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BALLYLONGFORD/TARBERT C.C.E. An evening of music and song was held in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford last Friday night to mark the LoveLive Music Day 2013 which was celebrated this year on 21st June.

A large attendance was treated to a most enjoyable evening of music and songs from our local branch musicians including solo acts, duets, trios and singers, all of whom were going forward to the County Fleadh competitions on Saturday. A great display of music was also on show from our under 12 group, under 15 group and our under 15 band. This was a free community based event and it gave everyone a wonderful chance to experience live traditional music, all from our local musicians which was of a wonderful quality. A truly enjoyable evening was had by all and it is hoped that we can take part in our National Music Day again next year.


Congratulations to all the musicians and singers from our branch who took part in the various competitions in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai on Saturday last. Our members enjoyed great success in the competitions with the following results: Fiddle U. 12 - 1st Caoimhe Scanlan, 2nd Conor Heaphy; Duet U.12 - 1st Aine Enright & Brion Cregan; Trio U. 12 - 1st Aine Enright, Brion Cregan & Conor Heaphy; Banjo U.12 - 3rd Brion Cregan (Recommended); Mandolin U.12 - 3rd Brion Cregan (Recommended); Banjo 12-15 - 2nd Timmy Flaherty; English Singing U.12 - 3rd Amy Kissane (Recommended). Rogha Ghleas (Tenor Guitar) 12-15 - 1st Timmy Flaherty; Uileann Pipes 12-15 - 1st Timmy Flaherty; Uileann Pipes Slow Air 12-15 - 1st Timmy Flaherty. All of the above now go forward to represent Kerry in the Munster Fleadh to be held in the University of Limerick on 20/21st July next and the local branch wish them the very best of luck.


A fun filled week and an informative week has been organised for all our visitors and locals. We hope this will be a week to be remembered and if possible, an annual event.

THE BIG NIGHT: The opening night is of course, the most important night, and will be held in the Parish Hall with John Flavin doing the honours of launching the week. Liam Purtill will be MC the event. These will include singers Saoirse O'Connor, Mike-Joe Holly, John Martin O'Sullivan and many more. Donal O'Connor will recall many stories of the Bally we knew and everyone, I hope, will add their own memories. Patrick Fitzmaurice of Well St. will regale us with some of Roger Mulvihill's songs and Daisy Kearney, storyteller supreme will have us laughing for the night. This is but a snippet of what will go on in the Parish Hall and we will proceed from there to Nookie's Bar where courtesy of Liam Nolan, we can enjoy excellent music and more craic. We are giving you only a peep of what we have ready for you. Actually, there is a soprano coming from USA!


A number of Dates are now available for the forthcoming Annual Cemetery Masses . On Thursday 20th June mass will be offered at Gale Cemetery at 8pm. On Friday evening 28th June the Annual Mass at Kilconly Cemetery in Beale will be celebrated at 8pm. Aghavallen Annual Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 3rd July. So in the coming week/s it would be nice for people to visit their family graves and ensure that their family graves are in nice and tidy condition prior to these masses.


The Parents association of the local St Oliver's Primary School will hold a Family Fun day on Sunday June 30th next to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Holiday's. This Fun day will commence at 2pm and continue until 6pm. Activities will include Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Fun Sports and Races along with BBQ, Teas & Coffees, and Cake Sale. All of these activities will take place in the School Grounds.


Preschool: 8th - 12th July. Junior & Senior Infants 29th July - 2nd August Contact Marie: 087-3290908. Book soon to avoid disappointment. Bright Sparks Montessori at Asdee National School now Enrolling for September 2013 Only 5 ECCE Places left. Part-time Places available


Due to the success of last year's camp we have decided to run one again this year. This will take place in The Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 8th - 12th July 10am to 3pm. There are a limited number of places still available. For further information please contact Cathy McEnery on 0863517904.


One of our much loved local characters Pat Crean, Knockgloss Beg, Camp passed away peacefully on Sunday 16th June. Pat was a great storytellers always engaging, his easy style of delivery and attention to detail, the hour, day, time, where and when it happened always enthralled his audience. He loved to talk and share his wonderful memories of Camp long ago. Pat was a happy content man, never in a hurry, he had time for everybody. Ni Bheidh do léitheid arís ann. Pat was laid to rest in Ballinknockane Cemetary, Camp following requiem Mass at St. Marys Church on Wednesday morning. Pat is survived by his brother Tom, sisters Sr. Teresa Ann and Sr. Catherine, sisters in law Kitty and Maureen, nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, many relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

Sympathy is extended to the Baker and O Sullivan families, Baile Uachtarach, Baile an Feiriterigh on the sad death of Bríd Baker. Bríd's sister Nóirín Deane resides in Knockglossmore, Camp. Go nDéane Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dilís.


Camp United Soccer annual night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Tralee is on Saturday, 6th. July.

€10 per ticket which are available from all players, includes entry to track and chance to win 500 euro in draw. Children under 12 Free. Great night out for all the family. Please support !


Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral Area Pilgrimage Walk & Mass at Sagart Mass Rock, Coumdubh,Annascaul will take place on Friday, 26th July.


The Annual Camp Cash Cow will be held on Sunday, August 4th. in Camp Community Field. A great day out for all the family. All proceeds go towards the Camp Community Field Development fund. Next Meeting - Thursday, 27th June 8.00 p.m. Old School, Camp.


Jonathan Deane wishes to thank everyone who supported him in his fundraising to aid his trip to India. Aughacasla National School, €300, No Uniform Day. Pub Quiz in Ashes Bar, Camp €6030 and Garveys Dingle bag packing €733. The Deane Family are most grateful to everyone who helped in any way to make this possible. As you may be aware Jonathan is very near the flooding at the moment and this as he said is an awful experience to see so many lives lost. We all wish him well.


Get out and keep fit. Camp ICA ladies go on a walk every Wednesday morning. They meet in O Dwyers/Londis in the village around 9.30 am.


Camp Community Childcare Centre have an exciting programme of fun activities planned for our summer camps including indoor and outdoor activities run by qualified and experienced staff. These fun filled weeks of activities will include arts & crafts, music & movement, ball games, cooking & baking, treasure hunts, themed days and lots of surprises!!!! Tel: 066 7130338,


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 20th June.

Ladies: 1st Jan Scanlon 2nd Sr. Maura O'Shea.

Intervals: Maureen Dowling and Joan Moriarity.

Gents: 1st Martin Murphy. 2nd Jerry Greaney.

Intervals: Seamus O'Donnell, Thos Maunsell, Marcia Gantor.

Mystery: Sheila O'Connor and Monica Cournane.

Country Market

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

Castlegregory Summer Festival

This years Summer Festival will take place on 10th to 14th July.

Get ready for the Car Boot Sale which will be held in Castlegregory Secondary School grounds

on Sunday 14th July as part of the Castlegregory Summer Festival.

Also put on your thinking caps regarding ideas for the Big Parade on the last evening of the festival Sunday 14th July.


Well done to all the children who travelled to Castleisland for the County Athletics Finals - 2000 children took part in this competition over the weekend. Our banner was proudly carried by our two young athletes Siobhan Lyne and Darragh O'Corcora in the parade of all areas taking part.

Great performances by Eabha Lyne, Amber O'Connor, Clement Crean, Oisin Dowling, James O'Neill, Cosette Dowling, Aedin Dineen, Maire Ni Shuilleabhain, Darragh O'Corcora, Ryan O'Connor, Jack O'Neill, Edie Hall,CJ Daniels,Leah Daniels, Marie Nix, Maisie Hall, Cian O'Grady, Brenna O'Neill and Adam Costello.

We had a number of children who progressed to quarter_finals, semi_finals and finals. We had super runs by Siobhan Lyne in the 200m and Finola Ni Chathasaigh in 100m - both girls did fantastic to finish 5th in both their respective finals. Eoghan Lyne also progressed to the final of the 600m and was unlucky not to get into medal placings. We were delighted to have two girls Emer Dineen and Hannah Nix progress to semi-finals in under 14 100m - both ran great races but were just outside qualifying for finals. Tara Dineen also ran well in 100m under 16 semi-final - just outside qualifers on this occasion. Well done to Caoimhe Moore who came 5th in Javelin but will be in this age category again next year.

Maharees Regatta

This years Maharees Regatta will be held on Sunday July 7th.

The first of the nine races will begin at 1.00pm and will continue with a race every half hour approximately until 5.30pm.


Club 500: Más mian leat a beith páirteach i gClub 500 nó má tá gá agat le athnuachan a dhéanamh ar do bhallraíocht déan teagmháil láithreach le Petrina nó Brendan ag 066 7138137. Many thanks to all Club 500 members who have renewed their membership. Annual membership costs €150 or €12.70 per month. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Halla Le Chéile on 066 7138137. Buaiteoirí Bealtaine/May winners 2013: 1ú Michael Flaherty, Bréanainn 2ú Máire O Néill, An Clochán 3ú Carmel Coughlan, Corcaigh 4ú Mary Fitzpatrick, Bréanainn 5ú Gearóid O Brosnacháin, Baile an Fheirtéirigh An céad tarrach eile - Tinteán Ceoil 24.06.2013 @ 7.30 i.n


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


ar siúl ó 5ú - 7ú Iúil. Mick Hanly oíche Dé hAoine (5ú), Céilí ar an Satharn agus Sean Keane oíche Dé Domhnaigh (7ú) san Halla agus go leor eachtraí ceoil eile. Ceardlanna ceoil/damhsa ar siúl ar an Satharn le Dessie Kelliher, Gary O Brien, Damian Mullane, Triona Mangan & daoine eile. Caithfear spás a chur in áirithe, líonfaidh siad go tapaidh. Breis eolais/clárú: / 066 7138137.


ar siúl ón 8ú Iúil - 23ú Lúnasa. Ar fáil ó Luan go hAoine do leanaí bunscoile amháin. Summer Camp through Irish in Halla Le Chéile, Bréanainn beginning on 8th July to 23rd August, Monday to Friday. Available to Primary school children only and pre-booking essental. Breis eolais ón Halla 066 7138137.


Plean Forbartha maidir le pobail atá ag brath ar an iascach i gContaethe Chiarraí agus Chorcaí. Tionólfar cruinniú smaointe & eolais ar an 28ú Meitheamh i Marina an Daingin @8 i.n. Public Meeting: Development of a Plan for Fishing Dependent Communities in Kerry. Information & Ideas meeting on 28th June at Dingle Marina @ 8pm

Folúntais Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail

Rúnaí in Halla le Chéile, An Clochán, Trá Lí. Ní mór d'iarrthóirí na critéir a bhaineann le Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail a chomhlíonadh. Breis eolais ó: Máire Uí Bheaglaoich ag 066 - 9150100 nó


do páistí 0-3 bl d'aois, i Halla le Chéilé, Déardaoin ó 11r.n. go dtí 12.30i.n.


Tá an tseirbhís ar fáil ceithre lá sa seachtain. Más mian le h-éinne béile/béilí a órdú chuir glaoch orainn ar 066 7138137. Meal delivery service is provided four days per week. Please give your name at the Halla if you are interested. 066 7138137.


Gach Dé Luain ag 7.30 i.n. Fáilte roimh cách! Every Monday night in Ionad Cultúrtha sa Chlochán. Entry fee €5 adults €2 children which includes refreshments. Everybody welcome!.


le Sabhailteacht Uisce na hEireann ag tosnú 1ú Luain ag Cé Bhréanainn. Clárú @ 10.30. Fáilte roimh gach aois. Cúrsa sábhailteacht san uisce ag tosnú 8ú Iúil. Swimming lessons with Irish Water Safety Brandon Pier beginning Monday 1st July. Enrolment @ 10.30. Water Safety course beginning 8th July. All ages welcome


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