By Carrig Side

By Carrig Side – 25/06/2020

by Tom Aherne

Mass will be celebrated in Kilcolman graveyard on Sunday July 5 at 10am, Mass will be celebrated in Kilbradern graveyard on Sunday July 12, at 12 noon.

Ardagh/Carrigkerry Parish Facebook site  went live on May 17, joining Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish Facebook site. All the church information is available on both sites, keeping parishioners up to date.

Father Dan Lane former parish priest of Ardagh/Carrigkerry is due to retire shortly. He left for Granagh/Ballingarry parish in September 2004, after spending 11 happy years from September 1993. In that time, he helped to transform the parish,  introducing so many new  services and committees, that enriched the community. Our parish became a role model  for other parishes to emulate mainly due to Father Dan’s foresight and guidance. We wish him good health and happiness in the future.

A purse containing an amount of money was found in the vicinity of Moore’s Bar Carrigkerry on Bank Holiday Monday June 1. The finder would like to reunite the purse with its owner as soon as possible. Readers are asked to spread the news, and the contact is Emer O’Grady at 069-76198.

Old Mill Ladies Football Club are holding a clothes collection at the end  of June. Please contact Moira Mc Enery at 086-8110634, if you wish to drop off bags before this date. Clothes and shoes must be of wearable quality, and no duvets or sheets.

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club whose catchment area includes Ardagh/Carrigkerry and Coolcappa/ Kilcolman parishes, was formed in  1972, and played their first match on May 28. A small group of people have come together to oversee the publication of a club history  to mark the 50th anniversary of the club.  The history will include a  memories section , recalling the successes, and disappointments,  the personalities involved, and companionship’s  formed within the club over the years.

 All are welcome to share their recollections  be they passed players, club officers, or loyal supporters, with a special appeal to the elder generation. The West and County winning Captains are invited to share their thoughts and  memories of their big days. The role of the dual player, and players that came from other clubs, or went and joined other clubs, would make interesting reading. The carnival matches and tournament games were legendary with many incidents worth recalling. The many dinner dances, club functions, and Scór successes were all part of the club’s story and are worth recalling.

Since it was announced  several people have been fast off the mark and submitted some  lovely reminiscences. The club would like to receive some more in the coming weeks, before the action resumes, and people will be busy with club affairs. The club would appreciate 600 words or thereabouts, and  ideally your contribution by email, but a written memory can be transcribed afterwards. This is a major club project to record for posterity the dedication, and contribution of men and women in most households within the parishes, and all help will be greatly appreciated.  It is planned to have the club history ready in time to launch it to mark  the jubilee of Saint Kieran’s GAA in two years’ time.

Saint Kieran’s GAA club and ADRSC are planning a scrap metal and clothes collection on Tuesday September 29. People who may have items  that they would like to give before this date are asked to contact club officers in the coming weeks.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.

ALONE have announced a national support line and additional supports  for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the current Covid-19 outbreak. They have professional  staff available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance  where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818,222, 024.

The death has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Connolly, Glenagragra, Glin, peacefully, on  Saturday June 13, at his daughter Christine’s residence. Predeceased by his sisters Eileen and Catherine. Paddy was a well-respected and  familiar figure around the Carrigkerry locality down the years, and his presence will be sadly missed. A private family Funeral Mass took  place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin, on Tuesday June 16, at 12 noon, followed by a private burial in Templeathea Cemetery.

We extend our sympathy to his sons Tony, Pat and Kevin, daughters Christine and Kathleen, grandchildren Christopher, Kate, Michael, Patrick, Tara, Antonia and Ava, sister Bridget, sons-in-law Tom and John, daughters-in-law Karen and Olivia, nephews and nieces, extended family, neighbours and many friends. May he rest in Peace.

Congratulations and thanks are extended once again to the Noonan family from Templeglantine, who recently posted out the cheques to the six chosen charities, following their Christmas Lights fundraiser last Christmas. Tony and family won the Energia’s Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home for 2019 which added € 3,000 to the fund giving a final total of € 25, 247. The charities to benefit this year were Milford Care Centre,  CRY Monagea,  Brothers of Charity Foynes,  Adare Alzheimer’s Branch,  Brothers of Charity Newcastle West, and  Recovery Haven Tralee. Since the Noonan Lights fundraiser commenced, they have raised over € 220,000.

This week we continue to look back at the Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish notes in the Limerick Leader from June 1990, as notes are scarce due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Twenty-three tables took part in a quiz organised by Ardagh Hall Committee and Ardagh ICA. The first prize of £ 100 was won by a team from Feohanagh/Castlemahon. The best students table prize went to a team  led by Olga Neary from Ardagh. The funds raised will go to repair the meeting room in the parish hall.

The West Limerick Community Workshop church gate collection held last weekend was very successful, and thanks to all who contributed.

The sudden death on Tuesday of Rita Sheedy Rooskagh, Carrigkerry has shocked the whole community. She was a very popular friendly teenager, and the Intermediate Certificate class at Newcastle West Vocational School formed a guard of honour at her funeral on Thursday evening and Friday morning. A huge number attended to offer their sympathy on both occasions. Sincere sympathy to her mother, brothers, sisters, grandmother, uncles, aunts, nephews, niece, and other relatives and friends.

Artist Maeve Mc Cormack Nolan  has an art exhibition  running at Duffins Restaurant Tralee. Her work has won her much praise and she was recently  featured on the Pat Kenny Show on TV.

The confined Coolcappa sports will take place in Ardagh on Sunday July 1.

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By Carrig Side – 18/06/2020

by Tom Aherne

Our local shops Moloney’s Carrigkerry and Greaney’s Ardagh remained open and provided  a great service to all their customers during the lockdown. They were  essential to the community with travel restrictions in place, and people confined to their homes. Dairygold Store  operated a ring and collect service at their store in Ardagh. People are encouraged to support all the other local premises when they are allowed to open.

The two local community employment schemes in Carrigkerry/Old Mill, and Ardagh have resumed their activities over the past few weeks following the Covid-19 virus shut down. They do great work in the community and the villages, and graveyards are all looking well at present.

The Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association activities are curtailed at present due to the corona virus. Some members were involved with the local community response group assisting people with shopping etc. The Facebook page has been keeping people up to date with local places of interest being featured.  The activities will resume when given the all clear to do so. Stay safe and follow all the HSE guidelines.

The Deel Ramblers walking group  suspended their weekly  walks due to the corona virus last March. These social outings  have given great enjoyment to their regular walkers, and others who join them at various locations around the county and beyond. At the end of the walk they usually meet up for refreshments and a chat. The organisers  wish all the members continued  good health and look forward to resuming activities when it is safe to do so.

Please note that due to Covid-19, face to face service in all North Munster Citizens Information Service offices are suspended until further notice. The phone and email service will continue to operate as normal and the contacts for their Limerick office are phone 0761 07 5780 email [email protected].

The annual novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help starts on Friday June 19, and continues until Saturday June 27, with the theme of hope in a time of crisis. The novena will be celebrated on the internet via the Redemptorist  website, novena.ie. There will be four sessions daily at 8am, 10am, 7.15pm, and 9pm, and the prayers,  the preaching, and the singing will be the same as always.

Old Mill Ladies Football Club are holding a clothes collection at the end  of June. Please contact Moira Mc Enery at 086-8110634, if you wish to drop off bags before this date. Clothes and shoes must be of wearable quality, and no duvets or sheets.

The death took place of Pat Joe Mc Enery of Tubbertureen, Moyvane at the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital, Kerry, on Sunday May 31. Predeceased by his brothers Johnny and Denis, he was a member of the farming community and his final weeks were spent in Tralee Hospice. He was a member of that fine Moyvane football team back in the 1960/70s, that met Saint Kieran’s in many  tournament  matches  during the carnivals that were held in Athea, Glin, Tarbert, Duagh, Moyvane, Carrigkerry, Shanagolden etc. Pat Joe centre back and his late brother Johnny full back  were outstanding footballers, who thrilled the large crowds that attended  these matches.  Pat Joe and Joan often attended Mass in Saint Mary’s Church Carrigkerry and was  a very pleasant person to converse with.   A private family Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Tuesday June 2, at 12 noon, followed by a private burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Sympathy to Joan and sister Mary and the extended family. May he rest in Peace.

Coping with bereavement is the subject of  an on-line talk given by councillors from Milford Care Centre. The talk is designed to give general information on grief and loss to  bereaved people their family and friends. The information is recorded in two parts, which are approximately 35 minutes in total. Bereaved people are invited to light a candle to remember the deceased or have a photograph of them visible during the presentation. The talks can be accessed through  You Tube. The Bereavement Service may be contacted by email at [email protected] or phone 061-485800.

This year’s Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna,  which was due to run from June 26, to 28, , is cancelled due to the continuing lockdown with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is with sadness that the organisers  said goodbye to the 20th year anniversary celebrations as everyone had been looking forward to a cracking festival of great music, song and dance. They organisers would like to thank all the musicians, singers and dancers who had agreed to perform. The festival committee would also like to thank the local community for their continued support and to wish all good health until we meet again.

This week we continue to look back at the Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish notes in the Limerick Leader from June 1990, as notes are scarce due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This week sees the beginning of the Group, Intermediate, and Leaving Certificate Examinations, one of the, if not the most important phases in a young person’s life. We wish all the students of the parish  taking these exams  the very best of luck and hope they attain  everything they wish for.

Congratulations to Michael Noonan TD on the 21st anniversary of his first election to Dail Eireann. In those 21 years he has served the people of West Limerick very well. The high standard in which he is held was evidenced by the very large crowd who attended the dance  held in his honour  at the River Room Motel Newcastle West on Friday June 1. He is the present Minister of State for the Department of Marine.

The summer dues collection will be taken up in both churches next weekend. The West Limerick Community  Workshop  are holding a church gate collection at all the masses next weekend. Please subscribe generously  to this worthy cause.

Theresa Doyle Mc Mahon from Coolanoran  who was very involved with the Cheshire Home, and fundraising for the handicapped was profiled in the Limerick Leader Personal File Column.

Harlem Nights was the film showing that week in Latchford’s Cinema Newcastle West. It starred Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pyror. Paddy O’Brien from Waterford was appearing at the Ashford Tavern on Saturday June 9.

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By Carrig Side – 11/06/2020

by Tom Aherne

The death has taken place of Eileen Kearns nee O’Sullivan of Swindon, England and formerly of Ballyvoughane, Ardagh,  on Friday May 22 in Swindon. Cremation took take place in Swindon on last Friday June 5. We extend our sympathy to her husband Joe, sons Joseph, Kevin and Chris, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and sisters Joan O’Connor and Nora Murphy, brothers Danny, Mike, John, Mossy and Pat, relatives, and friends.   May she Rest in Peace.

I would like to thank all parishioners who contributed recently to my annual collection.  Your generosity and support was absolutely overwhelming. I would like to thank Connie, Tom, and  John for organising the drive by collection, using great ingenuity to ensure compliance with the Covid 19 restrictions.  I would like to thank all of you who have send me cards and messages of support during this time. May God bless and protect you. Bernard.  

The Limerick GAA Club draw 2020 has commenced after the delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The first draw was held on Saturday last and announced  during the Live 95 Radio  Sports Show. The Saint Kieran’s club had no winner. People interested in joining can contact the club on their face book page. The next draw will be held on Saturday June 27.

Coolcappa Community Centre are running a clothes collection to aid fundraising for the hall. You can drop your used clothes to Coolcappa Community Centre between 12noon and 6pm on  Saturday June 13. We will be exercising supervision to ensure social distancing and will ensure everyone’s safety as a priority. If these times do not suit , please text Diane on 087 9203939 to arrange an alternative time. Thank you and looking forward to your support.

Old Mill Ladies Football Club are holding a clothes collection at the end  of June. Please contact Moira Mc Enery at 086-8110634, if you wish to drop off bags before this date. Clothes and shoes must be of wearable quality, and no duvets or sheets.

The weekly Athea and District Newsletter ceased printing their copies on March 17, due to the Covid -19 pandemic. After a week break the newsletter resumed online, and it can be viewed at www.athea.ie.  A new edition is available each Thursday, with news from Athea, Abbeyfeale, Knocknanure, Knockdown, and Carrigkerry. The contributors include Domhnall De Barra, Kathleen Mullane, Marian Harnett, Jer Kennelly, Peg Prendeville, and Tom Aherne.

Saint Kieran’s GAA Club whose catchment area includes Ardagh/Carrigkerry and Coolcappa/ Kilcolman parishes, was formed in May 1972. The time has now arrived to include all the material that is available from the four areas and beyond together in book form in a complete club history. A small group of people have come together to oversee the project during the current lockdown of all club activities. This is a window of opportunity  to put the wheels in motion, as the time frame is just two years. Most club members may use this time to recall their association with the club, over the years. The history will include a  memories section , recalling the successes, and disappointments,  the personalities involved, and companionship’s  formed within the club over the years.

All are welcome to share their recollections  be they passed players, club officers, or loyal supporters, with a special appeal to the elder generation. The West and County winning Captains are invited to share their thoughts and  memories of their big days. The role of the dual player, and players that came from other clubs, or went and joined other clubs, would make interesting reading. The carnival matches and tournament games were legendary with many incidents worth recalling. The many dinner dances, club functions, and Scór successes were all part of the club’s story and are worth recalling.

The club would appreciate 600 words or thereabouts, and  ideally your contribution by email, but a written memory can be transcribed afterwards. This is a major club project to record for posterity the dedication, and contribution of men and women in most households within the parishes, and all help will be greatly appreciated. Since it was announced 9 people have been fast off the mark and submitted some  lovely reminiscences.  It is planned to have the club history ready in time to launch it to mark  the jubilee of Saint Kieran’s GAA in two years’ time.

This week we continue to look back at the Ardagh/Carrigkerry parish notes in the Limerick Leader from June 1990, as notes are scarce due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The death occurred  at the Regional Hospital Limerick of Winifred Upton Ballinabearna, on May 19. Removal from Reidy’s Funeral Home Newcastle West to Holy Trinity Parish Church Rathkeale, followed by burial. Sympathy to her sons, daughters, and extended family. May she rest in Peace. 

The death has also occurred at the Regional Hospital of John Ahern, Rooskagh. His remains were removed from Reidy’s Funeral Home to Carrigkerry Church. He was laid to rest after Requiem Mass in Calvary Cemetery Newcastle West on Wednesday May 23. Sympathy to his wife, sons, daughters, and extended family. May he rest in Peace.

The death has also occurred of Hannah Mullins, Glendiheen, Ardagh at the Regional Hospital on Friday May 25. Her remains were removed from Reidy’s Funeral Home to Kilcolman Church. Burial took place in Ardagh Cemetery after Requiem Mass on Monday May 27. Sympathy to her sisters, cousins, and friends. May she rest in Peace.

Congratulations to Villa Rovers who defeated Rathkeale United 4-3 to win the Desmond First Division League Cup on Tuesday May 22. Noel Hennessy was named Man of the Match. Saint Ben’s A defeated Kilcolman Rovers 2-1 in the Desmond Challenge Cup on Saturday May 26. Cork defeated Limerick by 4-15 to 1-3 in the Munster senior football championship semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Saint Kieran’s players Liam Barrett, and Dan Larkin, started, and John Donovan was introduced as a substitute.

Cahermoyle Nursing Home had a half page advertisement in the Limerick Leader. They were recently opened and looking for residents. It described the rooms, and services available, and a list of businesses associated in the refurbishment of the home. The new owner was Marie Horan Richardson originally from Templeglantine, and the matron was Sheila Kennedy. The previous owners were the Oblate Fathers who bought it out in 1919. The house was built by Edward O’Brien on the site of an earlier house owned by his father  William-Smith-O’Brien (1803- 1964) the Young Ireland leader. Charlotte O’Brien  the writer was born there and Dermot O’Brien the artist grew up there.

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