Saturday 15 June 2013

Obituary. Fr. Ned Corridan

On Friday , May 24th the death took place  of Fr. Ned Corridan , a son of Knockmaol  and more recently of Killarney. Fr. Ned was ordained in Maynooth   in 1952 and spent a few years in Salford , England before taking up a short few  appointments in Moyvane ,  Ballybunion , Tousist & Tralee.

In 1957 he was appointed to the staff at St Brendan’s College, Killarney where he remained until 1974. Many students will remember  Fr.  Ned as a Greek teacher.  He had a great interest in the classics of Greek & Latin and was well versed in the writings of Homer.

In 1974, Fr. Ned was appointed as curate to Ballylongford Parish where he served for nine years, before crossing the County bounds to Millstreet  where he served for  thirteen  years. He  then had two short spells in Firies and Kenmare before his retirement in 2005.


Fr Ned was well respected as a tireless worker. He was diligent about home visitations, care of the housebound and visitation to Primary schools. His hobby was walking and he covered many miles every week. While he was a serious classical scholar, he had a way with words and a great sense of humour. He was a very  sincere  and dedicated priest and he will be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness in the Diocese of Kerry for fifty three years.

Removal of Fr. Ned’s remains took place on Sunday, May 26th to St Brigid’s Church, Duagh.  Requiem mass was celebrated on Monday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery , Duagh…the resting place of his parents and hundreds of Corridans before him. He is survived by his sister Peg and younger brother Tom (who resides in England)  as well as his nieces and nephew and extended family

                                                               MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Coming Home....The Hoppes of Morgan Hill

On her 3rd visit to Ireland, Barbara Corridan Hoppe of Morgan Hill, California along with her husband Larry, visited the Birthplace of her Grandfather William Corridan (1880-!927) in Moyessa. Although the property has been recently sold following the death of Michael & Pat Joe it is understood that the new owners intend leaving the house as is.
William emigrated to the US in 1908 where he was a pharmacist until his premature death in a road traffic accident. William had four children. William (Barbara's father)  , Gertrude, who was killed by a school bus aged 10 in 1925, Joyce and Robert Elton.  Robert Elton is now hail and hearty at 86 and living in Arroyo
Grande. Robert and his son Jim from Indiana hope to travel to Ireland later this year . Robert , we send you our best wishes!! 

Also pictured here with Barbara & Larry in front of the old Fireplace at the "Ranch" is local jovial neighbour Monty Prendiville