Monthly Archives: February 2019

Irish Independent. 25. 2. 1921.



    Impressive scenes were witnessed at Midleton on Wednesday night when 10 coffins, containing the remains of those killed at Clonmult, arrived from Cork. The Church bell tolled from 4 p. m., though it was 9 o’clock before the hearses arrived. Dense crowds filled the streets. Canon O’Connor, P.P., and the curates of the parish headed the cortege.

    Rev. J. Kelleher, C.C., Drumcondra (a native of Midleton) celebrated the Requiem Mass yesterday, after which the coffins, covered with the tricolour, were carried by Volunteers to the Rosary Cemetery adjoining. The remains were interred side by side in one large plot near the church. Only a limited number-principally the chief mourners-were permitted to enter the graveyard till the coffins had been covered over. Innumerable wreaths were placed on the graves. No Crown forces visited the town during obsequies. All shops are still closed in token of general mourning.


The chimes of St. Colman’s Cathedral pealed “Let Erin Remember” as in the one grave at the old church cemetery were interred the two Cobh victims. The huge attendance resembled the memorable procession at the funerals of the Lusitania victims. Republican flags covered the coffins, and there was a great number of wreaths. Military ordered shops to open in the morning, but those in the streets through which the cortege passed were closed.

The remains of Richard Hegarty, another Clonmult victim, were brought to Ballymacoda, Youghal. The report that a Killeagh man was killed is incorrect.    

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the Week. Monday to Thursday 9.30 am. Friday 9.30 am and 7.30 pm. Mass on Saturday at 10.00 am.

First Saturday Devotions. The First Saturday devotions continue next Saturday in Clonmult. Rosary and Prayers at 9.45 am followed by Mass.

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door €590.51. Thank you.

Dungourney Church. Collectors for March, Pat Rigney & Jamie Lane.

The Faithful Departed. Deaths, Eileen Murphy (nee Casey) Midleton/Dungourney/Charleville. Anniversaries, Michael O’Mahony and Sheila Sheehan. The Months Mind mass for Kitty O’Keeffe will take place next Sunday, 3rd March at 11.00 am in Clonmult. May they rest in peace.

Parish Pastoral Council (PPC). Nomination forms for the PPC are available at the back of the church. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone else, provided that you tell that person you are nominating them. You can also provide their contact details, as long as they give you permission to give them. (Data Protection). The forms are to be returned next weekend and placed in the boxes provided.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 7. 12. 16.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. John & Sharon Brennan.

€25. Michael John O’Riordan.

€15. Maurice Lane.

Next week’s Jackpot €1,950.00.

IHL Div. 3. Dungourney v Watergrasshill.

Venue. Dungourney 12 o’clock to day Sunday 24th, February.

Well done to all the Kiltha Og coaches who completed their “Foundation Course” this weekend in Dungourney N. S.

Progressive 45.Results.

1st. Maura & Tom Fitzgerald.

2nd. Ann & Ann Cotter.

3rd. Maureen Doocey & Dina O’Donovan.

Best Last 5. Nancy O’Sullivan & Dick McSweeney.

Last Game. John Lane & Mary Meade.   f

The East Cork Scór na bPaistí Final was held in Watergrasshill on Sunday afternoon last (17th February).  Dungourney featured in a number of different competitions.  Lucy Flynn was first to perform in the solo singing competition with a beautiful rendition of “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears”.  The competition had an extremely high standard and Lucy was very unlucky not to feature in the prize giving.  Next to perform for Dungourney were Brendan Loughnane and Aoibhe Corby in the solo music competition.  Brendan played a polka ‘’Maggie in the Woods” and Aoibhe played a jig “Banished Misfortune”.  Aoibhe was awarded second prize, both gave a great account of themselves and Imokilly Comhaltas would be very proud of their performances. 

Next up were the ballad group which consisted of Lucy Flynn, Eimear McGrath, Cara Padden and Amy O’Reilly.  All four girls are very strong, talented individual singers and they sang their two songs beautifully – “Caledonia” and “Níl na Lá” – again unlucky not to get placed.  This was followed by the play which boasted great performances from a number of the 6th Class pupils – Eimear McGrath, Amy O’Reilly, Adam Horgan, Matt Sweetnam, Maire Loughnane, Lucy Flynn, Lauren Davidson, Cara Padden and Una Fitzgerald.  The play was excellent – well written incorporating good acting, singing, humour and general entertainment.  It was no surprise that it got first prize and the group are now participating in the County semi-final in Ovens on Fri 1st March. 

The next competition that Dungourney featured in was the polka set. The team was made up of three sets of sisters – the Flynn’s (Lucy & Rachel), the O’Donovan’s (Lauryn & Evie), the Corby’s (Aoibhe & Chloe), Eimear McGrath and Darcy Voronins.  They danced two parts of the Sliabh Luachra set.  The girls gave a great account of themselves, as always, and were delighted to get first prize and make it through to the County semi-final.  The last competition of the night was the Quiz where Dungourney were represented by Aislinn McGrath, Eamonn Barry and Michael Falvey.  The team did very well in the four mark rounds but unfortunately missed a few of the six mark questions which prevented them from featuring in the prize giving – at least all the studying and information learned will not be wasted in quizzes and exams to come.

Well done to all those going on to represent East Cork in the County competition and best of luck, you’ll do the parish proud!  A great night’s entertainment is promised for any of you who can make it to Ovens on Fri 1st March to support the two teams going forward – the play group and polka set dancers.  Go n-éirí an t-ádh leo!

Sorry for the lateness in this week‘s news, Clonmult Ambush Commemoration this weekend used up all the spare time.

Masses during the week. Monday to Friday 9.30 am.

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

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door €301.54. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Deaths, Anne McSweeney nee Sweetnam, Templemartin/Dungourney. Anniversaries, Edmond Fitzgerald Clonmult/Youghal. Months Mind Mass for Nora Geaney next Saturday 23rd February @ 8.00 pm in Dungourney.

Liturgy Group. A meeting of the Clonmult/Dungourney Liturgy Group will take place at the Priest’s house on this Monday, 18th February at 8.00 pm.

Sacristans Collection will be taken up next Saturday, 23rd February.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 5. 21. 22.

No Winner Lucky Dip.

€35. M&J Leahy.

€25. Christy O’Sullivan.

€15. Robert Fitzgerald.

Next Weeks Jackpot € 1,800.

Congratulations to Kiltha Og Players, Dylan Healy, Kyle Quinn Waites, Jack McGann, Darragh Moran, Joe Stack, Ciaran Joyce and Eoghan Martin, who were members of the Midleton CBS team who were crowned Dr. Harty champions at Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday evening.

Progressive 45.

1st. Ger & Hannah Beausang.

2nd. Pearl Moore & Mary O’Riordan,

Kay & Willie Sheehan,

Tom Fitzgerald & Dave Dineen,

Dettie Hogan & Chris O’Sullivan.

Best Last 5. Mick Barry & Marie Leahy.

Last Game. John Lane & Mary Meade.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the week. Monday 10.00 am. Tuesday to Friday at 9.30 am.

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

Sacrament of the Sick. Because this Monday is World Day for the Sick, the Sacrament of the Sick will be administered at the 10.00 am Mass. If you would like to receive the sacrament you are welcome.

Last Weekend’s Collections. Door €216.20. Diocesan €159.92. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Bill O’Driscoll, Glenbeg/Midleton and Jim Ahern, Ballysimon. May they rest in peace.

Dungourney Church. A new list for ministers of the Eucharist is now available and can be collected in the sacristy.

Liturgy Group. A meeting of the Clonmult/Dungourney Liturgy group will take place at the priest’s house on Monday, 18th February at 8.00 pm.

98th Clonmult Ambush Commemoration. The 98th Anniversary of the Clonmult Ambush will be commemorated at the Ambush Site at Clonmult on Sunday, February 17th 2019 at 12.30 pm. A Mass of Remembrance in St. Lawrence’s Church, Clonmult at 11.00 am will be celebrated by Canon John Terry son of Edmond Terry who survived the Ambush. Mr. Alan Dukes former Government Minister will deliver the Oration.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 1. 7. 19.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Daniel Ahern.

€25. Ann Ahern.

€15. Eddie Geaney.

Next Week’s Jackpot. €1,650.

J.F.L. Div. 3. Dungourney 0-11 Cobh 0-15.

Progressive 45. Results.

1st. Kay & Willie Sheehan.

2nd. Ann & Ann Cotter.

3rd. Chris O’Sullivan & Dettie Hogan.

Best Last 5. Ted O’Donovan & Mary.

Last Game. John Lane & Cal Meade.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

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 Weekend’s Collection. Door €279.42. Thank you.

Diocesan Collection. The usual monthly collection for Diocesan Religious Purposes will be taken up at all the Masses this weekend.

The Faithful Departed. Deaths, Nora Geaney, Glenbeg, Patrick Walsh, Cobh/Dungourney. May they rest in peace.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 11. 14. 19.

No winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Christy & Angela Robinson.

€25. Denis Ahern.

€15. Johanna Rohan.

Next Weeks Jackpot. €1500.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Padraig Garvey & Marie Leahy.

2nd. Ann & Ann Cotter.

Frank Keating & Mary Blackmore.

Best Last 5. Breda & Mary.

Last Game. Ger & Hannah Beausang.

Clonmult Ambush Commemoration Quiz Night. Our Quiz night at the “Two Mile Inn” on Friday night was the place to be, 36 teams battling it out on the “Knowledge Trail”. Following ten rounds, with eight questions per round we finally had a winner. In First place we had Pat O’Neill’s Bar followed by Rigney’s Garage in second. In third place we had the Geaney family Dungourney, some family performance, mam & dad, Celine / Eddie together siblings Orlaith / Kieran showed they were a match for the best. Thanks to our quiz master Tim and his backroom staff everything went off perfectly. We would like to thank all our teams, our sponsors and Tony and his staff at the “Two Mile Inn” for making this venture suck a success.

On Sunday 17th, February, our Annual Ambush Commemoration will take place. There will be Mass in St. Laurence’s Church Clonmult at 11.00 am, followed by Prayers and Oration at the Ambush Site. This year’s Oration will be delivered by former Government Minister Alan Dukes, who has a family connection with the Ambush.   

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