Ballydonoghue Lisselton

Ballydonoghue Lisselton

CCE: Munster Fleadh Cheoil was held in UL Limerick recently and once again the Ballydonoghue/Lisselton branch of Comhaltas will be represented at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Derry in August. Our musicians and dancers deserve great praise for the way they played and danced in the Munster and to get to play and dance in a Munster Fleadh is a great achievement. We have to congratulate the following musicians on their success and wish the best of luck to Kevin O'Neill, Neilus Mackessy, Roisín Kissane Ryan O'Neill and Darragh Mackessy, who will represent the local branch in Derry. The following were the results from the Munster Fleadh. Bosca Ceoil/Button Accordion (12-15) 2nd Neilus Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Bosca Ceoil/Button Accordion (15-18) 1st Kevin O'Neill, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Bainseo/Banjo (15-18) 3rd Tom Trench, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Mandolin/Mandolin (Faoi 12) 3rd Darragh Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Bodhrán/Bodhrán (15-18) 3rd Kieran O'Connell, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Drumaí Céilí/Céilí Band Drums (15-18) 3rd Kieran O'Connell, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Ceol Trír/Trios (Faoi 12) 1st Roísín Ní Chíosaín, Ryan O'Neill, Darragh Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue Lisselton, Ciarraí. Full Set - Ladies (15-18) 3rd Ballydonoghue/Causeway Ciarraí.


An air of sadness hung over Ballydonoghue and beyond as news spread of the untimely death of Fr Tim Gunn, Lyre, on Sunday last. Fr Tim, who spent most of his working life in the UK, was a true gentleman. He was a familiar sight on the golf course in Ballybunion since his retirement to his native Lyre some years ago. His popularity was evident at the huge attendance at his house and at mass in St Theresa's Church and burial in Lisselton Cemetery on Wednesday last. Sympathy is extended to his brothers, Joe and Kathleen, John and Catherine, and to their families, to his friends in the church, and to his many relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.


The annual mass in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford takes place on Wednesday next, July 7th at 8.00pm.


BALLYHEIGUE FESTIVAL: This year's Summer Festival was the best yet with a fantastic buzz around the village. The fine weather made for perfect conditions with all events attracting record crowds. The organising committee would like to thank everyone who participated or helped out in any way. We would also like to thank all the local businesses who sponsored the festival. Photos of the festival can be found on the website.


Congratulations to Mick Harkin, Sean Kenny, Tom Brendan O'Connor, Niall Harkin and John Edwards who completed the first ever swim from Muckloch to Ballyheigue on Sunday afternoon. Conditions were excellent and the 5 miles swim took the swimmers between 2 and 3 hours to reach shore. Thanks to the Kayakers who did a great job guiding the swimmers home and also to the boats who helped out with getting us to the rock and kept and eye on us on the way in. Details of the swim are on


REIDY, TERESA, (née Boyle) R.I.P. Glendahalan West, Ballyheigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry and late of Ballinglanna, Causeway. 21st July 2013. Wife of the late Timmy Joe and predeceased by her son Tadhg. Mother to Patrick, Catherine, Nora,Terence,Teresa,Helen,

John and Owen. Deeply regretted by her Sr. Layola Boyle R.S.M Brisbane, Australia, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Solas na síoraíochta, dá hanam dílís. Reposing at Hartnett's Funeral Home, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry. this Tuesday 23rd July, followed by removal to St. Mary's Church, Ballyheigue. Requiem Mass was on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the Holy Family Cemetery, Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry.


Will take place at Ballyheigue Community Centre from July 29th to 2nd August between 10am - 2.30pm daily. For young people aged between 7 and 12 years of age. For further Information contact Risteárd Ó Fuarain 087-2194992. €45 for 1st child, with a €5 reduction for each subsequent child.


We would like anyone who went to Bouleenshere School during the past fifty years to loan us your school photos, which will be returned. The type of photo we are looking for are those that would have been taken in the school with your family members. They can be handed in at the Post Office.


Ballyheigue Youth Space: Opening hours for August Monday 4-8pm, Tuesday 4-8pm, wed closed, Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-8pm..Loads of activities inc pool, table tennis, games consoles, Internet etc..only €2 per to 066-7116961 for more information.

Programme schedule for services and activities for Autumn 2013 is now being drawn up we welcome any suggestions so please call us on 066-7116961 or drop in to share your views. Keep an eye to the Outlook to see what courses and adult education initiatives will be taken place in September. Low cost, confidential counselling service : A low cost counselling service is available through the FRC for you and your family for whatever reason you may need. To access counselling we have a qualified, experienced counsellor available to provide sessions at nominal rates/free. If you require any assistance to help you through a tough time i.e. relationship breakdown, bereavement, stress or anxiety, depression then call our counsellor confidentially, Brendan on 087-9798981 or talk more about available services at the FRC with Seamus on 066-7116961. Child counselling/play therapy also available. MABS, Money, Advice and Budgeting service outreach clinic :MABS is on hand to give you advice and guidance in regards to any money queries you may have no matter how big or small, to make a free appointment with a financial advisor call Ger at the Tralee office and see him here at the FRC, 0761 07 2190


results for Sunday July 28th Numbers drawn 6, 8, 12, 30. No jackpot winner. €50 Jacob Quill €25 M Breen €25 J Leen €25 Nathan O'Shea Next week jackpot is €5500. Draw will be held in the Castlearms on Sunday Aug 4th


The Gathering of Ballylongford is almost with us and the biggest night of all will be Friday night August 2nd in the newly refurbished Parish Hall. Bally is unique in that it has two elected Kerrymen of the Year. Brendan Kennelly was elected Kerryman of the Year in 1991 and now John Flavin has been elected London's Kerryman of the Year. What an honour for Bally. It is our hope that Bally will honour John by their presence in the Parish Hall on Friday night where the best of entertainment, food and craic are guaranteed. Go maire tu i bhfad a Shean. The Gathering Committe are publishing a Souvenir booklet to commemorate this wonderful occasion. As copies are limited you are well advised to get your copy early.


In advance of the upcoming Gathering & Oyster festivals a cleanup of the village & surrounding area is being undertaken on Wednesday evening 31st July from 6.30 pm onwards by the Tidy Town's group. Meeting point is the church car-park. It would be very much appreciated if as many locals as possible come out & assist with the clean up".


Readers for next weekend: Saturday Vigil at 8pm: Kathleen Faley. Sunday at 11.30am: Marie Shanahan. Eucharistic Ministers for August: Saturday evening Vigil Mass: Jackie Walsh, Mary Moroney, Catherine Dee, Aine O' Connor, Tom Moriarty, Aine O' Donoghue. Sunday 11.30am: Eric O'Neill, Mary Prendergast, Paula Falvey, Shauna Walsh, Deidre O' Neill, Helen Walsh, Carol Ann Lynch. Parish Secretary: Helen is available every Wednesday from 9am to 12noon for booking Masses, Baptisms, Weddings, House Masses etc at the Presbytery. Next Saturday evening August 3rd at 7.30pm The Official Gathering Mass will be celebrated.


A number of Annual Open Air Cemetery Masses take place in the coming weeks: On Bank Holiday Monday 5th August the Annual Cemetery Mass at Ahavoher Graveyard in Moyvane will be celebrated at 8pm, On Tuesday 6th August the Annual Cemetery Mass at Knockanure Graveyard will be celebrated at 8pm. On Wednesday August 7th the Annual Open Air Mass at Lislaughtin Abbey will be celebrated at 8pm as will the Annual Cemetery Mass at Murhur Graveyard in Moyvane, will be celebrated at 8pm. On Friday August 9th the Annual Open Air Mass at St Mary's Cemetery in Tarbert will be celebrated at 7.30pm. and On Friday August 16th the Annual Open Air at Kilnaughtin Cemetery in Tarbert will be celebrated at 7.30pm. This will conclude most of the local cemetery masses for 2013.


In conjunction with the Tarbert Gathering Festival which runs from August 9th until August 18th there will a fantastic evening of entertainment at the Cross of the Wood on Friday August 16th when the old custom of "The Cross Roads Dancing" will once again be revived.


OBITUARY: We are all deeply saddened at the death of Séan O' Driscoll, Garrahies, Camp in New Jersey. (Full Report next week).

Sympathy is extended to Kitty McCarthy, Knockglossmore on the recent death of her sister Mary Cooke from Cork.


Next Sunday August 4th is the Annual Camp Cash Cow Community Family Fun Day organised by Camp Community Council Ltd. in Camp Community Sports field from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Raffle Tickets are on sale around the parish at €10 per grid (pinpoint where the cow will do her business) and win €500. There will be a Dog Show, Novelty Sports, Celebrity Penalty Shoot Out, Amusements for children and a Bar-B-Que on the day and much more.

So please support and have a good day out as well. All funds raised will go towards the Camp Community Sportsfield Development.


A large gathering of Parishioners from

the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral area attended the pilgrimage Walk and Mass concelebrated by Bishop Ray Browne assisted by the priests of the area at Sagart Mass Rock, Coumdubh, Annascaul on Friday evening.

This Mass Rock was used during the Penal Days for the celebration of Mass.Close by, at no great distance from the Rock, is 'Tobareen na Comeena'- the little Communion Well- where, tradition has it the priest secured water for use at Mass, and the faithful broke their fast after Holy Communion.


Local Camp Author and Poet Bríd Ní Mhoráin is reading her poetry along with Maire Breathnach, musician at An Lab, Old CBS School, Dingle on 1st August, 1-2 p.m.


Castlegregory Community Council need new members. If you are interested in improving your community and can attend a monthly meeting please contact Maura Cronin on 086 8468712 or Edel O'Connor on 087 2928878 and we would be delighted to have you on board.


Results from Castlegregory 25th July

Ladies: 1st Sr Beelty and Avila Fitzgerald. Intervals: Kay McGovern and Catherine Dowd.

Gents: 1st Jackie Goodwin.2nd Michael Rohan. Intervals: John McEnery, Jack Deane and Marcia Gantor. Mystery: Martin Courtney, Thos Maunsell.


will take place every Sunday at 10.00am to 1.30pm at the Clubrooms for the duration of the Summer.


ar siúl ó 22ú - 26ú Iúil 2013, Halla Le Chéile. Cúrsa Gaeilge do dhaoine fásta, dáltaí scoile & leanaí. Irish course for adults, students & families in Halla Le Chéile from 9 -1pm, 22nd - 26th July. Breis eolais ó nó 066 7138137


U17 team. This season Castlegregory Celtic FC are hoping to enter an U17 team in the Kerry District League so we are inviting any young players interested to contact club secretary Damien Finn on 086-0531657 or email If there is sufficient interest the first games will be in Sept, with games on Saturdays. Only 8 clubs in Kerry had U17 teams last season so its a good opportunity for the younger soccer players to compete against their peers. Please contact Damien asap as registration needs to be completed by August 1st!!


would like to invite you to the opening of their 7th. annual art exhibition , in Halla le Chéile, Brandon on saturday 3rd. August at 8pm. Wine and finger food reception.


Jane O'Connell would like to express her words of gratitude to the members of Crosshaven & Castlegregory Community who have helped her through a very difficult time following the tragic and very sudden loss of her beautiful daughter Sinead Hull.

Jane would like to thank Jonny's Return Bar for their hospitality, a special word of thanks also to Ted Emery for singing at Sinead's mass, Fr. Pat Stevenson for his kind and sensitive eulogy and for all those who continue to support Jane as she comes to terms with her loss.

Special thanks to Orla and Denis who are kind and wonderful friends to her.

The thoughts and prayers of all the Community are with Jane during this very difficult time as we remember Sinead, a beautiful and thoughtful lady & daughter who always had kind words and a smile for everybody.