Abbeydorney Parish Hall and Community Project Members lotto – Results 2/04/2018. Jackpot €10,000. Number’s Drawn 9-10-14-16. No Winner. Second jackpot €5,700. Number’s Drawn 2-7-15-16. No Winner. Consolation Prizes; €25 – Cathy Maunsell, Cahernead; €25 – Mike Baker, Rathkenny, Abbeydorney and €25 Dero Glavin, Abbeydorney. Names drawn for forthcoming Mini jackpot draw; Aiden Behan, Abbeydorney; Kathleen O’Regan, Fortwilliam and JKC Sheehy’s Shop, Ballyduff. Next lotto jackpot’s €10,000 and €5,800. Tickets €2 each or three for €5. One €2 ticket covers both jackpot’s draws. Thank you for your continued support.
ST BRENDAN’S AC
Outdoor training is beginning this Wednesday evening for all juveniles from under-seven upwards in the astro-turf pitch in Banna Beach Hotel from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New members are welcome. Adult training begins shortly also a cheque was handed over to the Maurice Collins Vintage Day committee last week by St Brendan’s after the well-supported Vintage Day fun run hosted by the club to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry and Kerry Hospice Foundation. Thanks to all athletes and volunteers who helped to make the event a success.
Well done to Ben O’Connor, who was awarded his full marathon wristband at Tralee Junior Parkrun on Sunday for completing 21 parkruns. Contact Irene at 087 7985557 for further club details or see Facebook or the blogspot.
ARDFERT VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA
at Patrick & Josephine O Riordan’s cottage, East Commons, Ardfert on Sat. & Sunday 21st & 22nd April. Minimum donation €10 & all proceeds go to Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Listowel Day Care Services. Spaces limited so booking essential. Contact Josephine at 0879292919 / Philomena 0879209664.
BANNA CLEAN UP DAY
As part of the Kerry county clean up day on Saturday 14th April you are invited to the clean up of Banna Strand. Meet at Banna promenade at 11am on the 14th. Bags & gloves will be provided.
ST BRENDAN’S AC
Dates to look out for: May 6thKerry junior, senior and masters track and field championships in Castleisland;
June 2nd and 3rd- Munster juvenile games in Ennis; June 9thMunster juvenile track and field. U9-U11 Castleisland; June 10thMunster senior and masters track and field in Castleisland.
Now is the time to join the Club for a summer of fun and fitness. Contact Irene on 087 7985557, or see Facebook and blogspot.
Ardfert Community Council Clg. was delighted to be awarded €500 from Kerry County Council Community Support Fund for 2018. This funding was used to repair & upgrade sewer pipes which has improved the efficacy of the new toilets in the centre. We thankthe council for their continued support of our efforts in Ardfert
BINGO: Continues every Monday night at 8p.m. sharp. All welcome. Jackpot €600 unless previously won.
DANCE FITNESS: Exercise through Dance: Every Wednesday night from 8-9 o’clock Salsa, Cha cha cha, Jive and other forms of dancing. So enjoy yourself while getting into shape. Cost €8 per class.
HALL/ROOM AVAILABILITY: For any meetings, activities or organisations that need space give us a ring, as more time-slots have become available. Ring Pat 087/9209673.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE
Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. April 26th, 7pm-8.30pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the BioSpiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th .Contact us by email email@example.com or by phone 7134276.
ASDEE TABLE QUIZ
The Annual Asdee First Responders fundraising table quiz takes place on Saturday 21st April in Jack J’s. With a start time of 9.30p.m. Tables of 4 €20, your support will be very much appreciated.
ASDEE TIDY TOWNS
We are very fortunate to have a beautiful grotto in our village. It is a lovely serene sacred space, which is admired by the many visitors to our area during the summer months when it is looking its best.
Asdee Tidy Towns has been responsible for the maintenance of the grotto and improvement works for the past 8 years. It was a great achievement in the Tidy Towns competition to increase our points by 15 in 2014. The improvement works undertaken in the grotto were highly commended by the judges in their report that year due to the kind sponsorship of two beautiful stone seats by Asdee Pioneer’s Association.
We want to make it known to the wider community that Asdee Tidy Towns have secured a much needed grant of €1,500 to replace the railing and the gate at the grotto in our village. We hope to commence this work as soon as possible as this project was earmarked since last year as a necessity.
We are privileged to have this beautiful grotto in our midst and to have received the funding to further enhance it
ANNASCAUL THE COTTAGE MARKET
The Cottage Market Annascaul The Cottage Market will take place 15 April 11am - 2pm @ Annascaul, Community Centre. Sunday Tea, Free Raffle, Craft Table for children, Greta’s Herbs, Lorrie’s Plants, Blanka’s Free Range Eggs, Bakes, Breads, Honey, Abe’s Art, Elana’s Art and Gifts, Jewleary, Crafts. All local Produce with Love
Miniature Garden Competition will take place on 20 May. Free to enter. Must be 18+ years. Anyone from Ireland can enter.
The miniature garden should be planted in a rectangular with approximate dimensions of length-75cm, width-37cm and depth-20.3cm. Your design must not exceed 15cm lengthways or widthways from your miniature gardens. Your design must not exceed 30cm in height from soil level. Over half of your display should be floral/planted. You can use any plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers, or other elements that you wish. Individual or groups can enter.
All entries will be judged by members of Annascaul Floral Artists and Garden Club. Cash prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd. It will be held in the Community Centre, Annascaul, Co. Kerry. If interested contact Elizabeth Ph. 087 2184757. Closing date to register is 6 May.
GREAT ANNASCAUL WALK
The great Annascaul Walk will take place on Sunday 6 May. The walk will follow two routes. Route A - Annascaul Lake and Beenoskee and Route B - Camp to Annascaul via the Dingle Way. Registration can be done online or in person at Annascaul GAA Pitch from 8am. Registration includes refreshments afterwards at Annascaul GAA Pitch and a raffle.
Pat O Shea Kerry IFA Chairperson of the Hill Committee has received a number of calls in the last week about dogs worrying sheep and in two cases where sheep have been killed.
Mr. O Shea is now advising farmers of their right to shoot dogs that are found worrying sheep. Mr O Shea says there are far too many dog owners not taking the responsibility that goes with owning a pet as serious as they ought to. There are between 300 to 400 reported attacks in Ireland each year with losses of upwards of 4000 sheep.Farmer’s take seriously the health and wellbeing of their flock and as much as they dislike shooting dogs they will do so .
So please be a responsible dog owner and insure that your pet is under your control at all times day and night.
INCH BEACH PARKRUN
We are pleased to announce this inaugural parkrun event will be held on Saturday 19th May at Inch Beach, Co, Kerry. This will be the first ever beach parkrun in the Republic of Ireland.It will be a weekly timed 5km run/walk open to all abilities. This event is free and organized by volunteers. All you need to do is register to receive your barcode number, see here: http://www.parkrun.ie/ register/. More details about Inch Beach parkrun to follow soon.
Our Lotto was not won again this week, meaning the jackpot is now €9,650. Congratulations to our €40 winners. The numbers drawn this week were 2,8,13,23 the €40 winners were - Jim Kennedy, West Inch, Maeve O’Sullivan, Main St, Emma Kennedy, Inch, Frank McCarthy, Annagap.
Ladies: 1stNora Devine, 2nd Maureen Dowling, 1st Interval: Gerry Curran, 2nd Interval: Joan Cantillon. Gents: 1st Pat Moore, 2nd Joan Sayers, 1st Interval: Sandra Hoffman, 2nd Interval: Martin Courtney. Raffle: 1st Eileen Galvin, 2nd Martin Courtney, 3rd Sandra Hoffman, 4th Ann Kavanagh, 5th Dora Moriarty, Mystery, Dora Moriarty, Mary Shanahan.
BALLYBUNION FIANNA FAIL CUMANN A.G.M
Ballybunion/Rahavannig Fianna Fail Cumann A.G.M is on at the Bunker Bar on Friday 20th April at 9pm we welcome all new members to who wish to join the Ballybunion/Rahavanning Fianna Fail Cumann
For more enquiries ring secretary at 0861715188
BALLYDONOGHUE LISSELTON COUNTY CLEAN-UP
The BPM committee support the annual Kerry County Cleanup Day, which takes place on Saturday next, April 14th all around the county. Anybody who can litter-pick any stretch of road, no matter how small, will be much appreciated.
Please contact 086-8451263 asap for the correct bags. Black bags will not be collected by the facilitators of the Clean-up initiative.
ALL IRELAND BOXING TITLE
Congratulations to Sean Walsh (14), Ballybunion, grandson of Mossie and Nodie, Guhard, won his third All Ireland in a year in the National Stadium, Dublin.
The local branch of Community Alert is holding the AGM tomorrow, Thursday April 12th at Lisselton School. Time: 8.30pm. New members welcome.
Time to get those creative juices flowing for the 34th Edition of the Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine.
This is a call out for articles which you feel may be of interest to the parish community at home or abroad, or if you know someone living and working abroad maybe they have a story to tell. All submissions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or make contact with a committee member who will only be happy to assist you.
Adult Competitions in Creative Writing and Poetry are now also open to entries, please specify if you are submitting for competitions to the e-mail address above or drop to the Post Office at Ryan’s Daybreak, Lisselton, for the attention of Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine: ref, Competitions.