Feb 9




An oil spill on the outer lane of the N18 close to Ballymorris caused widespread traffic congestion and huge disruption to Cratloe people on Friday afternoon. All traffic was directed on to the narrow Sixmilebridge Road with several heavy goods vehicles unable to navigate through the notorious railway bridge traffic mayhem ensued. The Wood Road and Gallows Hill roads quickly became choked with additional vehicles and it was close to midnight before life returned to normal. A plan needs to be urgently drawn up to ensure that the consequences of a similar incident will be reduced in the future.


A huge crowd attended the Pieta House table quiz in Setrights on Saturday night and the event was won by the Murphy sisters and Helen O’Dea, with Jack Chaplin, Denis Conroy, Michael Houlihan, Jackie O’Gorman and friends in second place closely followed by the Neylon family and Liam Markham. The event was organised by Gráine Considine and Jim Enright was the patient quiz master.


Sympathy is extended to Vincent Loughnane on the death of his brother Brendan in Kinnity, Co. Offaly.


The A.G.M. of Cratloe G.A.A. Club takes place in the Sports Centre on this Saturday evening at 6.30pm. It is expected that all members will attend to make plans for the coming season and to review the past year.


Work on restoration of Cratloe Grotto continues and will be completed by Easter. Those who have yet to contribute can still do so via the A.I.B. branch in the Ennis Road, Limerick. The treasurers are Mary Frost, Sean McNamara and Jim Enright.

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