COMHBHRÓN: The death occurred on Friday last, January 3 of Maurice Harnett, Kilmallock and formerly of Church Road, Templeglantine West. Just a few weeks short of his 82nd birthday, Mossie had suffered ill health for a number of years. He was son of the late Maurice Dan Harnett and wife Catherine Relihan. His remains lay in repose at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Kilmallock on Saturday evening before removal to St Peter’s and Paul’s Church. After requiem mass on Sunday the funeral took place to Templeglantine Old Cemetery where burial took place, within a short distance of where he was born. He is survived by his wife Maura née Ahern, a native of Tullig South, Templeglantine, son Maurice, daughters Kate, Anna and Bernadette and brother Jack as well as other relatives. Déanaimid comhbhrón leo sin go léir agus lena chairde. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam.
DIOCESE HISTORY: An Illustrated History of The Diocese of Limerick is a beautiful publication which was launched recently. It gives a most interesting account of the diocese since earlier times together with very attractive photographs. A short history of each parish is also included. In the case of Templeglantine three photographs of the church, one exterior and two interior, are included. It mentions that the church which was built in 1829 and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is one of the older churches in the diocese still in use. Reference is also made to the two holy wells, the long since demolished ruins of the medieval church in the old graveyard, Nellie Doody, Holy Year cross, Carraig an Easpaig mass rock as well as other items of interest. The publication is available from Fr Hurley and the cost is €20.
COMHALTAS: A Comhaltas New Year session will take place at the Devon Inn on Saturday evening next, 7.30 to 9.30pm and there will be a Céad Míle Fáilte for everybody. In attendance at the session will be a group of College students from California who are in Ireland on a course of study of Irish history, culture and literature. The weekly music classes will resume on Monday next, January 13 at the usual times. The dancing classes are recommencing this week at their usual times on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Young people interested in Traditional Singing classes are asked to hand in their names at the Rang Ceoil on Monday next or contact 069 84039.
CÚRSAÍ EAGLAISE: The Christmas period came to a conclusion on Monday last with the feast of the Epiphany also known as Nollaig na mBan or Little Christmas. Mass on the day was attended by pupils and staff of the Scoil Náisiúnta. The pupils sang Christmas hymns and played music at the mass. Daily mass for the remainder of the week will be at the usual times. The anniversary mass for Timmy Dillane is on Wednesday, for Denis Murphy and Mary O’Shaughnessy on Friday, for Michael Harnett on Saturday and for Timmy Mulcahy on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh. Pat, the parish clerk wishes to thank sincerely all who contributed to his collection on last weekend.
DONATION: When the operation of the Glenshesk-Rathcahill West group water scheme was taken over by Limerick Co Council many years ago the group at that time had accumulated a surplus maintenance fund. Recently that fund was donated equally between three parish institutions, the church, the school and community centre for which all three are most grateful.
AG FÉACHAINT SIAR: Congratulations to the parents of babies born during the past year. The following were baptised in the parish church during 2013 with parents names in brackets, Joseph Anthony O’Connor (Noel and Angela), Eden Denis Tabor-McElligott (John Paul & Dawn), Daniel Anthony Brosnahan (Declan & Christine), Michael David O’Hanlon (Noel & Nora), Seán Óg Leahy (Seán & Aisling), Evelyn Mary O’Sullivan (Gerard & Anne), Caoimhe Eileen Kelly (Liam & Aileen), Abbie McCarthy (Mark & Lisa), Darragh Christopher McCarthy (Christopher &Marie), Jacob Bradley Graham (Jason & Teresa). Comhghairdeas leo go léir