Congratulations and best wishes to Eddie, son of Eamon and Margaret Kelly, Lisheen and Antoinette Russell who were married at Galmoy Church on Friday, 21st June. Congratulations also to Pádraig, son of Connie and Eileen Costigan, Toher and Mary Ryan who were married on Saturday, 22nd June in Rossmore Church.
Deepest sympathy to Karen Hayden and family, Cooleeney on the recent death of her aunt, Dotty Hudson, England and formerly Dublin and to Margaret Kelly and family, Lisheen and Pat Healy and family, Longfordpass and formerly Derryfadda on the recent death of their uncle Jimmy Maher, Ballydavid, Littleton. May their souls enjoy eternal rest.
It was a red letter day in the history of the beautifully renovated and extended Moyne Community Centre on Sunday, 23rd June. The school band of Scoil na Maighne played Archbishop Clifford, the committee of the Centre and the dignitaries performing the opening ceremony up the street from the school. Amhrán na bhfiann was then beautifully sung by Laura Quinlan and Secretary Liam Troy unveiled a plaque commemorating the event. The tape was then cut by Terry McKenna, (Lisheen Mine) and Pat Killeen representing North Tipperary Leader Partnership respectively, both major sponsors of the undertaking.
The building was blessed by His Grace, Dr. Dermot Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. Among the speakers were Chairman of the Centre committee, Martin Ryan; Secretary, Liam Troy and Treasurer John Hogan who gave a comprehensive history of the Centre dating back to 1830 when it was built as a school, a purpose it served until 1949 when the present school opened. He paid tribute to the previous committee who had overseen the last major renovation which took place 1969-70 at a time when money was scarce and no major sponsors involved. John Egan, who was born in Lisheen, the Engineer and Architect of the project stated it was a pleasure to have been involved with such a dedicated committee. Michael Lowry T.D. and Noel Coonan T.D. paid tribute to all involved and stated it was a testament to a united community who had great foresight in difficult times. Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. thanked the committee, the sponsors, the Contractor, Francis Kennedy, Architect, John Egan and the parishioners who had supported it financially and looked forward to seeing the Centre being put to good use in the decades ahead. The evening concluded with light refreshments served by the ever dependable catering committee.
Dance & Concert
The Social Dance held at the Centre on Friday night last was a great success with patrons looking forward to more. On Saturday night the pupils of Scoil na Maighne performed at a most enjoyable concert which was a tribute to their teachers and parents. Well done to all concerned.
In conjunction with the Cloughjordan Festival the Ardcroney Wood Carvers will present an Exhibition of bog oak and bog yew in the gallery space at the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre. The exhibition will run from Wednesday, 26th June until Sunday 30th June. Admission to the exhibition is free.
There will also be a photographic exhibition by Conor Williams in the Sheelagh na Gig bookshop for the duration of the festival.