Thursday 18 January 2018


WEDDING BELLS The wedding of Sean Gaynor, son of Des and Maureen Gaynor, Kilruane, and Pamela Brereton, daughter of Tom and Patsy Brereton, Shinrone, took place in St. Marys church, Shinrone, on 20th of August last. Sean and Pamela were attended by Matron of Honour, Angela Lynskey and Bestman, Michael Gaynor. The Bridesmaids were Orla Doheny and Teresa Grimes. The Groomsmen were Tomm


A First Aid Course will take place in Ardcroney Hall on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. All welcome to come along.


The October meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th at 8.00pm in the Methodist Hall. Our guest, Geraldine Daly will speak on Winter Blooms.

Please note that Craft Classes are continuing in the Methodist Hall on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm.


Ernest Walton received the Nobel prize for physics in 1951 for his work on splitting lithium atoms, under taken at Cavendish Laborotory, Cambridge, England. After succeeding with this remarkable achievement, he returned to Trinity College, Dublin, where he headed the university’s physics department for the next 40 years. What has all of this got to do with Cloughjordan ?, you might ask. Well, Ernest is the son of a Methodist Minister who came from Cloughjordan. His father lived in the premises where the Centra Supermarket, owned by John Armitage is now located. Ernest visited Cloughjordan in 1975 when he was a guest of the Methodist Church. He was a modest man and his children would say that he didn’t talk much about his experiments, and for this reason his amazing feat did not get into the headlines. However, this year, eight years after his death, a 57 cent stamp was released in his honour and the Methodist College, Belfast, where Ernest Walton attended, held two days of events last Saturday and Sunday to mark his ground-breaking work. Trinity College, Dublin is also planning an event for later this month. Walton has four children, three of whom are physics graduates and one a biology graduate all of whom are very proud of their father’s accomplishments. Cloughjordan can boast that the very first person in the world to split an atom was the son of it’s very own Methodist Minister.


Congratulations to Tom and Anne Holland, Ashley Park, Ardcroney, who recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary. The happy occasion was marked with a party with family and friends at the Western Pass.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Bridie Darcy and family, Ardcroney, on the death of Bridie’s nephew Edward Coughlan, Gurteen, Rathcabbin.

Sincere sympathy is also extended to Eileen Harty and family, Main Street, Cloughjordan, on the death of

her cousin Bernard Doyle, Dunkerrin. May they rest in peace.


The following is the result of the Progressive 45 Drive played in Ardcroney on Friday night last, 3rd October. Tops: (shared) N. Mulcahy & M. Guilfoyle and M. Cusack & E. Cleary. 2nd: M. Brennan & B. Darcy. First 6: P. Ryan & M. Burke. Last 6: I. Jackson & U.Mulcahy. Raffle Winners: 1st : U. Mulcahy. 2nd: M. Guilfoyle.

And from Cloughjordan, Progressive 45, played last Wednesday night, 1st October. Tops: J. Carey & P. Hennelly. 2nd: D. Darcy & S. Killackey. First 6: L. Murphy & K. Rohan. Last 6: P. Ryan & T. O’Connor. Last Game: E. Cleary & D. Gaynor. Raffle Winners: 1st: P. Byrne. 2nd: N. Mulcahy. 3rd: D. Darcy.


The death has taken place of Rita Quirke (nee Tierney), Rathnaleen, Nenagh, formerly Main Street, Cloughjordan. Deepest sympathy to her sisters, Bernie, M.B. and Nora, brothers Vincent and Liam and brothers in law, and relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


Kilruane McDonagh G.A.A. club, in conjunction with the park committee and the camogie club are holding a ‘race night’ in Thurles Greyhound stadium on Saturday 18th October. There will be ten races, all sponsored by local business people and club supporters, who will present the prizes to the winning owners. Arrangements are in hand to charter buses from Ardcroney, Kilruane and Cloughjordan. Intending passengers are asked to book their seats locally beforehand. This promises to be a very enjoyable social occasion with musical entertainment provided and should attract a large attendance. Cost of bus a5. Contact any committee member of the G.A.A. organisations above, or eave your name with any of the local publicans.


Congratulations to the Tipperary camogie team on their recent victory in the All-Ireland senior camogie final in Croke Park, a marvellous achievement in annexing their fourth senior title in five years. The parish is proud of the part played by Ciara Gaynor, daughter of Len and Eileen Gaynor, Kilruane, who starred at centre back in the game, and who has played a prominent role in all of the teams success.

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