MRS. NAN MULDOWNEY - The parish was saddened on Thursday last to hear of the passing of the parish’s oldest resident, Mrs. Nan Muldowney, Esker. Mrs. Muldowney was in her 101st year and indeed, her 100th birthday was marked last year with a great celebration along with her family, friends and neighbours. She is predeceased by her husband Bill, and is survived by her sons John and Shem, daughters Kathleen, Brigid, Mary and Ann and her brother Shem. Her burial took place in Conahy cemetery following a funeral mass in Conahy Church on Sunday morning last. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
COUCH TO 5K CHALLENGE - An invitation goes out to anyone in the locality who is interested in taking part in a New Year challenge to meet at the Polo Grounds, Jenkinstown on Saturday morning next, January 12th, at 11.00 a.m. A first training session will be held on that morning and this is a fun challenge aimed at beginners. A 5 km run will eventually take place on Saturday, March 9th. Looking forward to seeing you there!
LOTTO & CHRISTMAS DRAW RESULTS - There was no GAA club lotto draw last week for New Year Eve but was due to return this week with the jackpot now standing at €4,700.
Club members are reminded that the list of the annual Lotto Christmas draw prize winners is available on the GAA club website – http://conahyshamrocks.gaa.ie .
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS CD - Enjoy the beautiful voices of the children of The Blind School of Mombasa, who touched the hearts of the Irish Volunteers when they built a new home for 140 children in 2012. Included in that group were two locals - Paul Byrne and Shane Mulhall. All proceeds from this CD will go directly to help the children’s educational and medical needs. You can purchase this CD in The Book Centre Kilkenny, the Post Office, Castlecomer or alternatively you can contact Paul Byrne on 087 8100721.
REVISED MASS TIMES FOR CONAHY PARISH - Parishioners are advised of the following changes to Mass times in Jenkinstown and Conahy churches: Vigil Mass – Jenkinstown 8 p.m., Sunday - Jenkinstown 9.30 a.m., Conahy 11 a.m. Please note that the Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. in Conahy Church is to be discontinued. Please contact Monsignor Michael Ryan Adm. on 056 – 4441262 or 086 – 3693863 or Rev. Joseph Campion C.C. 056 – 4441263 or 086 – 1775172 for information or assistance. Parishioners can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.