Get well soon: A speedy recovery to all who are ill in the area at the moment. We include Pakie Lynch, Dromin, Stephen O’Halloran, Bruree, and all in Beech Lodge nursing home. Let’s hope and pray for a quick recovery for all.
Mass in forest: A special mass will be celebrated at Ballinruane, Kilmeedy, on Sunday August 25 at 2pm to commemorate the former workers in the forestry over the years. It is hoped that the unique mass at the Ballinruane forestry gates will be fully supported in the locality and the weather will stay fine.
Happy birthday: A number of people celebrated their birthdays in early August: Mike Reynolds, Ida Hogan Meany, Breda O’Leary and Alice Ring Falcon.
GAA club results: Granagh/Ballingarry minor footballers beat Galtee Gaels 2-8 to 2-6. It was an exciting championship result for the local GAA club. In the senior hurling, Doon had seven points to spare in their 1-20 to 1-13 win over the combined parishes side. Our senior hurlers will be hoping for a change of fortune in the county cup versus Ballybrown and Garryspillane.
Minor footballers’ next round will be against St Senan’s on August 16 at Foynes, 7pm. The local GAA club lottery jackpot of €20,000 continues as next week’s top prize in the weekly draw.
Bruree feature Sean nos/Trad: Last Friday night’s Bruree Rambling House in the Maigueside village featured a great variety of traditional entertainment. There was some unique sean nós dancing on the guard of a common “horse car” by Michael McElligot, Cnocknagreinne, and a two-hand Northern Ireland hornpipe dance performed by Muara and Pat Lyons, Ballyphookeen. “An Coolan” gaelic song was sang by Daithi O’Riordain, Granagh. The variety of musical instruments included three harmonicas, five accordions, a concertina, a tin whistle, three guitars and a fiddle. John O’Riordain, Granagh, was the invited MC for the August session. He called for a minute’s silence as a market of respect to the late Dan Crowley, Mrs Julia McGrath and the late John Hughes, who was a local Rambling House performer for almost 30 years.
Sympathy: The general community extends sincere sympathy to the family, relations and friends of the late Dan Crowley, Bruree, who was suddenly called to his eternal reward last week. Deepest sympathy also to the family and friends of the late Julia McGrath, Bruree, who also passed away. To the Fitzgerald and Gorey families on their recent bereavements. May they rest in peace.