COMHBHRÓN: The death occurred at St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West on Thursday last, September 12th of Catherine Flynn, Tullig North, Templeglantine, wife of the late Danny McCarthy who passed to his eternal reward in July 2008. Catherine who was aged 85 and was daughter of the late Tom Flynn and Mary (nee Cronin). Her remains lay in repose at her residence on Friday evening before removal to Templeglantine church. After requiem mass on Saturday she was laid to rest in Reilig na Tríonóide. Condolences to her son Raymond, grandchildren Rebecca and Marlon, other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed by all. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá hanam.
TIDY TOWNS REPORT 2013: The Built Environment (50) 39 The hotel is the focal point of the village and is very well maintained with attractive grounds. The petrol station shop is neatly presented. The lovely stone church is tucked away behind the trees. The grounds were neatly presented and the attractive bell looks freshly painted. We were curious about the attractive sculpture here. The grotto looks well, though the statues will require painting soon. Well done to all involved in the sensitive refurbishment of Halla Inse Ban. It looks bright and cheerful with its Limerick colours and the murals of hurling and dancing traditions were admired. The white seats here look freshly painted. The attractive stone school building was neatly presented. Thank you for making the effort with the cupla focail. We accidentally stumbled on the fish sculpture at Maple Grove – interesting choice of location! You mention derelict houses. Are you referring to the two unfinished houses we noticed on the Limerick Road? Is the TidyTowns committee engaging with the Council or owners to try and improve their roadside appearance? The sign regarding the old railway line was read with interest.
Landscaping (50) 41 You have achieved a ‘welcoming’ impression through clever use of landscaping at your name signs. The shrubbery in front of the grotto has a good mix of planting. The hotel has made good efforts to enhance their grounds with flower beds around the front entrance and an attractive seating area across the road. Tree planting and shrubs around the halla are maturing nicely and enhance this area. You use flower beds and tubs to good effect and these bring a welcome splash of colour. However you have a good range of trees and shrubs for year round colour and interest. Thank you for telling us about your spring daffodils. It would be helpful if you submitted a photo of any significant planting outside of TidyTowns judging season. The colourful window boxes at the school were admired.
WREN GROUP: The local Dreoilín Inse Bhán wren group will be participating in the annual Wren competition at Listowel on Friday night. Members of the group are asked to assemble at the usual meeting place (Plaza Hall) in Listowel at 7.45pm and to be suitably dressed for the event.
COMHALTAS: The weekly music classes are now back in full swing on Monday nights, after the Summer break. All attending classes are asked to take great care when arriving or leaving because of the traffic on the busy N21 road. The dancing classes are also resuming this week.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily mass in the local church will be at the usual times this week. The morning mass on Saturday has been discontinued. The Saturday evening mass takes place at 6.00pm and on Sunday morning at 10.30pm. The anniversary mass for Denis Horan took place on Sunday last and for John Brosnahan on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Kevin and Willie Curtin is on Tuesday, for Dan O’Donnell on Saturday evening next and for Leisha Mulcahy on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
MACRA NA FEIRME: Macra na Feirme is holding an information night at Halla Inse Bhán on Thursday, October 3rdAt 8.30pm and young people between the ages of 17 and 35 are invited to come along and find out more about the organisation and its activities.