Friday, 5 April 2013


Died Recently

We extend our prayers & sympathy to the families, relatives & friends of

Margaret (Moira) Glazebrook (nee Murphy) (Market Street, Bantry),

Nigel Kingston (Lisheens, Kealkil & Enniskeane)

Paudy Daly (Maughnaclea, Kealkil) &

Kathleen O’Shea (Ahilbeg, Kealkil).

May they rest in peace
Spring Stations
 Weds. 10th April @ 11am – Jack & Helen Matson – Seskin
Tues. 16th April @ 11am – Kathleen O’Sullivan (Seaview) – Ballylickey, Lahern, Gortagaree, Reendonegan, Goreemore, Dromloughlin, Dromdaniel, Crossoge, Dromaclarig.
Sat. 20th April @ 11am – Finian & Anne O’Sullivan – Beach, Cappanaloha, Dromreig, Dunbittern, Shanavalla, Dromacusane, Gorteen, Dromcloch, ardihoulihan Aghahogeen
We ask those parishioners who are thinking of hosting the Spring Stations this year to please contact the parish office (56398) or one of the priests. Thank you.
Recent Parish Baptisms:

Aoife Doirín McCarthy (Cahermuckee, Kealkil),

Finbarr Timothy O’Donovan (Reendesert,Ballylickey),

Davin Maitiú Collins (Dromleigh South, Bantry),

Annie Kate Hourihan (Kealkil Village)

We welcome them into our Christian Community.

Mealagh Valley Community Centre Car Boot Sale & Coffee Afternoon - Sunday 7th April 2.00pm - 5.00pm at the Mealagh Valley Community Centre. Charge €10.00 per car. Must be set up before 2.00pm. Great chance to get rid of unwanted clutter or if you are looking to get a bargain. All proceeds go towards renovation of the Community hall.
Derrycreha National School is having an open day on Tuesday 16th April, 2pm-4pm for all children who wish to enrol in 2013/14. For further information contact the school on 027-63143.
A talk on the History of Kealkil Creamery and the Coop Movement will be given on this Monday 8th April @ 8pm in Mobile Community Facility, Drinagh Co-op Kealkil .  The Talk will include information on the rural and farming life of the locality from early 1920 onwards. Limited places, Booking recommended. Tel. (086)2385611. Free entry. All welcome.
Bantry Tidy Towns
Local "Spring Clean" will take place on Monday 8th.April 7pm at the fountain in the square.New members would be especially welcome.Refreshments will be kindly provided by O'Keeffes Super Valu.
The 2013 National Spring Clean- Cork section-will this year be launched in Bantry on Thursday 11th. April 11am. also at the fountain. Do come along and show your support.
Bantry ICA are holding a coffee morning in aid of Suicide Awareness in the Christian Fellowship Hall (near Cinemax) on Friday 12th April next. 10am-12.30pm. Please support.

Preparations are underway for St Colums Drama Group’s latest production! This spring is a comedy - ‘The Same Old Moon’ by Geraldine Aron - a sometimes raucous, but very entertaining play. It features the story of Brenda Barnes, Who can’t wait to leave her dysfunctional family behind in the West of Ireland, and forge ahead with her writing career in the glamour of London. The diverse and eccentric charcters that are her family and friends make for an interesting story spanning 40 years - with Mother Superior giving 9 year old Brenda the key to the wonderous knowledge of procreation! The play will run for 2 nights at St SColum’s hall at Pearsons Bridge, Ballylickey, on the 19th and 20th April – tickets are available on the door, or at Burkes Gala, Kealkil, Cronins Supermarket, Ballylickey and other outlets to be announced. May not be suitable for young children.
Host Carers sought for CoAction’s Homelink Service
After the success of our new respite venture  - Homelink, CoAction are looking for individuals or families that are interested in sharing their homes, their lives and their friendships with a child or adult with an intellectual disability and/or autism to expand this service. Homelink involves having a child or adult visit your home for short breaks & caring for the guest as a member of your family. CoAction provides training & on-going support to Host Carers therefore no previous experience is necessary. If you would like more info. please contact Emma O’Sullivan on (023) 8855505, 086 0278982 or
Family Friends and Carers of those in Mental distress (In conjunction with the West Cork Mental Health Co-Operative Leadership group).If you care about someone in mental distress and would like the chance for a small group discussion regarding: Taking Care of the Carer & The importance of Peers for advice & Emotional Support
Come join us in Dromleigh Resource Centre, Bantry on Monday 8th April at 7pm Speakers – Sally from West Cork Carers & Joe Daly Carer. For further information contact Catherine 087 2288303 or Theresa 0879874650


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