Thursday, May 6, 2010

Come on, we would be delighted to print your family’s special photo – wedding, graduation, school pic, family celebrations, baby photo etc.
Don’t forget to send greetings to family member overseas

JANUARY Birthdays -
Happy birthday to Sarah Tracey of Assumpta Terrace who – at 94 - must be Ballymore’s most senior citizen

Special Birthday wishes to Ann Murphy (Peacocke) – is this a big occasion, Ann?
To Ballymore Gaa’s Ace man, Jarlath Gilroy who similarly celebrates a ‘special’ birthday…. And ladies GAA diamond, Gemma Swords who has reached a ‘mature’ hallmark birthday
To Ballymore’s reigning Person of the Year, Tommy Dwyer and wife, Bernie who both celebrate birthdays in January; to glamorous Hilary Pallister of Boleybeg; Paul O’Kelly of Coughlanstown; Lynsey Reilly of Mullaboden; Owen ‘Soprano’ Clarke of Poulaphouca and Betty Cremins, Truce Road – birthday greetings to you all!

wedding bells
Congratulations to Tommy Hudson and Elisha Devine, Kildare Town who were married on 29th December and to P J McGrath who married Natalie Farrell, Ballyfermot and afterwards, celebrated in Moyvalley House Hotel.

Welcome home
Welcome home to Claire Moylan of Dowdenstown who returned home this week from Australia

To Lorraine O’Brien, Briencan and Pat McNamara who got engaged on Christmas Eve – that’s so putting it up to you, Finola and Sharon – thank God, you got the ring already, Kerrie…..

Get well wishes
To Barbara O’Neill who had a bad fall before Christmas; Barbara has a great memory
and is always an interesting person to chat to.

To Andrea Langan and partner, Brendan on the birth of a baby girl last week – Congratulations to Ciaran too, you’re a Granda!

Recent Bereavements (in reverse):

The Late Anne O’Rourke, Grangemore, Kilcullen
We extend our sympathy to Chris Douglas on the death of her sister, Anne O’Rourke, who died recently. Anne is pre-deceased by her husband, Paddy and is survived by her two daughters and four sons and the extended members of the Doran and O’Rourke families. May she rest in peace, amen.

The late Justin Keating A former TD and Minister for Industry & Commerce, Justin died suddenly at home in Bishophill, just a week short of his 80th birthday. He is survived by his Barbara Hussey; his children Carla, Eilis and David; their partners Bill, Paddy and Kay; his former wife Loretta (Laura) Kleanthous; grandchildren Wendy, Danielle, Jonah, Jonathan and Sean and by his great grandchildren. We extend our sympathy to the family –

The late Jim O’Neill, Donard
We extend our sympathy to Margaret Reilly, Mullaboden whose father, Jim, died last weekend. Approaching his 95th birthday, Jim had enjoyed relatively good health up to his 90s and was a remarkably cheerful man. He is predeceased by his wife, Margaret and survived by his daughter and sons, Des, Ger and Shay; his brother and sister and members of the extended family. The late Jim O’Neill, may he rest in peace, amen.

The Michael Gleeson
To Joan Gilroy and members of the Gilroy and Gleeson families, we extend our sympathy on the death of Joan’s brother, Michael Gleeson who died recently. May he rest in peace, amen.

The Late Teresa Whyte of Naas
I missed mentioning the sad passing of Teresa Whyte (nee Jordan) in our October edition. A sister of the late Tony Jordan, I met Kathleen and her friend, Ann Murphy in Spain last year when Kathleen had received the sad news. Teresa had many acquaintances here in Ballymore Eustace through her career as a chiropodist. She had fought a serious illness for some time and is survived by her sons and extended family. May she rest in peace, amen.

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