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Mullinahone News March 30th

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Confirmation Administered

The Sacrament of Confirmation to 51 children from the Primary schools of the parish on Thursday last March 26th. The sacrament was conferred by our new Archbishop Dr. Kieran O’Reilly who made a favorable impression on the people of the parish. No doubt, our own church and it’s beautiful decoration thanks to all, especially the two Roses made a favorable impression also on Dr. O’Reilly. The boys and girls were prepared for Confirmation by their teachers in Mullinahone National School, Mr. Cahill and Mr. Butler, Poulacapple N.S. Mrs. Meagher and Kilvemnon N.S. Mr. Horan. Of course, preparation in each of the schools extended to all the teachers and those who work in the schools. The pupils who made up the Confirmation class of 2014 were Mullinahone N.S. Katelyn Britton, Aaron Denny, Marion Gillman, Kayleigh Haycock, Mollie Hicks, Amy Houlihan, Alex Maher, Kyle McNamara, Breffini O’Riordan, Morgan Scott, Corey Shortt, Jane Thompson, Grace Brown, Shay Delaney Scott, Patrick Hayes, Joanne Hickey, Ellen Morris, Katie O’Brien, Eoin, O’Dwyer, Sean O’Dwyer, Josh Rowan, Clodagh Webster, Dylan Webster, James Cody, Colin Kinane, Megan McInerney, Amiee O’Brien, Michaela Scott and Luke Vaughan.  Poulacapple N.S. Jamie Joy, Roisin Foley, Sophie Byrne, David Fleming, Damien Devine, Tia O’Sullivan, Padhraic Foley, Adam O’Sullivan, Joe Kearney, Ciara Fleming, Eve Gibbs, Matthew Hanrahan, Ciara Treacy and Maya Buijs.  Kilvemnon N.S. Diarmuid White, Jaedon Paget, Kaitlin Gough, Conor O’Brien, Louise Cawley, Emily Lawless Green, Stephen Cronin and Eoghan O’Brien. Congratulations to Fr. McGrath and to everybody else concerned with the Big Day.

Commemoration Mass

Each year on Easter Monday evening a special commemoration Mass is said in the Ignatius Rice Chapel in Callan for all those from the Mullinahone area who died during Troubled Times a century or so ago. This year Mass will begin at 7.30pm on Easter Monday evening and all are invited. Troubled times in Ireland generally refers to the decade or so from 1914 to the end of the Civil War. It embraces World War 1, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Fortunately, these events in our history are now but memories.

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

A successful Coffee morning took place on Friday morning last, Daffodil Day in the Knocknagow Community Centre. The event in aid of Cancer was organised by the local ladies and was well supported.

Easter Ceremonies

By the time these notes appear, some of the events of Holy Week will already have taken place. On Palm Sunday evening we had our Penitential service in St. Michael’s Church and on Tuesday night we had the Mass of the Sick and Anointing. On this Holy Thursday night we have the Mass of the Lords Supper at 8pm. The Passion of the Lord and Holy Communion takes place on Good Friday at 3pm. While we have Stations of the Cross at 8pm. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. On Holy Saturday night at 8pm, we have the Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection.

Tidy Towns

A special meeting will take place in the Community Hall on Tuesday night April 7th. Please come along and support the Tidy Towns effort.

Local Lotto

The local lotto jackpot draw took place on Monday March 23rd. The numbers drawn were 20,22,23 and 25. There were 2 winners of the March 3 prize of €150. Congratulations to May Mullally and Deirdre + Maura. The jackpot remained standing. The next draw will be on Tuesday April 7th when the jackpot could be worth €11,200.

Tractor Run

A tractor run in aid of Scoil Mhuire, Kilvemnon will be held on Easter Sunday April 5th.  Starting at the school at 2pm. Refreshments and raffle afterwards in T.J. Macs. All welcome.

Serious Business

The local senior hurlers will play their first match in the 2015 Tipperary Championship on Sunday evening next. So far, the squad have prepared well with challenge and Tipperary Cup games. Injuries are a concern. Please lend the team your support.




"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