Christmas Launched - Christmas 2011 was launched in Mullinahone on Sunday night last in St. Michael’s Church with a wonderful Carol Service provided by the Mullinahone Parish Choir. The choir sang their way through a programme of mixed Christmas Carols and songs associated with the Christmas season. The Choir’s programme was broken neatly into two parts and giving them a break, the combined choirs of children from Mullinahone N.S., Poulacapple N.S. and Kilvemnon N.S. also sang of the Christmas season. The choir was conducted by Evita Hogan and this wonderful show was an example of how far our choir has progressed in a relatively short time. After the nearly two hour service in which time flew by the choir and its members were thanked by Fr. McGrath P.P. on behalf of the parish. The service set the mood for Christmas in Mullinahone and we look forward to hearing our choir again at midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. We must also pay tribute to how well the altar looked on Sunday night.
Rainfall - It won’t come as a shock to anybody but November just passed has turned out to be the wettest month of 2011 so far. In all, five and a half inches of rain fell on 22 days, I suppose we should be grateful for the eight dry days. Before November the wettest month of the year was February.
Road to Mallow - Next Sunday, 11th December much of the parish will transfer at least for the day to Mallow where our local footballers will play Milltown, Castlemaine of Kerry in the Munster Intermediate Club Football final. Win or lose on the big day our lads can take great pride in the fact that they are the first Tipperary club to win their way to a Munster Club Intermediate Football final. The winners on Sunday will receive the Dick Cummins Cup. Dick Cummins was from Fethard and he was the first Chairman of the Munster Council. It would be great to bring the cup back by way of Fethard.