Dromtariffe Parish Newsletter Nov 30th to Dec 6th




Eircode: P51 W983                          Eircode: P51 K316



Monday November 30th           to Sunday December 6th  

Fr Tom Leane

The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork.  Eircode: P51 YWF1

Tel: (029)78096 Mob:  (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan

Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday.Tel: (029)78096

Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin

Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780

Email: <email>  Web: www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Pastoral Area

Priest on Duty Sunday 6th Dec Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565


Priest on Duty Sunday 13th Dec Fr Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026 / 086 8351732

Lighting the Advent Candle 2020

My dear parishioners,

We are coming near the end of a strange and disturbing year.  We hope that next year will bring a certain amount of normality back.  Many have told me that they are delighted that we can have Mass again although in the Rota system of Station Districts.  As per regulations we are limited to 50 people in the church.

So that as many as possible can hear & pray the Mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we will have live streaming (please God) into everyone’s home that has a computer, from both churches, Derrinagree on 24th at 7.30pm & Dromagh on Christmas Day at 10.30am.  We hope that families will be able to gather together at home & celebrate Christmas in this way as we would only be able to have 50 in the church & that would be a disaster for so many left outside.

Further, in order that people will be able to go to Communion for Christmas, with the help of Fr Bartie we will have two Masses at 7.30pm in both Churches in the fortnight leading up to Christmas.  Details in next week’s newsletter.  Please God we will reach out to as many as possible in this way so that the coming of God among us can be celebrated even in these difficult times. 

Peace & grace to all,

Fr Tom


Day Church Time Intention
Monday 30th Private Mass For all deceased especially for those who died since last November
Wednesday 2nd Derrinagree 7.30pm Brendan Healy, Curraraigue
Thursday 3rd Dromagh 7.30pm
Saturday 5th Derrinagree 7.30pm 7.30pm Joan Courtney, The Island
Sunday 6th Dromagh 10.30am





Seamus Guerin, Coolclougher

Kathleen Murphy, The Island


Collections: 23rd  Nov to 29th  Nov:  Fund €225          Thank you


From Monday 30th  November     to Sunday 13th December 

Monday 30 Nov Wed 2 Dec Thursday 3 Dec Saturday 5 Dec Sunday 6 Dec
Paal & Kileenleigh Curraraigue Lower, Middle, Upper & Knockbrack Kilcolman & Garraveasogue The Island,                  Derrinagree &             Clonbanin Coolclough & Gurteen
Monday 7 Dec Wed 9 Dec Thursday 10 Dec Saturday 12 Dec Sunday 13 Dec
Rathcoole &              Radharc na Coille Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill Dysert & Dromtariffe Rathroe, Lyrevocane, Moher & Clenrath Ballymaquirke & Dromalour

I recommend the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference. It is the place to find up to date news on the Church in Ireland and details of many Church services.

There is information on education, evangelization, outreach to emigrants and Irish people in prison abroad. I highly recommend this.               + Ray

  • Join the Diocesan Youth Choir

Are you between 16-30 years of age? Do you sing? To celebrate Christmas 2020, the diocese invites all young people to join our virtual choir.  If you are interested in this exciting new venture, please contact Tomás Kenny at <email> or call 086 3683778.

  • Advent preparations!

If you have ever wondered about the Old Testament readings at Mass, now is your chance to explore them and their relevance for our lives today. Without leaving your own home, you can tune into Dr Jessie Rogers, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, who will explore the Sunday OT readings with us over 4 Wednesday evenings, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 and 16, 7.00 – 8.00pm. To register, check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie



              Annual Collection for Cork Penny Dinners & Local St V de Paul


           At Dromtariffe Hall on Saturday Dec. 5th 12 noon – 3.30pm.


If you need a donation collected from your home ring Donie Lucey 086 8545873


           Checklist of items welcome:

Gravy granules, dried rice, pasta, spaghetti.  Pasta sauces, jar sauces, tinned peas, beans, fruits etc.  soups, hot cups, cereals, cooking oil.  Jelly, biscuits, sugar, shampoo, conditioner, razors, Hand wash sanitary items, deodorant, soaps, shampoo, hand/face cream, toothpaste / brush, wipes, used clean clothes, hats scarves, gloves, socks, new underwear.

Cash donations also accepted.




  • That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas

Cork’s Maureen O’Sullivan and her Hamper Packers Community Christmas Appeal 2020

If you’d like to donate to Individual Food Hampers the following would be a great help:

Essential foods:

Small jars of coffee/tea, jam/marmalade, Cereal bars/chocolate/sweets, small packs of rice/cup-a-soup/pot-noodles, biscuits/crackers, easy to open tins of : fruit, fish, meat, stews, chicken,etc.

Hygiene items suitable for men: toothbrushes, toothpaste, handgels, shampoo, combs, shower gels, face-cloths, baby-wipes.

Small items of clothing: socks, hats, scarfs & gloves.


Collection points:

Millstreet car park Friday 11th Dec 1.30pm to 3.30pm & Saturday 12th Dec 11.30am to 1pm by Carnegie Hall side.

Dromagh Church car park Friday 11th Dec at 2.30pm

Derrinagree Church car park Saturday 12th Dec at 2.30pm


Thank you once again for supporting this yearly event.

Margaret Crean 087 2212864 (local person) or Maureen 087 7950325

Deceased since last November

‘Listen kindly to our prayers, O Lord; ‘look mercifully’; ‘may they pass over to a dwelling of   light and peace’; ‘may they receive the joy of eternal happiness’.


Helen O’Riordan Buttevant & Farrandoyle

Catherine Byrnes, Knockcahill

Jerry Dennehy, Bolomore

Denis Angland, Dromagh

Mary Kiely, Fairfield

Maureen Healy, Lisnacon

Chris O’Connell, Radharc na Coille

Mary Cronin, Ballymaquirke

Maureen O’Connor, Lisnacon

Delia Cashman, Curraraigue

Eddie Vaughan, Ballymaquirke

Sheila Murphy, Rathcoole

Mary O’Farrell, Keale

Nellie O’Sullivan, Dromahoe

Niall Buckley, Drominarigle & Keale Bridge

Mary Begadon, Derrinagree & Killorglin

Margaret O’Connor, Kileenleigh

Donal Bourke, Bolomore

Martha Keller, Rathcoole

Denny Vaughan, Ballymaquirke

Margaret Moynihan, Gurteen

Kathleen Murphy, The Island

Seamus Guerin, Coolclougher

Fr Liam Comer


Relatives of parishioners:

Mary Horgan, Macroom

Helen Buckley, Kilbrin

Nora Holland, Mitchelstown

Mary O’Keeffe, Millstreet

Sheila Quinn, Kiskeam

Pat Holland, Dundalk

Josephine Mullally, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny



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