Saturday 7 December 2019

Around the districts: Ballyhea, Freemount, Kilcorney-Dromtariffe, Lismire, Meelin, Mourneabbey

Ballyhea: Lotto - The lotto was held on Monday, November 18, at the Corbett Court. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2,800.

The Numbers were 30, nine, two. Lucky dips: €30 Connie Brassill c/o Connie Brassill, €30 Maurice O'Sullivan c/o Helen O'Sullivan, €30 Sydney O'Connell c/o Bernie Daly. You can play the lottery online

Church news

MASS TIMES - Weekend Masses: Saturday, November 30 (Vigil) 7.30 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 8.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weekday Masses: Morning Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. each morning, Monday, December 2, to Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m. There will be Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday after 10 a.m. Mass till 11 a.m.

MONTH OF DECEMBER - The month of December is dedicated to the Divine Infancy. Feast days for the coming week - Monday the second: St Pontian martyr Tuesday the third: St Francis Xavier Wednesday the fourth: St Abba Isa Thursday the fifth: St Gerald Friday the sixth: St Nicholas Saturday the seventh: Ss. Polycarp and Theodore.

ROTA - Collectors For Month Of December - 7.30 p.m. (Vigil) Ellen Copps; 8.30 a.m. Linda Shortt; 11 a.m. Michael Morrissey.

Eucharistic Ministers This Weekend: Saturday (Vigil) Anna O'Shea; Sunday 11 a.m. Angela Ryan.

Readers This Weekend: Saturday (Vigil) Elaine Crowley; Sunday 11 a.m. Sheila Fennessy.

Flowers This Week: Bernie Crowley, Triona McCarthy. Counters This Week: Ger O'Shea, John Cooke.

GAA Notes

CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - The club's AGM will take place on Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m.

BALLYHEA GAA DOES STRICTLY - Ballyhea GAA Club will be swopping the hurling pitch for the dance floor on March 14 Plans are currently been drawn up for the event under the guidance of Noel O'Riordan. Anyone interested in dancing or helping out in any way should contact Noel.

WALL BALL WORKSHOP - The club held a very well attended wall ball workshop in the new ball alley recently with GDA Pat Spratt. Thanks to Pat and to everyone that attended and all who took part.

CAMOGIE CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - The camogie club AGM will be held on Friday, December 6, at 8.30 p.m. in the Ballyhea GAA Pavilion Hall. Please email nominations to before December 1, 2020,

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS - The 2020 County Championship draws were held at Pairc Ui Chaoimh recently. Premier SHC (top tier of 12): Group 1: Midleton, Sars, Douglas, Ballyhea; Group 2: Blackrock, Erins Own, Bishopstown, Newtownshandrum; Group 3: Glen Rovers, St Finbarr's, Na Piarsaigh, Carrigtwohill.


45 Drive

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners .First Prize went to:-Maureen Vaughan and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk.The Ladies prize was won by:-Mary Withers, and Kate O'Brien, Newmarket.. The Gents prize was won by:-Tim and Ted Murphy, Newmarket, after a playoff.The Mixed Team prize was won by:-1 John and Kathleen Twomey, Meelin 2 Nora Brosnan, Meelin and Tim Ahern, Freemount. The table prize was won by :- Maura Burke, Broadford, and Tim Broderick, Freemount.

. The following won Raffle prizes :1 FR. Herlihy, P.E. Freemount.2Mary Noonan, Freemount.3Kate O'Brien, Newmarket.4 Bill Guinee, Glashakeenleen.5 Maura Burke, Broadford.6 Dan Barry, Ashford.

The next 45 drive will be this Sunday night December 1st.2019 at See you all on Sunday night. You can be on the road home at 10.00pm. Patrons are requested to please note the change of starting time during the Winter is

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next December 2nd.2019 ,. On Monday night we have The Pike Theatre Group from Cork,back again for another great programme at 10.06pm.. This is a programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next.

St Michael's Church, Freemount

Mass on Sunday Morning as usual at 10.30am. Holy Hour on Monday night at 7pm. Followed by Mass at 8pm. Mass on Tuesday morning at 9.30am.Mass and all devotions at St. Michael's Church in Freemount are now available on the internet. The web address is This is especially welcome for all people who are housebound or living away from home.Please pass the details onto your friends. St. Michael's Room is also available to parents who would like to bring young children to Sunday Mass.This room is located behind The Altar

Kangaroo Club

A large crowd turned up for the turning on of the lights in the village on Friday night last. The committee would like to thank Fr. Peter for coming along to bless the Crib and The Remembrance Tree and switching on the lights for Christmas 2019, despite having other engagements.

Sincere thanks to Mick Feehan,Nicholas O'Connor and Mick Coleman for their hard work in erecting the lighting in the village. Thanks also to all the volunteers who turned up on Saturday November 16th to dress The Crib and The Remembrance Tree with lights and ribbons etc.. Thanks to Comhaltas for making the Heritage Centre available on the night,and thanks to the FAS workers who prepared the venue as usual.

Community Development

Freemount Community Development will hold a Table quiz in Barry's Bar, at 9pm on the 7th of December in aid of ongoing Hall renovations. Tables of 4 at €20, raffle on the night and a great night is guaranteed. All are very welcome. See you all there.

St Joseph's Church, Lismire

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio in St Joseph's Church, Lismire on Wednesday 4th December, 2019. Everyone Welcome

Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms

FREE Smoke Alarms and FREE Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Hurry Hurry-check that your elderly relative or neighbour has a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm this winter. The opportunity to receive free equipment is soon to end. Application forms are located at the back of Freemount church, also with Thursday Club people or text 086/0836042 or 083/4589222 or email Get completed forms back to Thursday Club or any member of Freemount Community Alert as soon as possible

Local Link bus service

If you would like to avail of the Local Link bus service from Freemount (and surrounding areas) to Kanturk each Friday please Tel: 025-51454. It is important to book. Departs Johnsbridge at 10.40am; Freemount Creamery at 11.15am. Arrives Kanturk at 11.35am.Returning from Kanturk at 1.15pm. Drop off to Freemount Creamery 1.25pm; Johnsbridge at 1.35pm; Adults €6, Children €3. Free Travel Pass applies.

Thursday Club

The next get together of The Thursday Club will be on THIS Thursday November 28th. IN Cois Abhann at 2pm. Light exercise at 1.30pm As usual everybody welcome

Christmas Party in Cois Abhann Sat Dec 7th. Names to Eileen at 28604 as soon as possible.Thursday Club Christmas Mass and Anointing on Dec 19th at 2pm

Elle Marie in Christmas Concert

Freemount songstress Elle Marie O' Dwyer launches her new EP "Christmas by the Lee" this festive season to get us all in the spirit of Christmas! Elle Marie's unique voice and her captivating style have helped her to become one of the most recognised traditional singers of her generation. She notes that her four albums are very much a map of the road her style of singing has taken over the last few years. While her roots remain in traditional ballads, she now enjoys singing songs from many different genres, including folk and country. This is very much reflected in her latest release, which will be launched on Friday 6th December on home turf in Freemount.

Since arriving on the music scene in 2013, the award- winning singer has made huge strides in her career. Elle Marie has performed in venues all over Ireland and abroad and shared the stage with many household names, including Seán Keane, Maura O' Connell and Cherish the Ladies.

Recorded at Pat Donegan Studios, Causeway, Co. Kerry, her latest release is a 6 track EP including well-known carols Silent Night and O Holy Night. Along with this, Elle Marie's own composition "Christmas by the Lee" is also included on the EP, along with Cliff Richard's hit, "Mistletoe and Wine", which Elle Marie has produced in her own unique style. "My last album was recorded in 2017 and I was itching to get back into the studio and create something new and fresh. Christmas is without doubt my favourite time of the year but it was definitely unusual researching and planning a Christmas EP in August! I loved every minute of recording. Pat Donegan in Causeway produced and recorded the album and he is a genius at what he does. It was a brilliant experience."

Elle Marie and her band will perform a Christmas Concert on Friday, 6th December in the Cois Alla (Heritage) Centre in Freemount where the new EP will be launched. This will be Elle Marie's first solo concert on home turf since 2014 and promises to be a fantastic night of festive entertainment, with a mulled wine reception starting at 7.30pm and plenty Christmas treats along the way. Tickets are €10 and booking is advised on 086 0788024 or 085 7849716

Used postage stamps

If you have used stamps you can hand them into The Heritage Centre any morning

Freemount history website

If you would like to keep up with the progress of our history website,please log on to You might see your own photo. We would also like to hear from you.

GAA Lotto

Results For W/E November 24th. The numbers drawn last week-end were:-9-20-22-34. There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky dip winners:- 1Mary Ryan, Liscarroll. 2 Flor McAuliffe, Curraheen, Freemount. .3Richard O'Sullivan, Knockanglasse, Freemount.. 4 Dave Nagle, Cappanagoul, Freemount. 5 Geff Morton, Cork. Jackpot this week-end €2,200


Avondhu Macra are going to Killarney for the weekend. Accomodation is available if people are interested, please contact us if you are. The Friday night is a games and pizza night while on the Saturday we are going paintballing and we're going out in Killarney Saturday night. Great weekend guaranteed. All welcome to join us.

A Christmas club night out is being organised for Saturday the 7th of December to Cork. A bus will be organised to and from Cork. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us. Congratulations to club members Eimear Guiney and Daniel Roche who got engaged recently. Wishing you both a lifetime happiness together.

Contact us on our Facebook page 'Freemount Macra' or on 087-0969654 for further details on any club activities or upcoming events. If you would be interested in joining our club, please don't hesitate to contact us! All are very welcome.

Notes contact

Items for these notes should be with the correspondent each Monday night before 8pm E-Mail


Dromtariffe Bazaar

The 2019 Parish Bazaar will be in aid of Dromtarriffe GAA. This great day of family fun takes place in the community centre from 2 to 5pm on Sunday December 1st so save the date. Raffle tickets are also currently on sale from club members. Book of 3 for €5. Any queries contact club chairman Sean Feely.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club Winter Competitions: Timmy Murphy teamed up with Ned Kelleher to record a last shot win over Mikie Murphy and Keven Flynn in the opening score. Danny Murphy and Joanne Murphy had a bowl of odds to spare over Maurice Cashman and John Breen. Timmy Murphy and Ned Kelleher beat Mikie Murphy and Eugene O Sullivan in a last shot play off. Keven Flynn and John Breen had a last shot win over Eugene O Sullivan and Joanne Murphy.


Padre Pio Monthly Mass

The monthly Mass in honour of St Padre Pio will be held on Wednesday 4th December at 8pmin St Josephs Church, Lismire.

Community Association AGM

The Lismire Community Association will hold their A.G.M. on Tuesday 3rd December at 8pmin the local Community Center. Everyone Welcome

Live Crib

Our live crib will run from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd December. Open from 7pm to 9pm Tuesday to Friday and 6pm to 9pm on Saturday and from 4pm to 830pm on Sunday. Come and meet the animals that kept Baby Jesus warm.


Community Development Group AGM

The AGM of Meelin Community Development Group will be held on Monday 9th December at 8.00pm in Meelin Sport Complex. Everyone welcome.


To mark his retirement Sgt Dan Murphy is having a Fundraiser concert for cancer connect. Friday 6th Dec . Liam O'Connor show followed by dancing to shaun o Dowd Tickets on sale locally: NEWMARKET: Supervalu Linehans Fashions Newmarket Post Office Hannons Ryans Foodstore Hi Street Bar MEELIN Quinlans Bar BrosnansCahills Rockchapel:Collins Murphys Kanturk Supervalu

Spin & Win

Last weeks winners were: Mike Breen, Meelin, €100. Dan Callaghan, Meelin,€45 . Klara and Emmer Curtin, Meelin, €35 . Jackpot next week is €1600. Next weeks contestants are: Noelle McCarthy, Abbeyfeale. Noel Cremin, Kiskeam. Martin Murphy, Rockchapel. Winner of the confined members lotto of €100 was Jeremy Curtin, Meelin.

GAA club AGM

This is the official notification of Meelin GAA Club AGM tomorrow 29th of November 2019 @ 7.30 in the meeting room in the pitch.

Meelin hall

Christmas Craft Fair is in Meelin hall on Sunday 1st December after mass. A great selection of stalls with lots of Christmas goodies on offer.

Christmas Cookery Demonstration. "Lets Cook With Dee" in Meelin hall on Wednesday 11th December at 7.30 sharp. Admission 10 Euro & raffle on the night.


40th anniversary show

Mourneabbey community council would like to thank Everyone who helped out with our 40th anniversary show and to those who supported it. It's was a great success and a memorable couple of days for the community. Well done to the Mourneabbey ladies also who won the all Ireland. Doing the community proud.

Clyda Rovers GAA

Lotto-22 Nov Jackpot: €3,450 Winning numbers 10,17,20,29 NO winners Lucky Dips €50: Tom Barry, Ballyduff €30: Conor O'Donogue, Ballinvuskig €20: Paul Cronin, Ballyphilibeen €20: Tom Cashman, C/o The Hill €20: Louise O'Regan, Knuttery Thanks to all our supporters

AGM - Clyda Rovers AGM takes place this saturday night @8pm. All welcome

Congratulations-Congrats from Clyda Rovers to our great ladies football twho retained the All Ireland last weekend. It was a huge win grabbed at the death, following a great score by Laura Fitzpatrick when we had 14 players on the field. As usual, the team showed huge heart and battle, well done girls!

The weekend was preceeded with two great sell out "Tops of the parish" shows in the Community Hall. These were great events and set the tone for a great weekend

Annaleentha NS Fundraiser

Annaleentha national school will hold its annual Coffee morning after mass next Sunday, Dec 1st at 10:30. It will be a great event for the family with great Coffee provide by the Coffee brothers firm. Lots of fun activities for all the the family & prizes for the best Christmas jumpers.