Tribute to Ms Patricia McTigue

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It is with deep regret that we share the news of the death of Ms Patricia McTigue, Principal of Balla Secondary School.

Patricia joined the teaching staff of the school in 2001. In more recent years she assumed the role of Deputy Principal and was appointed Principal in 2015.

Patricia was renowned for her energy, endeavour and vision.  Both as teacher and Principal, she was highly respected and showed great commitment to the development of the school.  She always took a very keen interest in the well-being of all students. Developing links with the local community was central to her vision.  She was a great advocate of the Catholic ethos and was instrumental in the development of the school choir which enhanced various liturgies in the parish.

She will be greatly missed by students, staff and the entire school community but most especially by her husband Brían and her young children, Brían Óg, Fionn, Ódhran and Iarlaith, her parents, sisters and brothers, extended family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Carey’s Funeral Home, Ballindine, this Friday evening from 5 pm until 8 pm.  Funeral Mass on Saturday in St Joseph’s Church, Ballindine at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the new cemetery.

Mary Sheridan Tonra, RIP

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Pastoral Council 2014/2015

It is with deep regret that we share the news of the death of Mary Sheridan Tonra, Brownhall, Balla.  Mary was an active member of our Balla Belcarra Pastoral Council and Finance Committee.  She is pictured above with the Pastoral Council, fourth from the left in the back row.  Both committees mourn the loss of a person who was very generous in her commitment to the faith community of our parish.  

We extend heartfelt sympathies to her husband, Pete, her sons Seán and James and the extended
Sheridan and Tonra families.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Funeral arrangements are as follows

Reposing at Balla Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5.30 until 8 o’clock.

Mass on Saturday morning at 11.30 in St. Cronan’s Church, Balla with the funeral proceeding to the adjoining cemetery.

House strictly private on Saturday morning please.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Palliative Care and the Irish Cancer Society.


Bereavement Support Group in Knock

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family centre knock


Each Wednesday morning at 11 am a Bereavement Support Group meet at the Family Centre, Knock Shrine for an hour.

It’s a place and time to remember and find support when dealing with the loss of a family member.

All are welcome to drop in any week and further information is available from Monica Morley at the Centre on 094-9375320.