Around the districts: Buttevant and Kilbrin
The entertaining, talented and widely traveled choral ensemble Cahirmee Singers are back in rehearsals for the upcoming season. No doubt this group will receive a program of exciting, entertaining and first-class songs, music and unusual elements together for their performances, which attract a capacity audience.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 p.m. at the Mercy Center, Buttevant. New members will be warmly welcomed.
Social dancing classes started in Buttevant on Wednesday September 7 at the Buttevant Muintir na Tire Hall. This is a six-week course that will run between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. All types of social dancing will be available during these classes and will help people improve their social dancing skills. Contact Yvonne on 087 2448535.
Prof. Donal Coakley will be on duty this week and can be contacted on 087 3170382.
Church of Lisgriffin
With the Church of Lisgriffin celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the organizers of the celebrations would welcome anyone who may have photographs, literature or any other material relating to the church, who would be willing to lend such items to the church, who will digitally digitize the material and return the originals to their owners. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
A fundraising event is being held locally to raise much needed funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance Service, based in Rathcoole, Millstreet Town. The event will take the form of an ascent of the seven highest mountain peaks of Munster. The event kicked off on Saturday September 3 at O’Neills’ Bar. The climbing will take place from Monday September 12 to Friday September 16 inclusive. A Go Fund Me has been set up with all the necessary details at www.gofund.me/1fc0a03a.
Over the past week, you will have noticed construction going on at two locations in town. This work marks the start of the erection of two bus shelters to accommodate people wishing to use the bus service, provided by Bus Eireann.
You will have noticed that there are a large number of people using the service and this arrangement will provide shelter for passengers, in the adverse weather conditions which apply to Irish weather conditions.
This provision is the result of several people who personally lobbied and contacted the affected companies involved, as well as with the help of some local politicians, for the area.
Back to school
Now all students will be returned to their respective learning centers after the summer vacation period. Over the past few weeks, parents have been busy sorting out uniforms, books and other requirements that will be needed for their siblings. With the increase in the cost of all the teaching materials, and clothing, necessary for the pupils, the parents will find it difficult to gather the monetary needs sufficient to provide, for the school year, in particular with the increase in costs, the necessary materials. , which continues to increase, on a daily basis.
As the start of the new playing season approaches, training for the Munster Senior League team has already started on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Training for all other teams will begin accordingly. Players in attendance are welcome to attend, and new players and members will also be welcome. Some competitive matches have already taken place, with mixed results, for the participating teams.
Some of the clubs teams have already actively competed in their respective divisions and have justified themselves accordingly. Support your local teams, especially if they are playing at home at their local venue.
The art of Takewon-Do is a very useful and disciplined form of self-development and protection method that can be used to protect one’s own person when needed.
Classes in this art are held on Tuesday evenings in the community council room in Buttevant, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for different age groups. Full details can be obtained by contacting 087 94279763.
Buttevant Heritage Group organized a heritage festival which took place recently and was well supported. The group also recently held events as part of National Heritage Week, which ran from Saturday August 13 to Sunday August 21 inclusive.
The weekly bingo session continues to be held in the Buttevant GAA room on Monday evenings, with all the usual games associated with these sessions. There is a substantial “Jackpot BIngo” to be won, or shared, by a few lucky players. The jackpot has exceeded the substantial monetary total and will continue to grow until won by lucky participants. Matches start at 8:00 p.m.
Buttevant’s weekly walking club continues to meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. The club meets at Scoil Mhuire Na Trocaire School and is open to those who wish to exercise quietly and comfortably at their own pace. Details can be obtained by contacting Laura on 086 402609. High visibility and bright clothing is advised.
Buttevant Folk Group continues to rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Buttevant Church. Face masks are mandatory during rehearsals and masses. The group meets between 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. New members are always welcome.
With the ongoing war raging in Ukraine, Buttevant has become home to several members of the Ukrainian community. These people have added a new dimension to local life in the area and are a very colorful and indigenous community. They have settled into the local community, and with the ongoing war in their homeland, they will be with us for some time to come. Let’s all make their stay here warm, welcoming and comforting for them while they are with us. It will be some time before they can return to their homeland and begin to rebuild their country.
Buttevant Running Club continues its training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, gathering at the local Co-Op store on the road to Charleville. Meeting time is 7:15 p.m. and is for over 18s only. Further details can be obtained by contacting the club’s Facebook page or by emailing buttevantrunning [email protected]
Local lotto draw
The local weekly lotto draw promoted by Buttevant Soccer Club takes place on Thursday evenings at the clubhouse on New Street, Buttevant. Winning or sharing the monetary jackpot is based on choosing four lucky numbers corresponding to the four numbers drawn on the evening of the draw. The jackpot is now approaching €8,100 and will continue to grow until it is won by a lucky participant.
The Buttevant Post Office continues to be an integral part of community life in the town and surrounding locality. The local post office offers many postal services to the public, as well as banking services, from several of the major banks in the Irish banking system. The post office offers same-day cash pickups, cash deposits, check deposits, and many other banking services. Support your local post office, which is a lifeline for the local community.
Dorada dance school
Classes at the local Dorada School of Dance continue each weekend in the Buttevant Community Council Hall at normal times. Class times and further information can be obtained by contacting Theresa on 087 2424143.
Saint Vincent de Paul
The Buttevant Conference of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul has a dedicated mobile phone number, where people in need can call for help, in complete confidentiality. All information can be obtained by contacting 086 0209477. Also visit www.svp.ie.
With the holiday season fast approaching, be aware, if you are going on vacation and people are going on vacation, for short or extended periods, make sure your property is secured and/or alarmed while you are a way. Also, you would do well to ask a relative, neighbor or friend to check your property and belongings while you are away. The night is no longer the time for thieves, as there are more thefts and burglaries during the day than ever before. ‘Tabhair Aire Agus Bi Curmach’.
With the constant increase in traffic on the main street, great caution and vigilance is recommended, particularly during school hours. In addition, with the start of the summer holidays, there will also be an additional increase in traffic on the streets of Buttevant. Be mindful of children, who must be accompanied, at all times, and also be kind and patient with older pedestrians who use the streets for shopping.
To be aware
Keep an eye on your neighbor living alone, infirm or elderly.
Sympathy is extended to those who have suffered recent bereavement or personal loss. good wishes
Good wishes go to those who are sick, at home. or in the hospital, right now. I hope you all recover soon.
Kilbrin Plowing Association
We wish the best of luck to Michael Hannon, Jamie and Orla Hayes, as well as Billy O’Connell, who is competing for the first time at the National Plowing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. Good luck also to our local clubs and competitors in Cork East.
Duhallow JAHC Semi-Final: Kilbrin faced Banteer last Saturday night in the championship semi-final. It was an exciting high-scoring encounter that couldn’t be settled at the end of extra time. There were goals from Niall Field, Liam Daly and William Heffernan and after over 100 minutes it was 4-21 apiece. The replay will take place next Sunday evening, September 18 at 5 p.m. to Kanturk Thank you for supporting the team. We wish them the best.
Evening Tribute to Joe Dolan
This will take place at the club on Friday, September 16, a great evening guaranteed.
Croke Rovers Under-15 football team will face Dromtariffe in the final this Thursday evening, September 15. We wish them good luck.