CLOTHES COLLECTION: Shannonside Women’s Group clothes collection will take place on Thursday May 9 from 8 to 10am
CLEAN-UP DAY: The annual Tarbert Tidy Towns clean-up day will be held on Saturday next, April 20. The clean-up is an opportunity for everyone to do a little – even if you just take the area outside your own house or business and pick up litter it will be part of the bigger picture i.e. presenting Tarbert, the Gateway to the Kingdom, at its best. Volunteers who are willing to help litter pick the roads of the Parish should assemble at the bottle bank car park at 9:45 am next Saturday morning. Some Hi-Vis vests and bags which were supplied by Killarney Waste Disposal (KWD) will be available on the day. The Tidy Towns committee will also supply some litter pickers and gloves. Many hands make light work – Níl neart go cuir le chéile.
THANK YOU: Kerry Hospice Good Friday Sponsored Walk in Tarbert. We would like to thank the children and adults 74 in all who participated in the Sponsored Walk. The support of walkers and all who sponsored them for this very deserving cause is much appreciated. The amount raised will be published when all sponsorship card are in.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Ballylongford / Tarbert Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity at the annual church gate collection held last weekend.
DEATH: The death has occurred of Mícheál Hayes of 23 St. Patrick’s Terrace Tarbert and formerly of Court, Glin, Co. Limerick April 7, 2013 at Kerry General Hospital.
Mícheál a quiet and inoffensive gentleman was a very popular member of our community having lived in the parish for several years. He was an outstanding worker and a man of exceptional mental and physical adroitness who was devoted to his wife and children. His remains were waked at home on Tuesday April 9 between 4 and 8pm with removal then to St. Mary’s Church Tarbert at 8pm.
Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was concelebrated by Fr. John O’Connor and Fr. Philip O’Connell at 12 noon with a very large crowd in attendance.
Mícheál is survived by his wife Teresa, son Fergus, daughters Maureen, Noreen, Catherine, Annette, Michelle, Frances and Deirdre, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, sister-in-law, grand- children, relatives and a large circle of friends to whom our most sincere sympathy is extended.
Interment took place in the new section of St. Mary’s Cemetery Tarbert.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
DEATH: Parishioners were saddened to learn of the death of Margaret (Peggy) Lanigan (nee Kelly) of The Square, Tarbert on April 8, 2013, at the Oaklands Nursing Home, Derry Listowel. Peggy a member of a large family spent her childhood years in the tranquil surroundings of her parent’s farm at Kelly’s Road in Tarmons. She went to the local Primary School from where she formed life long friendships. Peggy was never one to shy away from work and when her father died at a young age from phenomena she rallied to the needs of the time on the family farm. She went from there to work in the hotel industry in Ballybunion living frugally for the purpose of contributing financial assistance to her mother. Peggy spent some years in England but eventually she returned home and inherited her uncle’s Bar in Tarbert. She met and Married Michael Lanigan and they ran a successful business for several years. Peggy was loved by all as she was the life and soul of her community and lovingly harboured her school day friendships, being predeceased by only a number of weeks by some of those cherished school pals. She was also a keen follower of the Tarbert football Team and it must have been a great source of joy to her when her grandson Ambrose crashed in a great goal and fielding the kick out sent the ball over the bar in the dying minute of the North Kerry Championship Final of 2010 to ensure that the trophy and medals went to Tarbert. This was a just reward for all the laundry work Peggy had embraced with care and attention for the team down through the years.
Margaret’s remains were waked at her home at The Square, Tarbert, on Tuesday April 9, from 5pm to 8pm with removal to St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Wednesday April 10 for Mass at 2pm.
Requiem Mass for the repose of Margaret’s soul was concelebrated by Fr. John O’Connor retired P.P. London and Fr Philip O’Connell retired P.P. Ballylongford with a very large crowd in attendance.
Peggy is survived by her husband Michael sons Mícheál and Ambrose, daughters-in-law Patricia and Noelle, brother Davie, sister Joan (Moore), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam