W/E 13/12/2020

posted Dec 8, 2020, 1:50 PM by John O'Sullivan
Meitheal’s Merry Mission.
Local University of Limerick Student, Padraig Casey from Drumeer, Ruan and Scott O’Donovan, Dysart, a student in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, are members of Meitheal, which is a youth leadership programme under the guidance of the Diocese of Killaloe, where college leaders train Transition Year students in secondary school to become leaders in their own schools and communities. Usually this would entail taking part in a week of activities and challenges, however, because of the restrictions due to COVID-19, this will not be possible this January.
The team has now decided, in the spirit of Meitheal, this Christmas, to create a week of activities and challenges online, with all the proceeds going to Clare Haven Services and Happy Feet Happy Mind. Dubbed ‘Meitheal’s Merry Mission’ activities range from sports challenges to music sessions from leaders, with prizes also to be won. 
The events may be followed on Instagram and Facebook @ meithealmerrymission, and the team is looking forward to the support of the community.

Recent Deaths.
The death has taken place, suddenly, of Josephine McGrath (née Cowan) of Dysart and French Court, Ennis and formerly of Tynagh, Portumna, Co. Galway. Josephine was predeceased by her daughter, Miriam Woodford. 
Josephine’s  funeral mass was celebrated in St.Tola’s Church, Dysart and she was laid to rest in Laghtagoona Cemetery, Corofin. 
She is survived by her husband Tom, son Adrian, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

The death has taken place, at his home, of Charlie Kenny, Aughrim Kelly, Ruan and formerly of Carmody Street, Ennis. Charlie was a very well known and respected Veterinarian Surgeon, who operated from his Clinic in Carmody Street. His empathy with animals, big and small, has widely been commented on and he has made many friends through the business. He was esteemed by his colleagues with whom he worked for over forty years in his career.
Charlie’s close friend Fr. Pat O’Neill celebrated his requiem mass, where he described Charlie and himself as being like brothers- they shared a love of vintage motorbikes and tractors and attended many Rallys over the years, a passion Charlie’s wife, Lottie, also shared. He described Charlie as a true gentleman, coming from a long tradition faithful to the church. He said he was a vet who loved animals and loved his own place, keeping it well. One of the memories Fr. Pat shared was how the ruins of an old church was found on their land in Aughrim Kelly, which Charlie, his family and friends preserved, and how on Easter Sunday morning a few years ago the Dawn Mass was celebrated there.
He said Charlie had travelled the world and was widely read and was known for his integrity and honesty.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Lottie, sons Eoin and Aidan, brother Rory, sister Geraldine, brother in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours. Following requiem Mass Charlie was laid to rest in Drumcliffe Graveyard.