Thursday 14 November 2019

Around the districts: Buttevant, Meelin

Nora Mary O’Riordan from Charleville pictured with Brian Kennedy at his concert in Boherbue
Nora Mary O’Riordan from Charleville pictured with Brian Kennedy at his concert in Boherbue

Buttevant: Congratulations - Congratulations and Well Done is extended to all Junior Certificate students who received their examination results recently.

There were excellent results achieved by all students who no doubt during their year of study put in many hours of study and revision.

Congratulations also to the teachers parents families and mentors who were also of assistance to the relevant examination persons.

May you all succeed in whatever choice you make in pursuing perhaps an apprenticeship or continue on to further education studies.

Halloween Junior Disco

A local Hallowe'en Junior Disco will place on this Friday October 25th. 2019 for junior pupils of the local primary schools. The disco is being promoted by the" Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant" and will take place in the Community Council Hall of Muintir na Tire Market Green Buttevant. The disco will take place during the hours of 7.30p.m. and 9.00p.m. inclusive. Admission will be at €3.00. per child and €5.00. per family. The disco is being held to raise much needed funds for the further and future development of Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Community Council

Buttevant Community Council having resumed their monthly meetings are already tothe forefront of activity for the good of the town and the local community. The Community Council is currently lobbying Councillors T.D's and authoritative organisations and groups with a view to perfect the traffic situation at the Colaiste Mhuire entrance which is causing "mayhem"with the "willynilly" parking being practised by motorists parking at the entrance.

This situation is an accident waiting to happen and no doubt will not be rectified until some serious accident occurs there. Parents and guardians should realise the dangerous situation they are causing by obstructing passing traffic and also by parking in the industrial estate where businesses are working hard to make a living. Please be more considerate when and where you park when "dropping off" your childrenattending the Colaiste.

The Community Council is also liasioning with "Bus Eireann" and Cork County Council with the possibility of erecting two bus shelters on the Main Street of Buttevant.

Litter is still a problem in the town with no respect being shown with the depositing of litter in all areas. The Community Council is contacting Cork County Council with the view of having at least a twiceweekly "streetsweep" and general landscape improvement and also the possibility of having a "litter warden" patrolling the town area and environs on certain days of the week.

Although everybody may not agree in general that the Community Council is of benefit to the town and there are those who are constantly "talking down" the organisation Buttevant Community Council is always to the forefront where Buttevant and its' residents are concerned. The Community Council and its' officers are always available to offer help and adviceand direction to anyone who may need help with the relevant authorities governing bodies and organisation in obtaining the advice and help they need.

Slimming World

A new "fitness and slimming" programme has commenced in Buttevant for all who may be interested in perfecting their already almost perfect body form and becoming more agile and fit for the now more than stressful world and lifestyle. The classes will be held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant each Saturday commencing at 09.00a.m. All details can be had by contacting Paula on 0831912347.

Irish Countrywomen's Association

The Buttevant Guild of the Irishcountrywomens' Association held a fundraising "CoffeeMorning" in "Horgans' Bar" Buttevant at which a large attendance was present. The event was held to raise funding for "Marymount Hospice" Cork whose services have been availed of by many people from Buttevant. The "CoffeeMorning" raised the substantial sum of €820 for which the I.C.A. are more than grateful and acknowledge the support the event received.


Buttevant Badminton Club has recommenced their weekly badminton sessions for the forthcoming "winter season". The weekly training and game sessions are held in the Buttevant G.A.A. Hall. The sessions this season will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8.30. p.m. each night. Whilst the regular members will be in attendance the club is also welcoming " new attendees"who may be interested in becoming members. Why not give this activeand exciting game


The local parish choir will continue rehearsals on the first Monday of each monthbetween 7.15p.m. an 8.00p.m. New members are always welcome.

Parish Folk Group - weekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 7.00p.m.

The annual Station Masses continue throughout the Parochial Districts.

Lisgriffin Folk Group has also resumed rehearsals and will continue weekly on Friday evenings in the Church between the hours of 06.00.p.m.and 07.00p.m. inclusive.

The annual Rememberance Mass for the Dead will take place in Saint Marys' Church Buttevant on Saturday November 9th at 6.30p.m. Enyone who may have suffered a bereavement in the past year is welcome to attend.

Cemetery prayers

The annual Cemetery Prayers will be held in the Parish Cemeteries during November .

Saint Brigids' Cemetery Buttevant wil hold prayers on Sunday November 3rd. following the 11.30a.m. Mass. Lisgriffin Church Cemetery will hold prayers on Sunday November 10th. following the 10a.m. Mass. Buttevant Church Cemetery prayers will be held on Sunday November10th. following the 11.30a.m. Mass. Templemary Cemetery prayers will take place on Sunday November 17th at 3.00p.m. Anyone who has relatives neighbours or friends are cordially invited to attend and partake in the prayer ceremonies.

John Paul Award

Local teenager Paul O'Keeffe Grange Buttevant was awarded the John Paul 2nd. Gold Medal recently for Parish Community Work.

Band Workshop

Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant has begun an afterschool band workshop. The school is on the lookout for instruments to complement the few instruments it has got. Donations of instruments from persons who no longer use them will be greatly acknowledged. Contact can be made with the school through the appropriate channels.

Soccer Club

The club facilities are now a available for Parties Special Occasions and other celebratory occasions at very reasonable fees. All club facilities can be availed on for your special function. Further details can be had by contacting 0861276374 TIDY TOWNS. The tidy towns have arranged to meet on Thursday evenings at 07.00p.m. at Lombards' Castle. It is their aim to keep the town looking colourful and in clean condition to be admired by locals visitors and passing commutersand maybe possible and potential businesses and developers. The group recently orgnised a local competition during the months of July 2019 and August 2019inclusive. No doubt by now the judging has been completed and the results will be made known as soon as possible.

Be vigilant

Following breakIns and robberies locally we would all do well to be on highalert and vigilant regarding our properties and neighbourhood. We should also be attentive to our elderly residents and living alone sick and infirm neighbours.

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. 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 happenings you may perceiveor observe to the relevant authorities.


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 of €20000 was won recently and a new jackpot of €7450 is now on offer by entering the draw. The amount will continue to rise until won by some lucky entrant. The draw takes place weekly on Thursday night at an appointed local public venue.. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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. Commencing with Tiny Tots classes at 12 noon. Intermediate classes will commence at 12.30p.m. and the Advanced class will begin at 01.30p.m. All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on 0872324143.

Road Running Club

Buttevant road running club continues to be very active in all forms of road runningand athletic meets throughout the local areas and further afield. Training sessions continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.15p.m. Tuesday nights' "runs" will beheld outdoors and Thursday nights "runs" will take place indoors. Please check the clubs' Facebook for all details. Sunday morning runs meet each Sunday at the local Coop. at 9.00am. HiVis vests/bibs are compulsory. All participants must be over 18years of age. The club can also be contacted by email at New members are always welcome.


The weekly bingo session in Buttevant continues weekly in the local G.A.A. Hall. There are numerous monetary prizes to be won with a substantial monetary jackpot to be won which is now close to the substantial sum of €6000 and will continue to rise until won. There will also be an inhouse lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50 draw for attendees. The games get under at 08.30p.m. and as the jackpot rises so will the number of players attending. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


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 Ms. Radcliffe who is a fully qualified instructor and teacher of the art can be contacted at the Muintir na Tire Hall during the weekly classes.

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 0860209477 in strictest confidence.


Spin and Win

Last weeks winners were: Denny Sheahan, Lismire, €45 Danny Sheahan, Lismire, €40 Kathleen Cahill, Meelin,€50 Confined members lotto €100 winner was Jeremiah O Connor. Next weeks jackpot is €1100. The Contestants for Friday October 25th are: Kate and Clara Guiney, Meelin. Tess Angland, Rowels. Christine Barrett & Conor Murphy Newtown.

Meelin GAA

CORK GAA CLUBS DRAW 2019/2020: €450K in prizes annually 12 monthly draws with great prizes each month Sign up for 12 months & get 2 months FREE! Pay €100 Full Payment or €10 p/month for 10 months Any questions please contact Meelin Gaa draw co-ordinator, Conor Murphy 086 3985168

BLACK FRIDAY CLUB GEAR OFFER: From the 25th to the 28th of October we will be giving an exclusive discount of 20% off all O'Neills club shop merchandise. Please note this will be the only time pre-christmas you can avail of this amazing offer. Please be reminded this offer will only take place from, Friday the 25th until the 28th of October.

Kids Halloween Disco

Meelin N.S Parents Association will hold its annual Kids Halloween Disco on Bank Holiday Monday night 28th Oct in Meelin Hall from 6 to 8p.m. Cost €5 per child €10 per family. Everyone Welcome. A great night assured.

Remembrance Masses

A Remembrance Mass for those who died in the past year will be held in Meelin Church on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 7.30pm and in Rockchapel Church on Friday, November 15th at 7.30pm. During Mass a family member will be invited to light a memorial candle. If a member of your family died outside the parish and you would like them included, please contact Fr. Denis Stritch .

Faith and Fun camp

Rockchapel-Meelin parish have organised a mid-term break "Faith and Fun" camp for children aged 5-13. The camp is a three day faith camp and will take place from Monday to Wednesday, October 28th to October 30th, and will be based in the sports complex in Meelin and in Meelin church. The children will explore aspects of their Catholic faith in a fun setting through activities such as art, drama, prayer, song and sport. It will take place from 9.30am to 1.30pm each day. The cost is just 10 euro per child, 20 euro for a family. Please bring a small packed lunch. Places need to be booked on or before Wednesday, October 23rd. Contact Elber at (086)3257029 or Fr Denis Stritch at (086) 2206607 "

Meelin Hall

Bookings for the hall can be made by contacting Nora on 087-7454525.

Upcoming events in the hall, American Tea Party Friday 15th November. Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 1st December. Further details from Nora.