Southern Star 20.12.1958.

Dungourney and Round About.

Now that the Ballynona Hunt concert is near, the drama group is busy with final rehearsals for J. M. Filgate’s hilarious comedy “The Proposal”. The Lisgoold Macra na Feirme will also stage their prize winning play “Kinship” for the event. This is a complete contrast to the Dungourney play and should balance the programme. “The Croppy Boy” will also be acted while an excellent variety programme starring the Lehane’s (duettists from Macroom) and many local entertainers. An enjoyable night is assured.

Muintir na Guild Formed. The School House at Clonmult was thronged on Monday on the inaugural meeting of the Clonmult Guild of Muintir na Tire. Farmers, worker’s, traders, ladies, youths, came in their large numbers to hear what they had to say about the great movement founded by late Canon Hayes of Bansha. The organisers were Mr. D. O’Connell, Hon. Secretary, Cork County Federation, and P. C. Ronayne, Hon. Secretary, Carrigtwohill branch, and Hon, Secretary South Cork Regional Executive. In his address, Mr. O’Connell treated of our duties towards our country, our parish and ourselves, laying particular stress on how Muintir na Tire fits in with these ideals. To conclude he quoted from speeches of the late Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev. Dr. Roche, and the Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork and Ross, and President of the association. Rev. Fr. Hallidan who introduced the s[speakers, then spoke of the need for Muintir na Tire in a place such as Clonmult, while Mr. Ronayne made particular mention of the progress of the Carrigtwohill guild.

Election of Officers: Following the unanimous decision to form a Guild in Clonmult, the election of officers then took place as follows: President, Very Rev. Fr. Egan P.P.: Vice President, Rev. Fr. Hallidan C.C., :Chairman, James Mulcahy, :Vice- Chairman, William O’Mahony and Miss Joan Kelleher: Hon. Secretary, Miss Mary Cronin N.T.: Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Edmond Fitzgerald. Section representatives (farmers), Messer’s. Maurice Dineen, Ted Harnedy, Tim O’Sullivan. (Workers), Messer’s. Joe McMahon, Michael McCarthy, Denis O’Keeffe. (Ladies), Miss. Kitty Cronin, Mrs. Hegarty, Miss J. Kennelly. (Youth’s) Messer’s. Ed. Leahy, John Cronin and Ted Wrynn. The first meeting of the Parish Council (which includes the above) will be on Wednesday, January 7, at 7.30pm.