CLERKS: On behalf of Mary Forde retired parish clerk of Ashford church a million thanks to all who supported and extended best wishes, cards etc on her recent retirement. Mary is deeply touched and grateful to all. Mary a very religious lady has served Ashford church, the clergy and parishioners for many a year. She began helping her late aunt Mary Ita Hallinan with her church duties and as time went by became the permanent clerk. Throughout the years Mary has served under Killeedy clergy, local native clergy, missionary priests, visiting priests and neighbouring clergy, Mary helped out. She was available for Baptisms, weddings, funerals, Holy Communions, Confirmations etc. The church was at all times immaculate, Altar linen etc to perfection. Mary was also very discreet in her dealings and affairs of the church and we thank her for her long service and may she enjoy a long and healthy retirement. Also best wishes to Catherine Begley Kantoher Mary’s successor on such a demanding role, may she enjoy same.
EILEEN MULLANE R.I.P.:
‘In God’s house there are many rooms
And also there are many flowers
He said I need another rose
Fun loving, calm and serene
So he reached down and took Eileen’
The death has taken place of Eileen Mullane (nee Mullane) Cloncon Ballagh. The late Eileen is survived by her husband Jack, daughters Nuala, Mary and Ellen sons in law Donie (Larkin) Tom(Danaher) Tim(Mullane), grandchildren Lesley Ann, Vanessa, Ide, Aishling and Jack sisters Mary and Margaret brothers in law, sisters in law extended family, friends and kind neighbours and the family community at large R.I.P.
The late Eileen’s creed in life was faith family and farm. As a young girl Eileen, worked in the family farm in Kantoher and in the evenings worked with her aunt and uncle in their farm in Cloncon. As a born and breed Killeedy lady Eileen was a workaholic lived and breathed the farm and as was due right in time inherited the farm in Cloncon and was wed to jack. Eileen worked on, faith at her back, had lassies three and with Jack built the family farm and rain, hail, sun or snow Eileen toiled away so happy and content. She loved working on the farm, all for the family and at a time in rural Ireland when running water and modern appliances were almost unheard of. Eileen died on a beautiful weekend St Patrick’s and Irish tribute to a life well lived and who gave everything that was in her to give. Removal from Sexton’s Funeral Home Broadford on St Patrick’s evening to St Ita’s church Raheenagh. Requiem Mass on Monday last at 12:30pm and funeral afterwards to Killeedy Cemetery. May your loyal soul beat the right hand of God Eileen as you are now part of his heavenly bouquet.
TROCAIRE BOXES: It is now nearly time to empty the contents of the Trocaire box and exchange coin for notes and all can be dropped into the local church. Trocaire is now working 40 years for a just World. Also note 91c goes on direct charitable expenditure 8c is spent on fundraising and publicity activities and 1c is spent on administration costs, so every cent really counts. So with same in mind top up that Trocaire box now. Knowing you too did your share.
KANTOHER CO-OP REUNION: A Kantoher Co-Op reunion banquet will take place on Saturday 20th April at The Devon Inn Templeglantine. Music on the night by Dermot and Irene Ring. Tickets are on sale for €25 and can be bought from the following: Jim Shanahan Killeedy 087-9697719, Dave Noonan Dromroe 087-0643904, David Hayes Gortnaclohy 087-1385758, Sean O’Shaughnessy Glenquin 069-81059, John Carroll Raheenagh 087-2716024, Denis Casey Darrira 087-7726322, Mike Shanahan Feoghanagh 087-2511474, Nora Nelligan Rockchapel 087-2960414, Mike Mulcahy Mauricetown 086-8348559, Maria Sheehan Mountcollins 087-1484052. Spot prizes on the door tickets on the night.
ANNUAL 45 CARD DRIVE: Hazelwood Parents Association are holding their annual progressive 45 card drive in Hazelwood College gym in Dromcollogher on Good Friday night 29th March i.e. this Friday night at 9pm with prizes of €800. There will also be a raffle on the night. Admission €10. All support welcome.
RED DOOR MARKET: The Red Door Market will reopen on the 30th of March for an Easter Market. It promises to be a great day out for all the family, contact 087-9002890 for more info.
CLOCKS: All clocks go forward this Saturday night by one hour to herald Summer Time, more daylight, less darkness and if the weather improves, nice long Summer days. So don’t forget to put forward that clock and smile Summer is on its way.
AFTERNOON T/D: The next afternoon Tea Dancing in Monagea Parish Hall will take place on Sunday April 7th with dancing from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Michael sexton Band and all are welcome to dance their cares away.
WEST LIMERICK CONNECTS: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three day care centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone at fixed time every week to check on their wellbeing and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know would like to receive a weekly phone call please contact Ed in West Limerick Resources Abbeyfeale office on 068-31198 or Irene in the Newcastle West office on 069-66298.
CARDS: Congratulations to the following all card winners. The winners from Friday night’s game at The Village Inn were Rita Kelly Mauricetown and Tom Dore Ashford. The winners from Tuesday night’s game in Raheenagh hall were Mike and Danny, Second to John and Vinny. Table prizes at €20 per table to 1. Mary and Dennis, 2. Con and Patsy, 3. Sean and Liam. The raffle winners were €50 to John Newman, €30 Liam Herlihy €20 Breda Roche and €20 to Pauline O’Connor. Cards continue at this popular venue every Tuesday night.
LOTTO: St Ita’s Field Development Lotto results from March 13th with numbers drawn 1, 3, 10 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and the match three for €75 was divided among Daniel Clifton seller Keating’s shop and Mike Greaney with seller Joanne Relihan. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Joseph Casey seller Phil Casey, Denis Casey seller Phil Casey, Brendan Greaney seller Joanne Relihan, Fredrick McAuliffe seller Joanne Relihan.
The lotto results from Thursday last March 21st with numbers drawn 1, 7, 10 and 27 and there was no Jackpot winner. The match three winner for €75 was Rachel Dore with seller Mike Dore. The four €30 lucky dip winners were Vera Lacey seller The Village Inn, Noreen Downey seller Willie O’Brien, Dave Brouder seller Willie O’Brien, Dan Clifton seller Willie O’Brien.
The jackpot is now €4,700 and the draw will take place this Thursday evening at The Village Inn Ashford. Tickets now on sale at €2 or three for €5. The committee thank all for their continued support in these hard times.
CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server for St Itas church Ashford to commence their week this Easter Sunday is Ben Mulcahy Mauricetown and T.J. Kelly Ballagh.
The reader for Ashford Mass this Saturday evening is Kevin Barry with Eucharistic Ministers Ita McEnery and Denis Kirby and basket collector John Nelligan. The reader this Easter Sunday in Raheenagh is Mary Mulcahy with Eucharistic Minister Denis Casey and Patrick Forde and basket collector Aidan Forde.
BINGO: The annual bingo night in aid of the Defibrillator group takes place on Wednesday April 17th at the Hall in Raheenagh. On the night €2,000 in prizes to be won plus spot prizes galore. All are welcome to check it out.
BANK HOLIDAY: This coming Monday is a bank holiday exercise caution on the roads. No speed as said better late than late of. Also beware as all children are now on Easter holidays and if the weather improves will be out and about so be alert to same.
W.L. CLUB: The West Limerick set dancing club next music session is in The Railway Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday April 26th proceedings will commence at 9:30pm to the music of the Ger Murphy ceili band and all are welcome to waltz along.
THANK YOU: A big thank you from the Killeedy Ladies Club to all who participated in a cancer information evening held in the hall last Friday night in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Total raised on the night €400.
HOLY WEEK: Easter ceremonies in Killeedy as follows the Mass of The Lord’s Last Supper on Holy Thursday night at 7:30pm in Raheenagh church. The Passion of Our Lord on Good Friday at 3pm in Ashford church and Stations of the Cross in Raheenagh at 7:30pm. Note Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
The Easter Vigil on Saturday night at 8pm in Ashford church and on Easter Sunday morning mass as normal in Raheenagh church at 10:30am. A Happy Easter to all.
GREETINGS: May the joys of Easter soothe your cares away and may the Blessings of Easter shine on you and yours every day.