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W/E 17/03/2019

posted Mar 13, 2019, 3:54 AM by John O'Sullivan
Apostolic Works Display.
The local branch of Apostolic Works Society held its annual display in Ruan Community Centre on Saturday night and Sunday last. The work shown by the members included Priests vestments which had been embroidered and sewn, rosary beads, vessels which have been donated by members of the community and items for sale in crochet and knitting. Hanging baskets and plants were also on sale. Refreshments were served and people enjoyed the get-together over a cuppa. On Sunday,  Bishop Fintan Monahan attended and people were delighted to meet him. 
Great credit is due to all who use their talents to help the Missions, and those who help out on the day, providing food and serving it and in the many other ways which made the dIsplay such a success.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place, in Cahercalla Hospital, of Brendan McMahon, Knockreagh, Dysart.  Brendan, as many of his generation, travelled to England for work in his younger days. He worked on the railways there until he returned to run the family farm.   Two of the main characteristics mentioned over the days of his funeral were his kindness and generosity. He had a great rapport with his nephews and nieces, and shared a great love of traditional music with them,  he played the flute and was well known in Corofin where he could often be found playing a few tunes.
Brendan’s remains reposed in St. Tola’s Church, Dysart and at his requiem mass on Thursday last, his family participated fully, in readings, Prayers of the Faithful, Offertory Gifts, and his nephew and two grand nieces provided beautiful music throughout the ceremony. He was laid to rest in Dysart Graveyard, where a musical tribute was also played at his graveside. 
Brendan is survived by his sisters Sarah O’Halloran, Bridie Byrnes, Nonie Wallace and Mai Rynne, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbors and friends.