Remembering the Wonderful Breeda Tarrant

Michael Tarrant has shared the following in remembering Breeda:  “On Saturday, 4th June 2022 we got to bury my mother’s ashes in St. Mary’s Cemetery as were her wishes. I would like to thank people that made it a special day for us as a family. Canon John Fitzgerald and Sharon Lane for their help with organising the Mass. Edel Frazer and Niamh O’Mahony for the wonderful music in the Church.  Marie Twomey for playing the bagpipes at the grave and Davy Tarrant also.  Humphrey Healy and Caroline and Staff at the Bridge Bar, Millstreet for looking after us so well. Thanks to everyone who travelled from near and far to be with us.”

Remembering Peadar Cremin, R.I.P.

It was with a deep sense of shock that I just became aware of the very sad departure of Peadar Cremin (Adare and Tralee) to his Eternal Reward, R.I.P.. I firstly became acquainted with Peadar when as a First Year Student in St. Patrick’s Training College, Drumcondra in 1968 Peadar would have been a Second Year Student at that time. From the outset Peadar was such a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and has had such a totally inspiring influence on the education of Ireland especially during the many hugely significant developments in Primary Education since the 1970s.  As President of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick and as a member of the University of Limerick Governing Authority Peadar’s impact on the training of so many Primary Teachers over the years was enormous and hugely beneficial.  We shared a common interest in the world of Calligraphy but Peadar’s magnificent talent in such splendidly ornate handwriting far surpassed my attempt in this Art. Peadar’s interest in the Millstreet Parish area was heartfelt with of course Cullen as the centrepoint – the homeplace of Áine (née Fleming). Peadar truly enriched the lives of all of us who have been so privileged to have known him. Sincere condolences to Áine, their daughters, grandchildren and family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (Seán Radley)Peadar Cremin
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