Weather: The recent downpours have land in a very wet state and the local rivers seem to be constantly in spate. Some roads are waterlogged in places due mainly to choked gulleys and this is about to erode verges. As of yet potholes have not appeared in any of the major roads and this is most welcome. The absence of Jack Frost is also to be welcomed as with the damp conditions a cat would not travel if it froze. A bonus for farmers is the promising colour of the countryside.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: The evening of prayer for the men of Knocknagoshel parish is on 6th of February at 8pm. You are asked to along and join for a beautiful evening of prayer and reflection with Confession and Mass to complete the evening. Please support our Retreat Centre as we are one of the dioceses who still have a retreat centre. People to contact are Thomas O’Connor, Headley’s Bridge, Phil Herlihy, Church View, Ben Brosnan, Loughfouder, and Jerry Lenihan, Meenganaire.
LATE MARY DORAN: The death occurred recently of Mary Doran nee O’Connor, Fealebridge. Mary’s remains were removed from Moss Hartnett’s Funeral home to Brosna Parish church and burial was in the New Cemetery, Brosna. Mary was in her mid nineties. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
LATE EILISH LYONS: The death took place last week of Eilish Lyons nee Keane, of Dromada Mor. Her remains were removed from Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home to Lyreacrompane Church, and burial was in Lyreacrompane cemetery. Sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
LATE MARY JO FITZGERALD: The death occurred recently in Charleville.County Cork, of Mary Jo Fitzgerald nee Cotter. Mary Jo was a native of Knockback, Knocknagoshel.
LATE MARGARET FITZGERALD: Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Margaret Walsh nee Fitzgerald of Lower Dark , Knocknagoshel. Interment was in Springmount cemetery, Dough.
PLOUGHING MATCH: All roads lead to Abbeydorney on Sunday next for the annual Ploughing Match. Among the competitors will be Moss Gaire from Duagh. Also competing will be the Horan brothers Aenie and Timmy from Tullig. This always a most enjoyable day in the heart of Kerry tillage country.
ALL THE BEST TO MICKO: We wish all the best in his retirement to Mick O’Dwyer, the greatest leader and trainer of footballers in the long and proud history of the GAA. No one will ever come within an ass’s roar of his record. We recall seeing him first as a Kerry minor away back in 1954.