Sunday 21 April 2019

Around the districts: Buttevant, Liscarroll and Mourneabbey

Buttevant - Religious affairs: Colaiste Mhuire Buttevant is sending two students as helpers on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this June 2019. The students involved are holding various fund-raising events d throughout the intervening period.. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Parish Folk Groupweekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 7.00p.m. in the Church.

Spring Station Masses are now being arranged locally.

Cloyne diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes on May 31st to June 5th inclusive.

Cahirmee singers

The local choral group Cahirmee Singers are presenting an evening of "Musical Melldies" on this Saturday March 23rd at 8.00p.m. The event will be held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant and a good attendance is anticipated. Entry is €10 and there will be refreshments available for attendees. Tickets can be had from group members or by telephoning Geraldine@ 087-2713617 or Michael at 087-09699641 as soon as possible. Your support will be warmly received.


Apart from the content of litter on the local streets It is sad to see that there is an abundance of dog-pooh all over the footpaths as it appears that some animal owners are not cleaning up when their pets have done their business.

It is hard to avoid the soiling in all places which is unsightly and can be dangerous if stepped on particularly by our senior citizens. Also there is an amount of litter strewn all over the footpaths and street particularly at the weekends. The majority of this litter is as a result of people dropping their remanants of their fast-food purchases.

Sadly Buttevant has no on-street litter bins which would aleviate the problem somewhat. The bins were removed originally because people were depositing household rubbish in the bins. The new flower and seating areas are currently serving the town well as litter deposit areas.

The entrances to the town from all directions are also very unsightly and an amount of household litter is causing the outlying areas to appear untidy unkept and dis-pleasingand un-becoming to the eye. A spontaneous visit from the County litter warden might help the current situation. People should be more litter conscious and take their littter home with them.

Perhaps the introduction of more secure litters bins comparable to those in other towns would help the local litter problem. Maybe the introduction of a weekly or forthrightly "large super skip collection" might eleviate the ever consuming litter dumping problem.

Be vigilant

Following another spate of break-ins and robberies locally we would all do well to be on high-alert and vigilant regarding our properties and neighbourhood. We should also be attentive to our elderly residents and living alone sick and infirm neighbours. Population in Buttevant has increased over the years and we no longer have any knowledge of or are aware of who or where these new residents come from. Buttevant has become home to various shady characters and we no longer can trust those whom we do not know.

There is a CCTV system within the town but it does not cover all visible residential areas and is only accessible to some appointed persons. The majority of people also find that CCTV is an invasion of a persons private and personal persona. People are always crying-out for better crime protection but when it is provided there are always some do-gooders raising their protestations to protest at what is often a most desirable and worthwhile crime protection facility.

Crime is no longer committed during the hours of darkness and the majority of incidents happen during daylight hours. We should be alert to and conscious of suspicious persons acting suspiciously and also be aware of unusual activities and suspicious vehicles operating in all areas. Always report whatever persons or unusual ahappenings you may perceive to the relevant authorities.

Buttevant has recently been assigned three garda personnel for a number of hours during the day. Perhaps the presence of the gardai "on the beat" will deter the recent criminal activity in the area and give the local residents a sense of security. This development is more than welcome . This service at the convenience of the superintendent of the north cork region of the Garda Siochana should be appreciated respected and in no way maligned as this service was constantly being a source of local requesition by the local residents.


Buttevant Soccer Club promotes a weekly local lottery draw to help finance the clubs' expenses and activities. The winning or sharing of the substantial monetary jackpot rests on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four lucky numbers drawn on draw night. The lottery jackpot now stands at €20000 and will continue to rise until won by some lucky entrant. The draw takes place weekly on Thursday night at an appointed local public venue.

Dorada dance school

Dorada school of dance continues to be a major player in the entertainment scene of Buttevant with their weekly classes continuing to nurture dance drama and entertainment in general in all the pupils attending. The weekly classes are held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant on Saturdays and have resumedfollowing the mid-term break. Commencing with Tiny Tots classes qat 12 noon. Intermediate classes will commence at 12.30p.m. and the Advanced class will begin at 1.30p.m. All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on 087-72324143.


The weekly bingo session continues in Buttevant on Monday night in the local G.A.A. Hall with numerous monetary prizes to be won. There is a substantial bingo jackpot to be won as well as an in-house lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50- draw for attendees. The jackpot now stands at around the €5700 and will continue to rise weekly until won by some lucky attendee.

The games get under at 8.30p.m. and as the jackpot rises so will the number of players attending. The local G.A.A. hall is due to have some renovation work carried out in the near futureand as a result the bingo session will be suspended for some weeks . Patrons will be notified in the local media when this occurs.


Further to all the other activities available in the parish Buttevant has also a regular ballet class which is held weekly in the Muintir na Tire Hall. Membership is available to anyone who wishes to have their children learn the ballet form and the tutor of the art can be contacted at the Muintir na Tire Hall during the weekly classes on the appointed evening.

GAA draw

The local G.A.A. club is at present promoting a €15000 Car Prize Draw in conjunction with the Cork County G.A.A. Board. This draw will be held in April 2019 and will no doubt attract a full compliment of members. Tickets sold by the local G.A.A. club will will be entered into a separate Confined Draw for the local club members. Five people will then be drawn out to partake in a final prize draw. Prizes for the draw will include prizes of €250 to €1500 inclusive on the appointed draw night. Draw entry tickets at -€20- can be purchased from local club members and local players. The funds raised will be used to upgrade the playing pitch and purchase the necessary items associated with the pitch and playing facilities.

SVP helpline

Buttevant Saint Vincent de Paul association has a dedicated helpline for those in the community who may need assistance to provide for themselves or their families. Please contact -086-0209477 in strictest confidence.

Be alter

With the arrival of the extreme weather and almost arctic climatic conditions which will deteriorate as the winter season progresses be alert to the needs conditions and general care of your elderly living alone or infirm neighbour and keep a watchful eye-out for their well-being.

It is imperative to be ever vigilant particularly as society as we now know it continues to change day-by-day and is ever challenging with the value on life people and propertymany personal possessions being de-valued by some sectors of society.


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.


Liscarroll AC

St Patrick was certainly looking after us in Churchtown last Sunday for the parade. Liscarroll AC participated as in previous years. We appreciate and thank the churchtown Community Group for inviting us. The parade was on a par with previous years. Thanks to everyone who travelled and took part.

SYMPATHY - The officers and members of the club, extend sincere sympathy to our parish priest, Fr Robert Morrissey on the death of his mother Elizabeth Morrissey, Cloyne, Co Cork. May she rest in peace.

TRAINING SCHEDULE - Friday the 22nd: Charleville 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday the 23rd: Long jump at Liscarroll, 11 a.m. Monday the 25th: Little Athletics at Liscarroll, 6.30 p.m. Friday the 29th: Charleville, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SUMMER TIME - On Sunday, March 31, the clocks will go forward by one hour, which will give us more time at training for events that we are not doing at the moment, such as turbo javelin, shot put, discus, javelin, hurdles, etc. So Mondays training will be from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ALWAYS OPEN - The club is always open for new members. Anyone that is interested may turn up at any of our training schedules listed above.

2019 FIXTURES - Saturday, March 24; Mallow 10m Road Race.

Saturday, March 30; Day oneAll-Ireland under-12 to 19 Indoors at Athlone

Sunday, March 31; Day twoAll-Ireland under-12 to 19 Indoors at Athlone.

Sunday the 31st. Avondhu Division Training Day/Sports Day at CIT.

Saturday, April 6; Day threeAll-Ireland under-12 to 19 Indoors at Athlone

Sunday, April 7; Gneeveguilla Sports at Castleisland and Ferrybank Sports at Waterford.

Sunday, April 14; Dromina 10Mile Road Race.

Saturday, April 20; Liscarroll 5km at Doneraile Park at 11 a.m.

Monday, April 22; Boherbue to Kishkeam Road race.

Friday, April 26; Cork County (John Buckley Senior League) at CIT

Saturday April 27; Leevale Senior Sports at CIT.

Sunday, April 28; Leevale Juvenile Sports at CIT.

Sunday, April 28; Mount Hillary 5Mile race.

CLUB EVENTS FOR 2019 - Sat. April 20; Liscarroll AC Easter 5k Trail Run at Doneraile Park at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 11; Liscarroll AC annual Open Sports at 1 p.m. Fri. August 16 ; Liscarroll AC 'Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial' 10km plus 5km Road races.


Clyda Rovers GAA

There was no competitive League games last week due to the poor weather conditions

Next week's Fixtures: Sun 24th-Seniors DIV 2 League v Fermoy in Fermoy @ 4pm.

Lotto results: Clyda Rovers Lotto-15th March . Jackpot €12,500. Numbers drawn 4,15,22 & 26. No winner. Lucky Dips: €50 Tracey Twohig, C/o The Hill; €30 Rachel Murphy, Glynn; €20 Fiacra Carey, Lavelly; €20 Carol O'Connell, Ballyknockane; €20 Shiela Curtin C/o MLFC. Thanks to all who support our lotto.

Community Council

Big thanks to everyone who supported our walkway collection over the weekend. This was a great success and we appreciate. The support of the community in supporting us in the up keep of our complex.

Kathleen Lynch R.I.P.

On the 5th of March 2019 the death occurred of Kathleen Lynch, nee Cullinane, late of Carrigduff , Mourneabbey. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Cullinane, sadly missed by her daughter Giselle, her brother Patsy, her sisters Betty, Mary, Brenda and Jacinta. Interment will take place later in Manchester. RIP