Kilfinane Aug 17

Anniversary Mass: Friday 9 August 7pm Mass : Nellie Croker (St Anne’s Terrace)

Anniversary Mass: Friday 9 August 7pm Mass : Nellie Croker (St Anne’s Terrace)

Saturday 10 August 6.30pm (Vigil Mass) : Claude Burnell (brother in law of Tom Ryan) who died recently in France.

Sunday 11 August 11am Mass : Alice O’Dea ( late St. Anne’s Terrace)

Remembrances/Anniversaries : Jack and Brigid Healy, (Ballinanama), Tom Gilbert (St Anne’s Terrace) Thomas and Hannah Hennessy (Ballinanima), Gerry and June O’Regan.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE : Boy Voyage to all those who travelled tp Lourdes on the Kilfinane Parish Pilgrimage on yesterday Wednesday 14 August which is led by Fr. Michael Hanley P.P. We hope that they will have a very happy and safe pilgrimage which will return on Wednesday next.

RECENT DEATH : The death has occurred of Margaret Doorhy nee O Regan formerly of Ballyroe and 1 Mill Hill, sister of Mary Cleary Knocklong and daughter of Molly and William O Regan deceased and Sister of Michael, Joe and Tommy O Regan also deceased, Margaret died in Grallagh, Loughrea Co Galway on the 23 July 2013. (May She rest in Peace)

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following who celebrated their Birthdays recently : Dylan Stewart (Treada na Ri) on Thursday 8 August, Colm O’Keeffe (Murrin’s Cross) on Friday 9 August. Patrick O’Sullivan, (Ballyroe and Glasgow) on Wednesday 14 August.

A BIG THANK YOU : Timmy Hanley (Lower Main Street) would like to thank everyone who sponsored him on his weight Loss for Charity. The Charity he chose was The Cliona Ring Foundation and the amount raised was €2,467.

LEAVING CERTIFICATE RESULTS : Congratulations and Best Wishes to all our local students who received their Leaving Certificate Results at Scoil Pol on yesterday Wednesday 14 August. Hoping you all were pleased with the outcome of all the hard work you all put into your exams! Best of Luck with the future! Principal Mr Michael O’Hara congratulated all the class of 2013, who he said had worked hard and were excellent leaders and role models in Scoil Pol. He also paid tribute the professional input of the highly skilled teachers as well as acknowledging the kind support of parents and the wider community.

ALL IRELAND SEMI FINALS: All roads lead to Croke Park on this weekend where for the first in many years Limerick will have two teams playing in the All Ireland Minor and Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals on Sunday 18 August and it is expected that there will many locals making the trip to Croke Park. There is great interest locally for the games, with local involvement on both Limerick teams, Richard McCarthy, neighbour Stephen Walsh (Glenroe) on the Senior side, Minor team manager, Brian Ryan formerly Martinstown, Dylan Dawson on the Minor panel and Pat Creed with the Minor team backroom staff, Best of Luck is extended to both Limerick teams and Managements. Just over three years ago there was a similar exodus from the area to Croke Park when on Saturday 13 February 2010, Blackrock played and won the Junior Club All Ireland Hurling Final and lets hope the Boys in Green will be successful on Sunday and qualify for the All Ireland Final on 8 September. For this weekend it is the case, last out close the door.

‘FAILTE ABHAILE’ : With the recession still hitting hard in these times, it is nice to see a number of exiles returning to the Green Green Grass of Home in Kilfinane and surrounding area to spend a holiday with family and friends and meet old acquaintances to reminisce of their days before they took the emigrant ship or plane to places far away, many of them are also following the Limerick teams in Croke Park on Sunday, it is hoped our visitors will have a very pleasant stay at home and they are extended a ‘Cead Mile Failte’.

PICTORIAL MEMORIES OF KILFINANE VOLUME 2 : Following on the huge success of Pictorial Memories of Kilfinane Volume 1, Kilfinane Photographic Society are currently compiling photographs for Volume 2 which will be published in early December 2014, and are looking for old photographs from people who would give them for publication in the Book which it is hoped will match Volume 1. Anyone who wish to give photographs, which will be given back to owners when scanned, can contact Hugh Murphy on 087 6799064. Email hughmurphy2008@eircom.net. or any of the Committee members. A very limited numbers of Volume 1 which is 200 pages and contains over 900 photographs of Killfinane people and events over the years from School Days, Show Day, Festivals, Sporting occasions and much more with many great memories, are still available, and can be purchased at Sheehy’s Centra or phone 087 6799064 for postage of books.

KILMALLOCK WALLED TOWN DAY: Celebrate Kilmallock’s medieval heritage with a day of family fun at Colasite Iosaef grounds on Saturday 17 August. This fun filled day will feature archery, battle re-enactments, markets, harpist, stocks, medieval shoe making, fancy dress, treasure hunt, town walk and much more! Artist Jane Howe will run a two day Medieval Costume Making with Jane Howe at Friars’ Gate on Thursday 15 & Friday 16 August from 10am - 1pm (5 - 12 years). Fee €25 including all materials. Enquiries - 063-98727