Sunday 25 March 2018

Around the districts: Boherbue, Buttevant, Lismire and Meelin

Active Retirement: The Boherbue Active Retirement Group continue with armchair yoga on Tuesdays 2 p.m. in the Pearse Memorial Hall. The AOSTA jamboree will take place at the Hazel Tree on Bank Holiday Monday, October 30. The total cost is €18. The day commences with Mass at 2 p.m. followed by a meal and dancing. Bookings and payment before Wednesday, October 18, to any member of the group.

The Tralee Greyhound Track is the venue for their next outing which takes place on Saturday, October 21. Details from Ned at 087 9228151 or Maureen at 087 3664761.


Boherbue Comprehensive School are offering authentic Indian cooking demonstrations which will commence on Tuesday next, October 10, for eight weeks. Time 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the fee €75. Pre-booking is essential. Contact the School at 029 76032.

Christmas Market

The annual Christmas market takes place in the Pearse Memorial Hall on Sunday, November 26. More details later.

Coffee morning

A coffee/tea party in aid of the Hope Foundation takes place at Glash Community Centre on this Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Enquiries to Eileen at 087 6770943.

Music room

The Music Room in the Pearse Memorial Hall is delighted to welcome Michael Cronin, who will present his programme on this Thursday, October 5, at 8 p.m. You are invited to come along, relax and enjoy an evening of varied music to suit all tastes. All welcome, especially new members.


The numbers were 3, 6, 15 and 22. Lucky dip €50 Kathleen Guerin, Derryleigh. €20 each Eilish O'Connor, Kanturk; Noreen O'Connell, Lamanaugh; Donal Moynihan, Laharn. Sellers prize Jack Murphy.


Sliabh Luachra Macra will hold a new members meeting on this Friday, October 6, at Billy Murphy's Bar 9.30 p.m. All welcome to attend.


First: Mick Aherne and Johnny O'Connell. Ladies: Gertie Casey and Noreen O'Connell, Nellie Mai Foley and Mary O'Keeffe, Marie Murphy and Betty Biggane, Ann O'Brien and Kathleen Guiney. Gents: Frank O'Sullivan and Timmy Joe O'Sullivan, Michael O'Keeffe and Mick Buckley, Christy Duggan and Johnny Kearney. Mixed: Paddy and Mary Golden, Ted and Doreen Fitzpatrick, Seán O'Callaghan and Joan O'Callaghan.


Enrolment and open evening will take place at Boherbue Comprehensive School on Thursday, October 19, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. More details next week.


Boherbue Junior A footballers bowed out of this year's County Championship at Millstreet on Saturday last going out to Uibh Laoire on a 3-10 to 1-12 scoreline.

This was a game that was keenly contested and both teams were applauded as they left the playing area - they had played out a contest that had the spectators on their toes throughout.

However, it just wasn't Boherbue's day but their spirited performance, particularly in the final 20 minutes was a joy to watch.

2017 will go down in the history books as the year they won the double - Championship and league in the Duhallow Division, something not easily achieved. In fact this year's League victory was 'four in a row'. These victories will be celebrated in style at the annual social in the new year.

Well done and congratulations to all involved, the club, officers and committee, team management, the players themselves, physio and all those who helped out at training in one way or another - thanks for an enjoyable year and another for the history book.



In conjunction with their upcoming heritage/tourism conference on October 14 Buttevant heritage group is launching an audio guide detailing the Buttevant Heritage Trail and the sites therein.

Details of the relevant sites will be included and the audio guide is constructed with the help of Abarta Heritage group. The audio guide was funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland some of whose personnel will attend the launch at the conference.

Further detail can be obtained by logging onto the website abartaheritage.ieproduct/buttevant-heritage-trail-audio-guide.


The weekly bingo session continues on Monday night several monetary prizes to be won. There is a bingo jackpot of €3,600 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.


The Dorada school of dance has recommenced their weelkly dance classes following their summers break. The classes will be held 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 the January PANTO 'Robin Hood and his Merries'. All enquiries to 087 2324143.

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 in October/November 2017. New membersand 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 €15,700 and will continue to rise till won. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


Buttevant Heritage Group is organising a conference: 'Developing a Sustainable Heritage Tourism Sector in Small Irish Towns' on Saturday, October 14, in Coláiste Mhuire, Buttevant. Support from the Irish Walled Town Network has made this possible.

Buttevant has enjoyed considerable investment in the recent past and is now central to a visitor's heritage experience of North Cork. We wish to focus attention on the future and what we, as a small Irish town, can contribute to heritage tourism and rural development in North Cork.

This conference is an opportunity for heritage groups, community groups and rural businesses to meet and discuss the strengths and challenges they meet every day. We also want to focus on new ideas and solutions. The idea behind this conference has sparked great interest among heritage, community and business groups. There is also a buzz about the programme of speakers.

This is a free conference, however, places are limited and registration is essential. Please visit our website for further details:


The mindfulness programme continues and has begun since October 3 in the Buttevant Mercy Centre Buttevant. This is a six-week course and will take place between the hours of eight.p.m. And 9.30 p.m. inclusive each week. The fee for the course is €60. For further information please contact Marie at 086 3248524.


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.


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.


Cork GAA Clubs Draw

Membership is now being finalised for the County Board Draw which is the club's main fundraiser. This is the 25th year anniversary of the draw where the proceeds go to grants, games development/coaching and ground development as well as helping your local club which gets 45% of membership. Tickets are €100 per year or €10 per month with two free monthly draws.

The September and October draws will take place at the end of October with some fantastic prizes throughout the year like €20,000 cash, Ed Sheeran tickets, 10-year Premium Pairc Ui Chaoimh tickets, hotel breaksand many cash prizes. There are over €450,000 prizes in total in the draw. Brochures and application forms are available from Club Committee members.

Scrap Saturday

There is a Scrap Metal Collection organised at the GAA grounds for Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14. Unwanted scrap metal can be brought to the GAA Grounds and left at the designated scrap area. Arrangements can be made to collect redundant scrap metal by contacting any member of the club committee.

Only scrap metal and batteries are suitable for collection for example: farm machinery, old cars, engines and parts, gates, corrugated iron, wheel barrows, trailer chassis, cement mixers, transport boxes, electric motors, batteries, milk cans, slurry tanks, electric cookers, dishwashers, washing machines, radiators, food mixers, lead, bicycles, solid fuel cookers, barrels etc.

Please do not bring fridges, freezers, timber, plastics or tyres.


Spin and Win Results

Patrick O'Sullivan, €50; Pat Curtin, €50; Mary Ann Duggan, €30. Next week's participants: Janet Stack, Rockchapel; Eileen Twomey, Newmarket; Brendan O'Sullivan, Knockscovane. Jackpot: €2,700

GAA action

The Intermediate Hurling relegation play off against Carrigaline is deferred to Sunday, October 15, at 2.30 p.m. in Kilmichael St Peter's LGFA are playing Tadhg MacCarthaigh in junior C championship county final on Saturday, October 7, in the CIT grounds in cork. Best of lucto all involved.

Meelin intermeadiates played a league match on Sunday, October 1, against Cilnamatra winning out on a score line of 2-20 to 12 points.

Well done to our minors playing in the county qualifier on Sunday the first against fastnet geals on a score line of 1-11 to 12 points. Well done.

School Enrolment

Enrolment and open evening for First Year pupils in Boherbue Comprehensive School will take place on Thursday night, October 19, from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m.