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Hospice Day Fundraiser

A very successful coffee morning was held last Thurday at the community centre to raise funds for Marymount Hospice in Cork. This annual event raised over €700 which will go towards the new hospice centre. As of Sept 18th St.Patricks Marymount has moved to Curraheen near Ballincollig at a cost of €58m half of which will have to come from fundraising efforts such as this “coffee morning”.

A very special word of thanks to Eilis O Brien for organising the event and to her merry band of helpers who baked cakes, supplied sandwiches, jams etc., made tea and coffee and served the many passers-by who ambled in for a cuppa and a chat throughout the day. Also to all who donated money to this very worthwhile cause – thank you.


Minor Hurlers in County Final ! Wish them luck here….

We wish our Minor Hurlers the very best of luck next Sunday night ( 18th September ) when they play in the Premier 1 County Hurling Final against Blackrock. This game is fixed for 7.45pm at Pairc Uí Rinn. Please support the lads next weekend.

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A group of Minor players after training. They are preparing for the Premier 1 County Hurling Final.


The Four mentors who have managed the Minor team this year. L to R: Donal Barry, Barry Fitzgerald (Manager), Sean Kenny and Peter Murphy

Night of Culture – THIS WEEKEND!

This Friday 23rd September, locals and visitors across Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night 2011, a free night of entertainment and not to be outdone by the big Venues, the Barrymore Players will host a great nights not to be missed.


On this Friday, 23rd September, The Barrymore Players invite locals and visitors to a unique experience of culture. A free night of entertainment consisting of music, song, dance, drama, story telling in the Community Center, Castlelyons @ 8pm (sharp)


Doors open at 7.30pm ———– Come early to avoid disappointment.









« Community Super Draw »

At the Community Councils September monthly meeting it was agreed to begin a draw to reduce the debt still outstanding on the Community Council. This draw is to commence shortly and a meeting to discuss this will take place next Monday night at 8.30 pm at the community centre. Everyone welcome.

Tidy Towns & Heritage Group to introduce New Residents!

We will have new residents in the village this weekend when some young Mallard ducks will be introduced to the picnic park. Our thanks to the local CES workers who constructed the holding pen where the ducks will stay while aclimatising to their new home. It is hoped that parents will bring their children to feed the ducks once they are released and that dogs will be kept on a leash at all times in the park.


Scrap Iron Scheme helps reduce Debt

The above scheme is now finished and we can proudly say that the debt burden has been reduced from €90,000 to €80,000 – yes we received just over €10,000 by the time all scrap was collected. The scrap iron itself came to € 8,900 with the remainder made up of copper cylinders / batteries / aluminium etc.
Once again a big thank you to our collectors and especially our donors.

Barrymore Panto Registration

The final opportunity to enrole for this years Panto “The Nutcracker” takes place this Saturday Sept 10th from 11am to 12 noon SHARP. This is for all school going children.

Auditions for over 9’s takes place immediately after from 12noon to 3pm. Yvonne for further details on 086-8578641.


Castlelyons-Bridesbridge do very well in Tidy Towns 2011

Castlelyons-Bridesbridge scored 287 points (up 4 points on 2010) in this years Tidy Towns Awards. Placed third in their category in the North Cork area…..well done to all concerned most especially Castlelyons Tidy Towns & Heritage Group for their trojan work through out the year and to all those who picked litter, weeded, painted buildings and helped out in any way.  

To view the  full adjudication report which outlines how Castlelyons-Bridesbridge did under specific headings such as Litter Control, Landscaping, Residential Areas etc etc, please click here.

See www.tidytowns.ie for more information.

Coolagown – Winners in Tidy Towns 2011

A huge congratulations to Coolagown who won a Gold Medal Award for Tidiest Village in their category (population < 200). A fantastic 306 points was scored.  Well done to all concerned, especially Coolagown Development Group who have put in a huge effort over the past 12 months and to all those who helped out in many ways.

To view the  full adjudication report which outlines how Coolagown did under specific headings such as Litter Control, Landscaping, Residential Areas etc etc, please click here

See www.tidytowns.ie for more information.

Minors Have a Great Win

Congratulations to our Premier 1 Minor Hurlers who staged a great win over Midleton on Friday Sept 2nd at Pairc Ui Rinn. This was the quarter final and the lads now go on to play St Finbarrs this Friday Sept 9th at Carrigtwohill. This semi-final match commences at 6.45pm, do go along and support them.

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