St Patrick’s Day Newsletter 2021

St Patrick is our National Patron and Saint. He is honoured by the Irish throughout the world. Millions of Irish people have emigrated to different parts of the world down throughout the ages and have made an enormous contribution wherever they have settled. Once again this year, Irish people will celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately because of the pandemic it will be a different and more subdued celebration. Nevertheless, they will recall their homeland with sentiment and nostalgia. Their lives have been severely disrupted by the pandemic. Worldwide travel has been virtually non-existent and many could not come home for funerals and other family occasions. This has been very difficult for our exiles and indeed for so many other relatives here in our own country. The modern means of communication have been a great source of support but there is no substitute for personal contact. Nevertheless we want to give our exiles every support and reassurance that they are not forgotten and that there will always be a strong emotional bond between Irish people at home and abroad. At a local level, in Croom and Banogue churches on this St Patrick’s Day, we will have a special remembrance for our exiles, where we will mention those who have died during the past year here in Croom and Banogue parishes. We wish St Patrick’s greetings to all of our parishioners at home and abroad.


St Patrick’s Day Masses

Croom – Tuesday 16th March – 7:00pm

Croom – Wednesday 17th March – 11:30am

Banogue – Wednesday 17th March – 10:00am


In Memoriam

Croom Parish

Michael O’Brien, Church Road

Mary O’Rourke, Ballinahown

Stephan Crogan, Caherass

John Morrissey, Caherdavin

Pat Mangan, Elm Park

Ken Cullen, Caherass

Michael Downey, Church Road

Michael Lucy, Church Road

Ellen Geaney, Ploughlands

Terese Daly, Toureen

Terese Walsh, High St. 

Joe Fitzgerald, Coshmá

Noel Heely, Anhid

Julia Coleman, Clounanna, Patrickswell. 


Banogue Parish

Ger Scully, Ballyphilip

Tom Biggane, Ballyculleen

Mary Cagney, Morenae

Jack Scanlan, Adare (late of Ballyphilip)

Liam Chawke, San Francisco (late of Dohora)

Peggy O’Gorman, Limerick (late of Banogue)

Sr Margaret Hickey, Dublin (late of Ballyphilip)

Catherine Liston, Glenbevan

Lena Costelloe, Ballyculleen

Noel Healy, Anhid

Maureen Liston, Adelaide

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