Missing - Missing from the Lisheen/Moyne area, black and tan collie/setter cross. His name is Sam and he is wearing a black collar. Reward offered for his safe return. Any information please contact (087) 9300193, (087) 9416939, (0504) 45183.
25 Years and Growing - Warmest congratulations to the Maher family, Cooleeney whose courageous enterprise of Farmhouse Cheese production has gone from strength to strength over the past 25 years, winning numerous prestigious awards at home and abroad. We wish them continued and even greater success in the coming years.
Wedding Bells - Congratulations and best wishes to Katherine, daughter of Michael and Kathleen Flanagan, Galbertstown and Seamus Maher, Dunkerrin who were married at Holycross Abbey on Friday, 19th August. Katherine is presently a member of the teaching staff at the Holy Family N.S. Templetuohy.
Late Thomas (Toddy) Dunne - The death occurred peacefully on 16th August at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin of Toddy Dunne, Dublin and formerly Moyneard. Aged 73 he was one of the family of six sons and two daughters of the late Michael and Nora Dunne (nee Gleeson) and was predeceased by his sister Kathleen and brothers Sean and Mixie R.I.P.
Having worked for some years with the P. & T. erecting telephone lines as a young man, Toddy emigrated to England where he was employed for many years in the construction industry where his strength and his head for heights were to prove great assets.
He returned to live in Dublin in the 1980’s and was a frequent visitor to the family home in Moyneard where he was always assured of a warm welcome from his brother Billy and sister-in-law Eileen and family. He always liked to keep busy and many a stone wall or hedge in the Moyneard area bear witness to his expertise. He also liked to visit the neighbours and reminisce about days of yore. In recent times he had planned to return permanently but God had decided to bring him to his eternal home. He was a loyal brother and caring uncle and grand-uncle and a good neighbour who will be sadly missed.
The removal was from Egan’s Funeral Home to St. Mary’s Church, Moyne. Principal celebrant of Concelebrated Requiem Mass was Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. assisted by Fr. John O’Connell A.P.; Fr. Joe Egan P.P. Boherlahan and Fr. Sean Purcell CssR. The beautiful singing of Mary Rose Dwan with her sister Anne Marie on the organ provided a fine accompaniment to the ceremony. Interment took place in the family burial place in Moyne Old Cemetery.
Deepest sympathy to his brothers Billy, Jimmy and Paul, sister Anna, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
Old Cemetery Mass - There was a fine attendance for the annual outdoor Mass which this year was blessed with warm sunny conditions at Moyne Old Cemetery on Sunday, 21st August. Principal celebrant was Fr. John O’Connell A.P. assisted by Fr. Pat Murphy P.P. and Fr. Sean Purcell CssR, Lisdonowley and currently on holiday from the Philippines. The readings and Prayers of the Faithful were recited by the relatives and friends of those parishioners who had been called to their eternal reward during the past 12 months. The Post Communion Reflection was read by Sr. Valerian (Bridget) Grimes, formerly Lisheen, a member of the Dominican Order now based in Cape Town, South Africa, whose parents John and Mary (nee Kennedy) Grimes are buried in the Old Cemetery. She is also a grand-aunt of John and Edward of Jedward fame.
Thanks to all who helped in preparing the cemetery; to those who helped in transporting the seats before and after; to John Flynn for setting up the amplification; to the altar servers and sacristan Eileen Cantwell and to Esther Hogan and the choir who added so much to the celebration. A special word of thanks to Pat Moore who is responsible for mowing the main area of grass ; to the members of the congregation whose generous contributions will go towards the upkeep of Moyne Old Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery and to the Travers family for their help and co-operation down through the years.
Parish Newsletter - A limited number of 2010 parish newsletters are still available and are on sale at Templetuohy P.O. and Kiely’s Foodstore, Moyne. They contain 100 pages of photographs and articles on parish events in 2010. They are of particular interest to the residents of Cooleeney and Castletown in Moyne and Barnalisheen and Boularea in Templetuohy as they contain lists of the heads of households from 1846 before the Famine, Griffith’s Valuation from the early 1850’s and the 1901 census.
Fun Day At Boulabeha - In conjunction with Tipp FM a Family Fun Day will be held on the premises of Brendan Delaney, Boulabeha on this Saturday, 27th August with all proceeds raised going to the Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Among the activities will be a five-a-side Inter Pub Soccer Tournament, Donkey Derby, Fish the Bottle and many other attractions. The evening will conclude with a Barbecue and Barn Dance. Proceedings will commence at 3 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.