Fr Peter Tiernan to leave

Fr Peter Tiernan to leave

All in the parish were saddened and shocked when news filtered through last week that our parish priest of the last fifteen years, Fr Peter Tiernan will be leaving the parish of Carrickedmond on the 11th of September next and moving to a new parish in Cloone and Aughavas in Co Leitrim. During his time in our parish, Fr Peter proved himself to be a very genuine member of the clergy and was very popular with both young and old in the parish. The door of his home was always open to everyone. He was a quiet man of few words, a great man of prayer and a great supporter of all parish activities. His time among us will always be remembered. As we say good bye to Fr Peter and wish him good luck with his new appointment we remind him that “Good friends are hard to find, Harder to leave and impossible to forget”. As Fr Tiernan prepares to leaves us it has been announced that Fr Charlie Healy, St Marys, Athlone and a native of Dromard, Co. Longford will become the new parish priest of Carrickedmond and will commence his new appointment on the 11th of September next. We welcome and look forward to meeting Fr Charlie and wish him good luck in his new role in our parish.


Are coming to the parish to do Cardiac Screening on Saturday, the 30th August. The cost per head is €65. There are still a few places available and if you are interested please contact 0858515392 to arrange a booking.

Leaving Cert

Congratulations to all students from the parish who received their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday last. According to reports all were very happy with results achieved. We wish each one good luck with which ever pathway they follow into third level collage and with planning out their future.

Bus to Knock

A bus will travel to Knock from the parish on Sunday, the 7th September. To book tickets, please contact Fr Tiernan as soon as possible. The bus will leave Abbeyshrule at 9:40am and Carrickedmond at 9:50am. Tickets on the bus cost €16 for adults and are available in the Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule or from the Presbytery Carrickedmond.

Harvest Festival

The upcoming Harvest Festival press night will take place on Friday night next, the 22nd August in Gavs bar, Kenagh, commencing at 9:30pm. There will be music and refreshments on the night.


Well done to the Carrickedmond senior football team who recorded a good win over Rathcline on Sunday last in the Intermediate championship. Carrick have now qualified for the semi finals of this year’s championship and will play Cashel. Best of luck lads.

Adoration Vigil

The next First Friday/Saturday Reparation and Adoration vigil to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary is in the Chapel of Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown on Friday the 5th of Sept, commencing at 10 pm with the Holy rosary and Confession. Mass will be celebrated at 10.30pm. There are nine offices of prayer recited throughout the night with time for quiet prayer and adoration also. The vigil concludes after Benediction and the 6am mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain special graces, and to spend the night in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome. For further information contact 086 0405621 or 0861900640.

Classic Motorcycle Run

The 7th annual Abbeyshrule classic motorcycle run will take place on Sunday the 7th September commencing in Abbeyshrule village at 12noon. Entry is €20 per bike and includes refreshments and raffle. All proceeds are in aid of the Carrickedmond/Abbeyshrule defibrillator group. For more information contact John at 087-8372317.