Ballydehob Community Council Pedal Boats 2011

Ballydehob Community Council Pedal Boats 2011
Pedal boats available from Saturday 2nd July.
€10 per half hour. Fun for all the family.
Available on Ballydehob Pier. More information
contact Billy 087/6812347
Art Exhibition: There will be an exhibition of oil paintings entitled "Mount
Gabriel 2010" opening in Ballydehob on 28th July at the Haugaard Studio, (on
the Quay) by artist Damaris Lysaght. The exhibition consists of fifty paintings in
oil, all of Mount Gabriel, painted from her studio in Coolcaha, just a mile north
of Ballydehob as the crow flies. It is in essence a year-long diary of the
mountain, from season to season, early morning to nightfall in every weather.
The exhibition will run until 7th August.
Two Rivers Kindergarten is a small Steiner influenced pre-school located on the
beautiful grounds of An Sanctoir in Ballydehob. The Kindergarten caters for children aged 3-5 years. Activities include baking, painting, felt-making and garden
projects. The Kindergarten endeavours to create a home like atmosphere; the
children are actively involved in the daily rhythms from preparing food to setting
the table. There is a large outdoor play area with sandpit, swings, see-saw and
little willow houses. The Kindergarten opens Monday to Thursday from 9.30am
to 1pm and is now enrolling for the free pre-school year for September 2011. For
further information please call Noreen on 086 819 8171
Email Address: Please note change of email address for Community Council is
[email protected] and for Community Hall enquiries to [email protected]
Please don not use old email addresses from now on, Thank You.
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Community Council office
contact Noreen Dalton
Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, 9am-2pm,
028/37640 or 085/1824276
To place an ad or news for newsletter contact
Noeleen Murphy on 028/37463 or 086/3254214 email
[email protected] Ads are at a reasonable rate.
Ballydehob Community Council does not take responsibility for articles and opinions published.
On Monday June 20th a meeting took place with members of the Ballydehob Community
Council, the principal of St. Brigid’s school Mrs. Mary O’ Callaghan, some parents and
some of our local T.D.’s & councillors including Noel Harrington T.D. Michael Mc Carthy
T.D. and councillor Danny Crowley. The meeting took place at St. Brigid’s school to show
the public representatives first hand the mayhem that takes place every school morning
and afternoon as children are dropped off and collected from school. The former
minister for housing Mr. Michael Finneran at the end of 2008 sanctioned the transfer of
approximately ¾ of an acre of land opposite the school for a new health centre which has
parking for in excess of forty cars. The parking facility could be used in the morning and
afternoon to provide safe passage for the students attending St. Brigid’s school. The
T.D.’s & councillors acknowledged the delay in signing over the land to the community
council was unacceptable and gave assurances that they would deal with the matter
immediately and confirmed their support for the immediate provision of the car park.
Further updates regarding the above in next months newsletter.
In our last news letter I let you know of the Community Council’s intention to erect on
the Main Street a number of decorative flower stands. They were erected by Donie
Bohan and his team and everyone has been very happy with them and we thank Donie
& John Joe Bohan for their work. Unfortunately within a week or so one of the baskets
opposite Camier’s filling station was stolen and on Saturday 2nd July all the baskets from
the Post Office up were vandalised and will need replacing. This kind of behaviour is
disgusting to say the least and I would urge all the people living in the village to keep an
eye out for such behaviour. The baskets need constant watering and feeding and I would
like to thank the people of Ballydehob for taking care of the baskets so far. We will
replace all the damaged baskets and the vandalism is being dealt with by the Gardaì.
On Saturday July 23rd a fund raising night will be held at Vincent Coughlan’s pub to
provide funding for making access to Constable Lake which is a joint project between
Ballydehob Community Council and the Irish Fisheries Board. The lake will be stocked on
a weekly basis with permits for daily, weekly or annual fishing also being available from
the Ballydehob Community Council Shop. Boats will also be available for hire on the lake
again with payment to the Community Council Shop. Martin Swanton, Chairperson BCC.
Issue 7
July 2011
Ballydehob Community Council Weekly Private Lotto Draw: 100% of lotto funds
goes back into our local community. Last draw 02/07/11, no.’s were 7, 18 & 19.
Jackpot €4,800, No Winner. €50, Karen O’ Donovan, €40 Julie Pisani, €30 Bryan
Regan, €25 Nana Cotter, & €25 Anna Duggan. Next draw on Saturday 9th July.
Ballydehob Summer Festival: dates for your diary,
starting on Thursday 11th—Monday 22nd August, Old
Boats arriving on Saturday 13th, Street Sports on
Saturday 20th August from 7pm, Family Fun Day on
Sunday 21st in the Community Field & of course the
Fantastic Fireworks Display on the 12 Arch Bridge from
9:50pm. Full programme in the coming weeks. Updates
Jackpot is €5,000 and the draw takes place in Vincent Coughlan’s.
Country Music Night: Fundraising event for the Community
Council on Saturday 23rd July in Vincent Coughlan’s Pub,
Music by “Southern Country” kindly sponsored by Pat
Thomas. Tickets €5 which include a
chance to win 2 super spot prize.
Tickets on sale from any Council
member or Community Shop. Fancy
Dress optional, dust off your Cowboy
hats & boots. Special guest on the night DJ Dermot Moriarty
from Radio Kerry. Raffle to be held on the night with lots of Spot Prizes.
Blood in the Alley Productions: This is the third year of the West
Cork Fit-up Festival, which revives the tradition of professional
theatre companies touring shows to small rural towns and villages.
Blood in the Alley will bring these four productions to Heir Island,
Sherkin Island, Bere Island, Kilcrohane, Goleen, Lisavaird and
Ballydehob in August. The company will travel by land and sea in an
energy-sapping but exhilarating month-long marathon around West
Cork, brining first-class theatre to parts others just can’t reach. Schedule for plays
in Ballydehob Community Hall, Thursday 4th August, back by popular demand,
Catalpa by Donal O’ Kelly, Directed by Geoff Gould, @ 8pm, Tuesday 9th &
Wednesday 10th August, Woman & Scarecrow written by Marina Carr,@ 8:30pm,
Thursday 18th August Little Gem by Elaine Murphy @ 8pm, Sunday 28th August
Silent by Pat Kinevane @ 8:30pm. For the full Schedule of all the Plays &
information go to
Ballydehob Cardiac First Responder Group: are hosting a Family
Fun Day on Sunday 10th July in the Community Field, with lots to
do for all the family, BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Live Local
Bands & Children’s Activities, Teas & coffee being served in the
Hall by ICA. All monies raised will go
towards buying essential equipment & training of new
members. Please come along for a fun day out & support
your local volunteers in providing this vital & worthwhile
service for Ballydehob. More information or if you can
help out on the day contact Noeleen Murphy 028/37463
or 086/3254214.
Ballydehob Jazz Committee: are hosting their AGM
on Wednesday 13th July @ 8:30pm in the Kitchen of
the Community Hall. New members & volunteers are
invited & very Welcome to attend. More information
contact Chairperson Fiona Ashley 086/3767461 or
email [email protected] Website
Summer Féte: Church of Ireland are hosting their annual Summer Fete on
Wednesday 3rd August from 2:30pm in the Ballydehob Community Hall. Usual
stalls, teas & cakes, Fun Day for all the Family. Watch out for Posters for all the
information. Come along for a fun afternoon.
Ballydehob Parent & Toddler: needs a new committee to run the morning
sessions, anyone wishing to take over contact Noeleen Murphy 086/3254214.