Cow dance and cabaret

DKK LOTTO-The winning numbers were 9, 17, 23. The jackpot winner of €2,950 was Clare Kennedy. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €1,000.

DKK LOTTO-The winning numbers were 9, 17, 23. The jackpot winner of €2,950 was Clare Kennedy. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €1,000.

THE ANNUAL CEMETERY MASSES- will be celebrated in Kilmoganny cemetery on this Friday 13th July, on next Wednesday 20th July in Kilree cemetery and on Friday 20th July in Dunamaggin cemetery. All masses will be celebrated at 8.00 p.m.

WEEKEND MASS TIMES -will be changed as and from this weekend 13th /14th July 2012 due to the appointment of Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. Dunamaggin also as P.P. of Windgap. Up to the present there were 7 weekend masses between the tow parishes but this number will now be reduced to four masses for the two parishes. The mass times will be as follows: Kilmoganny at 7.00 p.m. on Saturday evenings, and on Sunday mornings as follows: Tullahought at 9.00 a.m., Windgap at 10.00 a.m. and Dunamaggin at 11.00 a.m.

Weekday mass times are also changed with morning mass in Dunamaggin now only on Mondays and Fridays at 9.30 a.m., in Windgap on Tuesday mornings at 9.30 a.m. and in St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny at 12.10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be mass in Windgap on the evenings of First Fridays at 7.30 p.m.

A meeting of parishioners from Dunamaggin parish will take place in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggin on Tuesday 24th July at 8.00 p.m. to discuss a variety of implications for the Dunamaggin parish of one priest now serving it and Windgap parish for the future. This meeting was originally fixed for last week but had to be postponed due to the funeral of Tommy O’Shea. All are welcome to attend.

COW DANCE AND CABARET- will take place in Dunphy’s Lounge, Kilmoganny on Friday July 20th at 9.00 p.m. in aid of L’Arche, Kilmoganny. Admission is €5. Tickets may be purchased in advance or payment may be made at the door. Fancy Dress is very welcome. Country and Western music will be provided by Gerry Walsh & Co. Your support is very welcome.

PARKS TENNIS -will take place in Kilmoganny beginning on Monday 16th July (next Monday) at 2.00 p.m. Registration will be on next Monday. For further information, please contact Eileen at 086 – 8943267.

TOMMY O’SHEA -late of Kilmoganny was laid to rest in Kilmoganny cemetery on Tuesday 3rd July. On the previous Saturday Tommy joined the bus load of Callan Historical Society on their outing to Athlone. The group embarked upon a boat trip and Tommy opted not to take the trip. During the time of the trip Tommy took seriously ill and was removed to the local Athlone hospital but died suddenly. His nephew Martin O’Shea accompanied him on the trip.

His body reposed in St. Joseph’s Home in Kilmoganny very close to his residence and where his brother Billy resides. His remains were removed to St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on Monday evening where Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. received them. Rev. Nicholas Flavin celebrated the mass of Christian burial on Tuesday morning. Family members presented gifts at mass and symbols of his life. Members of his family read the readings and prayers of the faithful. The music at mass was provided by family friends Hugh McGrath and the Murphy’s of Ardfinnen. His nephew, Martin, also sang one of his favourite songs at the end of the ceremony. After his burial John Ryan, Frank Callery and Con Woods gave a beautiful rendition of the Rose of Mooncoin and The Rose of Clare, Tommy is survived by his sisters Mary and Josie and brother Billy, his nephews Martin, Jimmy and Nicholas and nieces Joan, Margaret and Helen. Prior to his retirement Tommy worked with the Forestry. He was a devoted follower of G.A.A. and in particular Kilkenny hurling. He had a great love of traditional music and was a regular attender in Delany’s of the Slate quarries on Thursday nights. May he rest in peace.

Torrential Rain fell in Dunamaggin on last Monday week 2nd July in the mid afternoon. The downpour which lasted less than two hours had not been experienced in the area before. The road in the village was turned into a fast flowing river with water flowing from fields from both sided of the road from almost Baurscoobe cross to the village. The severity of the rainfall was such that farmers on tractors in fields had to cease work. The main casualty of the severe rainfall was the Blake-Finnegan family whose house was flooded. Cereal growers were lucky, as most of the crops remained standing despite the severity of the weather.

THE ANNUAL MASS- AND CELEBRATION OF WELCOME AND FAMILY will commence this year with mass at the ancient St. Leonard’s Well in Dunamaggin at 7.30 p.m.. For people who may not be familiar with the location of the well it is situated, as you leave the village heading towards Knocktopher just over the river Glory Bridge on the right hand-side. All newcomers to the parish and established parish members are all invited to the celebration and then to picnic in the grounds of the Church for chat, singsong etc by the campfire. Young and old and all ages in between are very welcome.