Thursday 26 April 2018

Banteer Community Sportsfield calls for support

Banteer Community Sportsfield request that all community members and users of the facility please support the annual supporters/users fundraising draw costing €100 p.a. This can be paid in €25, €50 or €100 installments in cash, cheque or by direct debit whichever suits. All contributors will be entered into a draw for cash prizes with a total prize fund of €5,000 per annum.

Banteer Lyre and Districts Community Council has lodged a complaint re poor 087 coverage in Banteer village. This issue has been raised a number of times with Vodafone and no improvements have been made.

Banteer /Lyre GAA

Sunday: Banteer v Kilbrin this Fri in Kilbrin 7.30pm and Lyre v Cullen Sun in Cullen 2pm

Glen Theatre

Sat 18th May Crystal Swing, Fri 14th June Annemarie O Riordan,

Fri 21st June Neil Delamere booking 029-56239


Training has begun for U12, U10, U8 & U6 on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm, U 12 training in the soccer field by the Astro and U10,U8 & U6 inside in the Astro Turf.

Banteer & Lyre Community Defibrillator Group train more personnel

If you think you are interested and want to get trained in CPR and the use of an AED, either individually, or as part of a local Club or Group, then please contact: Jimmy Moore 0868390022, Cathal Cotter 0877787032, or Patrick Buckley 0872306907.

Mallow Hospital

The hospital have recently closed their Emergency Department and have now opened a Medical Assessment Unit and Local Injuries Unit. This unit will continue to see the majority of the profile of patients that we always did. However acute surgery has moved to the City Hospitals. The Local Injuries Unit is open from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. Although our attendances are almost at level projected, we still feel that people aren't aware of the types of injuries we see etc. Can you ensure that all clubs are aware of the attached which they might display in their clubs.

Fas CE scheme

There is a vacancy in Banteer Village on IRD Duhallow CE Scheme. To be eligible you must be receiving social welfare payment, be unemployed for over 12 months and 25yrs or over of age. As well be registered with FAS office. Duties: looking after Banteer crèche, sportsfield grounds, village Cutting grass, painting, tidy towns duties and basic general maintenance. Please contact: Paddy O'Connor CE Supervisor IRD Duhallow 029 -60633 for information ASAP Or send CV with covering letter and PPS number to IRD Duhallow LTD, James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co.Cork

Banteer Golf Society

Banteer Golf Society has been formed. All are welcome both men & women to join. Our aim is to provide at minimum cost fun days out golfing. Existing club membership or official handicap is not required . For further enquiries please contact Colum on 0861020517 or

Banteer Community Gym

Get fit for 2013 –Special offers at Banteer Gym-3 months €75, 1 month €30.Special rates for students at €20 per month, Couples €50 per month or €140 for 3 months. Opening hours Mon Weds Fri 9.30 to 11.30am and Mon to Fri- 6 to 9pm.

Banteer Bingo

Jackpot €2,500 total prize money €4.500.

Duhallow AC Fit 4 Life

is on Thursdays @ 8 pm Note new time in Banteer Sportsfield.

Working with Lime

On Friday and Saturday 10th & 11th May IRD Duhallow in conjunction with the Building Limes Forum of Ireland are holding a two day work shop at the James O'Keeffe Institute in Newmarket. The seminar will be of interest to anyone looking after historic buildings and to all those who would like to understand more about lime and its traditional use in Irish building, including why it is important, how best to repair it, and when to renew it. There will be lectures from leading Conservation Architects and Stonemasons to name a few as well as practical demonstrations. A cost of €10 per day applies. If you are interested in attending in this event please contact Helen on 029-60633 as registration is essential.

Duhallow Bealtaine Festival 2013

In ancient times the Festival of Bealtaine celebrated the arrival of summer. The name 'Bealtaine' is said to derive from the Irish meaning "bright fire". Pre-Celtic and Celtic traditions involved lighting fires at sunset on Oíche Bealtaine or May Eve, 30th April. Today, Bealtaine has been selected to celebrate renewal, creativity and growth with ageing in all its diversity. The theme for the 2013 festival is 'Grow Happy' – a call to celebrate growth, spring and positivity for ourselves and our communities. Older people constitute a significantly high proportion of the Duhallow population – one that is growing. The ageing of a population is usually seen as a challenge. Our Saoi Network endeavours to address the challenges and capitalise on the potential of older people encouraging lifestyles that maintain health and wellbeing and that facilitate social connectedness and interdependence. Following on from the success of the Duhallow Bealtaine Festival 2012 IRD Duhallow's Saoi Network has organised a programme of events throughout the month of May celebrating creativity in older age in Duhallow. The Duhallow Bealtaine Festival involves all communities, care settings and active retirement groups in the region.

Please contact Duhallow Area Rural Transport on 029 60648. Fáilte roimh cách!


is a voluntary fundraising organization in memory of Michelle Harding. The three Cork Charities we are fundraising for are: Marymount Hospice, GA Oncology CUH C/o Aid Cancer Treatment, Bru Columbanus She fought cancer for four years and her battle came to an end on Valentines Day 2013. She was the bravest person we knew and was an inspiration to everyone who crossed her path. Michelle always did things one step above normality. Tickets now on sale for Dawn Chorus Charity 5km Walk. Starts at 7AM on 19th of May, 2013. Starting point Taylors Corner, Hope you can make it. Tickets are €25 for sale prior to walk OR Register online at Please note - Last date for Registrations online is Wednesday 17th of May, 2013 If payment is not received the registration is not complete

Dawn Chorus

Duhallow Bird Watch Group will host its annual Dawn Chorus on Sunday the 12th May 2013, meeting point is at the James O'Keeffe Institute Newmarket at 4.15AM sharp. Breakfast will be served following the walk, admission is free of charge. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

For further information please contact Katie Crowley on 029 60633.