Monthly Archives: April 2016

No’s Drawn. 12, 13, 22.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Ed. Colbert.

€25 Michael Cronin.

€15 Dan Moore.

Intermediate Hurling League.

Dungourney v Glenrovers.

Sunday 1st May in Dungourney @ 6.45pm.

Clonmult/Dungourney Parish News.

Masses during the week: Monday at 8.00pm. Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church Thursday at 8.00pm.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door €213.26. Thank you.

Deaths: Christy Tobin. May he rest in peace.

Anniversaries: Michael & Catherine Hayes, Alison O’Mahony. May they rest in peace.

A meeting of the Clonmult/ Dungourney Liturgy group will take place next Thursday 28th April at 9.00pm. in the priest’s house. (Please note change of date).

Dungourney Church: New collectors are required for the 8.00pm Saturday night Mass. If you are interested please contact Fr. Barry.

‘’Annam Cara’’ is holding its monthly parent evening on Wednesday the 4th of May from 7.30 to 9.00pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silversprings, Cork. All Anam Cara services are available free to bereaved parents.

East Cork J.A.F.

Dungourney 1-16 St. Catherine’s 3-3

No’s drawn. 4, 8, 11.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Kathleen McMahon.

€25 B. & B. Flynn.

€15 Caroline Motherway.

I.H.L. 22. 4. 2016.

Dungourney 5-23 Na Piarsaigh 0-7.


Dungourney v St. Catherine’s.

Sunday 24th April @3.30pm.

Venue: Youghal

 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 at 8.00 p.m.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door – €295.38. Thank You.

Trocaire Collection is still being taken up. If you haven’t yet dropped in your box / envelope you might do so during the coming week, so that what’s collected in the parish can be sent to Trocaire. Thank You.

Deaths:  William (Liam) Horgan, Ballynona Cottage.

Anniversaries: John Joe & Margaret O’Riordan, John Connery.  May they rest in peace.

A meeting of the Dungourney/ Clonmult Liturgy group will take place on Tuesday 26th April at 9.00 p.m. in the priest’s house.

Prayers at the Tomb”. A prayer service including readings, reflections, prayers, song will take place at the tomb in Clonmult Church on Friday 29th April at 8.00 p.m. All welcome.

The Sacristan’s Collection is being taken up at the Saturday night Mass this weekend.

Midleton Pilgrimage to Knock: The Midleton Knock group will have their first pilgrimage of the season to Our Lady’s Shrine Knock on Sunday 1st May. Coach leaves Midleton Library at 7.00 a.m. Bookings: Eily O’Sullivan Hurley’s Supervalu Midleton, Michael Butler Coach Hire, and Noel Collins “St. Judes” Midleton.

This Sunday is “Vocations Sunday”. The theme is “The Church, Mother of Vocations”. Pope Francis has issued a Pastoral letter. You can read the full text on

We are all invited to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life on this Sunday particularly, but also throughout the year.

Vocations Afternoon:  Is Jesus calling you! Vocations afternoon on Saturday 7th May, 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., for women discerning a religious vocation, at Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. For further information

Lough Derg Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Season opens on Sunday1st May with one Day retreats which continue on 2, 7, 8, 10 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 May. Booking is essential. The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Wednesday 1st June. You may begin the Pilgrimage on any day between 1st June and 13th August. Pre-booking in not required for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Contact Lough Derg by telephone 071-9861518, email,

St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton:  An information session about the following daytime Level 5 Education Courses: Business Studies, Early Childhood Care, and Education and Community Care will be held in St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton on Wednesday, May 4th, between 2.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.

The Annual Novena in honour of the Mother of Good Counsel will commence in Castlemartyr Church on Monday 18th April and continue until Tuesday 26th. Devotions will be each evening at 7.30 p.m. Masses will be offered on Tuesday, 19th April (10.00 a.m. Castlemartyr), Friday 22nd April

No’s Drawn. 3. 8. 22.

One Winner.

Aidan Browne.

Intermediate Hurling League.

Dungourney v Ballinhassig.

Sunday 17th. April @ 11.00am. in Ballinhassig.

Irish Examiner. 11.05.1898



A very large and representative meeting of the members of the Dungourney Branch of the ’98 Centenary Association was held in Clonmult on Sunday for the purpose of enrolling new members, also to take preliminary steps to erect a memorial over the grave of Laurence Kelly, the brave Clonmult Fenian, who was shot down by the police in the early days of the ’67 Rising. The proceedings which were characterised by a good deal of enthusiasm, were the means of bringing together all the local politicians who worked loyally together  in the old Land League days, when the local branch of the League won the proud distinction of being recognised by William O’Brien as a branch that was second to none in Ireland. In the unavoidable absence of the President, Mr. Denis Ring, the chair was occupied by the vice-president, Mr. J. Hartnett, P L G. Amongst those present were – Messrs Edmund Cronin, P L G; M. Nunan, Tresuar;  J. Donovan, Hon. Sec; M. Mulcahy, P.Cronin, James Daly, P. Quirke, J. Quirke, J. Murphy, P. Murphy, J. Dineen, T. Dineen, James Parnell Motherway, E. Flanagan, W. O’Mahony, W. Kelleher, M. MacSullivan, J. Fitzgibbon, J. E. Burke, J. Hennessy, J. Hogan, Denis Foley, etc.

The secretary having read some correspondence from Mr. J. O’Brien, hon sec., Cork Committee.

The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said he felt honoured at being called on to preside, for he considered it a privilege to have an oppurtunity of addressing the patriotic people of Clonmult, who always held aloft the banner of Irish nationality in every period of their country’s struggles to regain their plundered rights, and who, he knew, were never afraid to speak of ’98 or ashamed to remember ’67 either. So much has been said about the lives and labours of those gallant Irishmen by able and eminent men for the past few months that he was sure they didn’t expect much from him to say on the subject. However, he could not, without expressing the satisfaction it afforded him of seeing  men of sterling worth and genuine patriotism, who were kept asunder by the dissensions of their leaders, sinking their political differences and uniting together to commemorate, honour and revere the noble and self-sacrificing  patriots who fell for Ireland in’98. He congratulated the members on the progress the branch had made, and was happy to inform them he had got a communication from their gallant and respected M. P. Captain Donelan expressing delight to see his old  parish to the front in the ’98 movement. They also met for the purpose of considering what could be done to honour a true-hearted Irishman, whose blood was shed for the same cause the pike was lifted and the green flag raised a century ago. Though well-nigh 33 years had elapsed since Larry Kelly’s soul was sent marching on to eternity by a brutal police-man’s bullet, his spirit lived and animated his countrymen, and true men, like you men, remember him with pride. He was sure the patriotic people of this parish, who were always noted for their generosity and patriotism, would heartily co-operate with them in raising a fitting memorial over his grave.

Mr. Patrick Cronin Clonmult , proposed, and Mr. James Daly seconded, the following resolution, which was carried unanimously; ‘’Resolved –That we the members of the Dungourney Branch of the ’98 Centenary Association, desire to place on record our appreciation the many sterling qualities of Larry Kelly, the brave Clonmult Fenian and pioneer of the ’67 movement in this district’ who fell victim to English tyranny more than thirty years ago, and we pledge ourselves to assist in raising a fitting memorial over his grave.

Mr. James Murphy, in supporting the resolution, was received with cheers from the men of ’67. He expressed his gratitude to their chairman and the other gentlemen from Dungourney who came there that day to enrol them members of the’98 Centenary movement, and from the large number he saw eager to become members he was sure this branch would do a great deal of good, and become, like its old predecessor, the League, second to none in Ireland. He was glad to see the old friends and comrades of Larry Kelly to keep his memory green and to prove to the English Government, whose oppression had driven him and men like him to revolt, that their names will not be forgotten, or the recollection of their acts suffered to grow cold. Nowhere in the land poor Larry Kelly died for was there any memorial to tell such a man existed. Now it was time this state of things should cease. It was not his fate to die, like the brave Manchester martyrs, amid the rabble horde of an English town, nor to fall like the men of Wexford, but he was shot down in his own native district within reach of hearts that sympathised and loved, though their hands were powerless to save. To those who had the privilege of his intimate friendship his memory would live as long as life lasted, for he had all the qualities of truest friendship and had an ardent and devoted love of his native land. His fearless and straightforward disposition and exemplary character made him a general favourite. He lived and died as an Irishman, and the record of his life and death should rank among the dearest and most precious of our memories of ’98.

Mr. James Daly congratulated the meeting on the harmony of the proceedings, and was glad to see the spirit of the union which above all things characterised the men of ’98, growing and spreading among all Irishmen. It was only right and just that the people of Larry Kelly’s native district should do something that would through all future time would rank him beside the dauntless spirits that in days of darkness and disaster perished for the sacred cause of Ireland.

Mr. James Parnell Motherway, as one who was always a Parnellite, and who deplored the methods by the illustrious Parnell was hounded down by some of their Parliamentary leaders, welcomed this ’98 movement as new era in politics, and hoped it would be the means of bringing together again into one solid party the men who, under the leadership of Parnell, did good work for Ireland.

Several new members having been enrolled, and the following gentlemen added to the committee – Messrs. E. Cronin, P L G;, P. Cronin, W. OMahony, James Daly, J. Murphy, J.Foley and J. Parnell Motherway, after some discussion among the members, it was decided to hold a monster meeting in Clonmult, the date will be fixed after ascertaining from Captain Donelan when he could conveniently attend. It was unanimously agreed to open a fund to receive subscriptions to erect a memorial over Larry Kelly’s grave.

A cordial vote of thanks having been passed to the chairman for presiding, which he suitably acknowledged, the meeting adjourned until next Sunday.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the week: Monday to Friday @ 9.30 am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Dungourney Church on Thursday @8.00pm.

Last Weekend’s Collection: Door € 313.34. Diocesan € 152.41. Thank you.

Deaths: John Leahy Bawnadown Dungourney. May he rest in peace.

Anniversaries: Jack Griffin, Mick Donovan, Willie Joe Kelleher. May they rest in peace .

Easter Offerings are still being taken up. Please bring it to Mass or hand it into Priest’s House. Thank you.

Trocaire Collection is also being taken. Thank you.

Ministers of the Eucharist: A new list for the ministers in both Churches are now available and can be collected in the Sacristies after Mass.

Sacristan’s Collection: This will be held on next Saturday 16th April.

Social Dancing: Clonmult Old School Sunday 17th April. Music Dermot & Irene.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Monday to 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: Holy Places – €328.51.Thank You.

The Monthly Diocesan Collection will be taken up this weekend.

Easter offerings are presently being taken up. If you haven’t yet handed in your envelope, you might hand it into the Priests house or bring to the church next weekend. Thank You.

Deaths: Evan Byrne Templemore Tipperary. Evan was the last Garda to serve in the Dungourney Garda Station before its closure in the 70’s. He was one of the Founding Members of the Clonmult Boxing Club in 1965 (President, Fr. Con O’Donovan. Chairman, Sonny Wrynn. Hon. Sec., Evan Byrne. Treasurer, Dan Kenneally. Committee, Patrick Crowley, Jim Hegarty, Liam Kelleher, Sean Murphy, Jerry O’Keeffe and George Robinson.) May they all rest in peace.

Anniversaries: Rose Kelleher, Eilish Cremin. May they rest in peace.

Spring Stations 2016: Mon, 4th April: Gurteen, Garryduff – Clonmult Church (8.00 p.m.).

Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh on this Sunday, April 3rd. Commencing at 4.00 p.m. Entrance via “Door of Mercy” Jubilee Year Indulgence, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Blessing of Divine Mercy Image, Confessions, Adoration & Benediction. Concelebrated Mass at 7.00 p.m. All Welcome.

Trocaire Collection: The Trocaire Collection is now being taken up. Please hand back your box as soon as you can to either the Church or the Priest’s house. Thank You.

Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, 8th May. Pick up in Castlemartyr at 6.30 a.m. For further details contact Mairead Downey at 087-9732021.


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