Journey of recovery at AA meeting


Open Public Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Ballyduff on Wednesday 17th April @ 8.00pm in Bud's Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome! Light refreshments served. Come and hear 3 speakers, tell of their journey to Recovery; they will share their experience, strength and hope with you!


A Public Meeting in regard to Property Tax & Household Charges will be held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on this Saturday April 20th from 11-1pm.


The death took place of Gerard Foley, 4 Lacca, Ballyduff. His remains were removed from his residence to SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff. Burial was in Rahela Cemetery.

The death took place of Ellen (Bob) Guerin (nee O'Sullivan), Knopogue, Ballyduff. Her remains were removed from her son's Mike's residence in Knopogue to SS Peter's & Paul's Church, Ballyduff. Burial was in Rahela Cemetery.

Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives & friends of the above deceased.


Anyone interested in joining a walking group meeting at 7.30pm Monday night in Buds

Drug and Addiction Counsellor available in Bud's For further information ring Ger for an appointment on 087-9263803

Chiropody Ballyduff in Buds every Tuesday with Wheelchair & Lift Access Fee €30 20% discount for medical card holders & OAP. Ring Michelle on 083-4074256. House calls by appointment

nformation Officer available on Thursdays 10.30am - 4.00pm for form filling Medical card information, farm assist, Rural Social Scheme etc.

Women's Group Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm is open to women from Ballyduff and surrounding areas Everyone is welcome Bud's Rambling House with mighty music, brilliant talents and great craic from 8.00pm-11.00pm

Men's Group Tuesday Night 7.30pm-9.30pm Everyone is welcome Free basic computer lessons contact reception for further information.


Sliabh a'Mhadra N.S in association with McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway will hold a fundraising Golf Classic at Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club on Saturday June 1st. The format will be a four ball stableford with two scores to count at each hole and the entry is €120 per team of any combination.


The results of the "41" Card Drive held at McHale's Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Monday April 8th are as follows;

1st - Owen & Mary Horgan 2nd & 3rd Divided - Angela O'Sullivan & Martin Whelan; Peggy Carroll & Kitty Brennan

TABLE PRIZES: Peggy Geary & Maurice Guerin; Dan McCarthy & Mark Walsh

The "41" Card Drive continues on each Monday night commencing at 10.00pm sharp. All welcome


COMMUNITY GAMES 2013: Well done to all our U-12 soccer team who played in Mastergeehea last Sunday on a very wet and blustery day. Thanks Mark, Tony and Eamonn for training the boys. Better luck next year.


This year's "Half on the Head" takes place on Sunday 16th June so dust off your runners. Training for the run will take place every Sunday at 11am. Meet at the Castle Gates. All levels of runners/joggers welcome.


Congratulations to our forty-two boys and girls who made their Confirmation last Wednesday. A word of thanks to parents, musicians and teachers for the sterling work of preparation achieved. May the Holy Spirit guide you in all the choices, big and small that will await you.


If anyone would like to purchase a Parish radio please contact Fr.Leane.


Make a note for this Thursday 18 April to visit Siamsa Theatre at 2 pm to see the film "The Lady Vanishes" staring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave which is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Better value you will not get - Active Retired €2 and unwaged €8/€5 with tea/coffee on offer.


Remember the next visit of the Mobile Library to the village is Wednesday 24th April from 9.45 to 10.30 am. The service offers a wide selection of books to suit all tastes for adults and children.


BALLYLONGFORD COMMUNITY GAMES: Thanks to the following for their time and commitment Catriona Moran and Mary Finucane for teaching the Art and Model Making and to David Murphy for teaching the Chess. The following are some important dates for Community Games activities: Soccer Boys Under 12's and over 8 Sunday April 14th at 10am in Mastergeeha Soccer Pitch, Killarney. Gaelic: Under 10 and over 7 Boys & Girls Monday June 3 at 11am in Tralee. Athletics: Saturday and Sunday June 22nd and June 23rd in Castleisland.


We would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity at the annual church gate collection held last weekend.


The following are the results of the Ballylongford G.A.A. Club Lotto for the Week Ending Sunday 24th March 2013: Jackpot €7800 No Winner: Numbers Drawn: 3, 9, 12, 24. The three €20 Lucky Dips Winners were: Sean Collins, Jer Ahern, Ballyline, Sean Kennelly, Lislaughtin. Sunday 31st March 2013. Jackpot €7850. No Winner. Numbers Drawn: 2, 9, 22, 23. Lucky Dips €20, Martin Sheehy Lisselton Cian & Shay Fennell, Glencullare, Liam Walsh, Main Street. Sunday 7th April 2013. Jackpot €7900. No Winner. Numbers Drawn: 5, 6, 11, 12. Lucky Dips €20, Bobby Stack Moyvane, Stephen Donegan (Snr) Lenamore, Aidan Chute c/o Aine O' Neill. Sunday 14th April 2013. Jackpot €7950. No Winner. Numbers Drawn: 11, 13, 19, 23. Lucky Dips €20, Tom Kelly Bridge Street, Liam Walsh Listowel, Sean Morrissey Sand Quay. Thank you for your support.


There was a great turn out to the Meeting on Monday 8th April. A committee was formed. There is a suggestion box at Heaphy's Centra Foodstore for any ideas relating to this. Anybody interested please come to next meeting detail of which will be advertised in this column.


Tickets for the Banquet at the Listowel Arms Hotel, August 3rd are now on sale from any member of the Committee, price €30. Early booking recommended.


Ballymacelligott Spring Clean 2013 is being organised for the weekend 27th & 28th April 2013. All bags and any other equipment supplied by KCC will be available from Ballymacelligott Post Office in advance. All rubbish collected to be brought to Ballydwyer Creamery for collection on Monday 29th. It's amazing what a difference the Spring Clean makes to your area, so go on make a difference! Bags and Hi-Vis Jackets are now in stock for collection.


Camp Community Council Election held on Sunday last had a good turnout.The following were elected to serve on the council for the next 3 years. Thomas Ashe, Brigid O Connor, Timmy Griffin, Micko Horan, Gene Finn, Séan O Moráin, Máiread Crean, Norah Crean, Marie Farrell, Martin Quirke, Michael Farrell, Michelle Farrell, Seamus Griffin, Conor Slattery and Ian Hassell. Congratulations to all.Camp. Pat O Shea Chairman, Meitheal Leith Triúigh and Aoife O Shea, Castlegregory carried out the count. Presiding Officer was Gárda Jim Cremins, Dingle Gárda area.


The death occurred last week at Fatima Home Tralee of Right Rev. Monsignor Michael Manning, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh. Monsignor Manning was a former parish priest of Annascaul and Milstreet and retired Vicor General of the Diocese of Kerry. Monsignor Mannning was laid to rest on Monday at Dunurlin Cemetary, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh following requiem Mass at St.Vincents Church, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh. Sympathy is extended to his brother Tom and all the family. Symathy is also extended to Jacinta Costelloe, Knockglossmore on the death of her brother Brendan O Mahony, Racecourse Road, Tralee. Brendan was a wellknown businessman in Tralee running the family Bakery in Boherbee all of his working life. He is survived by his wife Margaret, son Brendan and daughter Carol, sisters, brothers and many relatives and friends. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha.


Annascaul FC are a step closer to a league final after winning the top of the table clash against Tralee Athletic at the weekend. Jason Hickson scored a great goal to give us a halftime lead. Resolute defending from our back four, especially John Bowler and man of the match Eamonn Lenihan kept Tralee at bay, until Eamonn Hickson gave us a cushion with Annascaul's second goal.


Refuse & Recycling Collection: The next dates for the Community Refuse/Recycling will be every Thursday from 10am to 11am. @ West End Community Hall.

Recycling Bags available at Information Office, Price €3 per bag. Only bags with the tag on will be accepted. Refuse €6 per bag.


Whist every Thursday evening from 8.00pm in the Club.

Home Typing Service

(based in Castlegregory) just a phone call away, 087-2694923. Can cater for an individual with single piece of work, or a small business seeking a typing service. Flexible & reasonable rates. MS Word, & Excel, Accounts, Audio Work etc. Student discounts apply.

The Academy of Dance

Offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern /Jazz, Zumba & Adult classes. For more information please contact Clarissa: 0872637044.

Tide Tables

Tide Tables for 2013 are now available from the Tourist Information Office Cost €2.50

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.


RUNNING TRAINING: Our running training has started again on Sundays at 12 at Castle NS Field. This is open to all children aged 6-16 years to come along, get fit and have fun.

Any queries on Community Games or if you wish to get involved contact Margaret or Mairead or any Committee Member 087-9246054.

Pilgrimage to Knock

A national Pilgrimage to Knock has been organised for Saturday 20th April to celebrate the Year of faith.

Archbishop Charles Browne will be Chief Celebrant at the mass in the Basilica at 3.00pm.

Bus will leave Annascaul at 7.30am on 20th April.

Pick up at Mount Brandon Hotel Tralee at 8.15am, arriving at Knock at 12.30pm.

Cost - €30.00 approx. – depending on numbers travelling.

Further information from Kathleen Spillane @ 066-7139340 or 085-1321842 before Friday 19th April.

Kerry Hospice Foundation

The Kerry Hospice Foundation would like to thank everybody who, once again, so generously supported the Good Friday Sponsored walk and the Church gate collections over Easter.

Although the days were cold, the walkers enjoyed the event, and we thank them and all who sponsored them, and everyone who gave donations.

Your generosity is much appreciated for the running of this vital service. Thank You.


Causeway Mens Shed have now a Facebook Page on the Social Networking Site. The Facebook Page will regularly upload pictures and other images of the projects been carried out so everybody is welcome to log on to it. We would like to thank people for donations received and will accept Tables, Chairs, Bikes for restoration. Tools etc. which we will collect. Next meeting at The Adult Education Centre on Monday 22nd at 8pm

Public Meeting

A property tax and household charges public meeting will be held in the Stretford End "McHales" Causeway village next Saturday 20th April from 11am to 1pm. Public Representatives are requested to attend. Everybody welcome and have your questions answered.

Causeway Golf Society

The second outing of 2013 will be to Dooks Golf Club on this Saturday April 20th with a Tee-Time of 10.10am to 11.40am. For more details please contact Pat Dillane on 086 8767402 or John Whelan on 086 8123748. The outing is kindly sponsored by Keanes Bar, Causeway.