Two-Mile-Borris / Moycarkey / Littleton

Concert - The Makem & Clancy Brothers Tribute band will perform a Concert in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Saturday, April 20th at 7.30pm.

Concert - The Makem & Clancy Brothers Tribute band will perform a Concert in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Saturday, April 20th at 7.30pm.

Tickets costing €12 can be had from Mary Leahy (087) 7921784 or the usual outlets in Littleton, Two-Mile-Borris and Horse & Jockey. All proceeds go to the building of the new Community & Sports Centre in Littleton. The Littleton Development Association wishes to thank all those who attended their recent Progressive 25 in the Muintir Na Tire Hall, Littleton.

Community Alert - The Moycarkey, Littleton, Two-Mile-Borris Community Alert group will be having a meeting on Tuesday, 7th May at 8pm in Two-Mile-Borris Hall. All are welcome. The Co-Op in Littleton has application forms for the Community Text Alert pilot scheme to be collected or dropped off when completed. Members of the group will still be calling door to door as well.

Information Sought - On John Ryan, born Two-Mile-Borris 1784 and served as Bishop of Limerick from 1828 – 1864, he also served as parish priest of Mullinahone and Doon. Any details on townsland were he was born and if he has any relatives presently living in the area would be appreciated. Such can be sent to (087) 2982012.

Confirmation Day - Congratulations to the 47 young people who received the sacrament of Confirmation on last Friday. Sincere thanks to all who helped with the celebration and the preparations.

Sacristan’s Collection - The annual collection for the Church Sacristans will be held at the Masses next weekend for Moycarkey and Two-Mile-Borris. Please use one of the envelopes you received. Extra envelopes available in the Church porch. Please show your appreciation for all the work the Sacristans do throughout the year, caring for the Churches, and preparing them for the Masses and the various ceremonies. Please give generously.

Eucharistic Adoration - Pilgrimage to Knock to celebrate the Year of Faith on next this Saturday, 20th April. Bus leaves LIDL Car Park, Thurles at 8am. Contact Clare (085) 1532258 or Marie (087) 4194538.

Death of Mick O’Connell - The death occurred of Michael (Mick) O’Connell, 5 Desmond Terrace, Kickham Street, Thurles and formerly of Garrenroe at the Community Hospital of the Assumption on 9th April. The late Mick was well known in the area and a keen horse racing pundit and had a great love of Gaelic Games and was a keen analyst of the sport. He was a regular race goer and an annual visitor to the Cheltenham Race Festival. He also liked the game of cards be it “25” or whist and was an attendee at many local venues. In his younger days he was an athlete of note and began his athletic career with Moyne A.C. and later competed with Coolcroo A.C. in all grades up to senior level. In the early 1960’s he emigrated to England and on his return took up employment with the Sugar Factory in Thurles where he remained until his retirement. The obsequies were attended by many of his friends, neighbours, workmates and from the athletic world. He is regretted by his sisters, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and many neighbours and friends. Following Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles burial took place in St. Patrick’s cemetery. May he rest in Peace.

The Late Kathleen Gough - The death has taken place on April 3rd of Kathleen Gough (nee Cummins/Slattery), Mullinahone, Cardiff and formerly of Grawn, predeceased by her husband John. Following Requiem Mass in Mullinahone Church, burial took place in Rathcormack Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir. Deeply mourned by her sons, daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces.

Recent Deaths - Maureen Herbert (nee Shanahan), Ahane, Co. Limerick, (sister of the late Anne Ryan, Two-Mile-Borris).

Joseph Ryan (Rodney), 91 Kingsland Road, Plaiston, London E13 9NT formerly Noard. Burial on Thursday, 25th April in London.

Michael Lawlor, Athnid. Burial took place in St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Saturday last, 13th April after 12.30 Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of the Assumption.

Michael Quinlan, Newmarket, England and formerly of Castletown House, Moyne.

John (Jacko) O’Meara, Two-Mile-Borris.