BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES 20-6-2017

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on last Sunday’s GAA Lotto:
1-12-16-24. The Jackpot of €6,100 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will
be €6,150. The two €50 winners were Brendan Fitzgerald the Cross,
Ballyheigue. And John B. Casey, Dromature. The €25 winner was Risteard
O’Fuarain, Marian Park, Ballyheigue.

SENIOR: The Ballyheigue Senior hurlers were well beaten by Ballyduff in
the Co League on Friday evening at Ballyduff. All the Co League games have
being played. They must now concentrate on the Co. Championship game
against Lixnaw in July.

FIXTURES: Co Minor hurling League Ballyheigue v Kilmoyley at John Joe
O’Sullivan Park on Monday evening 7pm. This Game may be changed due to
Youth Club Trip to Galway.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday the 12th June
in the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club: 5-15-19-29. The Jackpot was
not won. The €50 winner was Denise O’Halloran C/o Kitty. The €25 winners
were Denny Ryle, C/o Macs, and B. Carroll, C/o Diarmuid and Finbarr and
Eileen Sills, C/o Macs. Next week’s Jackpot is €6,800

DEATH: The death has occurred of Shauna Horgan-O’Regan, Marian Park,
Ballyheigue. Reposed at Hartnett’s Funeral Home on Thursday 15th June with
removal to St Mary’s Church. Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Ballyheigue
on Friday 16th June, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery Ballyheigue.
May She Rest in Peace. (Predeceased by her father Timmy; Grandfathers Jim
and Patrick; and Uncle John). Sadly missed by her loving family, Mother
Lisa and Partner Michael; Brother – Ryan; Sisters – Evanna and Ella;
Grandmothers Mary Ellen and Mary; Uncles – Jimmy, Joe, John, Pat and
Michael; Aunts – Rose, Sandra, Rose and Tina; cousins, relatives and
friends.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: SELF CARE DAY: Practical skills for stress
management and emotional wellness, Sat. 8th July 9.45am-4.00pm.Contact:
Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105 Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org GROWING OLD
GRACEFULLY: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by:
John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact
0667134276.

ENRICH YOUR FAITH: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Kilian
Byrne, Aug 7th-13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

BALLYHEIGUE BIODIVERSITY PROJECT: Anyone walking near the entrance to Mount
Way may have noticed a Sign about a new pollinator plan. Ballyheigue
Biodiversity Group together with the Tidy Towns group began a project this
year to attract, create and maintain habitat areas for pollinators and
other important wildlife and plants. Please see notice board for further
details or contact Cathy Lawlor 087-4373922.

THE GREAT FAMINE in TRALEE AND NORTH KERRY is the title of a new book by
Bryan Mac Mahon, of Ballyheigue. It is published by Mercier Press and will
be launched in O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Castle Street, Tralee on this Thursday
22nd June at 5.30pm. The guest speaker at the launch is Jimmy Deenihan.
All are welcome.

The author – Bryan Mac Mahon uncovers a great deal of new information
about Famine times in all the towns and villages of North Kerry, and
vividly describes the traumatic consequences of the failure of the potato
crop. The book focuses on the human impact of the disaster and shines a
spotlight on conditions in the workhouses of Tralee and Listowel. It
includes the names of some of those who lost their lives in the social
crisis which lasted seven years, from 1845 to 1852. The book also
highlights the humanitarian work undertaken by many public figures
including the clergy of every parish who were at the forefront of relief
efforts. The book will be for sale in bookshops. Further information is
available from 087-6154239.

COMMUNITY CONNECT: A new joint initiative between Ballyheigue Community
Centre and Local Link Kerry called “Community Connect” has been put in
place. It is a Public Bus (Local Link Kerry) Service to support access for
the local community in the Ballyheigue/Kerryhead & Causeway area. It will
also provide access for tourists to the scenic Kerryhead coastal route of
the Wild Atlantic Way throughout July and August every Monday, Wednesday
and Saturday. It will integrate with Bus Eireann schedule to Ballyheigue
for July and August. Timetable from the Community Centre.