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Rest in Peace 2020

Senan Mann, RIP

We pray for Senan Mann, Erribul who died on 14 February, 2020.
May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console all who loved him

Senan will repose at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 6.30pm to 8pm on Saturday.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 12.30pm followed by burial in Coolmeen.

Senan’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday 15 March at 9.30am.

 

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We pray for Michael Grogan, 88, late of Birrinfadda who died on 22 January 22, 2020 in New York.

Michael was predeceased by his siblings, Patrick, Thomas, May, and John.
May the Lord grant Michael eternal rest and console his wife, Sarah,  children, Sarah (John) Pallas, and Thomas, David (Katie), and Daniel Grogan, his grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Noah, Evelyn, Liam, and Claire, his sister, Gertie Casey, his nieces and nephews and all who loved him
A months mind Mass will be offered for Michael on Saturday, 22 February at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Cranny.

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Margaret Meaney, RIP

We pray for Margaret Meaney, née Finucane, Newbridge who died on 14 January, 2020.

Predeceased by her husband Joe and daughter Margaret.

May the Lord grant her eternal life and console her family Mary, Claire, John and Joseph, son in law Eugene, daughter in law Bríd, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Margaret will repose at St. Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen (V15 DD71) on Thursday 16th January from 5pm to 8pm. Margaret’s funeral  Mass will be celebrated on Friday  at 12noon followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon  Cemetery.

Margaret’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 16 February at 9.30am.

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Fran Harding, RIP

We pray for Fran Harding, Coolin, and formerly of Arrabeg, Carrig, Co. Tipperary who died on 12 January, 2020.

Predeceased by his son Shay.

May the Lord grant Fran eternal life and console his wife Sarah-Jane, parents Willie & Bridget, his brothers Alan, Declan, Brendan & Colm, sister Eileen, sisters-in-law Jan, Cathy, Connie, Fiona & Siobhain, brothers-in-law Michael, John, Darren, Tim & Keith, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.

Fran will repose on Wednesday at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Fran’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in Drumcliffe Cemetery, Ennis.

Fran’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 14 February at 7pm.

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We pray  for Mary Hanrahan (née O’Brien) Erribul & Ballymahon Co. Longford who died on 9 January,  2020 in her 94th year.

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

Mary will repose at Mullingar Hospital Mortuary Chapel on Saturday from 3pm with removal at 5pm to Ballymahon Church.

Mary’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11.30am on Sunday in St Matthew’s Church, Ballymahon followed by burial in Kilfidane cemetery, Coolmeen.

Mary’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 9 February at 9.30am.

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For bereavements in 2019 and previous years please click here

Parish Finance Council

financial statement with calculator and penThe following are the members of our parish finance council:

Antoinette Quinlivan, Chairperson;
Susan King, Secretary;

Des Murphy;
Catherine Corry;
Fr Albert McDonnell.

The next meeting our parish finance council is scheduled for Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 8pm to take place in the Parochial House, Coolmeen.

 

 

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February. It is the world day of prayer for the sick.

Mass included the sacrament of anointing will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Tuesday at 7pm.

Any person who is advanced in years or suffering from an illness may receive the sacrament of the sick.

In administering the sacrament  the priest anoints the person on the head saying ‘Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit’, and on the palms of the hands as saying ‘May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up.”

Pope Francis’ message centred on the theme of ‘“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) may be found 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, 27February  2020 at 8.30pm 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 – 6 January 2020

Monday, 6 January is the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (Little Christmas Day). It is a Holy Day of obligation.
In Radharc na nOileán pastoral  area  we will have the following Mass schedule:

  • St Mary’s Church, Cranny at  9.30am;
  • Church of Christ the King, Ballycorick  at 9.30am;
  • St Kieran’s Church, Labasheeda at 9.30am;
  • St Michael’s Church, Kildysart at 11am;
  • St Mary’s Church, Kilmurry McMahon at 11am;
  • St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday at 7pm;
  • Vigil Mass (Friday, 5 January) Our Lady of the Wayside, Lissycasey at 7.30pm.

The Feast of the Epiphany (the word means “manifestation”) celebrates the making known of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates the visit of the Three Kings (the Magi) to the Baby Jesus and the revelation Jesus’ birth beyond the Jewish world. The Kings brought gifts of gold (for a king), frankincense (for worship) and myrrh (for embalming, since Christ was to die for us). In Italy and other countries children receive gifts on this day.

Traditionally in Ireland, the day was known as ‘Nollaig na mBan’ as it was the day when women celebrated Christmas.

Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019

Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019:

During 2019 the following celebrations took place in our parish Churches, St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen and St Mary’s Church, Cranny:

Baptisms – 12

First Holy Communion – 2

Confirmation- 2

Marriages – 2

Funerals – 9

We pray that the Lord may always be present to us in the special and in the ordinary moments of our lives.

Rest in Peace – 2019

Jimmy Browne, RIP

We pray for Jimmy Browne who died on 29 December, 2019

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

Jimmy will repose in St Mary’s Church, Cranny from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 1pm followed by cremation in Shannon creamatorium.

Jimmy’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 8 February at 7pm.

 

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Michael O’Neill, RIP

We pray for Michael O’Neill, Clonkett who died on 15 Dec 2019 in his ninety-first year.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his nieces Maura, Sue, Ann,Bernie and Sheila, his nephew John and all who knew and loved him.

Michael will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny From 6pm to 8pm on Monday. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in Kildysart cemetery.

Michael’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 11 January 2020 at 7pm.

 

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We pray for Gertrude Hayes (née Keating) late of Limerick and Cragg

Gertrude Hayes, RIP

who died on 5 December, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband  David Aidan and her daughter Tessa, her sisters and brothers Marian, Michael, Joe, Pat, Bernie and Paul and all who knew and lover her.

Gertrude was the daughter of Mary & the late Micko Keating.

Gertrude will repose at Griffin’s Funeral Home, John’s Gate, Limerick on Saturday (Dec. 7th) from 6pm until removal at 8pm to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1pm on Sunday (Dec. 8th) followed by burial atCrecora (New) Cemetery.

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We pray for Mary Hynes, Lahinch who died on 24th November 2019.
Mary was predeceased by her husband John and son John, her sons-in-law Brian, Martin and Mervyn.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons Michael and Terry, her daughters, Maureen, Ann, Noelle and Irene (Shessive, Cranny), her brother Dan,  her grandchildren and all who loved her.

Mary will repose in the Church of St Michael and Our Lady, Ennistymon on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11am with burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery in Ennistymon.

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We pray for Senan Haugh late of Coolmeen & Dublin who died on 25 November, 2019.

Senan Haugh, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his brothers Fr Joe (Doonbeg), John (Castlebar), Fr Gerry (England), Tom (Coolmeen), his sisters Carmel Moloney (Kildysart), Sr Anne (England), sisters in law, nephews, nieces and all who loved him

Senan will repose in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm.

Senan’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12noon followed by burial in Burrane cemetery.

Senan’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 28 December at 12 noon.

 

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John Michael Frawley, RIP

We pray for John Michael Frawley, Derrynidane who died on 3 November, 2019.

John Michael will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Monday from 6pm to 8pm.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am with burial afterwards in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

May the Lord grant John  Michael eternal rest and console his sister Mary and all who mourn him.

John Michael’s month’s mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 7pm on Saturday, 7 December 2019.

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We pray for Margaret (Peggy) Harvey (née McMahon), Cooraclare and formerly Cranny who died on 4 September, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband Murty, son Paddy, daughters Mary and Bridget, daughter in law Carmel Collins, sons in law Pat Talty and Stephen Browne, sisters in law, grandchildren Colm, Sean, Liam and Thea, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and all who loved her.

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We pray for Mrs Mary Williams (née O’Keeffe) who died in England on Sunday, 25 August 2019. Mary was a sister of Fr Jack O’Keeffe, RIP.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her son Stephen, her brother Cronan and all who loved her.

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We pray for Tony O’Keeffe late of Crusheen and Westport, Co Mayo who died on  12 August, 2019.

Tony was the brother of Fr Jack O’Keeffe, RIP.

May the Lord grant Tony eternal rest and console his wife Marie, sons Micheál, Diarmaid, daughters Aoife, Róisín, grandchildren Aoibhe, Culainn, Ella, Éanna, Ódhran, Senan, Bláithín, Isabelle, Ailbhe, brother Cronan, sister May, daughters-in-law Audrey, Marie, sons-in-law Tony, Niall and all who loved him.

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We pray for Margaret (Peggy) McElligott (née Spillane), Tarbert, Co. Kerry who died on 1 August  2019.

We pray that the Lord may grant Peggy eternal rest and reunite her with her late husband Johnny. May the Lord console by her sons Michael and Gerard, her daughters Mary, Mairead, Kay (Cranny),  Martina, Angela and Jacqueline, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Peggy will repose  at her home until Sunday afternoon and at St Mary’s Funeral Home, Tarbert, on Sunday from 4pm until 8pm. Peggy will arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert, on Monday for Requiem Mass at 11am.

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We pray for Patrick Breen late of Moyfadda who died recently in London.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest, console his sister Eileen Lynch and all who mourn him.

A months mind Mass will be celebrated for Patrick in St Michael’s Church, Kildysart on Sunday, 7 July at 10.30am.

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We pray for John Grogan late of Birrinfadda who died recently in New York, USA.k

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

A months Mass will be offered for John in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 13 July at 8pm.

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We pray for Jai Fahr who died on 8 June, 2019.

Jai Fahr, RIP

Jai will repose at St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen from 6pm to 7.30pm on Sunday, 16 June. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 17 June at 11am followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium.

May the Lord grant Jai eternal rest and console who knew and loved her.

Jai’s  months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Thursday, 18 July at 8pm.

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Joseph McMahon, RIP

We pray for Joseph McMahon, Carrowreagh West who died on 16 March, 2019.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Claire, and family Noel, Shane, Sheila and Louise, daughter in law Caroline, son in law, Declan and Noel, brothers Michael, John and Thomas, sisters Mary and Nancy, grandchildren and all who loved him

Joseph will reðpose at St Mary’ Church, Cranny on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.  His requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Cranny cemetery.

Joseph’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Monday, 22 April (Easter Monday) at 8pm.

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We pray for Michael McMahon, Coolmeen Beg who died on 8 March.

Michael McMahon, RIP

May the Lord grant him eternal rest and console his wife Marie and his family Geraldine, Colin, Martina, Olive, Kenneth, Sharon and Brian, his sisters Mary, Nora and Anna and all who formed his circle of love and care. We also remember Michael’s daughter Muriel who died in 1994, Rest in Peace.

Michael will repose in St Benedict’s Church Coolmeen on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in Kildidane.

Michael’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Friday, 12 April at 8pm.

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We pray for Michael Meaney, Boloughera who died recently in Iowa, USA. Michael was the brother of the late Bernie Meaney, Boloughera and Irene Brown, Crown, Lissycasey.

May the Lord grant him eternal rest & console his family and all who loved him.

A months mind Mass will be offered for Michael in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday, 22 March at 7pm.

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Una Meehan, RIP

We pray for Una Meehan, née McNamara, formerly of Moyfadda, who died on the 26th January 2019, aged 87 in Florida, USA.

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

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We pray for Cepta Mc Nabb, née Behan, Ratoath, Co Meath & Coolmeen who died on 3 February, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and may she reunited her with her late husband Russell and her brother Denis. May the Lord console her sister Pat, brother Michael, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and all who loved her

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Kitty Meaney, RIP

Pray for Catherine (Kitty) Meaney (née O Halloran), Boloughera who died on Friday, 1 February 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her sons Kevin, Frank and John and all who loved her.

Kitty will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday from 5pm concluding with prayers for the dead at 7pm.

Kitty’s requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11am followed by burial in Lissycasey.

Kitty’s months mind Mass will  e celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday 2 March at 7pm.

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Pray for Mary Frawley (née  Normoyle ) Derryindane who died on

Mary Frawley, RIP

Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Mary  will repose at St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday  evening from 4pm with prayers for the dead at 6pm. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 12.30pm followed by burial in Kilmurry McMahon cemetery.

We pray that the Lord will take Mary to himself, where she will be reunited with her husband Joseph and her son Martin, her family Martina, Gerry, Bridget, Patrick and Noel, her daughters-in-law Aisling and Caroline, her son-in-law Enda and Colmun,  his sister Mary, her brother John,  and her 11 grandschilren and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Mary’s month mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 9 March at 7pm.

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We pray for Gabrielle Hehir (née Mc Namara), Carrowreagh East who

Gabrielle Hehir, RIP

died on 10 January, 2019.

May the Lord grant her eternal rest and console her husband John, her family Yvonne, Martina, Colm and David. her brother Gerard Mc Namara, daughter-in-law Jen, sons-in-law Brian and Tom, grandchildren Orla, Delia, William and Darragh, aunt Cis, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and all who formed her circle of love and care.

Gabrielle will repose at St. Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday evening from 4:30pm until 6:30pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Sunday at 12:30pm followed by interment in Cranny cemetery.

Gabrielle’s months mind Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Friday, 15 February at 8pm.

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For deaths in 2018 and previous years please click here

New Years Day – World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Wednesday  1 January is New Years Day and the World Day of Prayer for Peace,

Mass to pray God’s blessing on us as we begin 2020 will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Cranny at 12noon. 

All welcome to come to pray for peace and for the blessing of the Lord in 2020

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Baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2019

 

Matthew John O’Loughlin with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Matthew John O’ Loughlin into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Claire and Brendan.

Matthew John was baptished in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 28 December, 2019.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

 

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Cian McMahon with his parents on his baptism day.

We welcome Cian Tomás McMahon into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Edel and Kevin, Clondrinagh.

Cian was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on 16 November, 2019.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

 

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We welcome Michael Patrick Meaney into the family of faith.

Michael on his baptism day with his parents and sister.

Michael was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 26 October, 2019.

We congratulate his parents Bernie and Alan and his sister Olivia Boloughera and pray God’s continued blessing on the family.

 

 

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Ailís on her baptism day eith her parents Stephanie and Gareth and her sister Doireann.

We welcome Ailís Meabh O’Connell, Portmarnock, Co Dublin into the Christian family and congratulate her parents Stephanie and Gareth and Doireann her sister.

 

Ailís was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on 12 October, 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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We welcome Yvonne Bridget Pender into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Laura and Michael, Birrinfadda

Yvonne was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Sunday , 1 September 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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Oran on his baptism day with his parents Fiona and Patrick and his sister zLeah.

We welcome Oran Patrick Cleary into the family of faith and congratulate his parents Fiona and Patrick, Erribul and his sister Leah. 

Oran was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Sunday, 25 August 2019,

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

 

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We welcome Arlo Henry into our  family of faith and congratulate his

Arlo Henry with his parents on his baptism day.

parents Sinéad and Ian.

Arlo was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 15 June 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family

 

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Nathan O’Halloran with his parents on his baptism day.

 

 

 

We welcome Nathan John O’Halloran into the family of faith. 

Nathan was baptised on 23 March, 2019 in St Mary’s Church, Cranny. 

We congratulate his parents Angela and Pádraig, Birrinfadda and pray God’s blessing on the family.

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We welcome Kathleen Bríd Shannon into our family of faith and

Kathleen Bríd Shannon with her parents on her baptism day.

congratulate her parents Orla and Richie, Carrowreagh West.

 Kathleen was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on Saturday, 23 February 2019.

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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Ria with her parents and brother and sister on her baptism day.

We welcome Ria Grace Casey into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Louise and Declan, Clondrinagh, her sister Ava May and her brother Kelan. 

Ria was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the Feast of the Presentation, 2 February 2019.

May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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Saibh Shannon Ní Cheallaigh with her parents and brother on her baptism day.

We welcome Saibh Shannon Ní Cheallaigh into the family of faith and congratulate her parents Úna and Barry & her brother Iarla

Saibh was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Cranny on the Feast of the Baptism of  the Lord, 13 January 2019

May the Lord always bless and protect the family.

 

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Seóda with her parents, brother snd sister on her baptism day.

We welcome Seóda Marian McMahon into our family of faith and congratulate her parents Helen and Seán, Gortnafrehane, her brother Dáire and sister Fíadh.

Seóda was baptised in St Benedict’s Church, Coolmeen on Saturday, 5 January 2019.

 May the Lord continue to bless the family.

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For baptisms in Coolmeen-Cranny in 2018 and previous years please click here

Christmas 2019 in Radharc na nOileán