Around the Districts: Tarbert and Templeglantine



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The death took place of Margaret Mulvihill (née O’Connell) of Dooncaha, Tarbert. Margaret, 74, died on Tuesday November 15 at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee. Margaret was one of 7 girls and 7 boys born to Mossie and Bridie O’Connell (née Kissane) on a small property in Dooncaha. Her late father had the distinction of building his own house in difficult economic times when there was very little money or work. available.

In the 1950s and 1960s, with a talent for music, the O’Connell Ceili Band, featuring Mossie and Bridie and members of their family, performed regularly at local dance halls and crossroads stages. Margaret developed her talent for playing the accordion in these sessions. She later married her neighbor Moss Mulvihill, also from Dooncaha, and now looked after the greyhounds and calves, while Moss completed her daily rounds as the friendly local postman. In later years, her poor health overtook her and she had to resort to nursing home care. She was laid to rest at St Mary’s Funeral Home, Tarbert on Thursday 17th November. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father John O’Connor assisted by Father Philip O’Connell at St Mary’s Church, Tarbert, on Friday 18 November, following the removal of the remains from St Mary’s Funeral Home. Her granddaughter spoke of her sweetness and kindness and her love of playing cards, baking and playing the accordion. There was a great attendance both days and after the Requiem Mass she was taken to Shannon Crematorium for her cremation.

Margaret predeceased her parents Mossie and Bridie, her brothers Joe and Maurice, and her nephew John Paul. The community’s sympathy extends to her husband Moss, daughters Joan and Ann, sons-in-law Denis and Jason, brothers Richie, Michael, Jeremiah, Anthony and Patsy, sisters Mary, Nora, Breda, Joan, Kathleen and Patricia. , neighbors, family and friends.

There was also the death of Hanorah (Nancy) Fitzgibbon (née Lynch) of Main Street, Liscarrol, Mallow and earlier Chapel Street, Tarbert. Nancy, aged ninety, died at Athlunkard Nursing Home, Westbury County Clare on Wednesday 16 November. Nancy was the daughter of Thomas and Annie Lynch (née Howick) of Chapel Street, Tarbert. Her late parents had worked at Major Leslie’s Tarbert House, Thomas as a chauffeur and Annie as a cook. She emigrated to England in the late 1940s and worked in Cricklewood, where she met her husband Dan Joe Fitzgibbon of Liscarroll. Later they returned and lived in Liscarroll. She had spent the last four years as a nursing home patient. She was laid to rest at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Buttevant on Friday, November 18. The requiem mass was held on Saturday 19 November and she was then laid to rest in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant. Nancy predeceased her husband Dan Joe, her sisters Kay Sschmidt, USA, Mary Dempsey, London, Margaret O’Connor, Glin and her brother Danny, Croydon.

The community’s sympathy extends to his nephews, Tom O’Connor, Glin, Leo O’Connor, Tarbert and niece Joanne O’Connor, Killarney.

Christmas Lighting 2022

Due to the fact that the old Christmas lights have become dangerous and no longer fit for purpose, the Tarbert Development Association needs to invest in new Christmas lights this year. The new lights will be safe and energy efficient LEDs. The Association is currently running a Fundraising Sweepstakes to cover the cost of supplying and installing new lights and fixtures etc. You can help with the cost of new lights by signing up for the fundraising campaign by joining the Sweepstakes draw at Carmodys, Coolahans, the Swanky Bar, Kennellys Butchers and Brosnan’s Daybreak. You can also contact any TDA member or support them online on the TDA Facebook page: Please support this worthy cause and help light up Tarbert this Christmas. Not even close to going to chur le chéile.

Date for your diary

This Sunday, November 27, a 30-table craft fair, monster raffle, and bake sale will take place at the Tarbert Community Center from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tea, coffee and seasonal treats will be available. This is a fundraiser for new Christmas lights and admission is free.

Baking for ADD

As part of next Sunday’s Craft Fair in aid of the Tarbert New Christmas Lights Project, the Tarbert Development Association is asking people in the community to participate in Bake for TDA. Any home baking you can do, however small, will be greatly appreciated. Committee members will be at the Community Center this Saturday, November 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to gratefully accept any home baked goods you may offer. This will be a great way to help fundraise for which we thank you in advance.

Tarbert Post Office

Correos already has it in stock – Offer of Christmas Stamps in a booklet of 20 national stamps for €20. The last date for packages to be shipped to the US is December 7th. The last date for sending packages to Europe is December 13. Wide selection of mailing bags, boxes, bubble wrap, holiday cards and gift wrap now available.

Kerry Allstar

Comhghairdeas Niamh Carmody, Sallowglen, Tarbert, who won her first All Star award as a right-half forward in the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football All Stars Team of 2022. Niamh, who plays for Finuge/St Senans, was one of 5 Kerry All Stars selected in the team. Hopefully, Niamh will win the coveted All Ireland medal an bliain seo cughainn le cúnamh Dé.

walk house

A reminder that the Rambling House continues at the Community Centre, Tarbert on Saturday 26th November at 8pm. Musicians, singers, reciters and storytellers from North Kerry and West Limerick will be there that evening to provide the best of traditional entertainment with a tae agus beidh fáilte roimh gach einne coupon.

Saint John of God

Danny Finucane, on behalf of St John of God Services, Tralee would like to thank everyone who supported his recent concert at the Listowel Arms Hotel. A word of thanks to all the artists, including the Yershova sisters from the Ukraine, who participated in the evening in a very nice show that raised €3,640 for the Association. A particular word of thanks to Kitty McElligott and her daughter Annette for her help and assistance.

Tarbert stage actors

There was a full house at the Tarbert Community Center when the curtain went up on Friday night’s presentation of ‘Nobody Talks To Me,’ a two-act comedy from the pen of Tommy Marren, staged by Tarbert Theater Players. It is a work with a lot of dialogue, which made the opening scene in which ‘the happy couple’ celebrates its 40th birthday. Wedding anniversary a gem. Maggie and Mattie have not spoken to each other in over ten years, so for over 5 minutes not a word is spoken: their interaction with the boiling kettle on the kitchen stove is the only sound and communication between them.

Congratulations to the cast for an impeccable and perfect performance that earned a standing ovation from the audience. This is a performance that deserves an extended run at a later date or a larger audience at a venue like St John’s in Listowel and should be in competition at a Drama Festival. The hard-working cast included Tom Stack, Noelle McGibney, Shane Wall, Ciara Shine, Niamh Wall, Jerry O’Connell, Aine Enright, and Pádraig O’Connor. The very effective stage manager was Cormac Wall, while the excellent set was the work of PJ Normile and comhghairdeas also for the backroom helpers. Hopefully Maggie will have finished knitting a pair of woolen socks for her husband Mattie in time for Christmas.

While ‘Nobody’s Talking to Me’ was a sure cure for the blues, I’m sure everyone was talking about a great performance over three nights by the Tarbert Theater Players.

Cursai Cursala

Sean Enright’s Tracht; The Regional Courses Meeting in County Limerick was completed in unusually mild weather conditions to the delight of all in attendance. Although few from the locality attended due to other competitive sporting events at this time. John Flynn again had a winner for the second week in a row with All Glamour, who won the bitch test stake to secure a place at the national meet. Due to his outstanding performance, he will be one to watch at Clonmel, where all the local enthusiasts will be happy to cheer on Tarbert the dog. This concludes another great week of racing for the Tarbert dogs.


Christmas lights opening

The official opening of Noonan Christmas Lights for Charity took place this past Sunday night. Despite the bad weather, all those present enjoyed the occasion and the meeting with the various sports personalities present. There are expected to be many visitors to the magnificent light display over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas and for some time after Christmas. Contributions to the various beneficiary charities will be greatly appreciated.

cursai eagleise

Eucharistic Adoration takes place on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the sacristy of Templeglantine Church. All welcome. Weekday Mass at our local church is held on Tuesdays at 10am and is followed by the Rosary. Mass next Saturday afternoon at 6:00 p.m. Up-to-date information on church-related matters can be found on the Templeglantine/Tournafulla/Mountcollins Facebook page. Last Sunday was the Feast of Christ the King and next Sunday will be the 1st Sunday of Advent. Angela Delee Kiely’s Anniversary Mass, Tullig North; John Leahy, Church Road and Dan Collins, Church Road will be held next Saturday at 6pm.

nice event

The Templeglantine Community Council Céilí Fundraiser at the Devon Inn Hotel last Friday was very successful and very enjoyable with dancers from far and wide in attendance. The organizing committee would like to thank everyone who supported the event with their presence or by purchasing raffle tickets, as well as those who donated prizes. Míle buíochas do ghach éinne a chabhraigh


The organizers of the annual church door collection in aid of the Milford Hospice Care Center would like to express their deep gratitude to all who contributed last Saturday night. A total of €266.65 has been contributed. Míle buíochas.


The county finals of the Ceol an Gheimhridh competitions took place in Athea last Sunday. The number of competitors is down from previous years, but that’s not surprising as branches are still reeling from the Covid shutdown. The Munster Final of the event has been set for Brú Ború, Cashel on February 12

The Annual County Convention (County Board AGM) will take place on Wednesday evening November 30 at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, from 7:30pm. in West Limerick, you can watch it on the TG4 Player. A new series of Sunday night shows on Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy started on TG4 last Sunday at 9:30pm


Condolences to Richard Gleeson on the sad passing last Saturday of his niece Helena Hannon (née Gleeson), Lyreacrompane. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam.


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