Meelick/Parteen Nov 2

Tour of Kilquane Cemetery: Well known Limerick Historian Tony Browne will conduct a guided Historical Tour of the Historic Kilquane Cemetery on November 17th following Mass in Parteen Church at 10.30 a.m.

Tour of Kilquane Cemetery: Well known Limerick Historian Tony Browne will conduct a guided Historical Tour of the Historic Kilquane Cemetery on November 17th following Mass in Parteen Church at 10.30 a.m.

Parteen GAA: Parteen took on the Banner in the Junior C Championship last weekend. Parteen GAA Club said, “Parteen Juniors continued on their winning ways with a 1-14 to 1-06 win over The Banner at Whitegate. Parteen led -09 to -05 at the break and dominated from there on to record a convincing win. Well done to all involved.”

Parteen GAA Club congratulated Parteen NS football team who have reached the semi-final.

Meelick Community Hall: Meelick Community Hall Committee thanked everyone for their support in their recent music night fundraiser. A spokesperson from the committee said, “We wish to thank everyone for their support and help with the music night. We would like to thank all the businesses that contributed to our spot prizes on the night. We would also like to thank Frank and Annmarie in the Meelick Tavern for hosting the night and organising the barbecue food, Tony Moloney for cooking the barbecue, David Madigan for DJing, Eanna and Oisin for playing live music, Felix O Neill for doing the posters for us and a HUGE thank you to the people in Meelick for supporting our night.”

The Gathering: Final preperations are being made for the gathering of friends , in aid of Milford Hospice to be held at Daggers Bar Blackwater on Friday December 6.

Former Parish Curate the late former David Browne who spent ten years in the Parish from1962 and restarted Redgate Athletic Club and several of its Athletes won numerous medals at County Munster and All Ireland level and many held National records.

Fr. Browne was also the last Chairman of Parteen /Meelick GAA Club before they went their separate ways in 1970. He was also involved in several parochial activities including the pioneers, the wren boys, forty five drives. He videod several parochial events including athletics and parish outings to the seaside and the late President Eamonn De Velara’s visit to Parteen in the sixties. He also recorded all the athletic events and kept newspaper cuttings during that era.

When he died twelve months ago he passes on all these recordings to his friend Tony Keogh who put them on one DVD which will be released for sale on the night of the gathering with all proceeds going to Milford Hospice where Father Browne spent his final weeks.

Many well known athletes and personalities are expected to attend including former Limerick hurling stars and athletes Pat and Bernie Hartigan, Leonard Enright former athletes Sean O’Sullivan Dick Power Frank O’ Meara and many others. There will also be a photographic display of sporting memorobolia and newspaper cuttings. Finger food and local music.