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Eimear’s remains to arrive home

IT is understood that the family of Eimear Noonan will return home from France this Thursday, after the Department of Justice in France issued a permit, enabling them to bring their 21-year-old daughter home. The young teacher from Caher in Killanena, a recent graduate of University College Cork,  the only daughter of Flan and Mary Noonan. She died tragically following a fall while out running in a public park in Annonay in the south of France were she was a teacher at Font Chevalier Primary School. Her funeral mass is expected to take place this Sunday at 12 noon. In a statement on social media, her brother and Clare U-21 hurler, Cathal, said the family would like to “thank all of those who have supported us in recent days”. He said, “French authorities have now confirmed to us the heartbreaking news that our beloved Eimear died, following a fall while running on Wednesday, November 8. “Eimear celebrated her 21st birthday in …

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Olive Foley’s tribute to ‘soulmate’

Details of the last conversation former Munster legend, Anthony Foley had with his wife, Olive and son, Tony were revealed during his funeral mass in St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe on Friday. Olive recalled the last time she spoke to her husband was last Saturday week, just hours before he passed away from a heart attack at the Munster team hotel in Paris. “We chatted about the lads and how they were getting on in the athletics, and how Tony was faring in the javelin.” “Tony had a chat with too. It was a lovely conversation… I didn’t know it would be our last,” she said, breaking down. During a heart-rendering tribute, she praised her “soul mate” with whom she had spent “seventeen wonderful years” of marriage. She drew laughter from the packed church of 500 several times, describing life with Anthony, affectionately known as “Axel” and their two boys Tony and Dan. Foley, who wasn’t known as a talker, would …

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Anthony Foley’s magical family moments

Anthony Foley, the family man, was the central theme of the homily at his funeral mass in St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe today (Friday). The homily, which reflected on the gentle side of a man who was a formidable presence on the rugby field, was delivered by Clarecastle parish priest, Fr Pat Malone, a long time friend of the Foley family. Fr Pat said, “My first words and thoughts today go to you Olive, to [sons Tony and Dan, [parents] Shelia and Brendan, [sisters] Rosie and Orla; and they are simple words we use at funerals when we don’t know what to say. ‘I am sorry for your trouble’. These words say it all today. Sorry to see you in such shock and pain. Sorry to hear, as you expressed it yourselves in your very moving family statement earlier in the week, that “we have been plunged deep into an incomprehensible darkness and sense of loss”. Sorry to hear that Anthony has died. “Olive, …

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Strict traffic plan for Anthony Foley’s funeral

Gardaí will have a strict traffic plan in place for the funeral in Killaloe tomorrow (Friday) of Munster and Ireland rugby star, Anthony Foley. The funeral mass will take place at St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe at 12 noon, with burial after in Relig Nua graveyard. A one way system will be in place around Killaloe along the R463 with the junction of Killaloe Bridge, to Abbey Street Covent Hill, right onto Crossroads, Thomas Street, Chapel Street, left onto New Street and back onto the main Scariff Road – R463. To enable the free flowing of the one way system the following junctions will be closed off to traffic: ·         New Street/ Main Street junction ·         Thomas/Chapel Street junction ·         St Flannan’s Road / Main Street junction ·         St Flannan’s Road/ Covent Hill junction ·         New Street / Ogonnelloe Road junction ·         The Green / main Killaloe square will be free of all traffic for the rest of Thursday and Friday. Funeral vehicular traffic coming from the Birdhill Road/M7 direction …

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Funeral arrangements for Caitríona Lucas

The funeral arrangements for  Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas (née Deely) have been announced. Caitríona Lucas lost her life at sea on Monday while she and two of her fellow coast guard team were on a rescue mission in Kilkee. She will be reposing at Liscannor Church this evening, Wednesday, from 5pm with funeral prayers at 8pm. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 11am and with burial afterwards in Kilmacreehy Cemetery, in Liscannor. A request has been made for family flowers only please and donations, if desired, can be made to Doolin Rescue. Meanwhile, Fr Joe Hourigan, parish priest of Lissycasey where missing man David McMahon is from, said, “Our community is in total sympathy with Catriona Lucas’ community.  

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Death of Ireland’s oldest person

Ireland’s oldest person has passed away in her 109th year. Nora Canavan, née Mullins, was born in Monreel, Ennistymon on March 9, 1908 but lived most of her live at St Catherine’s, Doolin. She became the oldest person in Ireland earlier this year following the death of 109-year-old Mayo woman Molly Madden. Nora has been described as a family woman who liked crochet and gardening. She also enjoyed traditional music, had a strong faith, and said that hard work was the secret of a long life. Her life was documented by Cuimhneamh an Chláir, the Clare oral history and folklore group. Pre-deceased by her husband Stephen, who she married in 1920, the couple had seven children. She is survived by a wide circle of friends and family, including great-great grandchildren. Her remains will repose at her residence in Doolin this Thursday evening, arriving in Doolin Church for funeral mass at 12 noon on Friday. Burial is to the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Doolin.

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Brothers warned to steer clear of Clare

SIX brothers have been ordered to stay out of counties Clare and Mayo “unless they have a court appearance or need to consult with their solicitors”. This was one of the conditions of bail in the case against the brothers,varying in ages from late 20s to early 30s, who appeared before Judge Mary Devins at Castlebar District Court on Tuesday on charges arising out incidents at a funeral in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo on Monday. Michael McDonagh, Thomas McDonagh, Owen McDonagh, Johnny McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh and Martin McDonagh, who had been taken into custody on Monday, were charged with Section 3 assaults and each surrendered their passport and agreed to abide by a daily curfew from 10pm to 8am and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station in Donegal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The six, all with the same addresses at a halting site, The Big Isle, Manorcunningham, County Donegal, were given bail under a number of conditions, which included a cash lodgement of …

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Serious incidents in Shannon

TWO people have been arrested following an incident at a funeral in Shannon on Sunday, while parish priest Fr Tom Ryan said lives could have been lost but for the intervention of the gardaí. Martin ‘Red Breast’ McDonagh died last Wednesday night and was reposing in Shannon on Sunday before his funeral, which took place in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo on Monday. It is understood that a row broke out close to Ss John and Paul Church, in which a number of people, associated with two separate families, were involved. No arrests were made in relation to this. Shortly afterwards, one vehicle rammed into another at traffic lights close to Aidan Park. Another vehicle, owned by a party not connected with the dispute, was also damaged. A vehicle was seized at the Old Lodge shortly afterwards and one person arrested. A second person was subsequently arrested. Speaking on Monday, Fr Ryan said, “The first thing I’d like to do is extend …

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