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President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, meeting the locals outside Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Duibhne, which he visited on Friday. Photo by Declan Malone

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, meeting the locals outside Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Duibhne, which he visited on Friday. Photo by Declan Malone

President Michael D Higgins signing his book 'Reclaiming the European Street' for Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin in the Skellig Hotel on Friday night, where the President was the highlight speaker of the Dingle Literary Festival. Photo by Declan Malone

President Michael D Higgins signing his book 'Reclaiming the European Street' for Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin in the Skellig Hotel on Friday night, where the President was the highlight speaker of the Dingle Literary Festival. Photo by Declan Malone

Skellilg Hotel Sales and Marketing Manager Miriam Ferriter with Sabina Higgins in the Skellig Hotel where President Michael D Higgins discussed his most recent publication 'Reclaiming the European Street' with Seán Mac a' tSíthigh as part of the Dingle Literary Festival. Photo by Declan Malone

Skellilg Hotel Sales and Marketing Manager Miriam Ferriter with Sabina Higgins in the Skellig Hotel where President Michael D Higgins discussed his most recent publication 'Reclaiming the European Street' with Seán Mac a' tSíthigh as part of the Dingle Literary Festival. Photo by Declan Malone

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President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, meeting the locals outside Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Duibhne, which he visited on Friday. Photo by Declan Malone

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SCARTAGLEN

Mass for Holy Souls

There will be mass for the Holy Souls in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Scartaglen on this Wednesday night November 24 at 7pm. On this Friday night November 26 there will be mass in Castleisland Parish Church for all those who died in the parish from November 1 2020 to October 31 2021.

Sunday night dancing

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Dermot and Irene Ring will provide the music for the Sunday Night Dance in Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Sunday night next November 28. Admission is €10. Dancing from 9pm 11.30pm with a free draw with door ticket.

Christmas Cards

Kerry Hospice Christmas Cards are now on sale and can be obtained from any branch of Kerry Hospice around the county and they are also available from selected shops county wide.

Confirmation talk

Those intending to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next year may be interested to learn that there will be a Confirmation Talk by Dr. Patricia Kieran on Tuesday November 30 at 7pm, via Zoom. To register for the Confirmation Webinar, please log onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

U15 football

Congrats to the Castleisland District U15 team which won the County Football Championship Shield Final when defeating St. Brendan’s 2-16 to 2-8 at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday November 14. Congrats in particular to the 4 Scartaglen boys on the team: Cillian Reidy, Luke McShane, Jack O Donoghue and Michael Horan who did their parish and club proud on the day with Cillian captaining the team. Well done lads. Mid Kerry won the Cup Final when defeating Tralee District 5-4 to 0-12 and the victorious captain there was Eoin O Connell, whose father Seamus comes from Knockeenahone, so a great day for Scartaglen.

Greyhound racing

There were two Scartaglen winners at The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee on Tuesday night November 16th at the SIS Meeting. “Scart Bullet” won for Brendan O Mahony of Knockeenahone in a time of 28.93 and “Pallatine Syd” triumphed in an impressive 28.48 for Stuart Welford of Mount and trainer John P O Sullivan of Knockrour.

Words of wisdom

‘‘When the face is happy, even the wrinkles smile!’’

TARBERT

Contact

Email tarbertnews@outlook.com or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068/ 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.

Deaths

The death took place of Simon Michael O’Connor of Ruislip, Middlesex, England and Boolard, Newtownshandrum, County Cork. Simon, aged 64, died suddenly and unexpectedly on 14 November last in England. He was married to Amalia and they had two children. Funeral arrangements will take place at a later date in England. Sympathy of the community to his wife Amalia and her two children, to his mother Margie in Newtownshandrum, to his sister Juliette in Charleville, to his uncles Liam, ex MCC in Ballylongford, Vincent in Ballybunion and to his aunt Juliette in Dublin. Simon was predeceased by his father John, brothers Vincent and Kevin all buried in Kilnaughtin cemetery, Tarbert.

Sympathy also to Anne Kiely, Tieraclea, Tarbert on the recent death of her sister, Sr Dolores O’Carroll formerly of Lixnaw who died unexpectedly at the Sisters of Mercy residence, Arus Mhuire, Clonakilty. Sr Dolores died on Wednesday 10 November and following her Requiem Mass on Saturday 13 November in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty she was buried in St Mary’s Cemetery, Clonakilty. Beannacht Dé le h-anamacha na marbh go léir.

Remembrance Mass

The annual Remembrance Mass for all who have died during the year will be celebrated on Friday next, 26 November in St Mary’s Church, Tarbert. Last week the Bereavement Support group published the names of some 30 parishioners who died in the parish and elsewhere between 1 December and 11 November 2021. This year due to Covid 19 there is no Remembrance Tree in the sanctuary but you can submit the names of those you want remembered and include in the box on the steps of the sanctuary. You can also visit the graveyards in the parish and pray for the souls of the faithful departed. The Remembrance Mass will be live streamed on www.stmarystarbert.com

Post Office

‘Greetings from Tarbert,’ Christmas Cards and Christmas stamp booklets are now available at Tarbert Post Office. The Santa post box is also open and children will receive a postal reply from Santa Claus during Christmas week.

Ard Cúram Listowel

Kitty McElligott advises that the new Dementia Day Care Centre, the Fuchsia Centre is now open in Listowel.

The Centre provides a Day Care Service for Older People on three days per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A freshly cooked lunch is available and activities are also provided and transport is available on the Local Link Kerry bus.

To help defray costs a Flag Day for which a permit has been granted will be take place in Listowel on Friday 3 December and your help and support would be appreciated.

Local improvements

Following long time representations by Tarbert Development Association, the stretch of footpath extending from beyond the Bridewell to the first bend on the Island road has been renewed in reinforced concrete by the Highway Maintenance Section of Kerry County Council. A bicycle stand on a concrete base has also been installed at the old Pier. These are welcome improvements, thanks to all concerned and keep up the good work.

Cúrsaí cúrsála

Tuairisc ó Thomás: The long trip to County Wexford paid dividends for James and Shane Lavery, when their greyhound ‘Please Laura’ won her ticket to Clonmel at Enniscorthy. ‘Please Laura’ is bred by Jimmy Sweeney of Tarmons and is trained by Johnny Mulcahy in Tipperary. Her full sister previously qualified for Jimmy in Listowel.

TEMPLEGLANTINE

Tidy Towns

Congratulations to Templeglantine on coming second in Category A in this year’s Tidy Towns competition. We scored a creditable 317 points which was an increase of 6 points on our previous score. Congratulations to Ardpatrick who came first again this year. The drive from one parish boundary line through to the other is spectacular at the moment as the autumnal colours on the trees and hedges are at their best. The hedges and roadsides have all been trimmed, giving the area a well-kept appearance. Unfortunately, a lot of roadside rubbish has been exposed. It would make a great difference if locals would do a mini clean up near their residences. Templeglantine was very well presented in Nationwide recently and residents were justifiably proud of it. Let’s hope we can look forward to bigger and better things next year with continued support from within the community.

Christmas lights

The official opening of Noonan’s Christmas Lights display in aid of charities took place on Sunday evening last, November 21 at the Noonan homestead, Tullig North. It will have many visitors between now and switch-off time in the New Year and a number of charities will benefit from the donations.

Cúrsaí eaglaise

Weekday Mass times: Tuesday at 10am in Templeglantine, Thursday 10am Mountcollins, Friday at 10am Tournafulla. Eucharistic Adoration including rosary every Thursday from 5pm-6pm in Templeglantine Church. Weekend Mass times: Saturday at 6pm at Templeglantine, Saturday at 7:30pm Tournafulla, Sunday at 11am Mountcollins. The following whose anniversaries occur around these times were remembered in last Saturday evening’s mass, Philomena Curtin (Devon Road), Ann Costello (nee McNamara) Ballybunion & Tullig South, Maureen Murphy (Glenshesk), Joan Gallagher (nee Kelly) Tullig South, Johnny (Bill) Sexton (Inchebawn). Also remember in the prayers was Julie Mary O’Sullivan (mother of Eileen Lane, Church Rd) who died on Friday last. Suaimhneas síoraí tabhair dóibh a Thiarna.

Comhbhrón

The death occurred at St Catherin’s Nursing Home on Wednesday, November 17 of former parishioner Breda Shine née Sexton. Breda, who was wife of the late Murt Shine, Bóthar Buí. Newcastle West, was third in a family of nine born to Jack Bill Sexton and his wife Johanna King, Inse Bán. She had reached the very fine age of ninety seven. After mass on Saturday last she was laid to rest in Churchtown Cemetery. She is survived by her son John, daughter in law Helen, three grandchildren, her sister Nora Mary (Sr Philomena) and cousins. Beannacht Dé ar a hanam.

Condolences to Eileen Lane and family, Church Road, on the death of her mother, Julia Mary O’Sullivan, Millstreet, on Friday last, November 19. The requiem Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Comhaltas

Now that the AGM of the local craobh has taken place membership is being put in order for forwarding to Co Board. Any others who would like to join for the coming year are asked to do so as soon as possible.

Nationwide

The recent RTE1 Nationwide programme featuring the Limerick Greenway brought home to us the wonderful amenity we now have in West Limerick and the debt of gratitude we owe to the group of people who many years ago had the foresight and determination to ensure that this amenity would be available for this and future generations. The Nationwide programme was very well presented and gave us a snapshot of what the visitor as well as the local can enjoy in Rathkeale, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Barnagh, Templeglantine and Abbeyfeale. Olive Sheehan spoke eloquently at the Barnagh Hub as did parish sacristan, Noreen Fitzgerald, at Templeglantine while local musicians provided some entertainment at Halla Inse Bhán. Clár teilifíse den scoth a bhí ann agus bhí sé thar a bheith suimiúil.

By-passes

The publication last week of the preferred by-pass routes for Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West was a topic of interest for many locals, they being the main shopping towns for parishioners. It is proposed that the by-pass of Abbeyfeale will be on the southern side and will commence approximately two kilometres west of Devon Road Cross and will emerge close to Feale’s Bridge. The Newcastle West by-pass will be on the northern side of the town commencing about three kilometres out on the Rathkeale side and will join the existing N21 around half-way between the Killarney Pole and Garryduff Cross. It is likely that it will be a few more years before work commences on these two projects but when completed will help to relieve traffic congestion and make visiting the towns a more pleasant experience.


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