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If it’s happening in Kenmare, it’s in the Kenmarenews

Vol 16, Issue 1

January 2019


Much to celebrate for Kilgarvan GAA … see page 28

Another successful year for Kenmare GAA Bord na nÓg ...see pages 32 & 33

Great start to the year for Pobalscoil ...see pages 20 & 21

Henry Court, Kenmare

Senator Mark Daly

John Brassil TD


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Darragh and Breanna O’Sullivan, Bonane, along with their cousins Séamus, Gearòid and Páraic O’Sullivan, Glengarriff, who enjoyed a great day out on St. Stephen’s Day doing ‘The Wren. They donated €200 to Marymount Hospice out of their collection.

Kenmare Community Care would sincerely like to thank Dan McCarthy and his son Daniel, pictured with chef Maura Murphy, for their very generous annual gift to Taobh Linn for their Seniors Christmas Dinner.

Kenmare & District Gardening Club

Happy New Year everyone. Trust you’ve all had a good break over the past two months, our meetings will be resuming in February, with the first being our AGM on Thursday, 7th February at 7.30pm at The Gateway when membership fees are due. Also on the evening we are fortunate to have Donchadh MacCarthaigh speaking to us about Plant Qualities, their regulations, how propagation methods and seed source affect plant quality and the effect of plants being moved from greenhouse to garden plus more. It all sounds very interesting so hope you will be able to make it.

Sean Daly & Co held their raffle draw for their Christmas hamper on Christmas Eve. The winner of the hamper was Robert Whyte, and other prize winners were Maureen McCarthy, Kathy O’Connor and John Spillane. €600 was raised for Motor Neurone Disease Association of Ireland.

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Sneem Beekeeping Club

are holding beginners classes in bee keeping over three nights, January 30th, February 6th, and February 13th. Classes will be held in Coomanassig Day Centre, Sneem. For further information please contact George on 087 8342552 or Brendan on 086 8115991. On October 7th 2018, Roughty Valley Vintage Club in Kilgarvan held a tractor run in aid of the Cope Foundation, there was a great turn out on the day and they raised a total of €600. Edward Gibbons is pictured presenting the cheque on behalf of the Club to Elaine Murphy, Cope Foundation.

On December 29th, Marie Harrington, Kilgarvan, organised a Country & Western dance in the Top of Coom in aid of the Cope Foundation and raised a total of €6,490. Marie and her father Danny are pictured presenting the cheque to Linda Cambridge, Manager of Glasheen Residental Care, Cork.

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Pictured in Glencar at the KerryLIFE Beef Tasting Event in November were Steve Lynott K.L.P. Karen O’Neill Phd Student, Paul Phelan K.L.P. Richard O’Callaghan K.L.P. George O’Neill on whose farm the beef being tasted was produced, Padraig Cronin Farm Advisor K.L.P. & Ian Foley Rural Social Scheme. pic Mary O’Neill Sustainable and efficient farming go hand in hand and KerryLIFE, an EU co-funded project based in the Caragh and Kerry Blackwater catchments, is working with local farmers, the Ring of Kerry Quality Lamb Group and South Kerry Development Partnership on a new sustainable beef production approach in Kerry. The programme seeks to ensure that Bord Bia quality assured KerryLIFE farms have the opportunity to develop and deliver quality meat products to catering and retail customers in the Kerry area. The marketing and distribution activity is led by Ring of Kerry Quality Lamb director Denis Carroll. Two Hereford animals belonging to George O’Neill Blackwater were used in the beef tasting dishes prepared by Executive Chef John Casey. The animals were fully Quality Assured by Bord Bia’s National Quality Assurance Scheme & KerryLife. Executive Chef John Casey prepared a wonderful selection of beef dishes for an initial tasting of the KerryLIFE beef products in the community centre in Glencar in November. This tasting was attended by a KerryLIFE farmers and potential customers and the consensus was that the meat quality was exceptional. KerryLIFE is a €5 million EU co-funded LIFE demonstration project to support restoration of the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussel. The project works closely with the farmers and forest owners in the Caragh and Blackwater river catchments and is based in Glencar Community Centre Shanacashel, Glencar Co. Kerry.

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1st Friday of the Month Sailors Bar at 9.30pm Kilmacalogue at 10.00pm The Lake House at 10.30pm

3rd Friday of the Month Lansdowne Arms Hotel at 9.15pm Riney’s Bar Sneem at 10.30pm Blackwater Tavern at 11.00pm


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Christmas Day fundraiser goes swimmingly! A Christmas Day swim, organised by Kieran O’Shea and his wife Sophie from Bonane, in aid of Kenmare Mental Health Association took place at Kenmare Pier on Christmas Day. About seventy people took part in the swim and €810 was raised for the Kenmare branch of Kerry Mental Health Association. It was the second year of what will hopefully become an annual event. and Kieran would like to thank everyone who attended (whether they got wet or not) for their generous contributions, it was good craic and for a great cause. All money raised for Kenmare Mental Health Association goes towards supporting clients of KMHA. It supports various social events, classes and activities for clients at Fiachne Day Centre and clients in the community as requested by the local Community Mental Health Nurse, and hampers and lunch vouchers are given to clients at Christmas by KMHA as requested by the CMHN.

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Conor O’Sullivan, Kieran O’Shea, Niall O’Shea and Kieran O’Sullivan pictured at the Christmas Day Swim in aid of Kenmare Mental Health Association. Big crowd at Christmas Day Swim 2018 organised by Kieran O’Shea.

A further fundraiser was organised by Peter Crowley of Crowley’s Bar for Kenmare Mental Health Association and our local branch of St Vincent de Paul. Peter hosted the musical fundraiser on Friday 14th of December, and €3,050 was raised, with each charity receiving half the proceeds of the night. Many thanks to Peter Crowley, the musicians and DJ and to all who supported the event. This is the second year Peter has supported these two very deserving charities with his musical fundraiser, which will hopefully become an annual event.

Darkness into Light will take place at more than 150 venues across Ireland, and all over the world, in the early hours of Saturday 11th May 2019 including, Kenmare.


Darkness into Light raises funds for, and awareness of, the services on offer at Pieta House to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide.

Saturday 11th May 2019

Registration will be open in early March, so check for updates

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Many happy returns to Corinna Kinchin who recently celebrated her 59th birthday with a swim, a walk, a pint and this epic ‘suspended malteser’ cake by Vivienne’s Cakes.

Table Quiz raises funds for disadvantaged children in Cape Town The Vusa Rugby Academy offers a structured programme to develop rugby skills for disadvantaged children in Cape Town, South Africa, and helps to restore dignity and build self-esteem for these children through sports and academics. Antoinette Galvin organised a table quiz earlier this month to raise funds for this worthy cause, so close to her heart, and is looking forward to personally handing over the proceeds of this quiz, which amounted to €870, when she visits South Africa this month. The approximately

13,750 South African Rand will go a long way towards providing equipment for these future sports stars. The winners of the table quiz were The ROKers, Des and Clare Greene and Betty and Jimmy O’Grady, seen here celebrating their win with Antoinette. Ingrid Koefoed was delighted with the hamper she won in the raffle. Many thanks to all those who took part in and helped with the quiz, and to the Brook Lane for their usual unstinting support.

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Happy New Year! 2019 is already shaping up to be a great year for Kenmare, we have a large number of events taking place throughout the year. These include; March - Quest Kenmare, this is Quests second year running this event and it has sold out again this year. Even if you are not participating why not come into town on the day to enjoy the great atmosphere in the Square. April - The Bridge run organised by the Kenmare Athletics Club takes place again this year on Easter Saturday, there are three distances available, a 10km, a 5km or a hotly contested one mile run for the kids! April - The Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place in Reenagros on Easter Sunday. Always a lovely day out for both adults and children alike.

May - Wild Atlantic Challenge is a multi-Craft Rowing Event, offering 3 courses, 10km, 20km & 30km and 2 kayak courses, a 10km & 20km. This event is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. May - The Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare, while the adult cycle is sold out the kids cycle can be entered on the day. June - Vikingdom Raft Race, this is a great community event where people build their own rafts and pit themselves against other teams. There is also a mini Valhalla, where there is Viking games and food available to enjoy. It is a wonderful family event.

This events list is only scratching the surface of what is taking place in Kenmare over the course of the year. Please check out Kenmare. ie’s event section to see details of all the events taking place. If you are hosting an event, please let us know so that we can share it on the website. If you are planning an event it is a good idea to check the website so that dates are less likely to clash with other events. We are also working on the brochure for the Halloween Howl, if you are thinking of hosting an event or if you are interested in helping out (at any event) please contact us in the office. Last year we had Fáilte Ireland consultants hosting workshops and meetings to create a ‘Visitor Experience Plan’ for the three

peninsulas of Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara. Kenmare was also included in this geographic area. The main aim of these plans is to increase ‘dwell time’. We are currently waiting on the draft plan that has been drawn up and we will keep you informed on the progress of this initiative. One of the great benefits of taking part in these initiatives is being able to view the area through someone else’s eyes. One of the consultants mentioned that while the scenery is second to none, it is the people of our area that truly make us a unique destination, in her words, visiting the area is like coming home! That is something we should all be proud of.

July - We will host our second Bastille Day event on July 14th, with a boules competition, music and lots of scrumptious food from some of our many French residents. This was a fantastic event last year, with locals and visitors alike battling it out for the honour of becoming the Boules champions! September - The Lost Sheep Half Ironman, a great event organised by the Cork Triathlon Club. September - The annual Small Roads Theatre and Dining Festival, a great festival which highlights the truly talented performing artists community that we have here in Kenmare. October - The Kenmare Halloween Howl, now in its 8th year, this year the festival has been nominated for an award by Kerry County Council and it continues to grow in popularity year on year.

As always, please feel free to contact us here in the office if you have any questions or would like to become involved.


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John O’Hare If you can recall in the Christmas edition I mentioned the blackguarding going on in the Bay, whereby trawlers were fishing up as far as Dinish island and spoiling the waters for everyone else. Imagine my joy to be told that the Minister had signed a bill to stop it. Anglers and inshore fishermen were delighted at this turn of events, what a great Christmas gift for us all! (The other good news was the sacking of Jose Mourinho by Manchester United) Our euphoria was shortlived when we were informed that the trawling ban inside a 6 mile limit only covered the big boats and, on top of that, it would not come into force until 2020 and could be open to legal challenges. Where does this leave our hopes of protecting Kenmare Bay from environmental destruction? Only time will tell. Anglers know what it is to have their hopes raised only for to find them dashed in a very quick time. They agreed to allow the doubling of the price of salmon rod licences, which by the way they are still paying, to compensate drift nets fisherman. The idea being with the drift netting for salmon stop stopped there would be a big increase in returning fish to our rivers. Did the plan work? Yes and no. Some of them were honest and fair and stood by the agreement, but some others stopped for a short while and started to net salmon again. An angler, with a holiday home on the peninsula, was telling me that he was offered fresh wild salmon by one of these guys. He said to the fishermen, ‘I thought that you were well paid to leave the salmon alone and stop catching them?’ ‘We were too,’ was his response, ‘But that money is all spent now.’ If this story is true, and there are plenty of others like it of boxes of salmon being unloaded at fishing ports with a ready market for them, then where are we going? All we are doing is getting frustrated, upset and making enemies. This country of ours is chockablock with laws, rules and regulations but the enforcement of them leaves a lot to be desired. This month, and over the Christmas season, I have seen several salmon in our rivers. Is this because of the mild, reasonably dry weather with

It is hard to believe that it is 19 years since my good friend Sean M. passed away, the way he often said that he hoped he would go, ping like a light bulb. A retired banker, humorous and witty, the love of his life was salmon and trout fishing. At one time he was based in Dingle and, knowing my family came from there, he told my wife that there were only two types of people living in that area, geniuses and idiots with no inbetween! Every time when we get a little bit hot under a collar, thanks to Sean, you can guess which one I am told resembled me the most. As soon as the fishing season opened you would find his car parked at the edge of the river near the bridge, a lot of the time with his rod resting on the railing, his float and bait after drifting under the bridge to the bottom of the pool and then stuck in the shallows at the end, whilst Sean had dozed off to sleep without a care in the world. He was so laid-back. One day I arrived as he played a fish, a good size salmon of approximately eight or nine pounds. ‘Hang on, I will land him for you,’ I said running down the steps to the platform, ‘Take him gently now Sean.’ I put my landing net ready to sweep up the fish when Sean’s line snapped and the salmon was gone. Sean and I were both devastated at his loss. ‘Show me that line Sean until I have a look at it,’ I said. Cotton thread would have been a lot stronger, one pull and it snapped. ‘How old is the stuff?’ I asked. He could not say except to tell me it had worked fine for years. I gave out to him, asking him had he a new line in the car, which he had in the pocket. ‘Get it then,’ I said, ‘And we will put it on.’ What did he give me? The older line wrapped around a cigarette packet that had been on the reel years ago. What could I say? It was not meanness, as a new spool of line is cheap, it was just carelessness on his part that lost him his fish. Another time he got a flying C., which is quite a heavy bait, stuck in his finger and could not pull it out. He drove himself to a local doctor who could not pull it out either and sent him off to Accident and Emergency in Cork University Hospital. He drove there in great pain, every bump in the road hurting him as well as the difficulty of steering. Why they did not nip the base off leaving the hook only in his finger I will never know I could tell you 100 stories of humour about him, and maybe some other time, but for the moment, suffice to say I miss him. This is the sad thing about growing old, all the good friends you lose, they cannot be replaced.

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Brian Crowley

When Brian was first running for election to the European Parliament he was a 50-1 outsider. He has over come great adversity & challenges in his life and he is an inspiration to us all. Brian is one of life’s great gentlemen, has been a tireless servant of the people and hard working representative for Ireland in Europe for the last 25 years. In his book on his life story, he wrote that during the 1994 European election the only time he said to anyone that he thought he would get elected, is when he came back from canvassing in Sneem on St Patrick’s day, with myself, Conor Murphy, Tomas O’Connor, Seamus Mcgearlit, John Teahan Senior & Junior, Suzanne Teahan, Timmy Clifford and Stephen Burns and other supporters. His late father Flor asked him ‘how did it go?’ Brian replied ‘don’t tell anyone but I think I am going to get elected’ we were proud to support him then and in all elections afterwards”. I am particularly grateful for Brian’s support for me during my senate campaigns, without which I would not have succeeded. It is a great privilege to know him, to be his friend and to have been involved in every one of his 5 election campaigns from 1994.

Senator Mark Daly

Seanadóir Marcus O’Dalaigh

Senate Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, the Irish Overseas and Diaspora Member of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Leinster House, Teach Laighean, Kildare Street, Sráid Cill Dara, Dublin 2. Baile Átha Cliath 2. Tel: +353 (0)1 618 3830 Fón: +353 (0)1 618 3830 Fax: +353 (0)1 618 4669 Facs: +353 (0)1 618 4669 Mob: +353 (0)86 803 2612 Fón Póca: +353 (0)86 803 2612


My Clinic is every Saturday morning I also currently holding clinics alongside local T.D. John BrassiI every second Friday of the month. If you have any issues you would like assistance with these clinics are being held in my office on Henry Court, please call my mobile or T.D. John Brassil’s office to arrange a time that suits. If you have any queries call my mobile on 086 803 2612 or email me at and I will do my best to help. T.D. John Brassil’s office number is 0667129565.

Need assistance with your passport?

Due to a surge in demand the average issuance time for passports has been extended to at least 17 days for even an express passport application. If you plan on travelling in the near future please submit your application with all documentation well in advance of travelling. If you are travelling unexpectedly (e.g. bereavement) and do not have a valid passport we recommend making a Rapid Renewal Passport Appointment in the Dublin Passport Office. This appointment can be booked online on the Passport Office website. New appointments for this emergency booking open up at 12.30pm each working day however always book out extremely quickly so we advise to be ready to book at exactly when they open. If you have any questions regarding your passport application please feel free to contact my office on 01 618 3830 or email me at

Community and voluntary organisations

There are many community and voluntary organisations that do great work for the local area and anyone who would like to organise a raffle prize of a dinner or lunch voucher in the Leinster House Members Restaurant, please contact my office on 01 618 3830 or email me at

Brian Crowley MEP meeting Kenmare Chamber of Commerce to listen to their concerns and answer questions on how Europe could help. A long time supporter of the a new hospital for Kenmare, Brian Crowley MEP visited the site during construction with the Chair of the Kenmare Hospital Action Group Una Clinton O’Neill Brian Crowley MEP in Kilgarvan at Rock Mount, Kilgarvan to support the great work of the centre and the services it supplies.

Assistance for those in mortgage difficulty

I have a team of accountants and legal advisers who are willing to help with any mortgage or debt difficulties so please do not hesitate to contact my office on 01 618 3830 or email me at Mark.

A tour of Leinster House

Leinster House is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year. The building is rich in history and visitors get to experience the vibrant atmosphere on busy sitting days. If you are ever in Dublin and would like to take a tour of Leinster House, please feel free to contact Mark’s office on 01 618 3830 or email at Mark.Daly@ and we would be delighted to help plan your visit.

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Donal O’Sullivan accepting the Under 20 Footballer of the year award from Munster GAA vice chairman Liam Lenihan with Jerry O’Sullivan Munster GAA Chairman at the 2018 Munster GAA awards held recently.

Kenmare Patchwork Club

is looking for new members. We are a small club wishing to be bigger, no experience is necessary, we all help each other out! We get together one afternoon a month in Kenmare and anyone interested in improving their skills can attend Anne’s beginners course, a six week course which will be on Saturday afternoons, which is hoping to start on February 16th. There will also be a Foundation Paper Piecing one day workshop on February 9th. This is a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills. You can contact Anne on 086 8343155/064 6689184 if you need to get more information.


Got nothing to do with your cold and dark evenings? Come along and sit by the fire and play a board game. The Otherworlds Board Gaming Guild Kenmare meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm - 10pm at the Family Resource Centre, Railway Road, Kenmare to play the next generation board gaming craze that has swept across Europe, America and Canada and now for the first time Kenmare. We are all about playing board games and having fun. Everyone is welcome to join in and even bring along their own games if they wish. Board games have changed a lot in the past decade or so, so you may be in for a surprise if you are just used to playing older games like Monopoly, Cluedo, and Scrabble. Modern board games are more fun than ever now and there’s constantly more and more inventive and wonderful games coming out every month. If you are into a particular avenue of pop/geek culture the chances are there is now a themed board game out there for you. There are many entry level board games as well as the more in depth games, so there is plenty to get you started if you are not a seasoned gamer. The club runs every October to May, and is run by gamers for gamers. All club proceeds go towards making the club better for its members, getting the latest games (decided by members). Membership is €30 (October - May) and €3 per night. Age 14 years+. We look forward to seeing you. To discover more about the exciting hobby of modern board gaming check out our Facebook page with links to Youtube channels by The Dice Tower and Will Wheaton’s Tabletop on the Geek and Sundry channel. Contact us on facebook @ Otherworlds Board Gaming Guild Kenmare. Patrick and Mary O’Sullivan who got married on New Year’s Eve 2018 pictured with Patrick’s family; Paul and Bridget O’Sullivan, Joan Patrick, Mary and Thade O’Sullivan.


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Smiles all round at Blackwater Women’s Group

About 50 people attended the Blackwater Women’s Group Christmas Party in Blackwater Tavern in December including Josephine and Mary O’Neill, Mairead Robinson and Mary Doyle. It was a great night as usual.

Sandra and Noreen O’Shea.

Angelika Scheibein and Bridie McCarthy.

Anna Downing and Doreen O’Sullivan.

Kitty Doyle and Geraldine McCarthy.

Marie O’Connell in Festive Mood.

Marie O’Neill and Helen Foley.

Majella O’Sullivan and Sarah Mullins.

Catherine and Amelia Dodd.

Cait O’Shea and Therese Morley.

Christmas Party at The Tavern pics Mary O’Neill

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Blackwater News Blackwater Women’s Group meet once a month on the second Tuesday at 8pm. Membership is €5 per year and new members are welcome. The next Meeting is Tuesday February 12th. This is the AGM so all members are requested to attend. Membership of €5 is due for renewal at AGM.

Carmel Sheehan, Mary Sheehan and Catherine Dodd.

Adult Singing Group Classes Fun Singing Classes (as a Group) with Killarney Singing Tutor Mary Culloty O’Sullivan take place in Blackwater Tavern every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm sharp to 3pm. The class is aimed at people who would love to sing in a group and the styles of singing catered for, ballads, musicals and contemporary. Breathing, diction, posture, confidence and more are also covered. All levels of ability are welcome, and it is open to men and women. Everyone is welcome, and no singing experience is necessary. €50 for 5 weeks. Ring Tavern 064-6682003 for information. There will be a public performance in Blackwater in the Spring. Exercise Classes Exercise classes re-commence in Blackwater Tavern Mon 21st January. 7 to 8 for the Energetic. 8 to 9 for the Less Active. All Welcome. €5 per Class.

Patricia Foley, Eileen Reilly and Ann O’Sullivan.

Swimming Classes Are you interested in joining Swimming Classes or Aqua Aerobics as a group? If so give your name to Mary in the Tavern 0646682003 and it will be arranged. Aqua Aerobics will take place in Kenmare Bay Hotel every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm, and every Wednesday and Friday morning at 10.30am, for 45 mins each session. Free to members of Kenmare Bay Leisure Centre. €7 for non-members. Drama Drama continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Blackwater Tavern. The group have written another original play which will be staged in Blackwater in May/June 2019.

Anne Marie Clifford and Suzanne Teahan.

Mary O’Farrell, Ingrid Koefoed and Shelia O’Sullivan.

Helen Harvey Dietician Helen Harvey Dietician recently gave a very interesting presentation to Blackwater Women’s Group on Intuitive Eating in January. Lots of chat and discussion on non diet nutrition, the pitfalls of dieting and the benefits of intuitive eating. She will be doing workshops and one to one sessions in a room over Centra on Fridays. Check out her Facebook page or call her on 0838621154 for more information. Christmas Party 50 people attended the annual Blackwater Women’s Group Christmas Party in Blackwater Tavern in December. It was a great night, attended by all ages from the late teens up to those in their 80s. Delicious food was prepared by Flica Small and desserts were by Viv Shaw, whilst Pat Casey Disco provided the music.


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Kenmare Sailing Club

would like to thank everyone for the fantastic support for their fundraiser which took place on the day before Christmas Eve, when the children of Kenmare took part in an elf hunt. There was a great turn out and loads of fun had by everyone, and with plenty of prizes to go around all the children enjoyed the elf quiz, snowball fight, face painting and hot chocolate. The prizes didn’t stop there as the club also held a Christmas bauble draw, with winners including Andrew Rees, who won the grand prize of €150 sponsored by The Sailors Bar, Tina West won lunch in Mick and Jimmy’s, there was a family package for Star Outdoors for Finn McCloskey, and a further Star Outdoors package for Chris Thomas. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered. The club hope to get training in sailing courses for the members, and some of the junior members of the club have started their sailing levels and the fundraiser will help to subsidise more training. We hope to have a school team in the future so if your teenager is interested in trying it out please call Tom on 083 1884330.

Kenmare Women’s Group Hope Christmas time was good for you, and that the year ahead is a happy one. Sorry I didn’t have an entry in the December issue, I wrote one but the Kenmare News didn’t receive it, gremlins somewhere along the line! So, a delayed thank you to last season’s speakers. We had a few hiccups, but on the whole it went well, with our usual members plus a number of new ones. Our thanks to the Brook Lane, owners and staff, for our Christmas lunch. As usual it was the high standard we now take for granted! Thank you.

The group has now started back at the Adult Education Centre, Wednesday mornings, 11am - 1pm, and programmes are available if anyone would like a copy. Contact me at 086 3454849, or just pop in to one of the meetings, it is always a pleasure to see new faces. The meetings continue through to April 10th. Talk to you next month. Pat (secretary) Anne Schep and James O’Sullivan, Blackwater, who married in the Kenmare Bay Hotel in December. pic Mary O’Neill

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert trolley! Erma Bombeck

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New year gets off to a brisk start with Kenmare Welcome Group!


Thank you to everyone who has helped and continues to help welcome new people who arrive in Kenmare with kindness and great hospitality. A weekly mystery walk in Kenmare has been arranged and is open to everyone, it’s a mystery because the group do not know where they will be walking until the morning of the walk. Please come and join our walkers in the car park at the Atlantic Lodge, at 10am, every Friday morning (unless a notice to say it is cancelled is put up on the Kenmare Welcome Group Facebook page) wearing suitable clothing and walking shoes, be prepared for all weathers. Everyone is welcome to come along, enjoy some fresh air and meet new friends and get to know people in the community. We look forward to seeing you. Please keep an eye on the Kenmare Welcome Group Face book page for details of new community events. Santa was helped by the local Girl Guide Group in Kenmare in 2018, and sent a BIG thank you to all who produced the wonderful gifts for the children at Atlantic Lodge. The children’s faces lit up at the sight of the colourful boxes with their names on them. Such a lot of thought and love had been put into them, and the parents and children were very grateful.

February Supper Club ‘Romance’ 15th February Cocktail & Canapé Reception 4 Course Dinner with wine €60 per person

Valentines Dinner 10th - 15th February The Falls Restaurant Glass of Prosecco on Arrival 4 Course Dinner with Wine €150 for 2 people

Upcoming Events - Wine Academy - 2nd March, Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea - 31st March, Communion Lunch - 11th May Telephone - 064 6641600

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Pair Trawling to be banned: Thankfully our campaign to ban pair trawling nationally succeeded, Minister for Agriculture & Marine Michael Creed TD came to Cahersiveen to make the announcement the day before Christmas Eve. The Ministerial directive has been very much welcomed in rural coastal communities. Thanks to all those who put in submissions which were taken heed of. Many of the 900 submissions came from people living on either side of Kenmare Bay. The practice of pair trawling is having a devastating impact on places like Kenmare Bay, fish stocks are decimated, local fishermen have less fish to catch and eco-tourism has also been greatly effected. Such trawling practices within 6 nautical miles of the coast by large trawlers over 18m will be phased out over the next 3 years. An automatic ban could understandably not be enforced. In due course our marine environment will be replenished resulting in benefits to the marine environment, inshore fishermen and tourism. Substantial roads funding: Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport Brendan Griffin TD announced the following road allocations: Dromquinna scheme N70 €1,078,912. €15 million has been allocated to Cork County Council for the Macroom-Ballyvourney by-pass and €1.4 million to Limerick County Council for preparatory works for the Adare By-pass. The Square, Kenmare €108,000. For completion of works. Blackwater Bridge to Sneem €250,000. Brackaharagh, Castlecove €100,000. Poulgorm Junction ( Loo Bridge) €40,000. December motions: 1. That Kerry County Council call upon the Minister for Justice & Equality Charlie Flanagan TD to improve existing Court houses throughout the County and to build a new fit for purpose Court House in the County Town Tralee. 2. Following on from the speed limit review. When will speed reduction indicator lights be installed approaching schools and villages.

Department of Rural & Community Affairs Funding: €160,000. For Kenmare road Trails Enhancement project for walkways and cycle routes, Kenmare to Killarney Old Road. Minister Michael Ring TD has allocated this under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme Measure 2: €36,000. Kenmare Athletic Club & Pobail Scoile Inbhear Sceine: Sports Minister Brenan Griffin has allocated the funding for the development of Athletics, I was glad to have assisted in securing the funding. Community Support Fund 2019: The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2019 Community Support Fund is on or before 5.00 p.m. Monday, 21st January, 2019. If anyone needs assistance with the forms or wish to discuss proposals feel free to contact me. Fine Gael Convention for Local Elections 2019: The Convention for the Kenmare Electoral Area (Encompassing Killorglin & Cahersiveen districts) will take place on 27th January. The venue is Cahersiveen. Three candidates have been nominated. The Local & European Elections along with a number of referendums will take place on Friday 24th May 2019. Since getting elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2014 I have worked extremely hard at all aspects of Council work at both Municipal level and full Council level. I have been vocal and active on a broad selection of issues and achieved a lot for our area, assisting many community groups and individuals. Continuing to help people of all political persuasions and none. I have utilised my contacts with members of my party and Government Ministers to the fullest and there have been many improvements in the area especially in the last few years which I am glad to have assisted with. Political Team: I work with Political representatives of all sides for the good of the area and I am part of a team of 9 on Kerry County Council, my other Fine Gael Colleagues whom I work closely with can be contacted as follows: Minister Brendan Griffin TD 066 9795666 MEP Sean Kelly 061 468788 Senator Paul Coughlan 087 2217400 Clinics: Available at all times on 087 2904325 or at 5 Main Street, Kenmare. Also I can meet people after work in Kenmare, Kilgarvan, Tuosist, Lauragh, Sneem, Tahilla, Blackwater, Templenoe, Bonane. I am also in South and Mid-Kerry a couple of times a month.

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New Years Wishes At the start on 2019 I want to wish all my friends, supporters and constituents a very happy 2019 and health and happiness in the year ahead. As always I want to give the best complete political service that is humanly possible, to that end I am always available in Kenmare and the surrounding parishes at all times to deal with the many issues you may have and I can be contacted on 087 2461678 at any time. I undoubtedly believe that the serious situation surrounding Brexit is one of the political difficulties that will arise during this year, as Chairman of Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs I am dealing with this matter on a daily basis and the uncertainty surrounding it is very worrying and no one can actually predict the implications that it will have on our Trade, Tourism, farming or indeed the peace process as we are going into the unknown at present and the situation is changing day by day Cross Border Directive with Brexit looming As you are all aware I am continually taking people to Belfast to have medical procedures carried out such as Cataracts removed, Hip and Knee replacements and tonsillectomy under the Cross Border Directive. The big worry that I have at present if people are even thinking about going to the North and availing of this service, you need to act now as with Brexit looming and if there is a crash out of the EU without a proper deal in place the Cross Border Directive will collapse and this service will no longer be available to people and they will have to travel to somewhere else in the EU such as France. I am ashamed of the fact that people have to travel to the North to avail of this service but if the waiting list here is so long then in many cases people would go blind waiting to have cataracts removed, they are faced with no other choice. The service itself is very good and the major bulk of the money is refunded to you from the HSE once you are home after your procedure, so please see below a testimonial from someone who travelled up recently to have a hip operation. “I just wanted to say thank you for getting me on the bus to Belfast last November which has enabled me to get my procedure for total hip replacement done via the cross border directive scheme at Kingsbridge Private Hospital. My local AIB Bank in Killorglin loaned me the total cost of the procedure which as you you know I’ll eventually get most of this back from HSE to clear the loan. If I had not had this treatment I would have needed a wheelchair soon as the pain has been almost unbearable on some days and leaving me severely depressed.I had my operation on Sunday 13 January which went really well. What a lovely hospital and the doctors and staff were amazing. I am now home and I’m feeling stronger by the hour.

So thank you again for getting me started on this successful journey and I can now look forward to getting on with my life with a positive outlook and lust for life. Great respect for what you do for the people Kerry”. Passports My office has been very busy in the past few weeks with calls about passports as people were heading off for some winter sun or a ski trip and discovered at the last minute that their passport was out of date. This is also the time of year that people plan their summer holidays and book the flights, hotels and transports and forget to check their passport is in date. Remember there are certain countries that your passport must be in date for 6 months after the date of travel so ensure if you are travelling to these specific countries that you check your passport. If you find your passport is out of date and you are travelling within 10 days please contact me or my office before you apply for your renewal. Are you nearing pension age soon? Many people miss out on a higher pension because they are unaware that before they reach pension age they can pay voluntary contributions which would see them gain enough PRSI contributions for a higher pension If you are coming up pension age in the coming years and wish to see what your entitlement is you can contact Department’s customer service team for assistance on (01) 4715898. O’Donovans Shop It is obvious with great sadness that we see O’Donovans Shop on Main St Kenmare closing, the family provided an invaluable service over many decades and we all have very fond memories of calling to this shop

during our school years and afterwards as we all received such great care while we visited the store. This is indeed as a result of the opening of all the new big super stores that it has resulted in us losing all our small stores which were part of our makeup of our towns and villages back over the years. When a small shop closes it is very difficult to envisage a situation or an environment where it would open again. I want to wish the O’Donovan Family every good luck, health and happiness in the years ahead and thank them for their kindness in the past years

The PJ John Frances memorial Christmas shoot was won by Con Cronin Kilgarvan on Christmas Day. Con had a great success on his shoot on the day and it was a great successful event on this the 3rd Anniversary of his sad passing Kilgarvan GAA I want to congratulate Kilgarvan GAA Club who recently organised what could only be called an excellent celebration social recently. 2018 was a great year for Kilgarvan GAA and I want to pay very special compliment to Joanne Murphy the secretary who has done Trojan work since taking over this role. The club had great success at all levels during the year and of course especially the seniors in both football and hurling. On a more local note I was glad to have played my part for the GAA in securing the much needed funding for the flood lights which are of major benefit and have proved very successful during the winter months and making it usable at all hours.

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Kenmare Special Needs Children’s Group would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to the group during 2018. Thanks to those who supported the coffee morning, those who baked and generously gave spot prizes and to everyone who acknowledged the group with donations. Thank you to Siobhan O’Shea and the Sean O’Shea Darts Committee for their very generous donation after their recent darts tournament.


Kenmare Branch of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society wish to sincerely thank all those who supported their Christmas Fundraisers. Christmas and the winter months are the busiest times of the year for the St Vincent de Paul Society as they provide hampers, fuel, basic clothing and financial assistance to families and individuals in need. SVP offers a wide range of supports from practical help and advice to a friendly ear all in the strictest confidence. Sickness, loss of employment, marital breakdown, alcohol abuse and drug addiction are some of the reasons people approach SVP. Other activities of the St Vincent de Paul include visits to those in hospital, nursing homes and in their own homes. If you need help please contact us at St Vincent de Paul Kenmare on 087-6805264. The Table Quiz in Brooklane Hotel in November raised €1,100 approx. Many thanks to Brooklane Hotel for hosting the event and to all who sponsored raffle prizes and attended. Thanks to Peter Crowley for organising the joint music fundraiser for Kenmare Mental Health Association and SVP in Crowley’s Bar in December. A total of €3,050 was raised and €1,525 of that went to the St Vincent de Paul. Many thanks to all who supported the event. The Church Gate Collections in the greater Kenmare area raised €2,060. Thanks to all who donated to these so generously.

Anne Sheehan, Secretary, pictured with Siobhan O’Shea and some of the children from the group, Eoghan Hennessy, Matt McGann, Riley Croash, John Corkery and Terence O’Brien. Kenmare Special Needs Children’s Group is a volunteer led organisation, relying on fundraising to help the children in the group reach their potential through horse riding and swimming locally. The group caters for children from the ages of 4 to 18 and all funds raised and donated help with these ongoing therapies which are essential to the development of children with special needs.

The Christmas Raffle in Blackwater Tavern raised €500. Thanks to all who supported this raffle. Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to St Vincent de Paul in so many ways. Thanks to Super Valu Kenmare for facilitating the placing of food donation boxes in their supermarket. Several hampers and bags of fuel were given out to families in the greater Kenmare area over Christmas by the SVP.

If you have been affected by this article and need help please contact Kenmare St Vincent de Paul at 087 6805264.


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Pobalscoil Teachers Mr Denis O’Connor, Ms Deirdre Prendergast and Ms Anne Loughnane who recently graduated in the Instructional Leadership in Education Programme pictured with the course leader, Professor Barrie Bennett, University of Ontario. Second level education in Ireland is currently undergoing transition from the traditional Junior and Leaving Certificate programme to the new Junior Cycle, soon to be followed by a new Senior Cycle. This requires a comprehensive change in teaching methodologies. Three teachers from Kenmare Community School recently graduated in the Instructional Leadership in Education Programme. This programme focuses on instructional practices and their effects on student learning. It consists of six residential seminars held over three years in the Mount Wollesley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow. Professor Barrie Bennett leads the Instructional Leadership Programme. He is a renowned educationalist who taught for many years at the University of Toronto, Canada, and his interest in educational change has brought him to many countries. Professor Bennett has already led systemic change in education in Australia.

JC3 Liadhán Random Acts of Kindness giving out Christmas Cards in town with their As part of a new year focus on a healthy lifestyle, JC2 Breaca class SPHE Teacher went for a morning walk on Wednesday 9th January with their Ms. Emer O’Riordan SPHE Teacher Me Emer O’Riordan.

The TY Class and the Pobalscoil Science Club visited the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with their TY co-ordinator Ms Mairead Clifford, Mr Thomas Healy, Science and Maths Teacher and SNA Teacher Ms Sheila O’Sullivan.

Congratulations to Ms Sarah Abbott, Science Teacher, and her TY students Conor Casey and Hannah Coombs who won two awards at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. They won the Central Statistics Office award as well as placing third in the intermediate age category in Chemical Physical and Mathematical science.JC3 SPHE class Christmas card activity

The LCA 1 class visited Kenmare Mart with Mrs O’Sullivan Casey, and Mart Manager Dan McCarthy explained how the different aspects of the Mart operated.

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Great start to the new year for our U16 Basketball Team who won their U16A All Ireland Subway Cup semi-final v Tralee Mounthawk on Monday January 7th! Congratulations to Montse and the U16 Girls.


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Escape to Sheen Falls Lodge for an unforgettable luxury break this year with the new Spring Midweek Escape package from February to April. Sheen Falls Lodge is truly a sanctuary of relaxation, whether you are planning a couples retreat or a getaway with friends. Unwind in one of the hotel’s 68 sumptuous newly-renovated bedrooms, with views overlooking the sweeping Kenmare Bay to the front of the hotel or the cascading Sheen Waterfalls adjacent to the hotel. Dine in the award-winning The Falls Restaurant with a menu that celebrates the finest locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, and enjoy a tipple in the Sheen Bar as you watch the sun set over the waterfall. For the ultimate pampering treat, indulge in one of the many expert treatments from leading brands Elemis and Voya at the Easanna Spa. The Spring Midweek Escape includes: • Two nights midweek accommodation in a beautifully appointed room • Breakfast each morning • Dinner on an evening of your choice in the renowned The Falls Restaurant • Afternoon Tea in the luxurious Sun Lounge on one afternoon • €50 spa credit each for an indulgent treatment in the Easanna Spa This package is priced from €519 for 2 nights based on 2 people sharing or from €384 for single occupancy. Why not further enhance your stay by trying a new activity on the rolling 300 acre Sheen Falls Estate, from falconry to clay pigeon shooting; explore the breath-taking Kerry countryside with a hike through the nearby Gleninchaquin Park or a drive along the magnificent Ring of Beara; visit bustling Kenmare and browse the many local Irish craft shops and galleries. Visit or phone 064 6641600 to book your stay. *Spring Midweek Escape is not valid on Easter Weekend.

On Sunday 13th January, our swim team of Lucy Daly, Thien Doran, Yvonne Daly, Simone O’Sullivan, Conor Durkin, Cillian Meagher, Ruairai Daly, Alex McCarthy, Ciara Foley, Lucy Harrington and Amy Arthur competed in Tralee at a Munster meet 1 gala. It was a very successful day with fantastic swimming and plenty of PBS achieved.

Well done to Lucy Daly on her gold and two silvers! She also moved up to Munster meet 2 level and achieved a meet 3 time as well!

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Thursday January 17th @ 8pm - Sean Keane in Concert with Pat Coyne & Fergus Feely. A great night of music where Sean plays up to five instruments on stage during the night. Tickets €25. Saturday January 19th @ 8pm - One Woman Show ‘Bridget Cleary’. This drama tells the story of the infamous murder of the last woman burned alive in Ireland in 1865. Performed by Eve O’Mahony. Tickets €12. Thursday January 24th @ 8pm - The Bookshop (film) In a small English town Florence Green decides against ruthless local opposition to open a bookshop. Tickets €7/Students €5.

Connie Cremin, winner of the Ricky Granville annual darts tournament, pictured receiving his trophy from Sarah Granville, also included are James Cremin, Vinny Wiggans and Ger Donovan. Thanks to Caroline Taylor, and Mike and Margaret of The Atlantic Bar for organising and hosting the event for the last eighteen years. All money raised went to St. Vincent de Paul Kenmare.

Tuesday January 29th @ 7.30pm - Community Games ‘X Factor’ For further information contact John Daly on 087 1325665. Entry Fee €3 per person or €10 for a family of 4. Thursday January 31st @ 8pm - Making the Grade (film) The story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. By Ken Wardrop and Sponsored by Sean Daly & Co. Tickets €7/Students €5. Thursday February 7th @ 8pm - Just to be Sure (film) Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institute Francis. Please note from 1st February admission to films will be €8/Students €6 Thursday 14th February @ 8pm - Mamma Mia! Here we go again (film). Please note from 1st February admission to films will be €8/Students €6 Saturday 9th February @ 8pm - Hedy! The life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr. A true story of Hollywood glamour and scientific genius. Tickets €15.

The 31 card drive is currently taking place to raise funds for Darkness into Light 2019. This walk will hopefully once again be held in Kenmare. I have raised the issue once again about the amount of dog foul that is on the footpaths and streets in Kenmare town. I have asked for extra dog foul bins to be put in place along the footpaths which will hopefully encourage people to clean up after their animals. The issue of the lack of street lights and a footpath on the Killarney road to Ard Bhearna estate was raised by me once again to Kerry County Council I still await to hear of an official response as to what the time frame for this will be. Also the traffic calming measures that was promised to be implemented last September 2018 at Cahir school urgently still await to be installed which I again highlighted the importance of this to take place sooner rather than later. I wish all the volunteers involved in setting up the youth café service, Kenmare youth mental wellbeing action group, the very best of luck, this service will offer peer support and will be a great benefit to all of the youth of Kenmare and surrounding areas. Due to both the weather and grass growth being unseasonal sheep prices are quiet strong and sheep are in high demand. Cattle however are still struggling. The very best of luck to those who were recently allocated houses in Ard Bhearna estate. I have started my canvassing for the local elections which will be taking place on the 24th of May, I look forward to meeting you all at your door step. If you require a form to register to vote or if you need to transfer your vote please give me a call. Dan McCarthy

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Congratulations to Kilgarvan Senior Footballers who were crowned Munster Junior B champions on Sunday 9th December 2018.

After winning the Kerry County Novice Football Championship we went onto represent Kerry in the Munster Junior B Football Championship. This tournament is hosted by Knockaderry GAA. We played The Nire, Waterford in the quarter final and won comfortably on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-06. We faced Doonbeg from Clare in the semi final and after an epic battle won on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-07. This set us up for the final against Ballinacurra from Cork. We had to line out without Donal O’Sullivan and John Mark Foley who had been injured in the previous games. We went ahead 1-2 to 0-0 in the first 10 minutes with points from Patrick O’Shea and Gearoid Fennessy and an outstanding goal from Daniel Casey. However, Ballinacurra replied with three points. Daniel Casey added 2 further points alsong with a Patrick O’Shea free to leave us ahead 1-06 to 0-03 at half time. Ballinacurra came out fighting after the break and had four points scored to cut the gap to 2 points by the 40th minute of the game. But points from Liam Twomey and It was great to see such a large turnout for the annual Inter Kenmare Christmas Soccer Blitz. With teams competing in four age categories, U8, U10, U12 and U14, the blitz took place over two days and it is fair to say that the cobwebs were well and truly blown away by the end of the two days! Well done to all who competed and to the coaches and the referees who helped make the blitz possible. Soccer training continues for all ages, if you want to sign up to join the club please contact us through the Inter Kenmare Facebook page.

Patrick O’Shea allowed us to push on again. Ballinacurra scored another 2 points to bring them back to within 2 points of us. We then introduced John Mark Foley in front of the full back line along with Connie Cremin and Keith Harrington. Daniel Casey, Con Godfrey and Patrick O’Shea scored 3 more points in a powerful finish for Kilgarvan. This is the first Munster title won by the club and we are the only club in Kerry to contest a Munster Final in both hurling and football as we contested the Munster junior A hurling final in 2008. Team: Paul Gleeson, Michael O’Sullivan, Connie Cremin, Christopher Creedon, Sean Casey, Keith Harrington, Liam Twomey, Gearoid Fennessy, Richard O’Sullivan, Sean Godfrey, Michael Godfrey, Con Godfrey, Flor O’Sullivan, Patrick O’Shea, Daniel Casey, John Mark Foley, Jack O’Brien, Donal O’Sullivan, Padraigh Dillon, Martin Godfrey, Ger Donovan, Daniel Cremin,. Management: Mickey Foley, Pat Twomey, John Foley, Flor O’Brien, Adrian O’Sullivan.

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Happy New Year everyone ! The year has started off extremely mild and relatively dry which has encouraged some plants to think it is spring. Even the birds and the Frogs in the pond are sounding excited, but don’t be fooled as there is still plenty of time for winter to arrive. The early flowering bulbs can survive the frost and snow but shrubs that are beginning to shoot are likely to get damaged by a cold spell. The Photinia Red Robin and Hydrangeas are beginning to shoot and will no doubt get damaged by a cold spell. But, luckily, they will grow out of it again. Even though it has been mild the ground is still fairly wet after the heavy December rains and the temptation to cut the grass has to be weighed up against the ground conditions. Only mow if weather conditions are favourable with a good forecast and if you think the ground is solid enough to give just a fairly high cut to even off the uneven growth. A severe cut at this time of year could cause damage to the lawn. So when you get the urge to start this year’s gardening off you can get into it slowly by a tidy up ; there are leaves, twigs and branches on the ground, on the lawn, on flower beds and on paths and driveways that all need raking, sweeping and picking up. Damaged and leaning trees and bushes need to be pruned into shape and staked up again to prevent them from rocking in the ground. 1. Tidy up the garden whenever you can as mentioned above and take a check on the gutters around the house. …a spring blitz ! 2. The small branches and twigs from your xmas tree can be used as a mulch on ericaceous shrubs like Rhododendron and Camellias. Cut the side branches of the tree


... the Willowfield Way into small sections and toss underneath the bushes where they will slowly breakdown and feed the shrubs. The remaining trunk of the xmas tree can be cut up for firewood. 3. Prune back summer flowering shrubs so that new growth in the spring can start from strong sturdy branches. Spring flowering bushes have to be pruned immediately after flowering. Don’t cut them now or you will be cutting off their flowers ! 4. If you are interested in planting a hedge anywhere in the garden, the next 6 weeks is the best time of the year to do this work. A lot of the planting material is field grown rather than container grown which makes them cheaper. Planting up at this time of year is also ideal for quick establishment. 5. Patio containers can be planted up now with a mixture of winter heathers and spring flowering bulbs. Both are strong enough to put up with all the bad winter weather. Primroses and Violas can be added soon when the worst of the winter weather has gone. 6. During February you can start repotting House plants as they will all start making a surge of growth as the light levels and temperature start increasing. Do not repot into too big a pot; just choose a new pot with a diameter just a couple of cm bigger than the existing one…let it grow into this area first and repot again during the summer. 7. The vege garden is practically off limits


at the moment and is just a soggy mess ! if you can get to it over the next couple of weeks, throw on some seaweed or rotten manure so it has a chance to breakdown over what’s left of the winter and early spring. 8. If you are lucky enough to have a polythene tunnel or some area that is protected from the winter weather you can start preparing the ground for the spring. Fertilize the ground and dig it in leaving it fairly rough for the next couple of weeks so that air can get into the soil. It is possible to start off a few seed trays of vegetables by the end of the month and seed potatoes will be ready to start ‘chitting’ ready for planting in early March. Don’t be in too much of a rush to get things started, still very early and a lot of bad weather is still to come ! The early bird doesn’t always get the worm….could often get his feet scorched by frost ! 9. While it is quiet in the garden it is a good time to get your garden equipment serviced…spark plugs, filters, oil change etc should all be seen to so when they are needed in a few weeks’ time they will be all tuned up and ready to go. 10.Garden furniture should be kept inside and dried out as much as possible and treated with paint or coloured stain before it ventures out again in March or April. From the beginning of February out at Willowfield our stocks of trees, shrubs, fruit and flowering plants will be increasing ready for another busy planting season so drop in to us and see what we are getting in each week.

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Kilgarvan GAA celebrates fantastic 2018 with Victory Social Kilgarvan GAA had a fantastic 2018 and this was celebrated on Friday 4th January at their Victory Social in the Kenmare Bay Hotel, with Chairman of Kerry County Board, Tim Murphy, guest of honour. Club Chairman, John Foley, welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for their continued support and generosity towards the club. It was a great year for Kilgarvan on and off the field of play. The club were delighted that their floodlight project was completed in 11 months, John Foley thanked the people of Kilgarvan and surrounding areas for their generosity in donating to our Sponsoring Our Sod campaign. He congratulated the players and management on their achievements on the field of play. Kilgarvan senior hurlers and footballers won the Munster Junior

B Football Championship, County Novice Football Championship, County Intermediate Hurling Championship and South Kerry Hurling Championship. Tim Murphy presented medals to all the players. Awards were also presented on the night to Donal O’Sullivan Down, Munster U20 player of the year, Gearoid Fennessy Kerry U21 hurlers, Jack Foley Kerry Minor Hurlers, Eoin O’Shea Kerry U15 hurlers, Corey Murphy Kerry South U15 Footballers, Daniel Casey Kerry U17 footballers 2017, Liam Twomey Kerry Minor Hurlers 2017, Tomas & Darragh Creedon Kerry U14 hurlers 2017, Gary Foley Best Supporter and a special award to Tadgh O’Donoghue who was club secretary from 1986 to 2017. Club player of the year was awarded to Sean Godfrey. #CillGharbhainAbu

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Ring of Kerry Results

Jan 13th 2019, Men’s Singles: 1st Simon Stauch (12) 39Pts, 2nd Jason Taylor (21) 38Pts, 3rd David Keirns (7) 35Pts, 4th Dermot Murphy (12) 35Pts. Jan 6th 2019. 1st Simon Stauch (9) 31Pts, 2nd Jason Taylor (16) 30Pts, 3rd Cyril O’Donoghue (12) 29Pts, 4th Derek Hillier (6) 27Pts GOTY 2018 Results Winner: Joe Harrington. R/Up: Toby Steadman.

Do you want to get moving and active this New Year, but you have nowhere to go?

Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months? Well, Kilgarvan GAA club has the answer! We’re coming on board with Operation Transformation and the GAA for Ireland Lights Up. Every Thursday until 21st February 2019 Kilgarvan GAA club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk between 7pm to 9pm. We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2019! Come at a time that suits you between 7-9pm. Sign in and off you go! All are welcome to come to this event. Open to Members and Non Members. In a recent survey* carried out by LloydsPharmacy, it was found that 27% of Irish adults worry about their health all the time, with a further 16% claiming to worry about it at least once a week. For 24% of Irish people surveyed, maintaining weight was the most concerning health aspect, with 16% claiming they worry about not getting enough sleep. Those aged 18-24 are significantly more likely to be concerned about their diet/nutrition than any other age group, while those aged 65+ are significantly more likely to be concerned about their blood pressure. The research was commissioned by LloydsPharmacy ahead of the launch of the Change Your Health Direction programme for 2019, a FREE 8-week programme offering people the chance to kick start their health journey for 2019 with a personal transformation plan, and make long term improvements in areas including smoking cessation, nutrition advice, weight management, low energy levels, trouble sleeping, blood pressure and more. The programme is available across in LloydsPharmacy, Kenmare Shopping Centre, Railway Road, Kenmare so whatever your health goals are, LloydsPharmacy will provide you with free advice and tips to help you reach your target, no matter how big or small. The programme includes free weekly weigh ins and a bespoke personal health and wellbeing plan targeted at your specific goals. In addition to the weekly weigh ins, there are one to one sessions with trained health coaches to review the past week and discuss tips and advice to keep you on track for following week. Helpful tips are provided on exercise, smoking cessation and nutrition, as well as access to BMI and blood pressure tests, and a range of healthy recipe ideas. Dervila Mc Garry, LloydsPharmacy Ireland, said, ‘January is a time when people step back and assess their personal wellbeing, and refocus their efforts on becoming the best, healthiest version of themselves. LloydsPharmacy’s Change Your Health Direction programme is the perfect tool to help you identify the best path for achieving your own goals and weekly check ins with a LloydsPharmacy Health Coach is the perfect motivation to ensure you stick with it for the eight weeks and beyond. Every LloydsPharmacy store has a trained CYHD health coach. Check store locator to find your local LloydsPharmacy and their convenient opening hours.’ To sign up to the Change Your Health Direction programme, simply pop into your local LloydsPharmacy store and sign up, or download and print your own 8-week Health Diary to track your weight loss, food and drink consumption and follow health tips!

Kenmare Golf Club Results

Jan 13th 2019 - Men’s Open Singles Sponsored by Johnny and Noreen Allen. 1st. Sean Finn (20) - 42pts. 2nd Johnny Duggan (6) 41pts. 3rd. Gavin O’Shea (14) - 39pts. Massive turnout, great win for Sean Finn and congratulations to John Duggan who had the first eagle of the season on the 16th. Thursday Morning Autumn Gold Winner - Paul Browne 20pts Ladies Results Sunday, 13th January. 15 Hole Stableford Singles. 1st. Delia Long (26) 32 pts. 2nd. Breda Murphy (23) 27 pts. 3rd. Margaret Hanley (18) 26 pts. Ladies Results Sunday, 6th January. 12 Hole Stableford Singles 1st. Rosemary Boyton (34) 25 pts. 2nd. Mege Dalton (20) 23 pts. 3rd. Jill Harrison (39) 22 pts. Men’s Results Sunday Jan 6th. 15 Hole Singles. 1st. Chris Dale (15) 36pts. 2nd. Tim Twomey (19) 35pts. 3rd.Gerald O’Dwyer (13) 34pts Christmas & New Year’s Day Results from Kenmare GC New Year’s Day Drive-in Scramble: 1st Grainne Crowley, Paudie Kelleher and James Murphy, 23.8 Nett Christmas Week, 15 Hole Men’s Singles Hamper Re-Entry. Sponsored by Johnny and Noreen Allen. 1st. Sean Finn (20) - 38pts. 2nd. Mark Granville (18) - 37pts. 3rd. Michael O’Brien (19) - 36pts. Sunday 30th. Dec Two person team event. 1st. Michael and Rita O’Brien - 33pts. 2nd. James Murphy and Clara Brosnan - 32pts. 3rd. Gary and Rosemary Boyton - 31pts. Congratulations to Colette Bradshaw, Winner of 2018 Birdie tree with a total of 12 birdies last year. A big thank you to Sponsor, Mary Rogers.

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New Season. What a fantastic start is has been to 2019 for Golf. We have had counting golf (which means no special winter-related rules) at Kenmare GC for the first January in a long number of years. Playing numbers for November/December/January are way up on previous years, and there has never been a better time to take up golf. Contact Kenmare GC on 064-6641291 to join the class of 2019, where you’ll get all the help you need with equipment, lessons and playing partners. New Rules. Some significant changes have been made to the rules of golf in 2019. Looks out for 2 events at Kenmare Golf Club – Member’s Rules night on Jan 25th, followed by a Munster GUI Rules Roadshow in February. The full set of rule changes are in view on the R&A website (, and playing rules books for every member are available for collection in the clubhouse.

Happy Golfing in 2019!


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Kenmare Shamrocks GAA Firstly, Kenmare Shamrocks GAA would like to wish all our patrons a very healthy and prosperous 2019.

Our Annual General Meeting was held on December 7th in the GAA hall. There was a great turn out with many topics being discussed. The following officers were elected for 2019; Chairman - Sean O’Shea Vice Chairman - Gary McCarthy Secretary - Ciara Cronin Treasurer - Mairead Cronin PRO - Paul O’Sullivan County Board Delegates - Mike Carey (Football) & James Rochford (Hurling) South Kerry Hurling Delegate - Paudie Randles District Board Delegates - Tomás Carey & Edward O’Sullivan Child Welfare Officer - Shirley Cronin Club Registrar - Joanne O’Sullivan The current Lotto Jackpot is €7,000 and growing! Weekly tickets can be purchased in different businesses in Kenmare town. You can also play online by visiting our Kenmare Shamrocks GAA Facebook page and clicking on the blue ‘Play Game’ button. If you prefer to buy an Annual ticket that automatically includes you in 52 weekly draws (7 of which are free), please contact a member of the committee or call 086 2265164. Annual tickets are €90 each and remember If you’re not in, you can’t win!

Mac’s Winter fuels deals 3 bags of Colombian coal Collected €55 or €19 each 1 tonne delivered €440 3 bags of superior coal Collected €58 or €20 each 1 tonne delivered €470 €35 deal 1 bag of Colombian coal 1 bags of timber 1 bag of turf 1 bale of briquettes 1 bag of starters

Call Donie on 087 9299874 shamrocks gaa The club ran a Christmas Bazaar last month at Fr Breen Park, with a huge attendance of both young and not so young! Everybody who attended enjoyed themselves and why wouldn’t they? Santa and Mrs Clause turned up to greet the kids and double check on their Christmas lists, our Kerry footballer Stephen, Seanie, James and Dan ran coaching drills for our budding stars. The Wheel of Fortune kept everybody on their toes with some amazing prises and there was also hot food, drinks buns and cakes and Xmas trees on offer. We are hoping for a bigger and better Bazaar in 2019 so please come out and support it, and ee would like to say a big thank you to the committee who organised this great Day and for all the volunteers who helped in making it so successful.

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Kenmare Shamrocks GAA Club member registration is now open ONLINE for 2019 season. Just go to the Kenmare Shamrocks webpage on and fill in the details. Our club registration day will be announced shortly.

Finally, we would like to congratulate our club player Sean O’Shea on being awarded Munster Senior Footballer of the year 2018. Fantastic achievement!


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Another successful year for Kenmare GAA Bord na nÓg Bórd na nÓg Kenmare celebrated an other successful year in both Hurling and Football at all Underage levels in 2018. U6/U8 Hurling and Football. It was a busy year for U8 hurlers and footballers who played in six hurling blitzes four football blitzes in total, our U6’s played their football and hurling in our great facilities at Fr. Breen Park, learning the basic skills from their mentors.A big thank you to all involved in U6’s and U8’s including Declan Thade Dan O’Sullivan, John Hickey, Micheal Munley, Kieran Moriarity, Enda Crowley, Denis O’Shea and to all the parents who are always there to support and give a hand when necessary.

Hurling Medals were presented to Kenmare/Kilgarvan U12 Team who won Phase 2 Div 3 in The Lee Strand County League. Three teams were entered in Phase 1 of this Competition with teams in Division 1, 2 and 3, and playing competitively in all games. Coaches were Conor Daly, Sean Regan, Danny Atlantic O’Sullivan, Flor O’Brien, Denis O’Shea, Jerry O’ Shea John Guest and TP O’Connor. U14 Hurlers Kenmare/Kilgarvan played in Division 1 of the County Hurling League in 2018. They finished 3rd and qualified for the semi- final of the County league against Lixnaw where they lost on a score line of 3-14 to 2-10. In Féile na nGael, Kenmare hosted Ballyheigue, Abbeydorney and Kenmare/Kilgarvan in the qualifying stages. Kenmare/Kilgarvan came out on top and qualified for the Féile final for the second year in a row. In the final in Abbeydorney they came up against a very strong Ballyduff team who ran out comfortable winners. The team coaches were Conor Daly, Alan O’Connor, Sean O’Regan and Flor O’Brien. Thank you to all parents who supported these teams and who provided teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes for all participating Feile teams in Kenmare.

U8 Kenmare hurlers pictured in Fitzgeralds Stadium Killarney U10 Football. It was a busy year with great numbers training. A squad of 30 players attended training on Monday evenings, and they received and accepted invitations to Blitzes in Sneem, Glenflesk, Rathmore, Macroom, Austin Stacks and Currans Centre of Excellence. The club also hosted U10 blitzes on three evenings during the month of July for clubs in the District. We also visited Templenoe, Castletownbere, Bantry and Macroom to play challenge games. The Annual Mike Maybury Tournament was held in November and Kenmare played Glenflesk in the Cup Final only to loose out after a last minute goal by Glenflesk. Mentors of U10 in 2018 included John Daly, Peter Healy, Peter Mc Carthy, Padraig Jones, John Hickey and Donal O’Sullivan Casey.

Our U13 Hurlers were presented with medals winning The South Kerry Hurling League, the final was held in Fr. Breen Park. Kenmare/ Kilgarvan U16 hurlers took part in Division 1 of the County League and were very competitive reaching the League semi-final, beaten by eventual winners Ballyduff. In the championship we reached the semi-final and again were beaten by eventual winners Ballyduff. This was a great game of hurling with K/K playing most of the second half with fourteen men and led by a point until a lucky goal by Ballyduff five minutes into injury time decided the game. This is a great bunch of players and have massive potential if they stick together going forward. Tom Palmer managed the U16 team along with John Foley, Kilgarvan. Football medals were presented to our U12’s who won Phase 1 Division 2B of the Lee Strand County League. Mentors of our U12 teams were Micheal O’Shea, Johnny Atlantic O’Sullivan, Denis O’Shea, Gerry O’Shea and Sean Hussey. Our U12’s played in various Blitzes and won the Sneem Family Festival Blitz.

U10 Hurlers accepted invitations to various Blitzes and won The Muckross Plate. Mentors included Conor Daly, Danny Atlantic O’Sullivan, Tadhg O’Shea and Andrew Coharn. Thank you to all parents who gave their support all year especially for The Mike Maybury Tournament when all teams and parents were treated to homebaking, sandwiches and refreshments on the day. Medal Presentation 2018. Bórd na nÓg, Kenmare held their medal presentation in December as part of The Bazaar in the GAA hall. Teams were presented with County League medals, East Kerry League, and South Kerry Hurling medals from our very own County stars, Stephen O’Brien and Sean O’Shea, along with our Minor All Ireland Winners Dan and James McCarthy.

U14 Football. Kenmare competed in Division 2 of the County League. Despite being a young panel the group competed strongly and acquitted themselves very well. Later in the year, the U14’s did very well in the East Kerry League, winning all their group games before losing narrowly to Firies in an entertaining final. The U14 group were successful in the John Egan Memorial, 7-a-side Tournament in Sneem, winning it outright on the day.

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U16 Football. Our U16’s played in Division 2 of the County League and qualified in the group stage. They played away to An Ghaeltacht and won after exra time. The final was against Firies and it is said it was ‘The game of the year’, Kenmare fought hard all the way and missed out by the narrowest of margins in the end. The team was managed by Alan Sheehy, Bosco Mc Gearailt, and Edward Eugene O’Sullivan.

From Fr. Breen Park to Croke Park. Bord na nÓg Kenmare were very proud to see two of their underage players, who played with the club from U6 upwards in both hurling and football, walk the steps in The Hogan Stand to accept the Tommy Markham Cup in early September. Dan and James McCarthy did us proud when they played with The Kerry Minor Team during 2018, the first hurdle was against Tipperary away followed by a very strong Cork Minor Team, going on to win The Munster Final against Clare, playing Roscommon and Monaghan along the way until the final hurdle against Galway, thus claiming the Five in a Row. They went from Fr. Breen Park to Croke Park and back with the support of the whole club and community behind them Kenmare Club hosted Dan and James in Kenmare GAA hall in October and there was a great turn out from enthusiastic fans both young and old. James and Dan visited all the schools in the area, going back to their primary schools in Tulloha and Réalt na Mara must have been special and of course Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine where they both are in Leaving Cert Year. All young underage players out there keep practising, it could be you some day. In 2019 we will have a number of players involved in development squads in both hurling and football and hoping that Tommy Cronin and Cian O’Connor will be included in The Kerry Minor Panel for 2019. Kenmare Bord na nÓg appreciate the support of all involved and the support we get from the local community. A registration day will be held early in the new year for all upcoming young footballers and hurlers in Kenmare.

2018 Goal mile There was a great turnout at Father Breen Park on Christmas Day for the annual Goal mile, and €1,410 was raised for this worthy cause. Many thanks to Kenmare GAA club for the use of their facilities, all who took part and all who helped out on the day. Tom O’Connor and Maureen Harrington



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Kenmare Kestrels Basketball Club On the games front, December was a quiet month for the club. Our U14 Division 3 Girls emerged triumphant in their contest against St. Bridgets of Currow on a very impressive score line of 55-12, whilst the U14 Division 2 Boys narrowly beat Cahersiveen winning by four on a final score of 28-24. Our senior ladies took part in the 49th Castleisland Christmas Blitz and won their first three matches playing a very strong defensive game. Unfortunately, St.Bridgets of Currow proved tough competition in the final and the ladies were unsuccessful. Next year Ladies! Upcoming home games. January 31st U12 Boys D2 vs St. Bridget at 7pm February 2nd U16 Boys D2 vs St. Joe at 3.30pm Senior Ladies vs Imperials at 5pm Senior Men vs Tralee Tigers at 6.30pm

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We would like to extend a big thank you to Murphy’s SuperValu Kenmare for the opportunity to serve the town over the Christmas. There were many laughs, jokes and stories shared over the weekend and we are very grateful to all who supported our club over the weekend.

Kerry Colleges Cross Country

Well done to our 18 athletes who competed at the Kerry Colleges Cross-Country in Killarney on Thursday January 17th. In the Minor Girls 1500m, Mia Granville was 7th; in the Minor Boys 2000m, Tommy Arthur was 2nd, Denis Twomey 26th, Cathal Murphy 28th and Conor Hennessy 30th ; in the Junior Girls 2000m Abbie Dunlop was 1st and Lucy Daly 8th and Caitlin O’Sullivan 20th. In the Inter Girls 2500m Muirean de Faoite 8th, Emilia Antolok 9th, Eabha de Faoite 12th and Aoife Reilly 15th and the team won first team prize. In the Inter Boys 3000m, Liam Palmer was 2nd and Michael Reilly was 3rd. In the Senior Girls 2500m, Alyce O’Connor was 1st, Rhona Randles was 2nd, Grace Sayers 5th and Caoimhe Daly 7th and the Senior Girls team won first team prize. Best of luck to our athletes at the South Munster Schools on Friday February 1st in Riverstick, County Cork.

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Thanksgiving Prayer to St. Jude. Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hope. Please intercede on my behalf. Make use of that particular privilege given to you to bring hope, comfort, and help where they are needed most. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven as I work with my challenges, particularly (here make your request). I praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen. MD

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Medical Services Dr. Vincent Boland Dr. Hilda Crushell Dr. R & B O’Driscoll Dr. Maria Quille Dr. Aideen Russell

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Health Service (Henry St) 076 1083086

Community Hospital 667 9500 South Doc 1850 335 999


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Veterinary Services

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Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Community Welfare Officer & Social Welfare 664 0050 Kenmare Community Alert Teddy O’Sullivan-Casey 087 670 5108

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