The burial took place last Thursday of Father Brian Clarke of the Mill Hill Missionaries
He served for many years in
At the weekend Masses in the parish some Sisters from the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for
At the weekend Malcolm Trezel and his wife visited the village. Malcolm told us that some 30 years ago he and his brother Roger came to Shannonbridge on a number of fishing holidays. Hopefully they will return again soon.
On Sunday evening on Midland Radio Ricey Scully presented a two hour program dedicated to the late Ciaran Kelly, the Ceili Band leader from Clonfinlough. The program had been recorded on last Wednesday in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone. Many people had their memories of the late Ciaran and I liked the one from Tony Kenny Banagher now Ferbane. Tony remembered building the school at Shannonbridge in 1940 working as a 16 year old with the family builders. At that time he met the late Mickey Joe Reid from Shannonbridge whom Tony reckoned was an outstanding musician that played the accordion. Ciaran Kelly was also working building the school and the two of them learned a lot from Mickey Joe. They used to play in Mrs Mc Evoy’s house beside the school. He remembered playing Ceili Dances in Moran’s kitchen in Shannonbridge, which is now The Fort Restaurant along with Ciaran Kelly and Mickey Joe and the late Pat Corbett and Tommy Corbett who was the drummer.
The Irish Times goes free online today at www.irishtimes.com which is a welcome event.
Sunday and today is fine but the same Irish Times fide day forecast has a lot of blue slanted lines forecast for the next three days.
This evening four men arrived in Shannonbridge by boat. While talking to them the leader told me that he was a Cronin from
This man was also into history and told me that the Ely O Carrolls went to