The late Kathleen Mulligan

The late Kathleen Mulligan

There was much sadness and genuine regret on Sunday last when the news became known that Kathleen Mulligan of Tully, Coolarty had passed to her eternal reward in St James’ hospital in Dublin following a very short illness. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Catherine Mulligan and her sister Mary and her nephew Paul, Kathleen was in her mid fifties and she was a very kind gentle lady who lived a very ordinary quiet life in her lovely home in Tully. Kathleen was happiest when she was caring for her pets and listening to her country music and on a Friday she travelled to Granard to do her weekly shopping. Kathleen will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her but more so by her sisters Margo Corcoran and Josephine Lynch, her brothers Tom, PJ and Brendan, her nephews, nieces, uncles, aunt and extended family. Kathleen was laid to rest in the family plot in Granardkille cemetery following Mass on Thursday morning and good crowds attended to say farewell to one of our true ladies and to offer sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.

Golden Jubilee

Congratulations to Joe and Rose Cooley, Molly who celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on Friday last March 6th. On that date in 1965 Clare man Joe and Colmcille native Rose Reilly were united in holy marriage in Wembley so we join with their family and many friends in wishing them many more happy years together. We also welcome Rose home as in recent weeks she made the trip to New York to visit her son Colin and we can only imagine the surprise he got when his Mam arrived at his door.

The late Pat Murphy

On Monday last March 2nd the entire area was shocked and saddened as the news spread that Pat Murphy of Aughagreagh, Ballinalee had passed to his eternal reward suddenly at his home. Predeceased by his son, Frankie on October 11th last, Pat was one true gentleman who it was always a great joy to meet and share a joke and a chat with and he always had a great welcoming smile on his face. Pat will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and especially by his loving wife Ellie Jo, son Dermot, daughters Imelda Cooke and Dolores, grandchildren, brother Frank and extended family to who we extend sincere and deepest sympathy at this very sad time. May he and Frankie rest in peace.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Kiernan and family, Drumeel on the recent death of her sister, Elisabeth Dalton and to the family and friends of Peter Murphy, Soran who passed to his eternal reward last week. May they rest in peace.

Are you assist trained?

If so would you like to become part of a community volunteer group who want to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. A meeting will be held in the EDI centre in Longford on Tuesday March 24th next at 7-30pm.

Vintage Run

Will be held on 15th March at 12pm from Creegan’s, Bunlahy. Vintage and Modern Tractors, Cars, Motorbikes, Lorries, Ass & Carts are welcome. This fundraiser is in aid of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund and Bunlahy Area Action Group. Entry fee is €20 per vehicle and registration time starts at 10:30am. The run will be followed by music by Rhythm & Sticks. Refreshments served throughout the day. Donations welcome and appreciated. (Strictly no Loaders, Implements, Passengers allowed on vehicles). Please contact Pauric 087-2571626 or David 087-7970464 with queries. Looking forward to a great day!

Defibrillator training

Will be held on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March at 7pm in Creegan’s Bunlahy. Cost is €25. Training is certified and will be completed within the one evening. Please contact David 087-7970464 or Mary 0879964366 to book your preferred evening.


Ballymore GAA held their monthly draw in Creegan’s on Saturday night last and the first prize of one thousand euro was won by P J Creegan, Crott while Derek and Theresa Fahy, Killeen; Pat O’Hara, Toneywarden and John Donohue, Tully all won one hundred euro each. Next draw in McElvaney’s at the end of March.