Matt Kiernan 30th Anniversary 16th-17th July

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Matt Kiernan 30th Anniversary 16th-17th July

Postby DannyMcCormick » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:23 am

Matt was from the townland of Coolronan near Ballivor in County Meath. He was born in June 1898 and died 17th July 1986. He was a member of the Garda Siochana(Irish Police) and in latter years lived at 19 Offaly Road, Cabra, Dublin 7.

He was noted as a maker and player of Uilleann Pipes and also played the whistle.
He was a GAA sports enthusiast.

His Requiem Mass was held at Christ The King Church, Offaly Rd ,Cabra followed by burial in Ballivor.

I had the good fortune to know Matt from May 1980 until his death in 1986 and spent many precious hours with him. He ran 'an open house' where everyone was welcome without any distinction whatsoever!

The 6:00 pm Vigil Mass at Christ The King Church, Cabra on Saturday 16th 2016 will be to commemorate Matt and will feature appropriate Irish traditional music. After the Mass all are welcome to Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club, Faussagh Avenue, Cabra (say about 7:15 pm onwards) where musical tributes will continue. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

There will be a commemoration at Matt’s grave in Ballivor New Cemetery, County Meath on Sunday 17thJuly at 11:00 am followed by adjournment to a suitable local venue (details to be confirmed).

Please contact Danny McCormick if you are likely to be attending at the GAA Club on Saturday 16th July (room capacity may be reached) or at Ballivor on Sunday 17th July so numbers for buffet catering can be determined; also if you require travel details or a lift to Ballivor from the Dublin area (and possibly other locations).

It is hoped those attending these events will make a donation to help cover costs – any surplus raised will be donated to appropriate charities.

Let's hope a fitting tribute will be paid to Matt who was modest and unassuming - he was not into self-promotion.

If you have any queries please contact Danny McCormick(Email dannymccormick43 at yahoo dot co dot uk
Phone UK mobile 00447500444631 )
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Re: Matt Kiernan 30th Anniversary 16th-17th July

Postby DannyMcCormick » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:41 am

Please check EVENTS on website for today (Saturday 16th July 2016) and tomorrow (Sunday 17th July 2016) to see my updates.
Thanks to many first-rate people for all their support.
I think there should be some high quality music making.
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