BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett
BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett – 23.10.2018
BALLYHEIGUE COMMUNITY PLAYERS present “The Year of The Hiker” by John B
Keane. Saturday 27th October and Sunday October 28th at Ballyheigue
Community Centre. Doors open @7.30pm. Tickets: €10 available at
Ballyheigue Community Centre, and at the door on the night.
VÓTÁIL 100: The Heritage Group wishes to thank everyone who celebrated in
the White Sands Hotel the Centenary of the passing of legislation in 1918
granting Voting Rights to some women in 1918.
Special thanks to Mayors Cllrs.Norma Foley and Aoife Thornton and Cllr.
Toiréasa Ferris, Dr. Úna Bromell MIC,UL, Marian Relihan and her Drama
Group, Aidan O’Carroll KSM, Richard Casey and his Group and the large host
of people who played, danced, sang and recited material which related to
the central theme of the Commemorations.
In conjunction with the National Museum Oireachtas na hÉireann has opened
an Exhibition of Suffrage Memorabilia, called Votes for Women: Suffrage and
Citizenship. This record of recognition of a pivotal date in Irish history
draws insightful material from the National Library of Ireland and the
National Archives of Ireland and from the families from the key people
involved in the Suffrage Struggle. This most interesting Exhibition can be
viewed presently in the A wing of the Museum.
MONSTER BINGO: A Monster Bingo in aid of the Curraheen Community Room
Extension Fund will be held in the KDYS Denny Street on Sunday, November
4th at 2pm. A Jackpot worth €1000 must be won on the day. There will also
be many other great cash and spot prizes plus a FREE door prize worth
€100. Everybody welcome!
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (066) 7134276. Self Care Day – Practical skills to
promote self-care and well being – Anna O’Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Contact
GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA lotto
2-16-18-25. The Jackpot of €9,550 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €9,600. The two €50 Winners were Ashleigh Fitzgerald, Heirhill and Fiona
Dooley, Cahurulla. The €25 winner was Pat O’Halloran, Heirhill, C/o
UNDER 15: The Ballyheigue Under-15 hurler’s have qualified for the
semi-final of the Tom Healy Tournament. The semi-final fixtures are
Ballyheigue v Abbeydorney and St Brendan’s v Crotta. All games will be
played at Abbeydorney this Friday evening 7pm.
FIXTURES: Co Intermediate Shield final Ballyheigue’B’ v Austin Stack’s at
Caherslee this Friday evening 7-30pm (under lights).
ST BRENDAN’S AC: had a busy time last weekend on a number of fronts. On
Sunday in the Munster even-age cross country championships in Beaufort,
Aaron Horgan ran a brilliant race in the U12 grade and won a medal for his
brilliant 5th position in a huge field of athletes. The boys team of Aaron,
Zach Walshe, Rory O’Halloran and Matthew O’Sullivan all did well in the
rain. In the U10 race, the club was represented by Kevin Horgan, Ruairi
Walshe, Ben O’Connor and Conor O’Sullivan and again all four ran with great
enthusiasm and Ben and Kevin were scoring members of the Kerry team that
got bronze medals in the inter-county race. Eimear O’Sullivan represented
the club in the very competitive U16 race and finished well up in the huge
On Saturday evening in Banna Beach Hotel, the club’s awards night was held
and presentations were made to the athletes who had been county, Munster
and All Ireland medallists during 2018. A great evening was had by all and
thanks to all the athletes and parents who were present to support the
In the Tralee park-run on Saturday, David Butler was presented with his
cert for completing 50 park-runs while other club athletes took part in
other events in a variety of venues over the busy weekend.
Training continues for adults on Tuesdays at 8pm in Ardfert Community
Centre and for juveniles on Wednesdays. Information on club activities may
be had from 087 7985557.
DEATH: The death has occurred of Bridie (Bridget) O’Sullivan (née Barret),
Doora, Portmagee and formerly of Glendahalan, Ballyheigue. Beloved wife of
Jeremiah and much loved mother of Gary. Deeply regretted by her husband,
son, daughter-in-law Karolina, grand-daughters Marie and Sarah, sister
Josie, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.
May she rest in peace.
Requiem Mass on Friday 19th October followed by burial in the adjoining
DECEASED OF PAST YEAR: On Saturday 10th November at the 8.00pm Mass we will
prayerfully remember all those who have died during the past year
ORDINATION OF PERMANENT DEACON: On Saturday 27th October at 11-00 am Mass
in St Brendan’s Church, Abbeydorney. Francis White will be ordained as
Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Kerry. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A MORNING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF PRE-TEENS & TEENAGERS: “To understand and
manage your teens behaviour and how to talk to your teen about alcohol and
drugs”, Saturday November 10th 9-30am-1-30pm. The Ashe Hotel, Maine St,
Tralee. Booking/info: Joan Barrett, Life and Parent Coach, 086 3583120,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Foley, Alcohol and Drugs Counsellor,
087-6402715 Email: email@example.com