A CENTURY after it first opened its doors, the final transaction took place in Croom AIB bank shortly before 4pm on Friday, heralding the end of an era for the village.
A THIRTY-year-old man who is accused of starting a fire which destroyed an old section of a County Limerick hospital tried to quench the blaze with cans of alcohol, a court has heard.
Ann DOHERTY, chief executive of the Mid-Western Acute Hospitals Group, vowed to clear those on waiting lists for over four years in Croom Orthopaedic Hospital by November.
MANAGEMENT at Limerick Racecourse have been applauded by Horse Racing Ireland for spearheading a fundraising fixture – the entire proceeds of which will go to the Jockeys Emergency Fund.
A FORMER White House political advisor, the head of Chicago’s biggest motor dealership, relatives of the former Archbishop of Melbourne and other descendants of the Noonan and Cagney families from Ballingarry, Granagh and Croom will be in attendance at a Gathering event in County Limerick this June.
Church Notes: Reader for the Month of May at Meanus Mass is Margaret O’Rourke.
Church Notes: Reader for the Month of May at Meanus Mass is Margaret O’Rourke. The collectors are John and Pat O’ Rourke. The Eucharistic Minister is Catherine O’iordan. Anniversary Mass on this Saturday night is for Willie Hogan.
Church Notes: Reader for the Month of May at Meanus Mass is Margaret O Rourke.
Church Notes: Reader for the Month of April at Meanus Mass is Tim O Connor.
Sympathie:s To the family and friends of Donal Walsh, Tralee who died peacefully last Sunday.
CHURCH NOTICES: KNOCKLONG mass times are as follows: Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 9:00am and 11:30am
CHURCH NOTICES: Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May. KNOCKLONG mass times are as follows: Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 9:00am and 11:30am GLENBROHANE masses are as follows this Saturday 8:00pm Sunday 10:00am.
CHURCH NOTICES: Saturday/sunday 27th/28st April. KNOCKLONG mass times are as follows: Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 9:00am and 11:30am GLENBROHANE masses are as follows this Saturday 8:00pm Sunday 10:00am.
CHURCH NOTICES: Weekend Masses – Saturday 7pm, anniversary Michael & Ellen Shinney. Months mind Nora Gleeson. Sunday 10.30am, anniversary John Long. 11.30am First Holy Communion Mass all are welcome.
CHURCH NOTICES: Weekend Masses – Saturday 7pm anniversary Jason Nash. Sunday 10.30am anniversary David & Bridget Russell.
CHURCH NOTICES: Weekend Masses, Saturday 7pm, anniversary Patie Vaughan. Sunday 10.30am, anniversary Con & Katie Manning, Frank Keehan, Maureen & Tom Enright.
CHURCH NOTICES: Weekend Masses, Saturday 7pm, anniversary Jean Clohessy & Patrick Crehan. Sunday 10.30a.m, anniversary Nonnie & Mikie Hayes.
FIRST COMMUNION: Pupils from Herbertstown national school received First Holy Communion in Herbertstown church last Sunday. Fr. Jimmy Donnelly celebrated the Communion Mass and the 15 children who made First Communion were – Jack O’ Sullivan, Caoimhe Barry, Ailish Kiely, Tia McNamara – Ranson , Olivia Hanly, Aisling Farrell, Aoife Kavanagh, Luke White, Aoife Barron, Caoimhe Lyons, Patrick Bermingham, Marsha Fogarty, Euan Hickey, Ross Winship and Ryan Hanly.
ENROLMENT: Now is the time to enrol in Herbertstown school for 2013 / 2014. Forms available from the school or telephone 061 385340. Forms will be sent out shortly to those who have already applied.
PRESENTATION: In the Arch Bar last Friday the Herbertstown Friends of Milford Hospice presented Geraldine O’ Sullivan with a cheque for €6,000, 70 the proceeds of a recent fund raising event. Geraldine on behalf of the Hospice thanked all who made this event successful.
CAMOGIE CELEBRATION: The local camogie club joined this week with the County Sr. National League Div. 2. Limerick Senior COunty side recorded a most comprehensive 3-14 to 0-10 win over Kildare in the final at St. Brendans Park, Birr, Co. Offaly, last Sunday.
SENIOR HURLING CUP WIN: Granagh/Ballingarry senior hurlers celebrated their sixth Dunworth Cup win last Sunday evening on the home GAA grounds.
A STORY & A SONG: Diarmuid O’Leary of the famous “Bards Group” was the featured singer on Pat O’Donovans West Limerick radio show, A Story and a Song. It was a lucky scoop for the local radio station to have a member of the popular ballad group. O’Leary spoke of how he first got into music and about his time with the band.
CAMOGIE PLAYERS SHINE: Local combined parishes camogie players were very much in the sporting news in recent weeks.In the county senior camogie league, Granagh/Ballingarry had a good 2-13 to 1-2 victory against Bruff.
COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning will be held in the Family Resource Centre 16 May at 10.30 in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital with raffles and prizes,all welcome.
WEDDINGS: Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples who were married over the bank holiday weekend. Anthony Hanley and Mary McCarthy, Hospital. Therese O’Carroll, Gotoon and Stephen Burke, Sligo, Joanne McAuliffe Coolalough and Guy Barry, London.
WEDDING: Maureen Casey, St.Joseph’s Terrace and Shane Enright, Knockainey came home from Australia five weeks ago to be married. Maureen is the youngest daughter of Maura and Sylvester and Shane is the only son of Marie and Richard. Reception was held in Charlieville Park hotel. Maureen and Shane will be returning to New South Wales this weekend, we wish them every happiness.
BEREAVEMENTS: Our thoughts and sympathy go to the following families who have recently suffered the death of their loved ones. AnneMarie O’Carroll, nee McGrath, Clover Castlefarm after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Donie, her Mother Patsy, brothers and sister’s nieces and nephews, brother’s in law, sister’s in law, other relatives and friends. And to Seamus O’Rourke, Main Street and family on the death of his brother Liam of Ballylanders.
ANDY DUNWORTH SPORTSMAN RIP: One of Limericks great sportsmen Andy Dunworth formerly of Banogue was laid to rest in his beloved soil in Banogue Cemetery on Thursday 2nd May. The late Andy Dunworth donned the colours of Banogue GAA Club in the sixties and won various South Titles. He played with his five brothers and also with his father Stephen. He later joined the Claughan club and won a County Title against South Liberties. He donned the Limerick colours at minor level and County level both as an outstanding forward and goalie. Andy Dunworth like many other great Gaels emigrated to New York in 1974 and worked in the hospitality business in Manhattan. He was part of the strong Limerick Diaspora who made their home in the “Big Apple”. There was a strong Gaelic contingent in the city of New York where they continued their Gaelic interest in Gaelic Park New York. This is where the Irish emigrant knitted together in helping one another in the old Irish style of coring and sharing their lives together. The late Andy Dunworth passed away on the 25th April at the Beth Israel Hospital New York. His remains was brought from his adopted city having spent almost 39 in years in New York where he reposed at Daffy’s Funeral Home on Wednesday 1st May and removal to SS. Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue where Andy made his First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Concelebrated mass was celebrated by chief celebrant Joe Kennedy PP Croom, Fr. Eamon O’Brien CC Croom and Fr. Tom Ryan formerly PP South Liberties and Holy Rosary, Fr. Tom a life long member and supporter of the Gaelic Athletic Association. There was a large attendance of the former Limerick players who played with the late Andy Dunworth. The coffin was carried by the Captain of the Limerick All Ireland Hurling Team and assisted by the hurling stars of that period where Andy was part of that great era of hurling activity in the Shannonside. There was a large attendance of Gaels from all parts of Limerick and beyond. His burial took place in Banogue cemetery where the late Andy Dunworth was laid to rest in his beloved Banogue. Andy is survived by his brother Stephen, his nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Andy will be remembered as a great sportsman, an outstanding colleague and a member of a great sporting family who gave their all to their club and county. May Andy rest in peace by the Maigueside.
FR. CON COLLINS RIP: The death took place at Milford Nursing Home of Fr. Con Collins formerly of Carrigeen Croom. Fr. Con Collins took up residence with his parents John and Nora, from Abbeyfeale, in their new home and farm at Carrigeen in 1934. Fr. Con was one of eight children in the Collins family, John Joe, Kitty, Julie, Fr. Con, Mary, Ita, Bridget, and Denis. They were nieces and nephews of the well-known businessman, Denis Guiney who set up a landmark business in O’Connell St. in Dublin, Clerys (1941) Drapery Store. Fr. Con would have attended Croom National School under the tutorship of David Cantwell and William Jones. He later attended Adare CBS and St. Munchin’s College, Limerick. Fr. Con was Ordained on the 22nd June 1952 in Maynooth. His first assignment as an Ordained Priest was in the diocese of Kildare. In 1957 he went on to be appointed to St. John’s Cathedral and Chaplain to the Good Shepherd Convent, Limerick. In 1971 Administrator to St. John’s In February 1976 appointed CC Ballingarry. 1980 appointed PP Glin. July 1993 appointed CC Feenagh/Kilmeedy. 2004 retired to Patrickswell. Fr. Collins died in Milford Nursing Home on the 24th April 2013. Fr. Con was a very popular priest and pastor of the many parishes and churches which he administered. He loved to meet his fellow school mates and parishioners of Croom, he would recall the sporting activities, the hurling and athletics, the playing of Tennis at the Tennis court on the Castle Road. Fr. Con celebrated his Diamond Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood in 2012 where he joined the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes to celebrate his 60 years as a committed servant of the Church. Concelebrated Requiem Mass took place on Sunday headed by the newly Ordained Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy who acknowledged the Pastoral duties that Fr. Con carried out during his life time. Canon James Neville was the chief celebrant. Canon Neville spoke of the friendship that he had with the late Fr. Con Collins, his seminarian days in Maynooth, Fr. Con’s designated temporary assignment to Kildare and Canon James assignment to Seattle in the US. Gerard Collin nephew of Fr. Con spoke of the kindness that Fr. Con always showed to them and the sound advice he would give. He thanked the parishioners from the various parishes where Fr. Con served and who attended the requiem mass, the kind words expressed by each of the parishioners he had met at the reposing at Daffy’s Funeral Home and at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Patrickswell where the last farewell to the late Fr. Con Collins took place. His remains was taken to his beloved Maigueside Reilig Mhuire, Croom on Sunday 28th April where he was interred. Fr. Con said farewell to his adopted parish Tubar Phadraig and bid farewell, Slán le Maigh Cromadh.
BISHOP LEAHY FOR BANOGUE: The newly Ordained Bishop of Limerick, Bishop Brendan Leahy will be confirming the boys and girls from Banogue school on Tuesday 28th May at 10.30 a.m. On Sunday last in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Banogue the children enrolled their names to be confirmed. The Principal of Banogue school played the music in the church in Banogue on Sunday during the signing by the students. This will be Bishop Leahy’s first visit to the Maiguesisde district as new bishop of Limerick.
Anniversary Mass: Saturday 11 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Mary Hosford (Barrack Street).
Anniversary Mass: Saturday 4 May 6.30pm (Vigil Mass): Paddy Corkery (St Anne’s Terrace)
Anniversary Mass: Saturday 27 April 6.30pm (Vigil Mass: Davy Quish (Ballinvreena and Mountain View)
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Weather for Limerick
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 9 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 18 mph
Wind direction: South