The conference of St. Vincent de Paul Ballylongford/ Asdee would like to thank all those who helped to raise much needed funding for the laundry service for the elderly in Ballylongford in 2012.

 In particular we would like to thank Noel and Shirley Heaphy Centra supermarket for providing us with a very large amount of washing powder. To Bernie Doran, Tim Kennelly and friends who raised a large sum of money participating in the North Kerry Cycle last August. To Patsy and Phil o Connell who raised funds with their outdoor christmas display.Thanks also to Ballylongford I.C.A , Tarbert comprehensive school and the H.S.E without all of this support it would have been very difficult to maintain this much needed service. Once again thanks so much to all concerned.


The Sandpipers next outing is at Newcastlewest on Saturday June 8th.


Asdee Rovers end of season get together will take place on Sat 25th May starting at 1.30pm with a light training session for most age groups apart from the under 12s who will be having a challenge match. Asdee will welcome Firhouse Carmel (Dublin) players, staff and family that have made the long journey south to Kerry after the match there will be refreshments in the club house

Also a delegation from Airtricity Premier Champions Sligo Rovers will be paying a visit with the winners cup so that should be a very exciting occasion.

Asdee Rovers Summer Camp

This Years Camp will take place on Monday 22nd July til Fri 26th (inclusive) starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm with a wide range of activities taking place.All players are welcome between the ages of 5 and 14 and we hope to see as many budding ronaldo's and messi's as in the last two years.Registration will take place at the club house in asdee between 12 & 2pm on Sat 25th May a deposit of €35 (50%) will secure a place with places limited best to book early.


SUMMER Great Weekend weather wise in Ballybunion and fingers crossed that we have a few weeks together of Sunny skies . Its keeps everyone in good form .


Dance On The Moon opens this Friday for the Summer in the Tintean Theatre Bookings 06828003.


Anyone wishing to display their brochure and business cards in the Tourist office should call 06828003 . Or contact any member of the Destination Ballybunion Organisation .


Every Monday bingo continues in the Tintean at 8.30pm Please support ,


Ballybunion will welcome back the show alone it stands the last weekend in September . Book tickets today to avoid disappointment 06828003 .


Destination Meeting next Tuesday night in the Railway new members welcome 8pm .

Ballybunion Credit Union

are pleased to inform their members that the Credit Union will open on Saturday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm from 25th May.We hope this service will be of benefit to our members.


The First year basketball team competed in the 'North Kerry Post Primary Basketball Tournament' in the Community Centre in Ballybunion on Friday last, May 3rd. Cora O'Mahony, Emma Kennelly and Sarah Long second year were acting as table officials. The team first overcame the Causeway Comprehensive team. Next up were other close neighbours Tarbert Comprehensive, whom they also defeated. Finally they faced Presentation Listowel and were thrilled to come out winners against this team. They were thrilled to win the coveted shield and Mr.Daly their coach was proud of the girls. Members of the victorious team were; Maeve Scanlon, Saoirse O'Carroll, Shanice Daly, Teegan Meehan, Erica Mulcaire, Hannah Walsh, Rachel Mulvihill, Zoe Prendergast, Tara O'Shea, Allanah Whealan, Christina Tydings and Renee Cooke. Congrats to the victorious team and Mr. Daly.


BALLYDONOGHUE PARISH MAGAZINE: The committee are currently busy compiling items for the 2013 edition of your Parish Magazine. if you have any photos, ideas, etc, please contact us as soon as possible. Visit for more details.


Congratulations to Conor Kennelly, Moybella, who was presented with the Junior Cert Student Award, on Friday night last at St Joseph's Awards night in Ballybunion.


The annual churchgate collection in aid of Ballydonoghue Community Aleert will be taken up at masses this weekend, May 25/26th. Your support will be greatly appreciated as Community Alert look out for the most vulnerable in our society.


The death has occurred of John Healy, Snr, Kilomeroe. Sympathy is extended to his son, John, Daughter, Bridie (Stack), Lixnaw, to their families snd to his relatives and neighbours and friends. The sad news filtered through on Friday morning last of the death of Thomas Linnane, Coolkeragh, after a brief illness. Sympathy is extended to his sister, Ann, to his relatives, neighbours and to his many friends in the area. May they rest in peace.


NEWS FROM BUDS: Nutritionist Maxine Browne giving a free talk on Tuesday 21st May at 7.00pm in Buds everyone welcome. Drug and Addiction Counsellor available in Bud's for further information Ring for an appointment Contact Ger on 087-9263803 Information Officer available on Thursdays 10.30am-4.00pm For Form filling Medical card information, Farm assist, Rural Social Scheme etc. Evening with Chef Frank Moynihan - Presenting a Gourmet Cookery Session Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 8.00pm sharp Admission only €10 Tickets available at reception


Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last at SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff.


As part of the Gathering Ireland 2013 Sliabh a' Mhadra N.S is running some events over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The school is 170 years old and The Cashen N.S amalgamated with Sliabh a' Mhadra 40 years ago in 1973.

On Saturday June 1st a Golf Classic in association with McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway will take place at Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club commencing at 7.00am. The format will be teams of four of any combination with two scores to count at each hole. There will also be a Longest Drive & Nearest the Pin on the day. Teams cost €120 and some tee times are still available. Ring the Clubhouse on (066)7133555 for details. Tee boxes and Greens may be sponsored at €50 each. Contact the school on (066)7131742 for further information.

For past pupils, parents & friends, of both Sliabh a' Mhadra & The Cashen Schools, a "fun night" awaits you in McHale's Stretford End on Saturday night. Do come along to catch up with classmates and friends. The Presentation of the Golf Classic prizes will also take place on the night. Music is by T.R. Dallas and admission is free.

On Sunday June 2nd Sliabh a' Mhadra N.S will open its doors to everyone from 11.30am – 1.30pm. Take a trip down memory lane while looking at some memorabilia and see how the school has grown over the years. Light refreshments will be served and there will be fun events for the children.


The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Lotto Draw for Monday May 13th are as follows; the numbers drawn were 4, 5, 11 & 12. There was no winner of the €4,900 Jackpot and the following won the €50 Lucky Dips;

Pauline Hennessy, Glounerdalive, Ballyduff

John Griffin, c/o Lowe's, Ballyduff

Natalie O'Connor, Dromartin, Ballyduff

TV DRAW: Joanne Foley, Ballyduff

Eric McHale, Slievadara, Ballyduff

Elaine Murphy, Leigh, Ballyduff

The Lotto Draw takes on each Monday at the various Pubs in the parish. Entry is €2 and tickets are on sale locally.


The Ramblers Golf Society travelled to Newcastlewest Golf Club recently for Danny Caffrey's Captain's Prize Day. The course was a bit soft underfoot but some good scores were returned on the day. The results are as follows;

WINNER – John O'Carroll (18) 34pts

Category "A" – 1st Eamonn Stack (21) 29pts 2nd – Jimmy O'Sullivan (19) 29pts

Category "B" – 1st Jimmy Slattery (23) 27pts 2nd Brian McGrath (18) 26pts

Category "C" – 1st Tom McGrath (26) 22 pts 2nd Neilus Slattery (23) 18pts

Front Nine – Mark Condon

Back Nine – Paul Donegan

Guest Section – John Shanahan

Junior Section – David Linnane

NEXT OUTING: The next Ramblers Golf Society outing will be to Dunmurray Springs in Kildare on June Saturday June 15th. All welcome


The following Graveyard will take place next month: Killury Graveyard – Wednesday June 12th at 7.30pm

Derrico Graveyard – Friday June 21st at 8.00pm

St John's Graveyard – Friday June 28th at 7.30pm

Please ensure that all graves are tidied and that rubbish is taken away.


CORPUS CHRISTI Eucharistic Procession on Sunday 2nd June.

The Feast of Corpus Christi the procession takes place after 11.30 a.m. mass in St. Brendan's Church, Clogher.

This mass will be the final mass in this year's Do This in Memory programme.

The procession will go from the church to Clogher Cemetery. As in previous years this year's first communicants will form the guard of honour for the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome to walk in the procession, hope it will be a prayerful experience once again. The altar servers in the parish are invited to take part.


The next evening of Devotions in honour of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will take place Thursday 30th May in St. Brendan's Church, Clogher at 7.15 p.m.

Fianna Fáil Cumainn

There will be an AGM for all Ballymacelligott, Ballyseedy and Kielduff Cumainn on this Thursday in Ballygarry House Hotel at 7pm. Topic for discussion will be 'Crime in Our Communities - How to Respond' given by Fionnán Fitzgerald, Secretary Ballymacelligott Community Alert Group. This will be followed at 8.30pm by an AGM for all three Cumainn. New members are always welcome.

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society: Will be holding it's annual pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 22nd June. Bus Leaving Ballydwyer Creamery at 6.40am, Earl of Desmond Hotel at 6.50am, Our Lady and St. Brendan's Church at 7.00am and The Square Listowel at 7.20am Fare: €25. For further details contact June Fitzgerald at 066-7137236 or Eileen Galvin at 066-7137237.


COMMUNITY GAMES CHOIR: The very best of luck is extended to the Ballylongford Community Games Under Age Choir who compete in the All Ireland Final's in Athlone on this coming Saturday May 26th This is there second year representing their Club and County and we wish the children their mentors and family members supporters and all concerned the very best of luck.


Congratulations to the 14 School children, their teachers, parents and grandparents of both St Oliver's Ballylongford and Lenamore National Schools who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion at St Michael's Church on Saturday morning last. Congratulations and sincere thanks is extended to the Parents Council of the school who provided an array of refreshments etc immediately after the Holy Communion for everybody involved, indeed there was an amount of work put into this and well done to all concerned on such a wonderful occasion.


Readers for next weekend: Saturday Vigil at 8pm: National School Group III. Sunday at 11.30am: National School Group IV. Eucharistic Ministers: Vigil at 8pm: Jackie Walsh, Mary Moroney, Catherine Dee, Aine O' Connor, Tom Moriarty, Aine O' Donoghue, Aiden Flahive. Sunday 11.30am: Eric O'Neill, Mary Prendergast, Paula Falvey, Deidre O'Neill, Helen Walsh, Carol Ann Lynch, Shauna Walsh. Parish Secretary: Helen is available every Wednesday from 9am to 12noon for booking Masses, Baptisms, Weddings, House Masses etc at the Presbytery.


The newly re developed Parish Hall is now available for functions, meetings etc for more details and for booking information on any of the facilities available please contact Breda Barden at 087 9176982


Rosary will be held at the Grotto at 7.30pm every evening for the month of May.


The conference of St. Vincent de Paul Ballylongford/ Asdee would like to thank all those who helped to raise much needed funding for the laundry service for the elderly in Ballylongford in 2012. In particular we would like to thank Noel and Shirley Heaphy of Centra Supermarket for providing us with a very large amount of washing powder. To Bernie Doran Tim Kennelly and friends who raised a large sum of money participating in the North Kerry Cycle last August. To Patsy and Phil O' Connell who raised funds with their outdoor Christmas Lights Display. Thanks also to Ballylongford I.C.A , Tarbert Comprehensive School and the H.S.E without all of this support it would have been very difficult to maintain this much needed service. Once again thanks so much to all concerned.


Sandrine Brisset will be signing copies of her book, 'Brendan Kennelly: Behind the Smile' in the Listowel Literary and Cultural Centre, on Saturday 1st of June at 12pm.