In the village area since the start of the year, the water supply has failed or has been turned off more than 30 times. This is totally unacceptable and there are areas in the parish much worse off. Community action is called for and preparations for this may be in hand. The promised refurbishment of the Fethard area supply seems to have been put on the back burner with no official notification of progress. Action is called for. We want action not promises. Were we told that the Fethard Area Scheme had gone to tender quite some time ago.


The local stage of the track and field community games will take place in Mullinahone Soccer Field on Wednesday May 11. There will be races for girls and boys at under 6,8,10,12,14 and 16 level with some events also for toddlers. Entry fee is €2 per athlete.


First Holy Communion in Mullinahone will take place at a special children’s mass on Saturday, May 21, at 11am. Children who will be receiving First Holy Communion are invited to take part in the 11.30am Mass on Sunday next, May 8.


The monthly Fur and Feather Market will take place in the GAA parking lot on Sunday morning next from early until noon. All the best bargains may be had early though the market is worth a visit at any time. A world of wonder to many young children who have never seen birds and small animals around the farmyard or house. This market takes place in Mullinahone on the second Sunday of each month during Spring, Summer and Autumn.


A huge thank you to all who helped to make the Easter ceremonies in St. Michael’s Church such a success. A list can be seen in the parish newsletter but it does not include Fr. McGrath who worked harder than anyone. May devotions consisting of Rosary and Benediction each Sunday evening during the month at 7pm in St. Michael’s. The rosary will be said at the grotto on the Callan Road each week evening from Monday to Friday at 7pm during May.

Sympathy is extended to the McEnery Family, Judy, Billy and Micky on the death of Marty McEnery in Callan. Sympathy also to Michael O’Sullivan, Killaghy on the death of his father in law, Lawrence Krabbin in Holland.

Anniversaries next weekend in St. Michael’s: Saturday, May 7, 8pm Ellen Hickey, Carrick Street, Sunday May 8, 11.30am Tom Lanigan, Fethard Street.


Sally Brett would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended the Cookery demonstration on Friday, April 8. It was a great night, thanks to the outstanding cooking of John McAndrew of the Pumphouse Bar in Grangemockler. Not only did John do the demonstration, but he provided the food as well. All proceeds on the night are going to the Lourdes Fund.


Last week’s draw took place on Tuesday night because of the bank holiday. We had no jackpot winner, but two people shared the Match 3 prize of €150. Congrats to Marie Bolger and Joan Brennan. Next draw on Monday May 9.


A Car Wash will take place in the car park opposite St. Michael’s Church on Saturday next May 7. Proceeds will go to the charity Aware for whom two local young men Killian Skorka (Killaghy) and Luke Mullally (Ballyvadlea) are attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in June. Any donations will be much appreciated.


Well done to Michael Walsh of Clonagoose. For many years, Michael and his brother Patrick have been the two biggest promoters of the Tipperary draw in the C.J. Kickham’s Club. Michael did huge promoting of the draw in the Callan area when he worked there in Callan Co-Op. Last month, Michael struck it lucky when his own number was drawn out of the drum and he won a car. He also collected the promoters prize of €400. Congrats to Michael and well done to both Patrick and Michael on their splendid efforts on behalf of both Mullinahone and Tipperary over the years. We hope to see Michael presented with prize shortly and we further hope that the club’s recent luck in the Tipperary draw will continue to hold in the new draw, which begins again shortly.


The April results in the local Community Council draw: €150 Jim O’Connell, Clonmel, €70 Liam Tobin, Mullinoly, €25 Moira Behan, C/o Josie O’Keeffe, €25 Michael Gahan, Killaghy, €20 Aine Brett, Ballydavid.


Well done to our minor hurlers Cathal Horan (Ballyduggan) and Eoin Fennelly, (Jamestown), who represented Tipperary in the Munster Championship in Waterford during the week. Well done also to those who organised our minors and younger players to travel to urge on Eoin and Cathal as well as Tipperary. Eoin was one of the better Tipperary players on the night though Tipperary were somewhat unlucky not to win. Also making an impression when he came on as a sub was Kilsheelan’s Bill Maher whose father Olly was a Mullinahone and Tipperary stalwart in the 1970’s and 1980’s as well as being a fine player in New York. Best wishes to Cathal, Bill and Eoin as well as to all the Tipperary lads when they line out again in Semple Stadium on Sunday after noon next against Cork