan 102 FM presenter has been shortlisted for a number of Radio awards again this year. She won two awards last year for her Irish programme and for a history documentary. She has been shortlisted for an award for “Gaeilge Bhriste”, plus for one of her documentaries. The awards will be announced on Friday. October 22 in Kilkenny, and we wish Shirley the best of luck and an award or two.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery  draw took place on Monday, October 11.  The numbers drawn were 3,14,27and 28, and there was  no  winner of the €4,800 Jackpot. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  €40 each: Tom Kiely, c/o Denis Greaney, Mikey O’Mahony, Ballyvoughan (Online), Tom Noonan, the Commons, Ardagh, Saoirse Woulfe, the Commons, Ardagh, (Online), May Gallagher, Liskilleen (Online). Next Monday night’s Jackpot will  be €4,900. 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 the Richards family Monagea Road, who won €670 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, October 17. 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  being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

 

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By Carrig Side-12/10/2021

By Tom Aherne

The parish mass times are changing from the weekend of October 16/17. Mass will be celebrated in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Saturday evenings at 6.30pm and in Saint Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry on Sunday mornings at 11am.

Congratulations to all students from the four local schools who recently  received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thanks to all involved in the background to make it possible.

The Rosary will be recited nightly  at 7pm, during the month of October at Churchtown Grotto Newcastle West. It will be recited each evening during October at the Shrine Rathkeale at 6.30pm.

The death took place of Geraldine Liston, Nee Nolan, Glenastar, Ardagh, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday October 7. Predeceased by her parents William and Moira, brothers Tom, Noel and Liam. She lay in repose at her residence for family, relatives, neighbours and close friends on Friday from 6pm. Her remains arrived at St Molua’s Church Ardagh for 11.30am Mass on Saturday October 9. Geraldine was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery. Sympathy to her husband Billy, sons Patrick and Liam, sisters Marina (Moyvane), Irene (Ballinagare, Roscommon), Ann Myers (Taghmaconnell, Ballinasloe) and Laura (Shanagolden) and extended family members. May she rest in Peace.

The death took place of John Young, Smithfield, Croagh and late of Pallaskenry peacefully on October 3, at his daughter Majella’s residence, aged 86, predeceased by his wife Kit. Reposing at his daughter Sheila’s residence, Killaheen, Reens, Ardagh,  Tuesday October 5, from 4pm to 7pm, for family and close friends. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St John the Baptist Church, Croagh, at 11.30am Wednesday October 6, followed by  burial afterwards in Croagh Cemetery. Sympathy to daughters Majella and Sheila (Dillane), sons in law Tom and Brian, sister-in-law Joan, brother-in-law Ger, grandchildren Shane, Kathyann, Jimmy, Tommy, Charlie and their partners, niece Maria, cousin Margaret, extended family and friends. May his gentle soul rest in Peace.

Ardagh author Mary Kury’s new  book is titled “In loving memory”.  As the name suggests it is a survey of four graveyards: Clounagh, Coolcappa, Kilscannell and Rathronan and a review of Cillins/Killeens in the Parish.  Each graveyard survey has a map with an index and a list of all the monuments there. The book will be launched on Thursday October 14, at 7pm, at Cahermoyle House Ardagh and a further launch at Rathkeale Tourist Office/The Old Court House on Thursday October 28. Tea / Coffee and light refreshments will be served

Bridie Murphy from Glenastar, Ardagh will launch her first book ‘Connections’ at Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday October 17, at 7pm. Bridie is known far and wide for her photography and now this talented lady has used her time during Covid to compile a selection of her poems, articles and photographs in book form. Seamus O’Rourke, Leitrim,  author of Standing In Gaps  and many funny rural stories  heard on radio and TV will perform the launch. The numbers are limited due to hall capacity, but the book will be available from Bridie and many local shops after the launch. The proceeds from the book will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Irish Air Ambulance.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Killacolla Gaels 2-12 to 0-5 in the County Under 19 A Football semi final  at Mick Neville Park on Tuesday, October 5. They led by 2-7 to 0-3 at half time. TEAM Craig Mac Innes, Conor Kelly, Aaron Heffernan, Jamie O’Brien, Sean Ryan,  Dan Geraghty,  Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac Mann, Lorcan Murphy,  Tom McMahon, Jamie Baynham, Cathal McEnery, Shay Greaney, Jamie Keane, Conor Woulfe. Subs Killian Heffernan, Darragh  McMahon, Jamie Mulqueen,  Cian Brendan,  Robert Cremin. They play Croom in the final on Tuesday October 12.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue 1-13 to 0-6 in the County Under 15 Hurling Final at Mick Neville Park on Wednesday October 6. They led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half time and extended it through the second half to claim victory. TEAM Josh ?, Cormac Murphy, Conor McMahon, Bryan Sheehan, Sean Long, Oisin Ryan, Killian Meade,  Charlie McDonagh,  Eoghan Sheehan,  Jack O’Sullivan, Charlie Mc Mahon, Cathal Daly, Derry O’Connor, Tadhg Dineen, Oisin Cummane. Sub Daniel Mulvihill.

Creeves Celtic drew 0-0 with Shannonside at home  in the Desmond Division 1 League Cup Group B  match on Sunday October 3. Carrig Celtic lost 6-0 at home to Newcastle West Town in the Premier Division League Cup Group B. In the ladies Division 1 League Cup Group A  Creeves Celtic defeated Breska Rovers B 7-2 away Dympna O’Brien 5, Maureen Noonan and Brigid Liston scored their goals. Jessie Meade Kilcolman Rovers was a member of  the Desmond Under 13 Gaynor Cup team that defeated the Kerry League 7-0 at Askeaton also on Sunday.

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club  commenced  their  walking programme on Friday, September 24. It is the same 4km route as last year  starting from the Astro turf car park at 7.30pm sharp each Friday. Everyone should wear a high Viz jacket and carry a flashlight as they proceed along the public road. For people who would like to do a shorter walk,  they can do  circuits of the Astro turf. Week three has passed and  it is a great way of getting out and enjoying the outdoors and all are welcome.

Kilcolman National School are holding a clothes collection on Friday, November 5. Accepted will be used clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, curtains etc. Items can be dropped to the shelter in the school  from Friday October 22. All support is greatly appreciated.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday, October 4.  The numbers drawn were 19, 24, 25 and 28, and there was  no  winner of the €4,700 Jackpot. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  €40 each: Gary Byrnes c/o Denis Greaney, Helen Byrnes c/o Denis Greaney, Claire Greene, Newcastle West (Online), Johnny Nash c/o Hanley’s, Mairead Ellis, Ardagh (Online). Next Monday night’s Jackpot will  be €4,800. 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 first monthly split the pot draw at the Thatch Newbridge on Saturday, October 2. Congratulations to Gavin Wilmott who was the lucky winner of €445.

Congratulations to Ronan Lynch, Ballaugh, who won €640 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday October 10. 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  being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

 

 

 

 

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By Carrig Side-05/10/2021

By Tom Aherne

The parish mass times are changing from the weekend of October 16/17. Mass will be celebrated in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Saturday evenings at 6.30pm and in Saint Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry on Sunday mornings at 11am.

The death has occurred of Danny Duggan, Ballycooney, Kilchreest, Loughrea, Galway  and Ardagh, County Limerick peacefully  in the care of the  Corrib Ward, UCHG, surrounded by his family on Monday September 27. Predeceased by his beloved wife Teresa. Danny’s funeral  took place in private with family only at Shannon Crematorium on Friday, October 1. Sympathy is extended to his sons, Peter and Andrew, sister Ann, brother William, brother-in-law Seán, sister-in-law Breda, nephews Danny, Eamon and Mark, niece Majella, grand nephew, grand nieces, cousins, extended family, relatives and friends. May he rest in Peace.

Ardagh author Mary Kury’s new  book is titled “In loving memory”.  As the name suggests it is a survey of four graveyards: Clounagh, Coolcappa, Kilscannell and Rathronan and a review of Cillins/Killeens in the Parish.  Each graveyard survey has a map with an index and a list of all the monuments there. The earliest gravestone is dated to 1728. It commemorates Patrick Felan owner of Cahermoyle House at that time. His descendant sold the property to Nicholas Smith in 1765, It then came into the hands of William Smith in 1774, he was grandfather of William Smith O’Brien.  The most noteworthy monument is Smith O’Brien’s Mausoleum at Rathronan Graveyard

Other graves of note are the Massy Mausoleum also at  Rathronan.  The Conway grave in Kilscannell is the resting place of  Jim Quinn’s sister. Jim was one of the finders of the Ardagh Chalice. He emigrated to Australia and is buried in Falkner Memorial Graveyard in Melbourne.  There are many stones with beautiful carvings: Crucifixion’s scenes, angels, cupids and Celtic knotwork are plentiful especially in Clounagh Graveyard.  This graveyard is difficult to access, and this isolation has helped conserve the stones. 

Coolcappagh is a new Cemetery with the first  internment taking place in 1983.  It is located next to the Church car park on the site of the old Parish Church. Priests who were buried in the church have been relocated here and there are two stones to commemorate them. Many who are interred in Coolcappagh, Clounagh and Kilscannell went to school in Coolcappagh.  Therefore Coolcappa Boy’s school register has been included.  It lists the students who attended there from 1863 to 1907.   The book will be launched on Thursday October 14, at 7pm, at Cahermoyle House Ardagh and a further launch at Rathkeale Tourist Office/The Old Court House on Thursday October 28. Tea / Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  So do come along and catch up with your local history.

Bridie Murphy from Glenastar, Ardagh will launch her first book ‘Connections’ at Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday, October 17, at 7pm. Bridie is known far and wide for her photography and now this talented lady has used her time during Covid to compile a selection of her poems, articles and photographs in book form. Seamus O’Rourke, Leitrim,  author of Standing In Gaps  and many funny rural stories  heard on radio and TV will perform the launch. The numbers are limited due to hall capacity, but the book will be available from Bridie and many local shops after the launch.

“Such a timeless and beautiful book you will never tire of. Bridie has captured the beauty of everyday events in this walk-through time with her gifted view of the world.” Is how singer and storyteller Frances Kennedy, Listowel describes it.  Quote: “This is the perfect collection of stories, poems and photographs to while away the hours and raise the spirits.” From author Vincent McDonnell. With those two wonderful recommendations the book is eagerly looked forward to. The proceeds from the book will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Irish Air Ambulance.

 

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club  commenced  their second  6 week  walking programme on Friday, September 24. It is the same 4km route as last year  starting from the Astro turf car park at 7.30pm sharp each Friday. Everyone should wear a high Viz jacket and carry a flashlight as the proceed along the public road. For people who would like to do a shorter walk, are welcome  also and they can do  circuits of the Astro turf. The first  event was very popular when it took place in January/February 2020 before Covid-19 struck.

St Kieran’s defeated Monagea 3-9  to 1-9 in Round 4 Group 2 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship at Knockaderry Gaelic Grounds on Saturday October 2. Apart from the first quarter when they trailed  by 0-4 to 0-3 at the water break, they were always ahead and led by 2-5 to 0-5 at half time. TEAM: John Greaney, Anthony Mullins, Paudie McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan, Diarmuid Mulcahy,  Brendan McCarthy, Cathal Mc Enery 0-1, Eoin McEnery, Mossie Shine, Mike Flynn 0-1, Darragh Treacy, Cormac Mann, Ian Mackessy 1-5, Johnny McCarthy 0-2, Sean Ryan 1-0. Subs Donie Nolan 1-0, Michael Murphy, James O’Connor, Edward Fitzgerald.  St Kieran’s play Ahane in their final group match with the top two teams to progress to the county quarter finals.

St Kieran’s defeated Claughaun 4-13 to 2-15 in the County Under 17 Hurling Division 3 Shield quarter final on Sunday September 26, at Rebogue. St Kieran’s drew with Pallasgreen  1-10 to 2-7 in the County Under 13 Hurling final at Kilbreedy on Friday October 1. TEAM: Alex O’Sullivan, Cian O’Mahony Joey McClennan, Conor Sheehan,  Cian Mulcahy, Cormac Murphy, Shane O’Mahony, Darragh Mullane, Gavin Thompson, Luke Mulcahy, Gearoid Walsh, Graham McDonagh,  Killian Greaney, Jack Dowling, Ben Hough, Michael Lynch, Shane Daly.

St Kieran’s GAA Ladies rounders group won their section of the Munster Junior  Ladies Rounders  Blitz at a windswept Mallow on Sunday, September 26. They won all three matches they played defeating Na Piarsaigh 13-10 in the final. It was a great achievement in the clubs first year taking part in rounders . PANEL Martina O’ Sullivan, Grainne Enright, Emma Galvin, Lorraine Flavin, Maire Madigan, Siobhan Halligan, Majella O’Connor, Stephanie Downes. Other ladies have represented the club in earlier matches this year. They will be holding a presentation night later in the year. Their coach is Michael Sheahan  Limerick Community Games and  former Mayor of Limerick. Their manager is Deirdre Ambrose a wonderful community worker.

Creeves Celtic drew 0-0 away to Shauntrade in the Desmond Division 1 League Cup Group B  match on Sunday September 26. In the ladies Division 1 League Cup Group B  Creeves Celtic defeated Feenagh 7-0 at home. Dympna O’Brien 4, Shannon Ruttle, Angela Sheehan, Laura O’Shaughnessy scored their goals.

The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery  draw took place on Monday, September 27. The numbers drawn were 6, 15,18 and 25, and there was  no  winner of the €4,600 Jackpot. Congratulations  to the five lucky dip winners who received  €40 each: Ava Crowley Knockbewheen (Online), Caroline Donovan c/o Nora Dineen, Tracy Ryan c/o Reens Bar, M and E c/o Josie, John O Mahony c/o Patrick Mullins. Next Monday night’s jackpot will  be €4,700. 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 Mary O’Connell Castlemahon, who won €451 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday, October 3. 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  being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

 

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