The death took place in South Tipperary Hospital in mid September of Mary O’Brien of Ballydavid who was in her early seventies. She had been seriously ill for about a year previous to her death. Mary lived all her life in the parish of Mullinahone. She was born Mary Shelly in Briarsfield. Because of illness to her mother Mary moved to Mullinahone and was brought up by her aunt and uncle. Mary married Ned O’Brien who was also a local man and they came to live in Ballydavid in the early 70’s. Ned died at an early age in 1994, Mary was always a housewife and nearly all of her interests centred on her family. She had an interest in music and once attended a Tina Turner concert with her daughters. She regarded Tina Turner as “Simply the Best”. In her later years she also began to take holidays with her family even getting as far as Spain. As one would expect from such a family orientated person as Mary, she was waked in her own home. Her remains were removed to St. Michael’s Church where her Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John McGrath P.P. Mary had eight children, 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Many of Mary’s grandchildren took part in her Mass. After Mass her remains were removed to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Killaghy for burial. Mary’s reposal, removal, Funeral Mass and burial were attended by large numbers which proved positive of the esteem in which she was held by all those who knew her or came in contact with her. Our condolences to Austin, Jody, Lily, Terry, Tommy, Edmond all of whom live in Mullinahone and Mary (Prior) and Ellen (Prior) who live in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Our sympathy also to Mary’s extended family. Mary was respected and greatly liked by the people of Mullinahone. May she rest in peace.
Table Quiz - A Table Quiz in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association organised by the Richard Quirke Trust Fund will take place in Scruffy Duffy’s, Callan on Friday, 16th November at 9 p.m.
An Insult - Many people were very annoyed recently to see bags of rubbish dumped outside the entrance to St. Michael’s Cemetery. One bag had Ikea prominently displayed on it. The bags which were quite heavy were eventually removed by a public spirited senior citizen. These people who dumped them may not be as anonymous as they would like to think. Because of the location of the dumping the episode was insulting to the general public, to the hardworking Tidy Towns committee and above all to the people interred in the cemetery.
Not a Good Idea - The An Post authorities (not the local P.O.) have for reasons best known to themselves erected a post box or rather tied a post box to a pole in the vicinity of our P.O. The post box which was in the door of the P.O. has been closed. The new box many locals claim is open to both vandalism and theft. Because of the fears of the local people our Postmaster had provided a bag inside the office for the collection of post but this will not work out of office hours. Well done to John.
Foróige - Mullinahone Youth Club is converting to Foróige. An Information Evening will take place in the G.A.A. Sports Hall on Friday, 16th November from 8 to 9 p.m. Volunteers to run this club are needed. It will run fortnightly for approx. two hours. Training will be provided. Soccer - The Mullinahone Soccer Club is looking for anyone who can spare time on a Saturday morning to help with training the U/10 Soccer team. Anyone interested please phone Paul White on (087) 4190867 or Edmond Maher on (087) 0696645.
Newsletter - Congrats to Oonagh Barrett, Compsey and Patrick J. Burke, Cloran who were married recently.
Sympathy to Jim Clarke, Bawnavrona on the death of his brother Simon in England and to Ann Hyland, Mullinoly on the death in England of her brother Ned.