Parish News – September 2012

We wish everyone well as they start school, college, work or whatever this September.
Thanks to all who helped with the fete again this year on the 11th August. Those who prepared the grounds, advertised the fete, arranged the rota, sorted the floats, set up the stalls on the day, stall holders and their helpers and those who took down the stalls. Thanks to all who sold raffle lines and those who donated prizes for the raffle and those who gave so generously for the hamper. (On the Friday night it was decided there was too much for one hamper so it was divided into two big hampers). Thanks to all who came and supported on the day. €5,500 was made in total including €1,874 in the raffle.

A full list of raffle winners is available here September Newsletter

Doneraile Arts and Literary Festival

The Select Vestry kindly gave permission for the use of St. Mary’s Church, Doneraile as a venue during this recent festival. It proved an eminently suitable location for lectures, a classical concert, bellringing and a festival service conducted by the rector on the Sunday afternoon. Dr. Alicia St. Leger’s magnificently presented lecture on The Titanic was well received and this beautiful church was the perfect backdrop for performance of young classical guitarist, David Keating and Cork sisters Elaine and Christine Kenny on viola and violin respectively.

Richard Riordan, on behalf of the Doneraile Arts and Literary Society, thanked The Select Vestry for the use of the church and said that “all the events held in the Church were very successful.” The entire festival was a credit to Richard and his fellow organisers.

Sheep Head Hike

This year’s Sheep’s Head Hike for Christian Aid was on Saturday 1st September. Diana and Aisling Buckley will hopefully have returned from one of the walks and if anyone would like to sponsor them they would be delighted with the contribution.


There is only one service next Sunday and that is the Confirmation Service in Mallow Church at 11am. Please continue to pray for our candidates. Nicola Barrett, Arthan Jansen, George St. Leger Mewis, Leah O’Flynn, Ciara O’Keeffe, Richard O’Sullivan and Matthew Wharton.

Mothers’ Union

We begin our Autumn meeting on September 11th at 8pm in St. James Hall Mallow using our theme for the year “Your Gift – Discover and Celebrate” Any members who wish to display or talk about their gifts will be most welcome. As we are all unique and have special gifts and talents to offer.
Our meetings are open to everyone not just members of the Mothers’ Union.


We express out sympathy to the Foott Family on the death of their cousin Thomas Archdeacon in Fermoy. Also to Sandra Jansen and family on the death of her father in Holland and to May Sherlock and the Sherlock and Winter family on the death of her sister-in-law Angela Winter in Newtownshandrum.


Well done to those who received their leaving certificate results. We hope they got the points they needed to do whatever course they choose and wish them well as they continue their studies. Congratulations to Julie Ashcroft and Christopher O’Brien who were married in Doneraile Church On Friday the 18th August. Happy Birthday to Folashade (Hannah) Ijisesan who celebrated her 40th Birthday recently and to Canon Eithne and Richard who celebrated their 48th Wedding Anniversary recently. Well done to Gladys Sherlock on winning the Kerrygold Rose of Tralee Golden Tickets Competition which meant she got to go and stay in Carlton Hotel for the nights of the Rose of Tralee and go to the Dome on the 5 nights of the Rose of Tralee events plus extra gifts. Well done to Deborah Calbeck for running in the Cork City Marathon and dividing the proceeds between St. James Maintenance funds and The Gilbert Centre in Mallow. New Arrival – Best wishes to Olive and Gerry Shallow on the arrival of their grandchild, Joe, a son for daughter Hilary and her husband Eoin.

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