D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the December 3rd draw were- 29, 31, 32. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each- Angela Barry, Hazel Townsend, Collette, Michael & Mairead, Mary Delaney and Michael Pollard. Next week’s jackpot is worth €3,500. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €150. The Pool number is worth €270. Pete’s 450.
The Christmas Lotto Draw will take place on Sunday 23rd December in the Horse & Hound with 5 x €100 prizes if there is no jackpot winner. The promoters draw will take place the same night. The Following draw will be on Tuesday January 1st in O’Connor’s. At this draw, if there is no jackpot winner, there will be 5 x €100 prizes.
lights - The switching on of the Christmas Tree lights will take place in Kells Village at the Cross on Sunday 16th December at 6.00 p.m. The usual celebrations will accompany the switching on of the lights. In Kilmoganny the switching on of the Christmas Tree Lights will take place on Friday 21st December at 7.00 p.m. Carol singing and music will accompany the switching on of the lights. It will be followed by a get-together in St. Eoghan’s Centre. All are welcome to attend.
CHRISTMAS BREAK - The Dunnamaggin meet and walk/run group will take a break for Christmas. The last pre-Christmas night for walking is Wednesday 19th December, 7.30 p.m. The walking will re-commence on Monday 7th January. The walk time is 7.30 – 8.30 p.m., with the group starting and finishing at St Leonard’s National School gates. Come along and burn off those extra calories consumed over Christmas! All are welcome, please wear a reflective jacket.
Christmas mass - The Christmas Mass times in Dunamaggan and Windgap parishes are as following this year – on Christmas Eve, Mass will be celebrated in Tullahought at 6.00 p.m., in Kilmoganny at 7.00, p.m. and in Dunamaggan at 9.00 p.m. On Christmas Day. Masses will be celebrated at 9.00 a.m. in Tullahought, 10.00 a.m. in Windgap and at 11.00 a.m. in Dunamaggan. The celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation will take place in all churches next weekend 15th/16th December. The monthly mass for children who will receive their First Holy Communion next May will be celebrated in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan on next Sunday at 11.00 a.m.
wedding - The wedding celebration of Colin Herity, Caherleske, Dunamaggan and Gillian McArdle from Dublin was celebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix on last Friday 7th December. The celebrant of the mass was Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P., Dunamaggan. David Herity was best man with Richard Brennan as Groomsman. Bridesmaids were Lynda McArdle and Niamh Byrne. The prayers of the faithful and readings were read by family members and friends. Offertory gifts were presented by Majella McArdle and Bernadette Herity.