Monthly Archives: October 2014

Two public meetings in June and July at which Dermot Nolan, Conservation Engineer

with wide experience of dealing with damage to listed buildings, made a detailed report

on the present condition of the church roof.


His conclusion was that the current problems

with the roof are down to poor original design and largely as a result of this there was a

gradual deterioration over time. Patching the roof was not an option because the problem

of leakage is a general one.


Lengthy discussions took place following both meetings.

At the meeting in June the following motion was put and voted on.

“The roof will be done as outlined in Dermot Nolan’s report and any electrical

and remedial work necessary”.


The meeting voted overwhelmingly to back the Engineer’s Report. It was also agreed

that fund raising would be deferred until the school had reached its fundraising

target and until adequate funds were available to finance the re-roofing of the church.


Congratulations to Sarah Byrne & Timothy Halpin who were married recently in
Kilmyshall Church. We wish them every happiness as they start their new life to-
The draw for the 300-1 Club takes place on the last Saturday of every month.

Promoters  collect €5 a month from participants. If you would like to be in the draw contact Fr.
Duffy at 053 9377188 or any hall or Parish Council committee member. We thank all
those who support the draw. Your Support is very much appreciated.


September Results:
1st   Ger Moore, Ballyphilip Heights, €100
2nd  Graham Finnerty, €50
3rd   Keith Connell, Cromogue, €25
4th   Andy Doyle, Craan, €25
5th   Maggie Doyle, Gurteen, €20
6th   Peggy Dowling, €20
7th   Michael Byrne, Kilmyshall, €20
8th   Paddy & Claire Dwyer, Glasslacken, €20
9th   Margaret & Tom Dunne, Ballypreacus, €10
10th  Jimmy & Ann Dunne, Cametigue, €10
Well done to all the winners!
 High Tea in Kilmyshall Hall on Friday November 14th at 8pm.
Music, Entertainment & Refreshments Served. Tickets €8.00
Prize for Most Authentic Dressed Lady of “Passed Times”
Tickets available from hall committee members or contact
Mag on 087 7664446 or Denis on 087 2196565
 Kilmyshall Christmas Community Party will be on Sunday 14th December
in Kilmyshall community hall. This is a great opportunity for people from the area to meet up with friends and
neighbours for a chat, music and craic. Santy will pay a visit also.
Keep this date free and come and enjoy a great evening
Well done to Mick Dunne and James Doyle on the beautiful stone work
their time and effort in building Kilmyshall’s own Grotto. It is a lovely fea-
ture situated at the end of Kilmyshall car par. Our Lady is overlooking the
village of Kilmyshall. On Wednesday 13th August, bishop Denis Brennan
said Mass and blessed the Grotto. Refreshments was served afterwards
and an enjoyable time was had by all. On Wednesday 13th August, Bish-
op Denis Brennan said Mass and Blessed and consecrated our Grotto.
Refreshments was served afterwards.
The rosary will be recited at the new Grotto every Monday evening during
the month of October at 7:15pm.
The Annual Kilmyshall Field Day took place on Sunday 20th July. This is the
Parish’s main fundraising event of the year. Many parishioners help out
at this time, and Kilmyshall Parish Council would like to thank all those in
the community who helped in any way in preparing for the Field Day and
all who helped on the day. A special thanks to all who supported us on
the day which contributed to it being a great success and raised a net to-
tal of €7000.00 . Well done to everyone!
A very special thank to all the businesses in Bunclody & Kilmyshall who
supported our Field Day so generously with donations of prizes. A spe-
cial word of thanks Steemer’s O’ Leary for their sponsorship of the ‘Loom
Band’ Competition. The winners received a beautiful Trophies.

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The following children from kilmyshall N.S. made their first Holy Communion on
Sunday 18th May:
Karen Armstrong, Sam Black, Ava Byrne, Hugh Byrne, Eoin Cowman, Eileen Dob-
son, Aoife Farrell, James Kenny, Alison Kennedy, Murphy, Cian Murphy, Tom
Tully, Matthew Tully, Leah Sweeney
Fr. Duffy celebrated Mass on Southeast Radio from Kilmyshall Church on Sunday
May 11th. The choir lead by Eileen Carton provided the lovely music and singing.
On Sunday August 17th Mass was broadcast from Kilmyshall again with the folk
group lead by Jennifer Byrne providing the music. on Sunday 17th August. Well
done to everyone concerned.


O’ Connor & Atkinson family on the death of Elizabeth (Besse) O’ Connor,
Doyle family on death of Bridie Doyle, Gurteeen, Templeshanbo.
Hogan family on death of John Hogan, Ryland Hill.
Codd family on death of Thomas Codd, Craan & England.
Thornton family on death of Frank Thornton, Glasslacken.
Margaret Reck on the death of her Aunt Dolorous Redmond , Gorey.
Murphy family on the death of Pat Murphy, Cromogue & Tinhealy.
Connors family on death of Tomas Connors, Bunclody.
Kinsella family on the death of Mick Kinsella, Kilmyshall.
May they Rest in Peace
KIlmyshall Parish Council extends sympathy to all those who suffered
bereavement recently