Tuesday 24 October 2017

Around the districts: Freemount and Kilcorney-Dromtariffe

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;-Maureen Vaughan and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk. The best ladies team was:- Esther Hayes, Kilbrin and Eileen O'Connor, Boherbue..The best mixed team was :-Jack Murphy,and Margaret O'Leary, Freemount.The winning Gents team was :-Con and Pat O'Neill, Newmarket.Spot prize was won by :Mary Noonan and Tim Broderick, Freemount.

Raffle Prizes were won by:-1 Jack Murphy, Freemount. 2,Daithí Burke, Meelin. 3 Maureen Vaughan ,Kanturk.4 Eileen O'Connor, Boherbue. The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night October 8th.2017 at 8.30pm. See you all on Sunday and bring a friend..You can be on the road home at 10.30pm.

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next October 9th. We have Michael O'Connor and a group from Lough Gur and round about at 9.50pm. Don't miss this great programme on Monday night next at 9.50pm.

Freemount church

Mass on Sunday Morning October 10.30am. Holy Hour and mass on Monday 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.

CAMINO PILGRIMAGE-This Pilgrimage is to the shrine of St. James in Northern Spain.It is combined with a five day sponsored walk to raise money for The Nazareth House building fund. Fr. Keogh plans to do this Camino walk in October (5th to 10th). Sponsorship cards are in Casey's Shop in Freemount and Casey's Shop at Johnsbridge,and Barry's Bar, and at The Kerry Co-op Store,Freemount.

You might like to sponsor Fr. Keogh on this walk and support a very worthy cause.Time is running out if you haven't put your name on a card , do it this week-end . Sponsorship cards are in the local shops.!!We wish him a safe journey.

Comhaltas news

MUSIC CLASSES-All music and Singing classes began on Wednesday night September 27th. Banjo on Friday At the usual times.

Fundraising Seisiún

At the end of our Seisiún season we promised to hold a special Seisiún night in aid of The Ray of Sunshine Foundation. This is a project which invites all tradespeople to join The Foundation in Kenya for 2/3 weeks in January 2018 to help provide housing for Street boys in Kenya.

This Ray of Sunshine Foundation is made up of volunteers from all over Ireland. Without volunteers these projects would not come to fruition.

These volunteers are made up of Blocklayers, Roofers,Plumbers, Electricians,Tilers , Painters ,The wheelbarrow Pusher,The Nurse and the Doctor and Plasterers .

This is where we come in, as our own Billy O'Brien was a plasterer by trade before he shot to fame as a singer and a stage personality. He is joining this voluntary group in January next year for 2/3 weeks to help at plastering a number of these houses.

This Seisiún will be held in The Heritage Centre on this Friday October 6th. At 8.30pm. To help raise some of the€3,000 needed for Billy's flights and materials needed for his work in Kenya.

We make a special appeal to you all out there to please support this very worthy cause and wish Billy farewell on this huge undertaking for him.

We will have a huge number of musicians ,singers and dancers on the night ,so don't miss it, tell your friends. Admission €10 .We will have a raffle on the night as well. Please come early.

The Ray of Sunshine and all its associates work totally on a voluntary basis and all monies raised are spent directly on the project.

Information seminar

The Duhallow Women's Forum will host a free Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar in the James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on this Thursday, October 5 at 7.30p.m. The event is open to the public and will explore:

Breast Cancer Awareness Signs & Symptoms; What supports are available and what to expect; what to say and what happens when someone you know gets a diagnosis; Ovarian Cancer Signs & Symptoms; Diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer and current research; Lifestyle Choices Your Health, Your Choice: how 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented if we make simple changes to our everyday life.

Speakers will include: Sharon O'Toole Senior Research Fellow in Trinity College Dublin working in the area of ovarian cancer, Fiona Moriarty Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor Cork ARC Cancer Support House and Meave Fitzgerald Marie Keating Foundation

Ladies night

An Activity Night for Women including some light exercise on Tuesday NEXT Oct 10th at 8pm at Cois Abhann Centre

The Thursday Club

The next get together of The Thursday Club will be held on this Thursday October 2pm. In Cois Abhann Centre. Everybody welcome. A special invitation to new members ,who are always welcome.

Gramophone Circle

The next Gramophone night will be held in Cois Abhann Centre on Wednesday night October 25th. At 8pm. Please make a note of the date.

Badminton Club

Freemount Adult Badminton Club is recommencing and will be playing on Monday nights in Freemount Community Centre at 8pm. Registration for the year will be €25 and there will also be a charge of €2 per night to cover costs. Please contact Michelle at 086 3143952 for more details.

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.

G.A.A. lotto

There was no winner of Lotto Jackpot for last week-end . The numbers drawn were: 6-10-16-32. Lucky Dip Winners were:-1 Withers Family, Tourard, Freemount. 2 Jerry Sheahan, Curraheen, Freemount..3 Barry McCarthy,Knocknamuck,Freemount.4 Mick Twomey, Knockilla, Freemount. 5 James Cantillon, Liscarroll. This Weeks Jackpot is €9,900. Make sure you buy your tickets early and often.


Safe travelling to club members going to Rome this weekend on the Prizewinners trip.

In the coming weeks the Regional Welding competition, Know Your Ag. Quiz and the Public Speaking competitions will be held. Contact us on our Facebook page or on 087-0969654 for further details on any of these upcoming events! New members always welcome.

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Social club

Kilcorney Social Club will recommence it's activities on Tuesday night, October 10, at 8.30 p.m. in the Kilcorney Social Centre. Please come along for a cup of tea, a chat and a friendly game of cards. Everybody welcome.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club-winter Competitions-Ned Kelleher teamed up with Paddy O'Keeffe to record a bowl of odds win over Eugene O'Sullivan and Donal Cashman. However, in the return score, it was O'Sullivan and Cashman, who put their names up on the leader board with a bowl of odds win over Kelleher and O'Keeffe.

Parish talks

A series of October talks have been organised by the Parish Pastoral Council.

Outstanding speakers have been acquired who will give spoken and personal experiences during evening Mass on the theme 'what my faith means to me'. The programme is as follows.

7.30 p.m. Mass Thursday, October 12, Derrinagree Church - Speaker Michael Ó Muircheartaigh. (Michael is a household name and surely has a great sport to tell).

7.30 p.m. Mass Thursday October October 19 Dromagh Church - Speaker Joan Freeman - Pieta House (Joan is an Irish psychologist and politician who has served as a senator since May 2016. She is also the founder of the Pieta House suicide prevention charity)

7.30 p.m. Mass Thursday, October 26, Dromagh Church - Speaker Senator Ronan Mullen. (Ronan is one of Ireland's leaving political voices in defence of Christian values).

We hope that you can make all three nights for these inspirational talks. A special invitation is extended to neighbouring parishioners to come along.

Parish Mission

The Banteer Parish Mission was held over last weekend and it was deemed a great success. All the ceremonies were well supported and the words of both Fr Joseph and Fr Charles were innovative, interesting and gave a great insight in what should be important in life. Sincere thanks goes to Fr Josephs and Fr Charles, and all within our parish who worked to make this Mission the great success that it was.

Dromtariffe GAA

GERALD HEALY under-12 BLITZ - Last Saturday, the annual Gerald Healy Memorial Blitz was held on a very wet and cold Saturday morning. Eight teams had turned up which were Grenagh, Dromtarriffe, Lyre, Newmarket, Gneeveguille, Milford, Boherbue and kanturk. The final was contested between Dromtarriffe and Grenagh and Grenagh came out victorious.

Dromtarriffe Juvenile GAA Club would like to thank all the competing teams for taking part and we would like to thank the club, organisers, referees and everybody who helped on the day from umpires to kitchen staff. We would especially like to thanks Sheila Healy and family for allowing us to keep Gerald's memory alive and well with this blitz every year, thank you for the medals and all your support.

ANDY DAVIS BLITZ - Congratulations to our under-12 girls who won the Andy Davis blitz in Knocknagree last Sunday. Well done to the players and management to take away the silverware. It was a great end to a successful year.

CONGRATULATIONS - Well done to Kate O'Keeffe (Captain) and the Millistreet Junior camogie team in their County Victory last Friday against Blarney from all at Dromtarriffe Ladies' Football Club.