Mullinahone

WEDDING

WEDDING

The wedding took place recently in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone, of Ann Marie Maher, Jamestown, and Tom McGuire, Ahanure, Callan.

Ann Marie is the daughter of Jim and Margaret while her groom is the son of Danny and Veronica.

Bridesmaids were the bride’s sister Noreen and her friend Tricia Cahill. Bestman was the groom’s brother Martin while his groomsman was his cousin Sean Byrne. Clodagh Horan, niece of the bride, was flowergirl while the groom’s godson and nephew Tom Carey was pageboy.

Ushers were Eimear Horan and Michael Kerr. Fr. John McGrath P.P. Mullinahone performed the ceremony. Altar servers were the bride’s niece Grainne Horan and her cousin Meibh Maher.

The readings were beautifully carried out by the bride’s brother James and the groom’s sister Eleanor Walsh. The music and singing came from Noelle Morrissey from Callan. Rose Byrne provided the church flowers and the bridal bouquets. After the ceremony a reception was held for family and friends in the River Court Hotel, Kilkenny.

Following their wedding Ann Marie and Tom spent their honeymoon touring Canada. We wish them many years of wedded bliss together.

COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

The serious business of preparing for the quarter final of the County Senior Hurling Championship for which we have now qualified has begun and past glories of 2012 will count for nought when we line out, hopefully fully prepared. Best of luck to the team and management.

HEARTY WALKS CONTINUE

After their July break the Hearty Walks resume this coming Sunday, August 26. This time the walkers will meet over the county border at Callan Fire Station at 4p.m. for a five mile flat walk with historical interest, which is fitting at this end of Heritage Week. The route will be over mostly quiet roads but maybe a bit of mud underfoot depending on the weather. For further details contact Bridget Forristal.

COMING EVENTS

Mullinahone promises to be a busy place over the next few weekends.

On Saturday next, August 25, the annual Slievenamon Vintage Club Tractor Run around the foothills of Slievenamon will take place. The Run begins from O’Brien’s Garage on the Carrick Road at 2.30p.m. on Saturday. For further details contact Terry on (086)0854381. All tractors are welcome to take part.

The annual U/10 and U/12 hurling tournament also takes place on the last weekend in August. Once again there will be upwards of 500 young hurlers around the village from all over the country, with many of them coming from as far away as Northern Ireland. Preparations are well in hand for an early start with a march of the teams through the village on Saturday morning. Let’s hope the weather is kind.

The annual C.J.K. Golf Classic takes place on Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1. Further details to follow.

TIDY TOWNS

Mullinahone’s local Tidy Towns group meet every Thursday evening at 7.30p.m. (weather permitting) in the church car park. All volunteers are welcome and there is no obligation to attend every week. A helping hand is always needed and appreciated as many hands make light work.

Also, if you are digging out bulbs in your own garden the committee would be delighted to accept a donation of any surplus bulbs you may have, daffodils, tulips, bluebells and snowdrops, they would all be most appreciated.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The new Community Council draw will take place at the end of August. Please support this draw as it is the only income that the local community council has to support the Community Centre and pay the insurance on the building.

SCRAP METAL DRIVE

The Scrap Metal Drive is still ongoing. Anybody who has scrap metal to donate, or for more information, please contact Albert Curran at (087) 2241428.

PARISH NEWSLETTER

There will be no morning Mass this week on Thursday and Friday mornings, August 23 and 24.

Adoration continues in St. Michaels Church each Thursday from 11a.m. to 10p.m.

Congratulations to happy couple Victoria McAndrew, Bawnrickard, and William Kelly, Rathgormack, who were married recently.

SR PHILOMENA CROKE

We congratulate Sr. Philomena Croke, Jamestown, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, August 20.

Sr. Philomena was the third member of a family of six children. Her brothers and sisters were: Geoffrey Croke, Annie (Ba) Vaughan, Catherine Mullally, Danny Croke and Sr. Bernadette, Mooncoin.

Sr. Philomena devoted her life to teaching in Fethard and on retirement spent some years in Corsham, England. We thank her for all the wonderful guidance and inspiration she gave generations of girls.