Kilcornan Jan 25

LOTTO: The Kilcornan lotto results for Saturday January18.

LOTTO: The Kilcornan lotto results for Saturday January18.

There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dips were won by: Nichola and Josie Dolan, Declan Shier,

Sinead and Chris Enright, Declan and Marita c/o Marita Sheehy. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,300.

CHURCH NEWS: The Eucharist Ministers for Saturday January 25 are Mary O’Neill and Margaret O’Leary, Minister of the Word is Margaret O’Leary. The Eucharist Ministers for Sunday January 26 are Josephine Horan and Kathleen Holland. Minister of the Word is Kathleen Kelly. We will have Mass in the Community Centre on Sunday at 2 pm before the Senior Citizens party.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The Senior Citizens party will be held in the Community Centre on this coming Sunday January 26 and will begin as usual with Mass at 2pm. This year’s party will be partly funded by the organisers of the Joey McElligott Memorial Day which was held on New Year’s Day, the proceeds of which have been given towards the Party. You will get your invitation during the week and we look forward to meeting you all next Sunday.

SET DANCING: Set dancing has resumed at 8.30pm each Monday evening in Kilcornan House. Beginners and advanced welcome. Dancing from 8.30 to 10.30.

GRANAGH DRAMA GROUP: Drama time again in Granagh - The Honey Spike by Bryan MacMahon.

Performance dates Friday, January 24, Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and again the following weekend Friday 31, Saturday, February 1, Sunday 2.

In the Community Centre, Granagh, 8.00pm nightly. Shop and Raffle each night. Adm: Adults €10, Students €5.

That very well know Kerryman, Bryan MacMahon was a prolific playwright, novelist, short story writer and a teacher by training. He was a founding member of Listowel Drama Group as well as its first producer.

In 1992, the eight four year old wrote his autobiography ‘The Master’, in which he recalls events from his forty years of teaching in Listowel National School.

The Honey Spike was first performed in the Abbey 1961 and again in 1993 with Garry Hynes producing. Many people regard it as his best play and novel.

Set in the 1960s, it is the romantic tale of a young tinker couple, Breda and Martin, travelling from their naive Kerry to the Antrim coast because they want to see ‘ the top of Ireland’. Breda has set her heart on returning to Kerry though. For, in Kerry, is the Honey Spike, the ‘lucky’ hospital in which her child must be born.

Producer Jimmy Sheehy has rounded up eighteen actors, some have two and three roles and there are three new members this year - Frances O’Kelly, Niall Clifford and Paddy Tierney.