Mooncoin - The late Mary Keane

The late Mary Keane - The death of Mary Keane Nee Greene, Rockenham, Ferrybank and late of Airmount, Slieverue. She was a native of Grange, Mooncoin and died last week.

The late Mary Keane - The death of Mary Keane Nee Greene, Rockenham, Ferrybank and late of Airmount, Slieverue. She was a native of Grange, Mooncoin and died last week.

The funeral was from Powers Funeral Home, to the Sacred Heart Church, Ferrybank, requiem mass was celebrated on Sunday at 12 noon and followed By burial In Mooncoin cemetery.

The late Mary, was pre deceased by her husband Dermot Keane, she is survived by her sons, and daughters, extended families, sister, brother, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Mooncoin GAA Silver Circle - €200 Robbie Norris, Clogga, €100 Kathleen Fitzgerald, Polerone, €50 Margo Brophy, Kildalton and the €20 winners included: Cian & Derek Kennedy, Barabehy, Rene Dooner, Carrick Road, Anne Grant, Portnascully, Richie Delahunty, Cooleigh, Hannie Ryan, Glenmore, Carmel Dunphy, Glengrant, Mary Walsh, Carrigeen, Martina O’ Reilly, Comeragh View, Joe Flynn, Mooncoin Heights, Owen Hahessy, Roselrigh, John Hassett, Whitehall, Geraldine DeCoursey, Mooncoin Heights, Joan Hearne, Moonamintra, Eimeare Commins, Piltown, Liz Knox, Suir Crescent, Eileen Bowers, Portlaw, Danny Purcell,Polerone, Linda O’Toole, Mooncoin Heights, Anne-Marie Ryan, Mountneil, Jack Dunphy, Ballygorey.

Roads 2013 - Labour Party TD for Carlow and Kilkenny, Deputy Ann Phelan has welcomed the awarding of over €8.5million for road improvements and maintenance in Kilkenny under the Regional and Local Road Allocations.

‘This is great news for Kilkenny that these monies can be secured to make our road network better and safer’ said Deputy Phelan.

‘Some of the projects that will receive funding in Kilkenny is the R703 Coppenagh Cross- €251,000, the R700 The Quay Wall, Thomastown- €95,000 and the R697 Kells Road-€359,000.”

Low Cost Safety Improvements have been allocated €189,000, these would be carried on some of our regional and local roads.

The Restoration Maintenance allocations for this year remain high in terms of funding, with Restoration Improvements at €4.1m and Restoration Maintenance at €1.6m.

The Borough council has been allocated €349,000 for both maintenance and improvements.

‘This is a very welcome announcement by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. There is no doubt that continued financial support for the purpose of repairing and upkeep of our regional and local roads, is vital.

Benevolent fund - The family and the committee of the Jim O’Neill, benevolent fund would like to thank those that supported the door to door collection, those that supported the Monster auction and cabaret, and to the musicians and donors of prizes.

Raffle winners included a colour TV Duddy O’Brien, hamper Agnes O’Neill, mens cosmetics, Richard Healy, electric kettle, Michael Walsh.

The late Tony Dunne - The recent death of Tony Dunne, Clonmore, Piltown, occurred suddenly at his residence, he was 65 years. Tony was only son of the late Catherine (Ka) Dunne and the late John Dunne, Clonmore (who lost his life through a drowning accident on the river Suir, whilst fishing). Tony was a quiet and unassuming person, he spent most of his working life with Roadstone, Grannagh, Brophy Transport, Fiddown, and with Tom Brett’s garage, in Carrick on Suir. He enjoyed watching and attending hurling games. He also liked socialising and a good ballad session.

Tony leaves behind his loving wife Bridget (Bridie) Dunne, his family, Robert, Jennifer, John, Karen, Susan, Chantelle & Shannon and his extended family Shane Doyle and Trevor Finnegan,. Tony is also survived by his sister Mary Rothwell, Mooncoin, as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

The family are most grateful to the kind neighbours and friends that helped out at this great time of need, by calling to the home and helping out, also for attending the removal and burial. It was very much appreciated.

The body was waked in his home and the removal was to Piltown Parish Church where the remains were received by Rev. Fr. Pascal Moore P.P. Piltown. The requiem mass on the following day was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Peter Muldowney P.P. Mooncoin. During the mass the readings were by his daughter Karen & Trevor Finnegan, Dublin, the gifts were carried to the altar by Chantelle & Shannon Dunne (twins). The prayers of the faithful were recited by Ann Norris, Turkstown. During the mass the parish choir sang some suitable hymns. A large number of mourners were present on both days including old school friends, and work mates. The undertakers were Joe Byrne & sons, Fiddown.