The season of winter has now arrived and the dark evenings coupled with the bitterly cold winds is only to be expected following the glorious summer.

Charity concert

In aid of Cancer Home Care in Stradone Community Centre on this Thursday, November 14th at 9pm. Please support.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Leaving Ireland on May 14th 2014 for seven nights fare 499 euro if paid by December 12th 2013. Bookings with Margaret Blessington on (049) 4337647 or 086 3850861.

Manchester Martyrs

Sixty years ago the annual commemoration to mark the execution of Allen, Larkin and O’Brien was held in Ballinagh, led by Drumcrow Pipers Band, an estimated 500 people marched from lower Main Street to McDermott’s corner where a guard of honour of the old IRA members were in charge of Mr Bernard Galligan, Kilnacreeva. On a specially excited platform were a large number of veterans of the war of independence. Mr Peter Conaty Kilsallagh presided and addressing the large gathering in Irish and English welcomed all present while other speakers included Sean Tully TD , Charles O’Reilly MCC, Laurence McMahon, Jack Tivnan and former Councillor Owen Smith. The torchlight procession which marched through the town caused plenty of excitement. Following many memorable speeches the night’s commemoration came to a close with the playing of the national anthem.

Christmas lights

Work is progressing favourably on the Town’s Christmas lights which will be officially turned on on Sunday, December 8th at 5pm. Further particulars later.


Annual general meeting takes place on Sunday Dec 8th at 2pm in O’Rahilly Hall. New members welcome.