Killeedy

Eileen Ahearne Walsh

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Eileen Ahearne Walsh

WEDDING BELLS: A hearty congratulations to John Curtin Glenduff son of Paddy and the late Moira who was recently wed to Margaret Harnett daughter of Peg Ballyconway and the late Willie. The ceremony took place in Monagea church where Killeedy G.A.A formed a guard of honour for the newlyweds. Once the ceremony was over John and wife Margaret travelled to The Devon Inn with family and friends where all wined and dined the night away.

WEDDING BELLS: A hearty congratulations to John Curtin Glenduff son of Paddy and the late Moira who was recently wed to Margaret Harnett daughter of Peg Ballyconway and the late Willie. The ceremony took place in Monagea church where Killeedy G.A.A formed a guard of honour for the newlyweds. Once the ceremony was over John and wife Margaret travelled to The Devon Inn with family and friends where all wined and dined the night away.

CHURCH AFFAIRS: The Mass server to commence altar duties this Sunday January 27th is Victoria Shanahan Cloncon. The reader for this Saturday evening in Ashford is Phyllis Nelligan with Eucharistic Ministers Ann Fitzmaurice and Breda Begley and basket collector Liam Kelly.

The reader for Raheenagh Mass this Sunday is Helen Dagnall with Eucharistic Ministers Mike Deely and Catherine Begley and basket collector Patsy Cunningham.

CEILI:The next monthly ceili at Halla Tadhg Gaelach is scheduled for Friday February 1st. The evening will commence at 9:30pm when the Striolan Ceili Band will take to the stage. All are welcome to step it out and also light refreshments and teas for all.

CHARITY CEILI: The 13th annual charity ceili in aid of Chernobyl Children International organised by Mike and Catherine Kiely Templeglantine will take place at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine, on Friday 8th at 9:30pm with music by Taylor’s Cross Ceili Band. A great night guaranteed with spot prizes galore, all support appreciated.

ENROLEMENT: Scoil Naomh Ide, Ashford are currently enroling children for the school year 2013-2014. Any parent who would like to enrol their child may contact the school at 069-85292 or by e-mail at ashfordns@gmail.com.

Registration Forms are available from Scoil Ide Naofa Raheenagh for parents who are interested in enrolling their children for the coming school year 2013/2104.There will be an induction day for the children in early June, the school will contact you about the date. All are welcome to visit the school if you would like to see the facilities and meet the teaching staff prior to June induction day. Please contact the school at 069-85276 or email raheenaghns@eircom.net

WALK: Rathfredagh Cheshire Home Annual Charity Walk will take place on this Sunday January 27th. The route is via the Old Railway Line from Barna to Newcastle West and then on to Rathfredagh. Sponsorship cards can be obtained by contacting the Home on 069-83100. This event is one of the Home’s main Fundraisers and appreciate all support. Hopefully the weather will be nice on the day for all participants.

CROCHET AND CRAFT CLASS: The crochet and craft classes will recommence this Wednesday January 23rd in the Day Care Centre Broadford from 2:30pm to 4:30pm so bring along your wool and needles and enjoy improving or learning a new craft also the craic and banter and all are very welcome.

W.L. DANCING CLUB: The West Limerick set Dancing club are holding their annual workshop weekend at The Devon Inn Templeglantine. The details to date as follows Friday February 15th music by the Allow Ceili band to commence at 9pm. On Saturday February 16th music by the Striolan Ceili band to commence at 9pm. On Sunday February 17th music by the Taylor’s Cross ceili band commencing at 2pm.

The set dancing workshops take place on Saturday morning with Padraig and Roisin McEneay from 10am to 5pm. Josephine O’Connor will take beginners. Padraig and Roisin resume their workshop on Sunday morning at 11am. Triona Mangan from Killarney will give a sean nos workshop before the Friday and Saturday night ceili. A great weekend to look forward to.

60TH COMMEMORATION: As it is the 60th anniversary of the starting of the Forestry this year we plan to have a simple commemoration in the mountain where it all began over 60 years ago in Dromdeveen in the parish of Killeedy Co. Limerick. Sheehy’s land was the first place to be bought and next was Langford’s owned then by Jim Mockler. Other lands that were bought were Meelin Commereconnell , Garryduff, Kilmeedy, Granagh, Millen, Newmarket, Dromroe, Mauricetown, Darrira, Gortnaclohy, Toureenmaculiffe, Common’s.

Later in the year we plan to have a special Mass in the mountain to honour and commemorate all those great men some who walked five or six miles to work every morning and home in the evening.

We would ask any relation of anyone who worked in the Forestry to get in touch with us and give the names of anyone they knew who had worked in the Forestry all forests named above. More details later. From January 1953 to January 2013. Contact Pat Curtin Clounsherick Newcastle West

ST ITA: St Ita’s day mild and bright a day of celebration and social gathering attracted its many natives from far and near and present parishioners to church cemetery and the Hall. The proceedings began with Mass at 11:30am in St Itas church Ashford and all schools in the parish closed for this special day. The crib in front of the altar where the history of mankind began. The church was packed to capacity with young and old all gathering to this annual event to honour their native saint. The choir was splendid in music verse and song. The mass was celebrated by Fr. John Keating, Fr Tom Shanahan, Fr Willie Fitzmaurice, Fr Peadar De Burca, Canon Frank Duhig and the homily was delivered by Fr Noel Kirwan. The local cemetery also St Ita’s wherin lay the ruins of her church was busy all day with many doing the rounds visiting the family plots and calling to St Ita’s well. Mass that evening was in St Ita’s church Raheenagh where once again a large crowd attended with Fr Francey Cullinan delivering the homily and when same concluded it was time to celebrate.

SOCIAL: The weekly card game commenced prior to the social in the Hall and great credit is attributed to all the card players for their co-operation, PJ Murrihy provided the music and a large crowd attended the social with light refreshments from Mary Anglim and her ladies committee busy in the kitchen all evening. Thanks to the above, the organisers and all who supported same. Many provided spot prizes and donations with Tom Dore steward of the car park. Well done and thanks to all it proved a great success and a very enjoyable evening was had by all.