FEENAGH KILMEEDY PARISH NOTES FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24 2019

ROSARY

Rosary at Kilmeedy church on Friday, September 27 at 7 pm.

MASSES

Saturday, September 28 at Feenagh church at 7.30 pm – People of the Parish.

Reader – Margaret Irwin, Eucharistic minister – Timmy Cremin, Altar servers – Garry and Jane Donegan, Aideen Collum.

Sunday, September 29 at Kilmeedy church at 10 am – People of the parish.

Reader –Pat Gilbourne, Eucharistic minister – Stefan Beaulieu.

SYMPATHY

The death occurred on Tuesday, September 17 of Jim O Connell RIP, Tullig, Ballyagran at Cork University Hospital. His removal was on Thursday evening from Hawes funeral home, Charleville to St Michael’s church Ballyagran. His burial after mass on Friday to Castletownconyers cemetery. The prayers at the removal to the church were recited by Fr Timothy O Connor, Bruree.

Jim O Connell RIP during his working years in Feenagh creamery played junior hurling (A) with Feenagh Kilmeedy in 1961-1962 winning west and county championships in 1962. Prior to that, he played with his native Castletown winning south junior hurling championship in 1958. His coffin was draped in the blue and white flag of the Feenagh Kilmeedy g.a.a club. At the removal to the church members formed a guard of honour.

Sympathy is extended to his son Jim, brother John, sisters Breda and Margaret, grandson David, daughter in law Pauline and his entire family.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Pat Downey RIP, Mayne, Castlemahon.

Pat was closely associated with Kilmeedy parish. In his youth, he hurled and played football with Feohanagh and Castlemahon and remained a great supporter of the games up to his passing.

FAREWELL EVENT

A Farewell party was held at the community centre Feenagh on Saturday, September 21 as Fr Bluett is leaving to take up residence in Kilmallock and retiring as th priest in this parish and he will help in the Kilmallock pastoral area.

He spent five years ministering in Feenagh Kilmeedy parish. During his years in the parish he was dedicated to his priestly duties masses, funerals, marriages, visitation to parishioners in nursing homes and hospitals.

Fr Bluett also put a lot of work in the maintenance of the churches in having them in fine conditions in the years to come for the parishioners and all who attend the masses. Dan Harrold on behalf of the organising committee thanked Fr Bluett for his great work in the parish over the last five years in organising the parish mission masses, maintenance of the priest’s house and churches, his visitation to all were very special.

A variety of foods were served to all in attendance, thanks to the organisers for their generosity and hospitality in running a very successful function.

Presentation from the choir

Grace Noonan on behalf of the choir presented a framed photo of the parish to Fr Bluett at the mass.

FEENAGH I.C.A

Feenagh I.C.A. meeting on Tuesday, October 1 at 8 pm at the community centre.

RAMBLING HOUSE

Kilmeedy rambling house was well supported on Friday, September 20 with lots of new faces. Starting time was 8 pm and finished at 11.30 pm. We had top class music from Dan Madigan. Dave Hunt played traditional tunes on the mouth organ followed by Jim and Kathleen Casey, songs- Mary Lynch, Pierce Rowsome, John Kett, Con Fitzgerald. Thanks to the kitchen staff who provided a very high tea which we all enjoyed. Thanks to the people, from the audience to those who brought raffle prizes. In the second half, we had a rerun of all the entertainers. Josie Ahern and Seán O Gorman told a few clean jokes. Seán remembered all the past entertainers and he sang the song At the end of the day in memory of Seán Clifford. The next Rambling house is on the 18 of October at 8 pm.

OLD PHOTOS WANTED

Kilmeedy Development group is appealing to the people of Kilmeedy village and surrounding areas asking you to get out those old photos. We would like to borrow any old photos of Kilmeedy that you may have. We just want to copy them as we would like to put together a photo wall to add old meaning to the new shop/cafe. If you have any that you are willing to share with us you can call into the old Garda barracks now The Phoenix project or contact Ellen on 0874374494.

LOCAL LINK BUS SERVICE

Just to remind everyone that there is a local link Bus 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 am, 9.25 am,12.55 pm,15.14 pm,16.50 pm,18.15 pm. The Charleville to Newcastlewest times returning outside the graveyard are 8.25 am,9.55 am, 13.25 pm,15.55 pm,17.15 pm,18.45 pm.  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.