BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

AN EXCELLENT EVENT: All those who attended the John Joe O’Sullivan Memorial
Lecture found the research of Mr. Donal O’Sullivan, the key-note speaker,
most informative. His illustrated exposition revealed many new details on
Roger Casement’s time in Kerry and on the path that finally led to his
execution in London, on 3rd August 1916.

In his introduction Cllr. John Lucid, special guest, spoke highly of the
work and influence of the late John Joe, whose memory the annual lecture
honours.

Another special event will be held in Ballyheigue on the evening of
the 3rdAugust
which will honour Casement’s sacrifice for the freedom of Ireland. This
will be a major event as a special plaque will be unveiled at the Casement
Monument in the town.

CROSSROADS DANCING: What a delightful night this Summer Festival event
turned out to be! While inclement weather caused it to be transferred to
the White Sands ballroom the performances by the many artistes from
Causeway and Ballyheigue drew pact crowds to the scene.

The Thresher Group wishes to thank everyone for making the event such a
happy occasion, even the yodeller from Switzerland! Mr. Tom Lawlor, as
usual, was a masterful MC on the night.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT RECOVERY HAVEN 2016: On Monday July 4th we had our 2nd
Annual event on Ballyheigue Beach. There was a big crowd in attendance and
we were delighted to have raised over €650 for such a worthy cause. We wish
to thank all who helped on the night. Cllr John Lucid and Margaret
0’Halloran of Nurture who read for us. Tom Fitzgerald and Kerry Barrett who
played tunes, Ashleigh Fitzgerald who sang so beautiful and Ber Hare along
with Ballyheigue Lifeboat crew who started the event by letting off a flare
and watching over proceedings from the lifeboat, and also The hard working
Committee of Ballyheigue Summer fest. Thanks to all who attended and we
hope to see you all again next year.

HISTORY OUTING – A history outing to Annagh, Derrymore, and Derryquay lead
by Liam Sayers takes place on Sunday 17th July at 2.30pm. Meet at Annagh
Graveyard Car Park (2km West of Blennerville on the main Tralee-Dingle
road) at 2.30pm. All are welcome.

ROGER CASEMENT: Ballyheigue History & Heritage Group is organizing a
Centenary Commemoration of the execution of Roger Casement at Casement’s
statue on Wednesday 3rd August at 7.00pm. A memorial plaque will be
unveiled observing due protocol and members of the army will attend. This
will follow a lecture on Casement’s links with Kerry in the Community
Centre, given by Helen O’Carroll, Director of Kerry County Museum. The
evening concludes with a dramatic presentation on the life of Roger
Casement.

BALLYHEIGUE OUTDOOR MASSES:

Friday, 15th July St. James’ Old Cemetery, 8.00pm

Thursday, 21st July, Marian Park, 7.30 pm.

IRISH WATER SAFETY: From July 11th – 15th there will be swimming lessons
for school-going children, beginners to advance. Registration and classes
commenced Monday 11th at 10am, meet at lifeguards hut.

COMMUNITY CENTRE: Are you a retired Nurse, a Student looking for placement
or looking to give back to your community? If so, we are looking for
Volunteers to be part of our Non-Independent Respite Day-care service we
provide on Friday and Saturdays; your help would be greatly appreciated to
improve our local provision of this service. Please ’phone Ballyheigue
Community Centre 066-7133837 or call in for a cuppa and a chat.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto
-13-17-20-22. The Jackpot of €3,750 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot
will be €3,800. The two €50 winners were: Pat Lawlor, Tiershanahan and
Shane O’Halloran, Heirhill. The €25 winner was Seve Reidy, Tiershanahan.

KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP: The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp will take place at John
Joe O’Sullivan Park from 18th to 22nd July. Cost €55 per child with
reductions for additional members of family. Camp is open to Primary
School children between 6yrs and 13 years of age, Monday to Friday 10am to
2 .30pm daily. You can also register on the morning of the Camp.

SENIOR: The Ballyheigue senior hurlers made their exit from the 2016
Garvey’s Hurling championship after giving a tremendous display.
Ballyheigue played with the aid of a very strong breeze in the first half
and led at the break on a score of Ballyheigue 0-12 and Ballyduff 1-3. The
Ballyheigue scorers in the opening half were Philip Lucid 0-9, Adrian
Flahive 0-1, Thomas Casey 0-1, Diarmuid Walsh 0-1. Ballyduff with the wind
at their backs had a lot of the play, but it took them until the 23rd
minute to draw level and added 1-2 in the closing minutes to hold out for a
five point victory. The Ballyheigue other scorers in the second half were:
Adrian Flahive and Philip Lucid. Final score Ballyheigue 0-14, Ballyduff
2-13.

UNDER-14: The U-14 team lost to Lixnaw in Round 1 of the North Kerry
Championship on Saturday evening. Score Ballyheigue 2-10 and Lixnaw 6-6.

UNDER-16: The U-16 hurlers were defeated by Abbeydorney in the Co.
Championship on Sunday. They will now play in the Shield Semi-final.

GAA COLLECTION: The annual Ballyheigue GAA Church Gate Collection will be
taken-up this week-end.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 4th July in the
Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 1-2-6-15. Jackpot was not
won. The €50 winner was Rene O’Carroll, C/o Pat. The €25 winners were Ger
Langer, C/o Macs, Donal Mulvihill, C/o Christina and Geraldine Harris, C/ o
Kitty. Next week’s Jackpot €4,400.

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