Ballyporeen Notes



The A.G.M. of Ballyporeen Cumann Fianna Fail was held on Friday, April 15, in the Reagan Centre in conjunction with the Araglin A.G.M.

A large crowd attended the meeting and were very enthusiastic about the announcement that Party Leader Micheal Martin would be visiting the Cahir Area in the next few months. There was a great sense of optimism from the many speakers that the Party would, under the leadership of Micheal Martin go from strength to strength.

The meeting was addressed by Councillor Michael Anglim who spoke at length on local and national issues. Councillor Anglim informed the meeting that the Burncourt and Fethard Water Schemes which was announced in early spring would go to tender later this year and would commence this time twelve months.

The meeting was also addressed by P.J. English, Chairman of Cahir Comhairle Ceanntair.

Election of Officers for the coming year were as follows:

President: Paddy Mackin

Chairperson: Frank Mackin

Vice-Chairperson: Jim McGrath

Hon. Secretary: Tom Kenneally

Treasurers: Nora Kenneally and Thomas Donovan

Delegates to Comhairle Ceanntair: Martin Neville, Nora Kenneally, Tom Kenneally, and Willie Lynch.

Youth officer: Niall Donovan.

The meeting concluded with notes of sympathy to all parishioners who were bereaved during the year.


At the A.G.M. held on Wednesday May 6, the following Officers were elected:

President: Caroline Cleary

Secretary: Maudie O’Donoghue

Treasurer: Janice Beasley

Congratulations to Janice who was recently elected Federation Sports and Leisure Officer and to Mary O’Gorman who was elected Federation Contests Secretary.

The members would like to thank most sincerely everyone in the area who contributed and supported them during their recent Day of Fast in aid of BOTHAR. The total amount collected was €1,167 and all this money will go towards a fund to establish a Creamery in Rwanda, Africa.

Guild Members are looking forward to hosting the Summer Federation Meeting in Ballyporeen Hall on Wednesday, 29th June.


We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 32 young people in our parish who were confirmed on Tuesday last April 12. Bishop William Lee, along with our parish priest Fr. Joseph Flynn, performed the ceremony.

We were blessed with the beautiful weather. The Bishop congratulated the students on being so well prepared and thanked their teachers, Nioclas O’Duinnin, Cathal O’Broithe and Cait Ui Dhubhghaill, on their role in preparing the children, also their parents and guardians. This was a very special day and I’m sure, one they will remember and treasure always. The ceremony of course would not be complete without the beautiful voices of our school children and indeed our beautiful choir who always add a ray of sunshine to all our ceremonies. Well done to our FAS Workers who had, as always, the church grounds in tip top condition. A lot of work had gone into this special day and it all paid off in the end.