Local Notes


The next lotto draw will take place on 7th October at 10.30pm in the Social Club for a jackpot of €9200. Tickets can be bought from club officers, outside spar or online at www.kilbrin.gaa.ie. Thank you for your continued support.

Get well

Kilbrin GAA would like to wish both Daniel Sheahan and Terry Cantillion a speedy recovery on their recent operations.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. The Jackpot next week is €1,500 on 45 calls. Bonus ball is €300. 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 especially like to thank Philpott's Bakery who are sponsored Bingo for the month of September.

45 Drive

The regular Wednesday night 45 drive returns from Wednesday October 2nd at 9pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and indeed if there are any new players we would love to welcome them too.


Dancing will take place in the community centre again this Friday week from 9.30 to 11.30. Admission is €10. A great night of dancing and socialising is assured and we would like to ask the community to come out and support it.

Vintage Run

Please remember that this Sunday 6th October Charleville & District Vintage Club will hold a run with vintage cars, tractors, trucks and motorbikes. The run, in association with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, will start and finish at Kilbrin Community Centre. Sign in will take place from 10.30am and the run will start at 12 noon.

This is a very special event which is being run at the request of Kilbrin man Pat Nolan and we would hope that everyone makes a huge effort to turn up and support it. There will be refreshments in the community centre in the morning and again in the afternoon on the return journey.

Fr Campbell Anniversary Mass

The anniversary mass for the late Father Campbell will take place on 13th October. We hope for a large turnout again and we will be organising refreshments in the community centre after the mass. More details to follow.

Tir na Nog

The Tir an Nog group are back up and running. From 7th October an advanced art class will be held. This will keep everyone busy right up to Christmas.

Bake Sale/Coffee Morning

Anne Marie & Patrick Clifford and William & Liz Heffernan would again like to thank sincerely everyone that attended their recent bake sale and coffee morning in aid of ACT for Meningitis at Kilbrin Social Club.

ACT for Meningitis is a charity which aims to raise awareness and educate society about the signs and symptoms of meningitis while offering free support services in Ireland to those affected by the disease. Thanks to the efforts of Anne Marie & Patrick Clifford and William & Liz Heffernan, the support of their friends and families, and the generosity of the wider community, they were delighted to present ACT with €6,522.20. This is a remarkable amount of money to raise on a Sunday morning in the club and it reflects very well on the whole community.

Teddy Bear Appeal

Leah Corkery is looking for your help. Leah is asking you to donate any unwanted teddy bears or dolls to a child in South Africa. To see the smile on the children's faces on receiving a doll or teddy is so rewarding and you can be a part of this. On the 21st of October they are hoping to have 2,000 teddy bears and dolls collected to bring to South Africa with them on the 16th of November for the 7th Mellon Educate Building Blitz in Mfuleni.

For this year's blitz in the primary school they will construct six Grade R classrooms, a library, a Grade 1 classroom, a toilet block and a jungle gym. Alongside all of this work will be general improvements through the schools including artwork. They will also be working on the High School, building five classrooms, a toilet block, two covered shelters, an outdoor gym and enhancing two netball courts and a sports field.

So we are making a plea to the community to have a look at home and see if there are spare teddys and dolls. If you do have they can be dropped off to Sharon Daly, Margaret O Callaghan or into the Community Centre.

Dr Croke House

A culture night will be organized for Dr Croke House in the coming weeks. We will give you further details when they are available but the night will contain poetry, song and tale aplenty. We will of course keep you informed in this space as the details are finalised.Newmarket Shed singing group Newmarket Shed Group will be performing in Kilbrin Community Centre the coming weeks. We will give you further details once they become available.

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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