Local Notes


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. The Jackpot next week is €1,900 on 49 calls. Bonus ball is €460. 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 like to thank Karlton O'Leary for sponsoring the Bingo for December.

45 Drive

The regular Wednesday night 45 drive is back at 9pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and indeed if there are any new players we would love to welcome them too. This is a great way to spend a winters evening so please come along.

Cancer Fundraiser

Sgt. Dan Murphy is retiring this month and in association with his retirement Dan is hosting a Cancer Connect Fundraiser in The Highland Newmarket on this Friday night December 6th commencing at 8.30. The very popular Liam O Connor Show will be on stage with dancing afterwards to Shaun O Dowd. Dan has been very generous of his time as Community Welfare Officer and in support of Fr. Campbell anniversary mass. Come along on the night or you can support Cancer Connect by contacting Dan on 0876047182. Tickets also available from 0872741624.


Poker night has returned to the Social Club from this Friday night. This is regular poker with €10 entry and no buy backs. The bus will be running to and from the club so if you want to get a lift call Anthony on 086 7858525. For a fiver this service will collect you at your door and return you home after the cards.

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights will be turned on this Sunday 8thDecember at 5pm at the community centre. There will be singing by children from the school and we might even convince some of the adults to join.

Music in the Social Club

The Joe Dolan tribute band will be coming to the social club on Sunday 8th December at 6pm. He played last year and it proved to be one of the best nights ever at the club so please mark the date in your diary as this is one not to be missed.

Request for information

We have received the following request from a Tony Brennan seeking information on his ancestors. There was a Brennan family in Knockballymartin, Michael Brennan married Margaret Deady and had children Michael born 1892, Daniel born 1895, Anne (Nancy) born 1897, David born 1899, Ellen born 1903, and Patrick born 1905. If anyone has any information on these people (all deceased now of course) can you please email tony.brennan@xplornet.ca. You can also use the below contact details and I will ensure that the information is passed on.

Fat Stocks Sales

The highlight of the mart year took place last week and Kilbrin farmers cattle were very successful. Reserve Champion went to Ned O'Connor, Curragh. Best pen of Heifers went to Matt Bluitte, Curraghs. Best beef bullock went to Dan Murphy, Ranahard. Best pen of cattle went to David Joe Breen. After the event celebrations took place in the community centre where a 45 drive was held. The prize fund for the 45 drive was €190 and it is to the credit of all the prize winners on the night that all of this money was donated to the Irish Motor Neurone Association. This was a most generous gesture so well done to all involved and congratulations to all the farmers who did well at the fat stocks sales.


The Nolan family will be making a presentation to the Irish Motor Neuron Association in on Thursday 12th December in the Community Centre. This will be held in conjunction with a culture night at the centre so please keep it in your diary.

St Stephen's day walk

The St Stephens day walk has been a fixture on the local calendar for the last 15 years. This is enjoyed by all that participate and is a great way to spend the day. The route has been organised for this year and we are just finalising the last details. What we can confirm is that it will start in the community centre at 12 noon. We are also looking for suggestions for a charity to support this year so if someone has ideas you can let anyone from the committee know or use the details below.

Midleton Choir

We would like to thank the mass congregation who generously purchased the Midleton Choir CD. The stock we had is gone but more can be got on request.

Tir na Nog

The Tir an Nog group are running an arts and crochet classes at the moment and this is going very well. The Christmas outing will be organized in the coming weeks, they are heading to Killarney and we do wish them the very best for this trip.

Mayors Concert

The Mayors concert is taking place in the city Hall in Cork this Thursday 7th December. We would like give our best wishes to Nora Mary O'Riordan who will be singing at this event as the over 60's competition winner earlier this year.

Bring and buy sale

The village renewal committee held a bring and buy sale in the community centre on Sunday last. This proved to be a great success and the committee would like to thank everyone for their generosity on the giving and buying side. As always it is great to see local people supporting local causes in the local community centre. Special thanks to everyone for bringing food. A huge congratulations to the organisers, Pat & Deirdre and their team. This took a lot of work to organise and coordinate and even with all that pressure everyone was greeted with a smile and a warm cuppa.

Village Clean up

The village clean up committee are organising a Christmas clean up on this Saturday 7thDecember at 11am. We will be meeting in the community centre and bags etc will be supplied. We would like as many people as possible to attend as this is the last chance to do some village clean up before Christmas.


Many thanks to all those who attended Kilbrin GAA AGM last Saturday night. The following were appointed as Officers for 2020 on the night: Chairperson: Margaret O' Callaghan,Vice Chairperson: Pat Breen, Secretary: Stephen O'Reilly Jnr, Assistant Secretary: Sean Fitzgerald/Tomas Mullane,Treasurers: Tom O'Reilly and Pat O'Reilly, PRO: Sharon O'Reilly, President: Tom Duane, Vice Presidents: Ned English, Neily O'Sullivan, Michael O'Mahony, Dan Kelleher and Jackie Field, Irish Officer: Celine Hayes, Children's Officer: Donal Sheahan, Duhallow Board Delegate: Donie O Mahony, Co Boards Delegates: Pat Field (Hurling) and Sean McAulliffe (Football). Many thanks to outgoing Vice Chairperson Vincent Hayes. We now look forward to another sporting year ahead as we head into 2020. For anyone wishing to receive updates on fixtures,events etc. for the upcoming year please contact the club phone on 0899740093 and we will include you on the text alerts. Kilbrin GAA would urge our members and patrons to support local businesses as we come into the Christmas period. We have been very fortunate with the sponsorship and support we have received from within the parish, from neighbouring businesses and especially from our main sponsor. By supporting these local businesses it has a positive knock on effect for the entire community. Kilbrin GAA may be looking for a community employment scheme worker for the coming year. The contract is 19.5 hours a week and is open to anyone under 65. For further details please contact Margaret on 087-2741624.

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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