FEENAGH-KILMEEDY PARISH NOTES FOR WEEK OF JULY 2 2018

DEATH

The death occurred on Sunday, June 24 of Mrs Nora Irwin of Feenagh. Reposing at her home on Tuesday evening, removal to Feenagh church on Wednesday for mass. Burial afterwards in Feenagh Cemetery. The Chief celebrant was Very Rev Fr Edwin Irwin P.P. Clouncagh-Knockaderry. Other Celebrants were Very Rev Fr Patrick Bluett P.P Feenagh Kilmeedy, Rev Fr Brendan Murphy P.E   C.C Newcastlewest. Music and Hymns at mass from Lisa Murphy and Sharon McCarthy. The Symbols of Nora ’s life were brought to the altar. The late Mrs Nora Irwin, nee O Sullivan was a native of Dromcollogher. She attended Feenagh National school and was a well known and popular member of the community who led a very active life dedicated to her farm work and was a committed family woman to her children and grandchildren. She celebrated her 94th birthday on November 1 last. The Irwin family had a good neighbourly way and were great supporters of all parish events, had a great interest in hurling and would attend Feenagh Kilmeedy games when her son Ned was playing.

Sympathy is extended to her sons Ned and Dónal, daughter Nora, daughters in law Rosario and Margaret and her entire family.

WEDDING

The wedding took place at St Ita’s church Kilmeedy on Friday, June 29 of Paudie Leahy Martinstown and Aoife Gilbourne Garbally Kilmeedy. The Bestman was Aidan Murphy, Groomsman was Donnacha Leahy, Mark Lyons, Barry O Shaughnessy. Maid of Honour was Katie Irwin, Bridesmaids were Sarah Gilbourne, Charlotte Reidy, Michelle Lenihan. The Flowergirl was Holly Gilbourne. Pageboy was Kyle Gilbourne. The Offertory procession from Margaret Gilbourne and Breda Leahy. The Music was by Máire Ide De Bhal, Charlotte Reidy. The Marriage ceremony was performed by Monsignor Daniel Neenan PP Adare. The Reception was held at the Woodlands hotel Adare. We Congratulate the Newlyweds.

MASSES

Saturday, July 7 at Kilmeedy church at 7.30pm – Jerry O Gorman and deceased members of the Culhane family.

Reader – Pat Gilbourne, Eucharistic minister – Stefan Beaulieu.

Sunday, July 8 at Feenagh church at 10 am – Michael Ahern RIP.

Reader – Helen Kenneally, Eucharistic minister – Eily O Brien, Altar servers – John Irwin, Seán Holmes.

ROSARY

Rosary at Feenagh church on Friday, July 6 at 7 pm.

THOMOND ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society have organised an evening outing to Cromwell’s Fort, Limerick on Wednesday 11 July 2018.  Anyone who is interested please contact the organiser: John Elliott on  086 3117161.

Kilmeedy nominated for IPB Pride of Place 2018

Preparations are underway for Kilmeedy’s entry to this year’s Pride of Place competition. We were delighted that Kilmeedy has been recognised for all its community endeavours over the last few years with its nomination in the 0-300 population The competition lets us demonstrate directly to the judges our pride in our village by oral presentation, exhibitions of community activities and culture, and a tour of the village highlighting the aspects of which we are particularly proud. All Groups who are active in village life will contribute and take part on judging day, Monday 23rd July – a true community effort! We look forward to your support on the day to showcase our wonderful village.

Kilmeedy National School Retirements
Best wishes to Kilmeedy NS Principal, Margaret Carroll and Deputy Principal Pauline Fitzgerald on their retirement. We have so much to thank them for over their years of selfless dedication to the school, their pupils and the wider community of Kilmeedy. A great send off was given to them both by the children and the Parents Council on the last day of term and the sun shone bright on the day. Past pupils and Kilmeedy residents look forward to formally marking the occasion at a function to be held in October. Go n’eiri an bothar libh agus saol slainte chugaibh.

Jack and Hannah Lynch have decided to put away their school cleaning equipment and retire into Kilmeedy village life! Parents and pupils would like to thank them for their service to the school over the years and wish them the very best.