Countywide: Ballyheigue, Camp, Castlegregory, Causeway, Clochán Bréanainn, Dingle and Duagh

Children from Scoil an Ghleann, Dingle, who participated in a Readathon for the Kerry Cork Health Link bus. Individual students read from six to 25 books and, in total, €147 was collected for the charity
Children from Scoil an Ghleann, Dingle, who participated in a Readathon for the Kerry Cork Health Link bus. Individual students read from six to 25 books and, in total, €147 was collected for the charity

Open day event: Scoil Naomh Iosef, Bouleenshere, is hosting an Open Day event on Tuesday February 21st at 7.00 pm, in the school.

This event is aimed at parents who will have children to enrol in primary school from this September onwards.

You are cordially invited to come along to meet the teachers and find out all about what our school has to offer. Refreshments will be served by the Parents' Council.

Bouleenshere N.S.

Is now enrolling for September 2017 onwards. Phone: (066) 7133080.

Community Games 2017

Our U-15 futsol team travel to Duagh next Sunday February 12th. Good luck to all our players. Training for U-10 indoor soccer will now be held in the Community Centre on Saturday at 12.45 to 1.45. Please bring €3 to cover costs thanks. U-13 futsol team will be out on Sunday 19th.February.

'Centra' walking group

Every Wednesday at 7.00pm from outside 'Ballyheigue Centra'. Please be Safe, Be Seen Reflective clothing t be worn. All welcome to come along and join us.

Coursing lotto

The following numbers were drawn on Tuesday 31st January in the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 1-13-24-29. Jackpot was not won.

The €50 winner was M. Donoghue, C/o Christina. The €25 winners were: Maurice J. Harmon, C/o Macs, Ann Sullivan, C/o Kitty, and Padraig Harty, C/o Christina. Jackpot €5,850.



Congratulations to Sarah (Sally) O Shea, Killelton who celebrated her 90th birthday in style with family and friends at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Saturday night. Sally, go maire tú an chéad


The death has occurred of John (Johnie) Flaherty, Duagh, Camp and Melbourne, Australia. Johnie is survived by his wife Margaret, daughters, Anne and Tara, brother Pat, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends. Johnie was laid to rest in Eltham Cemetary, Melbourne on Friday, February 3rd. Sympathy is extended to all the family. R.I.P.

Storm tales

Tales of bad storms in Camp and a lesson on how to make a St. Brigid's Cross on Sunday at the Junction Bar was all part of an exciting programme of events around the peninsula to celebrate the Annual Storm Festival.

Mary Fitzgerald stories about going out with the Biddy and the biddy ball intermingled with Paud Herlihys reminiscence of storms which blew hay sheds down to the strand in 1936 engaged a captive audience all very interested in local social history.

The 1936/38 National Schools folklore essays from Camp School were a wonderful source of information.

There was even a story about a drought in 1921 when it didn't rain from April to July and then the rain came in torrents in August causing terrible havoc for the farmers.

Ref - The Schools Collection -

Thank you to John and Susan Fitzpatrick for giving the St.Brigids Cross Workshop and to Mary and Paud whose crystal clear recall of times goneby was wonderful and fascinating to hear.

Dingle Peninsula Tourism reported a very successful festival all over the peninsula, Treasure Hunts, Concerts and lots more, all went great. A really good start to a vibrant 2017 tourist season, we hope !


Storm Festival

I would like to thank all those who gave so generously of their time and talents to make the Storm Festival Weekend a success. The Concert and Friday Night though seating was not to full capacity, made just over 1000 Euros. There were some very generous people in attendance!

A special word of thanks to all the "new people" who performed and it was nice to have the choir from Cloghane join in. Maybe we can make it an annual occurrence.

Saturday night's Dinner was a success also. So far there have been good reports. Louise Overy, from Dingle's Ocean world, stepped up to the plate, given very short notice, to present a talk on Jellyfish and Turtles. Thank you very much. It was most enjoyable.

A special thank you to all the people who came out to support our youth and the work of the Community Council, without you, nothing would be accomplished. To those of you who weren't there, you missed an entertaining weekend. Maybe we will see you soon!

This is our community, these are our children; they need our support. Let's get all of Castle coming together for the common good.

Thank you again Marcia

Swing Dance Classes

Swing Dance Classes on Monday night 6-7 in the Clubrooms, all welcome. Best to bring a partner if you can.


Results on 26th January: Ladies: 1st Mary Farrell 2nd Avila Fitzgerald. Interval: Beatrice Dowling, Joan Moriarty. Gents: 1st Jackie Goodwin 2nd Mike Dowling. Interval: Mike Rohan, Marcia Ganter. Mystery: Noreen Lynch, John Mc Enery.

Whist continues every Thursday evening from 8pm in the Clubrooms


Castle will be away V Killarney Athletic in the Greyhound Bar KO cup replay on Sunday morning at 11:30am in Killarney. Extra time & penalties if required.

Darts competition

Annual darts competition on Saturday 25th in Boland's. 3 dart boards, trophies for winners & runners up, raffle and this year the added prize of €30 for the highest check out! Entry €10 per player.

Golf club notes

Ladies Club: Friday 3rd & Sunday 5th February, 13 Hole Stableford, 1st Merlyn O'Connor (21) 22 pts., 2nd Miriam Mulhall-Nolan (31) 22 pts.

Men's Club: Sunday 5th February, 2 Person Classic, 1st Jim O'Sullivan & Tom Leen 52 pts., 2nd Michael Burrows & Noel McCoy 51 pts.

Fixtures: y 10th February, 13 Hole Stableford. Draw at 10 am. Sunday 12th February, Shotgun Start 8.45 am, Sign-in 8.30 am or 1 pm timesheet. Wednesday Ladies: 8th February, 9 Hole Stableford, draw at 10 am. Seniors: Thursday 9th February, 9 Hole Stableford, Draw 9:45. Men's Club: Sunday 12th February, Sign-in 8.30 am, Shotgun Start 8:45 am.

Spring League closing date is 9th February. Please contact the Clubhouse to put your name down. Entry €5. 1st Round Sunday 19th February.

Dancing for fun

Dancing fir fun in the Clubrooms Barn dancing, chéile dancing, quick step and waltzes 7.30pm most Fridays €3 (contact Pat Finn 087 2980245)


Neighbours Helping Neighbours, a Pay-It-Forward Movement sponsored by Crain International: Next Dinner is this Sunday 12th in Natterjacks at 6pm.

CE vacancy

Vacancy for Office Worker in the Information Centre. Must be eligible for CE Scheme. If you have good knowledge of the local area, basic computer skills, good people skills and pleasant telephone manner, you would be perfect for the job! Please contact the Office: 066 7139422


Bake sale

Killury National School are hosting a bake sale and Coffee Morning on Sunday 12th Feb after 11am Mass. Anyone who would like to contribute or donate goods to help fundraise for the school, can do so on the morning of the sale at 9am. Your contribution will be hugely appreciated.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me.

Clochán Bréanainn

Cumann 500

Mí Eanáir - 1ú: (€500) James & Caitlín Dowd, An Clochán 2ú: (€250) James Kildea, An Clochán. 3ú: (€150) Nóra Breathnach, Caisleán Ghriaire. 4ú: (€75) Máire Begley O'Shea, Caisleán Ghriaire 5ú. (€50) Úna O'Neill Travers, Bréanainn.

Cúrsa an Earraigh

Reachtáilfear Cúrsa an Earraigh idir 3 - 5 Márta 2017. Breis eolais ó Halla Le Chéile 066 7138137.

Ranganna Ríomhaireachta

Ranganna ag tosnú Dé Máirt 21ú Márta 2017 idir 11:30 r.n. - 1:30 i.n. Cuirigí bhur áit in áirthint anois!

Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens Annual Social at The Dingle Skellig Hotel on Sunday 12th February 2017 @ 2pm. Music Noreen Ashe; tickets €20. Everyone welcome.


Beidh Féile Sléibhteoireachta agus Ceoil Clochán Bréanainn ar siúl idir 15ú & 17ú Aibreán 2017. Táimid thar a bheith sásta a chur in iúl díbh go mbeidh John Spillane ag canadh ag Halla Le Chéile ar an 16ú Aibreán 2017.

Liosta Seachadta

Más mian leat bheith ar ár liosta seachadta chun a bheith coiméadtha ar an eolas faoi eachtraí sa Halla agus go háitiúil, seol do shonraí teagmhála chugainn, m.s. ríomhphost agus uimhir fón póca chuig

SST Chorca Dhuibhne

Corca Dhuibhne Rural Social Scheme has vacancies at present in Cloghane and Brandon. Breis eolais ó: nó 087 298 2284

Grúpa Súgartha

Halla Le Chéile, gach Céadaoin idir 11r.n - 12.30 i.n. Fáilte roimh tuismitheoirí & cúramóirí leanaí réamh-réamhscoile.Tacaíocht Gaeilge ar fáil sna seisiúin chun cabhair a thabhairt do thuismitheoirí a bheidh ag baint úsáid as an Naíonra & as oideachas bunscoile trí Ghaeilge.

Seirbhís Béile Baile

Tá an tseirbhís ar fáil cúig lá na seachtaine. Más mian le h-éinne béile/béilí a órdú cur glaoch orainn ar 066 7138137.

Béile Bia

Halla Le Chéile Dé Máirt. Dinnéar agus imeachtaí, Costas: €5 nó €6 le milseog. Fáilte roimh cách!



The Senior Citizens Annual Social will be held in the Skellig Hotel on Sunday week, Feb 12 commencing at 2pm. Dinner and refreshments. Admission €20. Singer Noreen Ashe.


The death occurred of Siur Siobhain Ni Curtain, Brosna agus Colaiste Ide. The death took place of Sr Joan Curtain, late of Brosna and Colaiste Ide.

GAA club news

West Kerry SF League: Dingle defeated Castle in round 2 of the West Kerry League at Castle on Sunday last 1-10 to 0-4. They are due to play Lispole this weekend.

LOTTO - The weekly GAA club's lotto draw held in Mighty Session on Tuesday, February 7 had a jackpot prize of €4,200. Numbers drawn were 3 9 15 27. No winners. Four won €50 each, Brid Sayers, Ballyferriter; Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Keanes Shop, Lispole; Una Baker, Ballydavid and Steven Ghesquiete, c/o Mighty Session.


Local chef on TV

Viewers on Jamie and Jimmys Friday Feast on Channel 4 at the weekend saw local Duagh chef John Relihan feature in the pitroast of a deer.

John Relihan runs his own restaurant now in Cork City but keeps in constant touch with friend Jamie Oliver.


Get enrolled on time.Enrolments are now being taken for Duagh NS for the 2017/18 school year.Over 200 pupils now attend Duagh NS.

Please contact school secretary Caitriona 068 45366 or call to the school.


The local jackpot is a huge amount and to be in with a chance of winning you may purchase tickets at 2 euros each or 3 for 5 euros. Tickets may be purchased in local business houses.


No winner of the jackpot of €12,500. Numbers drawn 11,12,18,23.€20 to Gerard O Riordan c/o JJ O Brien Mgt Geraghty Listowel Marie Stack,c/o Elm Mairead Connolly Abbeyfeale Johnny Stack Moyvane.5 x 5 frees John O Carroll Pipers Hill Willie Dillane Duagh Anthony Enright Knockalougha Pat Dillon Rathea John Scannell Ard.Sellers prize:G Buckley.Next weeks jackpot €12,600.Draw at O Brien's Bar Monday night at 9.30pm.


A reminder that GAA Club Registration is on Friday night the 10th of February from 7.00 to 8.30pm in the Family Centre Duagh.Senior Club registration is €30.00.Underage players Girls U 16 and U 12 teams for the coming year €40 with the Club subsiding the balance to the Ladies County Board. Boys registration is €25 first child and €20 second child.Girls playing with U 8 team is €25 or €20.00 if a second member of family.

The U 6 team will register when they start.The Club also plan to take orders for shorts.socks and t shirts (O Neill's) from JK Sports,if your child requires same.Orders will have to be placed and paid for by the 3rd of March.No order without payment and no orders taken after the 3rd of March.

Senior Club

Membership for Duagh Senior Club is open until March 31st.The cost is €30.00.The club is offering a yearly lotto ticket plus membership for €100 if any player or member of the general public wish to avail of it.No better time as the lotto jackpot is €12,600.Contact any club officer if interested.Only members will be considered for any tickets for Kerry games later in year.