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Firies priest passes away in the Philippines

By Sean Moriarty

The international Redemptorist Community has announced the death of Fr. Hugh O’Donoghue in the Philippines. He died on December 11, at Perpetual Succour Hospital, Cebu City and was 85 years old.

Fr Hugh was ordained in Ireland on January 21, 1962. After a year of pastoral ministry, he was sent to the Philippines and faithfully lived his priestly life in Dumaguete, Iligan, Davao, and Cebu serving in various capacities as missioner, pastor, formator, and retreat director.
“For those who knew and worked with Hughie he was a very special person, a real character, his commitment to the Philippine mission and to the life of the Cebu Province over those 60 years was total and his contribution immense,” Fr. Dan Baragry The Irish Provincial told the Killarney Advertiser.

“He always related well with young Filipino confreres and was a real father figure to many. We extend our deepest sympathies to Hughie’s family and to all the members of the Cebu Province on their loss and extend our gratitude to confreres and staff in Cebu for their exceptional care of him in the final years of his life. May he Rest in Peace.”
Fr Hugh was predeceased by his brother Denis and is sadly missed by his sisters Eileen and Bernadette, nieces, nephews, relatives and his Redemptorist confreres in Ireland and the Philippines.
Among his Novitiate companions were: Dan Bray, Eamonn Breslin, Tom Devitt, Joe Mac Loughlin, John Casey, Nick Skehan, Bob McGoran, Noel Gartlan, Seamus Hatton and Paddy Harkin.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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