Hollyford

THE LATE DELIA O’DWYER (NEE KEANE)

THE LATE DELIA O’DWYER (NEE KEANE)

There was deep sadness in the area at the news of the death of one of our most popular residents, Delia O’Dwyer, Foilaclug and formerly of Foilmacduff. Delia passed away peacefully on March 20, at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, following a short illness. A native of Reiska, Kilcommon, like many people of her generation, Delia spent most of her working life in England. She came to Hollyford in the early 1960s, following her marriage to her late husband Seamie. Both were highly respected and hardworking members of the farming community. They reared a family of three boys and five girls. Delia was a kind, generous, pleasant person, a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was highly skilled in sewing, knitting and baking.

Delia was waked at her home on Wednesday March 21. Removal took place on Thursday evening March 22, from White’s Funeral Home, Cappawhite to St. Joseph’s Church. Requiem Mass next day was con-celebrated by Fr. James O’Donoghue C.C., Hollyford, Fr. Dan Woods P.P., Kilcommon, Fr. John Beatty P.P., Annacarty, Fr. Francis McCarthy C.C., Moyglass and other clergy. Readings were given by Delia’s eldest and youngest daughter. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Delia’s grandchildren. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery, beside her late husband Seamie. We tender our deepest sympathy to Delia’s sons, Michael, T.J. and James, daughters Margaret, Sheila, Paula, Tina and Anne Marie, her seventeen grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, other relatives and her many friends. May she rest in peace.

COLLECTION

Proceeds of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day Collection amounted to €1,369. Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to this very worthy cause.

BRING AND BUY SALE

Children of the local National School raised €510 from their recent “Bring and Buy Sale”. Proceeds will be used to buy classroom equipment.

EASTER CEREMONIES

Holy Thursday - Mass at 8 p.m.

Good Friday - Ceremony of Christ’s Passion at noon. Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Easter Saturday - Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Easter Sunday - Mass at 11 a.m.

NEW BUSINESS

Congratulations to Joe O’Connell, Piperhill on the opening of his Auto Spare Parts and Oil Distribution Business at Killinan Cross, Thurles. We wish him every success in his venture.