Monthly Archives: December 2017

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Monday 10.00 am. Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am.

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

Diocesan Directory: Copies of the Diocesan Directory are for sale after Mass. Price €3.

Christmas Offerings are now being taken up.

Last Week’s Collection: Door €487.78. Thank you.

Clonmult Church: Cleaners for January, Siobhan O’Keeffe and Angela Robinson.

Dungourney Church: Collectors for January, Jamie Lane and Pat Rigney.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Joan Cullinane, John and Eileen Burke. May they rest in peace.

Thank you: Since this is the last week-end of the year, a big thank you to all who help out each week in our churches, those who sing, read, serve, ministers of the Eucharist, collectors, cleaners, those who decorate the Church with flowers and for special occasions such as Christmas, Lent and Easter. In Clonmult thank you to all who open and close the church. It is very much appreciated.

Progressive 45: Following our Christmas break card playing resumes in Clonmult Old School on next Wednesday night at 8.00pm. New card players always welcome.

Cork Penny Dinners: Thanks to everyone who supported the food appeal which was a great success and was greatly appreciated by Cork Penny Dinners and it’s recipients.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 2, 3, 4.
No Winner. Lucky Dip.
€35 Aisling Nixon.
€25 Brendan Rohan.
€15 Sharon Brown.
Thank you to all who helped at the pitch on Saturday morning tidying up after the recent hedge cutting.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our followers a happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.                         

                               Christmas Crib St. Lawrence’s Church Clonmult                     

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Tuesday (St. Stephen’s Day) at 11.00 a.m. No Masses on Wednesday or Thursday. Mass on Friday at 7.30 p.m. (Dungourney)

There will not be Adoration on next Thursday night. (Resuming in the New Year.)

Last Week’s Collections: Door – €259.49. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Deaths, Mary Cullinane, Rathfootera. May she rest in peace.

Icon of the Holy Family: Copies of the Icon of the Holy Family will be available at the Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Offerings: The Christmas offerings for the clergy can be handed in at Mass times this weekend or on Christmas day. Thank You.

Marymount Fundraiser: Therese Gould is holding a cake sale and raffle in Tesco Shopping Centre, Midleton on next Friday, 29th December, from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. All proceeds go to Marymount Hospice, Cork. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

Christmas Mass Times.
Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th Dec)
Mogeely – Mass at 7.00 p.m. (Family Mass)
Castlemartyr – Mass at 10.00 p.m.
Dungourney – Mass at 8.00 p.m.
Christmas Day (Monday 25th Dec)
Mogeely – Mass at 9.45 a.m.
Castlemartyr – Mass at 11.00 a.m.
Dungourney – Mass at 9.30 a.m.
Clonmult – Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Choose Life Website: Since 2012 the Bishop’s Conference’s “Choose Life” website has a dedicated portal to offer resources and promote the protection of the life of the unborn. The website hosts up to date news on life issues as well as prayer material for parishes and the faithful. The website address is (which will automatically update to in the New Year).
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas Fr. Frank & Fr. Barry.
Anam Cara: An organisation that supports bereaved parents will hold its next monthly parent evening on Wednesday, 3rd January from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Clayton Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of your child, the circumstances of death or whether it was recent or not.

GAA Lotto results. No’s Drawn, 8, 22, 23.
No Winner. Lucky Dip.
€35 Mossie Horgan.
€25 Sadie Hegarty.
€15 Aidan Browne.
Next week’s jackpot – €600.00
Christmas draw – €20.00 X 10
Ml Hegarty, Richard Daly, Christy & Angela Robinson, Jim O’Callaghan, Joan Ahern, Johanna Rohan, Pat Rigney Jnr, Ann & David Moore, Michael Lane, Cian Crowley.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a blood donor clinic in Garryvoe Hotel on Thursday, 28th December from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All welcome to attend.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Monday 9.30 am. Tuesday 9.00 am. Wednesday to Friday 9.30 am.

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

To-day is “Bambinelli Sunday”. The blessing of “Baby Jesus” used in family cribs, will take place during all masses to-day.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Mary Casey, Avaune and Eileen Butler, Ballymartin. May they rest in peace.

Christmas Appeal: A collection of non- perishable goods for Cork Penny Dinners will be made at the masses on Christmas Eve night in Dungourney and Christmas Day in Clonmult. You are asked to place whatever you wish to donate in one of the boxes provided in the church. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Mass Times.
Saturday 23rd December: Castlemartyr 7.00 pm. Dungourney 8.00 pm.
Sunday 24th December: Mogeely 9.45 am. Clonmult 11.00am. Castlemartyr 11.00 am.
Christmas Eve: Mogeely 7.00 pm (Family Mass). Dungourney 8.00 pm. Castlematyr 10.00 pm.
Christmas Day: Dungourney 9.30 am. Mogeely 9.45 am. Clonmult 11.00 am. Castlemartyr 11.00 am.

Lotto Results. No’s Drawn, 3, 9, 10.
No Winner. Lucky Dip.
€35 Conor Hayes.
€25 Catherine Rohan.
€15 Michael Buckley.
Next Week’s Jackpot €450.00.

Midleton CBS India Immersion Project: Daragh Moran, who is travelling to India in February as a member of this project, would like to thank all who supported his recent fund raisers.

Social Dancing:  Clonmult Old School this Sunday 17th December, 8 to 10 pm. Music, Mary Prendergast. All are welcome.

Irish Examiner 11. 12. 1981.
Clonmult School Reunion.

The Past Pupils Re-Union to mark the closing of the national school in the historic hamlet of Clonmult was a memorable affair with the young and not so young rubbing shoulders and recalling the “good old days”.

The school closed in June 1981 and now the students attend nearby Dungourney where a new school was opened just before the summer holidays.

Edmond Fitzgerald, well known for his great work in producing shows, told me that when the Clonmult School closed a group got together to “keep it for Clonmult” and purchased the building. Two of the oldest members present at the Past Pupils gathering were Captain Michael Hennessy and Willie O’Mahony, both veterans of the War of Independence.

Michael Hennessy is father of two of County Cork’s leading businessmen, Kevin and Pierce, both formerly outstanding racing cyclists. He was born in 1892 and at the tender age of four began attending the school which was next door to his home. He is the oldest past pupil. He told me the first teachers were George and John Cashel, some of whom relatives still live in Cork. Captain Hennessy said the school was built in 1864 and the classes were not as big as today.

A unit leader in the Old I.R.A., he was in Crumlin Jail in 1920 and was one of those who went on a 39 days hunger strike after which they were released. This was just for a short time for he was again interned in Ballykimbler in County Down where he spent thirteen months, being released after the Truce. During his spell in Ballykimbler he learned to speak Irish. Captain Hennessy was Clerk of the Court in Midleton for 45 years and was Clerk of the Court for the Old I.R.A. before the Truce in 1922.

Willie O’Mahony was interned in Spike Island and Kilworth Camp during the Troubles. He, too, took part in many engagements of the time.

Among the gathering, too, was Very Rev. William Buckley, appointed Parish Priest of Imogeela last year. During his term he has seen two new schools built in the Parish and two new spacious halls, one in Dungourney and the other in Castlemartyr. A native of Midleton, Fr. Buckley was an outstanding hurler with the “Magpies”, played minor for Cork in 1935 and 1936 and also played senior for Midleton and Cork. He is also remembered in Coachford for his production of several splendid pantomimes.

Dan Kenneally well known East Cork G.A.A. personality helped to make it a memorable night for all in the historic East Cork village of Clonmult.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: Monday to Friday at 9.30 am.

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

Last Week’s Collections: Door €307.07. Diocesan €184.49. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Liam Kelleher and Sean Murphy. May they rest in peace.

Christmas Penitential Service: Penitential Service in Castlemartyr on Sunday, 17th December at 7.00 pm. Penitential Service in Dungourney on Sunday, 17th December at 8.00 pm. Outside priests will be available, so it’s a good opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance.

Carols by Candlelight: The annual Carols by Candlelight, featuring Castlemartyr Choir and Childrens Choir, will take place on Thursday 14th December at 8.00 pm. Do come along and enjoy this highlight of the festive season.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 15, 17, 23.
One Winner, Seamus Fives.
Next Week’s Jackpot €300.00.

Christmas Appeal: A collection of non- perishable goods for Cork Penny Dinners will be made at the masses on Christmas Eve night in Dungourney and Christmas Day in Clonmult. You are asked to place whatever you wish to donate in one of the boxes provided in the church. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Garrryvoe Christmas Market takes place this Sunday in Garryvoe Hotel from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm. No entry fee, donations welcome and all proceeds go to Cork ARC Cancer House in Youghal. Over 60 stalls of local crafts.

Clonmult/Dungourney P2P Race Meeting this Sunday 10th December, at Boulta. First race 12.00.

Point to Point Presentations. On Monday night at Clonmult Old School, Clonmult/Dungourney P2P committee made financial presentations to a number of local organisations, Dungourney/Clonmult Community Council, Fr. Mike Barry, Dungourney/Clonmult playground, Clonmult Community Co-Op, Dungourney GAA and Camogie Club.

Southern Star. 05. 12. 1964.
First Time for “Famous” Pub.

A famous mountainside “pub” in East Cork known as “Cuddy Foley’s” at Garrylaurence, Clonmult, featured in a prosecution at Castlemartyr Court for a breach of the licensing laws, when the defending solicitor said it was the first time in living memory that such a charge had been brought against the premises. The licensee, Patrick Mulcahy, was fined 20/= and each of the three men found on the premises, similar sums.

Supt. C. Clinton told the court that Garda Burns of Dungourney visited the premises at 12.30 am. on the morning of October 10th last and found the door ajar. When he entered he found three men with glasses containing stout in front of them at the bar. When he approached, the license stated they were simply “having a chat that lasted too long”. The men gave a similar explanation.

Mr. W. St. Clair Rice, solr. said the premises was situated on the mountainside and the number of people living in the district was “negligible”, so that any offence would be a very minor one. When the three friends called in he did not want to ask them to leave so quickly. This is the first prosecution in living memory in that premises. It was just bad luck that this Garda was a bit restless. It is probably the only bit of social life they have there.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the week: Monday/Wednesday 9.30 am. Friday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation. Mass on Thursday at 8.00 pm in Dungourney and on Friday at 11.00 am. in Clonmult.

Because of the Feast Day, there will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday in Dungourney. There will be rosary and prayers after the 11.00 am. mass in Clonmult on Friday.

A meeting of the Clonmult/Dungourney Liturgy Group will take place on Wednesday, 6th December at 9.00 pm. in the Priest’s house.

Last week’s Collection: Door, €284.17. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Stephen Twomey (Donickmore), Christy Hayes and Christy Kavanagh. May they rest in peace.

We welcome the Confirmation children and their families to the 8.00 pm. mass this Saturday night. They will be involved in a commitment ceremony and play an active part in the liturgy of the Mass. We wish them all the best in their preparations.

Active Retirement Christmas Party in Clonmult Old School this Sunday, 3rd December at 6.00 pm. All are welcome.

GAA Lotto Results. No’s Drawn, 6, 20, 22.
No Winner. Lucky Dip.
€35 Brendan Hegarty.
€25 Liam Flynn.
€15 Colm Hegarty.
Next Week’s Jackpot €450.00.

Congratulations to Orla Kelleher who was elected club Chairperson at the club AGM on Friday night. Dungourney GAA Club are proud to be the first club in Cork to elect a Lady Chairperson. Orla was club PRO for the past season. She will be joined at the top table by Willie O’Neill, our new Secretary and Lily Hegarty as Treasurer. These are exciting times for the club. On Wednesday we got the news we all had been waiting for, our application to the Sports Council for grant aid for Gym and Ball Alley viewing area was successful. We have been allocated a grant of €98,000. Great credit must go to Christy Fitzpatrick, John Kenneally and Lily Hegarty for their commitment to this project over the past year. We are looking forward to a great 2018.

Clonmult/Dungourney P2P Meeting at Boulta, Ballynoe on next Sunday 10th December.

Clonmult Community Event Calendar