Stradbelly 30th Oct


The inclement conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of Garda Helen Carey, daughter of Paddy Joe and Peggy Carey, Rockville, Stradbally as she arrived on her father’s arm for her wedding at St Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen to Stephen McCarthy, son of John and Margaret McCarthy, Ballyduffmore, Dungarvan on Friday October 25th. Lone Piper Stephen Power led father and daughter into St Anne’s Church for the wedding ceremony. Fr Michael Enright, former parish priest of Stradbally and family friend, officiated and was assisted by Fr Jerry Condon, P.P. Stradbally and Fr Richard Geoghegan. The bride was assisted by her cousin Breda Hurton as chief bridesmaid with Georgina Crowley, Nicola McCarthy and Nicola Carey as supporting bridesmaids. The bestman was Kevin McCarthy, brother of the groom with groomsmen Alan Cuddihy and Paul Kennedy and Reece Power-Carey carrying out the page boy duties. The music and the hymns during the ceremony were provided by Caroline Reid-O’Brien and Stephen Power. The readers of the Liturgy were Rachel Chetty and Jim McCarthy. The prayers of the faithful were shared by James Organ, James Fennell, Vanessa Power, John Fennell and Louise Gernon. The offertory gifts of bread and wine were brought to the altar by the two mothers Peggy Carey and Margaret McCarthy. Following the ceremony, the bridal party and guests travelled to the Woodlands Hotel, Waterford for the wedding reception and the celebrations that followed to the music of C.S.I Dublin. Congratulations to Helen and Stephen – wishing you many years of wedded bliss.


Congratulations and best wishes to Paddy Joe and Peggy Carey, Rockville, Stradbally who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday October 26th with a party for family and friends at Whelan’s Lounge Bar, Stradbally.

Recent Baptisms

Alex Gerard Cusack, son of Amy and Ger Cusack, Stradbally was baptised at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally on Saturday October 26th. The sponsors were Gerry Cusack and Serena Roche. Fr Jerry Condon P.P. officiated.

Ava Faye Terry, daughter of Raymond and Lynn Dunford, Stradbally, was baptised at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally on Sunday October 7th. The sponsors were John Terry, Una Nugent, Natasha Lyons and Rosemary Murphy. Fr Jerry Condon P.P. officiated.

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