Local Notes

Father Campbell’s Anniversary Mass.

The anniversary mass for Fr. Campbell took place last Saturday 14th October at 6.15 pm. The church was full to capacity, the mass wasucelebrated by Fr. Micheal Leader PP with Fr. Brendan Mallon & Fr. Donal Keogh. We would like to thank our friends from the Midleton choir for their participation and thanks to all who attended and helped in this very special mass. Refreshments were served in the social club, we thank Claire and her staff.

A Stained Glass In Memory Of Fr. Campbell.

A stained glass memorial is being commissioned to honour Father Campbell. This memorial will contain hand painted images of Father Campbell’s interests. There will be a picture of the finished article on display in the church next Saturday night. The glass itself will be in place by Christmas. Anyone that would like to make a donation for this can do so to the Chairman of the community council Tom O Riordan or the vice chairman John Corkery. As you are aware Father Campbell was the first curate to pass away while serving the parish of Kilbrin and the community wish to commission this memorial in his honour and to show our gratitude to o

Kilbrin social Club.

Don’t forget that the Social club is the ideal venue for a party if you are planning one. They offer a complimentary Champagne reception, themed party balloons and decorated tables for every event. You are also guaranteed great food and a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you have an upcoming party you can contact Claire on 087 7833636 or call in.


Congratulations to Mikey Dennehy and Aisling O Connor who were married on Friday last in St Finbarr's Oratory Gougane Barra, reception was held in the Brehon Hotel Killarney where a great day was had by family and friends. We wish Mikey and Aisling health and happiness


The lotto draw took place on Monday week last for a jackpot of €4,000, numbers drawn were 4, 13, 26 and 31. There was no jackpot winners. Lucky dip winners were Michael Dennehy Coolmahane, Bill Cashman Drominagore, Deirdre O Sullivan Croke Place, Kieran O Mahony Ballyrushion and John Twomey Churchtown. Next week’s jackpot is €4,100. Please support.


Bingo continues every Monday at 8.30 sharp. Jackpot is €1,600 on 47 calls. Bonus ball is €620 on the house. Please come along and enjoy the evening.

45 Drive.

The 45 drive has returned on Wednesdays at 9pm in the community centre.

Crystal Swing.

The Crystal Swing show will roll into Kilbrin Sports & Social hall on the October Bank Holiday weekend. This promises to be a great evening’s entertainment. Tickets available at the social club and from any committee member. You can also phone Claire on 087 7833736, Pat on 086 3522411 or Tom on 087 4116060.

Kilbrin History

More on Dr Croke. Croke gained the good opinion of the Irish ecclesiastical authorities and was rewarded in 1870 by his promotion to Bishop of Auckland in New Zealand. His former professor, Paul Cullen, by then Cardinal Archbishop of Dublin, was largely responsible for filling the Australasian Catholic church with fellow Irishmen. His strong recommendations led to Croke's appointment. Croke arrived at Auckland on 17 December 1870. During his three years as bishop he restored firm leadership to a diocese left in disarray by his predecessor. Croke supported separate Catholic schools and their right to state aid, and voiced his opposition to secular education as Auckland's Catholic schools were threatened by the provincial council's Education Act 1872, which helped to create a free, secular and compulsory education system. He left New Zealand after three years and returned to Europe.

Contact details

The community council can be contacted at kilbrincc@gmail.com if you have any queries. The Vale Star is doing a feature on Kilbrin in the coming weeks so if anyone has topics of interest for this please contact us at the following details.

The PRO can be contacted directly at Bennymick1968@gmail.com if you have anything of interest for this column. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share.

Kilbrin Notes email mickdugg2@gmail.com

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