There are a number of people who wish to be part of the Development Association Parish Alarm Scheme. Unfortunately, we cannot help them as we have no alarms. We are aware that there are alarms in houses where people have gone to nursing homes or gone home to God. It would be wonderful to get these alarms as they can be reused for deserving clients. If you know where one is available, please contact any member of the Parish Council.
Our U8 players enjoyed a great morning last Saturday in Dr. Morris Park where we had two teams participating in a County Blitz. It was training as usual for all other groups. Focus at the moment is preparation for the commencement of the football season due to begin by the end of March. Any outstanding membership can be handed in to Michael O’Sullivan, Esther Kavanagh or Kathleen Darcy. The Centenary League is put on hold for the moment.
Death of Ned Sheehy
It was learned with regret in Dualla and surrounding districts on hearing of the death of Ned Sheehy, Erry, which occurred on Friday, February 3, at Acorn Lodge Nursing Home. Ned, who was in his 86th year was active and enjoyed relatively good health up to about six months ago. His father Eugene, an official in the Department of Agriculture was one of the founding members of the Dualla Ploughing Association in 1934 and his mother Kate O’Sullivan, from nearby Newtown, was a most industrious lady and was a valued member of the local community. Ned followed in his father’s footsteps and worked on the family farm. He was a rural leader and gave a lifetime of service to the Ploughing Association. When Dualla Ploughing Association had gone in to decline for a number of years due partly to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, he helped to build it up and so in 1966 it was reformed. Since then, he has held various positions, not alone with the local Association, but with South Tipperary Ploughing Association and with the National Ploughing Association. An article on the origin, growth and success of Dualla Ploughing Association is recorded by Ned in the 2003 and 2004 Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal. He was a great family man following the death of his wife Delia (nee Cunningham) in 1997, he continued his work in supporting his family and farming life. Before ill health set in , he was a very early riser when his first duty was to have the cows in for 6am milking. He loved his native parish and gave valuable support to all local events especially the Annual Threshing Festival. His two brothers Maurice and Sean predeceased him. Maurice was General Manager of Carlow Sugar Company. Ned’s remains were removed from his residence on Sunday morning to the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Dualla for Requiem Mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Joe Egan PP, assisted by Fr. John Brickley CC Naas (cousin) and Fr. Peter Brennan CC. The Ploughing Association formed a Guard of Honour and his coffin was draped in its colours. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery before a large and representative congregation of tillers of the soil from near and far. He is survived by Bernie and John (sons), Mai and Kitty (sisters), Aileen and Sheila (daughters-in-law), grandchildren Aine, Eamon, Ciaran, Deirdre, Eugene and Brian, sisters in law, nephews, nieces relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. Ar dheis de go raibh an anam.
Death of Susan Kerwick
The death occurred on Friday, February 10, at Melview Nursing Home, Clonmel of Susan Kerwick (nee Gleeson), late of Ballykelly and Cashel. She was relict of Jimmy Kerwick, who predeceased her a little over four months ago. Susan, who hailed from Ballykelly was sister of Matty Gleeson, a well known blocksmith who operated a forge at Newpark Cross from the 40’s to the 70’s. In 1953, she married Jimmy and they spent most of their life in Oliver Plunkett Park, Cashel. She was a quiet and gentle lady, much loved by her husband and family. Her remains were removed from Devitt’s Funeral Home on Sunday, February 12, to the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Dualla and after Requiem Mass on Monday, February 13, celebrated by Fr. Joe Egan PP, assisted by Fr. Christy O’Dwyer, Cashel and Fr. Peter Brennan CC, interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. She is survived by her daughters Marie and Bridget and by her grandchildren, Suzanne, Ann Marie and Helen, also son-in-law Willie O’Gorman, great grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended. R.I.P.
Boherlahan and Dualla choirs are currently preparing for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Practices are held in Dualla every Monday evening at 7.30 and in Boherlahan on Tuesday at 8pm.
It is hoped to have a work afternoon this Saturday, March 3, commencing at 2pm. There is a good bit of initial cleaning up to be done and after that, it is hoped to roster people to help in ongoing maintenance. Ardmayle cemetery is a beautiful, well kept graveyard and is admired by so many visitors. Anyone wishing to help , please contact Tommy Shelly (087) 9062173; Seamus Murphy (087) 6381391 or Kevin Wallace (087) 6565054.
Sympathy is extended to Pauline Tuohy on the death of her sister Hannah Gormley (nee Connolly), Ardmayle & Dublin and to Ann Connolly, on the death of her sister-in-law and to the extended Connolly family. R.I.P.