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Around the Districts: An Dromid to Derrynane


Runners at the starting line getting ready to begin the 10k race. Run Killarney 2022, Saturday 6th of August

Runners at the starting line getting ready to begin the 10k race. Run Killarney 2022, Saturday 6th of August

Runners at the starting line getting ready to begin the 10k race. Run Killarney 2022, Saturday 6th of August



Foireann Chiarraí

Dá fháid é an lá tagann an oíche agus sa Dromod ar an Aoine an chéad lá de Lunasa bhí ard-oíche ag múintir na Dromoda agus Ciarraí Theas in iomlán nuair a tháining Jack agus Graham abhaile le Corn Sam MacUidhir go hIonad na Dromoda. Ba mhór an oíche é idir óg agus aosta agus bhain gach éinne taitneamh as an ocáid.

Caithfimid ár mbuíochas a ghabháil leis an bhfoireann in iomlán in Ionad na Dromoda, le rannpháirtithe na scéime agus a Maor Cian as gach rud a rinneadar ar an lá, do James as an mbéile breá a chur sé ar fáil ar an oíche chomh maith . Do Mhichéal Ó Sé agus Coiste Phiarsaigh na Dromoda agus na daoine deonacha in iomlán a rinne bacáil agus daoine a bhí ag déanamh glanadh timpeall na bóithre agus srl.

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Buíochas chomh maith do James Daly agus múintir Uí Dhálaigh as an leoraí a chur ar fáil don stáitse agus do Eoin Moriarty as urraíocht a dhéanamh ar an marquee dúinn. Táimid go léir fíor bhródúil as an éacht atá déanta agaibh. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

After a long period of absence, on Friday the 1st of August, the people of Dromid and of South Kerry had a super night when Jack and Graham returned to Dromid with the Sam Maguire cup. A great night was had by all and everyone enjoyed the event which saw a huge crowd come to Dromid to welcome Sam Maguire home.

We must thank all of the team at Ionad na Dromoda, to the scheme participants and to RSS supervisor Cian for all of their help with the occasion and also to Micheál Ó Sé and the Dromid Pearses Committee for all their work and to all of the volunteers, to those who baked and made sandwiches and those who cleaned up the approach roads and surrounds for the occassion.

Thanks also to James Daly of Murreigh Transport for supplying the stage and to Eoin Moriarty who sponsored the marquee for us and of course to Graham and Jack on their wonderful achievement and for allowing us to be part of it. Ní neart go cur le chéile.


Comhgháirdeas do Francie Ó Súillebháín as an Dromod ar ocáid breithlá mór a bhí aige le deanaí. Bhí ceiliúradh mhór ag a chlann agus a chairde i dTabhairne na hAoine an Domhnach seo chaite. Go maire tú an céad a Francie.

Congratulations to Francie O’Sullivan, Dromid on the occasion of his birthday recently. He had a lovely celebration in the Inny Tavern on Sunday night last. Go maire tú an céad Francie.


50/50 Club Draw

Result from Monday 1st August, in Tig Rosie’s winner Mike King, €1212. Next draw Monday 08th August, Mike Murts. The winners of the yearly draw of 2 prices of €50 each, Darcy O’Connell and Padraig Fogarty. Thanks to all who support our draw. Tickets are available from all club officers, Ballinskelligs Post Office and Browne’s Shop, Kevys, O Sheas Deelis and Kells Post Office, Cable O Learys, Tig Rosie’s, Mike Murts and Shebeen, Caitins

A Big Thank You

A big “Thank you” to everyone who was involved in any way with the “Blessing of the Boats” ceremony on Reen pier, Ballinskelligs, on Wednesday 3rd of August, firstly we thank Fr. Patsy for the wonderful ceremony of the blessing of the boats, we especially thank Barbara Cassidy for the use of Café Cois Trá our thanks also go to John and Deirdre Casey for doing the fabulous Bar-be-que. Ballinskelligs Community Centre is also deserving of thanks for the use of their tables and chairs, finally, thanks to everybody who turned out for this wonderful occasion.

Country Market

Ballinskelligs Country Market located close to the Beach at Ballinskelligs will be open every Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm during August. Artisan foods, Crafts, Gifts and more. A fun day out for all the family, Snacks and Refreshments are available from Café Cois Tra. View the extensive selection of Historical Black and White photographs from the Kerry Images collection.

Bord na nÓg Lotto

The results of St Michael’s Bord na nÓg GAA Lotto. 05.08.2022 €40 Seán Ó Dailigh, Alleghemore, the Glen €20 Síle Ní Chonaill, Mil-an-Ghoilín Ballinskelligs Thank you all for your support and if you are interested in joining, please contact Dessy on 087 6792636.

Employment Scheme Vacancies

Tá folúntais ar na scéimeanna fostaíochta ag an Comhchoiste. Eolas breise ó Éanna nó Cian 066 9474888. Employment Schemes There are vacancies on the employment schemes with the Comhchoiste. Further information from Cian or Eanna 066 9474888.

Support group for carers

A support group for carers in the Iveragh Peninsula is on at Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uibh Ráthaigh 2nd Wednesday of each month with Eilís 10.30am to 1.30pm. A safe place to share your worries, you are not alone. A burden shared is a burden halved. A listening ear. All are welcome. Le chéile is féidir linn. Lunch, a cup of tea, a chat and a laugh, Guest speakers Bígi Linn. If interested ring 066 9474888 or email

Community notes

If you have any information to be included in the Ballinskelligs notes, email to or phone An Halla Pobail 066-9479111 no later than 10 am on Friday for insertion in the following week’s paper. Please be aware that owing to pressure on space we may have to edit notes.


GAA fixtures

Beaufort senior men will be away to Ballydonoghue in Group 1, round 2, Intermediate Club Championship, Saturday, 13th August at 7pm.

Senior ladies will have bye next week in Intermediate Championship.

Good luck to Beaufort U12 Boys and management who will be travelling to Croke Park on Wednesday, 17th August to take part in the Croke Park Annual Blitz.

They will play three games and will also be taken on a Croke Park Museum Tour.


Beaufort Senior men defeated Currow in Group 1, round 1, Co Intermediate Championship


Results, Sunday, 7th August for jackpot €9,000. Numbers: 3, 11, 22, 27. Consolation Prizes. €80 Brendan and Aoibhe O’Connor, c/o Nora, €50 Gavin Miller, Faha John O’Connor, Gort Buí, Phil Joy, Ardraw.

The next draw for jackpot of €9,200 will be on Sunday, 21st August. Tickets available from usual sellers, shops, public houses and online at Thank you to everybody who support the lotto. It is the main fundraiser for the day to day running of the Club

Club Development

Beaufort G.A.A. Club will be embarking in a Club Development in the form of an All-Weather Playing pitch and will be holding a fundraising draw, with first prize of a Ford Focus car. Full details in next week’s edition

Healthy Club 5

Beaufort will be taking part in Phase 5 of the GAA Healthy Club Project in 2022/2023. Its aim is to promote Health and Wellbeing in the Club and Community.

If you have any ideas on Health and Wellbeing promotion activities which it might be feasible to run, please contact the Club at 087 9975737.


Beaufort G.A.A. Club membership is now being finalised. Gym membership is open at any time. Please go to, or to pay membership online or contact Patie at 087 2515311.



Results of Lotto draw held in The Club House last week for a Jackpot of €2,200. Numbers drawn were 19,20,24,26. No Jackpot winner so consolation winners were €75 Caitriona Casey, Bohogram. €30 Harry and Ben, C/o Convent House, Sneem. €20 Kathleen, Eileen, Aioibheann and Niamh Galvin, Goulanes, Castlecove. The Black Shop. €20 Kevin O’Farrell, Bracaragh.

Next weeks Jackpot is €2,300.


GAA Lotto

The numbers drawn on Aug 3rd in the Cromane Gaa Lotto were 19,23,28,29. There was no winner of the €11,400 Jackpot.

Four prizes of €40 each went to Mary Conroy. On Line. John Foley, Beaufort. Ticket sold in Gradys. Jeremy Costelloe. Tullig. Ticket sold by Patie Joy. Pat O’Donoghue. Two Mile School. Ticket sold by Geraldine Teahan.

The next jackpot is: €12,000.

You can purchase your lotto tickets from Jack’s Bar and Restaurant; The Red Fox Inn; Hannah Mary’s shop; Mad Mix, Killorglin; O’Grady’s Bar, Killorglin, and in Killorglin Credit Union and at Puck Fair. You can also purchase tickets online - just search for =91Cromane GAA lotto’. Many thanks to all of our lotto supporters and sellers.


Sincere sympathy to Breda Howe and all the family Upper Tullig on the death of her husband John Howe.

John peacefully passed in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Staff of University Hospital Kerry and in the presence of his beloved wife Bridget (Breeda Griffin) on July 31st 2022.

Reposed at Flynn’s Funeral Home Killorglin

Followed by Funeral Service in St. Michael’s Church Iveragh Road Killorglin . Private cremation followed. John and Breda retired to Upper Tullig from the UK many years ago. He was an avid reader and loved History and Nature. May he rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dia go raibh a ainm dilis.

The death has occurred of Hannah Fitzgerald (Née Hurley) Spa Road, Tralee, Kerry / Cromane, Kerry

Sadly missed by her loving husband John, nephew Brian and Nuala and nephew Patrick and Marie, sister-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposed Thursday evening (Aug 4th) at Flynn’s Funeral Home Killorglin from 5pm - 6pm.

Funeral arrived Friday morning (Aug 5th) to The Star of the Sea Church Cromane for Requiem Mass at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in Reilig Réalt na Mara Cromane.

Rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dhia go raibh a hainm dilis.

Puck Fair

Wishing all a safe and enjoyable Puck Fair. Welcome home to all our visitors from far and near.


Bingo in the CYMS Killorglin every Sun at 8.30.

Bingo in Jacks every Tuesday night.

Special 25th Anniversary Invitation

On the 18th September and 3pm in St. Michael’s Church. Killorglin, we will be celebrating the opening of the church 25 years ago, with Bishop Michael our new Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe. We wish to invite anyone who was either Baptised or Confirmed in St. Michael’s Church since that time. This is your invitation to come and join us. Do make a note of the date and we look forward to welcoming you for this special occasion. From the Select Vestry and Clergy of St. Michael’s Church.

Running for NICU and CUH and MS

Running to raise funds for NICU and CUH and MS. John Sweeney, Droum, Glenbeigh is running the Kerry Way Ultra 200km on Sep 2nd and 3rd to help these organisations. A go fund me page has been set up visit Kerry Way Ultra for more information. Your support would be appreciated.


‘In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.’


Sneem/Derrynane GAA

This game was played in brilliant sunshine in Listry Gaa Grounds. Lispole were first on the scoreboard with early points from Adrian Fitzgerald and Cormac Kennedy.Morgan O’Donoghue opened the Sneem/Derrynane account with a free from the right hand side and Ian Galvin followed with a point to tie the match in the 15th minute. Mark Seán Griffin put Lispole a point ahead again in the 17th minute. Jack Riney struck a perfect 45 in the 19th minute that deceived everyone and landed in the right hand corner of the goal above the goalkeepers hands and ended up in the net.

Lispole responded with a Cormac Kennedy the 24th minute. Ronan Hussey kicked 3 pointed frees to leave it 1-5 to 04 on the 27th minute. Tim Murphy finished off a great team move by Sneem/Derrynane by rattling the net with a great strike. Mark Manning hit two points for Lispole to leave the half time score 2-5 to 0-6. Jack Riney had an early point for the southerners. Colm Hurley had a point for Lispole and Cathal Sullivan followed with a goal and Mark Manning added another point to cut the deficit to a single point.

Morgan O’Donoghue with a pointed free steadied the ship and Denis Sullivan added a fine point from play soon after and Ronan Hussey had another in the 55th minute. Seán Noonan with a point for Lispole narrowed the gap again to 2pts. Ciaran Sullivan poached a goal and Ronan Hussey added another point for Sneem/Derrynane to make it 3-10 to 1-10 with time almost up.

Darrah Sullivan grabbed a late goal for Sneem/Derrynane and it looked game set and match for Sneem/Derrynane at 4-10 to 1-10. Mark Manning had a late point for Lispole. In a longer than expected injury time Mark Manning and Colm Hurley got goals for Lispole to leave the final score 4-10 to 3-11 in favour of Sneem/Derrynane.