Clondra

DEATH: The late Christina Farrell NT. The death occurred last weekend of Chris Farrell retired school principle at her residence in Clonker Moydow. Frail and in ill health for a number of years, but through sheer determination and will power continued to live her life as normal, sadly passed away in her sleep on the 17th May. Deceased affectionately known as Chris was a native of Charlestown Co Mayo. Following her teacher training years her fist job was in Manorhamilton Co Leitrim. She came to Clondra NS in 1955 settled in well in the community making life long friends and completely dedicated to her pupils and teaching profession. Some years later it was her destiny to meet and marry her husband Pat Farrell of Clonker Moydow. They were married in Knock in 1966 and have two sons Gerry and Colm. Later deceased became principle in Clondra NS where she continued to teach for the next 38 years until 1991.Following that continued to teach for while in both Longford convent NS and Ardagh. Always a committed and dedicated teacher she was held in high regard by her pupils and parents alike, available after school hours and got involved in community activities in Clondra. A lady with a deep sense of her faith. Chris also had a great love of the Irish language and the history of the country, kept in touch with her county Mayo and an ardent support of the GAA throughout her life. She loved and enjoyed a good debate on various subjects, be it politics or current affairs of the day. A founder member of Clondra Dramatic Society in the mid 1970s she produced the first four plays “The Country Boy”, “The Field”, “ All the Kings Horses” and “In Wild Earth” . Theatre was one of her great loves and interests. Her influence was such that the Drama Society continued to stage 9 more consecutive plays and Chris was always involved in helping out. She was to the fore in helping out with fundraising in the community such as table quizzes, sponsored mountain climbs for the missions and charity walks. Her home in Moydow was always open where a warm welcome awaited past pupils teaching friends (colleagues) such was her genuine interest in people and their lives. Deceased had a great interest in her past pupils for whom she opened many doors and was delighted when they achieved their goals as so many did. Judging by the very large crowds who called to the houses and attended the removal , the late Chris was held in very high esteem by all who had the good fortune to have met her throughout her life. A genuine person always there quietly in the background and never one for the limelight. Her funeral mass was con-celebrated in Moydow church along with four of her past pupils on the alter, Fr Sean Casey PP Killoe Fr Seamus Casey chaplain AIT Athlone, Fr Tom Murray St Mels College Longford and Fr Jimmie McDonnell missionary Granada West Indies. To her sorrowing husband Pat, sons Gerry and Colm, daughter in law Jude,grandchildren Daire, Roisin and Killian, brother John Sligo, nephew , cousins relatives, many friends & neighbours we extend our deepest sympathy . May she RIP.

DEATH: The late Christina Farrell NT. The death occurred last weekend of Chris Farrell retired school principle at her residence in Clonker Moydow. Frail and in ill health for a number of years, but through sheer determination and will power continued to live her life as normal, sadly passed away in her sleep on the 17th May. Deceased affectionately known as Chris was a native of Charlestown Co Mayo. Following her teacher training years her fist job was in Manorhamilton Co Leitrim. She came to Clondra NS in 1955 settled in well in the community making life long friends and completely dedicated to her pupils and teaching profession. Some years later it was her destiny to meet and marry her husband Pat Farrell of Clonker Moydow. They were married in Knock in 1966 and have two sons Gerry and Colm. Later deceased became principle in Clondra NS where she continued to teach for the next 38 years until 1991.Following that continued to teach for while in both Longford convent NS and Ardagh. Always a committed and dedicated teacher she was held in high regard by her pupils and parents alike, available after school hours and got involved in community activities in Clondra. A lady with a deep sense of her faith. Chris also had a great love of the Irish language and the history of the country, kept in touch with her county Mayo and an ardent support of the GAA throughout her life. She loved and enjoyed a good debate on various subjects, be it politics or current affairs of the day. A founder member of Clondra Dramatic Society in the mid 1970s she produced the first four plays “The Country Boy”, “The Field”, “ All the Kings Horses” and “In Wild Earth” . Theatre was one of her great loves and interests. Her influence was such that the Drama Society continued to stage 9 more consecutive plays and Chris was always involved in helping out. She was to the fore in helping out with fundraising in the community such as table quizzes, sponsored mountain climbs for the missions and charity walks. Her home in Moydow was always open where a warm welcome awaited past pupils teaching friends (colleagues) such was her genuine interest in people and their lives. Deceased had a great interest in her past pupils for whom she opened many doors and was delighted when they achieved their goals as so many did. Judging by the very large crowds who called to the houses and attended the removal , the late Chris was held in very high esteem by all who had the good fortune to have met her throughout her life. A genuine person always there quietly in the background and never one for the limelight. Her funeral mass was con-celebrated in Moydow church along with four of her past pupils on the alter, Fr Sean Casey PP Killoe Fr Seamus Casey chaplain AIT Athlone, Fr Tom Murray St Mels College Longford and Fr Jimmie McDonnell missionary Granada West Indies. To her sorrowing husband Pat, sons Gerry and Colm, daughter in law Jude,grandchildren Daire, Roisin and Killian, brother John Sligo, nephew , cousins relatives, many friends & neighbours we extend our deepest sympathy . May she RIP.