Monthly Archives: July 2019

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

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

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

First Saturday Devotions. The monthly First Saturday Devotions continue next Saturday in Clonmult. Rosary and prayers at 9.45 followed by Mass.

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door €244.86. Peter’s Pence €287.10. Thank you.

Dungourney Prayer Group. Annual Pilgrimage to Mount Mellary on Tuesday, 6th August. Mass in Mellary, rosary and prayers at Grotto, meal afterwards in Lismore. Cars will leave outside Dungourney School at 2.00 pm. All are welcome.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, John & Eileen Connery, Nellie Cronin Ballyeightra John Cronin. May they rest in peace.    

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 22. 7 19.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. William Ahern.

€25. Eily O’Doherty.

€15. Johanna Crowley (Lane).

Next Week’s Jackpot €450.00.

GAA “Scrap Collection” is ongoing, all types of metal accepted. Collection can be arranged, contact Mick-086/3428345 or Christy-086/6035533. Thank you.

J B Hurling Championship Sunday 28th July.

Dungourney v Midleton.

Venue, Castlemartyr @ 6.00 pm.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Anne Foley & John Hennessy.

2nd. Jim & Sid

       Kit & Mary.

Best Last 5. Hannah Beausang & Frank Keating.

Last Game. Elanor & John Herlihy.

Progressive 45 each Wednesday @ 8 pm. Venue, Clonmult Old School. All card players welcome.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the week. Monday 9.30 am. No mass Tuesday or Wednesday. Mass Thursday and Friday 9.30 am.

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

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door €259.59.Thank you.

Petrol Collection 2019. Annual Petrol Collection is now being taken up. Please hand in your envelope to the church or the priest’s house. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Maurice O’Callaghan and Margaret Hegarty. May they rest in peace.

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

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 8. 13. 20.

One Winner. Pat Keating. €750.

Next Week’s Jackpot €300.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Sheelagh & Dick Barry.

2nd. Nora O’Brien & Pearl Moore.

3rd. Anne Foley & John Hennessy.

Best Last 5. Anne & David Gleeson.

Last Game. Hannah & Ger. Beausang.

Killarney Races Tuesday 16th July. James Sheehan welcomed back Somethingaboutangela after she won the M. D. O’Shea’s Mares Maiden Hurdle for the local trainer. Ridden by Jody McGarvey, she moved to the front two out but made a bad mistake at the last, which opened the door for Honey Come Home. However, the Pilot got her going again and she pulled out plenty to win going away.

“She was in front a bit early, but she travels so well and things didn’t go so right for her the last day. The owners are from Galway and she might run there. I only have two horses in for the summer and there is a €5,000 bonus today, so that is the icing on the cake” said James.  

Irish Press. 15. 7. 1961.

The Cork-Youghal road is reputed is reputed to be the second busiest thoroughfare in the Republic of Ireland. But no matter what type of traveller you may be, you cannot fail to notice a range of hills running parallel to that roadway. If you are lucky enough to turn north-east at Midleton, and head for Tallow, you will not be long off the main road before you are in the hills, in beautiful countryside noted for its glens and it’s fox-hunting.

Having passed through Dungourney of All-Ireland fame, you need only travel two miles further northwards before you come to Clonmult.

Due to its proximity to Dungourney, Clonmult had always been integrated with the larger village. But a change occurred a few years ago when a group was appointed in Clonmult to carry out a canvass with a view to obtaining rural electrification in the area. This group was a forerunner of a Muintir na Tire guild-whose purpose was to provide the particular needs of the Clonmult community.

During its first year the guild worked with quiet efficiency towards two objectives-a community centre and a water supply. With the encouragement and the help of their parish priest, V. Rev. W. M. Egan, the parish council set about renovating a disused building.  Their Dramatic and Choral Society raised the funds and voluntary labour did the rest. The interior of the building has been transformed and the centre is now an attractive and comfortable place for classes and social events.

But even last year while this job engaged   them, the council was seeking information on group water schemes. Not that many people in Ireland knew of them just then. However, the guild of Kilworth – 15 miles away – knew a lot about them as their chairman, Dr. Sean Flynn, had already begun on such a scheme.

So Clonmult got moving. The district around the village was canvassed. The people collected data about each household, and on the various types of stock which would require water. Applications for grants were then made to the Department of Local Government and to the Cork County Council, and each promised to pay one third of the entire costs, up to a ceiling of 50 pounds each per household – when the scheme had been completed.

Soon the special inspector from Local Government arrived and he selected a group of 16 householders – comprised of equal numbers of farmers and cottiers  – covering an area involving 3 miles of piping. The group contributed £500 and promised voluntary labour.

A site for the well was chosen, the E.S.B. was contacted. They sent an engineer who planned pipe-lines and an order was placed with the Board for one of the most powerful and up-to-date pumps available.

The well itself was the first of many disappointments, as the borer had to go to a depth of over 100 feet through rock before what seemed to be a good supply of water was reached. Next came the problem of money. Apart from the cost of the well and the heavy commitments with the E.S.B. there was still £1,000 needed to purchase plastic piping, tanks, etc. Clonmult finally got their piping through the co-operative agent of the local Imokilly Creameries.

Meanwhile, winter came, weather was so vile that the group decided to postpone trench-digging and pipe laying until the spring. But during the interim period the group were working out plans. The details of the contract with the E.S.B. were discussed and an agreement signed with each householder whereby they promised to pay a fixed bi-monthly charge for the special high-tech power supply, the pump and it’s twice yearly overhaul.

Then last May after a demonstration from the Wavin instructor the people began to join and lay the three miles of piping. The E.S.B. had by then the high tension supply now installed to the pump – for which the group had built a pre-fabricated house. Pluming is now underway and before the summer ends the work will be finished.   s

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the week. Mass on Monday 8.00 pm. Tuesday to Friday 9.00 am.

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

Last Weekend’s Collections. Door €259.79. Diocesan €127.68. Thank you.

Peter’s Pence Collection. The annual Peter’s Pence collection will be taken up at all masses next weekend. You are asked to please be generous.

Petrol Collection. Envelopes for the annual Petrol Collection will be distributed to the homes of the parish next week. Since this is an important collection towards the priest’s income, you are asked to please be generous.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 6. 10. 20.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Jack Kelleher.

€25. Aisling Nixon.

€15. Mary T Hynes.

Next Weeks jackpot €750.

JBHL. Dungourney 0-10 Bride Rovers 4-17.

JBHC. Dungourney 2-12 Cloyne 0-14.

JFL. Div.3. Dungourney v Glanmire

Venue. Dungourney Sunday 14th July, @ 11.30 am.

JHL. Div. 3. Dungourney v Midleton.

Venue. Dungourney Thursday 18th July, @ 7.45 pm.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Ann & Ann Cotter.

        Mary O’Riordan & Lily Hegarty.

3rd. David & Sadie Hegarty.

Best Last5. Breda & Mary Walsh.

Last Game. Ted O’Donovan & Tom Fitzgerald.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the week. Monday at 8.00 pm. Tuesday to Friday at 9.00 am.

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

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door, €276.86. Thank you.

Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Philip O’Callaghan and Dick Whelan. May they rest in peace.

Dungourney Church. Collectors for July Pat Rigney & Jamie Lane.

Dungourney Sacristan’s Collection. This will be held on Saturday 13th July.

Dungourney Church. New readers list for readers can be collected in the Sacristy.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 1. 5. 8.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Phil Rohan.

€25. Amy Leahy.

€15. Eilis O’Brien, Castlelyons.

Next Week’s Jackpot €600.

IHL. Dungourney 0-8 Valley Rovers 2-24.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Sheila & Dick Barry.

2nd. Jim & Sid.

       Kay & Willie Sheehan.

      Mary Blackmore & Frank Keating.

Best Last 5. Mary O’Reily & John Kelleher.

Last Game. Nancy O’Sullivan & Dick McSweeney.

Irish Examiner. 6. 7. 1929.



On Sunday last a most successful Drag Hunt was held at Dungourney. The fixture had the patronage of Major A. H. Watt, M. F. H., inasmuch as the substantial cash prizes which were awarded were contributed to by this well-known Southern sportsman. The drag hunt, which was run over a fine line of hunting country, gave an excellent afternoon’s amusement to the many spectators who had an uninterrupted view from start to finish. The country selected showed marked ability on the promoters who were responsible for the hunt.

The following are the results:-

Ballynona Hunt Club……………………..1

Ballynona Hunt Club……………………..2

Blackpool Northern Harriers…………3

Conna Harriers……………………………..4

Eight clubs competed.

An outside attraction in the nature of a marathon race proved most interesting, and resulted as follows:-


E. Cunningham, Clonmult.

J. O’Sullivan, Mogeely.

P. Walsh, Dungourney.

Eighteen competed.


Liam Ahern, Dungourney.

Jack Beecher, Ballynoe.

Noel Moore, Walshtown.

Twenty-eight competed. 0

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