Nollaig na mBan, Hall news and Slim-Spiration

Recent Death.

We extend our deepest sympathy to William Harrington, Ballyduff Hill on the recent death of his beloved mother, Phil Harrington(nee Cuddihy). Phil resided in Carrigrue, Ballinaneashagh and her death was an unexpected shock for all her family. Her funeral mass took place in St. Pauls church followed by private cremation. I can’t say that I had the pleasure of knowing Phil but anybody I have spoken to have spoken of a real lady who loved her family and loved meeting up with her family and friends. We pray that her family will find comfort in these memories in the days ahead. May she rest in peace.

Bridge News.

The results of the game played on January 11th are as follows:

1st: Margaret Power and Peggy Murphy.
2nd: Joan Hartery and Kathleen Collins.
3rd: Ann Cox and Patsy Roche.
4th: Geraldine McMahon and Nano Fitzgerald.


Nollaig na mBan.

On Saturday January 9th the ladies of our parish gathered in our local parish hall to celebrate the tradition of womens christmas The hall was decorated beautifully and the atmosphere was set straight away as you walked in.Gentlemen from the parish offered the ladies warm glass of mulled wine while they mingled and chatted. We ladies of the parish were then treated to a delicious 3 course dinner prepared and cooked by local chef Eamonn Reade helped by his daughter Shauna. A big well done to all our waiters who did a terrific job and I hear that many of them are still sporting lovely soft hands from all the wash up. The night carried on with some fun party games and then DJ Ricky had us dancing for the night.

This event was once again a huge success and a big thank you must go to our chef Eamonn and all our waiters who really entered into the spirit of things. Thank you also to Ricky O Brien who was our DJ for the night. A very big thank you must go to all the ladies who bought tickets for this event and made it the great success it was. Almost €3,500 was raised for our local community centre.

I had the honour of being involved with the committee who organised this event and may I say it is a pleasure to work on such a passionate and dedicated committee. As you can imagine there is which goes on behind the scenes for a night like this and these ladies just got on with the challenge. Roll on next year!


Kilmeadens weight loss and fitness challenge began on Monday January 11th and we were overwhelmed by the response as we registered 69 people with more to join next week. It was lovely to see so many coming together to engage in a healthier lifestyle. Throughout the 8 week programme will shall benefit from the knowledge of nutrionists, dieticians, excercise experts etc. Group walks are also organised during the week and crowds of between 40 and 50 people have been turning up for those. This is a wonderful example of community coming together to help each other.

Hall News.

I often hear people complaining that they have too many plates,mugs, cutlery etc in the press. If you would like to donate some of these which are of good quality to your local community centre then please contact myself Linda Spillane or Isabel O Neill and we will take them in for you. These will be used for catering for funerals etc.