TRAGIC DEATHS: On Friday, October 18 morning the death occurred in a traffic accident in Carrigkerry of Thomas (Tom) O’Sullivan of Carrigkerry. The news of his death was deeply regretted throughout the Carrigkerry and Ardagh area and the adjoining parishes and came as a great shock to his wife and family members, relatives, friends and neighbours. Tom was a very popular member of the local community. A big number of people called to the family home over the weekend to pay their respects and sympathise with the family. There was also a big attendance at the Requiem Mass on Monday and at the funeral to Holy Cross Cemetery in the afternoon. Sympathy is extended to his wife and family, his in-laws, brothers, sisters and other relatives. May his soul rest in peace.
The death occurred in a tragic accident in Limerick City of Shane Fitzgerald, son of Conor and Grace, Clonoughter, Glin. Shane who was an only 21 years old was a popular young man in the Community and his death at such an early age is widely regretted by his parents, his brother Mark, sisters Aoife, Fiona, Grainne, brother-in-laws, his uncle Luke, his grandmother Ursula, aunts, uncles, aunt-in-laws, uncles-in-law and other relatives and a wide circle of friends and neighbours. The removal took place to the church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Friday morning where a large number of people came to pay their respects, sympathise with the family and attend the Requiem Mass before interment at the Churchyard cemetery. Sympathy is extended to his parents and family, extended family and other relatives. May his soul rest in peace.
BOOK LAUNCH: Tom Wall’s recently published book about his time in Glin Industrial School was launched in the South Court Hotel last week by the Chairman of Limerick County Council John Sheehan. A big crowd attended and afterwards there was a special Mass in Raheen Parish Church. The book is now on sale at the usual outlets. The book’s title is “The Boy from the Industrial School”.
LATE JOAN WHITE: The death occurred during the week of Mrs Joan White (nee Barrett), Coole East, Athea. Deceased had been in failing health for some time and had been resident in Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home for the past number of years. Joan was a well liked member of the local community and was pre-deceased by her husband Jim some years ago. A large number of people attended the removal to St .Bartholomew Church, Athea. There was also a big attendance at her funeral to Holy Cross Cemetery. Joan is survived by her family members, grandchildren, her in-laws, extended family and other relatives.
NEW JUNIOR CITIZEN: Congratulations to Timmy and Joanne Aherne, who live across the Kerry border in their beautiful home near Gale Bridge, who recently celebrated the birth of their first child a little boy whom they are naming T.J. Congratulations also to the grandparents Dr Kieran and Val Murphy who are celebrating the birth of their first grandchild and also to Timmy’s father Ted Aherne, Upper Athea on the birth of his new grandchild. Best wishes to all the family and relations. May your new little boy bring you all much happiness.
LIMERICK GAA DRAW: Congratulations to Liz O’Sullivan, Athea on her win of €250 in the Limerick GAA Development Draw. Liz has been very prominent in Athea Ladies Football circles and is well known as a player and an official of the club and who has put a big input into organising since the foundation of the club.
COISTE NA NÓG: Athea Under 13 team will play Blackrock on Saturday November 2nd in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. The Annual AGM of Coiste na nÓg is due to take place in the club house in Pairc na nGael, further details next week.
ATHEA GRAVEYARDS COLLECTION: The annual Church gate collection for the upkeep of Holy Cross and Templeathea graveyards will take place this weekend, Nov. 2nd/3rd at all Masses. Envelopes are being distributed to all households at present. Your support as always would be greatly appreciated.