Rest in Peace 2023

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We pray for Christopher O’Connor Churchtown Road, Newcastle West, late of Connolly Terrace, Newcastle West and Coolmeen who died on 25 January 2023 in his 87th year.

May the Lord grant Christy eternal rest and console his nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, and great-grand nephews and grand nieces, his carer Margaret Heffernan and all who formed his circle of love and care.

Christy will repose at S Benedicts Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 27 January from 5.30pm. to 7pm. Prayers for the dead will be offered at 5.30pm.

Christy’s requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Saturday, 28th January, at 10am followed by burial in St. David’s Cemetery, Newcastle West.

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For deaths in 2022 and previous years please chick here

Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council: The members of our pastoral council are

Catherine Corry,

Mary Greene,

Anne Marie Hanrahan,

Margaret Haugh,

Susan King,

Bríd Meaney,

Sheila Meaney (Joint Chairperson),

Patsy Normoyle (Joint Chairperson),

John O’Connell,

Mary O’Connell,

Mary O’Dea,

and Marie Quinlivan.

The next meeting of our pastoral council is scheduled for Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 8pm in The Parochial House, Coolmeen.

If any member of the parish would like to have an issue discussed by the pastoral council they are welcome to contact any member of the council.

Feast of the Epiphany – Friday, 6 January

Friday, 6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany which celebrates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the child Jesus and the revelation of the birth of the saviour to all people.

The Epiphany is Holy Day of obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area at the following times:

Coolmeen – 7pm Thursday (vigil)
Ballynacally – 7pm Thursday (vigil)
Cranny – 9.30am Friday
Kilmurry McMahon- 9.30am Friday
Lissycasey- 10am Friday
Kildysart- 11am Friday
Labasheeda – 7pm Friday

Baptisms in 2022

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We welcome Cara Emma Cleary into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Fiona and Patrick, Erribul and her sister Leah and brother Oran.

Cara was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 28 December 2022.

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Éireann with her parents and brother on her baptism day.

We welcome Éireann Helen Brid O’Loughlin, Erribul into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Claire and Brendan and her brother MJ.

Éireann was baptised on 20 August 2022 in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Róise and her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Róise Ní Cheallaigh into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Úna and Barry.


Róise was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 18 June 2022.


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Clodagh and Hugh with their parents on their baptism day.

We welcome Clodagh and Hugh Kelly into the family of faith and congratulate their parents Fionnualla and Anthony, Moyfadda.

Clodagh and Hugh were baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 22 May 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Ada with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Ada Flynn into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Ríona and Thomas.

Ada was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 24 April, 2022.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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Ellie on her baptism day with her parents.

We welcome Ellie Corry into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Eimear and Joe.


Eillie was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 25 February 2022.


May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

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Tadgh with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Tadgh Thomas McNamara into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Lorraine and Thomas, Carrowreagh West.


Tadhg was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 19 February 2022.


May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Caragh with her parents on her baptism day.

We welcome Caragh Mary McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Edel and Kevin, Clondrinagh.


Caragh was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 5 February 2020.


May the Lord continue to bless and protect the family.

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For baptisms in 2021 and previous years please click here

Rest in Peace 2022.

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We pray for Anne (Nancy) Nee (née Keane), Ennis and formerly of Cranny and Chicago who died on 27 December 2022.

Nancy was pre-deceased by her husband Martin, her parents Tom and Annie, her sisters Sr Mary and Kathy (Culligan), her brothers Mick, Johnny and Tony.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her brothers P.J., Tom & Fr Martin CSSp, sister in law, nieces, nephews and all who loved her.

Nancy will repose at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny, (V15 N156) on Wednesday (28 December) from 6 pm with prayers for the dead at 7.30 pm.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday (29 December) at 11 am followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

Nancy’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday 27 January at 7pm.

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We pray for Michael Cullinane, Dooradoyle and Bruff, Co Limerick who died on 21 December 2022.

Beloved husband of the late Anna. 

May the Lord grant Michael eternal rest and console his daughters Marie (Quinlivan, Cranny) and Majella (Otago, New Zealand), his grandson Robbie, sons-in-law Paddy and Andrew, brothers-in-law Paddy and Dick, sisters-in-law Noreen and Sr. Margaret and Mary, other relatives, friends and neighbours.

Michael will repose at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle on Friday (Dec. 30th) from 5.30pm to 7pm. His Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday (Dec. 31st) at 11.30am followed by burial in Bruff Cemetery.

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We pray for Maureen Doyle, London and the Six Crosses.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console all who mourn her.

Maureen’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 19 November at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

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We pray for Fr John O’Neill who died on 11 Oct 2022 in Connecticut, USA.
Fr John served sixty years as a priest with the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette.

He was born in 1935, son of the late Eugene J. O’Neill and Anne Crehan (Coolmeen).

May the Lord grant Fr John eternal rest and console his sisters, Sr Mary O’Neill, R.S.M., Sr Ann O’Neill, R.S.M, and Sr Peggy O’Neill, R.S.M., hid sister-in-law Nell O’Neill, and his nephew Ken O’Neill and who formed his circle of live and care.

He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Eugene P. O’Neill, and nephew Eugene M. O’Neill.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Fr John on Sunday, 20 Nov at 9.30am in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen and may be viewed on our parish webcam.

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Bríd O’Connor, RIP

We pray for Brid (Delia) O’Connor (née Corry) who died on 19 September 2022.
Delia was predeceased by her husband James, newborn children Joseph and Marion, sister Mary Anne and granddaughter Molly.

May the Lord grant Delia eternal rest and console her daughters Martina, Siobhan, Áine, Fiona & Ciara, sons-in-law Tony, Mike, Ben, & Colin, her grandchildren Zack, Noah, Patrick, Oisin, Sophie, Isabelle, Ava & Liam, and her brother Michael.

Delia will repose at 12 Breffini Tce, Sandycove, on Wednesday, 21st September, from 5pm to 8pm.


Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 22nd September, at 11am at St. Mary Church, Cranny followed by burial in the local cemetery.

You may view Bríd’s funeral Mass at this link

https://fb.watch/fKY5swa8lZ/

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Noel Spillane, RIP

We pray for Noel Spillane, Boloughera and formerly of Limerick City and Boston, USA who died on 13 September 2022.

May the Lord grant Noel eternal rest and console his wife Dymphna, daughter Kim, sons Michael, Thomas, Stephen, James, Gregory, Noel Jnr and Kieran, daughters in law, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, many friends and neighbours.

Noel will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday evening from 5 pm with prayers for the dead at 7 pm.
Noel’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30am followed by cremation at 1 pm at Shannon Crematorium.

Noel’s months mind Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 12noon on Saturday, 15th October followed by the burial of ashes in Cranny cemetery.

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Jack Pender, RIP

We pray for John (Jack) Pender 31 Elm Park, Renmore, Galway / Cranny, Clare who died on 30 June 2022.

Jack was predeceased by his wife Mary and his brothers Joe and Tom.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his daughters Breege, Suzanne and Andrea, sons Michael and Seán, their partners Gerry, Pat, Declan, Marion and Louise, sister Mary (Cranny), his grandchildren Keeva, Órla, Rachel, Denise, Sineád, Niamh, Kate, Matthew, Eimear, Ronan, Robert, Jake, Seán, Saoirse and Oisín, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Chrissie (Galway) and Margaret (U.S.A.); nieces, nephews, relatives, great neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Jack will repose at his home for family and close friends between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Monday, 4th July. Removal on Tuesday morning at 11:40 am to St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to The New Cemetery, Bohermore.

Mass can be viewed via livestream on
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-oliver-plunkett-renmore-galway

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Pat Clancy, RIP

We pray for Patrick (Pat) Clancy, Erribul who died on 30 June 2022.

May the Lord grant Pat eternal rest and console his sisters Susan (Marrinan) and Mary, brother-in-law John, nieces Siobhan, Rose, Fidelma, his nephew Sean, his neighbours and friends.

Pat will repose at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday (2nd July) from 5pm to 7pm.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated in Coolmeen Church on Sunday (3rd July) at 12:30pm followed by burial in Kilfidane Cemetery.

Pat’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 31 July at 9.30am.

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Morgie O’Connell, RIP

We pray for Morgan, (Morgie) O’Connell Cranny who died on June 26th 2022.

Morgie was predeceased by his wife Margaret and son-in-law Tony Burke.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console daughters Mary and Tess, son Morgan, son-in-law Maurice, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew, nieces, friends and neighbours.

Morgie will repose at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny (V15 N156) on Friday (July 8th) from 5:30pm to 8pm, with a pause at 7pm for Prayers.

Traffic Management where possible approach by Cranny Cross or the Ballynacally Road and exit via the Six Crosses or Coolmeen direction.

Morgie’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday (July 9th) at 10am followed by burial in the Cranny cemetery

Morgan’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 4 August at 8pm.

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Mary Coghlan, RIP

We pray for Mary Coghlan (née Griffin), Cragg, and formerly of Parnell Street, Ennis who died on 15 June 2022.
Mary was predeceased by her children James and Geraldine, her sister Irene and her brother Vincent.
Mary is deeply regretted by her loving husband Michael, her son Michael and daughter Niamh, daughter in law Trisha, grandchildren Colin and Aaron, brothers Liam and Sean, brother in law Matthew, sisters in law Marie, Mary and Marie, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at St. Michael’s Church, Kilmihil on Friday, the 17th June, from 6pm with prayers at 8pm. Her requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed with burial afterwards in Lissycasey cemetery.

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Noel Markham, RIP

We pray for Noel Markham, Cahercon who died on 1st June 2022.
Noel was predeceased by his son Padraig.


Noel is mourned by his daughters Patricia and Catherine, son Owen, his grandchildren, his brothers Ollie, Donal, Flan, Gerry and Paul, his sisters Christina and Claire, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Noel will repose at St. Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen, on Friday 3 June from 6pm to 8pm.


His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11am followed by interment in Kilmurry McMahon Cemetery.

Noel’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 1 July at 8pm.

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Sr Mildred McNamara, RIP

We pray for Sr Mildred McNamara, Clonkett, Cranny who died on 29 April, 2022.

Millie was laid to rest in Lima, Perù where she worked as a Sister of Mercy missionary from 1969 until her death in Tupac Amaru at the foothills of the Andes mountains.            

Millie was predeceased by her brothers Tom and Paddy and much loved by her nephew’s, niece’s, neighbours and friends.    

Sr Mildred’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St.Mary’s Church, Cranny on Thursday, 26 May at 8pm.

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Gerry Shannon, RIP

Pray for Gerry Shannon, Boloughera who died on 21 April 2022.

May the Lord grant Gerry eternal rest and console his wife Agnes, his children Michelle, Steven and Dáire, his parents T.J. and Josephine, his sisters Deirdre (Coughlan) and Sheila (Quinn), his brother Kieran, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, mother in law Margaret Hehir, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, neighbours and all who loved him.

Gerry will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey, on Sunday (24th April) from 5 pm with prayers for the dead at 8pm.
Gerry’s requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday (25th April) at 12 noon followed by burial in Lissycasey cemetery.

The Mass can be viewed on http://www.ballynacally.com/LissycaseyWebcam.html

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We pray for Kathleen O’Connell (née Corry), Clonkerry, Labasheeda who died on 28 February, 2022.

Kathleen O’CONNELL, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John, her daughters Ciara & Tracey, her sons-in-law Kieran and Chris, grandchildren Ben, Charlie and Charlotte, her brother Senan, her sister Mary and all who loved her.

Kathleen’s requium Mass will be celebrated in St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda on Ash Wednesday, 2 March at 1pm followed by burial in Kilfiddane

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We pray for Cathy Culligan, (née Keane), Boloughera who died on 3 February 2022.

Cathy Culligan, RIP

Cathy was the wife of the late Patrick.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her daughters and sons, Mary (Killeen), Laurence, Margaret (Killeen), Michael and John, sons in law Eugene and Michael, daughter in law Brid and Michael’s partner Ita, her grandchildren Kevin, Roisin, Grace, Aoibhinn, Shane and Daire, her brothers P.J., Tom and Fr. Martin Keane C.S.Sp (Kimmage), her sister Nancy (Nee), sister in law Nancy, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and all who formed part of her circleof love and care.

Cathy will repose at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Lissycasey on Saturday (5th February) from 6pm with prayers for the dead at 8pm.

Cathy’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday (6th February) at 1pm with burial in the local cemetery. The Mass can be viewed on http://www.ballynacally.com/lissycaseyWebcam.html


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For deaths in 2021 and previous years please click here

Saturday-Sunday, 10-11 December 2022

Due to the freezing temperatures and especially in the interest of keeping everyone safe Mass in Cranny and Coolmeen is cancelled this weekend.

The roads in Coolmeen and Cranny are particularly dangerous.

However, 11am Mass will be celebrated in Kildysart tomorrow (Sunday) morning. People are very welcome attend if it is safe for them to do so. Alternatively, people may join Mass using the Kildysart webcam.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – 8 December

Thursday 8 December is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation and Mass for the feast will be celebrated in our pastoral area on:

Ballycorick- 9.30am Thursday 

Cranny – 9.30am Thursday 

Labasheeda- 7pm Wednesday, 9.30 am Thursday 

Coolmeen – 7pm Wednesday 

Kildysart- 11am Thursday 

Lissycasey- 7pm Thursday 

Kilmurry McMahon – 9.30am Thursday 

The feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates our belief that Mary was conceived without original sin so that she could become the mother of Christ, our saviour. This blessing gave Our Lady the grace she needed to enable her to say ‘yes’ to the invitation conveyed to her by the Angel Gabriel that she would give birth to Christ, the Son of God and son of Mary.

Today’s feast reminds us that the Lord always gives us the help and grace that we need in our lives so that we may overcome the challenges we face in life and embrace the opportunities.

Weddings in 2022

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We congratulate Louise Kirrane, Crossderry and Stephen Littleton, Quin who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 25 November 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless the couple as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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Lorraine and Thomas on their wedding day.

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We congratulate Lorraine Coffey, Lisheen and Thomas McNamara, Cranny who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in The Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick on 8 October, 2022.


May the Lord who brought Lorraine and Thomas to this happy day bless their life together.

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Michelle and Patrick on their wedding day.

We congratulate Michelle and Patrick O’Halloran who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday 2 September 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless the couple as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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Danielle and Martin on their wedding day.

We congratulate Danielle Enright and Martin McMahon, Coolmeen who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cahir, Co Tipperary on Saturday 27 August, 2022.

May the Lord continue to bless Danielle and Martin as they live out in love the promises that they exchanged.

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Riona and Thomas on their wedding day with baby Ada.

We congratulate Ríona Cleary and Thomas Flynn who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 20 July, 2020.


We wish Ríona, Thomas and baby Ada every blessing.

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Angela and Padraig on their wedding day.

We congratulate Angela Howard and Padraig O’Halloran who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday 27 May 2022.

May the Lord always bless Angela, Padraig and their family.

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Lisa and Thomas on their wedding day.

We congratulate Lisa Farrell and Thomas Downes who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday, 21 April 2022.


May the Lord bless Lisa and Thomas as they live out in love the promises they exchanged.

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Gayle and Daniel on their wedding day.

We congratulate Gayle Corry and Daniel Forde who, in the presence of their families and friends, celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 19 March 2022


May the Lord be close to them to Gayle and Daniel as they live out in love the promises they have made to each other.

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Eimear and Joe on their wedding day.

We congratulate Éimear O’Connor and Joe Corry who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 26 February 2022.


May the Lord continue to bless Éimear and Joe as they live out in love the promises they made to each other.

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For weddings in 2021 and previous years please click below

Feast of the Holy Souls 2022

Tuesday, 2 November is the feast of All Souls when we remember and pray for our beloved dead.

Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Tuesday at 11am.

We will gather for a moment of prayer on Sunday, 6 November in Kilfiddane cemetery at 12.45pm and in Cranny cemetery at 1.30pm.