BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – Michael Burkett

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BALLYHEIGUE NOTES – 29.8.2017

THE PATTERN THRESHER FESTIVAL: The Festival Brochure, containing the full
Programme of Events will be launched and distributed this week end. The
committee has put careful thought over the months into presenting a lovely
variety of events which draw many threads of our traditions together to
weave an exciting exposition of a harvest Festival.

The Diaspora Day is again based on the idea of a kitchen of old, where the
bounty of nature is appreciated by all in joyful celebration of life. Mr.
Seán Quinlan will open this aspect of the Festival, a fitting tribute to a
person who established and developed the North Kerry Museum.

The committee wishes to thank all our sponsors, patrons and the Community
Department of Kerry County Council for their grant-in-aid.

INVITATION: Retired Kerry-based inspector, Patrick F. O’Donovan, will
launch his book: Stanley’s Letter, The National School System and
Inspectors in Ireland 1831 – 1922 in the headquarters of the Co. Library in
Moyderwell, Tralee this Thursday at 5.00pm.

This is a really auspicious occasion, where his unique insight into the
evolution of education in our country will be presented to the general
public. Everyone is invited to the launch.

PATTERN DAY: Pattern Day is fast approaching there will be a meeting of
our Lady’s Well and Grotto Committee on Tuesday 29th August at 8.15pm in
the Grotto Car Park to ensure that all goes well on September 8th. We
urgently appeal for more stewards to help out. Please hand in your name to
the Presbytery or any of the Grotto Committee. The success of this
Historical Day is due to the dedicated volunteers down through the years.
Please help out.

FIRST FRIDAY COMMUNION CALLS to the elderly will take place on Thursday 31st
August and Friday 1st September beginning at 1.30pm. Please inform
relatives and friends

THE MONTHLY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT begins next Saturday morning
2nd September at 9.00am and ends at 9.30am on Sunday, 3rd September.

ROSARY OF REPARATION to our Lady of Fatima in the Grotto at 3.00 pm on
Saturday 2nd September. All very welcome.

MEALS ON WHEELS AND SENIOR CITIZENS WEDNESDAY SOCIAL GROUP

As we go forward into our 10th year providing our Meals on Wheels service
since it was established in 2008. We at Ballyheigue Community Centre hope
you are happy and satisfied with the service we provide. Whether you
require one or seven meals per week our staff will be happy to cook and
deliver a freshly prepared meal straight to your door.

Our Community Centre also runs a Senior Citizens Social Group every
Wednesday at the Community Centre. We provide a three course meal, bingo
and light activities. This social group is open to everyone and transport
to the Community Centre is provided by our Community Centre bus and Local
Link Kerry from Tralee and surrounding areas.

Please call our office on 066 71 33837 for further information on our Meals
on Wheels and Social Group.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE

Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8
th, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Gathering for Parish Contact People*:* Bishop Ray Browne, Mon. Sept. 18th,
7.00pm-9.30pm.

Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy,
(8weeks) each Wed. starting Sept. 20th, 7.00pm-8.30pm.

The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford, (2 weeks) Thurs. Sept.
28th & Thurs. Oct. 5Th, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Contact 0667134276.

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOC. would like to thank everyone who contributed
to their collection last weekend.

COURSING LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn on Monday 21st August in
the Ballyheigue & District Coursing Club Lotto: 8-23-24-25. The Jackpot
was not won. The €50 winner was Rosa Barrett, C/o Christina. The €25
winners were: Pat McElligott & Patrica Canty, C/o Christina and Mark Reidy,
C/o Kitty. Next week’s Jackpot is €7,300.

GAA LOTTO: The following numbers were drawn at last Sunday’s GAA Lotto.:
2-20-24-28. The Jackpot of €6,600 was not won. Next week’s Jackpot will be
€6,650. The two €50 winners were Betty Sheehy, Church Road and Mary
Flaherty, C/o Mary Casey. The €25 winner was Norrie Kennelly, Heirhill,
Ballyheigue.

FIXTURES: Co U-12 Hurling League Ballyheigue v Causeway at Causeway Friday
evening 6.45 pm. North Kerry U-10 hurling Blitz at Tralee 10.00 am Saturday
morning. Teams of 11 a-side. North Kerry U-16 Championship Ballyheigue v
Lixnaw Saturday evening at John Joe O’ Sullivan Park, Ballyheigue 5pm.