Ballyneety Jan 25

PATRICK REMEMBERED : This week the passing of Patrick Clohessy was mourned in the locality. He was Peader to a huge number of people but to me he was Patrick when I first new him back in the early 1940s. He lived a short distance in Dun, Fanningstown, only back a few paces from my own place in Boherlode. Patrick was the only name which I knew him by and this was the name I used every time I met him. Patrick was deeply involved in politics but he never discussed such an issue when ever I came across him. As he was such a short distance from Boherlode, we became boyhood friends and the Liberty Stone at Cloghane Cross was a meeting place in the summer evenings. Pitch and Putt was very often played but no money involved, due to the fact that we had none. Patrick came from a well known hurling family in Fedamore and Limerick and no wonder he carried a caman with him to those impromptu gatherings at Cloghane Cross. Patrick lived off the Cutaway Hill and many a time we passed his home when walking to the Dun to see wildlife in this well known spot. He had a keen interest in hunting and when the county hounds raided the Dun in search of a fox, Patrick was in the thick of the action. Once with Patrick, Rena Noonan and myself we hunted the Wran on Stephen’s Day. Patrick had a very keen interest in local history and the only time I ever saw the earthworks in Friarstown was in his company. Patrick loved the outdoors and well I remember when I was about 11 years old going across the fields to see Fedamore and Ballybricken play a hurling match in The Ranch in Carnane. Catching Brickeens was another past time in those years and many a jam jar of the tiny fish he proudly took back to the Cutaway. Those were the good times without any money, television, only a hurley stick or spock, a stick of any variety with a turn at the end which was the boss. May You rest in peace in your native Fedamore, Patrick.

PATRICK REMEMBERED : This week the passing of Patrick Clohessy was mourned in the locality. He was Peader to a huge number of people but to me he was Patrick when I first new him back in the early 1940s. He lived a short distance in Dun, Fanningstown, only back a few paces from my own place in Boherlode. Patrick was the only name which I knew him by and this was the name I used every time I met him. Patrick was deeply involved in politics but he never discussed such an issue when ever I came across him. As he was such a short distance from Boherlode, we became boyhood friends and the Liberty Stone at Cloghane Cross was a meeting place in the summer evenings. Pitch and Putt was very often played but no money involved, due to the fact that we had none. Patrick came from a well known hurling family in Fedamore and Limerick and no wonder he carried a caman with him to those impromptu gatherings at Cloghane Cross. Patrick lived off the Cutaway Hill and many a time we passed his home when walking to the Dun to see wildlife in this well known spot. He had a keen interest in hunting and when the county hounds raided the Dun in search of a fox, Patrick was in the thick of the action. Once with Patrick, Rena Noonan and myself we hunted the Wran on Stephen’s Day. Patrick had a very keen interest in local history and the only time I ever saw the earthworks in Friarstown was in his company. Patrick loved the outdoors and well I remember when I was about 11 years old going across the fields to see Fedamore and Ballybricken play a hurling match in The Ranch in Carnane. Catching Brickeens was another past time in those years and many a jam jar of the tiny fish he proudly took back to the Cutaway. Those were the good times without any money, television, only a hurley stick or spock, a stick of any variety with a turn at the end which was the boss. May You rest in peace in your native Fedamore, Patrick.