Brides to be, Dawn Players and Get Walking

New Year Wishes

As we head in to another year I would like to wish each and every one of you the very best of health and happiness for the coming year. I am very grateful to all who have contributed to these notes and I hope that it will continue throughout 2019. Our local notes are an important way of getting news of events and occasions to the people of our community and beyond. If you have anything you would like me to include you can contact me on 051 399925, 087 9838392 or

Recent Death

We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat Daly, Carrickphilip on the recent death of his mother. Mrs. Sarah Daly lived in their beautiful home at Orchardstown, Butlerstown. Sarahs funeral mass and burial took place in St. Nicholas’s church in Ballyduff. We extend our sincerest sympathy to all the Daly family and pray that Sarah now rests in peace.


Brides To Be!

Two local ladies have announced their engagements over the Christmas season and we wish them the very best of happiness.

Rachael Butler, Gortaclode said yes to her boyfriend Paul Wall and I know Rachaels mam Eleanor and brother Darren are delighted with the happy news.

Joyce Power, Lacka Road also said yes to that all important question from her boyfriend Peter Keane who hails from the beautiful county of Roscommon. I’m sure Joyces parents Pat and Peg and brothers Colman and Brian will be ready and willing to help with wedding plans.


Knitting and Crochet Group

Our local knitting and crochet group meet every Tuesday morning at 10am in Ballyduff Community Centre. This group is open to all and for all levels whether you are a real beginner or an expert on the needles. I’ve seen first hand some of the fantastic items this class has produced and I must say I was very impressed.

If you would like to learn the art of crochet, a 6 week class takes place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. If you are interested or would like any more information please contact Jeni on 086 8163101.


Dawn Players

Our local Dawn Players Drama Group are busy rehearsing for their next production which is the hilarious comedy “The Canaries”. Their production will run from Wednesday January 30th to Saturday February 2nd and I promise you that you will thoroughly enjoy it. Keep an eye on these notes weekly and I will give you the very latest on the cast and crew.

Community Alert

Our local community alert group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday January 22nd at 7.30pm in Ballyduff Community Centre. The group are delighted to announce that the special guest at the meeting will be former govenor of Mount Joy Mr. John Lonergan. You may have heard Mr. Lonergan speak many times on the television and radio and know that he is a very interesting speaker. The group would love to see a large crowd attend this meeting and ask that you spread the word to your neighbours and friends. Your local community group is exactly what it suggests it is a group for you and your community and it is important that this group is supported and kept going. Our group is known as one of the most successful community alert groups in the area and our text alert scheme has helped the Guards on many occasions.

Get Walking.

Now that all the Christmas treats have been eaten you may be thinking of taking up some excercise for the New Year. Unfortunately sometimes we can be put off by the dark evenings and the safety of walking the roads. Well there is no need to worry because our local GAA club have joined forces with Operation Transformation and and will open up their facilities to all on Thursday nights from January 17th to February 21st from 7pm to 9pm. You are all invited to come along and enjoy a safe healthy walk in a well lit up area. Brush the worries of the day off while enjoying some great company and join in with your community as they come together for Ireland Lights Up 2019.