Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 18 Aug 2004
Majella (Jell) Maher
The death took place on Thursday August 4th. at her home of Majella Kathleen Maher( nee Clarke,) Kyleballyhue after a long illness bravely borne. Jell, who was 39, was a devoted wife and mother and whose outgoing character touched the hearts of everyone she met. Testimony of her popularity was the large gathering that attended the removal of her remains and at her Requiem mass at St. Joseph’s Church Tinryland. Jell was unselfish and never complained about her illness. She spent her final days preparing presents for her family and friends, as she knew she was soon leaving them. The life and soul of any gathering, she had the bright idea of bringing forward her 40th. birthday celebrations as an excuse for a sing-song and party. Her deep faith took her to Lourdes no fewer than 12 times in the past 5 years, and when she was advised against flying, she made one trip overland. Her remains were removed from her home to St. Joseph’s Church Tinryland on Friday. Burial took place on Saturday after concelebrated mass by Rev. John McEvoy, assisted by Rev. Pierce Murphy P.P Bagenalstown, and Fr. Dalton P.P. Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny. Music was provided by Mary O’Neill and Philomena Boylan- Stewart (organists), Tommy Alcock (flute) and soloists Josie Kelly and Ellen Nolan, (Jell’s niece) who sang a beautiful rendition of her favourite song ‘Shanagolden’. After the burial there was music and song in Tinryland centre to celebrate Jell’s life and all the happy memories as she would have liked to be remembered. Jell’s family are most appreciative of the help and care she received from the Carlow-Kilkenny Home care team, and in particular to nurse Maureen O’Brien. The service provided to Jell meant that she could remain at home with her family during her final days. Jell is survived by her husband Johnny, daughter Sarah, son Killian, mother Maureen Clarke, Kyleballyhue, brothers Barney Ballintrane, Bill, Conway Park Bagenalstown, Johnny, Brownshill Ave, sisters Ber Tobin, Grangeford, Liz Codd, Kyleballyhue, Patricia Monaghan, Penrose Close, Margaret Nolan, Kyleballyhue, Joan Kavanagh, Brownshill Ave, and Brenda and Mary Clarke, Kyleballyhue, parents in law Nora and Paddy-Joe Maher, Dungarvan, nephews, nieces, cousins, and a large circle of friends.
Website Continues to Flourish
The Tinryland Parish web site is less than two months old and has already received over 1,000 hits and a large amount of positive feedback from visitors. The site contains a vast amount of news and information on Tinryland and the surrounding area and has many historical articles and photographs and also has a listing of clubs and groups in the locality. There is also a section on the site where local businesses can advertise at a low rate and a discussion forum. The site should prove to be an invaluable communication tool over the coming years for the local area. The address of the site is www.tinryland.ie and the e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes are extended to the Area 11 competitors who will compete in Mosney over the weekend. Mary Barrett of Rathcrogue will compete in the gymnastics U16 with Sarah Rennick Bennekerry in the girls U12. Mary is a former gold medalist at U12 level in this event while Sarah took gold last year at national level in the U10. In swimming Allison Hanley will compete in the U12 breaststroke. In handball U16 Area 11 will be represented in the semi finals by Shane Redmond, Colm Nolan, Brian Deane, Matthew O’Tooole and Kevin Barrett. The managers will be Christopher Clearey Michael Nolan and Anne Rennick.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Esther Farrell of Linkardstown on the death of her sister Mrs. Christina Kilduff of Fenagh who died recently.
Restoration of Church Fittings
If any parishioners would like to be involved in funding this work, their donations will be very much welcomed. Thanks to those who have already given donations for this work.