Church Gate Collection – No Church Gate collection taken at St Mary’s Church, supported by Ballyhia Parish. Any group or organization intending to gather outside the church gate is asked to present at the sacrifice copies of the authorization letters of those gathered on their behalf, as well as copies of their permits. This must be done before collection begins.
Ballyhiya National School
Enrollment forms are now available for September 2022. For more information please contact the office on 063 81086 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballyhea Preschool – New Build
There was a bake-off vibe to fundraising activities with a bake sale in the community hall next to the preschool. Many thanks to the very talented bakers as well as their little helpers for all the delicious treats. Special thanks to the sponsors for their support in presenting the raffle prizes on that day. An impressive total of €1973.65 was raised.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for details on upcoming fundraising activities. For now all that can be said is that there will be fun and super prizes. More information and updates regarding the project and fundraising activities can be found on Facebook here.
Several volunteers are helping bring the project to life and many roles have already been filled, although the board is looking for help to fill the role of treasurer. If you are interested, please email email@example.com. Assistance in role change will be provided.
GAA Club Notes
Lotto – The numbers drawn on July 23 were 11, 35, 39. There was no winner for the €9,200 jackpot. €30 each lucky-dip winner: Denise O’Kelly Beachwood Drive c/o Mike O’Kelly, Helen O’Doherty Ballinadridine, c/o Jim Codd, Margaret O’Sullivan Luffy c/o Margaret O’Sullivan.
The next draw for the €9,300 jackpot is Saturday, July 30. Receive your tickets from Costcutters Ballyhia, Corbett Court, The Idol Hour or any ticket vendor before 5 p.m. Saturday or can be purchased online at play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=199#Anchor. Your continuous support.
In view of the persistent COVID-19 situation and to ensure transparency and integrity in lottery draws, the club has decided to hold the lottery draw on Saturday night. The first three numbers of the National Lottery Main Draw will be the jackpot number. If a number greater than 42 is drawn in the first three, the draw will continue and the next number under 42 will be drawn.
The club appreciates the support of lottery players and supporters during this difficult time and is very grateful for your continued support. Keep safe and good luck in the draw.
Online Shop – The club’s online shop is proving to be very popular. All the latest club gear can be purchased from O’Neill’s website. Check it out at oneills.com/shop-by-team/GAA/ireland/ballyhea-GAA.html
Instagram – The club can now be followed on Instagram. Visit BallyhigaClub to see the latest club photos.
Ballyhea Community Alert has successfully established a text alert network to immediately alert our community when an incident occurs. Prompt notification to and from Gardai prevents criminal activity. If you are interested in becoming a member of our text alert network, please call any of the following people for information and sign up details – Phil Ryan 087 2937465, Pat Daly 086 1220114, James Horgan 087 2572271, Willie Meaney 087 1936842, Conn Walsh 086 8570355. The fee for this service is €10 annually.
For some time now there have been requests from Cork County Council and Bus ireann for the provision of a bus shelter in Butevent. It has come to the fore that work on the shelters will start in the near future. With the number of people, the usage of the service is increasing day by day, this news will be welcomed by all the people who use the service especially in bad weather conditions.
Motorcycle Memorial Run
The annual Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run has been arranged to take place on Saturday 16 August this year. This annual event, in limited capacity over the past two years, was also affected by the COVID-19 restrictions.
This is the 10th annual event of the event and there is no doubt that it will be strongly supported. Sign-in is at HQ Kit Roches Bar from 10.00 a.m., and the run will begin at 12.30 p.m. (at lunchtime). The beneficiary of this annual event is Pieta House, whose staff and officers do untold work for those affected by mental health issues. Admission is by donation, and all funds collected will be donated to Pieta House, adding to the many thousands of funds donated by the group over the past ten years. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Now that most schools are closed for their summer holidays, there will be many young people around public streets and sports areas. Keep a watchful eye when traveling, so while traveling, by any means, observe all movements, pedestrians and traffic.
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Lisgriffin, is celebrating 125 years of service to the parish of Butevent this year. The church in Lisgriffin was consecrated by the then Bishop of Cloyon, Bishop Brown, on December 8, 1897, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church has, over the years, remained a main stay in the parish, and serves the parish accordingly.
With the lifting of Covid-19-restrictions and a return to some form of normal life, the annual Cahirami Fair returned to the streets of Butevent this year. Last Tuesday, July 12, the fair was in full swing, and there was some gathering of people and their animals about three or four days before the actual event.
Merchants, dealers, visitors and the general public visit the fair, which has been taking place for centuries, and is part of local folklore and history. It is also a great occasion when friendships, renewed, and memories, are rekindled, and migrants, on holidays, return home for the occasion.
This year, general public numbers appeared to be minimal compared to previous years, even though there is an abundance of horse animals available. Before the day of the fair, there was also a good deal of sales. Perhaps people were a little apprehensive, with the presence, covid is still prevalent. Undoubtedly, fair attendance will return to previous numbers in the years to come.
The Father, Eugene Baker, PP, has recently returned to parish duty after a break.
Soccer Club Summer Camp
Buttevant Soccer Club held its annual summer soccer camp again this year, which was a surprise success. This year the camp was organized between the dates of July 4 to July 8.
The art of Takewon-Do is a very useful and disciplined form of self-development and protection method that can be used to protect one’s own person, if the opportunity arises.
Classes in this fine arts are held on Tuesdays between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm in the Butevent Community Council Hall for different age groups. All details can be obtained by contacting 087 94279763.
Butevent Heritage Group has amended its schedule to comply with the COVID-19 restrictions. The group has planned, a heritage festival will be held over the weekend of July 2 and July 3.
There will be an extraordinary program of events, with something to entertain all age groups, and to keep everyone, and diverse, entertained.
This promises to be a great opportunity, so your support will be greatly appreciated. More details will be made public near the due date
Weekly, bingo sessions, along with all the usual games associated with these sessions, continue to be held at Butevent GAA, Hall, Monday Nights. There is enough “Bingo Jackpot” to be won or shared by a few lucky players. The jackpot total has exceeded €7,000, and will continue to grow until some lucky participant wins it. Game starts at 8 pm
Butevent Weekly Walking Club, continuing from 7.00 pm on Mondays, and Wednesdays, the club meets at the Scoile Muiré na Trocare school, and is open to those who wish to exercise comfortably and at their own pace . Details can be obtained by contacting Laura on 086 402609. High-vis and bright clothing is recommended.
The Buttevant folk group continues to rehearse Tuesday evening at the Buttevant Church. Face masks are required at rehearsals and mass. The group meets between 7.00 pm and 7.50 pm New members are always welcome.
Radcliffe Dance Academy, under the tutorship and supervision of Ms. Leslie Ann Radcliffe, a qualified tutor and coordinator, continues its weekly dance classes on Friday evenings at Butevent Community Hall, RAD, under curriculum instruction. Further information can be obtained by contacting 087 1201001.
With the ongoing war in Ukraine, Butevent has become home to many members of the Ukrainian community. These people have added a new dimension to local life in the area, and are a very colorful and indigenous community. They have settled in the local community, and with the ongoing war in their homeland, they will be with us for some time to come. Let us all warm, welcome and rest for them while they are with us. It will take some time for them to return to their homeland and start rebuilding their country.
Buttevant Running Club continues its training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, gathering at the local co-op store on Charleville Road. Assembly hours are at 7.15 pm, and are restricted to children above 18 years of age. Further information can be obtained by contacting the club’s Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
local lotto draw
The local weekly lotto draw, promoted by the Butevent Soccer Club, takes place on Thursday nights at the club’s pavilion on New Street, Butevent. The winning or splitting of the monetary jackpot depends on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four numbers drawn in the draw night. The jackpot is now approaching €7,800, and will continue to rise until some lucky entrant wins.
The Buttevant Post Office remains an integral part of community life in the city and the surrounding area. The local post office provides many postal services to the public, and also banking services from several major banks in the Irish banking system.
The post office provides same day cash withdrawal, cash deposit, check deposit and many other banking services. Support your local post office, which is a lifeline to the local community.
Dorada School Of Dance
Classes for the locally based Dorada School of Dance continue each weekend at the Butevent Community Council Hall at the usual appointed time. Further information can be obtained during class time by contacting Theresa on 087 2424143.
St. Vincent de Paul
The Butevent convention of St. Vincent de Paul has a designated mobile number where those in need can apply for assistance with confidence. All information can be obtained by contacting 086 0209477. Also, visit www.svp.ie.
Mass for the month of August will take place at Butevent Church, at 6.30. Weekend rush at Butevent, at 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. No month on Thursday.
In Lisgriffin, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Weekend Mass, in Butevent, on Saturdays at 6.30 pm (December, Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., and Oct.) In Lisgriffin, at 6.30 p.m. on Saturdays, (January, Mar., May., Jul.), September, Nov. ).
Keep an eye on your lonely, sick or elderly neighbor.
Sympathy is extended to those who have recently suffered a bereavement, or personal loss. Best wishes
Best wishes to those who are sick, go home. Or in the hospital, at this time. Hope you all are well again soon.