There was great sadness in the locality in recent days with the deaths of much loved people in the community.

Eugene Crotty

Our sympathy to the Crotty family, Skeheenarinky, on the death of Eugene who passed away peacefully to his eternal reward. Our sincere condolences to Eugene’s wife Bridget, his sons Sen, Eugene, Vincent and Gerard, daughters Mary, Joan, Kay, Mairead, Therese and Bernadette, brothers Michael and Timothy, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. The esteem and regard in which Eugene and the Crotty family are held was borne out by the very large and representative attendances at both his wake and funeral mass. May Eugene’s soul rest in peace in the comfort of God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

Jack O’Brien.

The news of the death of young Jack O’Brien, Rehill, was met with heartbreaking sadness. Coping courageously with illness for many years, Jacks view on life was spirited, determined and inspirational to those whose lives he touched. Our heartfelt sympathy to his devoted and dedicated parents Breda and Pat, his loving sisters, Marie and Aine, his dear grandmother Bridie, all his relatives neighbours and many loyal and loving friends. May Jack sleep peacefully in the comfort of God’s Heavenly Kingdom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow and grief.

Denis (Denny) Lonergan.

‘A cornerstone of the community’ was how Fr. Michael Ryan described Denny Lonergan, who passed away unexpectedly on April, 29. How fitting those words are for a man who throughout his life gave so much to the Burncourt area with an involvement with the Community Council from its earliest day, founding member of Macra in the area and of the Pioneer Association and a committed member of the local Fianna Fil Cumann. An undoubted scholar, Dennys love of learning and literature was awe inspiring with his quiz team leaving us all in the shade. As a local historian he was unparalleled in the community, always willing to share his knowledge with those who sought any information or clarification on an aspect of history. Denny was a man of deep faith and his unassuming nature made him unquestionably one of lifes great gentlemen whom we were blessed to have known. Our deepest sympathy to his brothers Tommy and Mick,sisters Kathleen and Mary, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May Denny rest in peace in the comfort of God’s Heavenly Kingdom.


The annual S.M.A. Pilgrimage to Knock talks place on Saturday, May 28. If you are interested in travelling please contact Kay English 052/7467246.


The very popular Skeheenariny Flower and Vegetable Show will be held on Saturday, August 13. This gives plenty of time to have the flowers and vegetables in tip top condition.