Monthly Archives: December 2015

Clonmult/Dungourney Parish News

Masses during the week: No masses Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Mass on Wednesday at 10.00 am. Masses on Friday at 11.00 am and 7.30 pm. Mass on Saturday at 10.00 am.

There will not be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on next Thursday.

The “First Saturday Devotions” continue in Clonmult at the 10.00 am mass this Saturday.

Deaths: Joan Cheasty (nee Kelleher formerly of Ballyard, Dungourney) on December 26th 2015, unexpectedly at home. Daughter of the late Jamesey Kelleher. Loving mother of Walter, Robert, Gabriel and Ann, grandmother of Karen, Paul and Emma. Sadly missed also by her son in law Declan (Flanagan), nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.                                                     Requiem mass in St. Lawrence’s Church, Clonmult on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in Clonmult Old Cemetery.

Christmas offerings are presently being taken up.

Clonmult church cleaners for January: Michael Hegarty, Tim Murphy, Margaret Sheehan and John Kenneally

Dungourney Church 8.00pm mass collectors for January: John Hayes and Denis Buckner

Clonmult Annual Charity Ride will take place on January the 1st at 12 noon, meet in Clonmult Church car park.


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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.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter

Masses during the week: Monday at 9.30 a.m. Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. in Dungourney National School.

Wednesday at 9.30 a.m.

Friday is Christmas Day – Mass on Thursday night at 9.00 p.m. Masses on Christmas day at 9.30 a.m. (Dungourney) and 11.00 a.m. (Clonmult).

Mass on St. Stephens Day at 10.00 a.m. (Clonmult).

Because of the Mass on Thursday night there will not be Adoration on next Thursday night.

Penitential Service: There will be a Penitential Service in Dungourney Church on this Sunday 20th December at 8.00 p.m. There will be several Priests available for the sacrament of Confession, so it’s a good opportunity to come along!

Confessions also on Christmas Eve in Clonmult between 11.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and in Dungourney between 12 noon and 12.30 p.m.

Anniversaries: Liam Kelleher and Eileen Butler. May they rest in peace.

Dungourney Prayer Group will be hosting Mass on next Tuesday 22nd December in Dungourney National School beginning with Rosary at 8.00 p.m. followed by Mass everyone welcome.

Last Weekend’s Collection: €372.20 – Thank You.

Christmas Offerings will be taken up at all Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. The collections in the Churches on Christmas eve/day will also be for the Priests of the parish, so you are asked to be generous towards both collections.

Accord: For anyone considering getting married in one of our Churches in the near future, there are information leaflets in both Churches, with information on the Pre-Marriage Courses and the dates for the courses in our diocese during 2016.

The Annual St Vincent de Paul Gift Giving Ceremony will take place at the 11.00 a.m. Mass in Clonmult Church on this Sunday 20th December. Donations of non-perishable food items, food/fuel vouchers or toys (new and unwrapped) will be very much appreciated.


Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the week: Monday to Friday at 9.30 a.m.

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

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door – €186.72. Diocesan – €143.67.

8th Dec – €159.49. Thank You.

Anniversaries: Mary Casey & Sean Murphy. May they rest in peace.

Confessions: There will be a Penitential Service on next Sunday 20th December in Dungourney Church at 8.00 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance so it’s a good opportunity for the sacrament before Christmas. (Castlemartyr at 7.00 p.m.)

Active Retirement Party on this Sunday 13th December in conjunction with “Social Dancing” in Clonmult Old School Hall, beginning at 5.30 p.m. For information/booking contact Ann Marie on 087-6638560.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy. Bishop William Crean will open the door of the mortuary Chapel in St. Colman’s Cathedral Cobh which has been designated as the Holy Door for the diocese for this Jubilee year of Mercy. This takes place at the beginning of the 6.00 p.m. Vigil Mass on this Saturday December 12th, the third Sunday of Advent. This door will be open during the months ahead for the Year of Mercy until 20th November 2016, so you are welcome to visit the Cathedral and go through the door.

A meeting of Dungourney / Clonmult Liturgy Group will take place on next Monday 14th December at 8.00 p.m. in the Priest’s house.

Carols by Candlelight: The Annual “Carols by Candlelight” in Castlemartyr Church takes place on Thursday, 17th December @ 8.00 p.m. All welcome.

Social Dancing in Clonmult on this Sunday, 13th December 8.00 to 10.00 p.m. Music by Liam O’Sullivan. All welcome.

Clonmult / Dungourney Point to Point Races take place at Boulta on this Sunday 13th December at 11.30 a.m. All welcome.

A Christmas Sale will take place in Greenville, Carrigtwohill on next Thursday 17th December from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Greenville is a Cork Association for Autism (CAA) Service Centre. Pottery pieces made by CAA clients, plants, Christmas decorations and gifts will be for sale. Teas/coffees/treats. Everyone welcome. For info call: 021/453362.

Congratulations to Dungourney on being crowned Munster Junior A Hurling Champions 2015. They defeated Fenor of Waterford last Sunday in Mallow on a score line of 1-17 to 0-8. We will now meet the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, provisionally fixed for the 23rd or 24th of January. This has been a fantastic year for our club, not since 1909 have we reached such heady heights. Roll on 2016, the All-Ireland series and Intermediate Hurling.


“The annual St. Vincent De Paul Mass to be held in Clonmult on Sunday 20th December at 11am. Donations of non-perishable food items, food/fuel vouchers or toys(new and unwrapped) would be much appreciated.

Donations can also be handed into The Post Office in Dungourney. All donations will go to the local SVP which covers Dungourney, Castlemartyr, Mogeely and Ladysbridge.


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