Sr Aine’s retirement is ‘end of an era’

The communities of Burncourt and Skeheenarinky came together to share an evening with Sr. Aine who has retired as matron of St. Teresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. Fr. Frawley said mass. Speakers young and old were in great voice and Skeheenarinky’s John Goff participated in the Offertory and Joan Morrissey presented a bouquet of flowers. Susan Walsh and Sean Crotty headed up the Skeheenarinky contingent. Davy Casey gave a most entertaining talk on his years with Sr. Aine and the other members of The Friends of St. Teresa’s. Then Geraldine Connolly told the audience just what Clogheen hospital and Sr. Aine meant to her and her family over the years. Aine spoke for a while and it was clear that she was overwhelmed by the reception she was given that evening at Burncourt Hall.

The communities of Burncourt and Skeheenarinky came together to share an evening with Sr. Aine who has retired as matron of St. Teresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. Fr. Frawley said mass. Speakers young and old were in great voice and Skeheenarinky’s John Goff participated in the Offertory and Joan Morrissey presented a bouquet of flowers. Susan Walsh and Sean Crotty headed up the Skeheenarinky contingent. Davy Casey gave a most entertaining talk on his years with Sr. Aine and the other members of The Friends of St. Teresa’s. Then Geraldine Connolly told the audience just what Clogheen hospital and Sr. Aine meant to her and her family over the years. Aine spoke for a while and it was clear that she was overwhelmed by the reception she was given that evening at Burncourt Hall.

With Aine’s retiring it is the end of an era in the hospital for the Sisters of Mercy. Since Sr. Claire retired, there has been no nun in the national school. The Mercy Sisters came to Clogheen in 1886 and provided education and health care for the area ever since. Extraordinary people doing extraordinary work. We know that Sr. Aine won’t be short of things to do in her retirement.

Sympathy

The Skeheenarinky community would like to extend sympathy to the Tuohy family of Clogheen on the passing of their sister Mary last week. Mary was the daughter of the late Donal and Mary Tuohy of Main Street, Clogheen. She was laid to rest in Shanrahan Cemetery on Friday last. May she rest in peace.

Congratulations

Congratulations to our friend and neighbour Deirdre Walsh on becoming a qualified national school teacher. Deirdre , the daughter of Bob and Bridget Walsh of Skeheenarinky, is also a qualified and experienced archaeologist. Lucky the national school that gets her!

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Kevin Fitzgerald of Cahir and Jenna Hogg of the Black Road, Skeheenarinky, who were married last Friday. We wish the happy couple many happy years of married lifetogether.

Cards

1st Pascal Noonan. 2nd and 3rd shared by two tables: Mossie Hanley and Mike Kearney; Rita Noonan and Helen O’Brien. Lucky Tables: Michael Ahern and John O’Connor; Teresa Brown and Anthony Hanrahan; Tommy Dwyer and Patsy Myers. Raffle: Una McGrath, John Goff, Paddy McGrath, Paddy McGrath, Hannah Hickey, Hannah Luddy, Bob Reilly.

Bewley’s Coffee Morning.

A Bewley’s Coffee Morning will be hosted locally by Jimmy and Breeda Fitzgerald at their home in Cullinaugh, Burncourt on this Friday, October 19, from 11am to 8pm. This is an opportunity to continue your great support for your local hospice.