Church News: Mass in Broadford for the month of October will be on Saturday evenings at 7.30 and on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. The Mass on Saturday evening will incorporate the Harvest Thanksgiving mass and the Archbishop Duhig Memorial mass. Reader for Saturday evening is Marian Brosnan and the Eucharistic Ministers are Rita Barrett & Ciss Collins. The reader on Sunday morning is Kathleen Barry and the Eucharistic Ministers are Garry and Nora Kelly.
Jazz Concert: The performers at the Jazz Concert in the Community Centre starting at 9 o’clock on Friday October 18 will be Laoise O’Hanlon (vocals), Ken Marshall (saxophone), Cormac McCarthy (piano) and David Duffy (double bass). Laoise, Ken and Cormac have already appeared in Broadford at our Annual Summer Concert, where their talent and versatility greatly impressed the audience. The inclusion of the double bass on this occasion will be a bonus for performers and audience alike. Please note that there will be a wine reception from 8.15pm onwards. Admission (including wine reception) €20.
Forestry Commemorative Mass: This year been the 60th anniversary of work commencing in the Forestry along the Limerick/Cork border on the Mullaghareirk mountain range from Broadford to Mountcollins in 1953, a Commemorative Mass to remember and honor the deceased members of that era and also remembering former and present workers will take place on Sunday October 13th at 3pm in Dromdeveen on the Lake Road at the entrance to the forestry. The route will be sign posted from the villages of Broadford, Ashford and Tournafola. Light refreshments for all afterwards. Everybody is welcome.
Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and Archbishop Duhig Memorial Mass: The Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and the Archbishop Duhig Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm in Our Lady of the Snows Church Broadford on Saturday October 12th.
Gathering Events: The “Gathering Festival” week- end is arranged from Friday October 18 to Monday October 21. The opening event on Friday October 1 will be the exhibition of the Irish Folklore essays and stories written by pupils from Broadford and Knocktooch National Schools in 1937-1938, this will take place in the Library at 7.30pm. At 9 o’clock in the Community Centre the Jazz Concert which includes a number of the Summer Concert performers who have trilled audiences in Broadford in the past. Saturday 19th will be another opportunity to see the Broadford and Knocktooch Irish Folklore Commission Project written by pupils from both schools in the1937 -1938 period at 12 o’clock in the Library and at 2.30pm we will have action from “A Day at The Forge in Bygone Days” (this will include the shoeing of a horse, riveting and banding and more, this should bring back some memories) and include exhibitions of other old handcrafts and the viewing of old machinery, all will take place at Duggan’s Forge and the Banding Field and that evening at 8 o’clock we will have another opportunity to view the Folklore Commission work and the Handball Club history with photos and memorabilia of past events in Broadford again in the Library. At 9.30pm in the Community Centre will be the very popular Halloween Fancy Dress Dance. On Sunday due to the County football final the Broadford Families Gathering Parade will start at the earlier time of 12.30pm and will be led by the Newcastle West Pipe Band. Everybody will assemble at the Enterprise Centre (the old Creamery and parade to the Millennium Garden where a plaque will be unveiled to mark the year of the Gathering. Sunday night will be the Rambling House in the Community Centre with the Avondue Rambling Group and other artistes are also welcome. And Monday night we will have the Monster 45 Card Drive in the Community Centre. Full bar facilities will be available on Saturday, Sunday and Mondays in the Community Centre. You are invited to the Monday night weekly meetings to finalise the programme of events at 9pm in the Community Centre. The Festival T-shirts for all ages and all sizes are now on sale. Contact the Resource Centre. Visit us on www.facebook.com/broadfordgathering2013 for details and updates and you are invited to place your own comments.
Fundraising Table Quiz for Milford Hospice: Many thanks to all who supported the Milford Hospice Walk of Life fundraising Table Quiz at Neenans Bar A special word of thanks to our excellent Quiz Master Coireall McCurtáin for his help and thanks to the winners on the night; Hannah and Denny McCarthy, Niall Forde and Willie Duggan who very kindly donated their 1st prize to the Hospice To all who sponsored Raffle prizes and handed in cash donations go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir. A further Fundraising Quiz will take place on Friday October 11th in the Corner House Bar Dromcollogher at 9.30pm. Tables of 5 (€50). Please come along and lend your support to this worthy cause.
Crochet and Craft Class: This class takes place in the Day Care Centre Broadford on Tuesday’s from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members welcome
GAA Lottery Draw: The Drom/Broadford lottery draw held on Monday night September 30th at the Neenans Bar and the numbers drawn were: - 2, 10, 12 and 29 The jackpot prize of €8,000 was not won. The Match 3 prize of €100 was won by Pat O’Brien Feohanagh. The lucky dips of €50 each were won by Betty Reidy Dromcollogher and Micheal Mulcahy Broadford. Next week’s Jackpot is €8,100 (win or share) and the match 3 prize is €100 (win or share) will be held on October 7th in the Corner House Dromcollogher. Tickets are available at €2 each or 3 for €5 from committee members, all business places and the Club Box in the square Dromcollogher.
Broadford Playground: The new playground in the Community Sportsfield will be open to the public on Saturday next October 12. This is a very modern and beautifully laid out facility which will be a great asset to the children of the area. Everybody is welcome.
Cards at Neenans: The 1st prize was shared between Timmy Murphy Springfield and Jim O’Connor Ballinlongig and John and Mary Madigan Cooleyroe. The spot prize went to John and Mary Madigan Cooleyroe. The raffle winners were: 1st prize: - €35 Jim O’Connor Ballinlongig. 2nd prize:-€20 Tom Ahern Ratheenagh and 3rd prize:-€10 Brendan Kelly. The cards continue every Monday night starting at 9 pm.