07 Aug 2022


late joe monahan

late joe monahan

The legendary Joe Monahan passed to his eternal reward on Tuesday, June 19. For years he entertained the crowds at Fleadhs, concerts and gigs with quick wit, stories, yarns, jokes, dancing and even a song on a rare occasion.

He was not only an intricate part of a Rahan gig - much more than that, often putting in far more hours behind the scenes - attending meetings - organising fundraisers - building stages but more importantly he was a friend to everyone and always had time to talk, show concern, advise and encourage.

Joe was the glue that kept everything going in both good times and bad. He will be sorely missed by far more people than he would have realised. Our huge loss is heavens huge gain - so many stories and memories were exchanged over the last few days. Deepest and most sincere sympathies to Ita, Karen and Elaine.

Joe Monahan’s death shocked us all, but the people of the parish, Rahan Comhaltas, members of Scor, Shamrocks GAA and members Golf Clubs and other organisations united in a show of solidarity to ensure that Joe got a worthy send off. Thousands from all over Ireland visited Ross Road, Screggan for Joe’s wake.

The above organisations and clubs as well as teams of 1971/72 and the school children of St Colmans School formed guards of honour as Joe’s remains was carried to St Coleman’s Church Mucklagh for requiem mass.


Mucklagh Community Development and Mucklagh Foroige would like to express sincere Sympathy to Ita, Karen, Elaine on the death of Joe Monahan.


The annual sponsored Lourdes walk takes place in Killina after 10.30 mass on Sunday morning. This sponsored walk raises money ever year to helps to send someone from the parish to Lourdes who is very ill. The walk is suitable for everyone and particular families, you can make a donation on the day. All support is appreciated.

Shamrocks Ladies

Congratulations to Shamrocks Girls who finished second in their group in the Feile Competition last weekend. The girls who lost to the Derry team, Glen in Rahan on Friday last, travelled to Mountrath on Saturday where they played two great games of football against Mountrath and San Francesco. Clionadh Monaghan represented Shamrocks in the Skills competition on the day. Many Thanks to Mountrath Ladies for all the refreshments served to us and our supporters on the day. Shamrocks ladies would like to express Sincere Sympathy to the Monahan Family and Clionadh Monaghan on the death of Joe Monahan.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Denise Dunne, Mucklagh and Matthew Troy, Kilcormac who were married in St Colman’s Church on Saturday, June 23. We wish them a long and happy life together.


Will be in Rahan Hall on Friday, July 20 from 1pm onwards. Anyone wishing to avail of this service please come along.


To Portugal and Spain visiting Fatima, Balazar, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, etc. 8 days from 22ndSept, fare €1,015 half . Information from Martin Minnock at 087 6932166.


The numbers drawn in the club lotto on Monday, June 18 were 5, 15, 17 and 28. There was no Jackpot winner and three match 3 winners - congratulations to Sinead Kearney (S. Kearney), John Hall (The Thatch) and Jimmy O’Connor (The Manor) who each win €70. Next week’s jackpot is €8,600. Draw in The Thatch, Rahan.


Is on Sunday, July 8 in Mucklagh GAA. As well as our 0- 5/6 year olds, Yvonne Carty from Hey Pesto will be doing a number of cooking demonstrations on the day. Yvonne who trained in Ballymaloe Cookery School is also involved in A taste of Offaly which was held recently in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Mucklagh Community Fun day will also have its own version of The Cube, the popular programme on TV3, while we own have the money to match we know you will love a challenge, how far can you get in the Cube?, Quoits was popular last year as we well as our putting competition sponsored by Tullamore Pitch & Putt will also be avaible at the Family Fun day. And for our Active Age there will be bingo and social dancing.

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