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Dunamaggin - Celebration at ancient mass bush



The winning numbers of the July 22nd draw were

13, 20, 22. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each

Shane Phelan, Mark, J. J. & Paul; Marty Bambrick, Anne O’Dwyer and Tommy Davis. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €130. The Pool number is worth €240, Pete’s No 110.


The annual celebration of Family and Welcome in Dunamaggan took place last Thursday 25th July. The weather was very suitable for the outdoor celebrations. The celebrations began with mass being celebrated for the first time in centuries at the ancient mass bush site on the land of Tom Phelan, Dunamaggan located in the townland of Lacken Draygawn. From the site there is a tremendous view of the surrounding countryside. Thus it is easy to understand why such a site was chosen in Penal Times. Following the celebration of mass there was the usual picnic, chat, music and get-together around the camp fire in the grounds of St. Leonard’s Church.


The parish gathering celebrations begin on this Friday 2nd August with the opening in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny. The opening will be performed by Managing Director Designate of Glanbia, Siobhán Talbot and Nine times All Ireland Winner, Noel Hickey. It will be followed by a talk on The Art of John Lavery who resided in Rossenarra House on his visits to the area and painted his final painting in the parish.

On the Saturday there is an U 10 hurling blitz in Dunamaggan G.A.A. pitch with a Fathers v’s Daughters match at 5.15 p.m. The 7.00 p.m. mass in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny will have an Emigrant Theme with traditional music and readings. It will be followed by the unveiling of a plaque to the late Moire Moore who contributed significantly to the area. Then there is a historic walk through Kilmoganny village and a visit to L’Arche gardens.

A highlight of the Sunday day will be the Poc Fáda cross country competition through the fields from Dunamaggan to Kilmoganny. Fancy dress, BBQ and a variety of entertainment will follow with a variety of musical entertainment to conclude the proceedings.


The annual Dunamaggan G.A.A. Golf Classis will take place on the 16th and 17th August in Callan Golf Club. All golfers young and old are welcome. Entry includes post game meal and many prizes. Please contact Michael Murphy on 086 2364864 or 056 7728210 for more details.

U 6 & 8’s Hurling

Over 30 players from the U 6 & 8’s age groups of Dunamaggan Hurling Club played Piltown in Piltown on Tuesday 23rd July. Despite the holiday season there was a great representation from the Club from these age groups.. The U 6’s fielded 3 teams and the U 8’s 2 teams. The players showed a big improvement in skill level over the last few months. The U 6’s will have an internal blitz on Sat Aug 3rd at 3

30 p.m. as part of the parish gathering celebrations in the G.A.A. Grounds.


In the 60 x 30 County Championships in the Intermediate Doubles C. J. Delaney/Anthony Martin (Kells) got a walkover from John Morrissey/Kirk Green (O’Loughlin’s); in the Minor Singles Brendan Hyland (Kells) was defeated by Brian Mahon (Clogh) and in the Ladies A Marie Walshe (Kells) was defeated by Ciara Mahon (Clogh).

In the 60 x 30 Championships in the Leinster Final of the Junior B Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated Conor O’Connor (Meath). In both games Conor got off to a good start but Brendan’s fitness, determination and skill saw him winning out on a score line of 21 - 5, 21 - 10. Congratulations and very well done.

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