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Ballybunion C.C.E. A large crowd turned up to Asdee Community Centre for the Ballybunion CCE Waltzing and Set Competitions on Saturday evening last.

Well done to all the dancers who put on a wonderful evenings entertainment. The following are the Ballybunion Class results Waltzing Results. Boys Under 7 1st Danny Finch - Emily Hanrahan, 2nd John Collins - Eabhla Lawlee. Ladies Under 8 A 1st Eabha Lawlee - Emily Hanrahan, 3rd Aisling Hennessy - Aisling Cooke. Ladies Under 8 B 2ndElida Buckley - Kelli Walsh. Boys Under 8. 2nd Robert Stack - Ashling Hennessy.

Under 10 Ladies. 1st Caoimhe Moloney - Eabha Moloney, 3rd Brianna O Connor - Maggie O Neill, Elaine Keane - Sarah Spillane. Under 10 Mixed. 1st Barry O Neill - Elaine Keane, 3rd Joseph Finch - Sarah Spillane, 4th Aaron Buckley - Eabha Moloney. Under 12 Ladies. 1st Rachel Stack - Katie Joy, 2nd Maura O Neill - Clara Hanrahan. Novice Ladies Sets 3rd Sarah Spillane & Set. 4th Katie Joy & Set. Boys Sets 2nd Danny Finch & Set, 3rd Aaron Buckley & Set. Open Sets 2nd Maura O Neill & Set.

A special thanks to the members of the local branch of Comhaltas who held this event and to also to the Asdee hall committee for the use of the hall. Irish Night An Irish night will be held on this Saturday night May 4th at Courtney's Bar Ballybunion. All musicians, singers and dancers are very welcome. Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí: Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí will be held in Ballybunion from the 18th to 23rd June 2013. Anyone wishing to include articles for the Fleadh Programme please submit them to any member of the Fleadh Committee asap.


The new Bar at the Golf Hotel will officially open this Saturday night at 11 pm with Sean O Dowd and Hanora Everyone welcome .


The Patrica NAGLE Memorial Weekend will be held this Saturday in the Tintean Theatre Walk to Cnoc Na Oir on Saturday from Tintean 11am. Also on Saturday Night band Oracle at 9pm . All in Aid of Charity call 06828003 please support .


BALLYDONOGHUE PARISH MAGAZINE: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine are urgently looking for your photos and memories of Hegarty's Hall. Please give them to Marion O'Connor or any member of the committee as soon as possible. The committee extend their congratulations to Delia o'Sullivan, Ballybunion, on her success in the National Active Retirement Association Literary Competition. Delia' s work took second prize in the nationwide competition, she is also a regular contributer to Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine and has won the Creative Writing competition on numerous occasions. The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday next, May 7th at Lisselton School. Time: 8.00pm.


The official opening of The Lartigue Monorail and Museum, by the French Ambassador, Mrs Emmanuelle d'Achon will take place on Saturday next, May 4th, in Listowel at 2pm. Everybody welcome.


CCE Sets. A large crowd turned up Saturday evening last for the Annual Ballydonoghue CCE Waltzing and Set Competitions. A lovely nights entertainment was put on by the dancers who attend classes every week in Coolard Clubrooms. The following are the results: Beginners Ladies Waltzing: 1st Jessica Leahy - Edel Dillane, 2nd Aine Dillane - Riona O'Halloran, 3rd Aisling O'Halloran - Muireann O'Donoghue, Clodagh O'Sullivan - Robyn O'Driscoll Houlihan, Aoibhín Lyons - Aoibheann Buckley. Under 6 Ladies 1st Aoibheann Buckley - Aideen O'Connor, 2nd Kiera Keane - Michelle Relihan, 3rd Emer Fitzgerald - Gretta Keane. Under 8 Boys 1stOisin McNamara - Katie McCarron, 2 nd Jamie Keane - Chloe McCarthy, 3rd Jack O'Neill - Ciara Large, Donal O'Connor - Rebecca Flavin. Under 8 Ladies A 1st Rebecca Flavin - Bea Stack, 2nd Mairead Barry - Katie McCarron, 3rd Edel Martin - Emma Kennelly, Niamh Horgan - Chloe McCarthy. Under 8 Ladies B 1st Stephanie Houlihan - Ava Barrett, 2nd Kayleigh Sheehy - Ciara Large, 3rd Megan Large - Mary Ann O'Connor, Mary Power - Mary O'Connor. Under 10 Boys 1st Shane Madden - Ciara Fitzgerald, 2nd Dylan Quinn - Eve Hennelly. Under 10 Ladies 1st Ciara Fitzgerald - Sinead Relihan, 2nd Rebecca Houlihan - Orla Horgan, 3rd Eve Hennelly - Nora Keane, Amy Lynch - Clodagh McElligott. Under 12 Boys 1stConor Hennessy - Louise Madden, 2 nd Patrick Kissane – Sophie Flavin, 3rd Ryan O'Neill - Tori O'Connor. Under 12 Ladies 1st Roisin Kissane - Caoimhe Barry, 2nd Caoimhe Lyons - Sophie Flavin, 3rd Tori O'Connor - Shauna Mulvihill, Louise Madden - Andrea Moriarty. Novice ladies Set 1st Amy Lynch & Set 2nd Stephanie Houlihan & Set, 3rd Ciara Fitzgerald & Set, 4th Edel Martin & Set, Jamie Keane & Set, 5 th Orla Horgan & Set, Niamh Horgan & Set. Boys Set 1st Conor Hennessy & Set 2nd Shane Madden & Set, 3rd Dylan Quinn & Set. Open Ladies Set 1st Roisin Kissane & Set, 2nd Eve Hennelly & Set, 3rd Sophie Flavin & Set.

The Overall performers for 2013 went to Shane Madden and Ciara Fitzgerald. Well done all. A special word of thanks to Jackie Hegarty and all in Tomáisín's for their cooperation as always.


On Saturday next, May 4th, the children of the schools in the parish will receive their First Holy Communion at 11.00am. This is a big day in the school calendar and everybody's best wishes go to the children and the teachers who put in an amount of preparation to make it a memorable day for all concerned.


OLD SCHOOL PHOTOS: On Sunday June 2nd Sliabh a' Mhadra National School will hold a Gathering Celebration. It will also mark the amalgamation of Sliabh a' Mhadra and The Cashen Schools in 1973. On the day it is hoped to have a display of photographs from both schools of days gone by. If you have any old school photos please drop them off to Sliabh a' Mhadra N.S. over the next few weeks. All photos will be scanned and returned to their owners. Your co-operation on this matter will be greatly appreciated.


Drug and Addiction Counsellor is 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.


The results of the weekly "41" Card Drive at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway are as follows: Monday April 15th: 1st & 2nd Divided – Mike Kennelly & Mike Moriarty; Liam O'Mahony & Sonny O'Halloran; 3rd Owen & Mary Horgan

TABLE PRIZES: Angela O'Sullivan & Martin Whelan; Brendan Harrington & Joe Higgins.

Monday April 22nd: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Divided – Maurice Guerin & Ann O'Callaghan; Pat McSweeney & Roy Dineen; Tom Kennelly & Seamus Keane

TABLE PRIZES: Kathleen Casey-O'Connell & Pat Joe Barrett; Michael P O'Keeffe & Tim Hartnett.

The "41" Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm. Entry is €5 and there is €440 in prize money to be won.


It's that time of year again. Ballyduff Horse Fair committee are organising their annual horse fair event. A Meeting will take place in Purcell's Village Inn Bar, Ballyduff on this Friday May 3rd at 9.30pm sharp.


On Friday May 10th, Ballyduff Community Council will host a "Bingo with a difference" in aid of The Listowel Community Hospital Hospice Care Unit. This is the third year they have held this event as tribute to a number of their regular players who have passed away from Cancer. It will be held on Friday 10th of May in the Ballyduff Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please contact us at 087 7596302, or come along on the night and play bingo and enjoy a great social event while supporting a great cause.


The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Lotto for Monday April 22nd are as follows;

The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 15 & 16 and there was no winner of the €4,450 Jackpot. The following won the €50 Lucky Dips: Nine Darter Syndicate, Ballyduff; Niamh McKenna, Lixnaw; Anne Marie Corridan, Creveen, Ballyduff.

TV DRAW: Theresa O'Sullivan, Ardoughter, Ballyduff; Anne O'Connor, Hawthorn Bar, Ballyduff; John O'Sullivan, Coole, Ballyduff.

The weekly GAA Lotto can now be done on line. Click on to and follow the instructions to help you through the different stages. By playing on line you will also receive the results on a weekly basis.


Eucharist Devotion takes place at SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff each Wednesday from 5.00pm – 7.00pm Divine Mercy every Sunday at Ballyduff Church at 3.00pm Holy Hour takes place every Tuesday during May at SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff from 7.00pm – 8.00pm The children of Ballyduff will receive their First Holy Communion at SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff on Saturday May 18th at 11.00am.


The next Monthly "41" Card Drive will be held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on this Thursday May 2nd commencing at 10.00pm. Entry is €5 and all monies taken in will be paid out. All welcome


Coursing Club Lotto Results for Sunday April 28th Numbers Drawn: 9, 10, 15, 26

No Jackpot Winner €50 Liam Sullivan €25 John Thornton €25 JS, LR, JL €25 A Halloran Next weeks Jackpot is €4200. Draw will held in the White Sands on Sunday May 5th


Congratulations to the girls of 5th and 6th class who won silver medals at the Cumann Na mBunscoil mini 7's Camogie competition recently in Abbeydorney. Eight teams took part. Bouleenshere had wins over Ardfert, Killury and Kilmoyley before losing the final to Lixnaw. This was a close match. Well done to Keeva Reidy, (capt) Maggie Lynch, Lisa Kearney, Katie O'Halloran, Michelle O'Halloran, Ella O'Reagan, Kerrie Daley and Donna O'Carroll. One of these girls will be chosen to represent the school and play in Croke Park in August. Also good luck to Bryan Sheehan, Ricky Hussey, Maggie Lynch and Kerrie Daley who qualified for hurling skills finals which take place in Austin Stacks Park shortly. Best of luck to the U-10 draughts team who have won gold in Kerry and Munster and will take part in the Community Games - All Ireland final in Athlone at the end of May. They are busy practicing at the moment: David O'Sullivan, Adam Dineen, Dara Kearney, Denis Lynch, Dara Donnelly, Shane O'Connell and Niall Griffin.


Please keep in your prayers the boys and girls who will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday next, 4th May 2013.


The Annual Mass in Glendahalan at Tobar na Súl is due to take place on Friday, 31st May at 8.00 pm.


Amidst news of harsh cutbacks and trying times the Kerry Parents and Friends Association are preparing to celebrate 40 years of supporting adults with an intellectual disability throughout Kerry. Due to major cutbacks they need people's support to maintain a proper service for their special friends (068)22977.


Following a very successful sell-out run of their production of Jimmy Keary's 'Too Close To Home', a comedy in three acts, directed by John Shanahan in St Columbus Centre, Kilflynn on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th April and Friday 12th April. The Kilflynn Drama Group are proud to be invited to St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, to stage their play on Sunday night 28th April, For One Night only. Curtain up at 8.00 p.m. sharp. Tickets will be at only €10 each. So come along and enjoy a fabulous night's entertainment that certainly won't break the bank! To Book contact: St. John's on (068)22566 or Mike on: (066)7135129 or (087)9794541.


Sympathy, we extend our sincere sympathy to the O'Riordan family on the recent death of Donal O'Riordan, Ballinprior. Donal's wife Elizabeth is secretary of our Comhaltas branch for many years and daughters Melissa and Danielle teach music in our branch. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre

Ballyheigue Running group meets every Sunday at 11am at the Castle Gates all levels catered everyone welcome!

Music and Movement group for Children with Intellectual Special Needs: Every Thursday 5.45pm to 6.45pm, €3 per week. An hour of interaction, movement and imagination to support children's confidence, speech and development. For more info call Laura on 066-7116961


BALLYLONGFORD/TARBERT C.C.E.: We would like to thank everyone for their support at our annual concert last weekend. It was a great success. The closing date for the Fleadh entries is the 16th May. Entry forms can be got from the Secretary Aine O'Donoghue or Deirdre O'Neill (086) 3452953. The forms must be returned to either Aine or Deirdre before the 16th as no entries will be accepted after that date.


The Tidy Towns clean up which took place last Thursday evening was a great success. Sincere thanks to all the volunteers who took part. A fundraising cake sale in aid of tidy towns is being held in the parish hall after mass, Saturday evening 4th May. Refreshments also available. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


The A.G.M. of the Ballylongford Enterprise Association will take place on Thursday night May 16th at 9pm. in the Parish Hall. Everyone welcome. If you would like to be a member of the committee please give your name to the Secretary Elaine Stack of Rusheen 087-6407897 before 9th of May.


Parents who wish to enrol their children in S.N. Léana Mhóir for September 2013 may now do so. For all enquiries and enrolments or if you would like to visit our school, please contact us on 068 43941 or 087 3183020.


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


Next meeting of the Ballylongford Old School Reunion Gathering Group will take place in the Eddie Carmody Memorial Hall on May 13th at 8.30pm. sharp. Tickets are now available for the Banquet at the Listowel Arms Hotel, August 3rd from any member of the Committee, price €30.


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