DEATH: The death of Seamus Murphy, Knocklong Road occurred after an illness borne with courage and fortitude causing widespread grief and sorrow among the parish community and over a widespread district. Sham as he was known to his many friends took a deep interest in the affairs of the community. He was an accomplished G.A.A. hurler receiving many accolades while playing with the Glenroe team. It was only very recently he was accorded the Hall of Fame as a referee.
A native of Ballymurphy, Co. Carlow, he came to Ballylanders with his brother Michael drilling wells and many people are indebted to him for having their water supply. He married his wife Mary Hogan and settled down in the parish raising a family of three sons and two daughters. He was a very outgoing, gentle and humble person endearing him to the many people who had the good fortune to cross his path.
The removal took place from his residence to the Church of the Assumption escorted by a guard of honour and likewise on his departure from the church. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. O’Neill assisted by his fellow priests. Interment took place in the local cemetery.
The very large attendance both at the removal, Mass and final parting bore testimony to his popularity. He is deeply missed by his wife Mary, sons John, Danny and Jimmy Barry, daughters Michelle and Marie, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended families, relatives and friends. May the green sward of his adopted parish rest lightly on his mortal remains. Ni beidh a leithead ann aris. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dhilis. May he rest in peace.
ADULT ART CLASSES: Classes in art will commence in the Day Care Centre on Thursday, January 31 for eight weeks costing €100. The morning classes are from 10am to 12 noon with a local artist in watercolours/oils/acrylics. Come and join force for a creative and fun experience. The classes are designed to suit the needs of each individual in the class. Everybody works on his/her own artwork and works at their own pace.
For further details contact Tara Boelnes on 086-8198829.
Again at the centre on Thursday afternoons at 3.30pm you can refresh your dancing be it Hip-Hop or modern dancing.
CARDS: January 9, 2013: Brigid Fitzgerald and Ann O’Connell, Kathleen McGrath and Kathleen Donovan.
Table prizes: Sean Hanley and Eoin Howard, Mick Kearney and Denny Wallace, Jim Fox and Mary Howard, Francie Fitzgerald, Phil Walsh and Joe Birrane, Mike and Nickie Fitzgerald.
Raffle: Mick Kearney, Sean Hanley, Nora Clancy, Jer Leahy.
January 16, 2013: Noreen White and Ritchie Wallace, Phil Walsh and Joe Birrane, Denis Wallace and Mick Kearney, Mike Fitzgerald and Willie Walsh.
Raffle: Catherine O’Donovan, Diarmuid Walsh, Billy Bourke, John Sheehan.
Table prizes: Kathleen Fitzgibbon and Liam O’Brien, Rita Corbett and John Crilly, Mick Brown and Teresa Quinn, Jim Cotter and Sean Hanley, Jer Leahy and Pauline McGrath.