Local Notes

Alzheimers Tea Evening

A tea evening in aid of Alzheimers Association Ireland, will be held in the Social Club on Monday evening, May 27, at 6.30 p.m. Proceeds will go to St Mary's Day Care Centre Mallow. Please support this very worthy cause.


The next lotto draw will take place on Monday, May 20, at 10.30 p.m. in the Social Club for a jackpot of €8,200. Tickets can be bought from club officers, outside spar and from our new online system on kilbrin.gaa.ie. Please support.

GAA news

Well done: Well done to Shane Crowley, who lined out at wing forward for Sligo senior hurlers at the weekend. Sligo faced Louth in round one of the Nicky Rackard Cup. Full time score was Sligo 2.24 - Louth 1.19 with Shane scoring an impressive four points during the game.

Weekend Result: County JBFC Kilbrin 3-9, Deel Rovers 3-13

Kilbrin GAA would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family of the late Noel Corkery, Castlecor, who passed away recently. May his soul rest in peace.


Bingo every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is €1,700 on 47 calls. Bonus ball is €240. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year and apologies to our bingo players for missing this week's Bingo due to a bereavement.

Golf Society

The Society held its first outing of the year on Saturday, April 27, at Tipperary Golf Club. With blustery conditions 15 people played and all enjoyed the outing.

Results: First. S. O'Riordan, V Hayes, B. O'Reilly. Second. M Higgins, S Guiney, Anna O'Riordan. Third. M Dennehy, T. O'Riordan, E Bowles.

The Society have their weekend away on this weekend May 17 at Bantry Golf Club and May 18 at Skibbereen Golf Club. We hope everyone enjoys the weekend and we will of course let you know the results as soon as we get them.

Bealtaine Mass

The annual dawn Mass took place last Saturday morning to a large attendance. We would like to thank our PP Fr Micheál Leader, for his beautiful ceremony which fitted in well with the morning as it was indeed a beautiful summer morning. We also would like to thank the Graveyard Committee for having It in lovely condition. Of course we also thank everyone that attended in big numbers and for the donations of €320 received for the graveyard upkeep.

Dr Croke Birthplace House

A great night was had by all that attended Dr Croke House last Sunday night. This was one of the most entertaining evening's ever had in Dr Croke House since it was opened. The evening began with two of the youngest entertainers Ben Lyons and Anina May Cremin both aged eight who were accompanied by Una Cremin and Nora Mary O'Riordan. The poetry then kicked off with Mecca Barrett and her brother Seán. Tír na nÓg also supplied beautiful poetry and singing and some great comedy. The host for the evening was Philip Egan, who read some funny and nostalgic poetry. We will be hosting another event during the summer and we will of course keep you updated in this column.

Over-60s singing competition

Congratulations to Nora Mary O'Riordan for making the final of this year's over-60s singing competition with Paddy O'Brien. This will take place on June 16 in the City Hall in Cork. A bus will leave from the community centre again. This will be a great evening and a full house so get your name in early to Claire in the community centre if you wish to attend.

Village upkeep

As you can see the work is taking shape to make our village clean and beautiful. We would sincerely like to thank Pat O'Leary and our two Deirdre's next to us for all their work in this. If anyone else would like to lend a hand please contact any member of the community council.


As you may have noticed the new playground is open for business. We hope that you get many years enjoyment from it and everyone has a fun and safe time there.

Council meeting

Latest Wednesday evening we had a meeting with our local representatives in the community centre. The meeting was attended by councillor John Paul O'Shea and councillor Gearoid Murphy. There was a good attendance on the night and plenty of topics were discussed including roads, broadband, lighting, solar panels, lighting, energy saving schemes. The councillors were very helpful and have promised to revert with answers on the question posed. We wish them all the best at this pivotal time in their own careers and thank them sincerely for all they have done for Kilbrin in the past number of years.

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