On February 28, the town of Lismore and Parish of Ballysaggart along with the people of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore were gripped with the sad passing of a much loved and dedicated Priest, Canon Thomas Nugent A.P.

Canon Nugent was ordained to the priesthood in 1954. He spent the first two years in England, the next 55 years in his beloved Diocese. Being involved in many ministries, he served as Curate in a wide range of Parishes. He also served as Diocesan Inspector. He was Chaplin to De La Salle Novicius and College. He held the position of Administrator of the Cathedral of Waterford City. In 1985, he was appointed parish Priest. In 1989, he moved to Lismore. In 1991, he became a Canon. He retired as Parish Priest in 2000, due to failing health, but he remained on as Assistant Pastor to Rev. Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (R.I.P.) and then to Rev. Fr. Michael Cullinane.

Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Carthage’s Church. Lismore by His Lordship Bishop William Lee assisted by Rev. Fr. W. Ryan P.P., Rev. Michael Cullinane P.P. and Canon O’Mahoney and fellow priests who formed a sea of white in a large area of the church.

Burial took place in the churchyard cemetery.

Pre-deceased by his parents James and Bridget, brothers John Michael and Jim (con). We extend our deepest sympathy to his loving brother Eddie, sister in law Susan, nephews John and James, nieces Marie and Suzanne, relatives, friends, Bishop William Lee, priests, religiousand all the people of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.


Only a few more days left to secure your tickets before the first draw of 2011, which will be held this Friday night 25th March. The Deise draw is an important source of income for our Club and we hope to see good support. There are fabulous prizes on offer every month:

1st Prize of €10,000 2nd Prize €2,000, 3rd Prize €1,000 4th Prize €500, 5th Prize €500, 6th and 7th prizes €400 each 8th and 9th prizes €300 each, 10th-14th prize €250 each, 15th-24th prize €150 each. Overall a total of 24 prizes per month. The draw is held every month for 9 months and ticket prices are €90, so dont miss out on the chance to win one of the above fabulous prizes.


We wish all the best to the childcare facilities in Waterford City and County who are participating in this year’s NCNA National Pyjama Day which is being held this year on Friday, March 25. This is a very worthy fundraising event, as the proceeds go towards improving the inadequate services that are available for the 1,300 children in our country that have life-limiting conditions. This year’s proceeds will help to establish a network of 8 outreach nurses throughout the country. We hope people will support this worthy cause and if you wish to register your childcare facility in order to participate, please email or call (087) 2755675.


St. Pat’s GAA Club will hold a fashion show this Thursday night 24th March in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. The Fashion Show commences at 8pm and promises to be an entertaining night out. All funds raised will go towards St. Pat’s Juvenile GAA Club.


Winning numbers (5,14,29)

New Jackpot €3,000 - 5 X €20 Winners:

Monica Cullinan, Christine Cliffe, Royco Ware, Marie McDonald, Tom Condon

Promoters €20 Nuala Dunne

Next Draw Hanrahan’s Sunday, March 27.

Table Quiz Hanrahan’s Bar, Friday, March 25 in aid of Special Olympics at 9pm. Table of 4 €20. All are welcome.