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Weekly News Roundup - Thursday 30 Sep 2004

Mr. Dan Curran

The sudden death of Dan Curran, Linkardstown on Thursday morning last stunned his family, neighbours and many friends. Dan, who was aged 62 years, was due to begin his 26th year in Irish Sugar on Monday next and was in good health. After leaving school, he worked with local farmer Paddy Regan for 23 years before joining Irish Sugar. He was described by celebrant Fr. John McEvoy in his homily as a man with a big heart who with his late wife Cecilia welcomed all to his home. He played football with Nurney in his youth and followed their fortunes until their decline in recent years. The untimely death of his wife Cecilia in 1999 devastated Dan as they were a united couple. He enjoyed a few pints with his friends in Nancy Whiskeys and Carpenters. The large congregation that attended the removal of his remains and burial mass was testament to his popularity. He is survived by his sons Danny (Castledermot) and Ollie (Linkardstown), daughters Judy (Cork), Kathleen (Lime Trees, Tinryland), Cecilia (Carlow) and Antoinette (Linkardstown), brothers Eamonn and Anthony (Linkardstown), Pat (Tinryland), Donie (Carlow), sisters Ann Proctor (Tinryland), Kathleen Quinn (Borris), Nancy Jeffers (Augha, Nurney), aunt Kit Daly (Castlecomer), sons in law, daughter in law, sisters in law, brothers in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Remains were removed from his residence on Friday to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland for 7.30 pm Mass. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery on Saturday after Requiem Mass.
As a mark of respect, Tinryland AC postponed its league race due to be held on Friday last.

Communion Meeting

Parents and guardians of children in 2nd class in Tinryland NS are invited to attend a meeting in the school on Thursday September 30th at 8 pm. The programme for First Communion will be explained at this meeting.

PTAA Dinner Dance

The Annual Dinner Dance for the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association (Carlow Region) will be held in the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow on Friday October 8th. Tickets are priced at 22 Euro and are available from committee members. For further information contact Josie Kelly or Tina Broderick. Non-pioneers are also welcome to attend.

ICA Trip

Tinryland ICA are running a bus to the matinee performance of Mamma Mia at the Point Theatre on Wednesday October 13th. Seats are still available. For further information contact 9142073, 9143844 or 9140462.

Churchgate Collection

There will be a Churchgate collection in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland on Sunday October 2nd and 3rd. All support would be greatly appreciated.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

The monthly meeting of the Tinryland Parish Branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society takes place on Friday next, October 1st in the Parochial House at 8.30 pm.

ICA Meeting

The monthly meeting of Tinryland ICA takes place on Wednesday September 29th in Tinryland GAA Centre, Rathcrogue at 8 pm. A guest speaker will talk about gardening.

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