Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Our annual September Horse Fair left a lot to be desired on Sunday. The weather was great for once but the crowds didn’t come. There were too many other fixtures within striking distance of Millstreet and our fair   fell victim to them all. The few people who did turn up were very disappointed at the poor attendance. I hope that this years poor show will not set a precedence for the future. We have two such shows in the year, one in March and one in September and people often come to meet other people whom they never see again until the next one. It is a pity to lose any event which brings people together like that.

September is well in and there is a vast amount of   activities available for people of all ages and capabilities to become part of . You can choose anything from the highly active and competitive to the   more laid-back type or many others in between. Maybe you need help or maybe someone needs you to help. It’s a well known fact that the best way to get happy is to make someone happy. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017”

Death Notice: Rev. Thomas Dennehy

The Rev. Thomas Anthony Dennehy, a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami, was among the founders and builders of St. Brendan Catholic Church in Homestead (sic) and Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale.

“He was very much committed to education of youths,” said Msgr. Vincent Kelly, who worked with Dennehy at Cardinal Gibbons High for a few years.

Kelly, now supervising principal for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, said Dennehy got personally involved.

“He helped in the physical construction itself,” Kelly said.

Dennehy died April 10 near his hometown in Glanmire, Ireland, of a heart attack. He was 65.

Born at the Hollow, Drishane Rd., Millstreet, County Cork, on April 11, 1934, Dennehy studied philosophy and theology at All Hallows College in Dublin. He was ordained a priest in 1958. From Ireland, he was assigned to the archdiocese in St. Augustine ; there was only one archdiocese at the time.

Dennehy’s first assignment was to teach at Christopher Columbus High in Miami. After that, he studied school administration at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received his master’s in education.

For 35 years, he served the archdiocese as a priest and educator. His first class at St. Brendan High started with approximately 400 students in 1975; by his retirement in 1993, the school had more than 1,100.

“He had tremendous conviction and influenced many young students, men and women who credit him for much of their success,” Kelly said.

Dennehy is survived by a brother, Denis, of Dublin, and a sister, Noreen Monaghan, of Melbourne, Australia.

— Published Friday, April 23, 1999, in the Miami Herald.

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Set Dancing Classes with Five Time All-Ireland Champion

Patrick O’Callaghan will be holding set dancing classes in Dromtarriffe Hall from 10-11 am on Saturday mornings. He will teach various steps and sets for both fun and competition level. Ages from 5-18 welcome. REGISTRATION will take place for ALL previous and new members on Saturday the 9th of September at 10 am in Dromtarriffe Hall.
For further information contact Patrick on 0873174561.