Newtowncashel notes

newtowncashel notes

newtowncashel notes

Newtowncashel Drama Group

Newtowncashel Drama Group began the new season with their 30th annual general meeting on Monday, October 7. Chairperson Sean Farrell paid tribute to departed members of the group.

Kathleen McGann of Derryhaun passed away on April 7 of this year. A part of our group since the beginning Kathleen’s name was synonymous with that of Newtowncashel Drama. An outstanding actress, Kathleen was matriarch to the group and an inspiration to the cast and younger members. A natural performer and a huge support on stage Kathleen could always be relied upon to carry on when another member forgot their line or some other mishap occurred. When a new member joined she would take them under her wing and help them find their feet. At her removal Newtowncashel Drama group provided a guard of honour, Kathleen will be fondly remembered.

Liam Finnegan left our group at the end of last season. Most recently our Chairperson, producer and director, Liam has been with the group since the 1980’s. In 29 years with the group Liam has filled many roles, in the early days manning the door and being a member of the production team, to director for the last thirteen years. In 2011 not only did he direct the production “Canaries” he played the part of “Dad” a retired docker. Anita Finnegan, a long time member of our group has also departed. During her time Anita contributed in many roles from make-up to prompting.

Officers elected for the coming season: Chairperson Sean Farrell, Vice Chair Larry Gallagher, Secretary Catherine Gallagher, Assistant Secretary Gillian Brogan, Treasurer Kevin Casey, Assistant Treasurer Bridget Casey, Public Relations Officer Jane Hedge, Presidents Fr Gerard Brady & Michael Casey, Director Dermot Healy, Stage Manager Tara Healy, Social Committee Mary Casey, Gillian Brogan and Tara Healy.

Station Masses

The Autumn Station Masses have commenced. Please see calendar.

Newpark: Molly Murtagh on Friday, October 18.

Caltrabeg, Streamstown and Ballina: Ann and James Cribben on Friday, October 25.

Stonepark: Ann and Sean Melia on Monday, October 28.

Derryshannogue and Derryglosh: Carmel and Tom Smyth on Tuesday, October 29.

Fortwilliam,Carrickmoran and Greenhall Lower: Lorraine and Edward Kearney on Wednesday, October 30.

Derryhawn Mór: Kathleen and Michael Casey on Thursday, October 31.

Confessions at 7.45pm. Mass at 8pm.

Community Games

Cashel Community Games AGM takes place on this Thursday, October 17 at 8.30pm in the GAA Clubhouse .If we don’t have enough interest, then the Community Games will not take place. So we are hoping that there will be a large turnout.

St Mary’s NS

The AGM of the Parent’s Association of St Mary’s National School takes place in the school on Wednesday, October 23 at 9pm. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.


We extend our deepest sympathy to the relatives and friends of Brendan Bawle,Loughawn who passed away on Sunday, October 6 last. May his soul rest in peace.

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival Committee have made a donation of €200 to ‘The Hill’. The gesture is greatly appreciated and welcome. Harvest Day raised €6,000 for St Christopher’s. Here’s to Festival 2014!


The weekly recitation of The Rosary continues on Fridays at 7.30pm. All are welcome.


We wish to correct the local note from last week’s notes to state that Fidelma Killian married John Joe Stenson and not John Joe Sexton.


The enrolment Mass for First Confession and First Holy Communion will be celebrated on this Sunday, October 20 at 10.30am.