Tuesday 18 June 2019

District news: Kilbrin and Freemount

Dromagh National School children pictured at their Christmas Concert. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald
Dromagh National School children pictured at their Christmas Concert. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald

Kilbrin - Astro Turf and Hurling Wall Opening & Presentation Night: The official opening of the Astro Turf and Hurling Wall will take place on this Friday evening, January 4 at 7pm, when Cork County Board Chairperson Tracey Kennedy will perform the opening.

Presentations will be made to the successful 1968 Crokes Rovers and 1978 Kilbrin teams, with the Hall of Fame award also being made on the night. The team of '68 won the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship with players from Castlemagner involved, the 1978 team was the first Duhallow Junior Hurling Kilbrin team to win the junior hurling championship.Christmas Ceremonies.The church looked absolutely beautiful for the ceremonies, we thank everyone who helped in any way for decorating the church, and those who put up the crib, and those who cleaned the church.There was a very large attendance at the christmas eve vigil mass, it was great to see so many turning up.


Many thanks for the contributions received to date. You can donate by: Returning your donation in the envelope provided to the social club in person with your name on it or Bank transfer with your name as a reference to AIB, Newmarket BIC: AIBKIE2D IBAN: IE09AIBK93617002943024

Alternatively, you can contact the playground refurbishment committee members: Paulina Breen or Audrey Dennehy on 0864097267 / 0868922164 or Community Council members: Tom O'Riordan Chairperson, Pat O'Leary Treasurer or John Corkery Vice Chair to organise your donation or if you have any questions.

Kilbrin Community Centre

Roof renovations will begin in the new year. This will cause as little disruption as possible and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Duhallow response group

A new response group is now starting up in Duhallow. Anyone interested in participating please contact Timmy Noonan or anyone in the community council for further information.


45 Drive

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night, December 23.

The following is a list of the lucky winners:- First prize went to:-1 Dan Murphy, and Jerry O'Callaghan, Freemount.2 Tim Curtin, Freemount ,and John Twomey, Meelin. The best Ladies team was :-Joan Dillane, and Rita Geary, Milford. The Gents prize was won by:-1 Jim Murphy, and Neilie O'Connor, Freemount, 2 Martin Flynn, Feohanagh and Michael O'Callaghan, Freemount..The Mixed Prize was won by:-1 Tim Broderick, and Mary Noonan, Freemount. 2 Pat and Maureen O'Connor, Churchtown. Table Prize was won by: Daithí Burke, Meelin and Helen Sheehy,Tullylease.The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Jack Murphy, Freemount. 2 Michael O'Callaghan, Freemount. 3 Ben O'Sullivan, Freemount. 4 Con O'Neill, Newmarket.5 P.J.O'Sullivan, Freemount.6 Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk. 7 Daithí Burke , Meelin. 8 Mary Broderick, Freemount. A lovely tea and "soonies"was prepared by Noreen Murphy, Mary Noonan and Mary Broderick to the delight of all present.

Results for Sunday December 30:

First Prize went to 1 Con Foley, and Tim Ahern, Freemount.Best Ladies teams were :-1 Maureen Vaughan, and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk 2 Mary Noonan, Freemount and Joan Buckley, Liscarroll. Best Gents team was;- Michael O'Callaghan, Freemount and Martin Flynn, Feohanagh. Best Mixed team was ;Pat and Maureen O'Connor, Churchtown.The table prize was won by :-John and Kathleen, Twomey, Meelin. The following won raffle prizes:-1 Con Foley, Freemount 2 Kate O'Brien, Newmarket.3Ted Murphy, Newmarket.4 Jim Murphy, Freemount. 5 Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk. 6 Helen Sheehy, Tullylease.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night January 6th.2019 at!! See you all on Sunday night and bring a friend..You can be on the road home at Don't forget the new starting time of Winter time .

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next January 7th.2019 ,we have a group called The big Tree and also Dan Noonan doing the honours at 10.06pm.. This is another great programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night, January 7.

Saint Michael's Church, Freemount

Mass on Sunday morning at 10.30am. as usual.

Mass and Holy Hour on Monday night at 8pm.

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

Freemount Community Alert

Free smoke alarms: Free Smoke alarms are available to elderly and vulnerable residents from Freemount Community Alert (compliments of Cork County Fire Service). Contact any member of Community Alert on 083/4589222 to apply and for collection of your free alarm.

Thursday club

The first get together of The Thursday Club for 2019 will take place in Cois Abhann on Thursday, January 10, at 2pm. Everybody welcome. As usual, we say no birth cert. needed just come along on the day.

Postage stamps

If you have used stamps you can hand them into The Heritage Centre any morning

Freemount history website

If you would like to keep up with the progress of our History website,please log on to might see your own photo.!!We would also like to hear from you.


Our new music programme commences on Wednesday January 16th.when registration of all pupils for The Spring session will take place in The Heritage Centre . It is very important that all pupils intending to attend classes for the new session would register on that night.Groups, Bands and individuals will be preparing for the Co. Fleadh immediately, so please report to us on the 16th., please..

GAA weekly lotto

Results For December 23.

The numbers drawn last week-end were:-3-19-20-27.There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:-1 Pat Keane Snr.Freemount. 2 Denis Browne , Newmarket.3 Mike Murphy, London.4 Jonathan Morrissey, Kiltane.5 Willie O'Regan, Glounicommane. Jackpot this week €1600

Results of G.A.A. Christmas Draw: €1000 Anna O'Flynn, Ballinla, Freemount -€200 NeilO' Callaghan Liscarroll- €100 Gene O' Sullivan Toorard, Freemount -Meal for 2 Denis Moylan Coolbane, Freemount.- Hamper Eileen Broderick Knockeen, Freemount.Bottle-Brandy- Kellie Kennedy Glouneycomane, Freemount Bottle-Whiskey- Carmel Browne Knawhil, Freemount- Biscuits & Chocolates John Morrissey Kiltane, Freemount. Chocolates & Wine Sara Cantillon, Dromina.

We wish to thank you all for supporting our fundraisers during the year.We wish you a happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year Go raibh mile maith agat.

Last week's Lotto Results:

Numbers Drawn were--3- 16 - 20- 22 There was no Jackpot winner .Lucky Dip winners were:-1 Mary o Connell Ballybahallow,Freemount. 2 Mary Barry, Barry's Bar, Freemount 3 Con Buckley, Commons, Freemount. 4 Amy Lynes Freemount 5 Tom Crowley Cools Jackpot this week will be €1650

Freemount GAA will hold its AGM on this Sunday, January 6. at 2pm. Failte roimh gach einne.

New Year's greetings

We wish all readers of , and contributers to this weekly Freemount News a very happy and prosperous 2019..Go raibh Siocháin agus Sonas libh go léir san Ath- Bhliain atá róinn.

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