Will Hourihan

Book Launch almost here!

After almost 12 months of collating, compiling and editing the Castlelyons Book of Homes (official name to be revealed at the launch!) is almost ready for revealing. The official launch will take place on Saturday November 30th at the Community Centre Castlelyons at 8.30pm. All welcome. 

Pre-orders are still being taken and can be done by calling Brigid on 087-1263840 or email admin@castlelyonsparish.com. 

Kilmagner NS Clothes Collection

Kilmagner National School Parents Association are holding a Clothes Collection on Tuesday 19th March in Coolagown Church from 10 a.m – 8 p.m.


We will take any of the following:


New & Used Men’s, Women’s & Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens & household textiles, stuffed toys etc – no quilts.  Any condition once they are clean. We appreciate your support.


Castlelyons Well Represented At Cheltenham 2013

With Cheltenham getting underway this week, there will be plenty interest in this great racing festival around the country but  no where more so than in Castlelyons.



With Coleman Sweeney riding Salsify in the Fox hunters Chase, there is  history in the making  . . . no jockey has ever won this race three times and this week Coleman is going for the treble!!   Colemans mother Joan is the owner and his dad Rodger is the trainer, so the local interest will be huge!    We wish Coleman his wife Niamh and all the Sweeeny family the very best on Friday, this race starts at 4pm – don’t miss it!


Then there’s James Fenton who will participate in the St Patrick’s Derby at The Festival, in aid of Cancer Research UK. The Flat race, over one mile and five furlongs, takes place on  Thursday, March 14th, run as the seventh race of the day. James is riding Rosies Lady and we wish himself, Joanne and all the Fenton family the very best in this great race for a great cause.  




Next Newsletter

The next issue of “An Caisleánach” is due out on Friday 18th January. So any articles will need to be sent in by 9pm on Wednesday 16th. Please email any items to admin@castlelyonsparish.com


Puss In Boots DVD


The DVD of “Puss in Boots“, the recently stages Christmas Panto, can now be ordered directly from Joe Broderick 085 8169504 @ a cost of €15 . Please note that the DVD’s ordered on Sunday are being processed and should be ready in the next week.


Our Thanks to East Cork Oil

Support Our Sponsors

The role of the Parish Website and our Facebook page has become invaluable to all our community both here in Castlelyons and further afield. It keeps us all informed and it also acts as an advertising tool in these difficult times for various local businesses. This service is provided by the website sub-committee of Castlelyons Community Council on a voluntary basis with the only costs being an annual fee for administration and hosting and the cost of printing the fortnightly newsletter. This comes to around €1200 per year. We are indebted to East Cork Oil for their ongoing sponsorship which helps to defray these costs and we urge you to get a quotation from them when purchasing your kerosene or diesel.

Pictured is Con Ryan of East Cork Oil handing over a sponsorship cheque to Sinéad Hickey of the website committee.

Pictured is Con Ryan of East Cork Oil handing over a sponsorship cheque to Sinéad Hickey of the website committee.

One Act Drama Festival

The Barrymore Players will host their annual One-Act Drama Festival on November 23rd and 24th this year.  This festival is a great opportunity for new and seasoned thespians to express themselves through the medium of acting. The festival is supported by Cork County Council Arts Dept, to whom the Group are very grateful. Any further information from Martha , Festival Director at 087 9253215.


Castlelyons Home and Garden Club – Festive Fundraiser!

Castlelyons Home and Garden Club will host their annual fundraiser on Thursday 1st Nov @ 8pm.  ALL THINGS FESTIVE – YOURSELF AND YOUR HOME will be held in the Community Centre Castlelyons.

This w ill be a great night for the Ladies with Fashion Hair and Beauty Makeovers, Art, Floral and Jewellery Demonstrations. There will also be candles, cards, jewellery , stone craft, etc on sale (A little mini “Cork Makes It”) Cheese and Wine will be served . Great night assured with several prizes to be given away.

Tickets available from Anne Hegarty 087 7403616, Anne Barry o86 2381611, Bridie Milward O86 8079612 . Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis (Aoifa Charity) and Liam’s Lifts. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


St Nicholas Athletic Club To Host County Championships

This Sunday October 7th the St Nicholas AC are hosting the Cork County Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships. This event will take place in 3 fields including the Fr Ferris community field and the 2 adjacent fields. These 2 fields have been kindly donated by the Kent family for use by the club for the day. We would also like to thank the community council for the use of the community field and the creamery for allowing their yard to be used for parking.


It is now 26 years since the club last hosted a cross country, back in 1986, with many of the current organisers having ran in or organised that day ! We look forward to seeing everyone there on the day to support our athletes and wish them the best of luck running on home soil. On the day we will require assistance with stewarding – anybody interested in helping out please contact Pat O’Sullivan on 087-8188612.


We are also going to sell teas, coffees & sandwiches on the day so would appreciate all offers of sandwiches.


The first race, U10 girls (born 2003 will start at 1pm sharp.


[The next cross country event is the uneven age Cork County juvenile cross country championships on Sunday the 14th October. This is for athletes born in 2004 and older. Entries to Pat O’Sullivan no later than the 8th October.]

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