Monthly Archives: September 2015

1st                            Kit O’Keeffe & Mary Fitzgerald

2nd                          Mary O’Riordan & John Motherway

3rd                          Mary Lee & Noreen Moroney

Best of Last 5      Willie O’Neill & Hugh Kent

Last Game           Geraldine O’Connell & Sheila Barry     

A slice of history was made in Clonmult on Sunday as Retiring Parish Priest Fr. Jack Cogan blessed the extension to St. Lawrence’s Cemetery including the new Columbarium.

After blessing the new extension Retiring Parish Priest Fr. Jack Cogan paid tribute to all those who worked on the project and said it was a wonderful example of community spirit. He complimented the various pieces of restoration work on the stone boundary wall. He also said that volunteerism in society is very important.

Sean Hennessy Chairman of the organising committee said that the graveyard at the western side of the Church was opened in 1960 and now here we are 55 years later opening an extension to it. The similarities between the two projects are that they were both completed by voluntary workers from the locality.

He went on to say a sincere thank you to everybody that has worked here and especially Fr. Jack for allowing us to do it. It was fantastic to witness the goodwill spirit in this community. He also thanked all the undertakers in Midleton for contributions to the project.

When we needed a tracks machine, industrial loader, telescopic loader or anything else we just made a phone call and we got it. A sincere thank you to you all and especially for the use of the “dinky” which was with us from the start to the end.

There is an old saying “an army marches on its stomach” so we worked for the sandwiches, scones and cakes which we received daily. Therefore we worked for jaw wages! Sincere thanks to the teaboy and the catering staff.

I would also like to extend our appreciation to the Undertakers in Midleton for their generous donations.

This project was not an easy job to complete. Each and every individual that worked here brought their own skills to the table, be it putting down screeds, building stone walls, making the casing for the walls, hand floating the concrete, or just overseeing the project in general. We all learned a lot from each other.

Many tributes were paid to Fr. Jack Cogan for his contribution to the parish and all his help and support with this development. Best wishes were extended to him on his retirement.

Also among the large attendance was Fr. Barry O’Flynn. CC.

In January 2014 a group of local people including members of Clonmult Community Co-op and Clonmult /Dungourney Community Council came together at Clonmult Old School with a view to extending the graveyard attached to St. Lawrence’s Church which was now full. Some local people had expressed an interest in extending the present burial ground.

Following discussions with our Parish Priest Fr. Jack Cogan it was agreed that a feasibility study would be carried out which resulted in either extending the Cemetery on existing Church ground or purchasing an additional site.

These options were presented to a public meeting in Clonmult and the decision of those in attendance was overwhelming in favour of extending on the existing Church ground.

Plans were drawn up and planning permission was submitted to Cork County Council for a lawn cemetery extension which was also to include a Columbarium. Permission was granted following some site investigation.

Monday 4th May 2015 saw the start of the physical work with the removal of the laurel hedge and the levelling off the ground in preparation for footpaths and head beams. Tuesday 26th May saw the first of the Ready-mix being poured. At this stage the “CRAIC” was getting better by the day, this was where we all wanted to be especially at tea time where the Ladies displayed their cooking skills. The first of the reseeding started on Saturday 30th May. A week later the new grass began appearing over ground, a sight to behold. Wednesday 3rd June saw the last of the Graveyard paths being poured. Now we were on a roll, footpaths around the Church were in poor repair; Fr Jack gave the nod to replace these. On Saturday 13th June we power hosed the walls of the church in preparation for painting.

Tuesday 30th June we began work on the footpaths; this was completed on Friday 3rd July. Remedial work and capping of the boundary wall began on the 27th August. On Thursday 10th September work began on the Columbarium wall.

Saturday 12th September power washing Church walls in preparation for painting.

We understand that Columbarium at this Graveyard is the first in East Cork. A columbarium is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns (i.e., urns holding a deceased’s cremated remains). The term comes from the Latin Columba (dove) and originally referred to compartmentalised housing.

The external painting of the Church is due to commence next week weather permitting. The masonry walls will be painted by a contractor and the joinery will be done community volunteers.

The materials for the project to date were financed from parish funds and some donations. All the labour for the works carried out has been provided by over 40 local volunteers which made it a great community effort and one that they can be very proud of. A big thank you to all concerned. A special word of thanks must go to those who provided the catering on each occasion that work was being done.

The development of this extension to the cemetery will ensure that we as a community in Clonmult will have a cemetery available to us for the next 50 years.


Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter

Masses during the week: Monday to Thursday at 9.30 a.m. Masses on Friday at 9.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Mass on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Note: the “First Saturday Devotions” begin on next Saturday in Clonmult. There will be rosary and prayers before Mass beginning at 9.45 a.m. Confessions will also be heard after that Mass.

The blessing of the new Cemetery in Clonmult takes place after the 11.00 a.m. Mass this Sunday, 27th September (12 noon approx.). There will be refreshments in Clonmult hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome even just to attend the blessing.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday between 8.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Church – €281.94. Annual Cloyne Clerical Students Collection – €276.76.

The monthly Vincent De Paul collection will be taken up as you leave the Church today.

A meeting of Parents whose children will be receiving their First Holy Communion next May will take place in Dungourney School on this Monday, 28th September, at 8.00 p.m. This meeting is regarding the “Do this in Memory of me” programme. At least one parent of each child is asked to attend.

Note: The First Holy Communion Mass will take place in Dungourney on Saturday, 14th May 2016.

Autumn Stations: Thu, 1st Oct: Ballinacole, Ballynona South, Ballysimon, Ballyriorta: David & Christine Coughlan

Fri, 2nd Oct: Gurteen, Garryduff: Garry & Mary Connery (8.15 p.m.)

Fri, 9th Oct: Cottstown, Sandyhill, Glenbeg, Ballinagoul. Gerard and Mary O’Sullivan

(All stations are at 8.00 p.m. unless stated otherwise.

Killeagh Parish “Spirit Fest 2015” September 25th to 27th Closing ceremony – “Songs of Praise” in Killeagh Church on this Sunday evening 27th September at 5.00 p.m. All welcome.

Irish Catholic Newspaper Price Increase: The Irish Catholic has been developing new content. This will include adding eight extra pages; more parish based news, focus resources and tools for evangelisation. To facilitate this growth it is necessary to increase the cover price to €1.80 from 1st of October. Available after Mass each weekend – a good read, always items of interest.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter

Masses during the week: No Masses until Friday at 9.30 a.m.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday between 8.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m.

Last Weekend’s Collection: €241.84 – Thank you.

The Annual Seminarians Collection takes place this weekend. You are asked to please be generous towards this collection.

Clonmult Cemetery: The blessing of the new cemetery in Clonmult takes place after the 11.00 a.m. Mass next Sunday, 27th September. There will be refreshments afterwards in Clonmult hall. Everyone welcome.

Autumn Stations 2015: Thu, 1st Oct: Ballinacole, Ballynona South, Ballysimon, Ballyriorta: David & Christine Coughlan (8.00 p.m.) Fri, 2nd Oct: Gurteen, Garryduff: Garry & Mary Connery (8.15 p.m.)

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on next Sunday 27th September. Bus leaving Midleton Park Hotel at 6.45 a.m. All welcome. Ring Mary 087/1279323 or Sheila 087/9322998.

Killeagh Parish Pastoral Council is hosting “Songs of Praise” on next Sunday 27th September at 5.00 p.m. in Killeagh Church. Parish and secular choirs from around Cloyne diocese will be involved. Testimonies by Michael Lovett, Maureen Forrest and Teresa Cronin. Everyone welcome.

Social Dancing in Clonmult Hall on this Sunday, 20th September, 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. Music – Mary Prendergast. Everyone welcome.

Congratulations to our Junior A hurlers who defeated Harbour Rovers in the County Junior quarter Final at Rathcormac last evening on a scoreline of Dungourney 1-20 Harbour Rovers 0-11. Semi-Final is set for 4th October, we await the winners of Brian Dillons v Ballymartle

Irish Catholic Newspaper Price Increase: From the 1st of October the price will increase to €1.80. Available after Mass each weekend – a good read, always items of interest.

No’s Drawn 3, 4, 9.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Mary Kenneally.

€25 Ollie Lynch.

€15 Ollie Lynch.

Good Luck to our Junior A Hurlers who play Harbour Rovers in the County Quarter Final in Rathcormac at 5.30pm Saturday 19th. Come along and give them your support

1st                                              Betty Irwin & Tom  Fitzgerald

2nd                                            Anne Foley & John Hennessy

3rd                                             Marj Murphy  &  Sid Howe

Best of Last Five:                    Mary Meade & John Kelleher

Last Game:                               Ann & Ann Cotter.

 Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter

Masses during the week:Monday at 8.00 p.m. Tuesday at 9.30 a.m. No Masses for the remainder of the week.

There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday between 8.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Last weekend collections:Door – €290.28. Diocesan – €197.85. Go raibh maith agaibh.

Deaths: Jimmy Fitzgerald (Killeagh).
Anniversaries: Abina Maria Rohan, Mary Kate O’Mahony. May they rest in peace.

Fr. Pius (An Indian Priest) will celebrate Mass for Dungourney Prayer Group in Dungourney School on next Tuesday 15th September at 8.00 p.m. He will also take up a collection for his work in India. Everyone is welcome to attend on Tuesday night.

The sixth class in Dungourney National School will host a “Coffee Morning” in aid of Marymount Hospice in the School Hall on next Friday, 18th September beginning at 10.00 a.m. Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated.

Special Collection next Sunday,  the Annual Collection for the Clerical Students Education fund. No doubt you will give it a generous response.

 Congratulations to the Dungourney Junior A Hurlers who defeated St. Ita’s in the East Cork Junior A Hurling Final on a score line of 1-23 to 2-12. We now meet Harbour Rovers in the County Quarter Final provisionally set for Saturday 19th September.

There will be a fundraising night for Fr. Mike Barry at Leahys Open Farm on Friday 18th September at 8.30. Music and song all are welcome.  

Social Dancing Clonmult Old School next Sunday 20th September at 8.00pm.

Music: Mary Prendergast 

Clonmult Community Event Calendar