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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ard­fer­tre­treat@eir­ or by phone 7134276.


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.


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


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.


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.


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: 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/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


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.


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 magazine@bal­ly­ 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.

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