Templeglantine Nov 23




Congratulations to the Templeglantine Junior B hurling team on winning the county title on Sunday last. The game against Doon which was played at Ballyagran was a close fought encounter and finished on a one point victory for ‘Glantine, 4-7 to 2-12. There were joyous scenes among the large ‘Glantine support as the cup was presented to captain Gerard McCarthy.


Preparations are now in full swing for the holding of this year’s Sale of Work, Bazaar and visit of Santa on Friday November 29 at Halla Inse Bhan. Doors open at 7.00pm and when Santa arrives at 7.15 he will be greeted by a group of young musicians. The event will provide an opportunity for those who have not as yet been in the building since it reopened, to view the transformation which has taken place as a result of the major refurbishment work. Good support from parishioners, former parishioners and people from surrounding areas would be very much appreciated as the proceeds from the day will go towards reducing the remaining debt on Halla Inse Bhán.


A new book by railway historian Dr. Alan O’Rourke titled ‘The North Kerry Line’ whose subject is the Limerick to Tralee railway along with the branch lines to Fenit and Foynes will be launched in the Lartigue Railway Museum, Listowel, Co. Kerry by Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Sunday 24th Nov. at 7pm and at the Library, Gortboy, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick on Tuesday 26th Nov. at 8pm by Éamon Ó Cuív T.D. The public are cordially invited to attend on both nights. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne. Dr. O’Rourke’s book is the result of several years research and contains a detailed history of the four railway companies who constructed these 90 miles or so of railway in West Limerick and North Kerry during the latter half of the 19th century. It also provides a fine description of the lie of the land and of the communities which were linked by the lines and their 22 stations.


The Noonan family of Tullig North, Templeglantine will be switching on their annual Christmas Lights Display in aid of charity on this Friday, November 22. The Christmas party for children, with Santa as special guest, will be held on December 5.


The death occurred on Sunday, November 10 in Killeline Nursing Home, Newcastle West of Michael Sweeney of Meenoline South. He was aged 90 and had been in declining health in recent years. He worked for Limerick Co Council for many years up to the time of his retirement. Michael was a very sincere devout person. His remains were brought from Harnett’s Funeral Home to Templeglantine Church on Tuesday evening. After requiem mass on Wednesday burial took place in Reilig na Tríonóide. He is survived by his wife Ita, sons Patsy, Danny, Gerard, Joe and Michael, daughter Mary Theresa, brothers Jim and Patsy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


The death occurred in the Adare and District Nursing Home last week of Pat Sheehy, Mayorstone, Limerick and formerly of Tullig South. He was aged 65 and was son of the late Eddie Sheehy and Margaret (née Roche) of Tullig. He was a great lover of sport and a staunch supporter of the Limerick hurling team. He always looked forward to his trips back to his native ‘Glantine and visiting his former neighbours. His remains were brought from Harnett’s Funeral Home on Friday evening to Templeglantine Church. The funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday and afterwards burial took place in the Old Cemetery, Church Road. He is survived by his son John, daughter Ellen, sisters Eileen and Joan and brother Mossie. Solas na bhFlaitheas dá anam.


The death occurred on Thursday last, November 14 in Limerick Regional Hospital of Noel Harnett, Templeglantine West. Noel who was aged 57 was son of Julia and the late Maurice Harnett. He was dedicated to his farming way of life, loved the land and the cattle and also took a keen interest in horses. His remains were brought to Templeglantine Church on Saturday evening from Harnett’s Funeral Home. The funeral mass on Sunday was followed by burial in Reilig na Tríonóide . He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Siobhán, son Maurice, his mother Julia, brothers Dan, Charles, Maurice, Adrian and sister Bernie. I bhFlaitheas Dé go raibh a anam.


Condolences to Maurice Stack and family, Templeglantine West on the death of his mother Betty Stack, Stagmount, Rockchapel and formerly of Knockavinna, Brosna. After requiem mass on Saturday last she was laid to rest in the Rockchapel cemetery. Beannacht Dé ar a hanam.


The county finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take place on Sunday, December 1st in St. John’s Primary School, Garryowen, adjacent to St John’s Cathedral, tosnú 11.00am. The time-table for the event can be viewed at class time in Halla Inse Bhán. The craobh was represented at the annual Comhaltas Co Convention in Adare on Wednesday last. Musicians in the 9-13 age category attending the local classes are invited to give Santa a musical welcome when he arrives at Halla Inse Bhán on Friday, November 29.


The annual Monagea graveyard mass will be celebrated in Monagea Church on Sunday next, November 24 at 12 noon and will be followed by a blessing of the graves afterwards. A number of Templeglantine families have their burial plots in Monagea cemetery.


The anniversary masses for the following take place this week, Monday Jim Hickey, Tuesday Mike Dee, Wednesday Moss Dee, Sunday Peter Gallagher. The Months Mind mass for Jim O’Donoghue takes place on Saturday at 6.00pm. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh.


The National Consumer Agency (NCA) will be holding two ‘Money Skills for Life’ workshops in West Limerick on this Wednesday November 20th. Session one will take place at 11:30am in the Courtenay Lodge Hotel Newcastle West with a second session at 2pm in the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale. Topics include Sorting out your money; Saving and investing; Borrowing money and Dealing with debt. These workshops are an hour long and are free, but places are limited. If you wish to book a place please contact Dearbhla on 069 61316. This initiative is supported by West Limerick Resources.

CAR BOOT SALE: The second last car boot sale of the year in aid of West Limerick Community Radio takes place at the Community Centre, NCW next Sunday, November 24 from 7.30-2pm.