Grannys Mass – A very special mass took place in Cappawhite N.S. on Wednesday last 30th for Grannys and what a lovely occasion it was. Fr. Furlong officiated the lovely mass. Great credit to the teachers who had the children groomed so well to partake all during mass and the choir was a joy to listen to and afterwards all partook in a lovely tea and refreshments. We look forward to the next International Granny’s day!
Best of Luck – To Georgina Butler (Johnsies) who held her going away party in Toem on Saturday 26 January. Gerogina has gone to the U.K. to study nursing for the next two years. The very best of luck, health and happiness to you Georgina from your many friends who will miss your “smile” a lot.
Tea-Dance – Cheers to the crowd who attended the dance in the Resource Centre on Saturday last. Brian McDermott had all feet tapping to his lovely music: The great committee served a lovely tea and all sorts of deserts at 11 p.m.; we wish to thank the many who baked and helped in any way. See you next month.
The Butler Family – Would like to thank the people of the parish and surrounding areas for their generosity to the Martin Go-Go Butler Fund. Thanks to the organising committee, volunteers, buyers, sellers of raffle tickets and horses, caterers, bar staff anyone that helped in any way to make the whole event such a success. The Butler family was overwhelmed by the extent of the support and would like to thank you most sincerely for your generosity, help and kindness to Martin.
Photographs – Book of photographs of Cappawhite, the committee will call to parishioners in the near future and photos will be scanned in the homes. The Chairperson is Anne McGrath, Secretary is Mary Andrews, PRO is Mary Fitzgerald and the other committee member are: Dan Fitzgibbon, Mary Sheehan, Ann Dargan, Tom Stapleton, Tadhg Furlong, Mike Ryan (L), John Minogue John Joe White and Anne Marie O’ Neill.
History Talks – The Open Learning Centre Cappawhite (also knows as the OLC) is presenting a series of history lectures on Cappawhite and its surrounding area. These talks commenced on the 23rd of January and will continue until the 27th of February, starting at 8 p.m. each Wednesday night. The cost of the talk is €5 and there will be a cup of tea and time to chat afterwards. This Wednesday 6th February; Noreen Higgins will speak on ‘The tithe wars’. Noreen is the author of a book on the tithe wars; in her lecture she will include the events which affected the Doon and Cappawhite areas. On Wednesday 13th February Des Marnane renowned historian will speak on The Purefoy Family of Cappawhite. This topic will be of great interest to Cappawhite and to people of the surrounding areas. Wednesday 20 February Kieran Devery will give his talk on the Munster bank collapse. Some may think this topic will be very appropriate, hearing the history of the banks in days gone bye, in view of all that has happened in our banks in recent times this should be an interesting subject.
Wednesday 27 February John Minogue go back in time with his guided tour. John will guide participants through history and time showing then all the interesting places to go on a nice spring or summer day in Cappawhite. You can book for these history talks by phoning 062-75071 or alternatively you may just turn up on the night.
Training for all adult teams continues each Tuesday and Saturday.
The GAA club would like to thank our 3 delegates who attended the Munster GAA club conference in Killarney on Saturday last.
Club membership is now due and can be paid to either Ann Holmes or Michael McCarthy.
Well done to Tom Treacy who played on the Tipp team that defeated LIT in the semi final of the Waterford crystal tournament last weekend.