Local Notes


The lotto results for Monday 1st July for a jackpot of €8500 are as follows. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 27 and 33 . There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Liz Heffernan Ballybane, Peadar Aspell Spar, Josh Cronin c/o Social Club, Donal Heffernan Castlecor and Karen Kelleher Aubane. The next draw will take place on Monday 15th July for a jackpot of €8600. Tickets can be bought from any officers, outside spar or online at www.kilbrin.gaa.ie.

Kilbrin GAA

Results: County JAHL - Kilbrin 2-19 Erin's own 1-11JBFL - Millstreet 4-9 Kilbrin 3-10

Fixtures: County JBF semi final v Grange will take place this weekend. Keep an eye on social media for venue and time.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Ethan Hurley son of Teresa Noonan Castlecor who won a Munster minor hurling championship medal with Limerick on Sunday last.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is EUR 1,600 on 46 calls. Bonus ball is €40. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year. We would also like to thank our Bonus Ball sponsor for this month who is Ned English, Castlecor potatoes.

Dr Croke House

Please note that the remembrance night for Bishop Boetius MacEgan will take place on this Sunday 7th July. This promises to be a very entertaining and informative evening so please come along between 8 & 10.30 pm. The following is some background to the bishop but note that we are gathering a group to travel to Aghinagh (Macaroom) to clean up the bishops grave next week. We will also be laying a plaque at the grave to mark his birthplace of Kilbrin. Anyone interested in this event please contact Ben O'Dea on 0872801908. We would like to have good numbers.

Boetius MacEgan was a 17th-century Irish Roman Catholic Bishop of Ross. He was born in Kilbrin and educated in France and Spain. He returned to his native Munster as a Franciscan friar in the 1630s and was promoted to several positions of importance in the Franciscan order. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Confederation of Kilkenny, which controlled most of Ireland between the 1641 uprising and the Cromwellian conquest of 1649.

In 1645 a new Papal nuncio landed in Ireland with arms and funds to support the rebellion and befriended MacEgan, appointing him chaplain general of the Ulster forces. In this capacity MacEgan accompanied the Confederation forces on many campaigns and was present at the Confederation victories at the Battle of Benburb in 1646, Limerick and Kilkenny. In 1646 he was proposed as bishop of Ross by the nuncio himself and consecrated at Waterford in 1648, but probably never gained access to his sea, which remained under Protestant control.

On Cromwell's landing in 1649, MacEgan became very active in rallying the Confederation forces and organising defensive measures. He then joined David Roche's force of untrained men who were intending to relieve the siege of Clonmel. They were however intercepted near Macroom by the seasoned cavalry of Lord Broghill and put to flight. MacEgan himself was captured and taken the following day to the walls of Carrigadrohid castle, which was occupied by Confederation forces, and told to call on them to surrender. He chose instead to exhort them to hold on and as a result was hanged from a nearby tree. The garrison surrendered shortly afterwards. MacEgan's body was later buried in the local churchyard at Aghinagh.

Social Club

Keep the date Friday 12th July clear in your diaries. The social club in Kilbrin will host entertainment with Michael J & Leticia. Plenty great music on offer with Johnny Cash tribute & Linda Ronstadt. Promises to be a great evening so keep it free.

Village renewal

The community council is in the process of setting up a dedicated group to oversee village renewal. In this regard we are looking for ideas for places that can be improved, please keep in mind that all the work here is voluntary so we will try to start small. If you have any ideas please contact Deirdre Crowley or Pat O'Leary or indeed any member of the community council. We would also ask that people try to tidy their own areas and have the village looking its best for the summer months. We have a lovely village but please don't take it for granted. Given that the school has now earned Green Flag status we should encourage the children to keep up the good work.


Kilbrin Community Council would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of Dave Mullane, Lackaroe, Liscarroll. May he rest in peace.

Contact details

The community council can be contacted at kilbrincc@gmail.com if you have any queries.Also 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 with the community at large. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to date.

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