Rest in Peace 2021

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Sonny Crowley, RIP.

We pray for James (Sonny) Crowley, Ennis, Cragg, and London who died on 17 July 2021.

Sonny was pre-deceased by his son Michael, his parents Janie and Jim, his brother Michael and his sister Peggy.

Sonny is sadly missed by his daughter Rita Haverty (Roscommon), Raymond (Roscommon), James ( London) and Suzie (London), brothers Sean, P.J. and Thomas, sister Nancy, daughter in law Maureen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters in law, brother in law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

May he Rest in Peace.

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We pray for Sylvia Marrinan (née Clancy) Kilrush who died on 4 July, 2021.

Sylvia Marrinan, RIP


Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Kevin and her brothers Michael & Martin and her nephew Colm.


 May the Lord console her family Oliver, Albert (Cranny), Carmel (Kildysart), Henry, Imelda, Leo, Philip, Declan, Eugene, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and all who loved her.

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We pray for Fr Paul Kenny SSC, Clondrina who died on 29 June predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary; his sisters Maura and Josephine, his brothers Seán and Michael and all who loved him.

Fr Paul Kenny, SSC


May the Lord console his sisters Sr. Brìd, Magheramore , Co Wicklow and Catherine McGarry, New York and all who loved him.


Fr Paul’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Dalgan Park at 11am on Thursday 1 July followed by burial in the community cemetery.

Ar dheis De go raibh anam uasal.

A month’s mind Mass for Fr Paul will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 30 July at 8pm.

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Fr Paul Kenny was born in Coolmeen on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, 29th June 1930. He was educated at Coolmeen NS and St Flannan’s College, Ennis before coming to Dalgan in 1948 where he was ordained priest on 21st December 1954.
He finished an MA in Anthropology in Fordham, NY before taking up an appointment to in a war devastated Korea in 1957. After initial language studies he was appointed to Chunchon diocese and spent a year in the parish of Hongchon before becoming pastor in Mulgubi until his first home furlough in Ireland in 1963. The following year he was back in Korea as pastor in Chumunjin on the east coast until he was asked to take on the role of chaplain in the Sacred Heart Women’s College in Chunchon. Then he became Attaché to the Papal Nuncio in Seoul and Spiritual Director in the national seminary. This brought him to Australia in 1975 for four years to direct the Spiritual Year programme in Turramurra.
When he returned to Korea he continued in parish minisry for a further fifteen years in Tobongdong (Seoul), Sangtaewondong (Suwon) and Tuamdong (Kwangju). From 1994 he was Spiritual Director to Columban and other students and professor at the Catholic University of Korea. Leaving Korea in 2009 he continued pastoral work in Rockville Center Diocese in New York for another four years.
Retiring to Ireland nearly sixty years after he first sailed away it was his precious Korean/ English keyboard that allowed him to keep in touch with his many friends across the globe and he never lost his eagerness to expand his excellent command of the Korean language in both hangul and hanmun. A great blessing Paul enjoyed all his years in Korea and again in Ireland was the presence of his sister Brid (now 99 yrs old) with the Columban Sisters just down the road .
Paul died peacefully on his 91st birthday in the Nursing Home in Dalgan.

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We pray for Maura Connellan (née Considine), Lisroe, Kilmaley who died on 28 May, 2021 in her 99th year.

Maura Connellan, RIP

Maura was pre-deceased by her loving husband Martin, her sons Kevin, John, Joseph and her grandchildren Muriel, Lisa and Canice.

Maura is regretted by her family Marie (Coolmeen), Michael, Dermot, Brendan, Bríd and Gerry, her sister Philomena, her granddaughter Martina (Kildysart), her other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends and neighbours.

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We pray for William (Willie) Corbett, Corofin who died on 15 May 2021.

Willie Corbett, RIP

Willie was predeceased by his precious daughter, Brid.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Kathleen, his family John, Michael, Pat, Marie, Brian and Sinead (Coolmeen), his brothers, Paddy, Joe and Gerry, his grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, cousins and all who loved him.

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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.

Pat’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen at 12noon on Saturday, 12 June.

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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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