To be a Mother

Tis good to be a mother when you hold your new-born baby;
‘tis good when you see your happy child fast asleep in bed.

‘Tis hard to be a mother when tears flow the first day of school;
‘tis hard at the bedside when s/he is sick at home or in hospital.

‘Tis good to watch as your child receive First Communion;
‘tis good when school says, “making progress, well behaved.”

‘Tis hard to find your child is bullied or feels a failure;
‘tis hard when it seems s/he is losing the Faith.

‘Tis good when calls come from far away on Mother’s Day;
when you see your “child” at play with your grandchild,
‘tis good to be a Grandma.

‘Tis hard to say “good-bye” the first week of college;
when the doorbell no longer rings,
‘tis hard to be a Grandma.

News – 10th July 2016

Emly  Tidy  Towns

Judging is ongoing.  We appeal to residents to please sweep outside your area.  Please be aware of litter.  Thank you for your continued support.


Knockcarron  Community BBQ.

Knockcarron Community and Scarteen Hunt are hosting a BBQ with on 23rd  July in the Community Centre. Face painting, balloon modelling & bouncy castle for the children.  There will be a hog roast and music is by Kevin O Donovan.  Starts at 8pm.


Emly Tennis Club

The Golden Thatch Tournament takes place on Sunday, July 31st.  Anyone interested in playing please give names to Norita Kemp or Carol O’Brien.

Well done to both our Division One teams who came first in their groups in the South Tipperary League.  We wish both teams the best of luck in their semi-finals against Larkspur next week.


Knock  Pilgrimage

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 7th August. The Basilica at Knock has been refurbished, providing a welcoming, comfortable and prayerful setting for pilgrims.


Words  Do  Count !

Many politicians and journalists continually talk about “fatal foetal abnormality” to refer to some babies in the womb. The effect of these words is to make such a baby sound less than human. In Medicine, this term is not used. Instead, such a baby is said to have a “life-limiting condition.” Here the emphasis is : the baby is Alive; and its future might be limited – to live for 10 minutes after birth, or 10 months, 10 years or 100 years.


Parish Bulletin – 10th July 2016

Masses  During The  Week.

Mon, Tues & Thurs, Fri, 9.30am;

Wed & Sat: 7.30pm; Sun:  11am.


Monday 11th : St. Benedict, patron of Europe.



John Alymer, Ballyvistea.

Month’s Mind:

Jerry O’Carroll, Cromhill – Sat 16th, 7.30pm.


Tommy & Peggy Purcell, Drumcamogue –

Sat 9th, 7.30pm.

Mary & Frank Corcoran, Clashdrumsmith –

Sun 10th , 11.00am.

Connolly Family, Ballynaveen – Wed 13th, 7.30

Larry Russell, ex Ballyhone – Sat 16th, 7.30pm.

Tom Riordan, Monemore – Sun 17th, 11.00am.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Wednesday, 4.00pm – 7.30pm.


Church Cleaning: Tuesday after 9.30 Mass.


Readers  For  Next  Week.

Sat 7.30pm;                                                                                    Jim Corby.

Sun  11am;                                                                                      Michelle Lonergan.


Collectors – July.

Sat 7.30pm:  Mary Condon, Gerry Heffernan,

Mary Slattery, John Bourke(Bartoose) Sun 11am James Purcell, Rita Quish, Jonas Callanan.


Eucharist Ministers:

Sat 7.30 Patsy Hennessy; Sun 11 Brigid Heffernan


Parish  Details:


Across  the  Brain


The left side of the brain sorts out details, makes plans, puts labels on things and on people. It likes neat categories and boxes.

It’s happy when in control of life. It asks, “How?”, “Who?”, “Why?”


The right side of the brain is free-flowing, creative; it dreams and imagines; it thinks big, dares and takes risks.  It asks, “Why not?”


Today, using his left-side brain, the Gospel lawyer  asks Jesus, “Who?” (Put a label on `neighbour`). A despised outsider responding out of his right-side brain is the given model.

To the question “Who?” Jesus answers “Do”.


St. Ailbe’s  Walk  of  Mercy

Preparations are continuing for the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Emly on Sunday 11th September.

This event, led by Archbishop Kieran O’Brien, will combine a Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage for the parishes of the former diocese of Emly with a celebration of the Feast of St Ailbe that is by tradition on the 12th Sept. (In times past, that date was the parish “Pattern – patron – Day”).


Please make a note of the Pilgrimage in your diary or kitchen calender: Sept 11th, 3 – 5pm.


                  Emly  Tidy  Towns

Please be aware of litter, as judging is now in full swing. Keep Emly beautiful for our own pride and pleasure, and let others then admire.


Knockcarron  Community BBQ.

Knockcarron Community and Scarteen Hunt are hosting a BBQ on Sat 23rd July in the Community Centre, Knockcarron. Face painting, balloon modelling & bouncy castle for the children. Hog Roast.  Music – Kevin O’Donovan.  Starts  8pm.


Emly  GAA Club

Emly/Seán Treacys  Minor hurlers – had a good win over Galtee/Golden.  Junior A hurlers – a big win over Knockavilla Kickhams  Fixture: Minor A Hurling v Arravale Rovers on Wed  July 13th in Sean Treacy Park at 7.30. Check Facebook details.

Reminder : all dogs must keep on lead when you are walking around Emly GAA Pitch.


Bord na nÓg

West U12 B Hurling Galtee Rs 1-04, Emly 0-06.

U16 B Hurling Emly/Treacys 0-17 Clonoulty 0-14.  West U16 B Hurling Emly/Tareacys v Arravale Rs this Monday July 11th  in Kilcoommon at  7.30pm


Community Council meeting is rescheduled due to coinciding with Cemetery Mass.   Now : Wednesday 13th July at 7.30pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  All welcome;  please attend if possible.


Church Repair Fund

Thanks for continued support of Repair Fund, and  your contributions towards regular parish expenses.

Peter’s Pence we will meet from weekly donations.


“Shush”  and  Listen

On the phone, Samaritan volunteers listen to callers, help ease their troubles, and sometimes save lives. Each year  60,000+  call the Cork Samaritan centre!

For July,the Samaritans urge us to `Shush` ourselves a lot and Listen more to people we meet day-by-day.


News – 12th June 2016

Emly  Ladies  Club.

Our last meeting until September takes place on Tue 14th June @ 7.30 in Byrne’s Tavern.


Emly  GAA Club

Junior B Hurlers v Solohead: 3-14 to 2-11.  Junior A Footballers  Final Score was 1-08 to 0-07.  Congrats to Edward & Oleg Burke on win of Skoda car in County Board Draw. Contact any committee member to enter.

Bord na nOg

U14 B  Feile Emly/T.3-08 Eire Óg  0-04.  U14 B Feile Semi-Final v Clonoulty Sun 12 June in Dundrum at 7.30.   U12 B Hl v Galtee Rovers Mon 13 in Bansha at 7.30pm.


St. Ailbe’s Ladies Football Club

Well done to all in the Gaelic4Girls 8-week programme. s

News – 29th May 2016

Emly  Tidy  Towns

A  litter pick on Thursday 2nd of June.  Meeting in Church car park at 6.30pm. Keep up the good work with painting & cleaning. We’re gleaming


Emly   GAA   Club

Well done to Junior A Hurlers: beat Clonoulty-Rossmore.  5-11 to 2-13; won against Cahir 2-13 2-12. The first  County Board  draw will now  take place on June 3rd.


Bord na nÓg

U12 Football Final Emly 2-04 Durlas Og 2-04; replay 11th June. U 16 Football Shield  Emly/Treacys 2-08 Arravale Rovers  5-11. West U 14 A Feile next Wenesday at 7.00 in Annacarthy.  West U 14 B Feile 1st Rd Knockvilla v losers Arravale or Emly/Treacys, TBC.


St. Ailbe’s  Natiional  Sschool Draw

Week 6: €200 Chrissie Hayes, Knocklong; 4 X €50 – Mary Phipps, Bridget Keogh, Jack & Lily Hennessy,Helen McAuley, Sellers pz: Mary Phipps

NEWS – 22th May 2016

Emly Tidy Towns

Please keep up the good work. Judging is nearly upon us, so now is the time to paint and clean.


GAA  Good Wishes

To Kate O’Heney, who will play with Tipperary  Primary Games team this Sunday during the interval of the Tipperary v Cork hurling match in Thurles.


Emly  GAA  Notes

West Junior A Hurling Championship begins this weekend . Fixture: Emly v Clonoulty-Rossmore this Sat (May 21) at 7.30 in Sean Treacy Park.  The County Junior Hurling League was postponed.  Fixture Emly v Cahir next Tues (May 24) at 7.30 in Cahir. West Minor A  Hurling will start after Leaving Cert. The West Junior A Football will begin June 3rd -6th.  Please Check Facebook for fixture updates and any changes.


Emly  Ladies  Club  Tour
This year we are going to the Burren Co Clare on Tuesday 28th June.   Bus fare €16.   Bookings on or before Tuesday  14th June to Sally 087-7585189. Non-members most welcome.


Emly Bord Na nÓg


County U12 Football Semi- Fl Emly  4-03 Newport 2-06; U14 B Fball Emly/Treacys 3-04 CLonoulty-Rossmore 9-07; U14 B Fbaall Emly/Treacys W/O Cashel K.C. U16

Fbl Shield Emly/Treacys v Cashel K.C. TBC .

U14 Feile Hurling Prem Rd: Emly/Trs.   v Arravale, Wed, May 25, 7.00,  in Sean Treacy Pk.



 Emly  Hospice  Support  Group.


Meeting: Wed  25th May at 8.30 in Byrne’s Tavern.






NEWS – 24th May 2015.


Seventeen boys and girls, pupils from Emly N.S received the sacrament of Confirmation on Tbursday last in Emly  parish church. The new Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Most Rev Kieran O’Reilly made his first official visit to Emly for the event. To mark the occasion a presentation was made to the Archbishop by Philip Purcell, chairperson of Emly Pastoral Council.

This Sunday ten boys and girls received their First Holy Communion in the parish.

NEWS -17TH May 2015.

The death has taken place of Jack Ryan, Clashdrumsmith. Bereaved by his wife Patrique and children Kate, Michael John, and Ruth, brother Tom, step-mother Janet, step-brothers John, Richard, family members and friends.