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Around the Districts: Buttevant and Lismire


Sean Lynch of Qifa Financial Planners presents a cheque to Patrick O’Mahony of Mallow Arts Collective last week. Also included are Johnny Bongos, Tadgh Curtis, Carol Power, Sabina Lucas and Jimmy Howard. Photo: Eugene Cosgrove

Sean Lynch of Qifa Financial Planners presents a cheque to Patrick O’Mahony of Mallow Arts Collective last week. Also included are Johnny Bongos, Tadgh Curtis, Carol Power, Sabina Lucas and Jimmy Howard. Photo: Eugene Cosgrove

Johnny Bongos of Mallow Arts Collective presents a hamper to Steve Murphy to mark his 40 years of service to Mallow as reporter and photographer with the Mallow Star.

Johnny Bongos of Mallow Arts Collective presents a hamper to Steve Murphy to mark his 40 years of service to Mallow as reporter and photographer with the Mallow Star.


Sean Lynch of Qifa Financial Planners presents a cheque to Patrick O’Mahony of Mallow Arts Collective last week. Also included are Johnny Bongos, Tadgh Curtis, Carol Power, Sabina Lucas and Jimmy Howard. Photo: Eugene Cosgrove



Lisgriffin Church

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Lisgriffin celebrates 125 years of service to the parish of Buttevant this year. The church in Lisgriffin was consecrated by the then Bishop of Cloyne, Bishop Browne on 8th December, 1897, which was the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church continues to be a main stay, in the parish, down through the years, and serves the parish, accordingly.


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Best wishes are extended to all students who are currently sitting for their relevant second level examinations. This is the time when students are tested in what they have studied and learned, throughout the previous year, of study, and learning.

Examinations are not the ‘be all and end all’ for all students, as many famous and learned people, have gone forward in the world without any examination or academic success. Do your best, don’t worry, or stress about your tests, and all will be fine. Best of luck to you all in your endeavours.

Corpus Christi

The annual Corpus Christi Procession, in Buttevant, took place on Saturday June 18th, following the Saturday evening 6.30p.m. Vigil Mass in Buttevant. The venue this year was Highfield Drive, Buttevant, where Benediction was celebrated on the Green.

The residents of Highfield Drive, and along the processions route, had the area looking resplendent and full of colour in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose sacred host, was passing through, and blessing the area and its residents. All local groups, clubs, organisations, and the public, in general attended.

Cahirmee Fair

What with the lifting of the Covid-19-restrictions, and life returning to some form of normality, there is great expectation that the annual Cahirmee Fair will return to the streets of Buttevant this year.

There is great support,and great welcome for this ancient and world famous fair, but there is also some non-welcoming opinions towards the event taking place. Whether there is for or against the fair taking place, Cahirmee fair will take place, as there is no governing body overseeing the world-renown gathering. Traders, dealers, visitors and the general public will visit the fair which has occurred for centuries, and is part of local folklore and history. This is also a great occassion when friendships are renewed and memories are re-kindled and emigrants return home on holidays for the occassion.

No doubt, in due course those in authority will decide what arrangements will be put in place, regarding traffic re-routing, and general public safety etc

Religious news

Fr Donal Coakley will be on Parish Duty for the next few weeks and if required can be contacted on 087 3170382.

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be recited and prayed to at all Masses from June 16th to June 24th inclusive. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in St Mary’s’ Church, Buttevant on this Friday June 10th following the 10a.m.,Mass, until 12noon, when Benediction will be celebrated.

Soccer club summer camp

Buttevant soccer club is again this year holding its annual summer soccer camp under the auspices of the Football Association of Ireland. This year the camp will be held, between the dates of July 4th and July 8th inclusive. The cost is €80 per child with special rates for additional family members.

Entry forms can be had, from Steves Barber Shop, Main Street, Buttevant and also from John Curtin and Declan Finn. Closing date for entry forms is May 27th with entry fees being paid by that closing date also.

Takewon-Do Club

The art of Takewon-Do is a very useful and disciplined form of self-development and protection method which can be used to protect one’s own person, should the occassion arise.

Classes in this fine art are held on Tuesday evenings in Buttevant Community Council Hall, between the hours of 6.30p.m. and 8.30p.m. for various age groups. All details, can be had by contacting 087 94279763.

Heritage Group

Buttevant Heritage Group has revised its programme, following the Covid-19 restrictions. The group has planned, a Heritage Festival to take place over the weekend of July 2nd and July 3rd inclusive.

An extravagant programme of events will take place, with something to entertain all age groups, and keep all, and sundry, entertained.

This promises to be a great occassion, so your support will be greatly appreciated. More details will be made public nearer the appointed date


The weekly, bingo session, continues to be held in, Buttevant G.A.A. hall, in Monday nights’ with all the usual games, associated with these sessions. There is a substantial “BIngo Jackpot”, to be won, or shared, by some lucky players. The jackpot has passed the €7,000 total, and will continue to rise, until won by some lucky attendees. Games commence, at 8.00p.m.

Walking Club

The Buttevant Weekly Walking Club, continues to meet on Monday, and Wednesday, evenings, beginning at 7.00p.m. The club meets at Scoil Mhuire Na Trocaire School, and is open to those who wish to exercise leisurely and comfortably at their own pace. Details can be had by contacting Laura on 086 402609. HI-vis and luminous clothing is advisable.

Folk Group

Buttevant Folk Group continues to rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Buttevant Church. Face masks are required at rehearsal and Masses. The group meets between the hours of 7.00p.m., and 7.50p.m. New members are always welcome.

Dance Academy

The Radcliffe Dance Academy continues its weekly dance classes, under R.A.D., syllabus instruction, in Buttevant Community Hall on Friday evenings, under the tutorship and supervision of Ms Lesley Ann Radcliffe, a qualified tutor and co-ordinatior. Further details can be had by contacting 087 1201001.

Running Club

Buttevant Running Club continues its training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, evenings, congregating at the local Co-Op store on the Charleville road. Assembly time is 7.15p.m., and is confined to over-18-year olds. Further details can be had by contacting the club’s Facebook page or email buttevantrunning

Local Lotto Draw

The local weekly lotto draw promoted by Buttevant Soccer Club takes place on Thursday nights at the club’s pavilion on New Street, Buttevant. The winning or sharing of the monetary jackpot rests on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four numbers drawn on draw night. The jackpot is now approaching €6,800, and will continue to rise until won by some lucky entrant.

Post Office

Buttevant Post Office continues continues to be, an integral part of, community life, in the town, and surrounding locality. The local post office offers numerous postal services to the public, and also offers banking services, from several of the prominent banks in the Irish banking system. The post office offers same day cash withdrawals, cash lodgements, Cheque lodgements and many other banking services. Do support your local post office, which is a lifeline for the local community.

Dorada School Of Dance

Classes for the locally based Dorada School of Dance continue each weekend in Buttevant Community Council Hall, at the usual appointed times. Class times and further information can be had by contacting Theresa on 087 2424143.

St Vincent De Paul

The Buttevant Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul has a designated mobile number, where those in need can apply for assistance, in confidence. All information can be had by contacting 086 0209477. Also, visit


The 6.30p.m. Mass, for the month of June will take place in Buttevant Church. Weekday Masses, in Buttevant, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 10a.m. No Mass on, Thursdays.

In Lisgriffin, Tuesdays at 10a.m. Weekend Masses, in Buttevant, on Saturday, 6.30p.m.(Dec., Feb., April., June., August., and Oct.) in Lisgriffin, Saturday 6.30p.m.,(Jan.,March., May., July., Sept., November).

Trocaire boxes, can be returned to, either of the local Churches, or the Parochial House.

G.A.A. news

Buttevant G.A.A., club, is also promoting a Summer Camp, this year, with details, to be found, on the clubs’ website. The club is also undertaking a special ‘summer club’ for juvenile participants.


With the holiday season fast approaching, please be mindful, if you are going, on holidays, and people going, on vacations, for short, or extended periods, make sure, your property,is secure, and/or alarmed, while you are away. A

lso, you would do well to ask some relative, neighbour, or friend, to check, on your property,and belongings, while you are absent. Night-time, is no longer, the period that thieves, are about, as there are more robberies, and house break-ins, during daylight hours, than ever before. ‘Tabhair Aire Agus Bi Curmach’.


With the ever increasing amount, of traffic, through the Main Street, great care, and alertness, is advised, particularly, at school times. Also, with the summer holiday season commencing, around now, there will also be an increased amount of extra traffic, through the streets, of Buttevant. Please be mindful of, children, who should be accompanied, at all times, and also, show kindness,and patience also, with regard to the elderly pedestrians, using the streets, for shopping.

Be Aware

Do keep an eye out for your living alone, infirm, or elderly neighbour.


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

Well Wishes

ell Wishes go to those who are ill, at home. or in hospital, at this time. Hope you all, will be well again soon.


GAA County Football Fixture

On Sunday June 26th at 3.00pm Lismire will play Ballinacurra in the County JCFC quarter final at Killavullen GAA Grounds. Please support.

Scrap MetalCollection

Another load of scrap metal is being prepared. If you have any unwanted scrap metal, please bring it to the GAA Grounds and leave it at the designated scrap metal area. Please be reminded that only scrap metal and batteries are suitable for recycling e.g. farm machinery, old cars, engines & parts, gates, corrugated iron, wheelbarrows, 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 and any old iron. Please do not bring fridges, freezers, timber, plastics or tyres.

Clothes Collection

Thanks to everyone in the community who contributed clothes for this clothes collection,it was greatly appreciated. Many thanks again from all at Lismire National School.