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Unexpected death 1st November

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The unexpected death of Brian O Brien of Ballylanigan in Dublin brought great sadness to his native Mullinahone area. Brian was only 26 years of age at the time of his death. Brian was known to all ths sundry by the nickname  “Bob”. Many years ago in school because of the initials of his name, he was rechristened “Bob” and the name stuck among his any friends.


Bob as one of the 12 children of Maureen and Dissy O’ Brien of Ballylanigan. He has been working in Dublin as a butcher with Eurospar for the last four uears. Prior to that Bob had worked in Callan since he left school.


He reposed in the family home in Ballylanigan and then the remains ere conveyed to St Michael’s Church in Mullinahone where his funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr McGrath PP, Mullinahone assisted by Canon Ryan PP, Killenaule. The lessons at the Mass in St Michael’s were read by Brian’s brother and siste Conor and Mellissa while his coffin was draped with the hite funeral cloth by the elder members of his family. The responsorial psalm was sung by family member Helen O’ Brien.


The prayers of the faithful were recited by Brian’s nieces Aisling O’ Brien, Laura O’ Brien and Amie O’ Brien and by his nephews Alan Condon and Chris O Brien. After the funeral Mass the remains were conveyed to St Michael’s Cemetery, Kilaghy and were all well attended, with young people in particular being very evident.During the funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church a guard of honor was provided by the senior pupils of St Michael’s NS and James Cahill (school principal).


In particular we extend our sympathy to Bob’s mother and father Maureen and Dissy. We also do so to his brothers Aidan (Cloneen), Donal, Denis, Paul, Conor and Niall and to his sisters Claire (Bagnelstown), Yvonne (Callan), Orla (Grangemockler), Melissa (Goatenbridge) and Evelyn (London).




Local Lotto Draw

The local lotto jackpot was not won on October 23. The draw had been postponed on Monday night because of a bereavement. The winning numbers on Tuesday night were: 1, 7, 15 and 24. Through we didn’t have a jackpot winner two people shared the match 3 prize of €150. Our congratulations to Michelle Scott and Frances Tobin.


Next draw will be on Monday night with a possoble jackpot of €3,350. However to win you must be first in.





Only dead fish swim with the stream.



Parish News

Tomorrow, Thursday is the feast of All Saints. Masses on Thursday in St Michael’s at 9.30am and 11.30am. The vigil Mass for All Saints will be on Wednesday evening, October 31 at 8pm. Friday is the Feast of All Souls and is also first Friday. Masses on Friday at 10am and 8pm. Confessions before and after each Mass. House calls also on Friday .


Next weekend’s anniversary Masses are on Saturday, November 3 at 8pm, anniversary of Breda and William Power, Ballycullen; Sunday, Novmeber 4 anniversary 11.30am Billy Maher, Newlands.



Graveyard Prayers

The annual Nvember visits to the fraveyards will begin on Sunday. Prayers will be said in the churchyard adjouning St Michael’s Church at 3pm hile prayers will be said in St Michael’s, Killaghy on Sunday at 3.30pm.




Mullinahone AFC

The Mullinahone AFC junior team picked up their first point in the 3rd division league recently when they drew 3-3 with Doon/ Donahill. The game was played in Mullinahone. The Mullinahone scorers were Joe Treacy, Ian Gahan and Paul Quirke. The club also held a fund raising tablequiz in TJ Macs on Thursday night last. Thanks to all who supported.



Community Council

The October Community Council draw was held recently. Results wrea as follows: €150 Conor Vaughan, Mullinoly; €70 Peg Bermingham, Ballycullen, €25 Josie Hickey, Bawnavrona; €25 Mary Morrissey, Rossane; €20 Maureen Curtin, c/o Sheila Foley.



Shoe Box Appeal

Are you interested in filling a shoe box with gifts for a child in need this year? Shoe boxes can be left into the sacristy of St Michael’s until Sundy. A shoe box can be for a boy or girl. The age groups are 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. Cover the box, label it and fill. Suitable items include writing paper, colouring books, pens, crayons, small toys, hats, scarfs, gloves, underwear, tooth brushes, dolls ect. Donations will also be accepted towards shipping costs so please fill a shoe box. For information please contact Kathleen Holden-Kelly at 051 647329.



Therapy Centre Approved

The Complementary Therapy Centre at Modeshill, Mullinahone has been approved as an ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) training centre. The centre which is run by Liam and Lil Whelan will give people the opportunity to train to internationally recognised standards.


The centre is currently enrolling people for the following diplomas: reflexology, massage, anatomy and physiology. Of particular interest to the local sporting communities is the chance to train as a sports injury therapist. This diploma in sports massage will commence in January 2008.


Further information regarding all of their courses is available on the official ITEC website To find out more you can give Liam Whelan a call at 052 53805.




After many months of coaching and games our under-10s have come to the end of their season and a well earned break. Team mentors Declan McNamara and Pat Fitzgerald would like to thank a number of people for their support during the year.


First come the young girls and boys who gave their time to the club during the year. A special word to the official of the juvenile club who provided facilities for the boys and girls. Thanks also to the childrens’ parents, sponsors and those who provided transport. To Neil Thompson who took many photographs and gave them to the players and to Kathleen McNamara who washed and cared for their jerseys. Best of luck to Paul White, Liam O Brien and Miguel Gunn with the first under-6 sides in the club. Roll on 2008.


Senior Club meeting on Friday night at 9pm.


Sympathy from the club to the families of Brian O’ Brien, Ballylanigan and Peg O’ Connor, Carrick Street.




"And I wouldn't much care for Sierra Leone, If I hadn't seen Killenaule
And the man that was never in Mullinahone,
Shouldn't say he had travelled at all."


poet. C.J. Boland