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Weekly News Roundup - Friday 31 Jan 2014


On 13th January 2014 Tinryland ICA reached the 65th Anniversary of their founding in 1949. In that year two local ladies the late Betty Cole and the late Maud Dowling came together to commence what was to be the foundation of an association which was to last the test of time culminating in the event which was celebrated on Monday last. Ideas were exchanged as to the best way of marking this unique Anniversary until a suggestion was made that a tree, already planted in the amenity Park, should be sponsored and a plaque inscribed with the words “TO COMMEMORATE THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF TINRYLAND ICA ON 13TH JANUARY 1949. ERECTED BY GUILD MEMBERS ON 13TH JANUARY 2014” be placed at the foot of the tree.
Fr. Thomas Little officiated at the simple ceremony with words and prayers fitting for the occasion followed by two Guild Members, Valerie James and Lorna Collier who contributed meaningful prayers which included the 3 members who died in the last 5 years, namely Rita Hayes, Noleen O’Connor and Mary Moore. The ceremony was attended by 22 of the Guild Members with apologies from those members who were unable to attend for personal and health reasons. A light lunch was served in the Parish Hall during which our Guild President, Nuala Phelan gave a simple resume of the Guild origins and the milestones reached and celebrated since then.
The Guild meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30 in the New Parish Hall, Tinryland. Guest Speakers are invited from craft, beauty, legal, and local history to name but a few of the topics requested by the members and which are delivered as far as possible during the year. Summer Outings, Shows, Christmas Dinners, walks in interesting parts of the locality along with the visiting of Country Houses and Gardens are among the activities which the Guild organise and share with friends who are eager to join in whatever is Seasonally available. New Members are always welcome and to our delight this hand of friendship was extended to 5 new members in the past 2 years. Hopefully this will continue which was the hope and dream of the founder members when they held their first meeting in the same Hall and on the same date, January 13th, back in 1949.
Mrs. Kathleen Costello

There was great sadness in the area on the death on Wednesday January 8th in St.Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny of Mrs. Kathleen Costello (nee Kavanagh) of Rathcrogue.

Born in 1925, and a native of Castletown, daughter of Morgan and Kate, and was a member of a family of five brothers. Following her marriage to her husband Patrick, Kathleen raised a large family of 15 children, Tom, Patricia, Bernadette, Marian, Morgan, Lazerian, Kevin, Patrick, Breda, Noleen, Gerard, Pauline, Angela, Damien and Nicholas.

Kathleen lived a life that was challenging but rewarding as she overcame the numerous trials that made her a stronger person. Her love for her family was the fuel that energised her. That love was extended to the wider community during her weekly shopping ,her attendance at Mass and devotions and her care for her mother and her brothers. As a young woman she played camogie and retained a love of all sports for the rest of her life. Books catalogues magazines and newspapers were all read with the same attentiveness.

From her limited resources she gave willingly and didn't count the cost. Kathleen was like Jesus's friends, Martha and Mary, she was a busy mother but she also made time to talk and listen.

Predeceased by her husband Patrick, Kathleen will be sadly missed by her sons, daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Remains were removed from her home on Friday January 10th to St. Joseph's Church for 7pm Mass.

Her funeral Mass was con-celebrated on Saturday January 11th in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland by Fr. Thomas Little PP. Fr. Tom O'Mahony, Screen, Fr. Brendan Howard, Ballon, and Fr. Martin Delaney, Rathdowney. Fr Liam Morgan officiated at the Reception of the Remains. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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