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Barrymore Players One Act Drama Festival 2011

The Barrymore Players will present an evening of One-Act-Plays on Sunday 20th November beginning at 7.30pm.  A great nights entertainment is guaranteed. Please remember the date and give your support to the different groups taking part.

At the recent launch of the Barrymore Players One Act Drama Festival 2011 - John Joe Crowley, Ann & Florence Waters and Mary Barry Donnellan

Castlelyons Tidy Towns & Heritage receive Muintir na Tire Award

Castlelyons/Bridesbridge Tidy Towns and Heritage Group were presented with an award in the Cork County Council Muintir na Tire competition last Thursday night at Oriel House in Ballincollig. This award was in the Social Inclusion Category and it was for the development of the walkway and restoration of the Limekiln in the Community field. The Group received 2nd prize with a cheque and certificate. Schull were the winners in this category. Congratulations to Coolagown Group who received first prize in the best new entry category for their underground recycling project. Well done to everyone involved!



Lime Kiln - Before and After Restoration


Mercy Hospital Collection

A very sincere thank you to all who contributed to the Mercy Hospital Foundation Church gate collection on Sunday last at both Castlelyons and Coolagown. Also to the collectors who gave of their time – thank you. €340.00 was collected and this will be handed to the Mercy Hospital Foundation.

Local Crime Prevention Meeting

The Fermoy Gardai have been in contact to let us know of a meeting next Tues. night at the Grand Hotel at 8pm.  This is in response to the increase in robberies and break-ins in the Fermoy and surrounding area over the last number of months.  The aim of the meeting is to try and resurrect the Community Alert scheme and to make people more aware of what can be achieved through vigilance and local awareness.  The Gardai would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the issue.  The meeting will be addressed by Dermot Cronin who is the liaision officer for the Munster region and an expert in local crime prevention.

Fr. Ferris Park

A very useful meeting was held on Mon. night last to discuss all issues relating to the newly developed Fr. Ferris Park.  The ongoing maintenance of the field was discussed including landscaping,grasscutting and lighting.  It was decided to hire a grasscutter for the coming year as funds were not available to purchase a lawn or gangmower.  Thanks were expressed to Paul Hussey, Gene O Sullivan and Seamus Geary for cutting it throughout the past year.  The issue of dogs fouling the pitch and walkway was also discussed and it was decided to erect signs to alert people to the dangers this can cause and also to encourage people to bring a bag and take home their dog droppings.  The net behind the lower goals needs to be lowered and this is to be looked into.  Also subsidence in parts of the walkway was mentioned and this should be addressed as soon as possible.  Other issues that came up included the securing of the boundary fence along some parts of the perimeter and future plans/uses of the park.  The point was also made that the lighting in the walkway could be timed to go off earlier at night but it was also felt that people were using the walkway after children were gone to bed.  It was decided to have the lights switched off at 10.30pm instead of 11pm and this would be done when the clocks will be put back.   The next meeting will be held on Mon. Nov 14th at 8.30pm and it is hoped to form a committee from all the bodies / organisations that use the park on this night.

Community Superdraw – if you’re not in, you can’t win!!

We’re getting a great response to our community superdraw (thank you to all who have bought lines) with still a few weeks remaining to our first draw. We hope to get to everyone within the next 2 weeks. A meeting will be held next Wednesday night (Oct.26th) at 8.30pm at the community centre to get a progress report and go through the area lists. All Community Council members are asked to attend.



Sarah Barry in Concert

Sarah Barry will appear in concert with special guests at Fermoy Youth Centre this weekend –  Friday Oct 21st and Saturday Oct 22nd.

For bookings tel.086 6614304. Tickets are priced at €15 with concessions. Doors open at 8pm with concert commencing at 8.30pm.

Tickets are available at The Book Shop, Fermoy or Dooley’s Rathcormac.

For more details go to www.sarahbarrymusic.com.



A great gathering was to be seen at Castlelyons Village Park at 12.15pm this afternoon to witness the release of the 20 Mallard ducks and 3 Embden geese into the Shanowennadrumina Stream. Headed up by Seamus and Donal the ducks took to their release literally “like ducks to water”! the geese were a bit more wary but once out of the pen they were in their element. It was fantastic to see the 23 birds swimming, diving and feeding within minutes of their release and we hope they will enjoy their newly extended home. A large group of children who came to see them were then given handfuls of special feed and they did a great job scattering it around which helped the birds settle into their newly extended home! 

This specially formulated pellet food can be purchased from Bobs shop at just 50c a bag. The proceeds will help to maintain and further develop the wildfowl population locally on behalf of Castlelyons Tidy Towns Group. (please dispose of these wrappers in the park bins)

No Mallards have been seen in this area (Picnic Park) for a long time, so now with the introduction now of Mallards and Embden Geese to the picnic park and with your help we hope this will be a new beginning and a pleasing feature for all to enjoy.

Click on these links to read more on the Mallard Ducks and a Letter from the Embden Geese Family!

More photographs can be viewed on our Facebook Page


Children feeding the ducks and geese which were released in the Village Park.


3 Grey geese in the green fields grazing………

Our thanks to Castlelyons Tidy Towns for providing us with 3 Embden geese to further enhance our picnic park for all the community to enjoy. The geese arrived on Friday and will remain with their mallard friends until this Sunday coming when all will be released in the park at 12.15pm – please come along. Picture shows a male and his two female companions enjoying their first swim in Castlelyons.

We are looking for name suggestions for our 3 geese, so please feel free to make some suggestions below or give us your ideas on Sunday.

Suggest names for our 3 Geese.

Release of Ducks in Picnic Park – This Sunday

The mallards which have been kept in the release pen for the last few weeks in the picnic park will be released this Sunday morning at 12.15 after Mass. Please feel free to come along and bring your children to feed them at any time. Special food packs, for the ducks, will be available to purchase at Bob Macs shop (by kind permission) at a cost of 50c each. Wewould ask that you would dispose of the packet in the container provided in the park when you are finished. The success of this project will depend on predators (cats,dogs,mink) being kept at bay, food being supplied on a regular basis, and a secure and peaceful habitat being available for the ducks-the help and vigilance of the public will ensure this so that this added attraction can be enjoyed by all for a long time to come.

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