PETER WAS A CARING MAN
The death took place recently of Peter Coady, formerly of Ballylanigan. Peter who was in his middle eighties was always a popular and well loved member of the local community. He was born in Mullinahone and lived there all his life until about 10 years ago when failing health required him to take up residence in a nursing home in Clonmel. Peter didn’t lose contact with his many friends in Mullinahone and was always anxious to hear how things were going in the little village or indeed in his beloved Ballylanigan.
Peter was a bachelor and remained so to the end of his days. He was a part time small farmer working in a number of local places before becoming a regular member of the late Jim O’Donnell’s Mullinahone Creamery building gang. Peter was a hard working man who could be totally relied upon to get the job in hand done perfectly, whether he was supervised or not. When he retired from building Peter continued farming on a small scale until poor health forced him to finish up. My own first memory of Peter and his mop of white hair was the kind man who kept a watchful eye on us very young teenagers who travelled to Tipperary hurling matches by bus in the late 1950s. He took care that none of us ever came to harm when other adults might have been more interested in a few pints. A very belated thank you, Peter.
Peter loved his outings to hurling games and was also interested in greyhound racing. He was lucky enough to have bred and raced at least one good dog “Clever Shaggy” which he sold on. A kind man Peter was blessed with a warm sense of humour. At his reposal and funeral it was very noticeable how the people of the Ballylanigan/Poulacapple area rallied to be Peter’s extended family showing the esteem in which Peter Coady was held and how the older values of friendship and neighbourliness still live on in certain areas.
Peter’s remains reposed in Brett’s Funeral Parlour before being removed to St. Michael’s Church. Fr. McGrath P.P. attended to Peter’s Mass and burial. He was assisted at the prayers in Bretts by Fr. Jimmy Kennedy one of Peter’s former neighbours. His niece, Statia Neary, nee Treacy, and members of his extended family took part in Peter’s funeral Mass. He was laid to rest in Kilvemnon with a fine congregation attending.
Peter was the last of his family to pass on. Many of us remember in particular Peter and his two brothers Paddy and Willy. We are inclined to forget his three sisters and also his brother who went to Dublin to become a tailor, but the three lads were always to be seen locally. To his niece Statia and to his sister-in-law in Dublin and to his extended family, we offer our condolences. Peter will be missed too by his neighbours and friends in Ballylanigan and Poulacapple.
May he rest in peace.
Peter’s months mind Mass will be on Saturday, February 23, at 8pm.
John MacKenna will be in Crocanóir for a two day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24. Details from John 0529153117.
Robberies, antisocial behaviour, vandalism and dumping of rubbish have all been causing concern in the community. To see what can be done a meeting has been arranged at which the public can state their views and suggestions. Another cause for concern is the plight of elderly people in the locality whether it is isolation or illness. In recent years in common with the rest of rural Ireland concern for our neighbours has dropped sharply. It is time to take steps to remedy this attitude.
Draw on February 11. Numbers: 12, 17, 23, 30. No jackpot winner. Five shared the match 3 prize of E150.
The next draw takes place on February 25 when the jackpot could be E5,200.
Poulacapple N.S. is now accepting enrolments for September 2013 phone 0529153436 or call to the school to pick up an enrolment pack. School uniforms for Poulacapple N.S. as well as Mullinahone N.S. and Mohober N.S. can be ordered at Meehans.
Covert CCTV cameras are rotating to various locations and will capture two and four legged culprits day and night. Dog fouling is a major problem in the village with dogs allowed to roam unsupervised day or night leaving waste on the footpaths and streets. This can lead to a fine for owners. Matt Peters enforcement officer with South Tipp Co.Co. is making Mullinahone a priority as we are a litter black-spot. Warnings and fines have already been issued. Report all dumping to Freefone 1800202625.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are taking place in St. Michaels Church each Sunday evening during Lent at 7pm.
The publication of a GAA photo “Swingers of the Sixties” in our parish newsletter caused a stir over the weekend. It is planned to publish further photographs. If you can help our history committee in any way do contact one of them. Our under 21 footballers were disappointed on Saturday to arrive in Newcastle with opponents Clonmel Og to find the ground out of bounds. No fault on Newcastle. Get well soon to Denis Connolly who was involved in a recent accident. Officers elected at the recent juvenile AGM were - Chairman Declan McNamara, Secretary Pat Fitzgerald, Treasurer Sean Reilly, PRO Teresa Dunne, Victor Direen was elected Vice Chairman.