The death occurred at Marymount Hospice, Cork, on December 29, of Margaret Ryan (Nee Griffin) Garryleigh, Mitchelstown. Margaret, native of Mount Coote and Fairyfield, Kilmallock, was called to her Eternal Reward just eight days before her 65th birthday. She had been in ill health through 2012 having suffered Motor Neurone Disease, a terminal illness that she bore with great dignity. During her life time she enjoyed country and western music and along with her husband travelled to venues all over Munster and further afield. She was also deeply involved in charity work and gave freely of her time to many causes. She was an organiser and voluntary collector with Concern and over the past 15 years since the death of Josie O’Connor she looked after the Annual Fast each November and the December Church Gate Collections. This past year she was unable to take part as her health failed.

Over the years she and other families in Mitchelstown area hosted young boys and girls in the summer months from Chernobyl. She also helped out with other forms of fundraising events locally including Irish Hearth Foundation, COPE Foundation and the local Pioneers. Her life centred around her family travelling to GAA matches all over Ireland. A regular visitor to Knock and Lourdes she lived a religious life.

There was a sense of shock in the area on Saturday when word broke of her passing. Many people attended the family home all through Saturday evening and on Sunday. There was a huge gathering at O’Brien’s Funeral Home on Monday evening prior to the removal of the remains to the local Parish Church. There was a guard of honour by both the T.O. Park and Kilbehenny Set Dancing Groups. On New Years Day a capacity attendance were present for the Requiem Mass and burial. The local Concern Group performed a guard of honour as the coffin made its way into Brigown Graveyard. To her husband Paddy, sons Michael and Pa, daughter Breda (Leonard), sister Mary, brother Michael, son in law Paddy, Pamela Kent, aunts, uncle, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, Nora Curtin and Val Parker many kind friends and neighbours we extend our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred on January lst at the Mercy Hospital Cork of John Joe Harrington, Fermoy Road, Mitchelstown. The late John Joe was formerly employed at the local Grainstone in Clonmel Road. There was a large attendance at the removal on Thursday evening from O’Brien’s Funeral Home to the local Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Friday. Interment took place to the adjoining cemetery. To his wife Joan (Nee Kelly), sons Hugh, Daniel and Anthony, sisters Peggy (Gibson), Agnes (O’Leary), Kathleen (Kenny), Ann (Mullarkey), Mary (Brown), daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, grandchildren Jamie, Kailyn, Sean, Carol and Leanne, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred peacefully at Cork University Hospital of William (Billy) Gould, Ballynoe, Kildorrery. The late Billy was a retired member of Dairygold, Mitchelstown, and was very well known over a wide area. His popularity was borne out in the very large attendance at the removal from Hannon’s Funeral Home Kildorrery on Saturday evening to the local St. Bartholomew’s Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Sunday. Interment took place to the local cemetery. To his wife Eileen, sons Willie, Mossie and Martin, brother Michael, sisters in law Joan, and Maureen, daughters in law Joanne, Martina and Marian, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred at Marymount Hospice, Cork, on January lst, of Pat Nolan. The late Pat, in his early 70s, was a native of Kildorrery and was well known having worked in the motor trade for many years. He had been in ill health for a while and was in the Bon Secours Hospital up to recently. There was a large attendance at the removal on Friday evening from Ronayne’s Funeral Home Fermoy to the Church of the Nativity Ballyhooly and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to Kildorrery cemetery. To his wife Valerie, sisters Christine, Kathleen and Margaret, step children and grandchildren, brother sin law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


E20: M Pigott, L Walsh, M Pigott, B Fox, A Pigott, E McEvoy, Two divide – A. Coffey and M Lonergan, E30 two winners divide – C Byrnes and B Molan, E40 G Walsh, P Hennessy, A Pigott, P Hennessy, A Pigott, D Roche, K O’Gorman. Two winners divide (N Condon and M Finn) E50 M Pigott, E100 M Conway, Sheets E30 M Finn, E100 M Condon. Raffle E30 Mrs Quirke, E20 J Crotty, E10 A Coffey.