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Notes for 3rd October

Monday, October 6th, 2014
Sincere sympathy is extended to Steven Ryan and his wife Brigid of ‘King’s Yard’ Knocknagalty and to all their family on the passing of Steven’s mother, Irene, on the 23rd September. Irene, who died unexpectedly- was predeceased by her husband, Dick. She was laid to rest in Templebraden Cemetery, Co. Limerick.  May she rest in Peace.
Card Results
1ston thirteen games, Mike and Noel; 2nd on twelve games, Kitty and Mary, Jackie and Bridie. Lucky tables: Kitty and Bridie and Dermot and Jerry. Raffle: 1st, Jackie Roche; 2nd, Una McGrath; 3rd, Chris Noonan; 4th, Paddy McGrath; 5th, Seanie Crotty. The next card game meets tonight, October 2nd, at 8:30PM sharp in the school.
Contact Eileen Reilly at 0862177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8 PM on Sunday.


Skeheenarinky Flower & Vegetable Show Fundraiser

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s show a wonderful success, exhibitors, public, sponsors and hard working committee and helpers. Special thanks the the board of management of Skeheenarinky School for providing the wonderful venue.

We are running a table quiz to raise funds to purchase a marquee, on Saturday 18th October in Mulcahy’s Bar, Burncourt at 9:30pm. We will have a raffle with loads of prizes on the night. Tables of 4 are €20.

Flower & Vegetable Show

Flower & Vegetable Show

World War 1 Commemoration and a game of 45

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
World War 1 Commemoration

Congratulations to the Social and Historical Society in Cahir on their fantastic World War 1 weekend commemoration.  There was far too much going on to mention anything in great detail, but the exhibition at the Craft Granary, the talk by historian Paul Buckley, the amazing pageant on the street, the work of the committee under Chairman (and MC for the weekend) P.J. O’Meara,  The Military Display in the Community Hall with the German weaponry, uniforms, trucks etc, were all wonderful precursors to the unveiling of a plaque at Ginchy Terrace on Sunday afternoon, and the laying of a wreath at the War Memorial complete with the ever dependable Cahir Brass band.  All the events were hugely attended and the committee should take a bow for their work and for honouring the men and women of WW1.
On Saturday Night, Burncourt Drama Group and guests gave a repeat performance of their emotional presentation ‘From Tipperary to Salonika’ and they earned for themselves a standing ovation from the packed hall in Cahir Castle.  The others in the wonderfully talented group will not mind when we make particular mention in these notes of the four Skeheenarinky stalwarts – Sean and Peter Crotty, John Kearney and Michael McGrath.  They, along with the others, were in full voice on the night and very deserving of their standing ovation. It was great to see a large number of Burncourt and Skeheenarinky people in the audience at the Castle on the night.

Card Results for September 18th
!st, Dinny and Jack; 2nd (5 pairs), Jackie and Bridie, Mike and Noel, Bridie and Marie, Chris and Mary, Dermot and Mag. Lucky Tables: Ger and Harry and Mr. and Mrs. Crotty. Raffle: 1st, Tom Lonergan; 2nd, Paddy McGrath; 3rd, Bridget McGrath; 4th, Hannah Luddy; 5th, Mick Kearney. Cards meet tonight, September 25th, at 8:30PM sharp in the school.
Special thanks go to Ed O’Riordan for his WW1 Commemoration piece and to Jim Murphy for submitting the card results. Contact Eileen Reilly at 0862177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8 PM on Sunday.

September Sunshine for Skeheenarinky Flower & Vegetable Show.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Brilliant Afternoon

There was great atmosphere at Skeheenarinky’s Flower and Vegetable Show last Sunday. A brilliant display of vegetables and flower arrangements, photographs, paintings, drawings, sweets and treats, and handicrafts testified to the fine local talent in and around Skeheenarinky. With bubble making, weaving, and face painting, there was plenty of activity for the children, not to mention the number of competitions children entered themselves. The day concluded with a raffle and left many of our neighbours home with lovely prizes. Thank you to the organizers and volunteers who provided such a positive community event.


Card Results

1st, Willie and Dermot Walsh; 2nd, Tresea Carroll and Danny Sullivan; 3rd, Mick Kearney and Liam Donaghue, Hannah Flynn and Jim Murphy. Lucky tables: Patsy, Tommy, Mary, and Kitty. Raffle: 1st, Dinny Wallace; 2nd, John Goff; 3rd, Phil Walsh; 4th, Jerry Heenan. The next card game meets tonight, September 18th, at 8:30PM sharp in the school.

Contact Eileen Reilly at 0862177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8 PM on Sunday.

FlowerShow1:  John Allen receiving his trophy from Deirdre Walsh for his winning home produce.

FlowerShow2: Children’s miniature garden, winning entry.

FlowerShow3: Plenty of delicious vegetables on display.

FlowerShow4: Wonderfully scented display of flowers.

FlowerShow5: Children busy weaving.

FlowerShow6: Martina Finn & Geraldine O’ Dwyer admiring the beautiful craftsmanship of Paul Finch’s baskets.

FlowerShow7: Some serious bubbles.

Photos by Kay’s Photography

More Photos of the Show on Kay’s Photography Facebook Page

September Sunshine

September Sunshine

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Skeheenarinky Flower & Vegetable Show Next Sunday 14th September,

Monday, September 8th, 2014
Skeheenarinky Flower and Vegetable Show 2013

Skeheenarinky Flower and Vegetable Show 2013




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Skeheenarinky Vintage Club Fundraiser 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Skeheenarinky Vintage Club had a great turn out yesterday in lovely sunshine for their Annual Charity run which was in aid of Clogheen Hospital.

There was plenty of lovely treats and sandwiches with piping hot tea and coffee for the drivers and helpers served by Alice, Tina, Mary and Mags. There was no shortage of help with neighbours marshalling the traffic and making sure everyone enjoyed the day.There was some members of the Club doing the registration and some neighbours that weren’t driving on the day contributed to the fundraiser.

The Vintage cars were in pristine condition and the sunshine only added to their beauty as they lined up in the School yard.

The tractors parked in the field and  the drivers’ families waited patiently to see them off. It was quite a spectacle to see the tractors as they drove down the road, neighbouring Counties,  Limerick were flying their flag. Tipperary flags were flying in anticipation of next Sunday’s game. There was a Cork flag flying on a  Massey Ferguson  driven by Paul Dwane, Son of Donie who passed away recently and I’m sure Donie was smiling down on Paul as he drove in his memory.

A good day was had by all.

Skeheenarinky Vintage Club.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A wonderful selection of vintage cars and tractors on the road for Clogheen Hospital. Click on Skeheenarinky Vintage Club for poster and  full details or go to Skeheenarinky facebook page.


Card Results from Skeheenarinky

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

First prize with 12 games, winning €300: Seanie and Mag Crotty and second prize with 11 games, winning €130 per pair: Maureen Kenneally and Patsy and Tommy  Dwyer.

Lucky tables: Ger and Harry and Jerry and Phil.

Raffle winners: Ned Condon, Mick Aherne, Hannah and Mag.

The next card game, in aid of school funds, meets tonight, 10th July, at 8.30pm sharp in school.

Notes – contact Eileen Reilly at 086 2177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8pm on Sunday.

Skeheenarinky Notes 3rd July 2014

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Thank You
Paul, Helen, Shannon, Oisín, Darragh & Érinn Brennan would like to thank all those who travelled to Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny last weekend for the funeral of Paul’s dad, Edward (Teddy) Brennan, who passed away suddenly last Wednesday morning.
Also, to all those who sent kind and comforting messages and phone calls offering their condolences, a sincere “Thank You” to you, it was very much appreciated by us all.


Skeheenarinky National School closed out its year, true to form with fitness, by visiting UL’s sports arena. Some of the highlights this year, amidst a rigorous academic schedule, included participation in music, drama, dance, soccer lessons,  and a county hurling championship win.

Congratulations and good luck to the sixth class students who are moving onwards and upwards to their respective secondary schools. While they will be missed as a leading presence among their schoolmates, there is no doubt they will represent Skeheenarinky well in their future ventures.

Card Results

First and Second shared €270 a pair: Hannah Luddy & Breda Fox; Michael Aherne and John O’Connor. Third with pairs winning €140 each: Belina & Pascal. Lucky Tables—Dom Roche & Dermot Walsh; Willie & Mary. Raffle—1st, John Goff; 2nd, Tresea Brown; 3rd, Jackie Roche; 4th, Mick Kearney. Cards meet again tonight, 3 July, at 8:30PM sharp in the school.  

Contact Eileen Reilly at 0862177471 or with your stories from the village. Please submit your news by 8 PM on Sunday.

Dominus Vobiscum ~ A History of St Mary’s Church, Clogheen 1864 ~ 2014 book launch

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

St Mary’s Church, Clogheen celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and as part of those celebrations, a book by historian Ed O’Riordan of Skeheenarinky, titled Dominus Vobiscum ~ A History of St Mary’s Church Clogheen 1864 ~ 2014 was launched at Mass  on Saturday 14th June.

The Mass was concelebrated by several priests, Fr Pat Butler PP, Fr Dave McGuinness, Fr Gregory Power, Monsignor Michael Olden,Fr Frawley, and a native of Clogheen, Fr Michael Ryan a former priest of Clogheen was also in attendance, was Fr Knight.


The book was launched by Monsignor Olden ~ former professor of history and former president at Maynooth College. He was fulsome in his praise of the book and described it as “delightful, erudite and well produced”. In reference to the title, he said the Latin words Dominus Vobiscum (The Lord be with you) were “haunting” and would have been familiar in Catholic churches in Ireland for hundreds of years and were an important connection with those who had gone before  us”

Monsignor Olden said that the book deserved to be taken into all homes in Clogheen and Burncourt parish, where it could be read and re~read for many years to come.

The book was published by parish priest, Fr Pat Butler, as a church fundraiser, and all proceeds will go to St Mary’s. Fr Butler thanked all those who worked so hard during the week, preparing for the evening and there was plenty of evidence of their Work. The church and the grounds were magnificent, with the grounds festooned with banner and balloons. Gazebos were erected on the lawn and the ladies of the parish provided magnificent delicacies, both sweet and savoury, to go with the teas and coffees. St Mary’s organist, John Touhy, who this year celebrates twenty five years in that position, provided the liturgical music for the Mass.


St Mary’s Church Clogheen


Ed O’Riordan with Fr Pat Butler PP and Monsignor Michael Olden.


Historian Ed O’Riordan and his Wife Karol DeFalco


Cllr Martin Lonergan and Ed O’Riordan


Monsignor Michael Olden


St Mary’s Church,Clogheen


The beautifully decorated St Mary’s Church


Entrance to St Mary’s Church

Ed O’Riordan said he felt privileged to have been asked to research and write the book on St Mary’s, the church where several generations of his own family had worshipped. He provided glimpses of the book in his speech, and offered a summary of the chapters on Fr John O’Gorman PP and Fr William Shanahan, who together toiled to build St Mary’s all those years ago. He outlined Fr William Shanahan’s journey to Australia in 1857 to collect funds for the church building ~ an extraordinary undertaking 150 years ago.

The book has many fascinating stories relating to the early years of the church ~ for example, there is an account of the hundreds of soldiers and police on the streets of Clogheen in 1869 on the day that the new altar was consecrated. The authorities suggested a threat of a Fenian rising as the reason for all the soldiers and the police.

The book is available in hard ~ cover and soft ~ cover at Moroney’s shop, Clogheen and at Maureen Creed’s in Burncourt. It is an important addition to any collection of local histories in the area.