Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Boherbue, Freemount and Western Duhallow

Boherbue - Parade: With St Patrick's Day just over one week away, preparations are now being finalised for the annual parade which takes place after the 11 a.m. Mass. Prior to Mass, shamrock will be available free of charge at the church entrance.

The parade will again be led by the Cullen Pipe Band, to whom the organising committee are extremely grateful. St Patrick himself, grand marshal and flag bearers. Vintage cars and tractors will follow along with all the various clubs and businesses in the area.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to the hall for some light refreshments and entertainment. Another colourful occasion assured.


The numbers were 2, 15, 23 and 31. Lucky dip €50 Hugh Patrick O'Connor, Ruhillmore. €20 each Mick O'Connell, Derrinagree; John Hickey, Millstreet; Eimear O'Connell, Derrinagree. Seller's prize post office.

School win

Congratulations to the local Comprehensive School senior football team who have reached the all-Ireland final which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 23.

See sports pages in this paper for full match report.

Fashion show

The local Pearse Memorial Hall committee are holding a fundraising fashion show on Thursday, March 14, commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the hall.

The evening commences with a cheese and wine reception at 7 p.m. and tickets costing €10 each are available at the post office.

All welcome - your support will be appreciated - the parish hall is such an important part of social life in the area and deserving of your help in any way.

Music room

On this Thursday, March 7, Eileen Kiely from the Millstreet Gramophone circle will be the presenter in the Music Room in the hall at 8 p.m. start. This is Eileen's first presentation in Boher and the organisers eagerly await her musical choices. Everyone welcome and new presenters are kindly greeted.

Tidy Towns AGM

The Boherbue Tidy Towns committee annual general meeting takes place in the hall on Monday night, March 11, at 8 p.m.

This meeting will review the activities of the past year and discuss plans for the year ahead.

The committee welcome new members on board - their work over the past year is notable and they are to be complimented on the progress made.

Cards results

First: Theresa Cashman and Paddy O'Leary. Ladies: Mary and Joan. Gents: Johnny O'Connell and Bill Guiney; Hugh Murphy and Patsy Breen; Frank O'Sullivan and Timmy Joe O'Sullivan. Mixed: Margaret Angland and Tom Walsh.


Congratulations to Carmel Kelleher, who won all her games in the under-13 singles 40x20 Cumann na mBunscoil at the weekend.

This weekend Carmel plays in the under-14 singles all-Ireland 40x20 finals along with Darragh Ducey, who partnered Donal Jones, Liscarroll will contest the under-17 doubles. We wish them the best of luck.


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:-Kate O'Brien, and Mary Withers, Newmarket. The Gents prize was won by:- Neilie O'Connor, and Jim Murphy, Freemount. .Ladies prize was won by :-Maura Burke and Mary Noonan, Freemount.. Table Prize was won by:-Denis Barrett, Banteer and Con Foley, Freemount. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Jerry O'Callaghan, Freemount.2 Neilie O'Connor, Freemount. 3Ben O'Sullivan, Freemount. 4 Maura Burke, Broadford.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night March 10th at See you all on Sunday night and bring a friend. You can be on the road home at 10pm.

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next March 11th.2019 ,we have The One and only Johnny Bongos and all his friends at 10.06pm. This is another great programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next March 11th.

St Michael's Church

Mass on Sunday Morning . at 10.30am as usual. Mass and Holy Hour on Monday night at 8pm. Mass on Tuesday Morning at 9.30am.

Look out for a specially guided Holy Hour led by Rev. Fr. John Keane, on Monday March 7pm. Please note change of date from March 11th. Everybody welcome.

Mass and all devotions at St. Michael's Church in Freemount are now available on the internet. The web address is This will be especially welcome for all people who are housebound or away from home.Please pass the details onto your friends.

St. Michael's Room is now available to parents who would like to bring young children to Sunday Mass.This room is located behind The Altar

Freemount National School

Freemount National School's Enrolment Night will take place on Tuesday, March 26th, at 7:30p.m. in Freemount National School. All parents wishing to enroll their child for the academic year 2019/2020 are welcome to attend

Thursday Club

The NEXT Thursday Club get together is on Thursday March 14th. at 2pm.We hope to add some light chair exercise to the afternoon activities. If you are interested in taking part please attend at 1.30pm. As usual everybody welcome. No birth cert needed.

Fashion show

Save the date Friday March 29th for a Fundraiser Fashion Show in Freemount Hall. Plans are underway for a Fashion Extravaganza, a superb evenings entertainment will be there. More details will follow as the date approaches but don't miss out keep the date free. Organised by Freemount Community Development to fund the carpark project. The improvements to the car park will benefit us all.'

Weekend of Praise Worship and Healing

Following on from the hugely successful Healing Conference at Charleville Mir Ministries are now organising a further event at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork scheduled for March the 9th and 10th 2018. The keynote speaker at this year's event is Maria Vadia.

Maria born in Havana, Cuba, but now residing in Miami, Florida is active in the "Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement". She has travelled extensively bringing a message of Love, Faith, Salvation and Healing to so many parts of the world. She has also authored a number of books that have been an inspiration so many.

Maria, works closely with and has the full support of her Archbishop Most Reverend Thomas Wenski who has offered the following testimony on her behalf and I quote "Maria Vadia is a practicing Roman Catholic who has lived an upright life consistent with the moral teachings of the Church and furthermore nothing is known in her writings or presentations on the faith which conflict with the magisterial teaching of the Roman Catholic Church".

A spokesperson for Mir Ministries, who are organising the weekend, spoke of the signs and wonders at last year's conference and invites everyone along to receive a special impartation from this truly humble servant of God. Maria has promised personal prophetic ministry for everyone and she will be joined among others by Canon Michael Fitzgerald, Fr. John Keane and Fr Tony Emeka MHM Nigeria. Holy Mass and confessions on both days. We promise you a blessed weekend which is free of charge.

Ballyhoura development

Ballyhoura Development is hosting a free talk on Buzzards by Cork Nature Network on March the 27th, in Coote Hall Kilmallock at 7.30pm. If you would like to book your free place please contact Rhiannon on 087-1940608 or

Women's activity group

Women's Activity Group will meet on Tuesday March 12 th at 8 pm at Cois Abhann. Everybody welcome.

Fás scheme

If you are unemployed and would like to join a winning team, there are 2 vacancies in our local C.E. Scheme. For further details please telephone Ger. at 0876484941

Art classes

The weekly Art class commenced in The Heritage Centre on Tuesday night February 12th.8pm. To 10pm. You can still join this class by coming along on Tuesday night nest at 8pm.

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.

Comhaltas news

A meeting of our Comhaltas Branch will take place in The Heritage Centre on THIS Thursday night March 8th. At 8pm. All members requested to attend.

COUNTY FLEADH CHEOIL-This year The County Fleadh Cheoil will be held in Dunmanway on April 26, 27 and 28. Please note change of date. Members and parents are reminded that all entries for The Fleadh must be handed into the Comhaltas rúnaí,with entry fees before our meeting on March 7.

The same closing date applies to dancing entries. The dancing competition will take place in Dunmanway on Monday May 6th. ( bank holiday)

FLEADH CONCERT-Just a reminder of our fundraising Concert on Friday, March 8 in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway will commence at 7.30pm sharp. We are delighted that eight groups have committed to performing on the night

. It promises to be a great night of traditional entertainment. Tickets €10 are now on sale and will also be available at the door on the night. A raffle will also take place. Please pass the word around about this concert.

GAA lotto

Results For W/E March 3rd. The numbers drawn last week-end were:-6-7- 28-32 There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:-1 Mick Twomey, Knockilla, Freemount. 2 Francis Kenneally , Central Stores, Kanturk. 3 Mick Coleman, Cappanagoul, Freemount.4 Joe Daly ,Dromanig, Tullylease. 5 Con O'Connor, Knockough,Freemount. Jackpot this week €1750

Macra news

We held a club meeting on Thursday night last February 28th. Lots was discussed on the night.

A club social night out will take place on March 23rd. The bus will meet in Freemount at 7.30pm and is free of charge. Members and non members are welcome to attend.

Our annual tractor run will take place on Sunday April 7th. Registration is from 11.30 to 12.15 in Freemount hall. More details to follow.

If you are interested in joining the club or attending the night out please message us on facebook or contact us on 0870969654.


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Western Duhallow

Gneeveguilla AC

On this Saturday, March 9, Gneevguilla Athletic Club present the 4k Rathmore to Rathmore road race. Starting time is 11.30 a.m. with entries from 10 a.m. at the starting line at the entrane to Claren Wood Estate.

The race will travel via the Bog Road, Mill Cross and Main Road to the finish and prizegiving ceremony at the Bridge Bar. Entry fee is: adults €10, students €5, with categories for men, ladies, seniors, masters, juniors, under-23, 16, 14 and 12. Refreshments afterwards at the Bridge Bar.

Cullen lotto

The numbers were 3, 11, 17 and 32. Lucky dip €50 the Shine family, Lislehane. €20 each John Breen, Doon; Pat Dennehy, Cullen Creamery; Donal McCarthy, Rathmore; Joe O'Riordan, Rathduane; Jim O'Dwyer, Castlemaine. This Saturdays jackpot is €13,100.

Kiskeam lotto

The numbers were 7, 15, 20 and 26. Lucky dip €50 Denis Daly, Nohoval. €20 each Seán O'Connor, Knocknenough; Kathy Scannell, Knockeenacurrig; Siobhán Casey, The Why Not. Seller's prize Richard Dennehy.

Knocknagree Ladies

Knocknagree Ladies' Football Club successful fundraiser is back again for 2019. They are again selling Euromillions syndicate tickets which cost €30 and you will be entered into that draw twice per week for the full year. Details can be had from any of the following: Catherine Ring 083 3498778, Jack Reen 087 9718116, Lorna Cronin 086 1287412, Maria Doyle 087 3381829, Sarah Dineen 086 8880373.

Kiskeam cards

First: Donie O'Halloran and Johnny O'Connell. Ladies: Dora Stack and Maureen Muprhy. Mixed: Maureen Vaughan and Hugh Murphy. Gents: Ted and Jimmy Murphy. Spots: Bill Guiney and Jack O'Keeffe; Vincent Guiney and Jackie Moynihan.