TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Anyone who has not returned their Trócaire box is asked to do so this weekend.
CÉILÍ: The next céilí will take place in Halla Tadhg Gaelach on Friday, May 17. Music by Taylor’s Cross. Dancing 9.30 -1.00. Refreshments served. All are welcome.
FAREWELL TONY: Tony Quinn, a native of Carrigkerry now resident in Balliniska, Feohanagh, served as postman in Tournafulla ( and took in part of Strand and Ashford) for 33 years, from 1979 to 2012. On Friday night last the people he served so well paid him a fitting tribute in Halla Tadhg Gaelach. Our parish priest, Fr. O’Gorman, who has known Tony for 40 years, spoke very highly of a most efficient and discreet gentleman. He spoke of the role of the postman as a social worker. Tony had a word for everyone and did more than deliver mail to people. As was proved by the turnout on Friday night he was loved and trusted by the people. Anne Curtin and Mary O’Mahoney presented Tony with an engraved glass bowl, while Timmy Horgan presented him with a gift bag. Afterwards we had music, song and dance from our wonderful entertainers. Tony then cut the cake which was made and beautifully decorated by Kay McNaught. The ladies committee made sure there was plenty to eat and drink for all present. We say farewell to a great public servant. Tony, we wish you health and happiness in your retirement. A special word of thanks to the organising committee of Anne Curtin, Mary O’Mahoney, Timmy Horgan, Thomas Long, James Wright, Kay McNaught and Seamus O’Sullivan and to Megan and Gerry Guiney for providing the PA.
CHURCH NOTICES: Mass readers this weekend are: - Saturday evening 7.30pm Betty Murphy. Sunday morning 11am Caroline Pierce. Eucharistic Ministers – Saturday evening Mass – Ann Denihan and Mary Sheahan. Sunday morning Mass 11 am Vito Missorici and Siobhan Barrett. 9am Mass on Sunday will be celebrated by Canon Patrick Kelly. The Parish First Holy Communion Mass will take place on Saturday morning May 18 when 13 National School pupils will receive the Sacrament for their first time.
CHURCH NOTICES: Mass readers this weekend are: Saturday evening 7.30 pm Kathleen Mullane. Sunday morning 11am John Redmond. Eucharistic Ministers Saturday evening Mass 7.30pm Majella Dalton and C Wilson. Sunday morning Mass 11 am Sean Barrett and Pat Higgins. 9am Mass on Sunday will be celebrated by Canon Patrick Kelly. First Holy Communion for the children of the Parish will be at Athea Parish Church on May 18.
LATE MARY MURPHY: The death occurred during the weekend of Mary Murphy (nee Fealey) of Dalton’s Terrace, Athea. Deceased, who was in her ‘80’s, was still in fairly good health up to a short time ago and used attend Mass at the local Church accompanied by one of her daughters. Mary was originally from Abbeyfeale but had lived for most of her life in Athea where she and her late husband David (Sonny) Murphy raised a big family. The Murphy family and extended family are well-known and highly regarded and it must be one of the most plentiful names in Athea. In recent years there have been a lot of sad bereavements in the Murphy families. Mary’s own daughter Marie died a few days after she was married in a ceremony in the Regional Hospital, Limerick some years ago in a wedding that touched the hearts and evoked the sympathy and admiration of thousands of people throughout Limerick and beyond for Marie and her young husband. Mary’s husband Sonny, her brother in-laws Tom and John all died within recent years and it is only some weeks ago when Mary’s brother in-law Liamie and his wife Hannah both died within a fortnight of each other . And now Mary’s unexpected death coming on top of all this makes it particularly sad for all the local Murphy families. There was a big attendance of people from far and near at Kelly’s Funeral Home on Monday evening who came to offer sympathy to Mary Murphy’s family and relatives before the removal to St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea. The Requiem Mass on Tuesday and the funeral in the afternoon to Holy Cross cemetery were also well attended. Sympathy is extended to her sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews, sisters, her in-laws and other relatives. ‘May her soul rest in peace’.
APRIL CEILI: West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold the next Ceili at the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday night April 26 at 9.30pm. Music by Ger Murphy and all are welcome,
BINGO: The jackpot at Tarbert Bingo is expected to be won tonight it could be you so come along and bring a friend. Play starts at 8:30pm sharp. Refreshments served during interval. The Committee wishes the best of luck to all our patrons.
MISSING PERSONS: Irelands missing persons will be remembered on Sunday May 12 at 2pm at Knockfierna near Adare, Co. Limerick. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Killkenny the sister of 21 year old JoJo Dollard missing since November 9, 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick City whose son Gus is missing since February 11, 2000 also guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The names of other missing people will be recalled. A large attendance is expected on the day and all are welcome. You can contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340 for further information.
CELEBRATION: The fiftieth Anniversary of Tarbert Primary School is being celebrated next Saturday from 4 to 7pm. The following is brief outline of the programme of events. Welcome at 4pm, official opening of the John Coolahan Library, presentation of Library Books, Anniversary Book, Art Project, Musical interlude. Keynote speaker Dr. Declan Downey, Tree planting Ceremony, refreshments. 4:45pm meet up with old friends chat and ramble around the school and view old photos and memorabilia, many of which pre-date the 1960’s. All are welcome.”
TEA DANCE: Our monthly tea dance at Tarbert Community Centre is on next Sunday April 24, at 3pm sharp. The music will be provided by the very popular Mike Condon admission is only 5euro and proceeds are in aid of Community Centre. Refreshments will be served.
CARDS: The results of last weeks card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with nine games each Theresa Hough and Danny Barry, Kathleen Nash and Annie Leahy. Table prizes John Joe Sexton and Johnny Enright, Pat Lynch and Richard Liston. Raffle May O’Brien, Pat Harnett (x2), Theresa Hough, and Kathleen O’Gorman.
BAKE SALE: Monagea National School is holding a bake sale on this Friday May 10th from 2 to 4pm. This is in memory of two past pupils, Niamh Herlihy and Darra O’Donovan, who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in 2011. All the proceeds will go to the CRY organisation which is associated with Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Please bring cakes/buns/tarts (bought or baked) to the school on Friday morning. Everyone from the school community, the parish and the wider area are invited to support this worthy cause.
WALK/RUN/CYCLE: After all the preparations the day finally arrives on this Saturday 4th May. The cycle starts at 11am and the walk/run starts at 12 noon. There is a 40km and an 80km cycle. Both sets of cyclists travel via Rathcahill, Strand, Glenquin, Ashford, Broadford and Dromcollogher. The 40km group turn left in The Square Dromcollogher to Feohanagh, Newcastle West (via Rathina) and back to Monagea. The 80km group continue to Milford, Newtownshandrum and into Charleville. In Charleville they turn left along the Cork-Limerick Road to Rourkes Cross. They go left at Rourkes Cross and back to Newcastle West via Rathina to Monagea. The walk/run travels via Gardenfield, Killeline, Newcastle West, and back to Monagea via Ballyshane. The organisers would like everyone who has not registered to come early on the day so that everything can get going as planned. A bank account has been open in AIB Rathkeale to accept donations. The account number is 04555099 and the sort code is 935263. Money can be lodged to that account from any bank. The event is being organised by the families of the late Niamh Herlihy and Darra O’Donovan. All the funds raised will go to the CRY organisation which might help early detection of heart problems and may save young lives. All we can hope for now is that the weather will be kind and everyone can have an enjoyable day.
CARDS: The results of last week’s card game at Monagea Parish Hall were 1st and 2nd divided, with ten games each, Pat Lynch and Richard Liston, Willie Woulfe and Mike Cronin. Table prizes Donal Mulcahy and Pa Quilligan, Liam Corbett and Eileen Geary. Raffle Con Cregan (x2), Eileen Geary, Willie Woulfe. Many thanks to everyone who braved the extremely stormy conditions last Wednesday night to support the card game in Monagea.
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Fealebridge and Headley Bridge CO-OP Creamery Shareholders took place in the Community Centre, Knocknagoshel on Wednesday night last. The attendance which was down from m previous years was addressed by Auditor Ken Jonson of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Ken gave a detailed account of the working of the CO-OP in a very difficult year for farmers. He was reappointed as was all outgoing committee members. The CO-OP founded in 1912 is one of a few small individual CO-OPS in the whole country.
Nightowels: A record crowd attended the Launch on Sunday evening last in Nightowels, Castleisland, of Cait Curtin’s book of poems “Stories in Rhyme”. The Launch was performed by Tommy Frank O’Connor, who was loud in his praise of all the wonderful poems in the book and thanked all for attending before Cait sat down to a busy time signing copies. Catherine Brosnan and Marie O’Callaghan were most efficient at the sales desk. While some browsed through the book others renewed friendships from yesteryear before all dispersed in all directions and a great evening was had by all. The proceeds are being donated to Aware.
Jimmy McCathy: Another link with the outstanding achievements of Knocknagoshel sportsmen in that golden era of the 1940s was severed with the death last week in Dublin of Jimmy Mc Carty. Jimmy son of the late schoolteacher Pat was a Kerry minor footballer in the early 1940s and was also an athlete of note not least at the highly rated Pattern Sports in Knocknagoshel and elsewhere in that era. Sincere sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.
Con Houlihan Seminar and Folk School: Minister Jimmy Deenihan will officially open the first Con Houlihan Seminar and Folk School on Saturday May 4th from 9am to 2pm at the Castleisland Carnival Festival Dome at the Castleisland Rugby Grounds, Crageens. Castle island. Special guest will be Mayor of Kerry Cllr Terry O’Brien. The Sec-Facilitator is Cllr Bobby O’Connell and the chairman is Knocknagoshel Village native Donal P Murphy. The speakers Aidan Murphy, Dublin and Tralee, Billy Keane Listowel, Michael O’Regan, Dublin and Tralee. Also in attendance will be Frank Greally , Dublin and Mayo and a personel friend of Con Houlihan for many years. Local Government Delegates many from Monaghan, Louth and Donegal have registered for the Seminar. An invitation goes out to local Castle island , Knocknagoshel and Sliabh Luachra people and the chairman Donal P Murphy has reserved seats for the ordinary citizen as it was these people who gave Con inspiration and he never turned his back on his friends and neighbours. Con befriended the common man during his lifetime.
MARIAN HALL BLOTTO: Results for Thursday, May 09. Numbers drawn were: 1 19 24 27. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Eoin O’Keeffe, c/o Speedy’s Bar. €50 Tom Manaher, Glin Road. €20 each: Kay Woods, Brosnan’s Bar. Noreen Lynch, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Eleanore Goulding, c/o Moyvane Post Office. Margaret O’Connor, Old Forge, Glin Road, Moyvane. Michael & Shona O’Connor, Tarbert. Free Tickets: Mary O’Connell, Purt, Abbeyfeale. Margaret O’Connor, Inchamore. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Dano Lyons, c/o Nora Fitz. Breda O’Connell, Ennismore. Next draw will be at Bingo on Thursday night May 16 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €6,000.
MARIAN HALL BLOTTO : Results for Thursday, May 02. Numbers drawn were: 4 8 20 30. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Michael O’Connor, Tarbert. €50 The Meehan’s c/o Leesha, Ballybunion. €20 each: Mary Brosnan, Derry. Michael Dalton, Athea. Noirin Buckley, Main Street, Moyvane. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Peg Moloney, Tullahinnell, Ballylongford. Free Tickets: Trish Griffin, Tarbert. B. O’Connor, Templeglantine. Mary Wallace, Moyvane Bingo. Duffer Hickey. Ann Sheilds, Carrickerry. Next draw will be at Bingo on Thursday night May 09 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €6,000.
MARIAN HALL BLOTTO: Results for Thursday, April 18. Numbers drawn were: 9 22 29 31. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Margaret Dalton, Athea. €50 Margaret Halpin, Clounmacon. €20 each: Annette Browne, Dromin Upper, Listowel. Helen Nolan. John Moloney, Derry, Listowel. Katie Phillips, Newcastlewest. The Wrenn Family, Carlow. Free Tickets: Jim Hickey, Luachra Road, Clieveragh, Listowel. Sheilanne Dee, Ballyline, Ballylongford. Breda Brosnan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. James Fogarty, Moyvane. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Results for Thursday, April 25. Numbers drawn were: 18 19 27 29. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Teresa McAuliffe, Knockachur, Knocknagoshel. €50: Yvonne Shine, Kilbaha, Moyvane. €20 each: Teresa Holly, O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Margaret O’Sullivan, Ballybunion. Josie Mulvihill, Ballylongford. Con Fitzgerald, c/o Marie Wrenn. Maurice Kelly, O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Free Tickets: Katie Galvin, Leitrim East, Moyvane. Betty Murphy, Athea. Sheila O’Connor, Tournafulla. Trish, Sam & Oz, c/o Trish Leahy. B. O’Connor, Templeglantine. Next draw will be held at Bingo on Thursday night May 04 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €5,500.
MARIAN HALL BLOTTO : Results for Thursday, April 18. Numbers drawn were: 9 22 29 31. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Margaret Dalton, Athea. €50 Margaret Halpin, Clounmacon. €20 each: Annette Browne, Dromin Upper, Listowel. Helen Nolan. John Moloney, Derry, Listowel. Katie Phillips, Newcastlewest. The Wrenn Family, Carlow. Free Tickets: Jim Hickey, Luachra Road, Clieveragh, Listowel. Sheilanne Dee, Ballyline, Ballylongford. Breda Brosnan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. James Fogarty, Moyvane. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Next draw will be at Bingo on Thursday night April 25 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €5,500.
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