Cead Míle Fáilte to Peter & Kim Rock, Whiting, Indiana, and to Richard & Debbie Power and their Daughter Jessica, Milwaukee, on their first visit to Mucker, Inniskeen. Peter and Debbie are the decendants of Ned Gilligan, Nephew of the late Thomas Lennon, Mucker. Ned was sent home from Chicago to Mucker , by his Mother Catherine Gilligan nee Lennon, to her Brother Thomas on the death of her Husband, (Ned’s Father in Chicago), where he lived for many years until the remarriage of Catherine, when she brought him back to Chicago.

Ned’s Daughters Margaret and Kathleen visited here a number of years ago.

We would like to convery their Thanks to Rosaleen Kearney, Patrick Kavanagh Centre for opening the Centre and giving them a Tour of the Centre, as Ned all during his youth had been a good friend of Patrick Kavanagh. They were very impressed by both the centre and Rosaleen.

Tidy Towns

The Spring clean up is on from Mon 8th -Tue 16th. we are hoping to get most roads cleaned, if your road was done before maybe you could organise with your neighbours an eveing to suit you all. We have the bags gloves etc and we pick up all the full bags, just let us know when you are doing your road. Any road that has not been done before and want help in organising it contact Pat Boylan, Ann Marie Mulholland or any committee member.. We are asking all drivers to slow down on all village roads as there will be lots of people out in the week.

Annual Fundraising Walk

The Ladies who have for many years participated in the Marathon in Dublin to raise Funds for the Carrick Cancer group have decided that this year they will take part in the Carrickmacross Marathon which is also a 10km Walk/Run and is on the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. There is no entry fee and you can contact Bernie Smyth, Sinead Byrne, Catherine Dooley, Mary Woods or Rita Callan for Sponsorship cards. Hopefullly they will have a huge response to this as it keeping these vital Funds local.

Best of Luck

Best of Luck wishes go out to Seamus Shevlin, Inniskeen Fuels, on the recent opening of his Filling Station in Inniskeen Village in the premises formerly known as The Hut which had been the successful business of the late Benny Duffy. Besides the usual Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Green Diesel etc Seamus is also stocking Coal, Briquettes, Sticks, Gas etc. etc. Hopefully he will get lots of support from the whole parish.

New Lights

The extra Lights in the Muff-Mucker area and Blackstaff are due to be erected in June/July. They will be very welcome by both the parishioners and all the people use the Footpath for their daily Walk, many from surrounding parishes.


There was a great attendance at the meeting regarding setting up TEXT ALERT in the parish. Information sheets will be available shortly .There will be a charge of just €2 per contact number to join. More information regarding the launch will be available shortly . The more people who join, the more succesful in preventing crime this scheme will be. Have you signed up for TEXT ALERT yet ? Forms available in the local shops or from committee members .

Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes taught by World Champion Caoimhe Boylan takes place every Thursday evening at 6.00pm in the Community Centre. Children of all ages and ability welcome. For fun or competitions


The Bingo is on this Saturday night, as usual, in the Community Social Club at the usual time of 8.30pm. . The usual Prizes and a Jackpot of €800 on offer, increasing monthly by €50 if not won, this week on 45 numbers. Books €5 and Sheet €2. Bus from Carrickmacross each night leaving Convent Lands 7.45, Highfield entrance 7.47, Main Street at Bus Stop 7.50, O’Neill Street 7.52 and Cloughvalley 7.55

Social Club

This Saturday music as usual for the weekly Dance for all those who are interested in Jiving etc. 10.15pm. This week Saturday April Saturday 13th Seamus & Bernard and on the 20th Matt Leavy.

Dance Classes resumed on Monday, 7 January in Community Centre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm for beginners, 8.30pm to 9.30pm for advanced.

great way to exercise and good fun as well. all dances covered, salsa, funky waltz, line dancing, and lots more


Fundraiser for Carrick Cancer on 13th April in Social Centre Inniskeen, Music by Seamus & Bernard. Anyone that wants to donate prizes for auction or raffle can contact any of the following ladies Sinead Byrne, Catherine Dooley, Mary Woods, Bernie Smith & Rita Callan. So far for auction, Freisin Heifer Calf, Belgium Blue Calf, 2 Nanny Bother Goats & Kids, 2 Man Utd Tickets for any home game, 4 tickets for Lepardstown Races. Please support this worthy cause because you never know when you might be needing them.

Pick 4

At the Pick 4 draw held on Monday April 1 the numbers drawn were 9, 12, 13 and 22 and there was no outright winner of the Jackpot of €3,400. Winners of €20 each are as follows:- Conor McDermott, c/o Larry, Joe Hoey, Annagerril, Mary Woods, Fegevla, Sineá Byrne, Drummond, Eileen Hatzer, Kilmurray, M. Rafferty, Cooley, Aisling mcKenna, Coolderry, Ann Marie McCabe, c/o 15 Daigh’s Tce., Mary Maguire, 14 Deery Tce. and Joseph Callan, Carga.. This week the Jackpot is €3,600 and to be in with a chance get your entry from any member of Inniskeen Ladies GFC, Blackstaff Parents Association or the Development Group

Sunday Dancing

On Sunday night music as usual for the weekly Fun dance. A great nights dancing for all who enjoy lively music and fun dancing. This Sunday April the 14th The Lone Ranger, a great Bandswith lively music for Dancing.

Poetry Awards 2013.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is for a first unpublished collection of poems in English by an Irish poet. The award is now in its 42nd year. Previous winners include Eileán Ni Chuilleanáin, Paul Durcan, Thomas McCarthy, Peter Sirr, Sinead Morrissey, Conor O’Callaghan, Pat Boran, Joseph Woods and Geraldine Mitchell. The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000. The closing date for entry to the competition is Friday 26th July 2013. The Award will be presented on Friday 27th September 2013 at the opening of the Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.. Rules and entry form are available from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen:Tel. 00353(0)429378560, Fax:00353 (0)429378855. E-mail:


The Whist is held each Tuesday night at 8pm in the Social Club and new players are always welcome to come along and join in. On March 19th, the highest score was held by Paddy Duffy,joint highest ladies Jeanette Connolly, Ann O’ Reilly & Joan Duffy, highest gent Heather Christmas, lowest score Sheelagh Finnegan, Sweep winners Margaret Clarke, and longest Sit Tom McHugh.

For lessons for new members phone 042 9378146