The wedding took place at St Ita’s church Feenagh on Friday, August 23 between Darren Kiely, Clonmmore, Feohanagh and Niamh Cronin, Kilmurry, Feenagh.

 The Bestman- Eugene Hough. Groomsmen- Mark Joyce, Brendan Scully. Chief Bridesmaid – Mairéad Roche. Bridesmaids –Siobhan O Leary, Celina Kiely. Flower girls – Aoibhinn Roche, Aoife O Leary. Offertory procession – Mary Cronin, Celia Kiely.

Readings – Tomás O Leary, Martin Kiely.

Prayers of the faithful – Micheál Roche, Claire Kiely, Aoife McCarthy, Liam Cronin, Aisling Curtin, Michael Kiely.

Reflection – Claire Burke, Music – Arundo.

The marriage ceremony was performed by Very Rev Fr Brendan Murphy P.E, C.C. Other concelebrants were Very Rev Fr John Duggan P.E, Very Rev Fr Patrick Bluett P.P.

The Reception was held at the Woodlands house hotel in Adare. We congratulate the Newlyweds.


The death occurred on Monday, August 19 at the Windmill Nursing home Churchtown of Liam Scanlon, Charleville and late of Feenagh. His Removal was on Tuesday, August 20 from Hawes funeral home, Charleville to Holy cross church, Charleville. His burial after mass on Wednesday to Holy cross cemetery Charleville. The mass celebrant was Very Rev Canon Dónal O Mahony P.P.

The late Liam Scanlon was well known and popular with all who knew him in his daily working, sporting and dancing life. His working life for many years was with the E.S.B. which his working career brought him over a wide area. In his hurling, he played as a goalkeeper. Firstly with his native Feenagh Kilmeedy winning three west junior (A) championship 1955,1960-1962 county junior and senior hurling championship 1962-1963. Amongst the defenders in the full-back line John J Murphy RIP, Jim Enright RIP, Brendan Long RIP, Joe Ryan RIP, Pat Long RIP, Michael Long. He was the goalkeeper for Western Gaels in 1961 winning county senior championship and county cup. His full-back line was Tom Galvin RIP, Willie Sheehan RIP, Jack Beth Enright RIP, He won all Ireland Inter-firm senior hurling championship with the E.S.B. as goalkeeper in 1962. Tom McNamara RIP, Rathkeale also played. He sported the black and white of Ballyhea as goalkeeper winning north Junior hurling championship in 1965. His coffin was draped in the blue and white flag of Feenagh Kilmeedy and the black and white flag of Ballyhea. A guard of honour was formed at the funeral home by members of the Feenagh Kilmeedy G.a.a club. He was also an outstanding ballroom dancer. Sympathy is extended to his sons, daughter, sister and his entire family.

G.A.A victory song remembering Liam Scanlon as their goalie all out to prove hi-class Liam Scanlon is their goalie who guards the Bearnaí Baoil with supreme command.


Rosary at Kilmeedy church on Friday, August 30 at 7 pm.


Saturday, August 31 at Feenagh church at 7.30 pm – Jerry and Eily O Sullivan, daughter Mary RIP.

Reader – Corie Lynch, Eucharistic minister – Timmy Cremin.

Sunday, September 1 at Kilmeedy church at 10 am – Tim and Julia O Connor, daughter Eileen RIP.

Reader – Nuala Kelly, Eucharistic minister – Deborah Prout, Altar servers – Josh Gilbourne, Jamie O Doherty.


Autumn dues will be taken up at masses on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.


Just to remind everyone that there is a local link service through Kilmeedy village every day, six times a day from Monday to Saturday the Newcastlewest to Charleville route. It is passing through Kilmeedy and collects at the graveyard at the following times:7.55, 9.25,12.55,15.14,16.50,18.15. The Charleville to Newcastlewest times returning outside the graveyard are 8.25,9.55, 13.25,15.55,17.15,18.45.  A return trip costs €5 and the single fare is €3. If you would like a timetable or further information call to the CE office here in Kilmeedy, and your continued support of this service is appreciated.