Rest in Peace 2021

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We pray for Patricia better knows as Pat Reidy (née Behan) who died on 10 May, 2021.

Pat Reidy, RIP

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John Joe, daughter Mary, granddaughter Kate, great granddaughter Eva, brother Michael, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephew’s, niece’s, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Due to Government guidance around public gatherings a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Benedict’s Church Coolmeen at 11.30am on Wednesday followed with private Cremation at Shannon Crematorium at 2pm.

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We pray for Fr John Donnelly, retired Parish Priest of Lorrha & Dorrha, Co. Tipperary who died on 9 May, 2021.

Fr John Donnelly, RIP

Fr John was a native of Kinnitty, Co Offaly and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 73 years.  He was born on 23 March, 1923. He was a past pupil of St Flannan’s College, Ennis. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth where he was ordained on June 20th1948.

His first appointment in 1948 was in the Diocese of Nottingham in the U.K. He returned to Ireland in 1950 to become curate in Cranny, Co. Clare. In July 1952 he was appointed as curate in Whitegate Co. Clare. In July 1957 he moved to Kilkishen, Co Clare as curate and in 1965 he was appointed curate in Corofin, Co. Clare. His next move was in 1970 to Killaloe as curate where he served for 10 years until 1980. He was appointed P.P of Ruan & Dysart Parish, Co. Clare in July 1980. He moved as Parish Priest to Lorrha and Dorrha in 1987 where he ministered until his retirement as P.P in 1998.  He was appointed A.P in the same parish in July 1998 and continued to work as a priest of the parish until 2012.

He died at his home in the parochial house, Rathcabban, Co Tipperary.

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Pray for Patrick (Pakie) Meaney, Limerick, Cork and Newbridge, Coolmeen who died on 22 April.

Pakie Meaney, RIP


Pakie was husband of the late Joan and brother of the late Joe, Newbridge.


May the Lord console his family Mairead, Olive & Kevin, daughter in law Geraldine, sons in law Kevin & Bobby, grandchildren, great-grandchildren & all who loved him.

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We pray for Mary Mc Cormack (née Kelly) Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Cranny, Co. Clare who died on 15 April, 2021.

Mary McCormack, RIP

Mary was predeceased by her husband Paddy and grandchildren Patrick and Bláithín.
May the Lord grant Mary eternal rest and console her daughters Anne Hickey and Mary Armitage and her son John, sons in law Pat and Noel, daughter in law Fiona, adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sister Ellen Coyne (USA), sister in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews and all who loved her.. 

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We pray for Tomás O’Halloran, Moyralla who died on 8 April, 2021.

Tomás O’Halloran, RIP

Tomás was pre-deceased by his sister Maureen.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Teresa, his family Avril, Pádraig, David and Mairéad, his grandchildren Séan, Ellen, Dylan, Nadine, Lorcan, Nathan and Saoirse, his sons in law James and John and his daughters in law Collette and Angela, his sisters Peig and Betty, his brothers in law, his sisters-in-law, his nieces, nephews and all who loved him.

Tomás’ funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 1pm on Sunday 11 April. People are invited to carefully abide by the public health regulations.

Tomás months mind Mass will celebrated on Saturday, 8 May at 8pm.

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We pray for Martin Browne, Ennis and Cranny who died on 27 March, 2021.

Martin Browne, RIP

May the Lord grant Martin eternal rest and console his wife Sharon, his brothers John, Siney, Mikey, Tommy, Kieran and Doney, his sister Mary and all who loved him.

Martin’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis at 11am on Wednesday followed by burial in Drumcliffe.

You may join in the funeral Mass through the Ennis parish webcam ennisparish.com/our-parish/web-cam/

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We pray for Peggy McGrath, (née Talty), Carrowreagh East who died on Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Peggy McGrath, RIP

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Seán, her sister Mary Mulvey and her brother Hughie.

May the Lord grant Peggy eternal rest and console her sons Michael & John, daughter Mary, daughters in law Deirdre & Jackie, son in law Francis Kennedy, grandchildren Aidan, Colm, Aisling, Ian, Niall, Michael, Mark and Laura, brothers Micheal, John, Pat, T.J. and Christy, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who loved her.

Peggy’s requiem Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny, on Wednesday 17th February at 11am followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

You may view Peggy’s funeral Mass here.

https://vimeo.com/event/703679/videos/512948426/

Peggy’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 13 March and may be viewed on Coolmeen parish webcam.

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We pray for Peggy Coote (née Morgan), Gallows Hill, Ennis and formerly of Cranny, Co. Clare, who died on 6 February 2021.

Peggy Coote, RIP

Peggy was the wife of the late Tony.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her brother Patrick, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephew,, neighbours and all who loved her

Peggy’s funeral Mass (family only) be celebrated in Ennis Cathedral, on Monday (8th Feb) at 11am followed by burial in Drumcliffe cemetery.

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We pray for Stephen Meaney, Green Park, Ennis and Cranny, Co. Clare who died on 24 January 2021.

Stephen Meaney, RIP

Stephen was the husband of the late Mary. 

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console children Clare, Sheila, Brid, Brendan and Ruth, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, 9 grandchildren, sisters Sr. Mary, Theresa and Eileen, brother Marty, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces relatives, neighbours and friends.

Stephen’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in Ennis Cathedral, on Wednesday (27th Jan) at 2.30 pm followed by burial in Drumcliffe Cemetery.

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For deaths in 2020 and previous years please click here

Coolmeen-Cranny Parish Accounts 2020.

Kildysart Parish Accounts 2019 | Parish of Kildysart

Our 2020 parish accounts are available on our parish website and on our Church notice board. If any parishioner has a query you are very welcome to contact Fr Albert McDonnell or our pastoral office.

We wish to thank you for your generous support of our parish. We are especially grateful to our parishioners who use the weekly envelope which allows the parish to avail of the tax refund scheme. We now have the additional facility of a donate button on our parish website which allows you to make either a once-off or a recurring donation using your bank card.

The ongoing public health emergency is having a major impacts on our lives and wellbeing. In common with most parishes and charities Coolmeen Cranny parish experiences a considerable drop in income in 2020. Our parish income dropped by 30% in 2020. Hopefully we will be able to bring our parish finances back into balance before too long.

The key details of our income/expenditure for 2020 are as follows.

Income  2020€22,595.93
Expenses    2020€29,922.05
Shortfall in 2020€7,326.12

We wish to thank our parish pastoral and finance councils and our secretary Liza Nagle for their work in caring for our parish finances.

A summary of our 2020 accounts can accessed 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 Thursday, 27 May 2021 at 8pm on zoom.

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.

Holy Week & Easter 2021

Holy Week is the most sacred week of the year for Christians. Due to the public health emergency it is not possible for us to attend Church in person this year. However, we can join in the celebration of the Last Supper, the passion and death of Christ and his glorious Resurrection through our parish webcams and Facebook live from our homes.

The following is the schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies in our pastoral area.

Holy ThursdayGood FridayHoly SaturdayEaster Sunday
Coolmeen8pm3pm9pm
Kildysart8pm11am
Ballycorick8pm3pm8pm9.30am
Lissycasey7.30pm3pm9pm11am
Kilmurry McMahon8pm11am
Labasheeda7pm

Feast of St Patrick – Wednesday, 17 March.

Next Wednesday, 17 March is the feast of St Patrick, our national apostle. You are welcome to join in Mass from your homes from the Churches in our pastoral area at the following times.

Tuesday vigil Mass. Coolmeen webcam 7pm
Ballycorick radio 7pm
Wednesday morning. Kildysart webcam 11am
Lissycasey webcam 11am
Labasheeda Facebook 11am.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

(Prayer in the traditon of St Patrick)

Ash Wednesday- 17 February 2021.

Ash Wednesday: On Ash Wednesday, we place the sign of the cross on our foreheads with ashes while saying Repent and Believe in the Gospel.

This year, while the reason for Ash Wednesday remains the same, our celebration will change. Sadly, it is not possible to gather in Church as a community.

However, you are welcome to collect individual sachets of blessed ashes from any of the Churches in our pastoral area after Mass on Wednesday to take to your home.

A gentle reminder to avoid gathering in groups in Church and to respect the two metre distance.

Rest in Peace 2020.

We pray for Tara Marie McMahon (New York) who died on 27 December, 2020 at the age of 30, due to complications arising from surgery. 

Tara is the daughter of Maura McGee McMahon (NY) and Murty McMahon (RIP) from Cranny, and brother to Sean and Brian.  She will be missed by her many friends here in Ireland.

Tara McMahon, RIP

Tara’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 31st at 10:45 am at St. Elizabeth’s Church. 268 Wadsworth Ave, New York.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on January 24th, 2021. It may be viewed on the Kildysart parish webcam (link on http://www.kildysartparish.org)

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We pray for Anthony Keavey, Ballydineen who died on 19 December, 2020.

Tony Keavey, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Mary, his children, grandchildren, brothers Paddy, Michael, and John, sisters Margaret, Joan, Bridget and Anna, extended family and all who loved him.

Tony was predeceased by his sisters Kathleen and Maureen. 

Tony’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated on Tuesday, 22 December at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Cranny followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

Tony’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Tuesday, 19 January at 7pm. People may join in the Mass by means of the Kildysart parish webcam (link on http://www.kildysartparish.org)

https://www.ipcamlive.com/kildysartchurch

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We pray for Joseph McMahon, Alyroe who died in England on 25 May, 2020.

Joseph McMahon


May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his daughter Ita, his son Joe, his brothers Gerard and Pakie and all who loved him.

Mass will be offered for Joseph in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 16 December at 7pm.


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Martin Kelly, RIP

We pray for Martin Kelly, San Mateo, California and formerly of Tonlegee, Kildysart, Co. Clare who died on 7 November, 2020.

May the Lord grant Martin eternal rest and console his wife Teresa (née Sheedy) his family Raymond and Martina, brothers Michael (Tonlegee), Seán (Coolmeen), sisters-in-law Bridget & Bridie, son-in-law Darren, grandchildren Hannah, Catherine, Ronan and Domonic, and many nieces, nephews and friends and all who loved him.

Martin’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, San Mateo, California on Saturday, November 14th 2020.

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Tom Pender RIP

We pray for Tom Pender, Boloughera who died on 10 November, 2020.

Tom was predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary and his brother Michael.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his brother Jack, his sister Mary Quinlivan, his sisters-in-law Mary and Margaret, his nieces Andrea, Bridgee, Mary, Patricia, Erin, Michelle and Suzanne, his nephew Michael, his grandnieces, grandnephews and all who loved him.

Tom’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am on Friday followed by burial in Kilchreest.

Tom’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 7pm on Saturday, 19 December.

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Michael Breen, RIP

We pray for Michael Breen, Newmarket-on-Fergus and previously of Moyfadda who died on 6 November, 2020.

Michael was predeceased by his sister Angela and brother Patrick.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Nuala, daughter Àine, son Conor, sisters Maura, Susan, Eileen and Ann, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, friends and all who formed part of his circle of love and care.

Michael’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Newmarket-On-Fergus, this Monday (9th November) at 12 noon followed by burial in Lemenagh cemetery.

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Sr Bridget, RIP

We pray for Sr Bridget Quinlivan Kilmurry McMahon who died in Clacton-on-Sea, England. 

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her Community her sister in law Mary her nephews Paddy and John, Carrowreagh West, her nieces Mary & Patricia, other nieces, grand nieces, grand nephews and all who loved her.

Sr Bridget lived 73 years in religious life as a Sister of Mercy.

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Teresa Sheerin Ryan, RIP

We pray for Teresa Sheerin Ryan, Kilmaley, Ennisg and Cranny who died on 8 September, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her children & all who loved her.

Teresa’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Ennis Cathedral at 3pm on Friday 11 September (family and close friends only).

The Mass may be viewed on Ennis parish webcam

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Breda Fitzpatrick, RIP

We pray for Breda Fitzpatrick (née Shannon), Kilmihil and Kilmurry McMahon who died on 25 August 2020.

Breda was predeceased by her husband Seán.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her son Michael, her daughters Maeve (O’ Neill, Erribul), Catherine (Corry, Coolmeen) and Rita, her daughter-in-law Josephine, her sons-in-law Seán and Senan, her grandchildren and all who loved her.

Funeral Mass for family and friends will be celebrated  in St Michael’s Church, Kilmihil at 12noon on Thursday.

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John Normoyle, RIP

We pray for John Normoyle, Newbridge, Coolmeen who died on 14 July 2020.

May the Lord grant John eternal rest and console his family John Noel, Anne-Marie and Patsy, his son in law, Brendan, his daughters-in-law Michelle and Tina, his grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who knew and loved him.

John’s funeral Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 11am on Friday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

John’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Wednesday, 19 August at 8pm.

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Mary Lynch , RIP

We pray for Mary (May) Browne (née Lynch), Moohane, Newmarket-on-Fergus who died on 17 June 2020.

My the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her parents Bridie and Haulie, her husband Michael, daughters Bernadette, Rosemary, and Majella, sons-in-law Damien and David, brothers Jim and Pat, sister Breeda, sisters-in-law Mary and Deirdre, Aunts and Uncles, her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who knew and lover her.

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Anne Callinan, RIP

We pray for Anne Callinan (née Hanrahan),  Birrinfadda who died on 13 June, 2020.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and be close to her special daughter Caroline, her cousins, her neighbours, friends and all who loved her.

Anne’s funeral Mass (family only) will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 11am on Tuesday followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon.

May she rest in peace.

Anne’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 11 July at 8pm.

Continue reading “Rest in Peace 2020.”

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – 10 January 2021.


Next Sunday, 10 January is the feast of Baptism of the Lord which recalls the baptism of Christ in the River Jordan at the beginning of his public ministry.


During our 11am Mass in Kildysart we will pray for the babies who were recently baptised in Coolmeen-Cranny parish together with their parents and families.


You can take part in the Mass through the Kildysart Facebook page or Kildysart parish webcam (kildysartparish.org). Unfortunately, due to problems with wifi it is not possible to livestream from Coolmeen or Cranny.

Weddings in 2020

Éimear and Robert on their wedding day.

We congratulate Éimear Greene, Moyralla, Coolmeen and Robert Shanley, Ennis who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at St Patrick’s Church, Fanore on 11 December, 2020.

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We congratulate Marie Corry, Coolmeen & Niall Healy, Castlegar, County Galway, who celebrated the sacrament of marriage at Moycullen Parish Church on Thursday 31st December, 2020.

Marie ans Niall on their wedding day.

May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they have exchanged.



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We congratulate Agnes Lucas, Cranny and Adrian Roche, Cork who celebrated the sacrament of marriage in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 5 December 2020.

Agnes and Adrian on their wedding day.


May the Lord bless them as they live out in love the promises they exchanged.




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For weddings in 2019 and previous years please click below

Pastoral Office.

Due to the public health emergency our pastoral office will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
However, you may contact us by telephone (065 6832838) or e mail radharcpastoralarea@gmail.com from 9.30 to 13.30, Monday to Friday.