FOSSA Active Retired: Active Retirement Ireland is a national organisation catering for everybody 55 years and over. We now have our own branch here in Fossa.

Currently, we have a number of weekly activities which include indoor bowls, a walking group and pitch & putt. We intend to add further activities in the near future. An information night will be held in The Travel Inn Hotel on Friday 24th May at 8pm. A Kerry Sporting Legend will speak at the meeting.Everybody welcome. For further information contact 087-2874866.

Fossa Hair Salon

We are reopening our salon in fossa which was open for last ten years but closed due to redecorating .. Like if you could give it quick mention in the fossa news:) fossa hair-salon reopening the 1st of June would like to welcome back old and new customers ... Open Tuesdays - Sundays :) and best of luck to our new hair team Joanne henderson , Ann Maire brosan and Lisa engel :)

Killarney Library

Bealtaine Festival

As part of the Bealtaine Festival celebrating creativity as we age, a film screening of the comedy *The Sapphires* starring Chris O'Dowd will take place on Thursday May 23rd at 3pm . Admission is free.

Book Sale: In order to make way for new book stock, Killarney Library is currently holding a sale of a selection of books until the end of May during library opening hours. A broad range of material will be available at a minimal cost. Paperbacks and children's books are €1 and other books €2.

Glenbeigh Glencar

CURRAHEEN N. S. Parents wishing to enrol pupils in Junior Infants for September 2013 may telephone the school on 0669768033 for an enrolment Application Form or may call to the school to collect one. Closing date for receipt of application is May 29th.


Local Councillor Michael Cahill has allocated €2195 from his County Councillors allocation towards the cost of provision of lay by's at Comane, Glenbeigh in vicinity of Blessed Well. This is the total estimated cost of undertaking this work.

The area engineer has been instructed to have work carried out in the current year.

Card Reminder

Still a few cards not returned from the Hospice Good Friday Walk, please return as soon as possible so as cash amount can be finalized. Thank you.


Iasc Og preschool Cromane will be holding a 5k/10k Fun Run at

the preschool Lake Road Cromane on Saturday 8th June. All runners, joggers, walkers and families welcome.

The Fun Run will start at 10am

All participants to complete the circuit by 1pm. €10 per adult and €15 for families.


N.S. Parents Association: Well done to the boys and girls from the school that took part in Super Slam Basketball Tournament held in Killarney over the last few weeks. The girls reached the Plate final against Holy Cross Mercy and were only narrowly beaten. The boys got to the Shield final against Knocknagree which they won.

Well done to all the past pupils from the school that were playing Basketball in the All Irelands with Scoil Phobail Slliabh Luachra last week.


RAHEEN NATIONAL SCHOOL: Over the past week the children have been enjoying a book fair in the school hall and have had the opportunity to read and buy a variety of well-known books. The two-teacher Credit Union Football Competition is currently underway in the area. Congratulations to Michael O' Keefee who had the winning lotto number 30 on Saturday 11th May.


This year's GAA Cúl Camp will take place in Glenflesk from 8th - 12th July. Primary schools in the parish should have received application forms at this stage. Parents wishing to enrol their children in the camp can complete the application forms and forward to the Kerry GAA Cul Camp Office at Austin Stack Park, or parents can register online at


Congratulations to Darragh Lynch and Kevin Moynihan, Glenflesk for reaching the final of this year's Young Entrepreneur Programme which was held in the Malton Hotel on Thursday May 9th. They developed a smart phone app called 'Smart Breath', whose features include a unit counter, blood alcohol content calculator and reaction test game along with a mini breathalyser that can be attached to a smart phone.


Glenflesk GAA Club Lotto draw was held on Sunday the 12thMay 2013, in The Kerry Way. Jackpot: E2,800. Numbers drawn: 2, 7, 15, 17. No Winner. E50 EURO DRAW: First draw: John Healy, Oldbridge, Headford. Seller: Donnie Mac Sweeney. Second draw: Stephen Cahill, c/o Ruairi O Sullivan. Third draw: Jim Moynihan, Rossacroo, Headford. Fourth draw: Finola Spillane, Lackabane, Killarney. Next Club Lotto Draw to be held on Sunday the 26th May 2013, in John Dan's Jackpot: E3,000.


Exhibition of Art in Keel As part of the Keel Gathering we are organizing a 2 day exhibition of local artwork - all types - at Keel Community Centre. This event will feature an art exhibit with opportunity to sell, art workshops and a competition for schools. The exhibition will open on Saturday May 25th at noon and will be officially be launched by a Marina Carr, well known playwright on Saturday evening at a reception with wine/cheese and music. We aim to achieve a broad and diverse attendance by offering this art event at no cost to the general public. We seek to bring together a range of artists and craftspeople in the celebration of accessible, affordable art and craftÄpainting in all mediums, pen & ink, charcoal, pastel, photographs, sculptures, stone masonry, light, pottery, ceramics, glass.

Country and Irish Night

A Country and Irish Night Fundraiser in aid of Kerry Respite Care and The Niall Mellon Township Trust at The Hillgrove Hotel, Dingle on Friday, 24th May 2013. Appearing on the night are Johnny Reidy Band, Noreen Ashe, Danny & Mary O'Leary, Eddie Lee and Mike Condon. Adm: €10.00. Door Prize 2 Nights B&B & 1 Dinner for 2 at the 5* Hotel Europe, Killarney. Doors open 9 p.m., dance starts 10 p.m. sharp. Raffle and great prizes on the night. Noreen Ashe, Helen Ferris and Fidelma Long would appreciate your support. A great night guaranteed


GREEN HOMES PROGRAMME. A presentation will be given by Susan Vickers of Green Homes Programme at Old Railway Station, Kells on Monday May 27th at 8pm. This presentation will focus on practical ways that households in the area can reduce energy and water waste etc.Large savings can be made by following a programme such as this. Kerry is the only county currently in the programme outside of Dublin. The information could save a household up to 1500e per year. All are welcome.


Applied suicide interventation skill training will be held on Wednesday May 22nd from 5pm to 8.30pm at College Arms, Old Post Office Street, Cahersiveen. Training is free facilitator Michael Quirke. Pre booking is essential. Call 066 9481000.


Sympathy is extended to Eileen and John Joe O'Shea and family Clahanelinehan on the death of Eileens aunt Mary O'Connor nee Murphy, Dooks and her husband Dan both who died recently in Celbridge, Kildare. May they rest in peace.


Rita will attend at Old Railway Station on Wed next May 22nd from 10am. Ring 9477766 for booking

FOOTHEALTH AD BEAUTY TREATEMENT. Paula will attend at Old Railway Station on Wed May 29th. Contact Paula @0876606585


There will be an exhibition and demonstration of the art of "Macrame" by Bernie Curran at Old Railway Station, Kells on Monday June 24th from 7 to 9pm. All are welcome.


Save Our Ambulance Service Kenmare: SOAK: This committee was formed in April 2013 to resist cuts to the ambulance service in South Kerry. The mission statement of SOAK is to work with all means available to have a fully operational ambulance service with patient carrying capacity based in Kenmare, around the clock 7 days per week. The Chairperson /spokesperson is Michael Hayes, 087 2417519.The website is The email address is

Kilgarvan Central School

Application forms for the school year 2013/2014 are available at the school or by contacting the following number: 064 6685428.

County Championship

Juvenile Athletics Results: U15 Girls Walk Chloe McCarthy 2nd, u16 Girls Relay Christine McCarthy 3rd plus 3rd in the U14 Girls High Jump, U9 Girls Long Jump Beth McCarthy 2nd, plus 3rd in the 80m sprint,. Donal O'Sullivan competing for Gneeveguilla Athletic Club placed 1st in the U14 Boys 4x100 Relay. Jerry McCarthy competing in the Masters events placed 1st in the 100m Sprint, plus 1st in the Relay as a member of the Kenmare team. County Register of Community Groups: All Clubs and Organizations associated with Kerry Community &Voluntary Forum must register before July 1st 2013. The annual fee is €20. Further details are available by contacting the Community & Enterprise Department at 066 7183680. Social Event: Kenmare Mental Health Association are organising a social evening which will be held in the Brooklane Hotel, Kenmare on Thursday May 23rd from 8:30pm to 11:30pm .Music will be provided by Declan and Nealie. Admission is €8. Fingerfood, Tea and Coffee will be provided. Tickets are available at the door and from Olive Donovan, Main Street, Kenmare.


Iosc Og preschool Cromane will be holding a 5k/10k Fun Run at the preschool (lake Road), on Sunday 8th June. All runners, jiggers, walkers and families welcome. The Fun Run will start at 10am for runners with. Everyone else starting after that. All participants to complete the circuit by 1pm. €10per child and €15 for families

Killorglin Archives

Are included in Pride of Place as well as Tralee, Tarbert, Kilcummin. Judging will take place on June 1st and 2nd. John J O Connor and his hard working Committee are planning ahead to have everything in place and to have all information, photos,stands to please the eye of the Judges. Killorglin is a booming town and we have many organisations to prove this, we have GAA. Wonan2000, Rugby Club, Soccer Club, Active Retired, Bowlers Club, Panto, Killorglin Pipe Band, Cycling Club, Rowing Club, Tidy Towns, Puck Fair, Historical Society, Fishing, Railway and Ceoltas we have much,much more. People will be able to walk around the stands at their leisure on June 1st and 2nd June. Tomas Hayes will be our MC on the night. See you there, bring a friend.

Active Retired

Are planning a full day out in Co. Limerick on May 29th for paid up members only.we plan to go to Glenstall Abbey and various other places. The price is ?50,bus from door to door. We hope to have 50 members by next week, two people from Glenbeigh joined our Club last week so if you are 50 or over, come along and join. Sent from my iPad


Hilda Coffey, Francis Burke, Christina Griffin, Mary B O'Sullivan, Ann Daly, Mai McKenna, Helen Leane, Mary Murphy, Nancy Moriarty, Sheila O'Sullivan, Maureen Brennan, Kitty Fitzgerald, Jerry Moriarty, Tom O'Connor.

Whist Thursday 9 p.m., everybody welcome.


Portmagee Day Centre Whist Results for Monday, 13th May

Ladies 1st, Margaret Curran, Valentia; Ladies 2nd, Bridie Falvey, Valentia; Ladies Interval, Anna Curran, Valentia. Gents 1st, Mary Reardon, Glen; Gents 2nd, Mary Reardon, New Road; Gents Interval, Ina O'Keeffe, Valentia. Raffle 1st, Anne Spillane, Portmagee, 2nd Mary O'Sullivan, Ardcost.

Next Whist on Monday, 27th May at 9.30pm. All are welcome!