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Mullinahone News 28th July

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August will be busy in Mullinahone

August promises to be a very busy month in Mullinahone and involving Mullinahone people. The month begins on Friday evening next, 1st August with the opening of the Kickham Country Weekend at 7.30pm. The weekend then continues with more events on Saturday and on Sunday. On Sunday 3rd August in the afternoon there will be a special Mass at the Mass Rock over Kylotlea to bless the new Cross that has been erected behind the Rock.  All are welcome to this ancient Mass site.

If you want get away from Mullinahone for the weekend, you can take the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on a bus which will leave the church car park at 8am on Sunday.  After the treble booking on the first weekend, the second weekend is for the moment free.

Another event on the first weekend is on the Saturday when Aoibhe O’Shea and Tipperary Minor footballers play Offaly in the All-Ireland Minor Football final. On the third weekend, Sunday 17th it is off to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final, Tipperary v Cork. The week 18th August to 22nd will see a Cul Camp in action in Mullinahone.

On Friday evening, 22nd August C.J. Kickhams GAA Club are expected to launch their history “The Green above the Red” which is currently being printed.  Once again all are invited as the story of 130 years of GAA activity in Mullinahone is unveiled.

The last Saturday of the month 30th August will see the Annual Festival of underage hurling taking place in the village.  Overall August is unlikely to be “a wicked month”, but should certainly be a busy one.

Local Lotto

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday 21st July. The numbers drawn were 5,8,20 and 26.  There was no jackpot winner, but there were 5 Match 3 winners who shared the prize of €150.  Congratulations to Skinner Scott, Bridget Phelan, Tony Moran, Bridget Duggan and Bobby Bouche, Nipper and Kerryman.  Next draw will be on Tuesday 5th August when the jackpot could be worth €6,250.

Kickham Country Weekend

The official opening of the Kickham Country Weekend will be performed by Labhras O Murchu of Comhaltas at 7.30pm after a Cheese and Wine reception.  A lecture follows by Padraigin Riggs of UCD called “The History of Hurling”.

On Saturday 2nd August there will be a historic trip by bus to Piltown district.  The lecture that night will be “Folklore in Mullinahone in the 1930’s”.

On Sunday 3rd August, after 11.30am Mass the Kickham oration will be delivered by Triona Clutterbuck.

On Sunday afternoon there will be poetry reading at Killaghy Castle with guest poet and musicians.

Parish Newsletter

Condolences to Peggy Vaughan on the death of her brother-in-law, Pat Moroney of Shanagolden. Anniversary Masses Thursday 31st July at Joe and Tom Boland, Ballyvoneen, Saturday 2nd August at 8pm Roger Quirke, Gurteen. Sunday 3rd August at 9.30am Ciss and Denis O’Brien, Kylothea and Michael Tobin. Sunday 3rd August at 11.30am Tess McNamara, Mullinoly.  May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Margo Dalton of Poulacapple and James O’Brien of Briersfield who were wed recently.

The Mass Rock committee invite all to the Mass on next Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Mass Rock to bless the new Cross which has been erected there.


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