St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone was filled on Sunday last when 2 local nuns celebrated their Golden Jubilees representing over a century of religious service between them.
The two nuns were Sr. Agnus Crowley (Mercy) and Sr. Maria Crowley (Holy Family). Both were members of the Crowley family, Kilvemnon. The six Crowleys (3 boys and 3 girls) had been orphaned when their father Will Crowley died in 1955 which followed the death of their mother in 1949 at the young age of 35.
Two of the girls entered religion over 50 years ago as did their brother Joe, who joined the Patrician Brothers and passed away in Australia in 2004. Another brother, Michael, Kilvemnon also died at a young age. The celebration ceremony was attended by the two remaining members of the Crowley family, brother Liam and sister Rena Kelly as well as many other members of the extended family and friends.
Mass was celebrated by parish priest, Fr. McGrath who also organised the homecoming ceremony. The local choir was in full voice with St. Michael’s Church giving a great welcome home to the sisters. Both sisters told their life stories to the congregation and their cousin, Eddie Lawrence, thanked those who turned out, on behalf of the family.
This joyful occasion was in stark contrast to other gatherings involving religious over recent decades. Listening to the two sisters, one is consoled that there is still good in our world. The celebration Mass was shared with the Kickham Country Weekend anniversary Mass. Ad multos annos to Sr. Maria and Sr. Agnus.
Water Breaks & Lime
Those visiting the village for some time past must have noticed, especially if they were on foot, water leaks around the village. The worst of these seems to be in Killaghy Street. Another major problem which continues to raise its ugly head is lime in some of the local water supply. This lime will soon be affecting electrical appliances as it has been going on for far too long at this stage.
Kickham Country Weekend
In 1982, Mullinahone celebrated the centenary of the death of Charles J. Kickham. This event was most successful and the following year,1983 the first Kickham Country Weekend took place as it has every year since. This Kickham summer school took place over the weekend and was again successful for the 33rd time.
Two very informative lectures were given with a well patronised bus tour on the Saturday afternoon. Sunday had the oration over the graves of James Maher and Charles J. Kickham while the poetry reading on Sunday afternoon brought the weekend to an end.
The GAA field day on the Bank holiday was very successful. Attention now switches to the All-Ireland semi-final v Galway with the winners facing Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. On a local level, our own U12’s face a divisional semi-final after some good recent wins. The Kelloggs Cúl Camp will also be taking place next week.
Our senior hurlers played the final of the Dr. Fogarty League Cup on Friday evening, but had to give best to a well- tuned up Nenagh. A number of our players may have learned that fitness will need to be improved if we are to challenge Killenaule in the South Tipp final. Now is the time to take corrective action. Our annual U12 tournament will take place as usual on the last Saturday of August.
The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 4th August. The numbers drawn were 1,3,19 and 29. We had no jackpot winner, but four shared the Match 3 prize of €160. Congrats to Niamh Maher, Tyler Hicks, Thos. A. Kennedy, AJ and L Britton who shared €160. Next draw will be on Monday 17th August when the jackpot could be worth €12,700.
Due to a local wedding, Adoration on this Thursday will be from 4pm to 9pm.
Fionn Mac Cumhaill
F. Mac C in Cloneen are organising a fund raiser for rescue horses on August 14th in Cloneen Sports and Social Club.The event takes the form of a 1920’s evening.
Best of luck to all those who will get Leaving Cert results during the week. For those going back to Primary School, at the end of the month, all your uniform and stationary requirements for Mullinahone, Kilvemnen, Poulacapple, Cloneen, Drangan, Slieveardagh, Ballingarry, Lisnambroc, Grangemockler and Killusty can be obtained at Paul Meehans in Mullinahone.
Rose’s Hair Studio will be closed on this Friday, 14th August only. Open again on Saturday. Apologies Rose
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