Ones’s thoughts are with the O’Shea family, Newcastle on the untimely death of John O’Shea, late of Liam Lynch Terrace. His death was unexpected even though he did not enjoy good health over the last couple of months. He passed away peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital and it is consoling that his family were at his bedside during the last few hours.

He is survived by his heartbroken wife, Alice, daughters Miriam and Ann, his son-in-law Pat, grandchildren, and his only brother Bernie, to whom the whole community extend their sympathy.

John was primarily a family man, a good husband, a caring father and a very devoted grandfather. He was kind, a good neighbour and hardworking.

He spent many years at Knockmeal Co-Op Stores, in Ballinamult and at Murray Kitchens, Ardfinnan. His spare time was devoted to gardening and house decorating. His passion was the cultivation of shrubs and flowers. Needless to say, he had many social interests and with Alice he was very involved in Muintir na Tire. He assisted the Scor programme and travelled far and wide to the many competitions in which his daughters were competing.

He also played an active role in the Athletic Club but not as a competitor. When it came to the GAA and card playing, he held some very strong views and even though he spent most of his life in Tipperary, he was a great supporter of Waterford.

The loss of a partner after 47 years of a happy marriage is to say the least, a heartbreaking experience and creates a vacuum in the hearts of the bereaved. However, the happy memories of that partnership compensate in some small way and what a legacy John has left to Alice – two adult and caring daughters, a cherished son-in-law and four grandchildren. Very large numbers attended the house, the church and the burial in Fourmilewater Cemetery. The Requiem Mass was concelebrated by the chief celebrant, Fr. Garrett Desmond P.P., and assisted by Fr. Sean Nugent and Fr. Richard Geoghegan. The choir provided very appropriate hymns, readings were by the relatives as was the offertory procession.

The family are most grateful to the medical and nursing staff of St. Teresa’s Hospital, Clogheen and South Tipperary General Hospital for their excellent care and treatment, to the very kind neighbours, to those who sent messages of sympathy, to the gravediggers, and the funeral undertakers, Jerry O’Dwyer and a special thanks to FAS workers for their help.

The family are most grateful to Fr. Desmond for his support and many visits to the house during a very distressing time.

Following the burial, refreshments were provided by Eileen Condon, her staff and Muintir na Tire volunteers in the Community Hall, Newcastle.


Are you free on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon to enjoy a six weeks V.E.C. lead Cookery Course in the Community Hall, Newcastle? Tuesday May 10 is the start up date, so get your name in as only a couple of places remain. Please contact Marjorie O’Flynn, Secretary, Muintir na Tire at 6136228. Looking forward to hearing from you.


June 4th, 2011, is the date for the Bloom Garden Festival. Bus will be going from Newcastle to Dublin on that date. Please contact any I.C.A. member. You will be given more details later.


Newcastle Muintir na Tire are having the Lourdes Fund Sponsored Walk on Sunday May 22. All details will be on hand later.


Saturday evening at 6.30pm Kathleen Condon and Angela Walsh


Saturday evening at 6.30pm Patricia Hackett


Weekending April 18, 2011. - Numbers drawn: (7,15,16,27) No Jackpot winner

3 X 3 numbers get €50 each. - Chrissie Horkan, Ballymacarbry, Mary Williams, C/o Hidden Inn, Kilmanahan, Anthony Condon, (Junior), Ballybacon.

€20 Lucky Ticket winner was Darragh Griffin, Ardfinnan, Easter Egg winners: Hannah O’Gorman, Goatenbridge, Emma Quirke, Ardfinnan, Pat and Noreen Spencer, Ardfinnan, Davy Condon, Newcastle, Nicola Ahearne, Newcastle, Pat and Noreen Quirke, Ardfinnan, Roisin Condon, Newcastle, Holly Fitzgerald, Newcastle, Bridie O’Flynn, Newcastle. The GAA wish to thank you all for your continued support of the Lotto.


Coyn’s Garden Centre at Priestown, Ballinamult will open on Thursday’s, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.


Deputy Mattie McGrath will hold an Advice Clinic in the Hidden Inn, Kilmanahan at 2pm and in Tigh na nDaoine, Newcastle at 2.45pm on Friday, April 29. All are welcome.