Tuesday 26 March 2019

Around the districts: Boherbue, Freemount, Western Duhallow

Daniel Quinn and Alanna O'Donoghue presenting their Christmas Shoe Box gifts to Sarah Janman and Ian Jordan from Team Hope. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald
Daniel Quinn and Alanna O'Donoghue presenting their Christmas Shoe Box gifts to Sarah Janman and Ian Jordan from Team Hope. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald

Boherbue: Market - This Sunday, December 2, is Christmas market day in the Pearse Memorial Hall from 2pm to 5pm.

This annual event which is always a big attraction will have over 20 stalls displaying a wide range of products mostly from small businesses who specialise in arts and crafts, soaps and skincare, jewellery, home brew, baking in all shapes and sizes, in fact everything required for a Christmas gift will be on display.

An addition this year will be Santa, kindly sponsored by the local SuperValu. Refreshments will also be available along with raffles and prizes galore. There will be a photographer present if you wish to engage. Admission is free so go along and soak up the atmosphere and aroma. A great and enjoyable afternoon guaranteed.


Please note that the annual blessing of the Crib in the square plus the turning on of the Christmas lights takes place on Saturday, December 8, at 8.15 p.m. (after the 7.30 vigil Mass). This year the recently retired national school principal Mr Gerard Lenihan will be on hand to perform the light ceremony. Entertainment will be provided by children from Boherbue National School plus the church choir. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the hall to parktake in some 'special' Christmas cheer plus light refreshments will also be served.

Kilmeen Mass

The annual Mass in Kilmeen Cemetery postponed on Saturday last takes place on this Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m.


The numbers were 6, 13, 30 and 32. Lucky dip: €50 Michael Casey, Laharn. €20 each: Thomas Ankettell and family, Gneeves; Maura Sheehan, East End; Gertie Casey, Gneeves. Seller's prize: Eileen Casey O'Connor.


Boherbue ICA host a Christmas floral demonstration by Sliabh Luachra Garden Centre in the Pearse Memorial Hall on Monday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome - admission €5. Arrangements will then be raffled.


First: Dave Foley/Breda Murphy; Dan McLoughlin/Matt O'Mahony. Ladies: Nellie Mai Foley/Mary O'Keeffe; Patsy Fitzgerald/Mary Gardiner. Gents: Pat Murphy/Mick Aherne; Johnny Kearney/Christy Duggan; John O'Keeffe/Mick Buckley; Brendan O'Connor/Seán O'Callaghan; Paddy Hartnett/Denis Hickey.


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:- 1 Timmy and Ted Murphy, Newmarket. .2 Mary Noonan, and Tim Broderick, Freemount. The best Ladies team was :- Maureen Vaughan and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk. The Gents prize was won by:-Michael O'Keeffe, Duagh, and Jack Murphy, Freemount.The Mixed Prize was won by:-John and Kathleen Twomey, Meelin. Table Prize was won by:-Jerry O'Callaghan, and Dan Murphy,Freemount. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Neilie O'Connor,Freemount.2 Michael O'Callaghan, Freemount. 3 Eileen O'Sullivan Kanturk. 4 Helen Sheehy, Tullylease.5 Joan Dillane, Milford. 6 Martin Flynn, Feohanagh.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night December 2nd 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 December 3rd.2018 ,we have Jim Lyons and all his friends from North Kerry and West Limerick to do the honours 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.

St Michael's Church

Mass on Sunday Morning at 10.30am as usual. Holy Hour and Mass on Monday Evening at 7pm Mass on Tuesday morning at 9.30pm.

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.

St Joseph's Church, Lismire

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio in St Joseph's Church, Lismire on Wednesday December 5th., at 8 p m. Everyone Welcome.

Comhaltas news

The Munster final of Plearaca na nOg will be held in Freemount Community Centre on this Sunday December 2nd.starting at 1.30pm. There are four groups taking part Newport, Freemount, Templeglantine, and Baile Nuas. Each group will perform non stop for 30min. Approx. This promises to be a most enjoyable day's entertainment . Freemount group won The All Ireland competition last year. Come along on Sunday for a great day's entertainment starting at

Freemount National School

On Thursday, December 6th, Freemount National School will hold their Christmas concert in Freemount Community Centre. The concert begins at 7.15pm sharp, and will be a festive mix of drama, song and dance. All Welcome.

Freemount National School Christmas cards are available for purchase in Casey's shop. All Proceeds go to the school.

Free smoke alarms

Free Smoke alarms are available to elderly and vulnerable residents from Freemount Community Alert (compliments of Cork County Fire Service). Contact any member of Community Alert on 083/4589222 to apply and for collection of your free alarm.

Art Night

The weekly Art get together will be held in The Heritage Centre on Tuesday night at 8pm. This is an opportunity for you to get painting.

ICA Mass

A special Mass for the late Bridie O'Sullivan and all deceased members of ICA will be celebrated inSt. Michael's Church, Freemount on Monday Dec 10th. at 8pm

Thursday Club

Names for the Christmas Party on Dec 8th at Cois Abhann to Eileen,@ 086 3657599

Thurs Club Christmas Party Sat Dec 8th at Cois Abhann. Christmas Night Out Dec 11th at the Stars Concert at Charleville Park Thurs Club Mass and Anointing on Dec 20th

Used postage stamps

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

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 Club news

LOTTO DRAW - The numbers drawn last week-end were:- 2-7-14- 16 .There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:-1 Barry McCarthy,Knocknamuck, Freemount.2 Eileen O'Shaughnessy , Coolbane Freemount. 3 Niamh Browne, Freemount. 4 Phil O'Shea, C/O Clare O'Connor, Balllybahallow, Freemount.5 Cadan and Dillon O'Callaghan Knockough, Freemount...Jackpot this week €1550

CORK COUNTY DRAW - Cork G.A.A. Clubs Draw. September & October Draws will be held at the end of October Total prize money of €450000. Top prize each month is €20000 . Tickets are €100 per year and €45 remains with our club . Total number of prizes is 650 including hotel breaks, vouchers and lots of cash prizes Contact any club member if you wish to join.

MACRA news

A great night was had last Saturday night in the Wild Goose Mallow to celebrate our victory in club of the year. Best wishes to our public speakers Breda Stitch, Noreen Stritch and Siobhan Ring who will travel to Sligo on Saturday night to compete for an All Ireland title in public speaking. Best wishes to club member Moses Roche and Marie Murphy on their upcoming wedding nuptials on Saturday. We wish them a lifetime of good health and happiness together. Congratulations to club member Thomas Murphy and Michelle Murphy on the birth of their baby boy Jack Thomas. Next club meeting will take place Sunday the 9th of December at 8.30pm in the Heritage Centre Freemount. New members always welcome.

Your news

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Western Duhallow

Cullen Mass/party

With Christmas just around the corner it's time once again for the Cullen and District Special Needs Association annual Mass and Party which takes place in the local community centre on Saturday, December 1. This is their 38 th anniversary which is a tribute in itself to the hard-working committee, though small in numbers, who do tremendous work in this very special area. The Mass commences at 1 p.m. followed by a party with food, drinks, music and dancing. Further details from committee secretary Moira at 029 79055.

Three Counties 4k

The Duhallow AC Three Counties 4k moves this weekend to Mountcollins with again a 1 p.m. start. Registration commences at midday and all are invited. Local club Glasha Fitness and Mountcollins AFC will benefit from the event. Entry is adults €10, primary school children €5 or a family fee of €20 for four.


Christmas confessions are as follows: Ballydesmond, Friday, December 14, 8 p.m.; Rathmore, Sunday 16 th 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Kiskeam, Monday 17 th 8 p.m., Millstreet, Tuesday 18 th 7.30 p.m. Derrinagree Thursday 20 th 7.30 p.m.

Knocknagree ladies

Knocknagree lady footballers, management and supporters are all off to the Killarney Avenue Hotel on the Saturday night to celebrate another successful year. No doubt, the style and atmosphere will be electric at what promises to be a wonderful night of celebration. The club wishes to thank all those who supported their recent bingo in any way, through sponsorship or by their attendance on the day. Also, the club is very appreciative of the support the teams get where ever they travel and the commitment given by the trainers of the different age groups. Without this support the club simply would not exist. Information from Catherine at 083 3498778.


The Kiskeam lotto numbers were 2, 12, 27 and 29. Lucky dip: €50 - Katrina Guiney, Knocknenough, €20 each: Seán Angland, Turreenavoscane; Tom and Mary Breen, Knockeenadillane; Hannah Guiney, Knocknenough. Seller's prize - post office.


Tureencahill Community Group are hosting a Christmas Concert with renowned storyteller and poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice plus local singer Laura Dunlea in the local community centre on Thursday, December 27, 8 p.m. Tickets cost €15 and are an ideal Christmas gift. Contact 087 0576107 or 087 9924821.

Remembrance service

The annual remembrance service at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kiskeam takes place on this Friday, November 30, at 7.30 p.m.

Kiskeam Cards

First: Eileen O'Connor/Matt O'Mahony. Gents: Mick Aherne/Patrick Murphy. Ladies: Marie Murphy/Betty Biggane; Kate O'Sullivan/Noreen O'Connor. Mixed: Mary O'Keeffe/Mick O'Keeffe. Spots: Donie O'Halloran/John O'Connell; Jack McAuliffe/Patsy Breen.