Lisa Stapleton’s Parish News: 23/10/2016
News of the Parish
Halloween Fancy Dress Dance: Will be held in the Horse & Hound, Dualla this Sunday night 30th October. All proceeds been raised for Motor Neurone. Music by Seskin Lane. Admission 5 euro. Please support.
Historical Journal: The 19th issue of the historical journal will be launched by Tim Joe McGrath in the Parish Hall, Boherlahan on Friday, 11th November at 8.30pm. All welcome to attend and enjoy the friendship, hospitality and camaraderie of the evening. The Journal will be on sale in the hall for 10 euro. The following are some articles included in this Journal:- Insights in to the diaries of Jane McCan; A tale of two villages – Ardmayle and Boherlahan; Illicit distillation in Gaile, 1863 and much more. More details in the coming weeks.
Dualla Community Association: Following a meeting, it was decided that a survey would be delivered to every house in the area in connection with future planning of our community. The survey will be delivered this week and extra leaflets will be available in Dualla Church Porch or you can contact Majella on 087-9649490. A box will be available in the Church Porch for anyone that wishes to return completed surveys from October 29th-6th November.
GAA Lotto: Tickets available at all the usual outlets. 2 euro each per ticket, or 3 for 5 euro tickets available. Results from Monday nights draw, held at Boherlahan Bingo, are available on our Facebook page Boherlahan Dualla GAA or Twitter @BoherlahanDGAA. Alternatively, results are posted up at Lacey’s Bar, Horse & Hound Dualla, Martin O’Dwyer Butchers, Cashel. Thank you for your continued support.
Community Website: Please give your support to the community website by sending photos, written contributions, or any material to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo: Continues every Monday night in Boherlahan Parish Hall. All welcome. Buses serving local surrounding areas.
Parish Newsletter: Please send any items for inclusion in the newsletter by 6pm on Wednesday evenings. The email address is email@example.com As space is limited, notices may occasionally have to be shortened.
The late Thomas Maher: On Saturday 15th October, Thomas Maher, Thurlesbeg, succumbed to a debilitating illness at his sister’s residence, Ballypaudeen, Cashel. Thomas was affectionately known as Tommy Knocka. His father, Mick, had hailed from Knocka in the parish of Drom. Tommy bore his illness in a philosophical manner and tried to live out his life as best as he was able. Tommy was well known to the Cashel and wider community. His rugged appearance beguiled a gentle, pleasant and obliging person. He had a keen interest in the affairs of the world and had no hesitation in voicing his views on matters of farming, politics and religion. Indeed, he made a short flurry into Cashel politics but his rural background militated against him. Tommy had a way with words and, when in the right frame of mind, he put pen to whatever writing material was at hand to record the moment in poetic form. It was only fitting that two of his poems should have been read at his obsequies. Tommy spent his entire life working on the family farm at Thurlesbeg. His tractor and transport box were an extension to his life. The local farming community came to know him in his youth as a cattle driver at Cashel Mart and where he later helped out for many years. He was in much demand for his physical strength and, long before the cattle-crush became an essential piece of farm equipment, he was called upon to provide the necessary manpower to facilitate the testing and vaccination of animals. Tommy’s remains were removed from his sister’s residence on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan and, following concelebrated Requiem Mass, his burial took place in Cormac’s Cemetery, Cashel. He is survived by his sisters Lucy and Susan, brothers Billy and Timmy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, aunt Bridget, aunt-in-law Eileen, relatives, neighbours and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace.