PÓSADH: The wedding took place in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Templeglantine on Friday last, May 17, of Siobhán Fitzgerald, Templeglantine West and Liam Griffin, Askeaton. Celebrant at the marriage ceremony was Fr Seán Long, Askeaton. The reception took place afterwards in the Devon Inn Hotel. Déanaimid comhghairdeas leis an lánún nuaphósta.
CHARITY EVENT:A fund raising event in aid of the Brothers of Charity, Newcastle West will take place at Templeglantine Soccer Club grounds on Sunday, June 2nd. The main attraction on the day will be the Total Wipeout Team Challenge. The teams will consist of 10 members, five male and five female all over the age of sixteen. A monster raffle will also take place on the day. Any patrons or business that would like to support this by means of spot prizes, may hand in item to the Day Care Centre in Newcastle West
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily masses this week are at the usual times. The anniversary mass for Margaret O’Sullivan was celebrated on Sunday last and for Mary Sexton on Monday. The anniversary mass for May Quirke will be on Thursday, for Nell Lynch on Saturday (6.00pm) and for John Taylor on Sunday next. The Month’s Mind mass for the late Bill Forde will be on Saturday at 11.00am. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
COMHALTAS: An enjoyable Oíche Cheoil took place at the Devon Inn on Saturday night last when a busload of musicians and supporters from Limerick joined up with local musicians. The weekly music classes came to an end for the season on Monday night last and will resume again in early September when we will be back in Halla Inse Bhán. Many young members are now looking forward to Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh which takes place in Mary Immaculate College , Limerick on June 1 – 2. All Grúpa Ceoil and Céilí Band competitions will be held on the Sunday. There has been good demand for places on the Comhaltas Summer Camp which takes place during the first week of July. Enquiries to 069 84039 or 087 9654451. Condolences to craobh member Leesha Foley and family on the death of Leesha’s father, Jerry McCarthy of Moyvane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
TRAIL WALK: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. This provides an opportunity for descendants of the emigrants to walk the route taken by them when heading for the various ports along the south and east coasts of Ireland up to the 1960’s when the passenger trains ceased. Devon Road Station and Tullig Wood are passed en route with the ascent continuing on to Barnagh (the highest point on the trail) which is 13km from Abbeyfeale.