Death – The death has taken place at his residence, 9 St. Mary’s Ave, Urlingford of William (Bill) Cleere. The news of his death caused much regret over a very wide area. He was a great tradesman and block layer. He belonged to a highly respected Tullaroan family. He was known North, South, East and West, he was one of the best and a great neighbour, he helped everyone who would seek his advice. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. This bore testimony to the hundreds of people who were at the removal of the remains from his residence to Church of the Assumption, Urlingford and after concelebrated Mass, burial took place in the Mill Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife Biddy, son Vincent, daughters Rowena (Barnaville), Rebecca and Lauren, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, son-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of family, friends and neighbours. He was carried shoulder high to the church with the Black and Amber and Tullaroan jersey and there was a guard of honour.
Golden Jubilee Of Ordination Mass – of Laurence Canon Dunphy will be celebrated in Urlingford Church on next Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Bishop Seamus Freeman and other priests of the Diocese and neighbouring Diocese will concelebrate at the Mass. All parishioners are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Hall, again all are welcome. Anyone wishing to donate sandwiches and cakes, please leave them in at the Community Hall between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th.
Eucharistic Congress 2012 – In preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Dublin from June 10th to 17th, the Diocese of Ossory, in conjunction with the St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society, is holding a traditional Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Kilkenny City on Sunday, June 19th. Bishop Freeman will carry the Blessed Sacrament in procession from St. John’s Church at 2 p.m. and proceed to St. Mary’s Cathedral for solemn Benediction. The four city parishes will organise ‘Prayer Stations’ at Canal Square. The Parade and the Tholstel with choirs from St Mary’s Cathedral, St John’s Parish, St Canice’s Parish, along with the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir and the Kilkenny Gospel Choir providing the sacred music. Parishioners from all over the Diocese of Ossory are encouraged to attend the celebration. In the traditional manner a special place will be given to this year’s First Holy Communicants who are invited to wear their Holy Communion outfits. Altar servers from parishes throughout the diocese are invited to process in their parish vestments. All are asked to assemble at St John’s Church in time for a 2 p.m. start.
Show – The Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co. Ltd, Rathdowney held a meeting on Tuesday, May 10th at the Rathdowney Golf Club. The show chairman, Peter Ging welcomed everyone to the meeting. Show secretary Catherine Fitzgerald read out the minutes from the last meeting. They were signed and seconded . There was a good attendance and lots was discussed for the coming show. 2011 Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co. Ltd presents it’s Annual Laois Co Show affiliated ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 24th at the showgrounds at Coolfin Cross on Rathdowney Road. It will be sign-posted on Show Day. Classes: Sheep, horses, cattle, poultry, eggs, jams, baking, crafts, knitting, sewing, vegetables, flowers, photography, junior classes, most suitable dressed lady and gentleman on Show Day, little Miss Ossory, most suitably dressed boy on Show Day, dog shows, music on show day. There is lots more for everyone. For further details contact Show Secretary: Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Rd, Rathdowney, Co Laois (087) 9975902, fax (0505) 48939, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.ossory.ie or Peter Ging, Chairman (086) 2394573 or Show Treasurer Irene Newman (086) 8402125. Other business: Vote of sympathy to the following: Kitty Gannon, Publican, Galmoy; Mary Ann Brown, Crosspatrick on the death of her mother G. Fitzgerald; Liam Walsh on the death of his brother Donald and the Stanley family on the death of their mother; Southeren family, Grogan, Errill on the death of their mother; Tom Barber, Knockfin on the death of his aunt Mrs Lennon and all those who lost someone since the last meeting. The meeting ended.