ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP Scartaglin Active Retirement Group are taking a break for the month of August, so the usual get together on Thursday mornings will cease for the month in question.
We wish all members of the group a happy, carefree and sunny summer break. Recently the group went on their annual outing which included a visit to Ballyseedy Garden Centre, Mass at the Dominican Church in Tralee, a visit to Tralee Wetlands Centre where they had lunch and ended up with a visit to Cuan-Mhuire Day Care Centre where they enjoyed evening tea which was followed by entertainment. All in all it was a most enjoyable outing in glorious summer sunshine.
Scartaglin GAA Club's next Lotto Draw will be in Fleming's Bar on Sunday evening next August 4th when the Jackpot will be €12,800.
Ireland will be consecrated to the immaculate heart of Mary at Knock on August 15th. To mark this occasion a bus will leave from Riordans Garage Scartaglen on that morning at 7am.Bookings and enquiries to Sheila at 066 7147335, Carmel on 066 7147135 or Peggy at 066 7147435.
The death took place of Denis Martin Horan of Coolnagerragh. The late Denis is survived by his mother Maura, sisters and brothers. The burial took place in St. Johns Cemetery Castleisland on Sunday last. Another death last week was that of Patrick (Pat) O Sullivan of Knockacorrin. He is survived by his son. Burial was in Scartaglen Cemetery. May they Rest In Peace.
The August Rambling House session at the Heritage Centre Scartaglen will take place on Monday evening August 12 at the usual time. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. A very good crowd attended the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail in the centre on Thursday night last. There was wonderful talent on display and a great and most enjoyable night was had by all present. The second music trail in the Scartaglen Centre will take place on Thursday August 22 when another great nights entertainment will be in store.
VIGIL of PRAYER: Next Friday is first Friday and a vigil of prayer will commence in the Church after 7.30 pm Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 8 pm, then prayer followed by Mass at midnight. Vigil ends at 1.30 am. Tarbert is delighted to host this vigil for the next 4 first Fridays as the Church in Sneem where it usually takes place is closed for renovation.
We are hoping that families will lend a hand towards cleaning up the graves at Kilnaughtin and St. Mary's Cemetery in preparation for the Annual Mass. Your help will be much appreciated.
Mass will be celebrated at Monakyle on Thursday August 8 at 8pm and at St. Mary's Cemetery Tarbert on Friday August 9 at 7:30pm. Mass will be celebrated at Kilnaughtin Cemetery on Friday August 16 at 7:30pm.
Careful clean up work recently carried out in Dooncaha resulted in the discovery of the foundation stone of the ancient monastic and burial site known as the Monakyle. There were two separate burial sites dating back hundreds of years in the Monakyle where infants and famine victims were buried. The clean up was being carried out as preparations were being implemented for the celebration of mass at the site on Thursday August 9 at 8pm. It is hoped that a more thorough examination of the site will be undertaken in the near future when the area is made more accessible.
The Coiste na nÓg Tarbert Annual bucket collection takes place next Saturday, August bank holiday weekend. Funds are much needed to look after all the under age teams. Your support is appreciated.
This year's Cúl Camp at Tarbert pitch takes place from August 12 to August 16.
The Gathering Family Festival is almost here so let us remind family and relatives that August 9 to 18, 2013 is a great time to be in Tarbert. If you have photographs you would like to have on display at the Festival Photographic Exhibition please hand in to The Bridewell with your name on an envelope. They will be returned. The traditional Tarbert Fancy Dress takes place on Sunday August 11. Be part of the fun! Final reminder: anyone who'd like to perform at the Festival Variety Show on August 13 please hand in details at The Bridewell reception. Thank you.
Ferry Rangers Annual General Meeting (AGM ) will take place this Monday night at 9:30 pm., in Coolahan's Bar. We would like your support and are looking for new members
Parishioners were saddened to learn of the recent death of John Finucane of Piermount Tarbert. John a progressive farmer prior to retirement was a highly esteemed member of our community and had giving sterling service to various committees throughout his life. He was a thorough gentleman devoted to his wife Ann and family. We will miss him from our meetings where he served up to a few weeks prior to his passing.
John's remains were removed from his home to St. Mary's funeral home Tarbert on Saturday July 13 at 5pm and from there to St. Mary's Church Tarbert at 8pm. Requiem Mass for the repose of John's soul was concelebrated by Fr. John O'Connor, Fr. Danny Broderick and Fr. Stevie Kennelly on Sunday July 14th at 11am.
John is survived by his wife Ann, Sons: Thomas, Sean, Kevin, David, Mike and Padraig, sister Ena, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, niece, relatives, neighbours and friends to whom our most sincere sympathy is extended.
Interment took place in Killnaughtin Cemetery, Tarbert. May He Rest in Peace!
Gathering 2013 - Rathmore Walk was a great success. Thanks to the Sliabh Luachra Walking Club, Rathmore Community Council and the Pride of Place committee and everyone else who worked so hard to make this walk a great success. Thanks to I.R.D. Duhallow and Duhallow foods who supplied the refreshments after the walk in Teach Iosagain, the management of Teach Iosagain and Hickey's Centra who sponsored bottles of water to the walkers.
RATHMORE COMMUNITY COUNCIL IS GOING TO THE DOGS
A special race night will take place on Saturday October 12th at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee to help with thefundraising for development of the new Rathmore Community Playground. Community support is never found wanting in Rathmore and is wanted now more than ever to develop a badly needed community playground for our young people. We are grateful to I.R.D. Duhallow and Kerry County Council for their support. The support of businesses and community for this enjoyable community fundraising event is being called for. All assistance and help to complete this project will be gratefully accepted. The playground will be completed by December.
RECENT COMMUNITY COUNCIL ACTIVITIES
Pride of place group in conjunction with the community council did a lot of work to enhance the area and Rathmore achieved joint second place in its category in the national competition. A feasibility study was carried out in the area and the first project to be undertaken as a result of the study was the Linear Lighting along the footpath between Rathmore Village and Convent place. The lighting has proved extremely popular among the community. The next major project is the playground which is estimated to cost in the region of €130,000. This project is seventy five per cent funded by IRD Duhallow and 25% or €32,500 must be raised locally. Hence this "Night at the dogs" fundraiser. The playground which is next door to the Community Centre will be of huge benefit to the children of Rathmore and the surrounding areas.