Monday 15 October 2018

Around the districts: Boherbue and beyond

Author Peter Keating (centre) pictured with his brother John and Cllr. Ian Doyle at the launch of his book 'The Green of Spring' at Charleville Library
Author Peter Keating (centre) pictured with his brother John and Cllr. Ian Doyle at the launch of his book 'The Green of Spring' at Charleville Library

Market - On Sunday next, November 26, the annual Christmas Market takes place in the Pearse Memorial Hall from 2-5pm. A total of 26 different stall holders will display a wide range of goods, including baking, art, jewellery, toys, etc, with something to whet the appetite of all present.

There will also be mulled wine, tea and coffee plus cakes etc for those who wish to relax and chat.

Many valuable prizes will be on offer at the raffles plus Christmas music to give it that seasonal atmosphere.

Go along and enjoy a great afternoon, admission is free.


Thursday, December 7 has been confirmed as the date for turning on the Christmas Tree lights at the Square. The tree will be in place very shortly, compliments of Ballydesmond's Sean Kelly to whom the committee are deeply indebted.

The starting time is 8.15pm (after the 7pm Vigil Mass) with the blessing of the crib by Fr Jim Kennelly, PP.

The lights on the houses, which were an additional feature last year, will be erected with some additions. More next week.


The numbers drawn were 30 21 22 25. Lucky dip €50 Ester O'Brien, Lissyconnor, Rathmore; €20 each Helena Enright, Gneeves; Timmy Punch, Laharn; Donal Sheahan, McAuliffee's Avenue. Sellers prize: Corner House Bar.


The local ICA Guild Christmas flower demonstration takes place on Monday, December 4. Everyone welcome.


Transport arrangements for the Active Retirement Christmas Party are as follows. The date is this Saturday, November 25. Coach leaves Kiskeam Church yard at 5.30pm. Boherbue Church car park 5.45pm and Kanturk, opposite O'Callaghan's Garage at 6pm.

45 Drive

First: Maurice Walsh and Donal Breen. Ladies: Marie Murphy and Betty Biggane. Gents: Hugh Murphy and Patsy Breen, John O'Keeffe and Mick Buckley, Sean O'Callaghan and Denis Fitzgerald. Mixed: Kathleen and Eamonn Guiney.

Parish Office

The Parish Office opening hours have been changed to 11am to 12 noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.


Congratulations to Alan Lynch who has been elected a Cork Junior football selector for the coming year. Alan was manager of the local Junior A team that won the Duhallow League and Championship titles this year. Suitable for all ages.



Buttevant Friary Players are currently in rehearsal for their forthcoming annual production and all concerned are putting the finishing touches to their scripts and also the production team are gearing-up for a very busy 'tritium' of magnificent performances. This year the group has chosen another John B Keane epic which will have the audiences enthralled throughout. The offering this year is 'The Year of the Hiker' which has been performed throughout the world theatres.

The drama will be performed on three occasions in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant and will take place on Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, and will also be held on December 2. This drama groups performances are always well supported and early booking is advisable. Admission tickets can be purchased at appointed local retail outlets.


Buttevant Community Council under the auspices of the town and Village Renewal Scheme for 2017 was recently awarded €100000 - by Cork County Council. The aim of the scheme is to support the revitalisation of towns and villages to improve the living standards and working environment of communities and increase their potential to support increased economic activity going forward into the future.

The funds will be used to develop a river walk within the environs of the town and will also include a medieval heritage trail. Planning permission is eminent and officers from Cork County Councils' planning department and also from the council's financial department have met with and are in constant and regular contact with the officers of Buttevant Community Council. Some ground-work has been done at the site of the development.

Buttevant Community Council has been heavily involved in the procurement of this funding and the officers of the Community Council have spent long and arduous hours with applications and other relevant details and are to be commended for their perseverance and diligence which has paid dividends for the community and will be of benefit to the community and the immediate vicinity for long into the future.

Buttevant Community Council deserves to be supported in all its' projects and activities. Major good news in reference to the development will be announced in the very near future.


The weekly bingo session continues on Monday night several monetary prizes to be won. There is a bingo jackpot of around €4200-to be played for as well as an in-house-lottery and an extra sheet game. The session begins at 8.30 p.m. and early attendance is advisable.

Dance school

The Dorada school of dance has recommenced their weekly dance classes in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant. Modern and hip-hop classes at also part of the weekly sessions. Tiny tot classes begin at midday; with intermediate classes at 12.30 p.m. and advance classes at 1.30 p.m.

All classes are in rehearsal for their annual PANTO 'Robin Hood and his Merries'. The dance school recently held a dance exhibition to celebrate the Hallowe'en season in the local playground to rapturous applause. All enquiries to 087 2324143. Further details will be published in the near future.

Cahirmee Singers

The Cahirmee Singers choral group has resumed rehearsals on Wednesday nights in Buttevant Mercy Day Care Centre. The group is also in rehearsal for their annual concert/showcase due to be held this November 2017. New members and interested persons will be warmly welcomed. All information can be had by contacting 087 2323143.


The Buttevant Badminton Club has resumed its weekly sessions in the GAA hall Buttevant on Tuesday nights for the 2017/2018 season. Events commence 8.30 p.m. and newcomers are welcome.


Buttevant soccer club continues to promote its' weekly local lottery the draw for which takes place on Thursday night at a local public venue. The winning of the lottery jackpot rests on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four numbers drawn on draw night. The monetary jackpot now stands at €16400- and will continue to rise till won. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


As the evenings begin to draw in and darkness falls earlier do exercise extreme caution and be mindful of pedestrians walking particularly children as they may be going-to and coming from school as dusk falls and daylight begins to fall. Also be aware of fallen leaves branches and in some cases trees which may cause undue hindrance to your travelling arrangements.


The annual fundraising Christmas Bazaar in aid of St John's' Church of Ireland Restoration Fund will be held on this Sunday November 26. The event will take place in Buttevant GAA hall at 3 p.m. with an admission fee of €3 and a complementary cup-of-tea. Doors will open at 3pm and a good crowd is anticipated.


Sympathy is extended to those who have suffered a bereavement or personal loss recently.

Well wishes

Well wishes go to those who are ill at home or in hospital at this time.



The following are the dates for trips to Medjugorje in 2018:

Thursday, May 24 ex Cork

Thursday, June 21 ex Shannon

Wednesday, August 1 ex Dublin (Youth Festival)

Thursday, September 20 ex Cork.

An offer of €100 is available if payment is made before December 15.

Price incl offer €619 includes 7 days B&B, evening dinner, flights and transfers.

Contact Tom on 087 6468658 for more information.

Clothes collection

Scoil Mhuire, Kiskeam have organised a clothes collection with all monies raised being used to provide sports activities and additional equipment for the school.

Black bags of clothes can be dropped into the school between 9am-2pm on school days from Monday next, November 27 or on Saturday, November 25 or Saturday, December 2.

Kiskeam GAA

The club will hold its AGM on this Sunday, November 26 at 4pm. All club members are invited to attend.

Congrats to the following who were €100 winners in the Cork GAA draw: Thomas Carroll Glounreagh and England; Maurice and Joanne Angland, Knocknanough; Pat Murphy, Millstreet; DJ Lenihan, Ballincollig.


Knocknagree Hall committee will hold a fundraising concert featuring the Duhallow Choral Society in Christ the King Church, Knocknagree on Tuesday, December 12 at 8pm.

Tickets cost €10 each and are available from committee members or by contacting Margaret Brosnan on 085 1611878.

Tickets will also be on sale in the Hall on this Thursday, November 23 from 8-9pm. Tickets will not be available on concert night.

Kiskeam lotto

The numbers were 3 8 11 18. Lucky dip €50 Marie Carroll, Glounreigh. €20 each Don Cronin, Kiskeam; Robert Carroll, Kiskeam; Jamie O'Connor, Clonfert. Sellers prize: Post Office.


Events at Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel over the next few weeks are as follows:

On Thursday, Dec 14, renowned chef Frank Moynihan will give a Christmas cooking demonstration.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Dec 10, Rockchapel based Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present a traditional show 'Pulses of a Thousand Years' in Siamsa Tire, Tralee.

Enquiries on any of the above to 087 2205566.

Kiskeam Cards

First: Mick Bradley and Kathleen Guiney. Ladies: Nora Breen and Joan Moynihan. Mixed: Jack Lane and Sheila Mulcahy. Gents: Thomas O'Mahony and Marty Murphy; Patrick Murphy and Mick Aherne. Spots: John Joe O'Connor and Noreen Casey; Tim Lane and Jackie Moynihan.

Cullen lotto

Numbers drawn were 2 3 11 31. Lucky dip €50 Paudie O'Keeffe, Main St, Cullen.

€20 each John A Breen, Doon; Geoff O'Sullivan, Ballydaly; Joe O'Riordan, Rathduane; Sheila Nagle, Cullen; McCarthy's Londis, Rathmore.

This Saturday's jackpot will be €6,600 at the Araglen Bar.