Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Castlemagner, Freemount, Meelin

Ebba Allan, Caoimhe Quinlan, Aoife Higgins, Caitlin Heffernan, Jenny Buckley and Sophie O’Callaghan at the Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Debs
Ebba Allan, Caoimhe Quinlan, Aoife Higgins, Caitlin Heffernan, Jenny Buckley and Sophie O’Callaghan at the Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Debs

Castlemagner: Edel Quinn Place mass - The Annual Mass for Edel Quinn Place will take place on Monday August 12th, at 7: 30pm. Everyone welcome.


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:- 1Denis Barrett, Banteer and Con Foley, Freemount. The Ladies prize was won by:- 1 Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk and Maura Burke, Broadford. 2 Margaret and Teresa O'Regan, Kilmeedy., The Gents prize was won :- 1 Tim and Ted. Murphy, Newmarket, 2 Michael O'Connor, and Richard Kiely, Lismire.Mixed Team prize was won by:-John and Kathleen Twomey, Meelin. The Table Prize was won by:-John and Joan Dillane, Milford. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 John Twomey. Meelin. 2 Tim Broderick,Freemount.3 Teresa O'Regan,Kilmeedy, 4 Daithí Burke, Meelin.5 Ted Murphy, Newmarket..The next 45 drive will be this Sunday night August 11th . 2019 at!! See you all on Sunday night and bring a friend..You can be on the road home at 10.30pm. Please make a note of the new starting time of 8.30pm. During Summertime.!!

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next August 12th..2019 ,we have Joan Goggin and friends from The Lough, Cork back again at 10.06pm.. This is another 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. Mass and Holy Hour on Monday night at 7pm. Mass on Tuesday Morning at 9.30am.

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

Silver jubilee

Fr. Peter O'Farrell , P.P.will celebrate the silver jubilee of his ordination with a special Mass in The Church of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Milford on Friday night August 23rd. At 8pm. Mass will be followed by a reception in the Community Hall Milford. Everybody welcome . Anybody wishing to help with food or baking,it would be very welcome.

Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Apply now to Freemount Community Alert for your free Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Munitir na Tíre have been allocated funding to install this life saving equipment in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. Application forms available in front porch of Freemount Church, or contact 083/4589222/ Return completed forms to any member of Freemount Community Alert.

Local link

CHANGE OF TIMETABLE-LOCAL LINK BUS SERVICE (FREEMOUNT TO KANTURK): If you would like to avail of the Local Link bus service from Freemount (and surrounding areas) to Kanturk each Friday please Tel: 025-51454. It is important to book.

Departs Johnsbridge at 10.40am; Freemount Creamery at 11.15am. Arrives Kanturk at 11.35am.Returning from Kanturk at 1.15pm. Drop off to Freemount Creamery 1.25pm; Johnsbridge at 1.35pm; Adults €6, Children €3. Free Travel Pass applies.

FAS scheme

Two vacancies have arisen in the local CE.FAS Scheme. Anybody wishing to join this very active group of community workers should contact the local supervisor Ger. Farrissey at 087-6484941

I.R.D. Duhallow

Healthy Cooking Skills for Parents Training course funded through the Safefood Ireland Community Food Initiative 2019 2021. This course will focus on cooking on a budget, preparation of healthy meals considering time constraints, Healthy eating will be explored and a variety of recipes will be delivered. This will be an eight week course from 10a.m. to 12noon. and will commence on Wednesday the 25th of September in the James O' Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. For more information on this Free Course, please contact Mary on 029 60633.

IRD Duhallow is seeking to determine interest in running a QQI level 5 Care Skills Module. The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. This course is due to commence on Thursday the 26th of September, one night per week for ten weeks from 6.30p.m. to 9. 30p.m. If you are interested please contact Mary on 029 60633.

IRD Duhallow is seeking to determine interest in running a QQI level 5 Children with Additional Needs Module. This module is designed to enable the learner to develop skills, gain knowledge and attitudes necessary to work with children who have additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used as well as offering an overview of the legislation and policy development relating to children with additional needs in Ireland today. It is anticipated that this course will commence on Monday the 30th of September and will run for one night per week for ten weeks from 6.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Mary on 029 60633.


This year the Comhaltas weekly Seisiún began on Wednesday July 17th. And will run each Wednesday night until Wednesday August 28th. As usual we have a big line up of music ,singing ,dancing ,storytelling and craic. We have a special guest every night. Our guests on Wednesday night next August 14th.will be Billy O'Brien, John Murphy, Nora Kennedy, Paddy McAuliffe and friends. We look forward to your support as usual ..Mark your diary and you won't be disappointed.!!!

Thursday club

The Thursday Club members had a most enjoyable outing on Thursday last to Galway, Salthill and Connemara. The next outing will be on Thursday August 15th. The Committee are putting a programme together when the club will visit The Nano Nagle Centre in Cork and lots of other places.Names please to Eileen at 086-3657599 or Mary at 087-6327965 to book a seat.

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 Lotto

Results For W/E August 4th. The numbers drawn last week-end were:-8-12-20-34. There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky dip winners:- 1 Jim Casey,Freemount. 2 Mike and Jayde Collins, Freemount. 3 Mary and John McGrath, Freemount. 4 Sean O'Sullivan, Knockanglasse, Freemount. 5 Pat and Hannah Reidy, Broadford. You are still in time to join the weekly lotto by paying €100 for an annual ticket Contact any club member. Jackpot this weekend €2,000


On the 1st August, all roads lead to Thurles to support our very own Ciara O'Sullivan in the International Miss Macra Competition. Ciara will take to the stage to represent both Freemount and Avondhu Macra for the weekend. We wish her the very best of luck for the weekend and we know she will do the club and region proud! If you would be interested in joining us for a weekend of fun, make sure you contact us. Congratulations to our Farm Skills team of Brendan Buckley, Thomas Murphy and Eugene Hough who qualified for the National Final of the competition recently.. The National Final will take place at Tullamore Show on the 11th August. The very best of luck to our team! Contact us on our Facebook page 'Freemount Macra' or on 087-0969654 for further details on any club activities or upcoming events. If you would be interested in joining our club, please don't hesitate to contact us! All are very welcome!

Your news

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Bruach Na Carraige

The advanced traditional music workshop with Nickie and Ann McAuliffe scheduled fort the 31st of July and the 1st and 2nd of August has been changed to the 7th 8th and 9 of August We regret any inconvenience caused Our Seisiun continues each Tuesday night

Summer Outing

The Newmarket Summer Outing takes place on Sunday August 11th, we will visit Crag Caves for coffee, Lartigue Railway in Listowel followed by lunch in Listowel Arms Hotel. Next stop is some shopping at Manor West in Tralee followed by dinner at Manor West hotel. All are welcome , all inclusive price is 40eu, bus will leave Meeli n at 9.30 am. Names please to Mary Stack at 02960444 or 0879439612.

Intermediate Hurling

All roads lead to Donoughmore this Sunday August 11th for the IHC Round 3 game vs Ballymartle. Time is 3pm. Please support the boys on their journey this weekend. Watch our Facebook for updates.

Last Man Standing

Meelin GAA Fundraiser: Reminder of our club fundraiser thats beginning this weekend! Last Man Standing €10 to enter and a €400 prize for the winner. If interested, please follow instructions below. If unsure please contact a member of the team who can sign you up no problem! As always we really appreciate your continued support.

Spin and Win

Last weeks winners were; Ferris Girls , Meelin. €30 Eamon O'Connor, Meelin. €45 Anthony and Declan Buckley, Meelin. €30 Next weeks contestants are: Jack Doody, Means. Tony Hourigan, High Street. Sheila Mahony, Meelin. Next weeks jackpot is €1900. The winner of the confined members lotto €100 was Brendan O'Sullivan, Knockcluggan.

Sports camp next week

Our St Marks GAA summer sports camp is running from Monday next August 12th to Friday 16th, 10am to 1.30pm each day. Registration forms are available in the Meelin shops, Quinlans & from trainers. Girls & Boys from age 6 to 15 are welcome. great week of hurling & football assured for our kids. Just €25 each.