Car Wash - Spar Thurles, Turtulla (formerly Craddock & Troy) are kindly donating the proceeds of their Car Wash to the Padraic Stapleton Benevolent Fund on this Saturday, 11th May from 9am to 6pm Your support very much appreciated.
Golf - Bannon’s Golf Society will hold their 2nd outing to Dundrum Golf Club on this Saturday, 11th May. Tee off from 11am. to 12.30pm.
Open Evening - Baile Beag Montessori Pre-School at St. Kevin’s N.S. Littleton will be having its Open Evening on Thursday, 9th May at 7pm. Now enrolling for September 2013. Full time and part-time places available. Caters for children aged two and a half to 5 years. Participating in the ECCE Scheme (free pre-school year). Contact Paschalina (087) 6335854.
The Late Joseph Ryan - The death occurred of Joseph Ryan (Rodney), 91 Kingsland Road, Plaistow, London on April 3rd in London in his 69th year. Joseph emigrated to England in 1959 and first stayed with his brother Paddy and wife Mary in Luton. There he worked in various jobs before he moved to London where he was employed in Smithfield Market and later set up his own haulage business in Rainham, West London. Joseph was a regular visitor to Nottingham to visit his sister Alice, brother Andrew and step-sister Margaret who still live there. He was an annual visitor to Two-Mile-Borris for the Anniversary Mass for his deceased relatives and visited their graves. Joseph had a great interest in his native area and enjoyed his pint of Guinness and liked his pipe smoke. His brother Billy died in Toronto twenty five years ago and in more recent years Tom, Sean and Paddy (brothers) died in London. Earlier this year Joseph was diagnosed with lung cancer and despite a brave battle succumbed to that illness.
He was buried in the City of London Cemetery on 25th April after Service conducted by Fr, D. Hall with the eulogy by Roz Ryan (nephew). Over one hundred people attended the obsequies including his family and friends also representatives from his native parish; Grace family (Corbally); Ned and Con Bowe (formerly Leigh); John Moore and Pat Ely (formerly Newhill) and others from Ireland. On a very warm day when the sun reached 25 degrees Joseph was laid to rest in his final burial place as the mourners waited afterwards for some time to remember him.