Death of Frank Mulcahy - It was learned with regret in his native Dualla of the death of Frank Mulcahy, Carhue, which occurred at Acorn Lodge Nursing Home on Sunday, April 21st.
Frank, one of Dualla’s much beloved senior citizens at the age of 87 years was up and about and attending daily Mass up to a very short time before his passing. He was son of the late Thomas and Johanna Mulcahy (nee Coleman) and was the youngest in a family of four boys and three girls. The older generation in the parish can recall his brothers Thomas, Patrick and Jackie and his sisters Teresa, Angela and Kathleen. He was an esteemed member of the farming community and took over the family farm at a young age. He had a keen interest in Gaelic Games and in his younger days often cycled to Cork and Limerick for hurling matches. Frank was one of nature’s gentleman, a great conversationalist and a good neighbour and friend and above all he was a great family man. He was over 50 years married to Marion (nee Moloney) a native of Oughterard, Co. Galway and a former teacher of Dualla NS. His remains were removed on Tuesday 23rd from Lonergans Funeral Home to the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Dualla and after Requiem Mass on the following day, celebrated by Fr. Peter Brennan C.C. and assisted by Fr. Joe Egan P.P., Fr. Christy O’Dwyer, Dean of Cashel and Fr. Mat Knight, Rockwell College, interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. He is survived by his wife Marion, sons Tom and Seamus, daughters Mary, Ann and Catriona, daughters-in-law Cecile and Anne, son-in-law Mick, grandchildren Robert and Isabelle, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Peace to his soul.
PTAA - In the past 12 months, a number of people from the parish living in Dublin, England and elsewhere have requested golden or silver pioneer pins. If anyone feels that they are eligible to acquire such pins, please contact Tommy Wallace or Maura O’Brien.
Camas Grotto - Novena for Peace, The Rosary will be recited each evening at Camas Grotto from Wednesday, 1st May to Thursday, 9th May at 7.30pm. Saturday evenings at 7.00pm. In this Year of Faith this is a wonderful opportunity to give public expression to the gift of Faith that we all have received. All are welcome.
Parish Sports - The date has been fixed for Thursday, 13th June commencing at 6pm.
The Gathering - The Ardmayle Heritage Society has brought forward a very exciting and attractive programme for The Gathering, commencing on Thursday, 15th August and concluding on Sunday, 18th August. If any other organisation or club in the parish would like to be involved during these days or at some other time, they are invited to make contact with any member of the Society.
Boherlahan Dualla Historical Journal - Quite a number of articles have already been submitted for inclusion in the 2013 journal. If you are thinking of writing an article for this year’s journal or have one completed, please contact Paddy O’Dwyer or any member of the Journal Society immediately. Also, if you have photos for inclusion, please do hand them in. Please be assured that great care will be given to these photos and will all be returned. Don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Society.
Novena Mass Boherlahan - The Novena Mass in Boherlahan will revert back to 7.30pm every Monday evening commencing on Monday, 29th April until further notice. Adoration times remain the same.
Digital Recollections - The 3rd and 4th class children of St. Isidore’s N.S. along with their teacher Ms. Anne O’Dwyer are embarking on a project to interview and video older members of the community with regards to their memories of folklore and customs of the past. The initiative funded by Muintir na Tire, is called Digital Recollections. The children are seeking volunteers over 75 years of age and who attended school in either Boherlahan or Ardmayle. If interested please call in to the school or ring (087) 8553484 at any time. The interviews will ask questions regarding games of long ago, food, fairs, songs, your townsland, immigration in your area, ruins and castles and what changes you have seen in your time. You will not be asked about your personal life. It is hoped to launch a website archiving this valuable information for future historians.