Thursday 22 August 2019



The weekly winners of the partners 45 cards in Hotel Curracloe were Sean Allen and Denis Kelly. The Christmas final takes place tonight, Wednesday, December 22 at 9 p.m. sharp. Cards will resume in January. Thanks to all customers who supported throughout the year.


The author of the article, "A Tale of a Tome" wishes to state that it is a purely fictional story and was written specifically for the Christmas edition of The Bridge magazine. It does not relate to any persons living or dead.


Grateful thanks to all who helped clear away the snow from the school area to allow the school re-open. Congratulations to Mark Doyle, James Doyle and Adam Murphy who won the County Council y Council recycled Christmas decoration competition in their category and well done to Grace Harding-Kenny, Nathan O'Rourke and Luke O'Rourke who were highly recommended.

Today, Wednesday, December 22, the junior classes Christmas disco will take place from 1-1.30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa. The disco for the senior classe s will begin at 1.30 p.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Parents and Guardians are welcome to attend. The school closes for the holidays tomorrow, Thursday, December 23 at 12 noon and will re-open on January 10.


The Shelmalier Walking club will hold a special St. Stephens Day walk at Raven wood in Curracloe commencing at 11 a.m. This is a special walk for families and their pets (10km) and there is a suggested donation of €1 per killometre per adult which will go to the Cottage Autism Network/GOAL charities. All are most welcome.


Don't forget that a Christmas party will be held in the Porter House, Castlebridge, tonight, Wednesday, December 22. This promises to be a great night with lots of entertainment, spot prizes, crackers, homemade mince pies, mulled red wine and hot food also served.

DJ John Kenny will provide music to get you in the Christmas mood. Admission is free and all are welcome. Not a night to be missed and a great way to get you in the Christmas party mood. Cheers.


Curracloe United AFC had no winner last weekend of their jackpot but 10 match 3 winners who each received €15: Siobhan Doolan, River Glen, Curracloe; John Furlong, Curracloe; Pat Turner, Coolcotts; Noel Howlin, Curracloe; Pat McLoughlin, Ballinablake; Eileen Kinsella, Ballinacoola; Mattie Murphy, Castlebridge; Barry Murphy, Ballinablake; Darragh Connor, River Glen, Curracloe; Marty Carty, Curracloe. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 13 & 23. Next weekend's jackpot stands at €11,500 and the draw will take place in the Roadhouse on Monday, December 27 at 7 p.m.

The following were the winners in the special Christmas draw:-Colin Murphy, Newfort, Screen (Brandy); Amy Healy, c/o David Cullen (Whiskey); Dorothy Breen c/o Brian McKenna (Vodka); Noreen Hearne, Galbally (Whiskey); Catherine Dunne, Ballineskar (Vodka); Mag Tobin, Ballytramont, Castlebridge (Wine).


The following are the times of Masses in Castlebridge for Christmas. Mass will be offered up on Christmas Eve at 9 p.m. and Masses on Christmas Day will be offered up at 8 a.m. and again at 10.30 a.m. Mass on Stephens Day will be at 8 a.m. and 10. 30 a.m.


There was a total of €1,657 taken up at Castlebridge church recently for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Grateful thanks to all who subscribed so generously in these recessionary times.


Shelmalier GAA club wish to thank most sincerely all from the parish and beyond who supported their annual Lotto on a weekly basis which greatly assists the development of the complex at Hollymount. They look forward to your continued support in 2011. They wish all their players, members, parents and supporters alike a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


The Over the Water correspondent wishes each and everyone in the area a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Thanks are extended to all clubs and organisations who sent in news items during the year.

Continue to send in those items again in 2011. Email is or you can contact Anne on 086-1980775 or landline to 053-9138165.