An Coinneal 2012 is Launched

The much anticipated publication of An Choinneal has arrived. This special edition was launched on Saturday September 8th 2012, to coincide with St. Patricks Church, Louisburgh 150th anniversary celebrations.

The oldest parish magazine in the country, having appeared regularly since 1959, An Choinneal continues to provide an insight into life in Kilgeever parish. An Choinneal 2012 has a very detailed account of the building of St Patricks Church complied by the editor John Lyons. It also contains many local stories, tributes and photographs.

It is amazing to read that amid all the struggles and hardships of Famine, the people of Kilgeever were drawing hope and inspiration for survival, by building a new Catholic Church in Louisburgh. The perseverance and countless battles fought by Fr. Michael Curley P.P. adding strength and direction to the project, just goes to prove the resilient and “never give up” attitude of our Irish ancestors.

An Choinneal is on sale in all the local shops in Louisburgh and also from any of the overseas committee members listed below

USA: Therese Trainer, 308 Pembroke Road, Bala Cynwyd,Pa 19004.

Chicago South: Eddie O’Malley, Michael Needham, Michael Garvey.

Chicago North: Tom O’Malley, John Joe O’Grady, Richard Lyons, Tel; 3127367938

Boston: Paddy O’Malley, Johnnie Durkan, Mrs. Evelyn Fennessy, Austin O’Malley, Thomas O’Grady Tel; 0494457

New Jersey/Philadelphia: Monsignor Michael J. Coyne, Mrs Salome Maloney, Mrs. Noreen O’Malley, Tel; 2155656220

London: P.J. McNamara, 24 Hollik Wood Avenue, North Finchley, London, N12 OLT, Mrs. Sal O’Sullivan, 26 Dollis Hill Lane, Neasden, London, NW2.

Birmingham: John McNally, 209 St. Saviour’s Rd, Sattley, Birmingham, B81 HW.

Coventry: Gaffney’s Irish Shop (Phil Gaffney), 5 The Arcade, Empress Buildings, Coventry, CV3 IJF Tel; 7186342280.

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