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Newmarket bids farewell to Fr Cronin

THERE was great sadness in the parish of Newmarket and Taur at the passing of Fr. Cronin on July 5 at Bons Secours Hospital, Cork.

Fr. Anthony was loved and highly regarded in all the parishes he served in, including Youghal, Aghinagh, Dungourney, Cloyne and Macroom before being appointed Parish priest of Newmarket and Taur in 1996, where he served until his retirement in 2008.

A huge guard of honour was formed for his removal by the various clubs, organisations, prayer groups, his relatives and many friends. After a beautiful and poignant concelebrated mass Fr. Anthony was laid to rest in St. Mary's Church grounds.

We extend sympathy to his nephews, niece, grand nephews, grand nieces, sister-in-law, his devoted house keeper Josie, Bishops and priests of the Diocese. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.


THE Summer Festival drew to a magnificent close on Sunday night with an amazing fireworks display. It was a spectacular ending to what was a jampacked ten days of fun for everyone.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and a special thanks to everyone who came out in such great numbers to support all the events.

Irish Whip Wrestling and Car Boot Sale will be rescheduled.


THE recent bad weather has played havoc on many outdoor events this summer but thanks to the Duggan Family and the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Newmarket Show took place as planned on Sunday, July 8. Horse and dog enthusiasts travelled from near and far to compete in the show and with over 50 classes there was something for everyone.

As well as the horse and dog show there was a hughly popular pets corner which kept the kids happy and if animals were not their thing they were kept entertained in the arts and craft tent, where work from local school children was on display for all to admire.

A huge thank you to the spectators, competitors, IRD Duhallow and all the helpers who made the show a success.


The programme is as follows: Friday, July 20, at 7.30pm: Group photograph meet in Church yard (parking available). Parade led by Newmarket Pipe Band to the Mcauliffe monument. Chieftain's Welcome Address. Return to CYMS hall (next to the Church)

Box office - sale of Mcauliffe dinner tickets €40 for Saturday evening, prebooking essential before July. Mcauliffe's of the World Share featuring: Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and USA. Music/song, Tim Browne -

Saturday, July 21, at 11am. BBQ at Mcauliffe Place, Church Street, Newmarket.

Lecture: History of the building by Raymond O'sullivan at 2pm.

Walk to Trinity Well, it was here that Malachy-mcauliffe the Prophet received his gift of prophecy, (approximately a 30-minute walk from Newmarket).

Walk extended to Clonfert Graveyard led by Raymond Mcauliffe at 7.15pm. Pre-dinner entertainment by John (Josh) Carroll III at 8pm.

Mcauliffe Dinner - Charleville Park Hotel

After dinner back by popular demand, music by DJ Mike Fitz.

Sunday, July 22, at 11.30am. Mcauliffe Remembrance/thanksgivingmass in Church Return to the CYMS after mass, tea/coffee provided. DNA Project presentation by Gerard Murphy of Sliabh Luachra History and Genealogy Services.

Mcauliffe Genealogy Share - you are invited to bring and share your research.


THE monthly clean-up at Clonfert cemetery takes place on Saturday, July 14, from 10am to 1pm.

We hope for a big crowd on the day.