Hannah Ryan: The passing took place peacefully on November 4 last, of a dear neighbour and mother, Hannah Ryan (nee Daly) of 8 High St, in her 91st year at St Michael’s Nursing Home, Hundred Acres, Caherconlish, after a brief illness. Her funeral was from Crosses Funeral Home, Ballyneety on Wednesday evening, November 6 to Our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish and she was buried in the adjoining cemetery following Requiem Mass on Thursday November 7. The late Hannah was one of our most active senior citizens and some two thousand sympathisers attended her obsequies. A full appreciation of her life will be published in the coming weeks. Sympathy has been tendered to her large and extended family, neighbours and friends.
Elvis Night: The Elvis Nite held in the Millennium Centre on Saturday night last was a well-supported event. Caherconlish native, Timothy Ryan, presently residing in Meath, gave a wonderful presentation of the ‘King’. All who attended enjoyed his renditions of most of Elvis’s greatest hits.
Soccer: Caherconlish soccer teams were out of action last weekend, not because of the weather or the non-availability of playing fields. Hard to take in, but all games suffered the same ailment as the soccer referees went on strike over pay/travelling expenses.
Remembrance WW1: In the week that’s in it, it might be current to remember that next year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, a war that was supposedly to end all wars. It will be recalled and remembered extensively in ceremony all over the world. Many thousands of Irish joined the millions of uniformed men to fight for the smaller nations. Some of them never made it back home, paying the ultimate sacrifice, falling on the fields of France and other theatres in that war of slaughter. Of those that survived and returned not very much was made of them in consequence of the political times that resulted from the upheavals of the Anglo Irish War. For most, their involvement and exploits in the Great World War were left to silence. Only close friends and family were given brief insights into their participation. Their accounts of their time in the ranks of the various Irish Brigades remained closeted and/or hidden. There was not a town, village nor a crossroad that hadn’t some connection with that period. Over recent years, a new era of détente has broken out and it has become acceptable to publicly remember and honour them. Some of those local men who were lucky to survive the poisoned gas, bullets, bombs and trench rats volunteered their services against the Crown following WW1 to another cause - the fight for Irish Independence. Let’s remember in prayer this week Private Patrick Kerins, Caherelly, Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Batt died of wounds May 1915 buried in Germany, Private Michael O’Connell, Caherline, Royal Munster Fusiliers 1st Batt fell at the Battle of the Somme September 1916. Lance Corporal Daniel Nealon, born Drombane, Irish Guards 2nd Batt, fell at the Battle of the Somme, September 1916, his cousin, Lance Corporal Patrick Nealon, Clashbane, Irish Guards 2nd Batt fell at Nord France November 1917. Also there was Private Michael Andrew Leahy born at Caherconlish, of the Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Batt who fell at the second Battle of the Somme, March 1918.
Caherline NS Enrolment Reminder: The closing date for Receipt of applications for enrolment of junior infants for Caherline N.S (September 2014) is the 30th of November 2013. Due to demand all pupils may not be offered a place. Places will be offered as accordance to the Enrolment Policy of Caherline N.S.”
November Remembrances: The remembering of those who have passed on to their eternal reward continues on Sunday afternoon at Caherconlish New Cemetery 2pm and also at Inch St Laurence 3pm. There will be Rosary and Prayers in Caherconlish Old Graveyard on Sunday November 24.
National Emergency Church Gate Collection: There will be a church gate collection this weekend 16th/17th November to help the people of Syria. This is organised by Caritas & Trocaire.
Christmas Book and Craft Fair: Fundraiser for Playground: Sunday Dec 1st. Anyone interested in taking a stall at this fair, please contact Susan at 087 2210790. The organisers are looking for crafts of all types jewellery, baking, Christmas gift ideas and more. Stalls are €10.
Millennium Centre Christmas Draw: Lines are presently being sold for a Christmas Draw which is to take place on December 7 at the Millennium Centre. All proceeds from the draw goes to supporting the Wednesday Club which has proved to be enormous benefit to our senior citizens. Please support this very worthwhile local endevour and lines cost €2 each.
Caherline Hurling Club: is having a fundraising event at Dunnes Stores, Childers Road on Thursday 21 November. The club are is seeking volunteers to help out on the day, in particular for the earlier shifts. All bag packers are asked to wear club gear e.g. hoodies, polo shirts, t-shirts or jackets, jerseys will also be available on the day if required. Anybody who wish to volunteer can contact any club officer or official or leave a message on the clubs Facebook page.
Underage Medal Presentation for U6 to U12s hurlers will take place on November 16 next in Millennium Centre, at 6.00 pm.
Afternoon Tea and Dance: The first Afternoon Tea and Dance will be held in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish on this upcoming Sunday November 17 from 3pm to 6pm. Music will be by Johnny Mac and admission is €5. The community organisers for this novel event are hoping that it will receive pan-community support as if it a success the intention is to run it over the long winter days on a monthly basis. There is no better way of beating off the winter dreariness than come along and meet old friends and get new ones. ‘Twill shorten the winter for you. All are welcome.
Seisiun: The local Caherconlish/Caherline Seisiun is back in full swing and the next all entertaining one is on Wednesday night November 20. The Seisiun organisers welcome everybody to this monthly night out. Whether one can dance, sing, play a bit of music or tell a few tall tales or even a life experience the place to be is at the Millennium Centre on Wednesday week. A special call is being made to all new residents to come along and join in the craic.
Old Delph - Crockery etc: Anyone who want to clear out their old delph or crockery take note that they will gladly received by Nancy Lane and her fellow organisers for an upcoming event at the Millennium.