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A presentation was made to Coars NS school caretaker Patsy Murphy on his retirement after almost 30 years of service. Pictured (from left) are Michael O'Sullivan Principal, Pat Murphy, Siobhain O'Shea and Paul O'Connor. Photo by Christy Riordan

A presentation was made to Coars NS school caretaker Patsy Murphy on his retirement after almost 30 years of service. Pictured (from left) are Michael O'Sullivan Principal, Pat Murphy, Siobhain O'Shea and Paul O'Connor. Photo by Christy Riordan

A presentation was made to Coars NS school caretaker Patsy Murphy on his retirement after almost 30 years of service. Pictured (from left) are Michael O'Sullivan Principal, Pat Murphy, Siobhain O'Shea and Paul O'Connor. Photo by Christy Riordan



Piarsaigh na Dromoda

Dromid Pearses played against Brosna last Saturday, the game ended in a draw.

Huge congratulations to Jack O’Connor and Graham O Sullivan on their recent win against Mayo. Best of luck to them in the next game.

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Scór na bPáistí

The County Final of Scór na bPáistí will be on in the Dromid Centre on Saturday July 2nd at 2.30. Fáilte roimh chách.

Scéalta bháis

Fuair John (Seanín) Ó Conchúir as Doire Anna agus an Cúm Liath ó dhúchais bás le deanaí. Ba é an fear ba shine sa pharóiste ag an am. Cuirimid ár mbrón in iúl dá chlann, do Mary, Eileen, John, Patrick, Noreen and Joanne, a gclainne agus garpháistí Seanín chomh maith. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John (Seanín) O’Connor from Derrianna and formerly of Coomleigh died recently. Seanín was the eldest man in the parish. We want to express our sympathies to his family, to Mary, Eileen, John, Patrick, Noreen and Joanne, to their families and to Seanín’s grandchildren. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Ionad Lae na Dromoda / Dromid Day Centre

Tá ár Ionad Lae oscailte agus tá ár gclár cothú agus ár gclár ar an Déardaoin ar siúl chomh maith. Beidh gníomhachtaí agus béile ann i ndiaidh. Beidh ár seirbhís béilí ar rothaí agus níocháin ann mar is gnáth.

Scéim Fostaíochta Pobail (Scéim CE)

Tá dhá fholúntas in Ionad na Dromoda d’fheighlithe tí. Déan teagmháil le Mike Morris ar 087 9673323 nó Eimear Ní Mhurchú ar 087 6852570

Scéim Shóisialta Tuaithe

Tá folúntas sa Scéim Shóisialta Tuaithe in Ionad na Dromoda le haghaidh dualgaisí tí, glantacháin agus cothabhála laistigh. Déan teagmháil le Cian Ó hAileasa ar 087 3770256 le do thoil.

Dromid GTeic Hub

The Community Hub in Ionad na Dromoda is being used by visitors and clients working remotely. If you or a family member wish to avail of this facility for remote working please contact Eimear or Maryanne on 066-9474782 or on 0876852570

Scoláireachtaí Printíseachta 2022

Údarás na Gaeltachta Apprenticeship Scholarships 2022 Scoláireachtaí luachmhara ar fáil do phrintísigh agus a gcuid urraitheoirí. Sprioc le haghaidh iarratais 30.06.22. is gá iarratas a dhéanamh ar-líne


50/50 Club Draw

Result from Monday 20th June in Caitins, winner: Brendan “Gow” O Sullivan €579. Next draw Monday 27th June in Tig Rosie’s. Thanks to all those who continue to support our draw. Tickets 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.

Recent passing

The death occurred recently of Kathleen Casey of Chicago, formerly of Libes Ballinskelligs. Kathleen moved to the Chicago area over 50 years ago and was the Chicago Rose in the 1968 Rose of Tralee Festival. She is fondly remembered by her brother Patrick and sister Teresa.

Art classes

Art classes in the Ballinskelligs Community Centre on Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 12:30pm. All welcome.

Country Market

Ballinskelligs Country Market located close to the Beach at Ballinskelligs will be open every Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm during June, July and 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.

Ring Of Kerry 2022

Wishing the best of luck to everyone taking part in the Ring Of Kerry 2022

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.



Kilcummin 0.12 Beaufort 1.07 in Senior Co League, round 10


No winner on Sunday, 26th June. Jackpot €8,400. Numbers: 8, 12, 21, 24 Consolation Prizes €80 Patrick Riordan, Fossa. €50 Seán Grady, Milltown, Denis O’Sullivan, Meanus, Brian Heaney, Kildare

The next lotto draw for a jackpot of €8,600 will be on Sunday, 10th July. 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

Summer Camp

Beaufort GAA Club will run a football summer camp in Beaufort GAA Club grounds from Monday, 15th July to Friday, 15th July from 10am to 2pm. The cost is €50 for one child, €45 for second child, €40 for third child. To book a place, please contact Mary 086 0640065 or Tara 087 6032774.

Sports Prediction Quiz

Events to Connacht Senior football final. Leader-board is as follows: Evan Floyd 45 pts. Frank O’Sullivan 41 pts. Noel Spillane and Colm O’Shea 40 pts. Killian Lynch, Mary Carey and Noel O’Connor 39pts.

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 due. 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 €5,900. Numbers drawn were 2,6,8,11.

No Jackpot winner so consolation winners were €75, John Teehan, Cahirciveen. €30 Niall John Gallagher. €20 Tina O’ Connor. €20, Grace and Lily O’Shea.

Next weeks Jackpot is €5,900.

Co League

Sneem/Derrynane played Kilgarvan in Sneem on Saturday Last. Weather conditions were terrible making it very difficult for both teams to play to their full potential. The home were first on the scoreboard with points from Ronan Hussey and Ian Galvin. Donal Sullivan opened the scoring for Kilgarvan with a free in the 7th minute. Darragh Sullivan pointed for Sneem/Derrynane and Donal Sullivan had another free for Kilgarvan. Ronan Hussey and Donal Sullivan exchanged frees to leave the half time score 0-4 to 0-3 to Sneem/ Derrynane. Ruairi Burns with an early free edged the home side further ahead. Kilgarvan answered with in the 8th minute. While dominating the play for the rest of the half the home team found it very difficult to breach the Kilgarvan defensive set up and a lot of scoring chances weren’t taken. All seemed lost when Kilgarvan got a breakaway goal from Ronan Foley in the 54th minute. Sneem/Derrynane to their credit fought back with valuable late points from Morgan O’Donoghue and Ronan Hussey to tie the game and keep their promotion hopes alive.

Sneem/Derrynane 0-7 Kilgarvan 1-4 .


Club Lotto

There was no winner of last Wednesday’s club lotto jackpot draw of €10,900. The winning numbers were: 21, 20, 31, 14. The winners were Marian McCann, Glencar. Ticket sold by Hannah Marys Store. Nuala Hurley, Cromane. On Line Ticket. Tomas Foley, Cromane. On Line Ticket. Catherine Riordan, Upper Tullig. Ticket sold at Cr. Union.

Next weeks Jackpot is €11,000. If youre not in, you cant win.

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. You can also purchase tickets online - just search for ‘Cromane GAA lotto’. Many thanks to all of our lotto supporters and sellers.


The death has occurred of John Hoare Tulligbeg Lower, Killorglin. John passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26th 2022, at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife Noreen, sons and daughters; Joseph, Vincent, David, Bernie, Shanda and Linda, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners,his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, niece Mary, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposed Tuesday evening (June 28th) at Flynn’s Funeral Home Killorglin from 4pm - 7pm. Funeral arrived to St. James’ Church Killorglin Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass at 10.30am. Burial in Dromavalla Cemetery.

May he rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dia go raibh a ainm dilis.

Car boot sale

Car boot sale in St. Michaels Car Park Sat 9th July 11 to 2. Iveragh Road. Cars €5 Vans €10.


Bingo has recommenced in Jacks every Tuesday night at 8pm.Proceeds from this terms Jackpot will go to the Kerry Cork Cancer Bus. Please support.

Bingo in the CYMS Killorglin every Sun at 8.30.Extra prizes in raffle on 3rd for Independance Day.

Active Retirement

Cromane Active Retirement Group meet every Wednesday in Cromane Community Centre. 2 to 4pm.All welcome.

Can rings from drinks cans

Spectacles, used stamps please keep for writer who gives them to various organisations and which they benefit from.


‘People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.’



Some notes failed to appear in the paper over the last few weeks due to a computer problem. Hopefully, all is well again.


Sympathy is extended to Dan McCarthy, Gorteenroe, family and friends on the death of his mother, Mary.

The death has also taken place of Sheila O’Connor (nee Brosnan), Keelties and formerly Dromore in her 100th year; Phil Walsh (nee Fleming), Springmount, Farranfore and formerly Currow City; and Mary J Lenihan, Curraghmore West, Firies and formerly Manhattan, New York. Sympathy is extended to their families, relatives and friends. May they rest in peace.


Ballyhar/Firies Parish Pilgrimage to Knock is back again after the Covid restrictions. It will take place on Thursday 21st July. For more information contact Mary B at 087 978 0832 or Jerome at 086 817 4303.

Tidy Towns

Judging will take place shortly so it’s a case of “all hands on deck” for the next couple of weeks picking up litter and keeping the place tidy.

Community Games

The County community games took place in Castleisland on Saturday and Sunday. Well done to all the boys and girls who represented the Parish many of them taking part for the first time. Congratulations also to Niamh O’Shea (Gold medal in Discus), Isaac Vickers (Gold in 800), Ryan Vickers (Gold in 100) and Kevin O’Shea (Silver in Javelin). These athletes will now represent Kerry at the Munster and National finals.

31 Card Drive

Results from GAA Hall on Friday 24th June Tony Marshall, Con McCarthy; Tom Walsh, Margaret Angland; Eileen Hickson, Monica Cournane; Euge O’Callaghan, Dan Buckley; John O’Connell, James O’Hara; Jimmy Breen, Seamus McKenna; Ann, Joan Kenny; Johnny Healy, Pat Sheehy; Hannah Landers, Mary B O’Sullivan; John, Mike O’Connell.

Ardywanig (continued)

Here are a number of Irish translations. Árd a’Bhánaigh seems to be the most popular. It is sometimes given as Árd a’Bhuadhánaigh (an older form) and Árd Uí Mhánaigh (which comes from Mánach). Manach (no “fada”) means monk and there was a monastery close to the Mounthenry border. Is that just a co-incedence? Árd refers to height/hill which is 483 feet above sea-level at the highest point. Ó’Bhánach is generally understood to be a surname. There were many variations in the English version of the name in the 1600’s and 1700’s with the v, w and n changed about. However it now seems to have settled on “ Ardywanig”.