Death of Prominent Business Man - The death occurred on Sunday, May 12th at Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget of Michael O’Sullivan, Rathdowney after a long illness. He was a most popular and respected man.
He owned two supermarkets in Rathdowney which were the character of the town. He was also an Undertaker at which he excelled. Michael was everyone’s friend, whether you had money or not made no difference, he looked after everyone. In recent years he closed the supermarket and as we all said “we can go where we like now, we have no Michael”, a wise man, he gave many of us sound advice. Michael is very sadly mourned by his loving family, wife Mary, daughters Margaret, Catherine, Ann, Ellen and Rose, son Kieran, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, niece, nephews, cousins, neighbours, friends and all his old customers. Reposing was at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home. Removal took place to the Church of the Holy Trinity. The cortege was flanked down by a guard of honour by the Coursing Club and all the community with the G.A.A. Club. The Principal Celebrant of the Concelebrated Mass was Fr. Martin Delaney P.P. with Fr. Seamus McEvoy; Archdeacon John Murray, Fr. Jimmy Dollard P.P.; Fr. Larry Dunphy and Fr. Dooley. Burial followed to Bealady Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
The Late Noel Hanrahan - The sad and untimely death occurred on Friday, May 10th at his residence of Noel Hanrahan, Graigue. He had been very ill and suffered with great courage and dignity while accepting his bad news. Noel was a delightful chap who was a friend to everyone and was always in good form, he will be missed over a very wide area. He is deeply mourned by his heartbroken wife Geraldine, sons Enda and Colm, daughter Noeleen, grandson J.P. son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother Jerry, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, all the neighbours, friends and everyone who knew Noel. Reposing was at the family home. On Sunday morning removal took place to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Galmoy. Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery. Large crowds attended to say a fond farewell to Noel. May he rest in peace.
Ossory Show - On Thursday, 2nd May the Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co. Ltd. held their A.G.M. in their new showrooms. The Chairman, Peter Ging declared the meeting open. The Secretary read the minutes of last years meeting, those were proposed, seconded and signed. Reports were given from all sections. Thanks to the committee, Secretary, Treasurers and to everyone particularly sponsors without whom there would not be a show. On behalf of the committee, good wishes were extended to Johnny Brophy, Kathleen Bergin and Paddy Lowry, and regret on the death of Gladys Murphy. Votes of sympathy to the following on their bereavements, The Moynan family on the death of Richard; Stanley family on the death of Kitty; Walsh and Newman family on the death of Bearl Walsh; The Hogan family on the death of Tom; Mairead King A.I.B. on the death of her mother; Nolan family on the death of Kathleen; Relatives of Kathleen Campion (nee White), Errill. Irene Newman gave the Treasurer’s report. Margaret Campion gave the P.R.O.’s report. Officers elected for the coming year: President Johnny Brophy, Vice President, Wm. Mansfield, Lily Sheeran, Jim O’Sullivan, George Roe and Paddy Lowry, Chairman, Peter Ging, Vice Chairperson Betty Stanley, Secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Treasurers, Irene Newman and Margaret McCartney, P.R.O.’s Mgt. Campion, Marty Phelan, Paddy Buggy, Safety Officers, Sean Sherman and Marty Phelan.
2013 Show on Sunday, 28th July at the showgrounds at Coolfin Cross on the Mountrath Rathdowney Road. Classes are as follows: Cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, baking, crafts, sewing, knitting, jams, eggs, vegetables, flowers, flower arranging, photography, Junior classes, dog show, trade stand. Most suitably dressed boy or girl, Little Miss Ossory, Most suitably dressed Lady or Gent on Show Day. For details call Catherine Fitzgerald, (087) 9975402, or (0505) 48939. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ossory show.com Show Chairman, Peter Ging, (086) 2394573, Show Treasurer, Irene Newman (086) 8402125.
Computer Classes - Classes will take place on Thursday, 23rd May from 3 to 4.30pm in Scoil Brid, Rathdowney, please note change of venue.
Fundraiser - A function was held recently in Touhy’s Pub. The organisers would like to say a sincere thank you to the people who supported the Rambling House held on 26th April last in aid of Vita, The Friends of Fr. Kevin Doheny for the starving children in Ethiopia. In excess of 200 euro was raised, thanks to Brendan O’Neice, his staff and everyone who helped to make the event such a success. A very enjoyable event was enjoyed by all.