Around the Districts
The Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Day takes place on Sunday 31at July opening at 2 p.m. This is a great family day out with usual stalls, face painting, duck racing, tea or coffee and cakes, raffle and lots more.. There will be the Des and Margaret Walsh Perpetual Cup Yacht Race, Yacht Club Auction in Kilmore Quay Lodge at 6 p.m., plus Bingo same night in the Stella Maris Centre at 8 p.m. There is designated parking in the village.
Kilmore scouts took part in the Seafood festival parade in Kilmore Quay last week. Brumjammers are making final arrangements for their big adventure when 38 adults and youths head to the International scout jamboree in Birmingham from July 29 to August 6.
Youth drama workshop
Are you interested in drama or want to try something new? There are plans afoot to run a series of fun workshops during August and September. Contact 087 6812690 to put down expression of interest.
A big thank you to everyone who took part, supported and helped out at the annual Tractor Road Run last weekend. It was a fantastic occasion with €1,091 raised towards the Social Centre.
Women's Shed continues weekly Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., except August 1 (bank holiday) and August 8 (annual break). New members welcome. Reading Room open at the same time.
Date for your diary - Afternoon tea party and Craft Fair on September 3, includes home baking, handmade crafts, comedy with Ballycogley Players.
The Skrine family have kindly offered to host an Afternoon Tea and Garden party on Sunday, August 7, at Butlerstown Castle, in aid of Tomhaggard social centre. The Skrine family are great supporters of the Social Centre, attending many social and cultural events while Helen read stories from her book at a Story and Poetry evening.
The Ballycogley Players were delighted to be asked to perform at St Anne's Novena variety night in Tomhaggard Social Centre on Tuesday night last. It was a fantastic nights entertainment. Well done to all those who took part, thank you to the wonderful audience and finally to the organising committee for making us feel so welcome.
Next stop for 'The Players' is next weekend at the variety concert as part of the Leo Carthy weekend. This will take place on Saturday, July 30, in Our Lady's Island community centre at 8 p.m. Admission €10, oap's €8. The night will feature Danescastle Music Group, The Temple Michael Ceilí Band, Yvette Walsh, George Lawlor, Ciara and Sinéad McCoy, Brendan Wickham and Co, Martina and Paula Keane, Paddy Scallan and comedy with the Ballycogley Players. MC will be South East Radio's Alan Corcoran. Free refreshments will be served. A night not to be missed.
Best wishes to fellow member Trish Boyce in her efforts to secure a place on the rowing team to contest the All-Ireland finals.
Congratulations to lighting supremo Nick Hayes who won the captains prize in golf at St Helen's Bay golf club during the recent past.
Car boot sale
As part of events at Kilmore Village Fest weekend August 12 to August 15, we are holding a car boot, van or stand sale on Saturday, August 13, in the car park in Kilmore village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cars €10 Vans or Stands €15. All Welcome.
Belated congratulations to Donna Pierce and Michael Murphy, Sea View on the birth of a baby girl three weeks ago. Congratulations also to Kate and Bobby Kibsella, Booleyscross on the birth of a baby girl last weekend.
Congratulations to Breda and Matty Reville, Grange, Kilmore who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last weekend when their family went back to the Brandon Hotel in New Ross where they had their reception all those years ago. The couple's son and daughters organised this special occasion for them. The family enjoyed the special dinner to celebrate the occasion.
All Blacks AFC
Congratulations to this week's winner Damien McGuire in our split-the-pot Draw No. 28 at the Halfway House Pub, Ballycogley. Next week's draw in Bridie's of Bridgetown. Great prize to be won. Many thanks for the hospitality on the night. Thank you to all our selling agents and our draw entrants in your continued support weekly.
Soccer summer camp
The Swansea City AFC/All Blacks AFC Summer Soccer Camp takes place on Wednesday, August 17, and Thursday, August 18, at All Blacks ground at Casey Park, Mayglass, from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily Camp is open to all boys and girls aged seven to 14 of all abilities.
Advance booking is open to July 31 costing €49 Standard single person booking from August 1 to August 16 €55 - Includes full Swansea City AFC kit (jersey, shorts and socks) Please be advised online booking fees apply, should you require direct booking (non-fee)contact Niall O'Callaghan Club Secretary, or Event coordinator Linda as enclosed.
Note: All children attending must be collected on time following event. Parents will be requested to sign photography authorisation slips, please provide email on booking for advance issue of certs or shall be completed at registration 9.30 a.m. sharp August 17.
Full coaching by Swansea City Academy coaches. Swansea City AFC talent spotters will be present For more info: Call us on Club Secretary 087 1323186 (Niall) or 087 7670344 (Linda) Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weekly winner of Split the Pot was Colette Walsh winning €1,137. Draw takes place each Monday night at Murrintown Bingo. Be in to win.
Bingo - Mondays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bus pick up at usual points.
Taekwon-Do - Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Pat O'Rourke - 053 9145773.
Forever Fit - Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Contact Amanda Burke - 087 9713339.
Mother and Toddler - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The centre is also available for hire for children's birthday parties. Please call the centre for details - call 053 9139328 or email email@example.com Visit murrintowncommunitycentre.weebly.com.
Our Lady's Island
Leo Carthy Weekend
The annual Leo Carthy Traditional weekend will take place this Saturday/Sunday, July 30/31.
The weekend opens with a concert in Our Lady's Island Community Centre on Saturday at 8 p.m. sharp, featuring Danescastle Music Group, The Temple Michael Ceilí Band, Yvette Walsh, George Lawlor, Ciara and Sinéad McCoy, Brendan Wickham and Co, Martina and Paula Keane, Paddy Scallan and comedy with the Ballycogley Players. MC will be South East Radio's Alan Corcoran. Adm: €10, OAP. €8. Free refreshments will be served. A night not to be missed.
Festivities will continue on Sunday with Fun Run at 12.30. Mumming with Drinagh Mummers at 2.30 p.m.
Live Open Air with Teresa and the Stars. 4.30-7 p.m. Traditional music and song with numerous welll-known local artists, plus children's entertainment Treasure hunt, bouncy castle, face-painting etc.
Carne FC training
Carne FC are holding their first training session of the season this Tuesday evening, July 26, at 7.30 p.m. at their pitch in Carne. Potential new players are more than welcome to come along on the night and join in the training with our current squad.
The annual Patron in Our Lady's Island will take place on Sunday, August 14, St Iver's 5.30 p.m. Island Cemetery 6 p.m. Churchtown (Carne) 6.30 p.m., concludes with prayers in New Cemetery 7 p.m.
A great afternoon was had by all at the Tacumshane Parochial House last Sunday. We were blessed with the weather and we had a great turnout.
Proceeds from the day came to €1,830 and which funds are critically important to running our church.
A big thank you is due to everyone who helped on the day, who sponsored prizes and everyone who came and supported the cause. We thank Fr Brendan for his officiating and we also sincerely welcome Fr Jim on his first visit to Tacumshane.
Raffle winners: First - Willie Furlong, second - Michael Meyler, third - Ciss Walsh, fourth Phyllis Deveeux, fifth - John Byrne, sixth - Jackson Cloney, seventh - Bernadette Byrne, eighth - Catherine Walsh.
Split the pot
Congratulations to Stephen Kearns, Lakeside who won 'Split the pot' last week receiving €239. Envelopes available at O'Dohertys, Post Office, Lobster Pot, Butler's St Iver's and Meyler's Millhouse.
All proceeds to Church Restoration Fund. Thanks to all concerned
The jackpot now stands at €3,000. The following shared in this week's match-three prize Ronnie Doyle (seller Aileen Mullins), Caroline Ellard and June Elard(seller Caroline Ellard), Alan Cloney (seller Alan Cloney) The winning numbers were 1, 20, 21 and 27. Thanks for all your support.
St Mary's Day Centre
St Mary's Day Centre have a few places available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for anyone interested in joining us for a bit of socialising and a lot of fun. We also do a meals on wheels service for only €6 for a three course meal freshly cooked and delivered to your door, call 053 9132624 for details.
GET WELL: St Mary's Day Centre would like to wish all our absent patrons a speedy recovery and we hope to see you back with us soon.
St Mary's GAA
Club lotto: jackpot €4,850; numbers drawn on July 12: 5-9-12-27; no jackpot winner, three match-three winners: Denise Murphy, Hughie Fagan and Mary O'Leary. On July 19 jackpot was €5,000 and the numbers drawn were 15-25-29-30; no jackpot winner, Match-three winner: Kieran and Mary Donohoe. Next Draw: July 26.
Cúl Camp: Week two of Cúl Camp will be held from August 15 to August 19. The advice is to book online now as places will be limited to 140 and we are over the 100 mark at present. It's a week kids won't want to miss.
Sympathy: We extend sympathy to the Power Family this week on the loss of Una. Our thoughts are with the family at this time. May she rest in peace.