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Weekly News Roundup - Monday 6 Jun 2005

Mrs. Lil O’Neill

The death occurred in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Wednesday May 25th of Lil O’Neill (nee Broderick) of Staplestown. Lil, who was 79, had been unwell for some years. A native of Ballycrogue, she was a totally committed parishioner and lived for all things Tinryland. She was a prominent and founder member of the local Senior Citizens Committee and was also on the first Parish Council and very involved in the GAA Social Club. Lil was an active member of Tinryland AC and was described by Fr. John McEvoy PP as a kind neighbour who was always willing to lend a hand. In the Glenfesk area of Kerry where her daughter Geraldine resides, Lil made many new acquaintances and travelled to Lourdes on two pilgrimages with people from that area and had also travelled there twice with the Tinryland group of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society. Despite her poor health in recent years, she never complained and lived for her family, friends and parishioners right up to the moment of her death. She will be sadly missed by her sons Henry (Staplestown), Michael (Ballycrogue), daughters Brigid (Rossmore), Bernadette (Dublin), Pauline (Rathoe), Margaret (Staplestown), Mary (Paulstown), Geraldine (Glenfesk, Kerry) and Clare (Dublin), sister Brid (Athy), brothers Noel (Tinryland), Vincent (Carlow) and Des (Ballycrogue), sons in law, daughters in law, 11 grandchildren including the recently born Lil O’Neill (Staplestown), brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from her residence on Friday to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Funeral took place after 12o’c Mass on Saturday in the adjoining cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband Har in 1986, sister Maire Whelan and brothers George, Brendan, Leo and PA.

Recent Weddings

Congratulations to the following who were married in St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland: Linda Hosey, Quinagh and Kevin Fennelly, Bennekerry who were married recently and to Naomi Codd, Kyleballyhue and Paul Finn, Knocknagee who were married on Friday last.

Cemetery Mass

The Annual Cemetery Mass in Tinryland will be celebrated on Friday July 8th at 8 pm. All graves should be attended to over the coming weeks.


The St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 25th. The bus will leave Tinryland at around 7.45 am and the cost per place is 15 Euro. Bookings and payments should be made by June 12th to Josie Kelly, Linkardstown at 087-8324656.

Carlow Womens Aid

Carlow Womens Aid provides an information, support and counselling service for women who are experiencing or have experienced violence in the home. Freephone 1800 444 944.

ICA Annual Outing

The Tinryland ICA Annual Outing takes place on June 15th visiting Airfield House and Gardens, Dundrum and also Dundrum Shopping Centre. This will be followed later by an evening meal in the Priory, Kilgowan. Non-members are very welcome.
Enquiries from Frances at 9142073, Freda at 9146539 or Denise at 9140462.

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