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Mullinahone News Aug 11th

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32nd Annual Festival

The 32nd annual  Kickham Country Weekend Festival took place in Mullinahone on the first weekend in August.  The festival was opened by Labhras O Murchu. One of the highlights of the festival was the Kickham oration delivered by local lady, Dr. Triona Clutterbuck. Another highlight which aroused local interest was the Saturday night lecture on local folklore given by Johnny Dillon of UCD. Johnny concentrated on the folklore collected and written out by the local primary schools in the 1930’s. This collection from Ballydonnell NS, Mullinahone NS Girls, Poulacapple NS and Mullinahone NS Boys is available in the local studies section of Tipperary County Library in Thurles. It may be possible to arrange an exhibition of this folklore in Mullinahone later in the year as was done recently in Killenaule with their folklore. For some reason, the folklore from Kilvemnon NS does not seem to be available though folklore was definitely collected and transcribed there.

Micheál for Mullinahone

The launch of CJ.Kickham’s GAA Club history will take place in the local GAA Centre on Friday night, August 22nd at 8.30pm. The history will be launched by GAA Super personality, Micheál O' Muircheartaigh, so a very large turnout of locals is expected as all are invited. The history which deals with the story of gaelic games and life in the Knocknagow area since the local club was founded in 1885 has been 3 years in the preparation and runs to over 600 pages with over 200 photographs. The book also deals with Mullinahone’s relationship with other local clubs as well as with South Tipperary and Tipp County Boards. It also includes an extensive records section, so the appeal of the book should go well past the borders of the parish.  even men founded the GAA in Thurles in 1884. Seven other men also began the compiling of Mullinahone’s GAA history in 2012. The local seven were Lance Vaughan, Dick Egan, Neil Thompson, Tommy O’Sullivan, Sean O’Meara with Joe Tobin as Deputy Editor and Ricky Sheehan as Editor. The seven would like to see a big turnout on August 22nd which is the anniversary of C.J.Kickham’s death in 1882. The book committee would also like to acknowledge the help that they got from many sources in compiling “The Green above the Red”.

Parish Newsletter

Thank you to Joe O’Gorman for organising the recent bus to Knock. We thank also the wonderful committee for organising the Mass at the Mass Rock with special thanks to Martin Cuddihy  for the magnificent Celtic Cross now erected behind the Mass Rock.

Condolences to the O’Keeffe family, Mullinoly on the death of Tom O’Keeffe formerly of Newcastle. Sympathy also to the Pennfather and Ryan families, Cois na hAbhann on the deaths of Ken Pennfather Limerick/Shannon and Gretta Ryan, Rossane. May they rest in peace.

Anniversary Masses next weekend,Saturday, 16th August Rody and Margaret Curran, Kilvemnon and Michael and Mary Crowley, Kilvemnon.  Friday  next, 15th August will be a holyday of obligation.  The vigil Mass of the Holyday will take place in St. Michael’s Church at 8pm on Thursday night 14th August.  Adoration ends this Thursday at 8pm.

Ladies Football

Recent All-Ireland Minor medallist, Aoibhe O’Shea and Aine Dunne will represent Mullinahone on the Tipperary U16 team to play Monaghan in the U16 All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday next in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. Best of Luck to Aoibhe and Aine and also to Mary O’Shea, who is a member of the Tipperary Management  team.

Thank You

Thank you to all those who attended the fundraising barbeque in T.J.Macs on Saturday night last in aid of Megan Vaughans volunteer work in South Africa.

Local Lotto Jackpot

The last local lotto jackpot draw took place on Tuesday 5th August. The numbers drawn were 1,20,22 and 23. There was no jackpot winner, but there were 5 lucky dips. Congrats to the following “Dippers” Rita Curran, Carole and Jamie, Natasha Scott, Fran Walsh and Bridget Forristal who shared €150.  Next draw will be on August 18th when the jackpot could be worth €6,400.

Underage GAA

Please help. Volunteer host families are urgently required for the Annual juvenile GAA tournament on Friday 29th August and Saturday 30th.  Please volunteer to host children visiting from Northern Ireland for this fun event. Contact any member of the Juvenile GAA Club. Many thanks.

Kelleggs GAA Cul Camp

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp will take place in Mullinahone from next Monday, 18th August to August 22nd.  Age groups from 6 to 13. Full GAA kit and bag for all  who register.  On line booking at or contact Juvenile Chairman, Victor Direenfor more information.


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