Leixlip bids farewell to Sister Miriam

Sr. Miriam O'Malley, Confey, and her grand nephew Adrian Durran, with the plaque and Bog Oak sculpture dedicated to the Presentation Sisters in Confey Parish, pictured with former PP Fr. Dick Corry, Fr. Phillip Corcoran CC, Fr. Peter Clancy, and Fr. Tony O'Shaughnessy PP, at the special commemoration ceremony in the Parish Church, Friday, July 26.                                     Photo Tony Keane.
On Friday, 26 July, Presentation nun, Sister Miriam, prepared for pastures new in Galway when she spoke of the spirt of Confey in a parting ceremony.

On Friday, 26 July, Presentation nun, Sister Miriam, prepared for pastures new in Galway when she spoke of the spirt of Confey in a parting ceremony.

“Her wonderful contribution” to life there was acknowledged.

“I have spent almost 19 happy and fulfilling years here in Confey Parish and feel so much part of the community. Indeed I now consider myself as a true Hiller! Confey and Kildare will always have a special place in my heart except, of course, if and when Kildare is playing Mayo!

“Over the years you have welcomed me into your homes and your hearts.

“The Parish of Confey is always a place of welcome, of faith and of care – where people look out for and support one another. It is you who made Confey what it is. Confey will always be special to me and part of my life. Each aspects of my work with you has enriched my life. I only hope and pray that my presence here has also helped to enrich your lives, in some small way, she said.

“Such a store of wonderful and treasured memories makes it (parting) a little easier for me.”