Local Notes

Kilbrin GAA

Kilbrin GAA are holding a Fundraising Golf Classic at Kanturk Golf Club on Saturday August 31st. You can support by either entering a team of 3 for €120 (which will include a meal) or sponsor a tee box for €50. Times can be booked through Sean McAuliffe 087-2331518 or Michael Dennehy 087-2427841. We hope this will be a very successful event and appreciate any support towards the fundraiser.

Congratulations to the Cork minor football team and especially Danny Linehan on their win in the All Ireland semi final at the weekend against Mayo. Cork will now go on to face Galway in the All Ireland final.

All the latest club gear is available for purchase. Check it out on the the O'Neills website and search for Kilbrin GAA.


Congratulations to Tony Nash, Corbally, and Jonathan Murphy, Clonribbon and Churchtown on their recent graduation to corporal at the passing out parade at Collins Barracks Cork. We wish them the best of luck for the future.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is EUR 1,700 on 47 calls. Bonus ball is €160. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year.

Kilbrin Golf Society

The captains prize will be held at Kanturk Golf club on Saturday 24th August at 10am. Please keep the date in mind as this is the last event of the year.

Bake Sale and Coffee Morning

Anne Marie & Patrick Clifford and William & Liz Heffernan would like to invite you to a bake sale and coffee morning in aid of ACT for Meningitis. It will take place at Kilbrin Social Club on Sunday 25th August from 10am to 2pm and this truly great cause is well worth your support. There will of course be lovely treats available to eat on site or take home. A raffle will also be held with some great prizes including a family VIP trip to Fota wildlife park.

GAA Cúl Camp 2019

We held our annual Cul Camp recently in Kilbrin which as our most successful to date with 93 children registered. This took huge organisation and commitment from coordinator Julie Sweeney along with coaches John Hourigan , Liam Fitzgerald , Caoimhe Taylor and numerous youth coach assistants.

Great credit must be given for giving up your free time to help ensure the kids had a fantastic week. Everything went off great and we were blessed for the most part with the weather for the week.

We'd also like to thank Cork's Darragh Fitzgibbon for visiting the camp on Friday morning where he signed jerseys, hurleys, helmets for all the participants. This really topped the week off and we can honestly say every child went hope with a smile on their face after the week.

Hurley Sponsorship We'd like to sincerely thank John O'Flynn Motors Mallow for the recent sponsorship of hurley's for our U10, 12 and 14 teams. This was a great gesture and very much appreciated by all.

Village renewal

The community council have set 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.

Ballygraddy School Cross

We posted a message about the lack of visibility at Ballygraddy school cross a number of weeks ago. Now that this issue has been resolved to a very high standard we would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank everyone involved in making it happen.

Lackeel graveyard

We are planning to hold a historical event in Lackeel cemetery later in the Summer and it will be a great opportunity to visit the site. We will give you more details in this column when they become available.


Kilbrin Community Council would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Helen Hartnett, Kanturk. We would also like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Nora May O'Reilly, Kanturk.

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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