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Forthcoming Events - Sunday June 30th: Mid-summer Bar-B-Q and Thomas Moore Celebration Concert at KSM Tralee


The annual Barbeque for school funds takes place this coming Sunday June 30th from 5pm: Children's games, live entertainment marquee, popcorn , competitions, spot-prizes and of course, wonderful food. Admission: €10/€8. Family rates available.


7.30pm: Thomas Moore Tribute. To celebrate the 200th anniversary day of the publication of The Last Rose of Summer, a special 70-minute concert celebrating the Bard of Erin, the creator of The Minstrel Boy, The Meeting of the Waters and many other classic songs. Featuring Kerry Chamber Choir and Soloists Admission: €10/€8.

Combined Bar-B-Q and Concert: €15/€12. Family rate available. Tickets from the School Office at 066-7125690

Summer School

The twenty-sixth Annual KSM Summer School takes place on two separate weeks at the start of July - Monday to Friday, July 1st -5th and 8th - 12th. The popularity of the mornings-only summer school has remained undimmed over the years and has many unique elements, most notably the 'scratch orchestra'. Booking has been heavy but a limited number of places is still available. All enquiries to School office at 066-7125690.

Awards Evening

A special awards evening - the first of its kind in Kerry School of Music's thirty one year history - will take place in September to honour the outstanding achievement of all students in the summer examinations hosted by the school. Over two hundred students who took Royal Irish Academy of Music, Royal Academy of Dance and London College of Music/Registry of Guitar Teachers examinations in May will formally receive their parchment certificates.

Kerry Youth Symphony Inaugural Summer Academy, August 12th-16th.

A welcome development with so many advanced String and Wind students scattered throughout the county ready for a bigger than usual challenge. The Academy will have sectional and full orchestra rehearsals daily culminating in a full concert on the Friday evening. Fun and games and activities built in through the week. A limited number of scholarships will be made available. All enquiries to the School office at 066-7125690


CHURCHILL COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulation to all our young athletes who took part in Kerry Community Games finals in Castleisland last weekend, not only those who got medals and certificates but those who were not successful, it could be your turn next year.

Well done to coaches, parents and supporters who travelled to cheer them on.

Spa Fenit Barrow medal and cert winners were Jade Falvey (gold) 600m U12; Paddy Falvey (silver) hurdle U10; Bryan Dolan (certificate) 100m U16; Katelyn McCarthy (silver) high jump U16; U14 girls relay team (bronze); Team of Caoimhe N'Loinsigh, Sarah Griffin, Ciara Finn, Diane Nagle U10 mixed relay (certificates); Team of Eabha Murphy, Maedhb Hanafin, Tommy Burns and Paddy Falvey.

Well done to all.


is extended to the following families who suffered a bereavement recently: O'Sullivan family, Barrow on the death of Stephen's mother in Waterford; Crean and Gaynor families on the death of Pat Crean, Camp; Hanafin family, Spa on the death of Mary's brother, Frank Savage, Tralee.


Results last week at The Tankard: Phil and Sheila Healy; Noel Cronin and Catherine Harty; James O'Hara and John King; Pat Sheehy and Jim O'Sullivan.

Cards as usual next week.

Parish Centre Fenit

The Parish Centre Fenit is available for bookings:

Would you like to run a summer camp?

Art, Cookery, Activity, Music, Dance, Programming ... ..

Thinking of having a party?

Birthday, Anniversary, Reunion ... .

Need a venue for your AGM or Event?

Club, Society, Organisation, Craft Fair, Public Talk ... ..

Also spaces left for those wishing to run Classes and Courses during September Term. Reasonable Rates Apply

Call Fiona on 087 3509584 or email


Coffee Morning in aid of Tralee Recovery Haven will be held on Saturday 30th June in Kate Brownes Ardfert at 11-30pm, if you would like to donate buns or cakes contact Mary 087 4121013

Abbeydorney Tuesday 2nd July @ 8 p.m. Killahan Friday 5th July @ 8 p.m.

Abbeydorney Parish Community Hall - Lotto

Draw Results Monday 17th June 2013. Numbers Drawn - 3, 7, 11, 20. No Jackpot winner Consolation Prizes €25 - Eileen Leen, Meenoghane & €25 - Catherine O'Connor, Lissereen. Spot Prizes - Brendan O'Sullivan, Kilflynn & Jacinta Wheetman, Abbeydorney. Mini Jackpot Draw - Eily Hanlon, Park, Mary Nolan, Ballybroman, Kathleen Casey O'Connell, Derryvrin. 2nd Jackpot Numbers Drawn - 9, 13, 16, 18. No winner. Next Jackpot €10,000 plus second Jackpot €1,700. One €2 ticket covers both draws. Thank you for your continued support.


Abbeydorney Golf Society had an outing to Newcastlewest Golf Club on Saturday 15th. Results:1st James McGrath 38pts; 2nd Tony Maunsell 34pts; 3rd Tom McNeice 30pts. Next outing Captain's Prize 20th July, Beaufort Golf Club. T Time 1.30 p.m.


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