BRÓN : The death occurred on Thursday , April 18 of Ned Phillips, Church Road, Templeglantine West. He was 78 years of age and had been in declining health in recent times. He was son of the late Bill Phillips and Mary nee Sheehan and was predeceased by his late wife, Bridget nee O’Gorman. Ned spend many years in England before returning to the native sod. His remains lay in repose at Roche’s Funeral Home, Tournafulla on Tuesday evening before removal to Templeglantine Church with burial in the old cemetery, Church Road after requiem mass on Wednesday. Ned is survived by his daughter Maria, sons Bill and Eddie and sister Kit Keogh as well as many other relatives. He will be sadly missed by all those as well as by his friends and neighbours . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Condolences to Seán Sheehan, Barnagh and other members of the Sheehan family, Knocknasna on the death of their brother Neilie in Birmingham and was laid to rest recently in Reilig Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale. Condolences also to Dr Mick O’Donnel, Abbeyfeale and his sisters on the death recently of their mother, Peg O’Donnell (nee Dee) Broadford. Peg, who had many relatives in Templeglantine, was daughter of the great cyclist and athlete of the past, Maurice Dee who hailed originally from Meenoline. I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh anamacha na marbh.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE : Sunday, May 12th will be First Holy Communion Day in the parish. Daily masses in the parish church this week are at 6.30pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday, Tuesday at 9.30am, Wednesday at 12 noon (funeral mass) and Saturday at 11.00 am. The anniversary mass for the late Peg White was celebrated on Saturday evening last and for Peggy Savage on Sunday. The anniversary mass for Siobhán Woulfe will be on Thursday evening, for Stephen and Elizabeth Murphy on Saturday evening and for Ann Scanlon on Sunday next. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.
ÉIGSE: Renowned Newcastle poet, the Late Michael Harnett, will be remembered at the annual Éigse in Newcastle West, April 25th – 27th. Michael lived for a numbers of years at Glendarragh, Templeglantine and produced a considerable volume of poetry during that time. The official opening of the Éigse will take place at Newcastle West Library on this Thursday, April 25th.
COMHALTAS : Entries for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh were taken up from branch members on Monday last. If there are any other branch members wishing to compete at the Fleadh, they should have their entries handed in to the craobh rúnaí before the weekend.
The craobh will be running a Summer Camp at Halla Inse Bhán during the first week of July catering for Primary School pupils of 8 years and upwards who have some experience of music. Dancing, singing and Gaeilge will also be part of the week. Those interested in attending should hand in their names at classes on Monday night next. Many of the young members of the craobh will be taking part in the street entertainment competitions at Fleadh by the Feale and also in the music and singing workshops. The Comhaltas group has been invited to perform on the open air stage at the Fleadh by the Feale on Saturday evening, May 4th.
TRAIL NEWS : Now with the longer evenings there is increased usage of the walking/cycling trail. Tullig Wood which was bare of foliage will soon have a canopy of green. The buds on the Horsechestnut trees have been opening in recent days and will be followed by the Sycamore, Beech and Oak in due course. Walkers of the Great Southern Trail and others are invited to join in a walk from Kilmorna to Listowel on Sunday, April 28 at 9.00am. The event will take place along the road as the disused railway line along this stretch is not as yet available for use. The Mid-Summer walk along the trail will take place on June 22 from Abbeyfeale to Rathkeale.
FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale which takes place on May 2 – 6, has an attractive programme of entertainment to suit all ages including street busking, open air entertainment, indoor sessions, Oíche Ghaelach, Céilí, music and singing workshops, bone playing competitions, storytelling session and a grand celebrity concert featuring the famed Kilfenora Céilí Band.