Church gate collection: will be taken up before Masses at Templeglantine church this weekend which will be in aid of Milford Hospice. A little helps a lot.
DEATH OF FORMER PARISHIONER: The death occurred on Sunday last, October 13th of Ita King, Raheen, Limerick and formerly of Glendarragh, Templeglantine. Ita had been a former House Sister at Limerick Regional Hospital. She was aged 88 and was daughter of the late Jim and Mary King, Glendarragh. Her remains lay in repose at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Croom on Monday evening before removal to St Nessan’s Church, Raheen. After requiem mass on Tuesday the funeral took place to Granagh cemetery. Ita is survived by her sisters Kitty Bateman, Hannie Murphy, Nellie Sheahan and Sr Margaret of the Nazareth Order. Condolences to those and to her other relatives and friends. Déanaimid comhbhrón leo uilig. I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh a hanam.
COMHALTAS: The annual general meeting of the Teampall an Ghleanntáin craobh took place at Halla Inse Bhán on Wednesday last and was well attended. The reports given at the meeting showed it to be a very active year for the craobh and also quite successful culminating with members winning a total of twelve prizes in music and singing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry. Branch artistes performed at numerous events in various locations throughout the year. Classes in music, dancing and singing were organised and the Summer Seisiún programme was very successful. The craobh is now looking ahead to the new Comhaltas season and members who have not as yet renewed their membership are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Bíonn fáilte roimh baill nua i gcónaí. A special meeting to plan activities for the year ahead will be held on Wednesday October 23 at 7.30pm and a good attendance is very important.
The Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group gave their first performance at Cultúrlann na hÉireann, Dublin on Sunday night last. Among the talented group of artistes is our branch member Eibhlín Ní Bhrúdair, winner of Ladies Senior Singing and also Lilting at Fleadh na hÉireann 2012. The nearest concert venues to us this year are Cois na hAbhna, Ennis on Tuesday next, Oct 22, Skibbereen Oct 24, Brú Ború, Cashel on Oct 25.
As part of the fund raising effort for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2014 which takes place in Killarney, a Comhaltas ‘Night at the Dogs’ will be held at Tralee Track on Saturday November 9. Admission tickets for the event are now on sale through Comhaltas units and valuable prizes can be won on these tickets, local enquiries to 087 9654451.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: Daily mass in the local church will be at the usual times this week, Monday and Friday at 7.00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30am. The Saturday evening mass takes place at 6.00pm and on Sunday morning at 10.30pm. The anniversary mass for Tom Collins (junior) late of Tullig South will take place on Saturday evening next. The Month’s Mind mass for Catherine McCarthy (nee Flynn) will be celebrated on Sunday, 10.30am. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
CHARITY CÉILÍ: A Charity Céilí in aid of the Fr Chriss O’Donnell mission fund in St. Patrick’s parish in Argentina will take place at the Devon Inn Hotel on Saturday, November 2nd with music supplied by the Templeglantine Comhaltas Céilí Band.
IN THE MOOD: The Arts Assembly Weekend in Abbeyfeale which begins on Friday, October 18 will feature ‘In the mood...& all that jazz’ concert on the opening night and will kick off with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30pm in the Glórach. This musical extravaganza features the cream of local musical talent with Riona Curtin and Helen Hasenfuss performing ragtime; Mick O’Donnell and friends with their take on gospel; and Rebecca Stryker and Laura Sheehy singing songs from the musicals. Members of the Abbeyfeale Youth Theatre will also perform. Mick Guinane will kick off the proceedings with his trumpet and the second half is crammed full of jazz, with a jazz quintet from Limerick that will close the show. MC for the evening is Marian Harnett. Tickets cost €10 and proceeds from this event will be used to support the Glórach Community theatre. The remaining tickets for this event which are almost sold out are available from Ann Lyons, The Square or by phoning 087 6866450.
‘LET US ENTERTAIN YOU’: The Arts Assembly weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm on Sunday, October 20 with a special performance from a variety of Abbeyfeale’s premier poets and players. ‘Let us entertain you’ will feature choice snippets from the plays ‘the Chastitute’, ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’, ‘the Field’ and ‘Big Maggie’ – all performed by 16 members of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group. Dick Woulfe will take to the stage as a Sean chai, while Tom Lee becomes Hamlet. Be prepared for the hilarious antics of Katie Moloney in D’unbelieveables and the appearance of Nicky Cotter as a D-list superhero. Special appearances on the night will include a recital by local poet Jackie Harnett . MC for the evening will be Richie Roche and tickets are €5 each. Tickets are available from the Farmers’ Market, Batt Harnett and Ann Lyons or by phoning 087 6866450.