Helpful Computer Class Ends - A most helpful and enjoyable computer class came to an end in St. Michael’s N.S. Mullinahone last week. For the previous 6 weeks 15/16 somewhat older than average pupils had been studying the operation of computers in St. Michael’s excellent new computer room. Their basic computer course had been arranged by Sheila O’Sullivan who was the co-ordinator in conjunction with St. Michael’s and it’s secretary Rosie Walzer. Full marks to Sheila on organising the course. Ms. Patricia Commins was the course tutor and she attracted full houses almost every morning for the 6 weeks so her instruction must have been stimulating. Full marks to Larry Maher, Sean Reilly and Dan Kennedy. Top marks also to Rose Byrne, Mary O’Mahoney, Josephine Britton, Geraldine Whelan, Frances Hickey, Anne Ryan, Caroline McGrath, Mary Sawyer, Catherine Hayden, Maureen Hennessy and Brigid Luttrell.
Local History Lectures - Last week also saw the end of the series of local history lectures entitled “Our Own Place” which also took place in St. Michael’s N.S. The series covered the growth of the parish of Mullinahone from approximately 1200 AD to 1909 AD. A revision lecture of the complete “Our Own Place” series will take place for any who attended any of the lectures during the Winter at the eminently suited “Croc an Oir” venue in Ballycullen on the banks of the Anner on Wednesday, May 4th (the first Wed.) by kind permission of John and Monica Bermingham.
Penitential Service - A Penitential Service in preparation for Easter will take place in St. Michael’s Church on next Sunday evening, April 17th at 7 p.m.
Concert - The Colum Sands concert was a great success and another fantastic night’s entertainment at Crocanoir. Colum had the audience singing and laughing from beginning to end with a treasure trove of songs and stories. While many people had not heard of Colum before, by the end of the night all were asking when he would be back. Our next concert is on Sunday, April 17th features Sarah McQuaid, an outstanding singer songwriter www.sarahmcquaid.com who has been forging a great reputation on the music scene in recent years. For those who would like to fine tune their guitar playing and explore the Dadgad method, Sarah will be giving a guitar workshop at 4 p.m. on the afternoon of the concert. Concert starts at 8.15 p.m.
Cookery Demonstration - The Cookery Demonstration in aid of the Lourdes Fund in the G.A.A. Hall on Friday night last was a great show. John McAndrew who spent 22 years as a chef in Mulcahy’s in Clonmel was at the top of his form and demonstrated dishes galore of the highest quality. John was also most generous as he didn’t accept a fee for his efforts. John who has taken over the Pumphouse Bar in Grangemockler with his son Donal is about to add food to the other items on offer in the Pumphouse. We wish him well. Thanks from Sally Brett to all who supported the venture.
Table Quiz - A Table Quiz will take place in T.J. Macs on Friday night next, April 15th in aid of G.A.A. funds. The club invites players and supporters to come along and support the quiz. Table of four costs only 20 euro.
Tidy Towns - Your village needs you. This is the message of a group concerned with tidying up the village and its environs, a public meeting will be held in the Knocknagow Community Centre on Wednesday, April 13th at 8 p.m. Do come along and bring someone with you.
Seasonal Wedding - The wedding took place on March 16th in the Church of the Assumption, Drangan of Kevin Maher, Ballycullen and Olwen Noonan, Newtown, Drangan. Kevin is the eldest son of Thomas and Anne Maher while his bride is the daughter of Tom and Marian Noonan. The bride was given in marriage by her father Tom. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Peter Brennan, a friend of the bride since her camogie days and Fr. John McGrath P.P. Mullinahone. Bridesmaids were Miela Tobin (bride’s sister), Christine Keane and Fiona Maher. The Groomsmen were Kieran Foxe, Adrian Maher and T.J. Noonan. The Ushers were Joey Maher and Aimee Moloney. The bride and groom both returned from Australia for the wedding on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. In keeping with the season the bridesmaids were attired in green while their dresses were complemented by bouquets of daffodils. The Readers at the Mass were Brigid Maher and Ciara Quigley while the Prayers of the Faithful were recited by friends and family of the happy couple. The Offertory Gifts were presented by the two mothers Marian and Anne. After the wedding ceremony a reception was held for family and friends in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. Kevin and Olwen then spent a few days touring around Ireland on their honeymoon. They have since returned to Sydney, Australia to begin their married life together. We wish them many, many years of wedded bliss.
Parish Newsletter - Condolences to Tommy O’Sullivan, Carrick Street on the recent death in Waterford of his sister Peggie Murphy.
Congratulations on their recent wedding to Noel O’Shea, Kilvemnon and Majella Denn, Cloneen. Welcome to Mullinahone to our new garda, Bernard Kelly.