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Joanie Horgan, Rusheen, Ballylongford celebrated 90 years on Friday.

Joanie Horgan, Rusheen, Ballylongford celebrated 90 years on Friday.

Joanie Horgan, Rusheen, Ballylongford celebrated 90 years on Friday.

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BALLYDUFF

Lotto draw

The results of the weekly Ballyduff GAA Club, Lady’s Walk Hurling Club and the Ballyduff Community Games Committee Lotto Draw for Tuesday July 26th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 8, 14 and 20 and the Bonus number was 2. There was no winner of the €15,400 Jackpot or the €400 prize for Match Three. The Lotto Draw takes place on each Tuesday night at the GAA Clubrooms. Tickets cost €2.50 each and are available at the local shops and businesses and from members of the promoting Clubs. Remember “If you are not in you can’t win”. You may also play the Lotto online at www.ballyduffgaa.com.

Church news

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Masses for the Week: Wednesday 7.00pm: Deceased members of Ballyduff GAA Thursday 10.00am: Special Intention Friday 7.30pm: Christy Houlihan 1st Anniversary First Friday Saturday 6.30pm: Sr. Ita Rochford, John Dillon, Mary Gibbons (Dromartin),

John Wynne Sunday 11.00am: Mass in Causeway

Reader: Saturday 6.30pm Martina Rochford Ministers of the Eucharist Saturday 6.30pm Eileen Dee/Norma O’Carroll/Peigí O’Neill Divine Mercy Devotions; Every Sunday at 3.00pm Eucharist Adoration: Every Thursday from 10.30am 11.30am. Masks: We would ask you to please consider continuing wearing them for Church Services for a while longer, Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Join over 1,000 young people 16 35 years in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August. For more information or to book youth2000.ie Masses Change: this weekend for August Ballyduff on Saturday evening at 6.30pm, Causeway on Sunday morning at 11.00am

Communion Calls: this Thursday 4th August usual times.

Diocesan Collection: this weekend 6/7th August Pastoral Centres

Alzheimer’s Flag Day: held recently in Ballyduff raised €3,815.57. Thanks to all who contributed and to the collectors.

A Better Ballyduff

Ballyduff Walking Festival will take place over the weekend of August 12th, 13th & 14th. The weekend commences on Friday August 12th with the Cashen 10k. Registration takes place at the Ballyduff Community Centre at 6.00pm with a fee of €10. The 10k run commences at 7.00pm sharp and proceeds from the run will go to the upkeep of the new defibrillator that is located at Ballyduff Pharmacy in the Village. Saturday August 13th Walk A, 20k + walk, Leaving the Community Centre at 10.00am sharp until 4.00pm. (Please bring packed lunch). Taking in views of Kilmore, the beautiful Cashen, Ballybunion and North Kerry’s stunning Rattoo Round Tower. Sunday August 14th Walk B, Approx. 5k. Leaving the Community Centre at 1.00pm, walk along our Ballyhorgan Loop with historic talks in the Village at different sites, suitable for young adults and dogs on leads. No need to book, just donate on the day. Refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards. All monies raised will go to “Comfort for Chemo Kerry”. For more information check out Ballyduff Goes Walking Weekend on Facebook.

Deaths

The death took place of Margaret Kavanagh (née O’Sullivan), Causeway Village and formerly of Kilmore Ballyduff. Her remains reposed at Casey’s Funeral Home, Causeway. Her Requiem Mass was held in SS Peter’s & Paul’s Church, Ballyduff and was followed by private cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Margaret

The death took place of Michael Hennessy, Billeragh, Listowel. Sympathy is extended to his grandfather Gussie , his family, relatives and friends.

A Thought

‘‘Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.’’

St. Brendans A.C

The Energywise Ireland Banna Run attracted a large crowd on Sunday morning last in sunny weather. Participants from far and wide supported the event and St Brendan’s AC wishes to thank all the sponsors who helped to make the event a success. In the Munster B championships in Templemore, Katie Butler got a silver medal in the U11 turbo javelin with a pb throw of 14.89m while Maddison O’Connor got a bronze in the U13 long jump with a pb of 3.27m. Great achievement by the two girls. The adult running training gets under way on Tuesdays and Thursdays and details are on social media. The master walkers are on their second last week of training before the All Ireland championships on Saturday, August 13th in Templemore. Contact 087 7985557 for other club information.

BALLYHEIGUE

GAA Lotto

Ballyheigue GAA lotto draw was held at the GAA Clubroom last Tuesday the 26th of July. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 15, 16. There was no winner of the jackpot. The winning tickets for the €25 prize drawn were Leanna Roche and Brid Supple. The third ticket was Michael Gleeson and is entered into the special Christmas bonus draw. The jackpot will be € 4,950 next week. Ballyheigue GAA lotto is now available online on PLAY.CLUBFORCE.COM. The online system will give the subscriber a number of play options. Thank you for your support.

Clothes collection

Ballyheigue GAA wish to thank all those that supported their fund raising clothes collection on the 30th of July at Ballyheigue GAA grounds.

Bucket collection

Ballyheigue GAA wish to thank everyone that supported their bucket collection last Sunday. All money collected will be used to promote the juvenile section of the club.

First Friday Communion Calls

First Friday Communion Calls to the elderly will take place on Thursday 4th August and Friday 5th August beginning at 1.30pm. Please inform relatives and friends.

Diocesan Collection

Diocesan Collection for Pastoral Centres will be taken up at all Mass next weekend 6 th & 7th August. A basket will be available on the table near the Offertory Collection at both doors.

St Brendan’s AC

The Energywise Ireland Banna Run attracted a large crowd on Sunday morning last in sunny weather. Participants from far and wide supported the event and St Brendan’s AC wishes to thank all the sponsors who helped to make the event a success.

In the Munster B championships in Templemore, Katie Butler got a silver medal in the U11 turbo javelin with a pb throw of 14.89m while Maddison O’Connor got a bronze in the U13 long jump with a pb of 3.27m. Great achievement by the two girls.

The adult running training gets under way on Tuesdays and Thursdays and details are on social media. The master walkers are on their second last week of training before the All Ireland championships on Saturday, August 13th in Templemore. Contact 087 7985557 for other club information.

BALLYLONGFORD

Church arrangements

Mass arrangements for the coming Weekend: at St Michael the Archangel Church in Ballylongford are as follows: Friday 5th August: Lislaughtin Cemetery Mass will be celebrated at 7pm. Saturday evening 6th August Vigil Mass in Ballylongford is at 7pm this mass will be offered for the Anniversaries of Mike & Ben Costello, Rusheen, Bridie Fitzell, Rusheen and the Creedon Family, Main St & Ballymackessy. Sunday morning 7th August mass will be at 10.30am this mass will be offered for the Anniversaries of: Tom & Annie McDaniel, Castlebar and Eileen O Brien, Ahanagran. Mass Streaming: If you wish to watch Masses on the Internet, Masses will be live streamed from St Mary’s Church in Tarbert and can now be viewed online just go to the Church website which is stmarystarbert.com. Vigil mass on Saturday evenings is at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Masses are streamed live from St John’s Church Ballybunion by going to St John’s church Ballybunion Facebook page. Mass times are Saturday Evening at 7pm and on Sunday at 11.30am you can watch any of these masses on your phone, tablet, computer or smart T.V. Parish Secretary is available on Friday’s between 9am - 1pm. Sunday Obligation: If anybody feels sick or unwell you are asked to please avoid attending as the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation remain in place for those sick or unwell. Let a weekday Mass be your Sunday worship, at least for another while anyway. Please continue to be alert and open to this new way of attending Church. It is recommended that you wear a mask in Church and use the sanitiser provided please.

Cemetery Masses

The Local Annual Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates: Lislaughtin Abbey this coming Friday August 5th at 7pm and Relig Mhichill Old School Road on Friday 2nd September 2022. The Neighbouring Cemetery Masses are as follows: Kilnaughtin Annual Cemetery Mass will be celebrated on Friday August 12th at 7pm. This will be a very important and historic occasion which will see the blessing of the new “Altar and Shelter” and the ‘Covid Remembrance Garden. The blessing and mass will be celebrated by the Bishop of Kerry Rev. Ray Browne along with the local priests’ St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert Annual Cemetery mass will be on Friday 19thAugust at 7pm. Would families with family graves in these Cemeteries please ensure that their family graves are clean and tidy ahead of these mass dates. Thank you.

Bereavement

Sadly on Sunday morning July 21st the Community was shocked and saddened on learning of the sad passing of one of the most wonderful and hard working ladies the late Nora O’Mahony (Née Moriarty) R.I.P. Ballymackessy and of upper Well Street, Ballylongford. Nora was a very kind and loving woman who was highly respected by both young and old. Having lived in the Community all of her adult life she indeed witnessed many changes in a community where she worked most desperately hard. Life presented Nora with a most cruel blow when she lost her husband John R.I.P. nearly four decades ago, but with the help of her family and neighbours and friends she enjoyed life and when her children had reached adulthood she cherished and welcomed her grandchildren and indeed great grandchildren who brought her such pride and joy as they began life. She was a wonderful mother who loved and cherished all her family, a wonderful cook who her daughter Lilly referred to in a glowing eulogy tribute at her funeral mass. As referred to earlier Nora worked extremely hard and enjoyed her work all through her life whether it be washing or sewing or ironing both for her family and so many others to cooking, gardening she was always happy. In earlier years when she and the family operated a successful catering service she loved the challenge and in particular meeting people. While most of her time was spent looking after so many, one wondered if she had any recreational time, indeed she had and she enjoyed going to Bingo and of course the game of cards and particularly the game of 41 which she loved. She was a marvellous player who could read and play the game as a professional and she was a major player in the weekly get together in Kennelly’s Bar on a Thursday night where herself and many of her friends would play for hours on end. Sadly, Norah’s health took a bad turn in recent times and while she was most excellently cared for by her daughter Nora in Tarbert where she passed peacefully in the presence of her family on Sunday morning. So many happy memories have been recalled and shared with the family by so many people during her funeral which will hopefully ease the loss and heartbreak and will comfort you and form a wonderful legacy in remembrance of a wonderful mother. To her heartbroken family of sons John (Chelthenam), Finbarr (Ballylongford) and Denis (Ballybunion), her loving daughters Adeline (New York), Nora (Tarbert) and Lily (Kilcolgan, Tarbert), daughters-in-law Barbara, Carmel and Mary, sons-in-law Tommy, Olly and Jay, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her great- great grandchildren, her brothers, her sisters, her sisters-in-law, her brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and wide circle of friends we extend our very deepest sympathies. Nora’s body lay in repose at Lynch’s funeral home on Tuesday evening, July 26th,. Nora’s cortege arrived at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, on Wednesday morning for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment afterwards in Ahavallen Cemetery. May her gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

Tidy Towns Notice

In preparation for this year’s Tidy Towns judging, the local Tidy Towns volunteers have been working tirelessly cleaning the streets, weeding, painting and planting hanging baskets/ window boxes with multiples of flowers all around the Village and approach roads to the village. Thanks to the group’s dedication and work there is currently a massive display of brightly coloured flowers to be seen all about the village.

Oyster Festival

It was wonderful to see such large crowds congregate in the village over the Bank Holiday Weekend for the Annual Oyster Festival which had not taken place since the Covid 19 epidemic. The results of the Conor Heaphy Inaugural Under 11s Football Tournament, held at Ballylongford O’Rahilly GAA Grounds as part of the Oyster Festival, on Saturday morning last were as follows: After a brilliant few hours played in rather unsavoury weather conditions the competition which was a fabulous success saw our own side Bally-Asdee, take on near neighbours Beale in the final which resulted in a Beale victory on the scoreline Beale, 5 goals and 5 points, Ballylongford-Asdee, 2 goals and 1 point. In the semi-finals, Bally-Asdee overcame Ballydonoghue, after extra time; and Beale overcame Askeaton-Ballysteen-Kilcornan. Runners Up, Ballydonoghue overcame Askeaton-Ballysteen-Kilcornan with a score of 5 goals and 6 points to Askeaton’s 5 goals and 2 points.

Listowel Bazaar Group

Note in from Billy Moloney of the Listowel Bazaar Group to sadly inform us that there will be no parish Bazaar in Listowel this Christmas as a safety precaution due to the continuation of the Covid 19 epidemic, this is in response to the huge amount of people that had been making inquiries about the Annual event. But the Good News is that the organizing group is already planning and getting things in train for a bigger and better Bazaar in 2023 please God. The group wish to also publicly acknowledge their sincere thanks to everybody who contributed so generously to their recent fundraising day held at Garvey’s it was indeed a fantastic success the group also wish to acknowledge their sincere thanks to the management and staff of Garvey’s for giving them such wonderful support. Mile Buiochas to all.


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