Monthly Archives: August 2019

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

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

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

Last Week’s Collections. Holy Day €181.35. Sunday €260.30. Thank you.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 4. 13. 20.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35.David O’Callaghan.

€25. John Barry.

€15. Shane Hegarty.

Next Week’s Jackpot 1050.00.

I.H.C. Dungorney 2-11 Cloughduv 1-15.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Dettie Hogan & Chris O’Sullivan.

2nd. Jim & Sid.

       Mary Blackmore & Frank Keating.

Best Last 5. Aidan & Dave Dineen.

Last Game. Sheelagh & Dick Barry.

Clonmult Ambush Centenary. Work on the restoration of the Memorial in Clonmult Graveyard to those who died in the Clonmult Ambush in 1921 began this week. Time has taken its toll on the structure in the past few years, this memorial was unveiled in 1964. It was designed by Walter Verling, Youghal, and the limestone and marble work was completed by Edward Sheedy, Sheedy Headstones and Jim Condon, Midleton. This project was led Cannon W. Egan, P.P., Imogeela. The inlaid ornamental pillars and overhead arch came from the front door of Ballyedmond House, they date back to 1810.

Southern Star. 22. 8. 1964.



The mournful notes of a bugle sounding the “Last Post” pierced the silence of the churchyard at Clonmult on Sunday morning, and the large attendance stood in respectful silence, the men bare-headed and the memories of troubled times in the minds of all, as the monument to the memory of those who died a short distance away on a fateful day in February, 1921 was unveiled.

It was an inspiring scene as men remembered their fallen comrades, who had given their lives for Ireland. As the white sheet across the memorial was drawn away by Comdt. Michael Leahy from Cobh, the monument was revealed as a magnificent structure. The monument was designed by Walter Verling of Youghal. The limestone and marble work was done by Messrs. Sheedy of Midleton and the inlaid ornamental pillars came from the old Ballyedmond House. The blessing was performed by Very Rev. Wm. Egan, P.P., Imogeela, who also said Mass before the ceremony in St. Laurence’s Church. The actual battle of Clonmult took place at Garrylaurence.

The memorial commemorated: James, Jeremiah and Liam Ahern, Michael and David Desmond, Donal Dennehy, James Glavin, Michael Hallahan, Rd. Hegarty, John Joseph Joyce, Joseph Morrissey and Christopher O’Sullivan, who died at the battle, and their comrades, Maurice Moore and Patrick O’Sullivan, who were subsequently executed in the Military Barracks, Cork.


Rain fell incessantly throughout the morning and as the unveiling began, came down very heavily. Before the Mass, a procession to the Church, composed of members of the 4th. Batt. , Cork No.1. Brigade, Old I.R.A., led by Michael Kearney, Cork, took place.

Inscribed on the monument are the following verses;

“We fools, esteemed their life madness, and their end; Without Honour, Behold, how they are numbered among; the children of God and their lot is among the saints. Book Wisdom V.”

Diah libh a laoradh Gaedeal; Nior cluineadh claoiteacht oraibh; Riamh nior thuill sibh macla; In am catha na cogaidh.” There is also another Biblical quotation.

“The Last Post” was sounded by P. Savage of Midleton, F.C.A. A decade of the rosary was recited by Mr. Michael Hennessy, Youghal, Capt. Of the 4th, Batt. Representatives of national organisations were present from all over the country. Among those present were; Sen. Liam Ahern, Mr. Martin Corry, T.D., Mr. P. O’Mahony, Chairman, Cobh U.D.C., Comdt. Michael Kelleher, Innishannon and Youghal, who was O.C. at Youghal, Tadg Manley, Glanmire, ex-T.D., Cristoir de Baroid, Seamus O’Cisian, Ml. O’Donoghue, from Sceim gCeardcumann, Miss. H. Barry, Killeagh and Mrs. Nellie Kelleher, Youghal, both Cumann na mBan, Mr. F. Ryan, Tallow.

Survivors of the battle present were, Paddy Higgins, Aghada, Batt. Quartermaster, now residing in Howth, Co. Dublin; Sonny O’Leary, Killeagh, Company Capt. now living in Dublin; Edmond Terry, Ballylanders, Cloyne; Jack Harty, Cloyne, Company First Lieutenant.

In his oration, Comdt. Michael Leahy said “We are here to-day to unveil, in a simple ceremony, a monument to the men who died very near here on February 20, 1921. Fourteen men gave their lives fighting our one and only enemy, England. Twelve men were actually killed and two executed a few days later, in the Military Barracks in Cork. People look on the Battle of Clonmult and call it a tragedy, but they should be proud of it. Those men were willing to give their lives, so that we could enjoy the freedom we have here to-day.

“Many relatives of those men who died are here to-day and I welcome them. As long as Irish nation exists their names will be honoured”.

“In conclusion I would like to thank Fr. Egan and the committees and various people who helped in the erection of this monument. I think it is fitting to finish with a quote from the Book of Wisdom which if one had not known it came from there, might think it was written by the men themselves; “We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end; Without Honour, Behold, how they are numbered among; The Children of God and and their lot is among the saints”

There are two other survivors of the Clonmult Ambush, Mr. Bill Garde, Ballinamona, Shanagarry, and Mr. Bob Walsh, Ballymakeigh, Ballymacoda. Both are confined to their homes and were not present on Sunday.

Mr. Jack O’Connell, Cobh, then a Lieut. Col., who was the only man of the twenty-one to escape the ambush, is dead.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses During the week. No mass Monday. Mass on Tuesday in Dungourney at 2.00 pm. This is the Requiem Mass for Maurice Healy Couragh, who died on Friday 16th August. Burial in Mogeely Old Cemetery afterwards. Mass Wednesday to Friday at 9.30 am.

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

The Faithful Departed. Deaths, Maurice Healy Couragh. May he rest in peace.

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door €289.45. Thank you.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 3.17. 24.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Mary Rohan.

€25. Liam Flynn.

€15. Sean Hegarty.

Next Week’s Jackpot. 900.00.

Intermediate Hurling Championship.

Dungourney v Cloughduv.

Sat, Aug 24th @ 3 pm in Riverstown.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Geraldine & Sheila O’Sullivan.

2nd. Syd & Jim.

3rd. Margaret Sheehan & Bill Savage.

       Kay & Willie Sheehan.

Best Last 5. Mary Blackmore & Frank Keating.

Clonmult/Dungoiurney Last Game. Kit & Mary.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the Week. Mass on Monday at 8.00 pm, Clonmult. Tuesday at 7.30 pm. Wednesday at 9.30 am. Thursday is the Feast of the Assumption, a holy day of obligation-Masses on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning the same as Sunday. Mass on Friday at 9.30 am.

Feast of St. Lawrence. The feast of St. Lawrence will be celebrated next Monday, 12th August with mass at the Holy Well in Clonmult at 8.00 pm., weather permitting.(otherwise in the church).

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

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries. Dan Kenneally and Peg Cahill. May they rest in peace.

Last Weekend’s Collection. Door, €312.28. Diocesan €268.52. Thank you.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 1. 6. 24.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35.Breda Lynch.

€25 Sean Hickey.

€15. Stephen Twomey.

Next Weeks Jackpot 750.00.

Intermediate Hurling Championship.

Dungourney v Kilbrittain.

Today Sunday 11th August, in Passage West @ 2 pm.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Ann &Alec O’Driscoll.

2nd. Ann & David Gleeson.

3rd. Elanor & John Herlihy.

      Seanie & Nora O’Brien.

Best Last 5. Pearl Moore & Ted O’Donovan.

Last Game Anne Foley & John Hennessy.

Clonmult/Dungourney News.

Masses during the Week. No Masses on Monday or Tuesday. Mass on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30 am.

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

Diocesan Collection. The monthly collection for Diocesan and Religious Purposes will be taken up at all masses this weekend.

Dungourney Church. Collectors for August, Maurice Lane & Richard Harney.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Beta Boylan and John Rohan. May they rest in peace.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn. 12. 17. 21.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35. Patrick O’Brien.

€25. Brendan Rohan.

€15. Michael John O’Riordan.

Next Week’s Jackpot. 600.

Abernethy Cup Intermediate Hurling.

Dungourney 0-22 Castlelyons 3-16.

J B Camogie Championship.

Dungourney 3-8 St. Vincent’s 1-1.

Progressive 45 Results.

1st. Marge & Mary O’Riordan.

2nd. Mary O’Reilly & John Kelleher.

3rd. Nora O’Brien & Mick Woulfe.

       Sadie Hegarty & Padraig Garvey.

Best Last 5. Dave & Dave Dineen.

Last Game. Geraldine & Sheila O’Sullivan.

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