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Michael Daffy, RIP.

August 15, 2017


This coming weekend, 19/20th, the Irish Wheelchair Association collection will be taking place at both Masses.   Please support if you can.


​Our sympathies to the family of Michael Daffy, Knockfierna, who passed away peacefully at UHL on 8th August.   Very deeply regretted by his wife Eileen , daughters Joanne, Anne-Marie, sons John, Thomas, Michael, Owen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister Mary (Quaid), brother-in-law Mike, sisters-in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends.  

Michael was quietly involved in many parish activities and helped wherever he could e.g. Macra Na Feirme, Church Renovation Fund, Water Group, Granagh Hall and the 45 Card Drive.   A very large crowd attended the funeral and as we made our way home, there was a Dairygold truck  patiently waiting for the cars to disperse, before passing through.   Ar dheis lamh Dé go raibh a anam dilís.


Lotto Results:      No Winner.   Winning Numbers  11. 12. 17. 21.   Jackpot €6,450.

Lucky dips:    

​Kay Sheehy.   John Scanlon, c/o The Rock Bar.   Olivia Bennett.​


​Lotto Result:   No Winner.   Winning Numbers 8. 10. 11. 24.  Jackpot €6,400.

Lucky Dips:   Rena O'Brien.   Kieran Hedderman.   Tom O'Regan.  ​

​Thank you for your support.​   Tickets can be purchased from O'Gorman's shop,

​The Rock Bar and Hickey's Bar Croom.


We send our congratulations down under to Fergal and Jacqui Noonan on the birth of their first baby - a son, Thomas, who was born on 2nd August weighing in at 8lbs 2oz.   Number four grandchild for Tom & Marian.



Congratulations to Joan Brosnan who celebrated her 60th at The Rock Bar, last weekend.   Her brother and nephew arrived beforehand as a wonderful surprise.
Joan and Neilly were also celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary on 10th August.



Taking place this year from 19th to the 27th August.  Lots of events happening countrywide, walks, museum tours, workshops, kayaking tours and demos.  To check on local events, see  www.heritage.ie


Mass went ahead in the graveyard as planned, rain clouds hovered but it held off.  Our sacristan Kathleen, had a busy week but had everything under control.  The Masses in Shanavotha and Kilmacow will be held at a later date.



First Holy Communion:

All materials for the ‘Do This in Memory’ Programme May '18, need to be sourced and ready for distribution at the meeting of the first week of September.  Therefore, we need all families, who wish their children included in next year’s First Holy Communion Programme, to have their completed Application Forms returned by this coming weekend.   Please don’t miss out on the closing date as it would mean you would have to source these materials yourself and this is difficult as they are only sold in bulk.



Wed 16th:          Newcastle West Flower Show.

Friday 18th:-     'Fred & Alice'.  Friars Gate, 8pm.  Booking 063-98727.

Sunday 20th:-    Greybridge Harvest Fair.

Wed 23rd:-        'Loving'  Film at Friars Gate at 8pm.

Sun 27th:-          Milford Harvest Fair in U.L. and  Limerick Show.


​                           Granagh Pebbles/Montessori Open Day, 11am - 12pm.​

​                           Creative Writing @ Musica Fusion Open Day, 2pm. ​



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