Templeglantine Nov 9

THE DEAD REMEMBERED: There was a full church for the annual mass for the dead which took place at 3.00pm on Sunday last. A lighting candle was taken to the altar during mass for each of the eleven parishioners who died during the past twelve months. Former parishioners who died elsewhere were remembered in similar manner. After mass a decade of the rosary was recited for those buried in the two local cemeteries, followed by the blessing of the graves by Fr Hurley. A sincere thank you to all who contributed to the cemetery maintenance fund.

THE DEAD REMEMBERED: There was a full church for the annual mass for the dead which took place at 3.00pm on Sunday last. A lighting candle was taken to the altar during mass for each of the eleven parishioners who died during the past twelve months. Former parishioners who died elsewhere were remembered in similar manner. After mass a decade of the rosary was recited for those buried in the two local cemeteries, followed by the blessing of the graves by Fr Hurley. A sincere thank you to all who contributed to the cemetery maintenance fund.

CHARITY CÉILÍ: There was excellent support for the charity céilí on Saturday night last at the Devon Inn Hotel in aid of Fr Chriss O’Donnell’s mission work in Argentina. It was a most enjoyable occasion with the Templeglantine Ceilí Band providing excellent music . Fr O’Donnell was present and thanked all who helped to make the event such a success.

DEATH OF PATRICK O’DONNELL: The death occurred on Saturday last, November 2 at Beechwood Nursing Home of Patrick O’Donnell formerly of Birmingham and a native of Meenoline. Patrick who was aged 90 was youngest of the family born to Tomás O’Donnell and Catherine (née O’Connor). He spent much of his adult life in Birmingham and only returned to Ireland in recent years. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret. His remains lay in repose at Harnett’s Funeral Home on Monday evening before removal to Templeglantine Church where the requiem mass was celebrated on Tuesday. Burial took place in Reilig na Tríonóide. Condolences to his sister-in-law Josie, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.

COMHALTAS: The Comhaltas classes resumed again on Monday last after the mid-term break. Entries for this year’s Ceol an Gheimhridh have now been taken up. The craobh will be represented at the Comhaltas Co Convention at Áth Dara on Wednesday November 13. Members of the craobh will be supporting the Comhaltas Night at the Dogs at Trá Lí on Saturday next which is a fund raiser in aid of Fleadh na Mumhan 2013 in Cill Áirne. Comhghairdeas le Darragh Mac Curtáin a bhuaigh Comórtas an Veidhlín ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge i gCill Áirne ar an Satharn seo caite. The presentation of SCT music exam certificates took place at a very enjoyable Oíche Cheoil na nÓg at Halla Inse Bhán Tuesday, October 29. A fine session of music was provided by the young musicians present and there were songs from Laura, Liam and Niamh, lilting from Diarmuid and a step from Kathlyn. Bhain gach éinne taitneamh as an oíche.

SALE OF WORK: Preparations have got underway for the holding of this year’s Sale of Work, Bazaar and visit of Santa on Friday November 29 at Halla Inse Bhan. Donations for the event would be very welcome. The proceeds from the day will go towards reducing the remaining debt on Halla Ins Bhán. The home baking stall is always a big attraction at the Sale of Work and this year it is hoped to expand it. A recent local home baking charity event proved that there are many very fine practitioners of the art in the locality and it is hoped that they may demonstrate their skills for November 29. The Community Council is most grateful to parish householders, former parishioners and others who have kindly contributed towards the hall fund in recent months.

DEATH OF FORMER PARISHIONER: The death occurred in River Edge, New Jersey on October 9 of Michael Brosnahan, a native of Devon Road, Templeglantine. Michael, who was aged 76, emigrated to the USA in 1965. His funeral mass was celebrated in River Edge on October 16. He is survived by his wife Bernadette, two daughters and a son, brothers Paddy, Devon Road, Dan, Mossie, Dan, Dublin and sister Sheila, Dublin. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: One man band Noel Cronin provides the music for the Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday next, November 10 from 3-6pm at the GAA clubhouse, Abbeyfeale. This is an ‘Abbeyfeale for Africa’ fundraiser. Admission €5. Teas served. Raffle.

IN COUNTY FINAL: Congratulations to Templeglantine Junior B hurling team on reaching the county final of the championship which is due to be played on Saturday, November 16 with venue yet to be confirmed. They overcame Blackrock in the semi-final are now awaiting the outcome of the other semi-final to know who their opponents will be in the final. Guímid gach rath orthu sa chluiche cheannais.

FOOD DEMONSTRATION: The Devon Inn Hotel is the venue for a food demonstration by celebrity chef Kevin Dundon on Friday November 22 with proceeds in aid of Abbeyfeale Town Park. Tickets €10.

CÉILITHE: The monthly céilí at Halla Tadhg Gaelach, Tournafulla takes place on Friday, November 8 with music by the Allow Céilí Band, tosnú 9.30pm. On Sunday next the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band will play at the Devon Inn Hotel in aid of the Abbeyfeale Christmas Lights fund with dancing from 3-6pm. The West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold their next Céilí at the Devon Inn Hotel on Sunday November 17, tosnú 4pm with music supplied by Stríolán Céilí Band.

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