Fógraí / Newsletter June 3rd 2012

S0llúntas na Tríonóide 3/6/2012

Pray for James Canon Ashe, retired Parish Priest of Saint Bernadette’s Parish, Motherwell, Scotland and late of Main St.; Sr. Mechtilde Leen, Mercy Convent, Balloonagh, Tralee and former Matron of St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s District Hospital, Dingle.

Solas síoraí dá n-anamacha.

Priest on Call for the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area is: Fr. Tomás B. Ó Luanaigh: 066-9151208.



Sat/Sath. 2ú


Tommy and Sheila Hoare, Baile Riabhach, CB.

Sun/Domh 3ú


Billy Fitzgerald, Clochán, Baile na nGall, CB.


Funeral Mass for James Canon Ashe, RIP.

Mon/Luan 4ú


Tom Lynch, Kilfountain, CB.

Tue/Máirt 5ú


Pat Landers, 1ú CB and deceased members of the Landers family, Knockavrogeen and Killarney.



Wed/Cead 6ú


Thomas Hanafin, Lisdorgan and Ballinasteenig, CB.

Thur/Déard 7ú


No 10am Mass – Mass at 10am in Cill Mhairéad Cemetery. Assemble at the Holy Stone at 9.30am.


NO 7.30pm Mass – Neighbourhood Mass for Cúilín, Emilough and Mail Road in West Kerry Community Hospital. All welcome.

Fri/Aoine 8ú


Private Intention.



Sat/Sath. 9ú


No 10am Mass – Neighbourhood Mass for Dykegate St., Grey’s Lane and Avondale at 10am in the Phoenix Cinema. All welcome.


John Joe Murphy, Green St., CB.

Sun/Domh 10ú




Corpus Christi followed by Procession.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Dingle Hospital Oratory: Monday 10.30am – 11.30am.

St Mary’s: Tues and Wed 10.30am – 10pm.

Friday 10.30 – 11.30am. “Come and See” says the Lord.

Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.





Gerard and Joan Clifford, Ballinasare, CB



Mary & Pádraig Begley, Ballinasare, CB

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon


Domh. 3ú


Micheál agus Caitlín Uí Mhurchú, CB.

Domh. 10ú



Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte

Déardaoin / Thursday 11 am – 12 noon

Offertory Collection

Weekly Envelopes: €1,119; Cash: €1,118;

Total: €2,237.     Diocesan Collection for the Education of Priests will be taken up next weekend June 9th/10th as a second collection after Communion. Míle buíochas.

An Deireadh Seachtaine seo chugainn:

(9ú – 10ú Meitheamh)

DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 3; Collectors’ Team 3; Church Cleaners’ Team 3.  Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 9.00a.m. Bernie Búdhlaeir. 11.30a.m. Tommy McCarthy. 

LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide.

Léitheoirí: Scoláirí Samhraidh.

FIONN TRÁ: Ministéir Eoc.: Breandán Ó Ciobháin. Léitheoir: Scoláirí Samhraidh.

Eucharistic Congress

Come to the Congress! RDS – June 10th-16th ‘12

On-line Booking for the Eucharistic Congress has been extended to Monday 4th June. Visit http://www.iec2012.ie/registration for your last chance to book in advance, or come to the RDS during Congress week and ‘pay at the door’.  IEC2012 – Communion with Christ and with One Another.

Family Day Bus to the Eucharistic Congress – Tuesday 12th June organised by Castleisland Parish. Cost €40 including bus & admission to the Congress. Contact Castleisland Parish Office at 066 7141241.

Statio Orbis (Croke Park Mass) Sunday 17th June: A few tickets are available in the Upper Cusack & Upper Hogan Stands on http://tinyurl.com/StatioOrbis; and available from Garvey’s Supervalu in Tralee & Dingle.

Further information on www.iec2012.ie

Congress Liturgies in Dingle Parish

West Kerry Community Hospital: Wednesday June 13th at 11.00am with Blessing of the Sick.

St. Mary’s Dingle. Wednesday June 13th at 7.30pm.

Séipéal Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá – Déardaoin 14ú Meitheamh ar 7.30i.n. agus beidh Adhradh na Naomh Shacraiminte ina ndiaidh got dtí 9.00i.n.

Séipéal Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – Dé hAoine, 15ú Meitheamh at 8.00pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 9.30pm.


Note Change of Mass Times

Congress Weekend June 16th – 17th

Please note that Mass times on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th will be as follows:

Saturday /Dé Satharn 16th June

Séipéal Caitlín, Fionn Trá –  7.00i.n. (no 10.30am Mass Dé Domhnach).

St. Mary’s, Dingle – 6.00pm and 8.00pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00pm.

Sunday /Dé Domhnach 17th June

St. Mary’s – 9.00am, as Gaeilge, (no 11.30am Mass).

Séipéal Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil – 10.00am (no change).

Course in Pastoral Ministry 2012-2013 – begins 24th September and will be held over 20 nights, 10 during Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013. Contact: Frances Rowland 064-6630538 or francesrowland@dioceseofkerry.ie

Déanaigí  É Seo i gCuimhne 2011 – 2012

Comhghairdeas ó chroí dos na tuismitheoirí / caomhnóirí, na múinteoirí agus na leanaí ó na sé Scoileanna Náisiúnta a ghlac an Chéad Chomaoine le déanaí.

 “Comaoine le Críost agus le chéile”.

Corpus Christi Procession Sunday 10th June 11.30am for the whole Parish Community.

Holy Stone, Chapel Lane, +Cill Mhairéad

Radharc na Tríonóide – Cill Mhairéad

“Radharc na Tríonóide ag cácha a codlaíonn sa Reilig seo”. Nochtadh 2 Samhain 1998. This is the tribute engraved on the beautiful monument at Cill Mhairéad.

“Above Goat Street, on the slope of Cnoc an Chairn, stands Dingle hospital, site of an earlier workhouse . . .  To the north of the hospital is the old graveyard of Cill Mhairéad, where those who died in the workhouse were buried. In four years of the Famine some 6000 people passed through Dingle workhouse, many dying there and being buried here on the hillside. As is clear from the Minutes of the Poor Law Guardians, so overwhelming was the task of attempting to provide relief that records could not be adequately kept, and local historians can only guess at the numbers who died and were buried in Cill Mhairéad on the slopes of Cnoc an Chairn.”

 (The Dingle Peninsula, 2000: Steve MacDonogh)


“Starvation … fever and dysentery are doing their work here. Six persons died in one lane in this town [Dingle] in one day. The dead are now buried without coffins. Whole villages to the west are in fever. It is almost deplorable to hear the children crying at every corner of hunger … The people are dying particularly to the west of Dingle by wholesale of starvation, fever and dysentery. Men who come home from the [public] work die almost and suddenly; and are often left three or four days waiting to see if their friends could scrape together the price of a coffin, and sometimes in vain.”

(Kerry Eve Post. 30/1/1847. The Great Famine. MA Thesis, 2005. Shane G. Lehane M.A.:)


The Holy Stone lies on the side of the street at the junction of Main Street and Chapel Lane. It is true to say that it has fascinated many generations of Dingle people and has proved an object of curiosity for many a tourist. It is known in both the Irish and English languages as the Holy Stone. An Chloch Bheannaithe or similar Irish version has never been applied to it. An old Irish quatrain dating from the beginning of the nineteenth century mentions this celebrated stone:

Dé Domhnaigh, Dé Domhnaigh, ‘sea deineadh díomsa creach,

Mar pósadh mo stórach gan orlach dem’ chead.

Dá mbeidhfá suite i gcóistín agus mise le do ais,

Nach momharach do sheolfhimís an Holy Stone amach.

Chapel Lane: Off Goat Street, Dingle Parish Church was sited here from 1702 until 1812.

(Dingle, 1993: Canon Jackie McKenna)

Corpus Christi 2012 / Neighbourhood Station Masses

In preparation for our annual procession and the Eucharistic Congress June 10th – 17th 2012 the neighbourhood Station Masses in town continue with (1) Mass in Cill Mháiréad Cemetery at 10am on Thursday June 7th. Assemble at the Holy Stone at 9.30am for procession along Chapel Lane.

(2) Mass for Cúilín, Emilough and Mail Road on this Thursday June 7th at 7.30pm in the Oratory of Dingle Community Hospital.

(3) Mass for Dykegate St., Grey’s Lane and Avondale on Saturday next June 9th at 10.00am in the Phoenix Cinema. There will be no Masses in St. Mary’s Church at these times as these Masses are open to all parishioners in preparation for Corpus Christi Sunday June 10th. All are welcome.

Fr. Tomás will continue his visitation of homes in these districts this coming week.

Corpus Christi – order of Procession

Sunday June 10th 2012 after 11.30a.m Mass

1. Cross Bearer, 2 Acolytes & 2 Flag Bearers;        

2. First Communion Boys and Girls; An Chlochar, Scoil Ceann Trá, Scoil Cill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh, Scoil Eoin Baiste, Scoil Iognáid Rís, Scoil an Ghleanna agus Scoileanna eile ón Leithinis (all girls to bring basket of petals).

3. Banners of Schools and Clubs / Organisations.

4. Bus with Choir;     

5. People of The Community;      

6. Altar Servers with Incense;          

7. Canopy and Blessed Sacrament.

Procession RouteUp Green Street, down Main St., as far as An Droichead Beag for a Blessing, down the Mall and out to the West Kerry Community Hospital to conclude with Solemn Benediction.

All parishioners and businesses are warmly invited to decorate their homes and premises for Corpus Christi with shrines, statues, pictures, banners, bunting and flowers. As we decorate our town for other festive, sporting and cultural occasions please make our town a feast of Christian colour as we honour the Blessed Sacrament. It will be a fitting way to anticipate and prepare for the great International Eucharistic Congress of 2012. Website: www.iec2012.ie

“Moladh go deo le Dia”

Paidreacha roimh na Scrúduithe

  1. 1.       Le lán-mhuinín ionatsa, a Dhia, iarraimid ort misneach, dóchas agus féin-mhuinín a chothú ionainn, ionas go mbeidh ar ár gcumas ár ndícheall a dhéanamh.
  2. 2.      A Spioraid Naoimh, a chara dhílis, tar chugainn agus fan linn. Tabhair chun cuimhne dúinn anois gach a bhfuil foghlamtha againn agus bronn orainn eagna, tuiscint agus eolas.
  3. 3.      Cuir do bheannacht, a Dhia, ar ár dtuismitheoirí, ár múinteoirí, agus ar na daoine go léir a d’ullmhaigh sinn le haghaidh na hócáide seo. A Thiarna, éist linn.


Cake Sale – Fundraiser in aid of 7th Kerry Dingle Scouts Corca Dhuibhne Sunday June 3rd in Gairdín Mhuire 9am to 1pm. Bring, Buy and Bake.

Camphill Community Dingle: Open day on Sunday June 3rd 1pm – 6pm, cake sale, barbeque, teas and coffee.

Dingle Tidy Towns Work Evenings – Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meeting at the Bottle Bank at 7pm.

Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta Teo – Beidh cruinniú Tuismitheoirí i Naíonraí Lios Póil ar an Máirt 5ú Meitheamh ag tosú ar 7.00i.n. Ní mór do thuismitheoir / caomhnóir freastal ar an gcruinniú má theastaíonn uatha leanbh a chur dtí ‘n Naíonra i Meán Fómhair 2012.

Reilig Chaitlíona, Fionn Trá: Beidh glanadh suas, striomáil, gearradh féir & rl., bliantúil Dé Céadaoin seo chughainn an 6ú Meitheamh ag a 7.30pm. Fáilte roimh cách.

Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10am-10pm.

If you need any further information, please email or phone nbruton@thirdageireland.ie 0834260081/01-6579068.

Lost Property – Walking Cane taken from porch of St. Mary’s Church, Sat. night May 19th, of sentimental value please contact Tigh na Sagart 066-9151208 if you have any info.

Trócaire Boxes: Please remember to return your Trócaire Box as soon as possible.

Amount received for Trócaire to date: €5,191.

Go méadaí Dia bhur stór.

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