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Friday 19th February 2021 Vol. 13 Issue 35


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LISTOWEL BIZARRE GROUP

The Listowel Bizarre Group have expressed their regret that because of Covid-19 they were unable to hold their Annual Christmas Draw, as soon as restrictions are lifted this draw will take place. The Bizarre Group would like to take this opportunity to thanks all those that supported them and also their sponsors. Anyone that wishes to join the draw can do so by contacting Bill Moloney on 068 22131, you will get three lines plus one free line for €5.

CAROLINE’S DÓTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS CAROLINE’S POD OF POSITIVITY Welcome to our weekly column and our pod of positivity. It is here you will find little tips and tools that help us to maintain a life of health, wellness, love, and gratitude as well as all the information on dóTerra’s powerful essential oils. We are well settled into February and this week we may look at what we can ‘Give Up’ or ‘Take Up’ that will benefit our health, mind, and body over the next 40 days on the lead up to Easter. Whether it be something different in a food choice or, a new goal or activity that you choose, or a new dóTerra essential oil to add to your collection, let it be something that makes you feel good about yourself in your daily life. A lot of us are sticking with the Self Care practices that will improve our Wellbeing and our Mind and journaling is at thebtop of many peoples list that they like to do. As an advocate for dóTerra essential oils I know how the oils can support the Body, the Mind, and the Mood and this week we look at dóTerra’s Aroma Touch Blend. Widely used as a massage oil for its comforting properties, this beautiful oil reduces stress and tensions in the body and mind. It has a very relaxing effect when diffused in a room and improves any massage experience with its soothing aroma. Apply Aroma Touch to your neck and wrists before you practice Yoga, as it creates a calm environment while meditating. This gorgeous blend also assists the body in calming, relaxing and releasing physical tension and on an emotional level it moves an individual from stiffness of heart and mind to openness and flexibility. It is also powerful in offering comfort in times of grief or sorrow. One can inhale straight from the bottle, diffuse or place a drop into the hands, rub the hands together and cup the hands and inhale deeply from them. I will be adding two to three drops of this soothing blend to my bath combined with Epsom Salt as part of my self-care routine. These oils can be used in three different ways: Topically – applying them on to our skin with or without a carrier oil. Aromatically – by placing a two to three drops into a cold-water diffuser and diffusing these oils in our homes, classrooms, offices, salons or places of work and business. And the third way, internally – by adding them to your favourite food, waters or drinks, or simply by taking one drop under the tongue daily. The oils are a natural solution to care for our needs and our Family’s health needs and they can support us in many of the following that we experience from time to time, such as: Anxiety Issues, Digestive Support, Sleep Assist, Muscle Care, Stress Buster, Depression, Grief, Energy Boost, Skin Support, Immunity Boost, Allergy Assist and so much more. For extra positivity and well-being, check out our Facebook page where we have information and videos on all dóTerra’s essential oils, and our newly addition of our Caroline’s Fashion Fix to uplift all our senses and wellbeing.

JORDAN “JUMPING FOR JOY” COLLECTING HIS NEW 211 TOYOTA C-HR AT KELLIHERS GARAGE, TRALEE

Irish Paralympic Tokyo 2021 bound athlete Jordan Lee seen here literally “jumping for joy” as he becomes a brand ambassador with Toyota main dealer, Kellihers Garage, Tralee. Collecting his brand new 211 Toyota C-HR from the team at Kellihers Garage over the weekend Jordan said “I am delighted to become a brand ambassador for Kellihers Garage and look forward to travelling to my training, competitions and preparing for Tokyo in style”. Toyota Ireland, named recently as the SIMI (Society of Irish Motor Industry) best selling car brand for January 2021 are an official partner to Paralympics Ireland. Toyota’s vision is to improve mobility for everyone and Tim Kelliher of Kellihers Garage, Tralee was keen to stress that “Kellihers see great potential in Jordan and for his future, he is an absolute credit to his community and his county. We are very proud to welcome him on board as a brand ambassador and we look forward to helping him anyway we can on his journey from the Kingdom to Tokyo and to fulfilling his ambition”. Driving in style, Jordan acknowledged the huge difference and great boost having his own car will mean to him “it will help me in a huge way, getting to crucial training sessions that perhaps in the past I was unable to attend as I always had to rely on others to get me there. Now with my Toyota C-HR I have my own independence and appreciate the helping hand from Tim and the team in Kellihers to get me from A to B and allow me attend the sessions I need in the run up to the games.

LISTOWEL GROUP LOOKING FOR NEW WALKWAY AND BELIEVE NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME

The Office of Public Works are due to start work on an embankment at the rear of The Listowel Arms Hotel and a group of Listowel people see this as a real opportunity to create a new walkway that will add a beautiful amenity to the town. The group say that this neglected area between Tae Lane and Lofty’s can be transformed in a new walk for the people of north Kerry and any potential visitors to enjoy. It would provide access to all areas of the town including access to schools, Garvey’s Shopping Centre, the new Primary Care Centre, Town Square, Town Centre and The Community Centre as well as joining with existing walkways. The area has become a dumping ground for people with little respect for this lovely town we live in and now is the time to change this into something beautiful. During our racing festivals the walkway would get worldwide coverage and this can be done now at a minimal cost while the OPW works are being carried out.

Until next time, I leave you with our thought for the week, ‘Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall’. Caroline X Tel: 087 292 1292 Email: carolinedhorgan@gmail.com

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CONCERNED RESIDENTS IN LISTOWEL ARE CALLING FOR ACTION

Pictures beloware from the entrance to Slí na Spéire, Clieveragh, Listowel sent in by a concerned reader. The sign reads: “To whom it may concern in Kerry County Council. Please prevent a fatal accident happening on the stretch of road by providing a footpath. Adults, Children, Mothers, Fathers with their Babies in buggies must rise their lives everyday and every night just to get to their homes. It is sad to think that in the years 2020. People risk their own lives and their children’s lives because they haven’t a footpath to walk on. Only a ditch to climb to get away from oncoming traffic. Footpaths are cheap, lives are priceless. And all ye are concerned about is a 40 million euro bypass.” Residents are very concerned about the lack of a footpath at the entrance to the estate in Listowel and are calling for Kerry County Council to intervene before an accident happens.

Norma Foley TD welcomes €29,546,648 in funding for regional and local roads in Kerry

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the announcement that €29,546,648 has been granted to Kerry Co Council under the 2021 investment programme for regional and local roads. In total €555m in Government funding will allow approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,450kms to be strengthened across Ireland. This tranche of funding will be used to provide maintenance and restoration works to a number of key regional and local road networks in Kerry.   In total 18 road projects in Kerry will benefit from the €29,546,648 investment which will supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure. Other projects covered by the scheme include bridge rehabilitation, drainage works and a   signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas.   Under the programme Tralee Northern Relief Road will receive €1,500,000 in direct funding while the Dale road (R556) has been awarded €2,500,000 for specific improvements.   Speaking on 15th February Minister Foley said: “The maintenance and improvement of our regional and local road network is vital for the connectivity of communities in Kerry. This funding will allow for crucial restoration and improvement works which will maintain a safe driving experience for all road users and ultimately protect lives.”   Breakdown in funding for Kerry County Council Restoration Improvement €12,166,500 Restoration Maintenance €2,036,000 Supplementary Restoration Maintenance €1,454,000 Discretionary Grant €3,960,000 Bridge Rehabilitation €580,000 Specific Imp. Grants €3,180,000 Strategic Regional and Local Roads €1,500,000 Speed Limits €9,250 Safety Improvement Work €470,000 Cycle Signs €44,000 Training Grant €105,000 Drainage Works €952,829 PSCI: Survey Support €34,000 Active Travel €1,571,767 Climate Adaption €343,502 Former National Roads €274,400 Community Improvement Scheme €865,000 Total Allocation €29,546,648

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COVID-19 CAUSES KERRY LEAVING CERT STUDENTS TO SUFFER HIGHER LEVELS OF STRESS, ANXIETY, LONELINESS • 86% felt that Covid-19 had worsened their mental health • 53% don’t know where to access professional mental health services Leaving Certificate students in Kerry have said that Covid-19 has had a negative impact on their mental health, while increased competition for 3rd Level places in 2021 is causing the most worry. 612 final year secondary school students in Kerry took part in an online survey to gauge how Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the Leaving Cert Exams have affected their mental wellbeing.   Initial findings from the survey, which will be published in full on Friday 19th February 2021, revealed that there are higher levels of stress, anxiety, loneliness, and disappointment in students since this pandemic began with students missing face-to-face contact and being in the presence of their friends. More than half (53%) of the students said they would not know where to go if they, or someone they know, needed help from professional mental health services right away. Kerry Mental Health Association received funding from Mental Health Ireland to carry out the research with the support of the Irish Second Level Students Union and Munster Technological University over a seven-day period at the end of January 2021. The General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association, John Drummey, said: “We believed it was necessary to ask students directly how they are feeling, what worries them the most and what they need to help them through the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic has impacted their mental health, with the Leaving Certificate and availability of 3rd Level places being the main concern of students. A concern for everyone is that over half the students don’t know where to go for professional help to deal with a mental health crisis.” Some of the key findings • 99% indicated that Covid-19 had created stress for them. • 86% of the respondents felt that Covid-19 had worsened their mental health, with over one third, 37% reporting that it had worsened their mental health significantly. • 90% of the respondents reported being very or extremely worried with regards the uncertainty of the Leaving Certificate taking place in July 2021, with over two thirds, 65% being extremely worried. • 90% of students were worried about the increased competition for 3rd Level places in 2021. • 73% of students said that when they are stressed, they feel their most important form of contact for their mental well-being is face-to-face contact. Julia Szarota, a Leaving Certificate student in Tralee, said: “Everyone’s being challenged at the minute, whether that’s because of isolation or illness or death around us. But we’re expected to do our assignments and treat everything as if it’s normal when it just isn’t. The whole idea of being faced with a traditional Leaving Cert is kind of ridiculous when nothing else is normal around us. It’s very difficult to hope for the best when everyday life is so stressful and then you have the pressure of the study and Leaving Cert on top of that.” The Class of 2021 in Kerry have mostly struggled to stay focused on their schoolwork despite the distractions of being confined to home during the lockdowns. They have found it challenging to maintain certain key self-care habits such as maintaining a routine, getting enough physical activity, or staying connected with others. Kerry Mental Health Association has invited representatives from groups involved in promoting good mental health in Kerry to review the survey findings and recommend how best to address the issues that have been raised. “This survey confirms that while school leadership is important for mental wellness, there is a need for a greater awareness of available mental health supports,” said John Drummey. The second part of the Kerry Mental Health Association survey of Leaving Certs also examined the issue of bullying in secondary schools and examined what kind of role social media plays in students’ lives. The full survey will be published on Friday 19th February 2021. If you or someone you know is experiencing a personal crisis, is unable to cope and needs support, text HELLO to 50808. You may also contact your GP and if someone’s life is in imminent risk, call 112 or 999 for emergency help.   Details of other resources are available from www.KerryMentalHealth.com/local-supports.

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SAN RITA WELLNESS

Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column… Welcome to San Rita Wellness weekly column

During normal times many of us would be looking ahead now and planning for various upcoming events such as Confirmations,Holy Communions,Weddings or Holidays. Not to mention St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and of course the big one Easter. However things have changed and some of these events have been cancelled or postponed. We all want to look and feel great for Easter so therefore we can look on Easter as a target for setting ourselves an overall personal goal. That means we are more likely to achieve it when we have a beginning and an end to that target. And it is now Lent, this could be an ideal time to set a goal for Easter as it may involve “giving up something” or “taking up” something for a period of six weeks. A goal for Easter may be for you losing 7 lbs, dropping a dress size ,seeing a new number on the scales or clothes fitting better. Know your goals Once you have decided what changes you need to make to your lifestyle and feel ready to make them, it can be really helpful to set yourself goals. Goals help you focus on making realistic changes that will make a difference to your lifestyle and will be personal to you. That means you are more likely to achieve them. When setting your goals ,make sure they are S.M.A.R.T. S - M - A- R- T-

Specific - A specific goal has a much greater chance of being achieved than a general goal. Measurable - Measure your progress weekly whether it’s the Scales, Clothes, Fitness or Mood. Achievable - Make sure your goal is achievable for YOU, that helps to make it more possible. Relevant - What will it mean to you when you reach your goal. How will you look, How will you feel? Timely - Every goal needs a target date. So there is a beginning and an end.

Now that you have set your goal it is time to recognise the changes you may need to make to your diet and lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you : • Eat regular well balanced meals and be aware of mindless snacking as the kettle may always be on the boil with everyone working or schooling from home. • Include plenty of fruit and vegetables. The recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables combined is 5 to 7 servings a day. • Plan your meals ahead of time. You will be a lot more organised and you will get more variety into your meals. • Drink plenty of water. It is recommended we consume 1 &1/2 to 2 litres a day. This is important to keep the body hydrated. • Be active for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. This not alone helps to tone the body but it is also important for our mindset. For extra support and for weekly accountability check us out on Facebook San Rita Wellness or sanritawellness.ie for details of our “At Home Service” or our “One to One Service”. Give us a call on 087 6718377 or 087 1012174

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BALLYLONGFORD

BALLYDUFF LOTTO RESULTS The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club weekly Lotto draw for Monday February 8th are as follows: The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 29 & 32. There was no winner of the €1,100 Jackpot and the following won €50 each: Mary O’Sullivan/Aidan Higgins, Ballyduff. John Paul Leahy, Abbeydorney. Mike Hussey, Lr. Ardoughter TV DRAW: Mike Slattery, Glounerdalive. Brendan Enright, Ardoughter. Jack Harrington, Addergown The Lotto Draw continues each Monday night at the Ballyduff GAA Clubhouse with €100 added to the Jackpot when it’s not won. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 and are available from the usual outlets. Please select four numbers from 1 – 32 and if you wish to change your numbers please contact Ballyduff GAA Club. Please support and remember “if you are not in you can’t win’. You may also play the Lotto online at www.ballyduffgaa.com. CHURCH NEWS All public Masses are cancelled until further notice. Sunday and Saturday vigils as well as daily Masses will be celebrated and may be accessed on the webcam or parish radio. Masses for the week: Friday 6.30pm: Stations of the Cross. 7.00pm: Martin Ross – New York & Lacca – recently deceased Saturday 6.30pm: Angela O’Carroll, Bridie & Patrick O’Connor - Group A Sunday 11.00am: Mass in Causeway Reader: Saturday February 20th 6.30pm – Eileen Dee Parish Office: will remain closed during the present lockdown. However there will be a phone service (066)7148404 during normal hours 10.00am – 1.00pm. Recording of Funerals: This service is available in both Churches. Recordings are made ONLY at the request of the bereaved family Newsletter: Items for inclusion in the Newsletter must be received not later than 1.00pm. on Thursdays please. Recovery Haven: Kerry Cancer Support House will have a 6 week “Thriving & Surviving” course online via Zoom commencing in March to help people recovering after cancer treatment. Are you interested? Please contact (066)7192122 SLIABH A’MHADRA N.S Enrolment of new pupils for September 2021 now taking place. Parents wishing to enrol their child in Sliabh a’ Mhadra N.S. should either download the form from the website, www.sliabhamhadra.ie or contact the school by emailing slmhadrans@gmail.com or phone (086)1967775. COISTE NA NÓG The first virtual Coiste Na nÓg Annual General Meeting was held on Friday night last. The following officers were elected for 2021. Chairperson – John Mike O’Connor Secretary – Martina Rochford PRO – Ailish Segal Coaching Officer – John Enright North Kerry Hurling Board Delegate – David Slattery North Kerry Football Board Delegate – TBC Thanks to everyone who tuned in for the meeting and best of luck to the officers in their positions. Also on the night we received a very informative presentation from Giles O’Grady, GDA on a new coaching template that he has been working on, and looks to have great potential in tracking and cultivating the development of individual players at all age groups. John Paul Leahy, Development Officer, also gave a presentation on the proposed improvements and expansion planned for the Club over the next number of years. It is a very progressive and ambitious plan and will benefit not only the Club but hopefully the wider Community. As is the case with any development, this will need the support of all parents and players to get off the ground. If anyone is interested in getting involved or is in a position to help with any fundraising endeavours please contact Noel Browne at 085-7805495. Every Step Counts: Well done to all our walkers and runners who this week walked/jogged over 900km. We are now at almost 2,000km with new volunteers coming on board on a daily basis. The challenge is to walk/run 4,000km over a period of 7 weeks finishing on March 3rd 2021. The aim of the challenge is to get out and get active and for all of us to do what we can. If we maintain these levels, we should have no problem in hitting our target. BALLYDUFF GAA NEWS Martin Ross R.I.P: Sympathy is extended to our Chairman Liam Ross and the Ross family on the death of Martin in the USA. Martin was a star midfielder in the 1955 Ballyduff Senior Hurling team that won Ballyduff’s second Championship. He was partnered by Brendan Hennessy and the same partnership was successful two years later in 1957. Emigration was rife in the fifties and Martin left for New York in 1958 where he worked for an engineering firm for almost 60 years. He made many trips home and always followed the fortunes of his native Ballyduff He is survived by his wife Mary and family May he Rest In Peace. Sadly just three of that 1955 team survive, Teddy & Brendan Hennessy and Richie McCarthy.

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CHURCH ARRANGEMENTS Masses at St Michael the Archangel Church in Ballylongford and St Mary’s Church in Asdee will continue being celebrated privately behind closed doors by Rev. Fr. Michael Hussey P.P. These new restrictions will once again prevent him from having a congregation at his daily or Weekend Masses in any of our two churches in the Parish. Masses will be celebrated privately. Regarding other religious services such as funerals, unfortunately the attendance at funeral masses and burials will again be severely restricted to a maximum of 10 people only. Weddings may take place but no more than 6 people may attend a Wedding ceremony. Both St. Michael’s Church and St Mary’s Churches will remain open each day for private prayer, but will close at 6pm daily. Mass Streaming: If you wish to watch Masses on the Internet, Masses will be live streamed from St Mary’s Church in Tarbert can now be viewed on line just go to the Church website which is stmarystarbert.com Vigil mass can be viewed on Saturday evenings is at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Also masses are streamed live from St John’s Church Ballybunion by going to St John’s Church Ballybunion Facebook page Mass times are Saturday evening at 7pm and on Sunday at 11.30am. You can watch any of these masses on your phone, tablet, computer or smart T.V. Parish Envelopes & Priest Salary Envelopes may be dropped into the presbytery letter box or handed in at the Parish Office. Parish Envelopes for 2021: This year, owing to Covid Regulations, we will not be able to deliver the parish envelopes to the houses. The boxes can be collected from the back of the church where they are arranged by townlands. Please note that as there is a new supplier of the envelopes, the numbers will be different to other years. If you cannot find your box, please leave your name and townland in the sacristy or the parish office. The boxes for Clounamon and Tullahinell are in St. Mary’s, Church, Asdee. BEREAVEMENTS It has been a very sad week in the Community as we lost two very humble, kind, generous and loveable gentlemen who were the backbone of this Community for numerous years. Firstly we learned of the sad news on Monday morning February 8th of the passing of Thomas Lyons R.I.P. of Graffa, Ballyline, who had passed from this life at the Bons Secour Hospital in Tralee. Tom as he was more affectionately known far and wide and his popularity was very much respected and cherished by all that had the pleasure of knowing him down the years. A native of Asdee where he had grown up as a very popular athlete. Back the years Asdee was well known for producing Handballers of a very high standard and in recent years both father and son; Pat and Eamon Lacey have taken part in competitions around the Country having plenty success at Masters and Junior Nationally and are still keeping the Flag flying. However, back in the 50s and 60s the late Tom Lyons came to prominence and excelled as one of the finest handballer’s to grace the handball alley in Asdee and further afield taking part in local tournaments partnered by Sean O Keeffe; his schoolmate and who later collected national glory they formed an almost unbeatable partnership and their clashes with the late Eddie and Christy Walsh who provided many memorable moments before huge gathering back then and which are still talked about this present day. He immersed himself in other activities such as fouling and shooting which he enjoyed and loved. A very tough footballer in his day, he graced the fields of North Kerry in his prime with Ballylongford as Asdee had no active club at the time. He was a strong link of the team during the 60’s playing at Centre field, and while major honours eluded them in those particular years, losing the 1961 North Kerry Championship to Moyvane was one of the severe blows. But he did get great enjoyment from the Parish League and was the backbone of a very successful Ballyline team for many a year. His other great recreations were Darts, Rings and Pool in which he won many tournaments. But while he excelled in all these areas, his big love was that for his family and having married the love of his life Mary (Née O’Brien) they settled in their family home in Graffa where they welcomed two sons and two daughters. Working was no burden to Tom and he will always be remembered fondly by all who knew him and especially the man on the red Zetor Tractor, which was so fondly part of his life. To his beloved wife Mary, daughters Bridget and Marie, sons Kevin and Jerry, grandchildren, great grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters in law, brothers-in-law, family relatives and wide circle of friends we extend our deepest sympathies. A private family Funeral took place for Tom, with the Requiem Mass being celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, on Wednesday morning last at 11 am, followed by interment at Lislaughtin Abbey. Then on Monday afternoon came the shocking news of the passing of Denis Keane R.I.P. of Tullahinell who passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family in the wonderful and fabulous care of the Palliative Care Team at Kerry University Hospital in Tralee. A very quiet, humble and very energetic man all his life, Denis grew up on the family farm in Tullahinell with his late father John and mother Breda, brother Eoin and sisters Mary and Sheila. He loved all the wonders of farming and growing up in the country from a very early age. He particularly loved the cutting and saving of the hay, the cutting, saving and drawing home of the turf from the bog all of these family traditions he cherished all his life. He was not afraid of work and at the young age of sixteen began his apprenticeship as a carpenter, on qualifying, he decided to go to England for a few years working and applying his trade in the buildings. On returning home, he met the love of his life Sarah Jane Dee, a native of Ballybunion and they married and settled in the family home in Tullahinell where they welcomed their three children Jessica, Jack and Elaine. He worked passionately in the building trade and applied his skill as a master craftsman, an outstanding man to cut and erect a roof to precise perfection. Indeed his work was praised and complimented by everybody whom he carried out work for and which he found to be very rewarding and there isn’t a road in North Kerry and beyond that he has either built or roofed or re-modified some house or building in his years of precision work to everybody’s delight. While being a man of few words he most certainly left a huge impression on everybody that had the pleasure of knowing him. But it is to his heartbroken family that we turn to at this time of such grief for them, to his beloved wife Sarah, his daughters Jessica and Elaine his son Jack, his brother Eoin, sisters Mary and Sheila, Mother-in-law Maura, sisters-in-law Siobhan, Louise and Joann, brother-in-law Diarmuid, nieces, nephews, his aunt Maryann O’Carroll (Abbeydorney), cousins and extended family we offer our deepest sympathies at this sad time. Denis’ cortege departed from the family home on Thursday morning travelling via Tullahinell, Asdee Village, Dirra, Tullamore, Doon Road before arriving at St. John’s Church, Ballybunion for 11am Requiem Mass, followed immediately afterwards by Interment in the adjoining church grounds cemetery. May the light of Heaven shine on both Tom and Denis and may their souls rest in everlasting Peace, May their fond memories be of comfort to their beloved families at this sad time. TARBERT POST OFFICE A notice from Michelle at Tarbert Post Office to say that special Greetings from Ballylongford St Patrick’s Day cards are now available at Tarbert Post Office. BEING NEIGHBOURLY Please be vigilant during this uncertain time and check on neighbours daily (at least) during these cold mornings, days, evenings and nights as the cold snap and this virus is most dangerous right now. Please remember to be extra vigilant as to the welfare of our elderly neighbours or indeed somebody living alone in these very trying times check to make sure they are warm and have food to eat and that they are in good health. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND ENSURE OUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAFE. INCLUSION OF ITEMS If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either estuaryprint43@gmail.com or estuarytrophies@gmail.com or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.

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school in Tarbert was that a very suitable site was availabe, work was well advanced on the construction of the new ESB Generating Station which would have a permanent staff of 150 and that there were planning applications for the building of 34 staff houses in Tarbert. Tarbert also enjoyed the advantage of thirty years of secondary school education with the existing St Ita’s College. Officials recommended that both parishes should come up with an agreed solution between themselves.

TARBERT NOTES E-MAIL ADDRESS; notesplynch@outlook.com or tel Patrick Lynch at 068 36117 before 7pm Sunday. CURSAÍ EAGLAISE St Mary’s Church is open each day from 10am to 6pm for private prayer. Fr Hussey celebrates Mass daily on Monday at 10am, this Ash Wednesday at 10am, Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am and these can be livestreamed from the church website -stmarystarbert.com. Ash Wednesday is traditionally the start of Lent when people are encouraged to abstain and give up something for the 40 day period of Lent. There is also a Trocaire envelope included in the box of envelopes and any monies saved during Lent can be collected for Third World Charities. The financial accounts for 2020 are now being audited and the Finance Committee will publish these as soon as the audit is completed. If you wish to contact the parish office you can telephone James at 068 / 36111. TARBERT GAA DRAW Comhghairdeas to Eoin Diggins, Pulleen on winning €500 In February’s Monthly 500 Draw. The next draw will take place on Monday 8 March. Tickets are on sale from Tarbert GAA committee members, at Tarbert Post Office and online at -tarbertgaa.ie WINDOW ON THE PAST 50 years ago in 1971, Contractors John Sisk & Company commenced work on the building of Tarbert Comprehensive School in Kilpadogue. This was the culmination of a long running saga involving the parishes of Ballylongford, Tarbert and Glin on the location of the proposed new School. Early in May 1967 the Kerryman newspaper reported on proposals to establish Post Primary Schools in Kerry, combining academic and technical subjects as part of a nationwide development in education. A meeting was convened in Tralee with Dept. of Education officials, school and community representatives and interested parties to discuss the proposals and possible locations of the new schools. Bishop Moynihan of Kerry spoke at the meeting which was presided over by Seamus McDwyer, Kerry CEO. A deputation from Ballylongford made the submission that they had been promised a new Vocational School four years previously, a site had been procured and planning was at an advanced stage. Tarbert’s case for the siting of the

In October 1967 the Kerryman reported ‘Ballylongford rejects claim by Tarbert and siting of Comprehensive School leads to a Feud’. In a statement to the Kerryman, Tarbert Development Association rejected claims of a feud and expressed the view that the Kerry Vocational Education committee would carefully assess the merits of both claims. A further meeting was held in Listowel convened by Mr. McDwyer at which both Tarbert and Ballylongford again made their submissions. Early in 1968 the Cork Examiner carried a report that Limerick VEC was seeking post primary facilities for Glin which had a long established secondary school. Glin’s claims were being supported by Minister Gerard Collins, TD from Abbeyfeale. In September 1968 the Kerryman reported that the Dept. of Education had selected Tarbert as the centre for the new Comprehensive School for the region. Tarbert because of its central location and potential for future development was selected as the location for the new school. Glin with an influential member at Cabinet was still pushing its claims. Tarbert Development Association members travelled to Dublin to meet the Minister for Education, Brian Lenihan, TD to make representations and to expedite the building of the new school. Finally, in 1973 the new Comprehensive School was officially opened and blessed by Bishop Eamonn Casey of Kerry with Minister Donal Creed TD in attendance. The Education sub-committee which had pleaded Tarbert’s case consisted of J. D .O’Connell, Chairman of Tarbert Development Association, Patrick Lynch, Secretary, Pat Carey, Finbar Carrig, VEC member, Michael Bunce and Brendan Scannell, NT. Tá siad go léir imithe ar shlí na fírinne anois ach amháin an scríbhneoir seo. SEANFHOCAIL NA SEACHTAINE Níl aon dá sheoid is luachmaire ná an óige is an tsláinte. Nothing is more valuable that youth and health. Níor bhris focal maith fiacail riamh. - A kind word never broke a tooth.

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LIXNAW GAA Split the Bucket Draw: Congratulations to Brandon Conway, Crotta, lucky winner of €115. Next week’s draw will be held at Lixnaw Post Office. Thanks for your continued support.

MOYVANE GAA CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of the €9,800 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 30, 31. Lucky Dips: €40.00 each: Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar. Jerry Harrison, Aughrim. Andrew Boyde, Leitrim Middle. Michael Lynch, Taxi, Moyvane. Eileen Cronin, Mail Road Cross. Thank you to John Flaherty, Bus Hire for helping with the draw. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page along with Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op.You can also contact any Committee Member. Current Jackpot is €9,900 and the draw will be held on Sunday, February 21, outdoors at Con Brosnan Park. As always thank you for your continued support. CLUB MEMBERSHIP: is now open for 2021, €40 for players and €20 for students and non players. Membership can be paid to any committee member. NATIONAL CLUB DRAW: Once again Moyvane GAA are selling tickets for the National Club Draw. Tickets are €10 and all proceeds will go to the players fund. More details will be on Moyvane GAA Facebook page in the coming days. Tickets can be purchased from the players or by ringing Club Chairman Micheal Walsh on 0879817883. TARBERT POST OFFICE Is now our local post office and as such should be supported. Rural Ireland has lost so many services in recent years that our attitude should be “what we have, we hold”. Greetings from Moyvane St Patrick’s Day cards are available at the post office and this is definitely a year to keep in touch with your relatives and friends. MASSES FOR THE WEEK CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Wednesday, February 17 is Ash Wednesday and is a day of fast and abstinence. Blessed Ashes will be available at both churches to take home. Mass at 7.30pm for Jim Normoyle, Kanturk & Glin, recently deceased. Thursday, February, 18 Mass at 7.30pm for Brenda Dineen, Lenamore (recently deceased), niece of Noreen Roche. Friday, February 19 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Dick Stack, Moyvane South. Saturday, February 20 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Ellen & Tom Culhane, Marian Place, Glin. (parents of Marian Quinn, Woodgrove) Sunday, February 21 Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Henry & Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim and deceased members of the Stackpoole & Meade Families. CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Sunday, February 21 Anniversary Mass at 9.30am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.. MARY O’CARROLL KNOCKANURE LEFT THIS WORLD LAST WEEK She taught in both Moyvane & Knockanure schools most of her working life. Mary was interested in all things local and was involved in much of what went on in Knockanure during her lifetime. May she rest in peace.

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The Lixnaw Hurling Club Lotto Draw 8th February 2021: Jackpot €4,900 winning numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, 19. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were: Maura McCarthy, Ahabeg; Tadhg Brosnan, Ahabeg; Yvonne Kerins, Ballinageragh. Next draw will take place on Monday 15th February 2021 Jackpot will be €4,950. Lixnaw GAA club lotto is now available online and you can play from now up to 8.30pm on Monday to be in the next draw. Details available on the Lixnaw GAA facebook page. Lixnaw GAA Club have just recently launched a monster Car Raffle Draw for a Hyundai Tucson Car. The funds raised from this raffle will be used to build a Ball Wall/Astro Turf Pitch. Tickets available from local businesses or www.lixnawgaa.ie ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH Webcam: you can join the Mass in Lixnaw on www.churchcamlive. ie. There are no public Masses taking place due to the Covid-19, this will be reviewed again at a later stage. The following are guidelines that have been issued: Public Mass is not permitted & churches may remain open for private worship. The Masses that have been booked and that will be booked, will be celebrated by Fr. Anthony on the date scheduled. Monday 15th February at 7.30pm for Dominic Lynch, The Village; Wednesday 17th February at 7.30pm Ash Wednesday for Caroline Dee & Michael O’Donoghue; Friday 19th February at 7.30pm for Pat Sheehy, Australia & Ballinagare; Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm for Thomas Kennedy, Ahabeg. IRREMORE CHURCH Webcam: you can join the Mass in Irremore on Facebook. There are no public Masses taking place due to the Covid-19, this will be reviewed again at a later stage. The following are guidelines that have been issued: Public Mass is not permitted & churches may remain open for private worship. The Masses that have been booked and that will be booked, will be celebrated by Fr. Anthony on the date scheduled. Sunday 21st February at 11.00am for Catherine Baily, Upper Tullig (month’s mind).

ONLINE PRE-SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION TALKS FOR PARENTS The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for parents whose children are going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr. Dan O’Connell will be presenting an online talk – First Communion Journey with your child on Tuesday 23rd February at 7pm. Dr. Patricia Kieran will be presenting an online talk – Confirmation Journey with your child on Tuesday 2nd of March at 7pm. Register online at www.dioceseofkerry.ie . For further information please contact by email desbailey@dioceseofkerry.ie or phone (064) 6632644. RECOVERY HAVEN Recovery Haven, Kerry Cancer Support House will have a 6 week Thriving and Surviving Course available online via Zoom, commencing in March (date to be confirmed) from 10.30am to 1pm. The course is to support people recovering from cancer treatment. If you are interested or would like to know more about this course, then please contact reception on 066-7192122. PARISH OFFICE The Parish office is open from 11.00am – 2.00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make contact with the office by phone only, for now. Tel. no (066) 7132111. COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024 CCÉ LEAC SNÁMHA We wish to extend our sympathy to Ursula Scullion Slattery and family on the recent death of her father, Tom Scullion, Bellaghy, Derry, ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Our music classes covering all ages and all instruments are up and running, places still available and all enquiries to our secretary Anne please on 087 6979334. To combat covid restrictions, this year our branch is organising ‘Féile Feabhra ar líne’ on 27/28 Feb. Part of this weekend includes a novice, fun music competition for U12 and 12-15 years, who has never won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any solo in the County fleadh or Ceol an Gheimhridh. To enter please email a short, one tune sound clip to feilefeabhrafuncompeitition2021@gmail.com before Wed 17th at 5pm. Winners will then be contacted to video their same tune for upload to our facebook page. For more details on this and the full weekend’s events please check ‘Lixnaw comhaltas ceolann’ facebook page and for all up to-date comhaltas news its www.kerrycomhaltas.ie, kerryccé facebook page and tweet@kerrycomhaltas. Slán tamall.

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BALLYBUNION BALLYBUNION NOTES If you would like to include anything in The Ballybunion Notes, please forward to email address below or send us a message to the Ballybunion Tourist Office Facebook page by 10am on Monday Ballybuniontouristoffice@gmail.com

O’GORMAN’S MEMORIAL VIDEO SERVICE O’Gorman’s Memorial Video Services provides a discreet and professional service for family and friends of loved ones capturing the funeral ceremony of the celebration of their loved one’s life. Please contact Michael or Mairead O’Gorman on 087-287-1202 or 087-749-7346

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Please note the change of dates calling ALL North Kerry Blood Donors the Clinic will be in Ballybunion Community Centre on Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th February from 4.45-8pm.

CAHILL’S SUPERVALU Is open from 7.30am to 9pm Sun to Thurs and 7.30am to 9.30pm Fri & Sat. We accept orders via phone for delivery around our community and for pick up. These orders can be placed on 068 27244 or email: svdeliveriesbb@gmail. com home deliveries are Mon to Sat. Please adhere to public health guidelines and advice before going to the shops or outdoors.

Please call 061-306980 to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT before you attend. To ensure good social distancing, we are keeping to larger central venues, and controlling the numbers with appointment-only clinics. New donors are always welcome.

CONDOLENCES Sincere condolences on behalf of the community to the family of Denis Keane of Tullahinell. May he Rest In Peace.

BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY FORUM FUNDING APPEAL Ballybunion Community Forum has organised a fundraising appeal to enable the Forum financially survive into the year 2021. For the past four years Ballybunion Community Forum has worked tirelessly to promote and market Ballybunion town in whatever way possible.

BALLYBUNION MEALS ON WHEELS The Ballybunion meals on wheels service will now be delivered 3 days a week. Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Fridays. Anyone wishing to avail of the Friday delivery please contact Eileen Fogarty on 086 2234 965 or Con McCarthy on 087 418 4241. The areas covered are Ballybunion, Lisselton, Asdee and Ballylongford.

We would appreciate any donation from home or from our diaspora abroad, no matter how big or how small. For that, we’d be eternally grateful. The go fund me page can be found under the following link Fundraiser by Ballybunion Community Forum : Ballybunion Community Forum Funding Appeal (gofundme.com)

The dinner will be delivered to your door by one of the men at the cost of €6 per meal

SAN RITA WELLNESS The good news is we will still be open to support you in every way with our “At Home Service”. This service is personal one to one and will keep you motivated, accountable and on track on your weight loss and wellness journey. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated. Please phone Sandra 087-6718 377 or Rita 087-1012 174 ONLINE PRE SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION TALK FOR PARENTS The Diocese of Kerry will be hosting two online events for Parents who’s child is going forward for the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Dr Dan O’Connell will be presenting an online talk – First Communion Journeying with your child on Tuesday 23rd February at 7 p.m. Dr Patricia Kiernan will be presenting an online talk – Confirmation Journeying with your child on Tuesday 2nd March at 7 p.m. Register on line at www.dioceseofkerry.ie. For further information email desbailey@dioceseofkerry.ie or phone 0646632644 MAURICE MULCAHY MEMORABILIA Family members are looking for Maurice Mulcahy Memorabilia, Posters, cards, Photographs, etc. We would much appreciate the opportunity to purchase and receive any memorabilia, or information. If anyone has anything could you let us know at the Tourist office. You can leave a message on the phone at 068 25555 email ballybuniontouristoffice@ gmail.com or drop a note through the letter box. PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG Please ensure that you clean up after your dogs while out walking. We are fortunate to have beautiful places for walks and it is vital that we keep these clean for all to enjoy. Toxocariasis is an infection caused by roundworm parasites. It is spread from animals to humans via infected feces.

BEALE GAA CLUB Beale GAA volunteers are available to help vulnerable people during these trying times. We provide non-emergency support for people living locally who may need assistance with shopping, fuel, medicine etc, being collected and delivered. If you need assistance or know anybody who does, call or text John (087 7534393) or Bríd (087 6686027) or any officer of the club. WHERE IS OPEN Marine Hotel Dial & dine Takeaway menu is available from 5pm Friday Saturday & Sunday. Delivery will be available for vulnerable customers. Phone 068 27139 Namir’s Resturant Is open from 12.30pm daily for Takeaways to place order call 086 386 2111 Grub Is open for takeout’s Thursdays to Sunday’s orders from 12pm for food between 5-9. And Sundays 3-9 Phone 087 247 5061 Seaside is open Saturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm (Weather Dependent) Gourmandises Time Open Saturday’s and Sunday’s 9-4 Ballybunion Post office Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm & Saturday 9am to 1pm Phone 068 27101. Our Servicer’s Include A.I.B. Banking and Ulster Bank Servicer’s. You can also pay your Utility Bills. Buckley’s filling Station Open 7.45am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, Are doing deliveries of food, household goods, fuel, gas or coal please phone 083 3921792 and would be happy to help.

Dog feces contain bacteria and worms, which can be particularly harmful to young children. It is picked up on the wheels of bikes and buggies and is brought into homes across the country. It is also a particular problem for wheelchair users. Please be responsible and clean up after your dog and not to forget there is a €150 fine.

Joyce’s Newsagents & Shop open seven days from 7.00am to 7.30pm.

PARISH ENVELOPES Envelopes can be dropped in the letterbox at the Presbytery Office on Church Road or Payment can also be made by electronic bank transfer to Account: Ballybunion Church IBAN: IE66BOFI90578228898502.

Lynch’s Hardware Monday to Saturday

Please give your name or envelope number and specify collection offertory/monthly/dues/debt etc POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT We currently have a few vacancies available in the Ballybunion Community Employment Scheme. If you are interested in these jobs please contact Patsy on 068 27799 or email saothairnanabhann@gmail.com. This is a development opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career BALLYBUNION TRIATHLON CLUB Ballybunion Triathlon Club will host its own triathlon on Saturday 17th July with a sprint distance triathlon, which involves a 750 metre swim in the sea, a 20 km cycle and 5 km run and the race is sanctioned by triathlon Ireland. You can sign-up for the race by finding it on the events calendar here: https://app.triathlonireland.com/race-calendar You can join the club using the link below, and searching for clubs in Kerry. You’ll find us there. https://triathlonireland.com/Get-Involved/Find-a-Club/ We’re working away on plans, merch and more for the year ahead and will share more news as we have it. If you’re interested please use the links above to sign up for the race and register for the club. For more information, email ballybuniontriclubgmail.com or phone Derek on 087 854 2199 BALLYBUNION PHARMACY For regular and repeat prescriptions please phone ahead on 068 27437 to order your medication which will ensure that it is ready for you and reduce your waiting time in store.

East 73rd Shop online at www.east73rd.ie shipping €4.95

Browne’s Butchers is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday and Monday 9am to 12.30pm. You can phone in your order that will be ready for collection or Delivery. Phone 068 27105. Bunyan’s shop is open from 9am-7pm Mon to Sat and 9am-2pm on Sunday. Please phone 068 27167 if you need anything. Takeaways & Fast Food Restaurants also open ST. JOHN’S CHURCH Celebration of Mass without parishioners is once again part of Covid 19 restrictions, but Mass will be celebrated and carried on Facebook live on St John’s Ballybunion page on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 10am, while the Vigil Mass will be at 7pm on Saturday and Sunday Morning’s mass will be at 11.30am. SEA & CLIFF RESCUE & CALOR GAS Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue are hoping to get some well deserved funds thanks to Calor Gas Ireland and Buckley’s Filling station. In a bid to recover the thousands of empty gas cylinders that are scattered around the country in caravan parks, campsites and elsewhere, Calor Gas are donating to charity €3 for every small cylinder and €6 for every big cylinder returned. So, for every cylinder returned to Buckley’s in the coming weeks and months, our much-valued rescue service will receive a donation. OFFICE/STUDY HUBS Are you tired of working from home, need some extra space away from your house? Need to get those students a study facility? Office/study hubs available for let. Socially distanced desk, broadband, PowerPoints, coffee making facilities, microwave, heating, lighting all included. Limited availability. Phone 068 27112

If you are elderly or unable to come to the chemiat please inform us and we will deliver to you.

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KILFLYNN JOE MCDONAGH CUP TEAM OF THE 2020 Kerry has 5 representatives on the GAA/GPA 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup team of the year. The Kingdom lost the Final to Antrim, who led the way with 7 players honoured. The Kingdom players selected are defenders Tomás O’Connor and Jason Diggins, midfielder Shane Nolan and forwards Shane Conway and Daniel Collins. The selection process for the GAA/GPA 2020 Joe McDonagh Cup Team of the Year included player and coach feedback and was finalised by an independent selection committee of journalists and referees. Congratulations and Well done to the Kerry players who were selected on the Joe McDonagh Cup team, especially the Crotta players Tomas and Shane. It’s a great honour for the players chosen and for their families and clubs who they represent. SYMPATHIES On behalf of the community, we offer our sincere sympathy to Gerard Hussey, Cappa, Kilflynn and to the Hussey Family on the death of his father, Brendan Hussey of Oakpark Demesne, Tralee and formerly of Ballymacelligott, who passed away peacefully, on Wednesday 10th February 2021. The death took place of Nelius Beirne of Dromcunnig, Abbeydorney and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee on Friday 12th February 2021. On behalf of the community, we also offer our sincere sympathies to his wife Elizabeth (Hayes) his sons Neil, Paul, his daughters Carina and Eibhlís, his siblings Patrick, Siobhan, Micheál, Deirdre, Sinéad, Emer, Colm, Marie, Fiona and Orla, aunt Beatrice, his uncles Billy and Con, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends. On behalf of the community, we also offer our sincere sympathy to John Hennessy, Keel, Kilflynn and his family on the death of his father, Sylvester Hennessy, Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney and late of Rathnure, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Peacefully at The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee surrounded by his family on Friday 12th February 2021. May They Rest in Peace. COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ALONE manages a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. CROTTA LOTTO RESULTS Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn was the venue for the Crotta hurling club weekly lotto draw on Tuesday 16th February. The Four numbers drawn out of the drum by the Independent observer: Graham Harris, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw were 1,16,25 and 32. There was no winner of the 2,200 Jackpot. Congratulations to the following who won €35 in the lucky dip draw: Dominic Kissane, Knockaunacurraheen, Lixnaw, Bobs Barry, Clounsillagh, Lixnaw and Noelle Heaton, Irrebeg, Lixnaw. Due to level 5 Government restrictions The Next draw will take place at The Crotta sportsfield, Dromakee, Kilflynn, on Tuesday 23rd February in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Note the cut off for entry to the €2,300 Jackpot draw (online or locally purchased) is 9:30pm on Monday 22nd February. Tickets available 3 for €5 online visit www.crottagaa.club or this link https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=427#Anchor or Herberts Village Store, Zam Zam Kabab, Foley Shop Lixnaw, Abbeydorney Post Office, Paddy Weir, Paud Tuomey or Mike Parker. Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Covid-19 restrictions have seriously hampered our fundraising and income. The Lotto is now the critical and only source of funds for the Club. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. ABBEYDORNEY PARISH - ST. BERNARD’S, ABBEYDORNEY - ST. MARY’S, KILFLYNN Masses and Intention for the week in Abbeydorney: Saturday 20th February at 6.00 p.m. John McCarthy, Knockbrack Kilflynn. Sunday 21st February at 10.00 a.m. Paud Sheehan, Boheroe & U.K. (recently deceased) J. J. O’Connor, Lissereen No Masses in Kilflynn. Churches open for private prayer Public Masses from St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney are streamed live on www.dioceseofkerry.ie, on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 10 a.m. Parish Office can be contacted by phone 066 4018996 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00a.m. to 1.00 p.m. or by email: abbeydorney@dioceseofkerry.ie CROKE PARK UPDATE GAA headquarters issued an update last week on the current Covid restrictions. A return to inter-county play is not permitted at present and this position is not expected to change in the coming weeks. The GAA’s Covid Advisory group expects that no on-field activity will be permitted until Easter at the earliest. It is expected that the Governments updated ‘Living with Covid’ plan will provide clarity on when clubs and counties can return to training and games in 2021. eVETTING AND SAFEGUARDING We have been notified that everyone who hasn’t done Garda evetting with the GAA or LGFA within the last 3 years must do so again. Also, a Safeguarding course which is a requirement must be done through the GAA / LGFA as other organisations and sports would not cover specifics. Child welfare courses are coming up online.

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Clodagh O’Connor from Listowel who lost her first tooth last week and had her first visit from the Tooth Fairy

Local man John O Connell enjoying a visit to Ballyeigh Car Park, Ballybunion with his son Allan while in the background is the Cashen River. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Former Causeway goalkeeper Charlie Diggins keeping fit while doing shopping in his local village on a cold afternoon last week. Photo Moss Joe Browne

Congratulations to Shane Nolan and Tomás O’Connor both Crotta and Kerry who were selected on the Joe McDonagh Team of the Year

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Michael and Joan Allen of Ballyhorgan,Ballyduff who were 50 years married last week. This was them on the day they tied the knot. Photo compliments of Moss Joe Browne

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LISTOWEL EMMETS LADIES

Listowel Emmets Ladies greatly applaud the tremendous work done by the critical healthcare workers in University Hospital Kerry caring for those effected by Covid-19. To show their appreciation the Senior and Minor teams have organised a 10k run/walk/cycle to be done individually within their own 5k restrictions area. Training has begun and they will run/walk/cycle the 10k on the 28th February.  Anybody can join, so please feel free to participate if you feel that you are up for the challenge.  Please support and applaud our healthcare workers by donating to the GoFundMe page: gf.me/u/zhy729

LISTOWEL CELTIC

Draw 15/02/21 - Numbers Drawn 8-20-22-30 Jackpot not won - Lucky Dip Winners €20 Breda Carty, Dirha East €20 Sean Gleeson, Ballygologue Park €20 Paddy Halpin, Ballygologue Park €20 Conor Moriarty, Kenny Heights €20 Martin Griffin, Charles Street Next Draw 22/02/21 - Jackpot €6,900 Tickets €2 or 3/€5 Yearly Ticket €70 or 2/€100 Tickets Available Sheahans XL NO.21 Off Licence O’Connells Decor Larry Buckley,Butcher

BEALE GAA

As of yet there are no details of the return to training or games which are not permitted under the current restrictions. We understand that there will not be any change to this position post-March 5th when the restrictions currently in place are reviewed. It is the view of the GAA’s Covid Advisory group that no on-field activity will be permitted - training or games - until Easter at the earliest. In the interim, it is expected that the Government will publish an updated “Living with Covid” plan. It is expected that this will provide clarity on when clubs and counties are likely to be allowed return to training and games. It should also provide clarity on when other off-field club activities may be permitted to resume. Beale GAA volunteers are available to help vulnerable people during these trying times. We provide non-emergency support for people living locally who may need assistance with shopping, fuel, medicine etc, being collected and delivered. If you need assistance or know anybody who does, call or text John (087 7534393) or Bríd (087 6686027) or any officer of the club. Almost 90 people are clocking up the miles for the club in the ‘Every Step Counts’ challenge. So far we have walked/jogged around 19,000km, getting some healthy, outdoor exercise while adhering to health guidelines. There are no actual prizes but everyone’s a winner! This initiative is all about each person winning a better life under lockdown - a bit of fun and a boost for their physical and mental health, while enjoying the great outdoors of Bal-

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lybunion, Beale and our surrounding area. It’s also heartening to see locals living abroad taking part. The event continues until early March. It’s not too late to join and take advantage of the longer Spring evenings. Simply download the MyLife App, join the Munster Challenge and select Beale GAA to get started. As outdoor gatherings are restricted under current guidelines, ensure you exercise on your own or within your social bubble during these times of social distancing. Abide by public health guidelines for participant safety and ensure you adhere to the latest public health guidelines throughout the challenge.

Lucky dip winners as follows €50 John Nolan Muhur Moyvane €30 Martin Lyons Dromerin €20 Tom Sullivan Shanacool €20 Pat Keane Clounmacon

MOYVANE GAA

MOYVANE GAA CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of the €9,800 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 30 and 31

ST SENANS GAA

GAA lotto draw results. Sunday 07/02/2021 Jackpot €6,100 No jackpot winner Numbers drawn were 1,2,29,31 Lucky dip winners €30 Keogh Heaphy Listowel C/O Jim Galvin. €30 Paddy Weir Kilflynn €20 Jumbos Listowel €20 Carmel Barry Tournageehy Lotto results Sunday 14/02/2021 Jackpot €6,200 No jackpot winner Numbers drawn were 5,11,27,28 Lucky dip winners €30 Timothy Quilter Mount Coal €30 Marie Daly Scartaglen €20 John Riordan Tralee €20 Mary Mangan Lyre Bottle of Whiskey Paddy Trant Toornageehy Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5 Next week’s draw at the Clubhouse Mountcoal, Jackpot €6,300 Tickets available at Kellys Six Crosses, from club officers, Lotto sellers or play online. Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe.

DUAGH GAA

No winner of the jackpot of €4600. Numbers drawn 4, 14, 18,2 3. €50 Joan Buckley Listowel €30 Kay Mulvihill Moyvane €20 Tim McKenna Lyre €20 Kathryn Kelly online €20 Sean, Thady & Bèbhinn Quirke Sellers prize John Dennehy Next weeks jackpot: €4700 Match 3 winners Donie Fitzgerald and Tom McCarthy Thank you all for your continued support

CLOUNMACON GAA

Thank you for supporting our online lotto No winner of jackpot of €4700 Numbers drawn 2,7,12,31

Lucky Dips of €40.00 each: 1. Donal Enright, Enrights 2. Jerry Harrison,Moyvane 3. Andrew Boyd, Leitrim Middle 4. Micheal Lynch, Taxi 5. Elieen Cronin, Mail Road Cross We would like to thank John Flatherty Bus Hire Tickets are available Online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page along with Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op.You can also contact any Committee Member. Current Jackpot is €9,900 and the draw will be held on Sunday, February 21st outdoors at Con Brosnan Park at 8pm. As always thank you for your continued support. #UpTheBoro Club Membership: Membership is now open for 2021. €40 for players and €20 for Students and Non Players. Membership can be paid to any committee member. National Club Draw: Once again Moyvane GAA are selling tickets for the National Club Draw. Tickets are €10 and all proceeds will go to the players fund. More details will be on Moyvane GAA Facebook page in the coming days. Tickets can be purchased from the players or by ringing Club Chairman Micheal Walsh on 0879817883.

LIXNAW GAA

Split the Bucket Draw: Congratulations to Brandon Conway, Crotta, lucky winner of €115. Next week’s draw will be held at Lixnaw Post Office. Thanks for your continued support. The Lixnaw Hurling Club Lotto Draw 8th February 2021: Jackpot €4,900 winning numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, 19. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were: Maura McCarthy, Ahabeg; Tadhg Brosnan, Ahabeg; Yvonne Kerins, Ballinageragh. Next draw will take place on Monday 15th February 2021 Jackpot will be €4,950. Lixnaw GAA club lotto is now available online and you can play from now up to 8.30pm on Monday to be in the next draw. Details available on the Lixnaw GAA facebook page. Lixnaw GAA Club have just recently launched a monster Car Raffle Draw for a Hyundai Tucson Car. The funds raised from this raffle will be used to build a Ball Wall/Astro Turf Pitch. Tickets available from local businesses or www. lixnawgaa.ie

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NORTH KERRY GAA

Minor County Development Squad

For the first time in many years the District of North Kerry Football have a large representation from the district taking part in the coaching program of the Minor County management working on individual training programmes at home. This is a huge achievement for these younger than normal Minors as you know these players will all be under the age of 17 years. John Moloney R.I.P The North Kerry Football Board would like to remember John Moloney who’s untimely passing on Sunday 31st January. John became part of the Board , at the Annual Convention of 1990. When Micheal Lynch and Mike Collins brought it before an Officers Meeting, ratifying John as the accountant to have control over the Financial Accounts of the Board going forward, this is a position that John remained in for 31 years. But John was much more than our financial adviser; he was a sponsor of the Junior Championship and graced many a pitch throughout North Kerry handing out the coveted prize to the winning team with a great smile and a friendly handshake. He was a true Gael, he followed the GAA with all his heart, Moyvane, Clounmacon, Feale Rangers, the Bernard O Callaghan Senior Championship and his beloved Kerry. But more than any of that John Moloney was our friend, respected highly by current and past officers alike and was always at the end of the phone when needed. John has

left a gap in our structure, a place of trust which will be hard to fill. Ratification of North Kerry Sub Committee’s The following sub committee’s were ratified at the February Delegate meeting which took place over the forum of Zoom on Tuesday 2nd February. C.C.C Johnny Stack - Chairman Mairead O Sullivan - Secretary Bridget Liston - Assistant Secretary Ger Moran- Ballydonoghue Jack Harrington - Ballyduff Patsy Coughlan - Asdee Jim Galvin - St Senans Communications Bridget Liston - Chairperson Mairead O Sullivan - Secretary P.J Mulvihill – Assistant Secretary Jack Hennessey - Asdee Aine Cronin - Moyvane Finance: John Joe Walsh - Chairman

Denis O’Connor – Secretary Johnny Stack – Board Chairman Nellie McAuliffe – Brosna Referee’s Johnny Stack Chairman Tom Moran Secretary Eddie A Walsh Board Member Stephen Mulvihill Ballylongford Seamus Mulvihill St Seanans Votes of Sympathy Moloney Family, Moyvane, Kiernan Family, Dun Laoighre and Ballygologue Road,Flanagan Family, Ballyduff & Listowel, Guiney Family, Coolaclarig,O’Sullivan Family, Cahirdown Listowel, Carey Family Rathea / St Senans, O Callaghan Family Banemore / St Senans, Foran Family Irremore / St Senans, Scanlon, Linnane, Jones, Foran, Browne, O’Carroll, O’Gorman, Hennessy, McCarthy, Barry, Maloney and Mulvihill families Ballybunion, Sheeran Family, The Kelly Family & John Martin Heaphey Duagh, Hayes, Kirby, Mulvihill, Carmody, Prendiville, Dillon, Cronin, McEnery, Pearse, Buckley, Sheehan, Shanahan, Thompson, Nolan, Enright, Stack, Dore, O’ Brien, Walsh, McEnery, Moloney, Fitzmaurice, O’ Flaherty, Cunningham, Stack, Kennelly, Broderick, McGrath, Moloney Families Moyvane.

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But it is so important that we know that Jesus is going to return. In the Word of God Matthew Chapter 24:44 we read “So you also must be ready because the Son of man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him .”

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It may sound like science fiction or the stuff of fantasy but the bible assures us that the “Word of God is true” Gospel of John chapter 17:17.

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Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours.

This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. A.K.

Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.C.

UNFAILING NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY “Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints” O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble and anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. In Thanksgiving. S.M.

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. C.D.

Again in 1John Chapter 2:28 we are told

TO LET

MOTORS

But there is another event which will certainly impact every human being on earth much more than the pandemic, an event which gets very little press. That event is the return of King Jesus to this earth.

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

“If l go and prepare a place for you, l WILL COME AGAIN, and receive you to Myself, that where l am there you may be also.” A sobering thought Yours sincerely, Bridie (Dillon)Hartney

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity (Mention your request here)

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. M.T.

There are none that can withstand your power. Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Amen

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

This prayer is never known to fail. It is to be said for 3 consecutive days. Publication on granting of the favour must be promised and done. S.B.

ST. FAUSTINA’A HEALING PRAYER “Jesus may Your pure and healthy blood circulate in my poor ailing organism, and may Your pure and healthy body transform my weak unhealthy body, and may a healthy and vigorous life flow once again within me, if it is truly Your Holy will.” Amen. T.W.

Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked many favours. This time I ask you this special one, (mention favour). Take it dear heart of Jesus and place it within your heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times for three days and your favour will be granted. Never been known to fail. Must promise publication of prayer. B.C.

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