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KIT LISTON: The death has taken place of Catherine (Kit) Liston Knockfinisk, Athea, peacefully, in the care of the Staff at Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, Tipperary, on September 18. Predeceased by her parents the late Jack and Josephine Liston (nee White). Reposing at Kelly’s Funeral Home, Athea, on Sunday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm for family and close friends only. Removal at 11.45am on Monday September 20, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, with burial immediately after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Sympathy to her many cousins, the families of the Liston’s (Athea), Allen’s, Hitchen’s and Liston’s (Ballybunion), Carey’s (Limerick), Trinder’s (UK), Carroll’s (Wexford), Sheehy’s, Whites and Hassetts (Athea, Newcastle West, UK and Tralee), her wonderful carers, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May her gentle soul rest in Peace

KATHLEEN BUSTON: The death has taken place of Kathleen Bustin (née Healy) Ardlaman, Rathkeale, peacefully, wife of the late Tom on Sunday September 19. Reposing at Magner’s Funeral Home, Rathkeale, on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, for family and close friends only. Funeral arriving at Coolcappa Church on Wednesday September 23, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy to daughter Marie, sons David, Kieran, Declan and Graham, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law and extended family. May she rest in Peace.

SYMPATHY: We extend sympathy to Joan and Jack Ahern O’Connor Park Ardagh on the death of Joan’s sister Mary Burke Ballynoe, Ballingarry, peacefully, in UHL, on Saturday September 18. Predeceased by her sisters Eily and Lil, brothers Jack, Pat Joe and Willie. Remains arriving at the Church Of The Immaculate Conception, Ballingarry, on Tuesday, September 21, for 11.30am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Sympathy also to sisters-in-law Doreen and Ollie, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and many friends. May her gentle soul rest in Peace.

WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Sinead Nolan Kilcolman and Colm Conroy Kildare, who were married in Coolbaun Tipperary on Thursday September 16.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw was held on Saturday September 25, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. Saint Kieran’s GAA Club had no winner. The top prizes each month are 1st prize € 10,000, 2nd prize € 3,000, 3rd prize € 2,000, 4th prize € 1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive star prize. There are four prizes of € 250, and 17 prizes of € 100. The total prize money given out each month is € 21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

GAELIC GAMES: Saint Kieran’s defeated Ballylanders 1-10 to 0-6 in the County Under 19 football quarter final on Monday September 20. They led by 1-6 to 0-2 at half time with Cormac Mann scoring their goal. TEAM Craig Mac Innes, Conor Kelly, Aaron Heffernan, Jamie O’Brien, Sean Ryan, Dan Geraghty, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac Mann, Lorcan Murphy, Mikey Long, Jamie Baynham, Cathal Mc Enery, Shay Greaney, Jamie Keane, Conor Woulfe. Subs Tom Mc Mahon, Darragh Mc Mahon, Cian Brennan.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Na Piarsaigh 1-4 to 1-2 in the Under 13 Football Division 2 Championship semi final. The final was played at Mick Neville Park on Saturday last and Ballybrown proved too strong for St Kieran’s winning by 3-5 to 1-1. Saint Kieran’s defeated Na Piarsaigh by 2-15 to 1-14 (AET) in the County Senior Football Championship relegation semi final played at Croagh on Saturday evening last. The City side led by 0-6 to 0-4 at half time and Saint Kieran’s hit top form in the third quarter to lead by 1-10 to 0-8. It was backs to the wall in the final quarter with Na Piarsaigh moving ahead 1-12 to 1-10. Dylan Moloney scored two long range points from frees to force extra time. They led by a Dylan Moloney goal at half time in extra time, and held on to secure senior football for next year.

TEAM Ian Mackessy, Mike Shanahan, Brendan Mc Carthy, Aaron Heffernan, Mossie Shine (Captain),Johnny Mc Carthy, Diarmuid Mulcahy 1-0, Darragh Treacy, Liam Kennedy, Eoin Mc Enery, Dylan Moloney 1-6, Jack Ben Harnett, Kevin Meade, Anthony Molyneaux, John Hayes 0-6 Subs Donie Nolan, Seamus Mangan 0-1, Noel Callanan 0-1, Sean Ryan 0-1, Anthony Mullins, Anthony Molyneaux again.

On this coming Saturday October 2, Saint Kieran’s play Monagea in Group 2 and round 4 of the county junior hurling championship at Knockaderry at 4pm. They need to win to stay in contention for a quarter final place.

SOCCER NEWS: Creeves Celtic defeated Breska Rovers away 6-5 on penalties following a 3-3 draw to advance to the second round of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday September 19.Richie Hayes, Eoin Mc Enery and James O’Connor scored. Kilcolman Rovers defeated Askeaton 5-1 at home in series 1 of the Ladies Division 1 League Cup Group B Competition with goals from Ciara Downes 3, Molly Mc Grath 2. Creeves Celtic received a walkover from Rathkeale in Group A. Jessie Meade Kilcolman Rovers was a member of the Desmond League side that defeated Cork League 4-3 in the first game of Group C of the Under 13 Gaynor Cup at Knockdown Park.

ATHLETICS: The popular Parkrun has returned on Saturday mornings at 9-30 am at the Demesne Grounds in Newcastle West. The weekly event returned on Saturday September 25 after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. People can run jog or walk the 5km around the scenic Demesne, and get plenty exercise and fresh air amongst fellow enthusiasts. Register for free at parkrun.ie or just show up on a Saturday and give it a go.

WEEKLY WALK: Saint Kieran’s GAA Club commenced their second 6 week walking programme on Friday September 24. It is the same 4km route as last year starting from the Astro turf car park at 7.30pm sharp each Friday. Everyone should wear a high Viz jacket and carry a flash light as the proceed along the public road. For people who would like to do a shorter walk, are welcome also and they can do circuits of the Astro turf. The first event was very popular when it took place in January/February 2020 before Covid-19 struck.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday September 20. The numbers drawn were 8,11,25, and 30 , and there was no winner of the € 4,500 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: JAP c/o Denis Greaney, Thos Keane c/o Neary’s, Mary Harnett Ardagh, Helen Byrnes c/o Denis Greaney, Meadbh Ambrose (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,600. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Eddie O’Sullivan Dromcollogher, who won € 577 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 24. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

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FUNDRAISER: A Go Fund Me page has been organized by Tom Hough Carrigkerry in aid of Temple Street Hospital and ICRR Air Ambulance. His son Orin was a patient there following an accident. He was airlifted to the hospital where he received wonderful care and is now on the road to recovery. The link is hhps://gofund.me/e46eaf4c. Please donate to two very worthy lifesaving services.

CONFIRMATION DATES: Confirmation will be held on Saturday October 2, in St Mary’s Carrigkerry at 10.30am and in St Molua’s Ardagh at 12.30pm. Best wishes to all involved.

MUSIC LESSONS: Glenville Native Francis O’Connor from Broadford is available to teach flute, tin whistle or fiddle via Zoom or Skype. All levels catered for. For those interested he can be contacted on 087-6681152.

COFFEE MORNING: Ardagh ICA are holding their annual Coffee Morning on behalf of Milford Hospice on Thursday September 23 from 10am to 12 noon. The funds raised from this social event will assist in the services provided by the Hospice in Limerick. Your continued support now and in the past is greatly appreciated.

GAELIC GAMES: Saint Kieran’s defeated St Patrick’s 2-12 to 0-15 in Round 2 Group 2 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship at Croagh Gaelic Grounds on Sunday September 12. The Gearoid Hegarty led City side had a great start shooting four unanswered points. Saints gradually whittled the lead down and a Johnny Mc Carthy goal saw the sides level 1-8 to 0-11 at half time. The introduction of Donie Nolan at half time added power to the full forward line and St Kieran’s dominated the third quarter scoring 1-4 to 0-, to lead by 2-12 to 0-12. They held on in the final quarter to record their first win in the six team group. TEAM Tom Mc Mahon, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie Mc Carthy, Aaron Heffernan, Cathal Mc Enery, Brendan Mc Carthy, Jack Ben Harnett, Mossie Shine, Eoin Mc Enery 0-2, Cormac Mann, Sean Ryan, Mike Flynn 0-1, Ian Mackessy 1-6, Johnny Mc Carthy 1-3, Anthony Mullins. Sub Donie Nolan.

St Kieran’s defeated Garryspillane 2-16 to 2-10 in Round 3 Group 2 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship at Kilmallock on Saturday September 18. They led 1-10 to 1-6 at half time with Cormac Mann scoring their goal. A Johnny Mc Carthy goal helped them to a seven point lead by the second water break. They have to play Ahane and Monagea and are still in contention to finish in the top two teams to progress to the quarter finals. They are joint top with Kilteely/Dromkeen and Monagea with four points from a possible six. The meeting of St Kieran’s and Monagea will be crucial in deciding who will go through. Team Anthony Molyneaux, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie Mc Carthy, Aaron Heffernan, Cathal Mc Enery, Brendan Mc Carthy 0-1, Jack Ben Harnett, Mossie Shine, Eoin Mc Enery 0-4, Cormac Mann 1-1, Sean Ryan 0-2, Mike Flynn 0-1, Ian Mackessy 0-1, Johnny Mc Carthy 1-3, Anthony Mullins 0-1. Sub Donie Nolan, Darragh Treacy 0-1, Michael Murphy, James O’Connor, Billy Breen.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Mungret/St Pauls 4-7 to 0-3 in the County Under 17 Football l Championship in Mungret on Saturday September 11. Saint Kieran’s lost to Na Piarsaigh 2-9 to 2-6 in the same competition at Coolcappa on Wednesday September 15. St Kieran’s defeated South Liberties 4-10 to 0-4 in the County Under 13 Hurling Championship. Saint Kieran’s meet Na Piarsaigh in the senior football relegation semi final at Croagh at 5pm, on Saturday September 25. In the County Under 21 Football Championship, they are paired with Father Casey’s, Na Piarsaigh and Monaleen. The top two qualify for the semi finals. The first matches are on the weekend of November 5.

SOCCER NEWS: Carrig Celtic with 9 players only lost 8-0 away to Broadford United in their opening match in Group B of the Premier Division League Cup on Sunday September 12. Former player John Hayes scored two goals for Broadford on his home debut. Another former player Ray Brouder scored for Newcastle West Town. in their 6-5 win over Ballingarry A. Congratulations to Jessie Meade Kilcolman Rovers on her selection to the Under 13 Gaynor Cup team panel. Another local Katelynn Hayes is a coach with the Under 15 team.

RADIO NEWS: Shirley O’Regan 102 FM presenter has been shortlisted for a number of Radio awards again this year. She won two awards last year for her Irish programme and for a history documentary. She presented the 90th edition of her weekly Irish programme "Gaeilge Bhriste" , on Sunday last. She has been shortlisted for an award for it, plus for one of her documentaries. The awards will be announced in late October, and we wish her well.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Kilcolman National School are holding a clothes collection on Friday September 24. Accepted will be used clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, curtains etc. Items can be dropped to the shelter in the school from Friday September 17. All support is greatly appreciated.

COLLEGE BURSARY: Cois Sionna Desmond Credit Union have announced their third level Bursary Award. It is worth € 6,000, with € 1,500 awarded each year for four years. Apply online at www, csdcu.ie or call into your nearest office around west Limerick and pick up an application form. The closing date for entries is this Saturday September 25.

SERVICES AVAILABLE: The Desmond Complex Newcastle West has reopened on Tuesday’s and Thursdays from 11am. Contact them for details of services available. Local Link provide bus services around the West Limerick area. Contact them on 069-22311 for timetables. Dromcollogher and District Respite Care Centre will reopen today Wednesday September 22 to receive new residents. During lockdown major rebuilding and refitting work was carried out. The centre caters for short term care for individuals and their families in the West Limerick and North Cork area. Contact 063-83934 or 063-83922.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday September 13. The numbers drawn were 8,11,14, and 20 , and there was no winner of the € 4,400 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Tom Corrigan Askeaton c/o Padge, J J Cronin (Online), Brendan Duggan Ardagh, Josie and Maggie Glensharrold and Joan Copse Glensharrold. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,500. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Maura O’Donovan Grange , who won € 530 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 17. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

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Hi John,

A question for you?

Can you use an entrance near a bore hole i.e. private well?

I have been told that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have buffer zones around these areas and as a result no vehicles, farm yard vehicles or disturbance are allowed in this buffer zone.

It is causing me concern at Kennelly’s farm, as the well is near the entrance which I have given to my sister to enter her plot of land.

I would appreciate your advice.

Regards

Tom

WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Michelle Brouder Ballinabearna and Mike Hartnett Churchtown Newcastle West who were married recently.

SYMPATHY WISHES: We extend sympathy to the Carr family Ballinabearna, on the death of Joe’s brother Tadhg Carr, 2 Woodgrove Moyvane on Saturday August 21. His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane, and burial was in Kilnaughtin Cemetery. May he rest in Peace.

COMMUNION: The First Holy Communion ceremony will be held on Saturday September 18, at 10.30am in St Molua’s Ardagh and 12.30pm in St Marys Carrigkerry. Best wishes to all.

HEDGES: From September 1 to February 28, the cutting back of roadside hedges and vegetation on public roads is allowed. This year has seen increased growth, due to the warm conditions, and many road verges around the locality are overgrown and badly in need of attention. It is dangerous for large agricultural machinery, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to travel the rural minor roads due to their overgrown state. Landowners are responsible for maintaining and cutting back their hedges. Many are great at maintaining their road frontages, but a minority exist who do not adhere to this law and create danger for road users.

CULTURE NIGHT: Friday September 17 is Culture Night. A live streamed event packed with music and song from around Sliabh Luachra and beyond will be held from 9-10pm. Performances from three counties, Cork, Kerry and Limerick will be included, as well as highlights from the many festival concerts that were broadcast in 2021 with assistance from the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail. Available on sliabhluachra.ie. More details of events at Limerick Culture Night 2021.

GAELIC GAMES: Saint Kieran’s lost to Kilteely/Dromkeen 4-18 to 1-13 in Round 1 Group 2 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship at Croom Gaelic Grounds on Sunday September 5. They led by 1-6 to 0-8 at half time, but gradually fell behind after the interval. TEAM John Greaney, James O’Connor, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Aaron Heffernan, Cathal Mc Enery, Jack Ben Harnett 0-1, Brendan Mc Carthy, Mossie Shine, Eoin Mc Enery 0-2, Cormac Mann, Billy Breen, Mike Flynn, Ian Mackessy 0-8, Johnny Mc Carthy 1-2, Anthony Mullins. Subs Kaelan O’Connor, Michael Murphy, Mikey Breen, Edward Fitzgerald.

Saint Kieran’s defeated Drom/Broadford 3-13 to 1-6 in the County Under 19 Hurling Championship in Dromcollogher on Wednesday September 8. TEAM Tom Mc Mahon, Conor Kelly, Jack Kiely, Wiliam Steele, Liam Scanlon, Aaron Heffernan, Shay Greaney, Cathal Mc Enery, Cormac Mann, James Normoyle, Jamie Baynham, Michael Long, Conor Woulfe, Jamie Keane, Conor Shanahan, Subs Cathal O’Connor, Fionn Gleeson, Thomas Murphy, Lorcan Murphy, Cian Brennan, Robert Cremin.

Saint Kieran’s lost to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue 0-14 to 0-7 in the County Under 17 C Hurling Championship. Saint Kieran’s defeated Granagh/Ballingarry 2-15 to 0-4 in Under 15 Hurling on Monday September 6.

SOCCER NEWS: Creeves Celtic defeated St Ita’s 2-1 away on Sunday September 5 to progress to the Desmond League Division 1 Tournament final. David Dunne and Chris Kenny scored their goals.

SAILING NEWS: Congratulations to Darragh and Noel Mc Cormack Glenville and Cathal Mc Mahon onboard the yacht 188 Innocence (Foynes Yacht Club) winners of the Union Chandlery Mermaid Munster Championship held in Foynes recently. Congratulations also to Vincent Mc Cormack and crew onboard 119 Three Chevrons (Foynes Yacht Club) who came second.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Kilcolman National School are holding a clothes collection on Friday September 24. Accepted will be used clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, curtains etc. Items can be dropped to the shelter in the school from Friday September 17. All support is greatly appreciated.

COOLCAPPA COLLECTION: Coolcappa Community Centre are holding a clothes collection as a fundraiser for the Community Centre on Saturday September 18 from 12 noon to 4pm. If the times is not suitable, please text Diane on 087-9203939 to arrange an alternative time. Supervised social distancing will be observed to ensure everyone’s safety. Looking forward to your support.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday September 6. The numbers drawn were 1,7,14, and 30 , and there was no winner of the € 4,300 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: D and M Kiely Ardagh, Sean Moriarty Ministerland Ardagh, Liam Liston Glenastar Ardagh, Sean and Oisin Ryan Ardagh, Bobby and Denis Woulfe Farran Ardagh. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,400. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic weekly split the pot draw has concluded and, in its place, they will be running a new 12 monthly split the pot draw with increased prize money. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, The Thatch Bar Newbridge, Neary’s Bar Ardagh, and from team managers and committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €10 per month, which will entitle you to five entries into each monthly draw. Thanks to all for their support over the past 12 months, and all support for the new draw will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Claire Devine Foynes , who won € 655 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 10. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

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WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Marie O’Donnell Glensharrold Carrigkerry and Ivan Neary Main Street Ardagh who were married on Saturday August 31.

PLAYGROUND OPENED: Carrigkerry playground opened on Monday August 30, and it has been very busy since with attendees trying out the different attractions. A big thank you to the committee who worked hard against the odds to put it in place. Thanks to all who have financially supported them since the first meeting. Many hours of enjoyment await all who chose to use it.

EXAM WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to all students who received their Leaving Cert results on Friday September 3. Hopefully all will be happy and can continue with further education or enter the workforce.

GOLF NEWS: Congratulations to Teresa Lawlor Coolcappa who won the Lady Captain’s Prize ( Joan Scanlon) at Newcastle West Golf Club on Saturday August 29. Congratulations also to all the other local ladies who were prize winners.

GAELIC GAMES: Saint Kieran’s defeated Ballysteen 4-13 to 1-6 in the Under 19 Football Championship at Coolcappa on Tuesday September 3. Saint Kieran’s have withdrawn from the West Junior B Football Championship. Saint Kieran’s defeated Glenroe 5-14 to 2-11 and Dromcollogher /Broadford 5-10 to 1-14 in the County Under 17 Hurling Division 3 C Championship. Congratulations to Old Mill who defeated Saint Senan’s 4-4 to 2-4 in the County Under 16 Ladies football championship final at Foynes on Monday September 2.

LAUNCHES: From now until the festive season is the time for numerous new launches to meet the Christmas entertainment market. In the local pipeline is the launch of a music CD, and a book of poetry which we look forward to.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Kilcolman National School are holding a clothes collection on Friday September 24. Accepted will be used clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, curtains etc. Items can be dropped to the shelter in the school from Friday September 17. All support is greatly appreciated.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday August 30. The numbers drawn were 1,9,24 , and 26, and there was no winner of the € 4,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Lorraine O’Connor c/o Timmy Madigan, O’Donovan Family Shanagolden c/o Nora Dineen, Patsy Fitzgerald Main Street Ardagh, Paudie Kennelly c/o Josie, and Pat Molyneaux Askeaton. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,300. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday August 30. Congratulations to Olivia O’Keefe who won € 106. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Nora Dineen Ardagh , who won € 730 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday September 3. The ticket was bought at his brothers shop in Ardagh. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are being broadcast at present with more on the way. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

LOOKING BACK: Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association was formed five years ago on September 1, 2016. It was to cater for the St Kieran’s area, comprising of Ardagh, Carrigkerry Coolcappa, Kilcolman, and neighbouring Townlands and was held in the Community Centre Ardagh, with 21 people present. The dictionary describes heritage as something inherited at birth and anything that has been transmitted from the past or handed down by tradition. Heritage is all around us as we go about our daily work and now is the time to preserve and record what we have before it disappears. There is an increased interest in our heritage at present and people in all areas are doing wonderful work to preserve it.

Ger Greaney genealogist facilitated the meeting, and Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association was formed. The officers elected were Chairperson John P O ’Sullivan, Secretary Mary Kury, and Treasurer Richard Mc Donnell, and more, officers were added at other meetings afterwards. A lot of different areas of heritage were discussed and people were asked to look at their own areas and to start recording what is around them. For example, the name of fields, bridges, crossroads, rivers, forts, Cillian’s, blessed wells, old church graveyards, which may be lesser known to the general public, and need to be preserved.

The Saint Kieran’s area contains a lot of well-known sites, Ardagh Chalice, Ballylin Ring Fort, Ballyine, Mass Rock, Glenastar Waterfall, Campaign House, Carrigkerry, Carnegie Library in Kilcolman, Dunmoylan Church, Munnamohill School, Kilbradern Graveyard, Murray’s Hill, Mannix’s Folly, The Blue Hall, Clounagh, St Kyran’s Well, Lisnacolla Castle, Ballyegna Castle, Elm Hill, and other places of interest. The aim of the Association was to record everything possible, and to mark important dates and anniversaries. A Facebook page was also set up for viewers to check the ongoing progress of the association. A lot has been achieved to date with events held to commemorate The Fenian Rising, Bishop Lacy, Ardagh Chalice, and Ballyloughane School, to name a few. Since the arrival of Covid in March 2020, all activities have ceased, and members have only participated in a few events. Mary Kury led a walk and talk around Ardagh on Saturday August 21, and last Wednesday published a fine article about Ardagh Graveyard. With the easing of Covid restrictions hopefully activities may be able to resume in the near future.

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STRONGEST MAN: Congratulations to Rooskagh Carrigkerry native Pa O’Dwyer ( other places love to claim him) who has retained his Ireland’s Strongest Man title for the fifth year in a row. On Sunday August 15, in Bangor County Down he overcame 15 others in the final to extend his record of wins.

SAILING SUCCESS: Congratulations to Noel, Darragh and Mark Mc Cormack Glenville Ardagh, aboard Yacht 188 Innocence on winning the National Mermaid title three years in a row at Tralee Bay on August 21/22. In second place was Vincent Mc Cormack, Róisín Mc Cormack and Michael Lynch aboard 119 Three Chevrons.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw was held on Saturday August 28, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. Congratulations to Archie Madigan from the Saint Kieran’s club who was a double winner. He won the 25th prize of € 100 and followed up winning first prize of € 10,000. The top prizes each month are 1st prize € 10,000, 2nd prize € 3,000, 3rd prize € 2,000, 4th prize € 1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive star prize. There are four prizes of € 250, and 17 prizes of € 100. The total prize money given out each month is € 21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Pat Moran’s Newbridge will host an outside Rambling House (weather permitting) on Friday September 3, from 8.30pm. All entertainers including musicians, singers, dancers and story tellers are welcome to attend.

ROAD CLOSURE: It is the intention of Limerick Council to close the following road L-7001 Ardagh from its junction with R523 Ardagh to its junction with N21 Ballyfrawley. It will be closed from 8am on Monday September 6 to 6pm on Friday September 10, to facilitate the construction of a cattle underpass. Diversions will be clearly sign posted and local traffic will be accommodated if possible.

CAR COMPETITION: Limerick GAA are holding a fundraising draw at present for a 212 Ford Kuga Titanium Hybrid Automatic car. The tickets are being sold online at winakuga.ie at € 20 each. The single winner will be announced on Saturday September 25. The proceeds from the draw will be reinvested in the Limerick teams from minor up to senior in both hurling and football.

HERITAGE NEWS: Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association held a walk and talk get together on Saturday August 21. Led by Secretary Mary Kury the attendance visited the graveyard and other historical sites around Ardagh village. Thanks to Mary and the members and guests who attended.

BINGO: Bingo is held in the car park Shanagolden each Saturday commencing at 3pm, and all are welcome.

SUNSHINE: The past week’s weather has been wonderful with brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies, giving everyone a lift as we approach autumn. It was most welcome and great for school students to enjoy their last days before a return to the classrooms. The farming community made the most of it with getting their winter fodder in place. The success of Limerick hurlers in winning their third All Ireland since 2018 added to the enjoyment of sporting followers.

BUCKET DRAW: Congratulations to Fiona Lynch Carrigkerry who won € 162 in the Ballyhahill Development Association Split the Bucket Draw held in Barr Na Straide Ballyhahill. Tickets for the draw can be bought at Moloney’s Shop Carrigkerry.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday August 23. The numbers drawn were 4,18,20 , and 29, and there was no winner of the € 4,100 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Sarah O’Connor Glensharrold c/o Maggie, Paddy Bridgeman c/o Sean Downey, Winnie Murphy Coolanoran c/o Mackessy’s, Pat Flynn Ballymorriseen, and Tom Neary Ardagh. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,200. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday August 23. Congratulations to Breda Hayes who won € 100. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Tommy Greaney Kilcolman, who won € 680 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday August 27. The ticket was bought at his brothers shop in Ardagh. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

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WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Catherine Wilmott Ardagh and Shane O’Connell Knockeenahone Kerry who were married in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh on Saturday August 7. The celebrant of the Nuptial Mass was Fr Jim O’Connell uncle of the groom, and they held the reception in the Devon Inn Hotel.

GAA CHAMPIONSHIP: Saint Kieran’s opened this year’s county senior football championship campaign in Rathkeale on Sunday August 15. The new look team put up a brave performance before going under to Ballysteen 1-15 to 3-8, after being eight points adrift shortly after half time. A few first choice players were unavailable, and seven new players mostly underage made their debuts at this level and performed very well. Team: Ian Mackessy, Mike Shanahan, Johnny Mc Carthy, Mossie Shine 1-0, Diarmuid Mulcahy 0-1, Brendan Mc Carthy, Anthony Mullins, Jack Harnett, Eoin Mc Enery, Kevin Meade, Noel Callanan, John Hayes 0-6, Kevin Guina, Anthony Molyneaux 1-0, Kevin Lyons 1-0. Subs Dylan Moloney 0-1, Aaron Heffernan, Sean Ryan, Cormac Mann.

They played Galtee Gaels in the second match at Kilbreedy on Saturday last August 21. After a close contest they lost by one point again 0-12 to 1-8. Dylan Moloney Aaron Heffernan and Donal Nolan started in place of the injured trio Noel Callanan, Kevin Guina and Kevin Lyons. Cormac Mann and Noel Callanan came on in the second half. John Hayes 0-7 and Anthony Molyneaux 1-1 were their scorers. If they had their full fit panel available for both matches, they would have advanced to the quarter final. Instead, they now face a relegation semi final in a few weeks time.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Sophie Hennessy goalie and Roisín Ambrose (0-2) midfield and Iris Kennelly sub from the Old Mill Club were member of the Limerick team that lost to Carlow 4-12 to 1-9 in the final round of the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship at Birr on Sunday August 15. They played Wicklow in the semi final at Tang on Saturday August 22. It ended Wicklow 1-12 to 0-4. All three local girls played, and Iris scored three points for Limerick.

CAMOGIE NEWS: Róisín Mann was a member of the Limerick team that lost to Armagh 1-16 to 3-8 in the quarter final of the All-Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at Kinnegad on Saturday August 21.

SOCCER NEWS: Katie King Carrig Celtic was a member of the Desmond League team that defeated the Clare League 3-1 in the U-15 Gaynor Cup Soccer Trophy Final 2020 played at Askeaton on Saturday August 14.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw will be held on Saturday August 28, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. The top prizes each month are € 10,000, 2nd prize € 3,000, 3rd prize € 2,000, 4th prize € 1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive star prize. This month it is a two night bed and breakfast in the Corrib Room at Ashford Castle, table d’hôte in the George V dining room on one night, plus Corrib Cruise for two people abroad the Isle of Innisfree based on two people sharing. There are four prizes of € 500, four prizes of € 250, and 17 prizes of € 100. The total prize money given out each month is € 21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday August 16. The numbers drawn were 2, 20, 21, and 28, and there was no winner of the € 4,000 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Bobby Woulfe Ardagh, Pat Liston Glenastar, Maureen Noonan Ardagh, Mairead Ellis (Online), Aonghus Gannon (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,100. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday August 16. Congratulations to Seamus Mangan who won € 129. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Mike Madigan Asumpna Park Newcastle West who won € 585 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday August 20. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

GRIM REAPER: Sadly, Tom T Hall and Don Everly singers and songwriters have passed on. Tom became known to fans as "The Storyteller", thanks to his storytelling skills in his song writing. He was aged 85 and died at his home on Friday last. Harper Valley PTA was one of his best known song. Phil Everly who with his brother, Don, made up the revered US rock and country duo has died aged 74. He passed away in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank following complications. Bye Bye Love was one of their top songs.

LOOKING BACK: Barnagh garden centre and park was officially opened by Gerry Daly on Friday June 21, 1991, and has recently reopened as Platform 22 along the Limerick Greenway. Kevin Crowley Ardagh opened a new Hardware Shop at 6 Market Place Newcastle West on Thursday August 15 of the same year. In 1992, Marie Woulfe Ardagh crowned Miss Limerick. The Rathkeale new 5 mile by -pass opened to the public on Wednesday July 29. Commemorative Plaque unveiled at Ardagh Creamery on Saturday September 19. The creamery was opened on September 17, 1891. Arra Veterinary in Newcastle West, and Ailish Hair Craft Ardagh opened for business.

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GRANT AWARD: Ardagh Community Leisure Centre Company CLG is among one of the thirty three Limerick Sports Clubs and Organisations, who have been awarded a grant of € 29,343 under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme.

FOR SALE: Prices from property and land sales have increased significantly in the past year and interest is high when new additions come on the market. There are a number of sites for sale around Carrigkerry village at present. In Knockfinisk 33 acres of land/forestry plus a semi-derelict residence is also up for sale.

NEW SHOP: The Moloney family who own the local Daybreak shops in Abbeyfeale and Carrigkerry recently purchased Moloney’s supermarket in Broadford after the family retired from business. We wish the Moloney family continued success with their new business venture in Broadford.

DESIGNER AWARD: Congratulations to Ann O’Connell owner of Pixi and Jon co, Old Mill whose party wear has been nominated for a Junior Designer award. Ann has been in business for the past five years creating hair bows, party hats, bunting and kids mini and midi bags.

CLUBHOUSE OPEN: Renovations are complete and the new look Longcourt Clubhouse at Newcastle West Golf Club in Rathgoonan, Ardagh is now open.Indoor dining is now available with delicious food and efficient and friendly service leading to a fantastic dining experience. The course has been very busy with players since the lifting of restrictions.

GAELIC GAMES: Craig Mac Innes, and Lorcan Murphy from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the Limerick team that lost to Cork 1-17 to 0-13 in the final of the Munster Minor Football Championship played in Thurles on Wednesday August 11. In Old Moore’s sport predictions for 2021 Limerick and Mayo are the choices to win the senior hurling and football All Irelands. It is good for the game of football to see Dublin defeated and the Gods favoured Mayo to do so. Up to 2018 Mayo and Limerick were the two teams who were always being beaten in finals. Limerick ended their drought going back to 1973 in 2018. Mayo people will hope their team can bridge a 70 year gap (1951) in the final.

KITTY O’DONOGHUE: The death has taken place of Kitty O’Donoghue Nee Carrig Poulaphuca, Ballynacally, Ennis, Co. Clare and formerly Creeves, Askeaton, Co. Limerick. The Requiem Mass was celebrated at Christ the King Church Ballycorick at 11am followed by burial after to Kilchreest cemetery on Friday August 13. We extend sympathy to husband Con, children Seamus, Christy, Joe, Trassa, Conor, Siobhan and Cathal. brothers and sisters. sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. May she rest in Peace.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday August 9. The numbers drawn were 4,11,13, and 30, and there was no winner of the € 3,900 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: James Brouder Ballinabearna c/o Moore’s, Jack Dalton c/o Mickey Molyneaux, Liam Kiely Cullinagh (Online), Michelle and Anne c/o Josie, Marie Molyneaux c/o Padge. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 4,000. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday August 9. Congratulations to Alex and Mia O’Sullivan who won € 130. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Christy Lynch Shanagolden, who won € 520 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday August 13. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

LOOKING BACK: Fr Madigan P.P. blessed the site for our Community Hall in Coolcappa on Wednesday evening last July 21, 1993. He prayed for the success of the building and all its patrons. The building will provide a suitable meeting place and recreation centre for the young and old of the Coolcappa/Kilcolman parish. It is hoped that by the end of September all walls roof doors and windows will be complete. Again, the importance of this project cannot be underestimated in a small parish like ours. It will be the ideal meeting place for our children to come and play games and all kinds of sports.

For the adults we will have a meeting room, dancing area, and a stage where concerts and plays etc will be performed. The idea for the hall was first discussed in 1987 during Fr Terry Loughran’s term in the parish and through his efforts, along with a hard working committee the sum of £ 40,449 was raised. Fr Loughran was very pleased to lay a block and he wished every success with the building of the hall. Taken from the Kilcolman/Coolcappa parish notes dated July 28.

BALLYINE MASS ROCK: In 1954 (Marian Year) the local people came together and erected on the hillside in Ballyine a beautiful Shrine to our Lady. The Shrine stands on the spot where Mass was celebrated during penal times. It was a remarkable community effort spread over many months. Up to two thousand people are reported to have climbed the steep hillside on August 15, for celebration of Mass at the newly constructed Shrine. Mass has been held there each August most years up to 2020 when Covid arrived.

CENTENUARY REUNION – On August 12, 1962, open air Mass was celebrated in Ballyine. The occasion was the centenary re-union of Ballyloughane School, a half mile south of the Marian Shrine. Built exactly 100 years ago, and still in excellent shape, the school was opened by the then Earl of Devon, Landlord of the district and one of the good landlords. His Lordship, not very sure of his geography, incorrectly named the school Ballyloughane. This hillside centre of learning was of course in Ballyine, but the wrong name stuck and was never changed. Mass was celebrated by the late Canon O’Brien P.P., assisted by Fr. O’Connor, C.C., both Ardagh/Carrigkerry. A total of 300 past and present pupils attended and joined in the celebrations. No less than ten octogenarians attended, all hale and hearty. Among them came one from Philadelphia, Mrs. Hannah Heffernan, a nonagenarian and all enjoyed the occasion. The school continued to serve the district until it closed its doors on June 30, 1969, after 107 years of service.

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OLYMPIC GAMES: Ireland representatives did well in the Tokyo Olympics, bringing home a number of hard earned medals in rowing and boxing. Our four Limerick competitors Carolyn Hayes, Sarah Lavin, Róisín Upton and Greg O’Shea all did well and gave TV viewers great moments over the first week. Siobhan Bernadette Haughey, the grandniece of Charles Haughey, won the silver in the women’s 100-meter freestyle final. She is the city’s first-ever multiple medallist in the Olympics. Siobhan is a grandniece of the late Fr Eoghan Haughey OMI who for many years was head of the Oblates Order in Cahermoyle House, in the 1960 and 1970’s. It was an early start on Sunday morning last to watch Kellie Ann Harrington win the gold medal in the lightweight boxing 57-60 kg category. It was a very exciting bout and a great way to end Irelands participation. That’s 18 Olympic boxing medals won and 35 in total now for Ireland.

GAELIC GAMES: Best wishes to Craig Mac Innes, and Lorcan Murphy from the Saint Kieran’s club who are members of the Limerick team that will meet Cork in the Munster Minor Football final on this Wednesday evening August 11, in Thurles. Limerick hurlers had a great win over Waterford in the All Ireland semi final last Saturday evening in Croke Park.

HERITAGE WEEK: West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Monday August 16 to Friday August 20. Last year presenter Shirley O’Regan marked the occasion with a number of short stories from people which were well received by the listeners. The time of the broadcasts will be announced shortly.

JOURNAL: Four issues of the Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal (1985, 1988,1992, 1993) can now be read online, thanks to the work of Patrick O’Neill Brisbane, Australia, who has links with the West Limerick area. He intends to digitise the rest of the issues in his own time. Readers will be delighted that the work of all the contributors will now be available at the touch of a button. Our thanks to the three founding editors Thomas J O’Donoghue, Patrick Brosnan and Paddy Faley who published the first issue in 1977. The last issue following the death of Thomas J O’Donoghue was published in 2015. The four issues can be viewed online at www. limerick.ie

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday August 2. The numbers drawn were 3,4,9, and 30, and there was no winner of the € 3,800 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Mary Steele Ardagh c/o Patrick, Liam Liston c/o Denis Greaney, The 5 Lads c/o Brendan Duggan, Maurice Hartnett Ardagh, Ciara Ahern Coolcappa c/o Padge. Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 3,900. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday August 2 .Congratulations to Danny Kelliher who won € 119. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Gerry O’ Sullivan Feenagh, who won € 585 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday August 6. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

LOOKING BACK: Parish priest Fr Seamus Power said farewell to his parishioners at Masses in Ardagh and Carrigkerry last weekend Saturday/ Sunday August 21/ 22, 1993. At the 7.30pm mass in Ardagh on Saturday evening he thanked the people for their help and co-operation during the past nine years. He said he would like to have been left in the parish as he was very happy with the people of Ardagh and Carrigkerry. He said since he came to the parish, he had spent one hundred and ninety six thousand pounds on various renovations. Carrigkerry Church cost one hundred and thirty nine thousand pounds . He also outlined the rest of the expenses, and where the rest of the money was spent.

He said the parish at present was in a healthy financial position. He thanked the parishioners and non parishioners for supporting himself and Fr Healy during the past nine years. He complimented all for their contributions to running the parish during that time. He thanked Fr Healy for his help and co-operation during the past nine years. He also thanked the parish clerks, the school teachers, and both Boards of Management. He also thanked the Eucharistic Ministers, basket collectors, altar boys and the people who distributed the weekly envelopes.

He wished his successor Fr Dan Lane the best of luck in the parish and asked the people to co-operate with him as they did with himself over the past nine years. Fr Power asked the parents in the parish to bring up their children as well as they possibly could and warned the youth in the parish of the danger of drugs in today’s world. Fr Power concluded with tears in his eyes by asking the people of the parish to pray for him and he would do likewise. Fr Seamus got a rousing reception at the end of his farewell mass.

FAREWELL DANCE: A farewell dance for Fr Seamus was held at the Ballintemple Inn on Wednesday August 25, with a very big crowd in attendance. He spent the evening shaking hands and saying goodbye to his parishioners. Paul O ‘Connor the recently elected Mayor of Ardagh made a presentation to him on behalf of the people of Ardagh. The ladies committee provided lovely tea and sandwiches. Music by Ann Marie and the Ferrymen.

PARTY: The people of Carrigkerry said their farewell to Fr Seamus at a party in his honour at Moore’s Bar. A presentation was made to him on behalf of the people of the Carrigkerry side of the parish. Fr Power took up his duties in Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Ennis Road Limerick at the weekend. He served there until 2006.

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NORA AMBROSE: The death has taken place of Nora Ambrose ( née Dalton) Dunganville, Ardagh on Saturday July 24, peacefully, at her residence. Wife of the late Ned. In accordance with government guidelines, a private family funeral Mass took place in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh, on Monday July 26 at 2.30pm. Burial took place afterwards in the local cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her family, Betty, Máiread, Breda, Michael, Richard and Noreen, sister Mary O’Neill, sons-in-law, daughters in law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, kind neighbours relatives and friends. May she rest in Peace.

WEDDING WISHES: Congratulations and best wishes in the future to Owen Hayes Ardagh and Síle Curtin Killarney who were married in Killarney on Friday July 16.

CLUB DRAW: The Limerick GAA Club draw was held on Saturday July 31, during the Limerick Live Sports Show from 10-11am. Saint Kieran’s club had no winner for the second month in a row. The top prizes each month are € 10,000, 2nd prize € 3,000, 3rd prize € 2,000, 4th prize € 1,000. The fifth prize each month is an exclusive star prize There are four prizes of € 500, four prizes of € 250, and 17 prizes of € 100. The total prize money given out each month is € 21,000. The Saint Kieran’s GAA Club would welcome new members, and subscription can be paid through the Club force App.

GAELIC GAMES: Craig Mac Innes, and Lorcan Murphy from the Saint Kieran’s club were members of the Limerick team that beat Clare 3-11 to 0-12 in the semi final of the Munster Minor Football Championship in Cusack Park Ennis on Friday July 30. They will meet Cork in the Munster final on Wednesday August 11.

CAMOGIE NEWS: Róisín Ambrose was a member of the Limerick team that lost to Tipperary 2-20 to 1-11 in Round 2 of the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship played at Nenagh on Sunday July 25. Limerick defeated Offaly 0-17 to 2-9 in Round 3 at Banagher on Saturday July 31 to retain their senior status. Róisín Mann was a member of the Limerick team that defeated Cavan 3-11to 1-10 in Round 1 of the All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship at Bruff on Sunday July 25. They defeated Down 2-13 to 1-6 in Ballyholland Newry also on Saturday July 31.

HERITAGE WEEK: West Limerick 102 fm will broadcast a series of programmes to mark this year’s Heritage Week from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. Last year presenter Shirley O’Regan marked the occasion with a number of short stories from people which were well received by the listeners. People interested in participating this August are asked to get in contact with Shirley at 102fm, on 069-66200, or on their Facebook page.

LOTTERY DRAW: The Ardagh Development Association and Saint Kieran’s GAA joint weekly lottery draw took place on Monday July 26. The numbers drawn were 3,4,6, and 17, and there was no winner of the € 3,700 Jackpot. Congratulations to the five lucky dip winners who received € 40 each: Ann Greed Askeaton c/o Catherine Noonan, Mikey Breen (Online), Dolores Braddish c/o Catherine Noonan, Kieran Madigan Ballyvaughan (Online), Jackie Lane Clounties Shanagolden (Online). Next Monday night’s jackpot will be € 3,800. People can play online using club force on the club’s Facebook page, with 6pm on Monday evening the deadline. The tickets are also on sale at the usual outlets, and all support will be appreciated.

SPLIT THE POT: Creeves Celtic held their split the pot draw on Monday July 26. Congratulations to Brian Barry who won € 100. The weekly entry fee is € 2, with € 1 going to the club and the other € 1 to be paid out in prize money each week. The envelopes to place your two euro in plus details, are available at Hanley’s Food Store Creeves, and from committee members. People can also sign up by standing order for €9 per month. The draws are held on Monday nights, and all support will be appreciated.

RADIO DRAW: Congratulations to Johanna M Deane Bruree who won € 430 in the West Limerick 102fm 50/50 draw, held on Friday July 30. The tickets cost € 2, or 3 for € 5 and they are available from volunteers, in local shops, (including Moloney’s Carrigkerry, and Denis Greaney’s Shop Ardagh) or from the radio station. All support will be appreciated. A number of exciting new programmes are in the pipeline for later in the year. The station can be contacted at 069-66200 if people have news of interest to the West Limerick area.

SAINT MOLUA: August 4 is the feast day of Saint Molua the patron saint of Ardagh parish. Mass was celebrated annually in Ardagh cemetery before Covid caused its postponement last year. The well is open to visitors to visit and do the rounds and take home some of its water. It is a nice place to visit for some quiet reflection, and to admire the nice flowers and shrubs along the pathway. Great credit is due to the committee members who put it in place.

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