Card Game: The winners of the first prize at the card game last week were Tom Lenihan, Necia Lane and Jimmy O Connell. The runners up prize was shared between the teams of Kathleen Lenihan, Denis Flannagan and David O Connell and Jackie Hartnett, Betty Curtin and Pat Fitzgerald. The winners of the table prize were Dan O Connell, Florence O Connell and John O Connell. The winner of the door prize was John Murphy with the raffle prizes going to Lena O Connor, Sean Hartnett, Toddy O Connor and Jackie Hartnett. Cards will take place again on this Thursday night at 9pm and all are welcome.
Soccer Lotto: The numbers drawn last weeks soccer lotto were 14, 17, 18 and 23. There was no winner of the jackpot prize. The winners in the lucky dip draw were, Rose Flannery, Mountcollins, Jim Stack, Brosna, Gerard Corridan, Templeglantine, Betty Danaher, Mountcollins and Michael Downey, Brosna . The winner of the promoter’s prize was Julie Murphy. This week’s jackpot will be €1,900
Set Dancing Workshop: The annual West Limerick Set Dancing Workshop weekend will be held in the Devon Inn from February 7 to 9. There will be a ceili each night with music from Johnny Reidy, The Striolan and Taylors Cross Ceili Band. There will be set dancing workshops on Saturday commencing at 10am and on Sunday at 11am.
GAA Lotto: There was no jackpot winner in last weeks Mountcollins/Tournafulla Gaa clubs lotto where the numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16 and 17. The winners in the lucky dip draw were Padraig Walsh, Rockchapel, Seamus Horgan, Tournafulla, Brendan Audsley, Mountcollins and Richard O Connor, Tournafulla . The winner of the promoters prize was Mike Sheehy. This weeks draw will be held in Tommy Micks Bar, Mountcollins for a jackpot prize of €3,100
Parish History (1): In 1886 Mountcollins was still a part of Killeedy parish with a population of 4,540. The nearest money and telegraph office was in Abbeyfeale which also had the nearest railway station, dispensary and courthouse. The parish was under the Newcastlewest police district. The gentry of the parish included, John Collins, Mountcollins House, Rev Patrick Corkery, P.P. Denis O Shea, Caherlevoy Cottage, William Callaghan Cahill, Knockulcare Cottage and Rev James O Shea C.C. The National School had Daniel Curtin as Headmaster and Mary Leahy as Head Mistress. The Village had two Publicans, Timothy O Connell and William O Connell. The Principal farmers in the parish were, John Doherty, Mountcollins, William Connors, Secontgloss, Cornelius Mountcollins, Richard Doherty, Mountcollins, Daniel Leahy, Secontgloss, Maurice Fitzgerald, Caherlevoy, William Quirke, Mountcollins, Batt Leahy, Caherlevoy, Morty Donoghue, Garravane, William Leahy, Caherlevoy, Denis Murphy, Garravane. The local grocers were Timothy Brosnan, William Quirke, Timothy O Connell, Daniel O Connell and Mrs Johanna Leahy. The local tradesmen were Timothy Tomey, Shomaker and Cornelius Lyons, Carpenter and Slater. The area around Mountcollins was said to contain deposits of coal, limestone, Iron-stone and Sand.